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  1. Damp Garage or Open Car Port?

    Africa Twin
    Hi there, Well its winter again here in northern Germany. Bloody freezing and damp. I have a choice of parking my pristine AT in a damp garage, which I air as much as possible, or under a car port where it will stay dry with no problem with air flow. The bike gets a coating of moisture in the...
  2. Stripping..how far should I go!

    Africa Twin
    Hi, My 2001 AT has 18,000 miles on it. It runs poorly and stumbles and vibrates a lot. Over the winter I think a carb strip and rebuild is in order. Any thought as to have far should I go? Remove carb?. Strip? Fit new jets, gaskets, etc? Ultrasconic cleaning? Replace diaphragms (if fitted)...
  3. Shock choice

    Dominator / FMX
    My winter project is coming along nicely and I like it so far The rear shock at present is from a zx6r but I think it is to soft. I have seen 3 other shocks I am interested in. Hagon Wilbers ( no preload) Wilbers more expensive but has a dial( able)setting I know it's a personal choice but do...
  4. For Sale: SLR650 for sale

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    '98 SLR 650, mileage is 78,000 but has had a ground up rebuild over last winter, asking £1800
  5. Getting hot ... water pump ?

    Africa Twin
    Ok so over the last 4 years and 30k this time of year the old girl runs about 55-65 degree according to me RR KATO digi temp sensor to the point were i cover the rads up to get it to around 80 in winter. Now all of a sudden it upto 80-90 degrees with nothing covering the rads :???: Now the...
  6. Buy 2018 Brand New Kawasaki Ninja 400 $3,999

    Dominator / FMX
    Come with 1 Year Warranty 100% Guaranteed Lowest Price Free Local shipping 110% Guaranteed Money back in 5 days International shipment cost $200 Worldwide deliver in 7-10 days Guaranteed We ship same day, As soon as we received the payment Pickup is 100% Permitted Email info (at)...
  7. For Sale: TCX infinity gortex boots size 45 uk 11/11.5

    For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD TCX infinity gortex boots size 45 uk 11/11.5 100% waterproof leather gortex boot in excellent condition and up to now best boots I have had. Easy to walk in and light. They work well in summer and winter neither to hot or to cold and since buying these have never had wet feet. I dont think...
  8. The Refurb has begun

    Dominator / FMX
    Just tried to post and lost the thread, here goes the second attempt. Have some good parts to go on Can this be cleaned up in the frame? I really want to keep the engine in the frame. Go gentle on me. I'm no expert, basic tools, small space to work in and a tight budget...
  9. Mpumalanga or bust

    Africa Twin
    Have not been on a decent bike trip in at least 12 years. Leaving Johannesburg tomorrow for the Lowveld region of Mpumalanga, for 4 days. Its winter, its raining at the wrong time, quite cool, but we have united some of our old biker group and going. An old AT(2001), a newish one(2017), a...
  10. USD forks on a transalp 700

    Transalp
    just if anyone is interested, over the winter i changed the complete front end of my TA700 with the USD front end from a 97/00 Aprila pegaso, and it was quite an easy swap, just had to change the bearings on the yoke shaft, modify the top yoke to accept the ignition switch & hiss, and fabricate...
  11. Cheapest jacket ever

    Clothing
    I just ordered this : DUHAN Autumn Winter Motorcycle Jacket Men Motocross Equipment Cotton Lined Cold-proof Motorbike Moto Jacket Protective Gear A friend of mine got it and I love it so I ordered mine. Sent from my MI 5 using Tapatalk
  12. New Prject

    Chatter
    For those amongst you that like to have a tinker in the workshop over the cold winter months, how about making a lamp like this one I found on the interweb. As soon as I get a bit of spare cash, I think I will make a pair of them for myself and jnr as I have some old pistons lying around.;););)...
  13. Tyres

    Transalp
    I will be buying a new pair of tyres over the winter and have always stuck to tourances BUT been looking at maxxis (seem to be a big saving on the metzellers)) has anyone been using them what are they like in the dry/wet, what kind of mileage did you get any advice appreciated.
  14. Rat Bike/Tracker project nearing completion

    Transalp
    Well we have gone from this to this then... and to and.. Frame, yoke, swingarm and wheels all powdercoated. Engine sprayed matt black. Tank stripped and clear lacquered. I know it wont be to everyone's taste on here, but I am pretty happy with it so far. There are a few...
  15. Rear wheel no longer fitting

    Africa Twin
    The whole bike is now fully restored. Now that I am trying to fit the rear wheel, it looks like the combination of wheel and spacers (one on each side) is 4mm too wide. I really don't know what to think even though I have attempted a dozen times to refit the wheel. Can the trailing have...
  16. Oil cooler

    Dominator / FMX
    This time last year I asked about fitting an oil cooler on my Dommie but got side tracked as I was having clutch and flatside issues and lack of funds to finance an oil cooler. Anyhoo ,the clutch was replaced and now works as it should and my flatside is dialled in now with the help of our...
  17. No Fuel

    Dominator / FMX
    HI i LAID MY DOMINATOR UP FOR THE WINTER AND NOW IT WON'T START. BATTERY HAS BEEN ON A TRICKLE CHARGER . CHECKED THE SPARK AND SEEMS OK. WHEN I LOOSEN THE DRAIN SCREW NOTHING COMES OUT. WHAT DO I DO NEXT? THANKS PHIL.
  18. Cleaning products

    Chatter
    After covering my winter bike with a coating of ACF 50 to keep the crud off, I was wondering what cleaning products would be the best to get the winter muck and grime off. Its time to clean and service the bike now that winter appears to be over.:thumbup:
  19. Riding towards Spring - Motorcycle Trip to France, Spain and Andorra

    Travel
    Why to wait for the end of the winter if you can ride towards spring? Here are some pictures of a motorcycle trip to France, Spain and Andorra in March / early April. Much more photos and GPS-data for download here: Motorcycle-Vagabonds - Riding towards Spring - Motorcycle Trip to France...
  20. Temperature gauge pointer mooves up and down!

    Africa Twin
    Hello from winter Norway! I have a question regarding the Temp gauge! When the needle points above the C or at low operating temp, the needle is "quiet" in other words does not moove like crazy up and down! When the temperator rises and the pointer passes the middle of the gauge, it starts to...
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