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  1. XL250 forks - have I wasted my money?

    Hi folks My next project is a XL250 S-B, on which the forks have more pit than I bought some XL forks off e bay only to find that they are earlier and have a different spindle mount - SB's have the 4 bolt version from the XR's. So, does anyone know if these use the same spindle...
  2. Frustrating afternoon

    This morning i painted 1/2 the bedroom then watched Maggies funeral. This afternoon i thought i would fit the grip heaters i bought for the Gasgas. A few weeks back i bought some symtec copies off ebay don't know how good they are yet but the whole package was only £6.00 so if they are no good...
  3. How bad are knobblys on the road?

    Did the first bit of proper work with my new XR 125 today. Up a steep chalk hill, mud and frosty chalk all the way. Tied a fourteen foot ally 5" pipe on to the back, then dragged that all the way to the top of the hill through mud to meet my lads at the top. The pipe is used to inject air from a...
  4. Wanted: RD07 Black Tank

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi, I'm looking to buy a replacement tank for my rd07 like this one: I posted the same question a year ago but foolishly my settings didn't notify me of any messages so I missed the boat (and wasted my subscription - doh!)...
  5. Varadero Shock Options

    Hi Folks, My rear shock is softer than battenburg so really needs to be changed before I tour this summer. I don't want to spend big money on it as the bike is old and it would be wasted. Can anyone recommend a place to get decently priced rear shocks from? It doesn't have to be anything more...
  6. Got that warm "I've renewed my subscription feeling"

    Africa Twin
    So when the wife finds out I have "wasted my money" (her words not mine) I will have all bank cards and apendages, including testicles locked away until further notice. Until then, bars open, have a drink!
  7. starter motor idle gear gasket

    Dominator / FMX
    A shorts note that may save some head scratching. If you remove the casing covering the starter motor idler gears make sure you refit the gasket and don't just use silicon as a gasket instead. I did and after much wasted time when the starter motor struggled to turn the engine after refitting...
  8. Stelvio Pass, and a 400km run out..

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    We stayed in a typically Tyrolean B&B in Prad am Stilfserjoch, called the Urlaubsruh(-recommended!) and met up with a friend of the missus for eats; one of the best pizzas I've ever had, although the Tiramisu wasn't to Wifey's taste(It didn't get wasted however:mrgreen:) Next morning dawned...
  9. Honest adverts

    A three hour round trip to buy what was described as a low mileage (2700) as new Suzuki VanVan. I still have the cash in my pocket less the cost of the fuel wasted on the fruitless journey. In onle 2700 miles this bike had turned the rear sprocket to points sharper than sharks teeth, the chain...
  10. Dead granny's benefits

    Come on then PDSquire - the XRV liberal wing - justify this behaviour by these poor victims of an uncaring society. These two women kept the dead body of their mother/granny in the house so they could keep her benefit income. I am sure you will be able to convince MPJ and Sean that their...
  11. False Economy!

    Beware; being frugal can sometimes come back and bite you! Over the past few weeks I've been putting together an old RD03, specifically for the Tuscan Hills rideout later this month. One of the very first things I checked were the wheel bearings, as this bike had been sitting idle for...
  12. Halfords high-temp paint

    Mechanical Advice
    I've just spent two days changing my engine from this.. to this.. Not a bad change, and yes I know I've covered absolutely everything :D but the issue is I've used Halfords high-temp engine paint and I've just discovered it's as soft as candyfloss, which doesn't bode well for trying to get...
  13. Steering bearings shot???

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, I have never seen or held a pair of roller bearings like this before, so I have no clue if they are completely wasted or not. Obviously there's some rust going on ... Before I removed the forks, I had noticed very poor handling in corners, but I put the blame on insufficient air in...
  14. Parish Councillors charged with Criminal Damage over 5p wire!

    I know exactly where these guys are coming from. A burglar alarm going off for 20 minutes every 2 hours night and day for 2 months and they just snipped a wire to disable it: BBC News - Alarm councillors in Hagworthingham given cautions Maybe if they called the police every time it went off...
  15. Big Thanks to Yen! Reversed Fine

    Another successful parking fine reversed with the helpful advice from Yen! I parked on Londons Lambeth Council area on a Fri eve and on Sat am the car was missing - towed away - £240 fine to collect. Wasted a day of my BH weekend getting it back. Initially appealed to Lambeth who replied I...
  16. Caberg Konda Helmet... Don't bother

    Product Reviews
    I have been using the Caberg Trip flip front helmet for some years now and it's starting to look "dog eared" and tatty.... I went on T' Interweb and was excited to see that caberg had "updated" the trip for 2010 and the new kid on the block was called the Caberg KONDA. Caberg Trip Caberg...
  17. Speedo broken for the 2nd time!!!! Help!

    Cheers for looking people. Two weeks ago the T/A speedo packed up and after checking everything out I ended up replacing the £20 circle of toothed white plastic from Honda :mad: that joins the cable end 'worm' mech to the wheel mech as it was shredded and had no teeth left - I guessed that this...
  18. Election FUN!!!!

    A nice Chinese gentlemen I spoke to in the takeaway last night told me that he had "no faith in the erection" so ahead of tomorrow's polling day (which I plead for you all to attend and vote) I thought I'd start a lighthearted thread with some pics courtesy of the BBC. Please contribute your...
  19. Chad, Happy Birthday to you.

    Have a great day,:occasion4 ::occasion4: :occasion4: :occasion1: :occasion5: :occasion5: :occasion5: :occasion5: :occasion7: Remember it is really another year of your life wasted. You should sober up soon:D:D
  20. Police OK chopper chase of bikers

    North Wales police have denied wasting money chasing legal trail riders with a helicopter and several police cars over the weekend. And they promise to clamp down on off-roaders who “do a Jeremy Clarkson” and ride all over protected countryside. A group of trail riders reported on website...