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  1. Africa Twin
    I was recommended to add a thread as I'm currently having another fad of re-building my Africa Twin. I bought it 5 years ago as a 'project' and proceeded to leave it in the shed for 4 years! Last Christmas I dismantled it in a shed, since then I've moved house and have the space to get my teeth...
  2. Transalp
    Someone helpfully drove into me this week, they hit the very front of front wheel (from the side) i have slackened off the top and middle yokes, removed the fork brace and mudguard, and bashed the wheel against a lampost but I can't get it straight/true this photo was taken with the wheel...
  3. XR
    Hi Everyone, I finally got my first XR400 last week and have clocked up a few miles on and off road already. Loving the bike and have already carried out a number of modifications but I'm struggling to find something. The bike came with a K&N air filter on it, I bought a replacement foam filter...
  4. Transalp
    Hello, I am wondering which tyres others use that would give good onroad and offroad performance. I apologize that I cant tell you what's on her now as i didn't look when i bought her recently though they are road tyres.... I did a small spin up a forest track last week and was quite impressed...
  5. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Hello, I am wondering which tyres others use that would give good road and offroad performance. I apologize that I cant tell you what's on her now as i didn't look when i bought her recently. I did a small spin up a forest track last week and was quite impressed, but i felt a little bit more...
  6. Africa Twin
    I'm taking delivery of a new 2018 Africa Twin Adventure Sport this afternoon but I won't be getting the owners manual until later next week. Do you know where to get an electronic copy of the owners manual and also how do you run-in the engine on the new bike. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  7. Dominator / FMX
    Hi to all, I would like to ask what the recommended valve clearances for FMX 650 are. My net research gave me two outcomes: (1) 0.10 (intake) and 0.12 (exhaust) +-0.02 (like in XR650L, Dominator etc) , and (2) 0.10 +-0.02 for both intake and exhaust valves (see here...
  8. Africa Twin
    At Moretonhampstead Motor Museum last week. The old Isetta brought back memories, too - I had one as a sixteen year old. If you're down Dartmoor-way, the museum's well worth a visit, particularly if, like me, you grew up in the 60s: many/most of the bikes and cars displayed are everyday...
  9. Transalp
    I had a rare spare few minutes this week so carried out a few checks and maintenance on the bikes. Now, the new to me (well 11 months) Transalp is a 2001 on 52 reg and only just turned 14k all seems in good order with no horrors lurking. I popped the sprocket cover off for a look-see, well...
  10. Africa Twin
    Hello. The wife and I will be setting out for our first long distance trip on the bike. We originally planned on going to Ireland too, but have cut it down. We're going from Dover to Windsor tomorrow afternoon and then from Windsor to Lancaster on the 15th. On the 16th we'll be bumping around...
  11. Dominator / FMX
    Since Ive had this bike, about 3 1/2 years or so, its never been a quick or good starter or go that well, and have had an increasing problem with stalling at idle So over the last year or so Ive done quite a few things to try and solve or at least improve things, get it running nicer etc New...
  12. Africa Twin
    I have a rd07a that i commute on but I do 555km a week and it will kill the bike if i keep pileing on the km's. So the missus has signed off a trip to the UK to buy a crf1000 to ride back to Spain to use as my daily mile muncher. last time I did the route a few years back ( link to some pics...
  13. Transalp
    Discreetly watch second bike TA 650 going though its MOT and I know that chain brings out worst of tester's OCD as it was marked as loose in advisory last year. I know it's in perfect condition and correctly tensioned but for him it's a fail for too slack. So he kindly gets the tools out and...
  14. Clothing
    Just wondering whether anyone can suggest any motorcycle clothing shops in the north Wales / north west region that stock a good range of leather trousers? (Or a shop near Leicester as I'm over that way on a course next week.)I'm in need of a pair but can't find any that fit correctly in my...
  15. For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all, This is my first post on here (this might be in the wrong forum) but i am looking for some guidance / experience. As the title suggests i am looking to import a used bike from Italy. Has anyone done this before that could give me an idea of the costs and the time process of the...
  16. Transalp
    Sadly not a post I thought I'd ever have to write.. ***Stolen*** Corporation Street, Stafford, Uk Some kind souls have decided to relieve me of my '89 transalp (reg: K826DDC) (late import). Most likely happened the night of Tuesday 13th March / morning of Wednesday 14th but could have been...
  17. Transalp
    I've had my 700 Alp for about 3 years now and have really grown to love it. One problem I've had though is that at high speed, 95 mph + the steering would get very light, especially whilst carrying camping equipment and a full top box. Whoever had the bike previously had dropped the forks about...
  18. For Sale / Wanted
    Hi guys, Took a fall last week as a car turned into me whilst overtaking. I am now in search for full left fairing and gauges/cluster to start off with. Radiator coolant was leaking, still to see if it needs to be changed or not. Any offers are appreciated. Cheers!
  19. Transalp
    Hey all, My clutch cable snapped last week (luckily once I was home and parked) and I just swapped it out the other day. It took me longer than expected to free the old cable, purely because there was a little cable clip on the rear of the main upright. Difficult to see or feel, but once I had...
  20. XL
    I have a bottom end for a XL600R, it the red magnesium casing complete with crank and con-rod. Also have two pairs of cylinders and a complete set of dellorto carbs (two together) and wish to sell them off. WOuld rather offer them to the community instead of eBay. Will accept a reasonable offer...
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