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  1. CRF1000L Windscreens & turbulence. Scepticism, humility and possibly poor spelling.

    Africa Twin
    CRF1000L Windscreens & turbulence. Scepticism, humility and possibly poor spelling. I thought I'd briefly share my journey to achieving the holy grail of a wind and turbulance free ride. Relatively, of course. So, standard screen was, to be frank, rubbish for me. Wind right in the face...
  2. shoei neotec & bmw system 7 carbon users, a word please.

    after 20 years of wearing flip up helmets, up to a certain (low) price. yeah i know...finally in a position to get the helmet that ticks most of my boxes, limit. so, i had a list of the lids that i fancy. twas a big list, until i went to local Schuberth etc shop. 1 min away...
  3. Wanted: Switch

    For Sale / Wanted
    Does anyone have a good 1980 honda xl500s left hand switch they are prepared to sell please?...and a word of warning: NEVER, EVER, take one apart...EVER!! Sent from my GT-N7105 using Tapatalk
  4. Rd07a exhaust downpipe nut torque settings

    Africa Twin
    I'm about to tighten the nuts holding the exhaust down pipe to the cylinder head on my 2002 RD07A. My Haynes manual tells me that the torque setting should be 27nm (or 20 lbft), which strikes me as a bit high considering that I've just done the same job on my CB1300 and the torque setting there...
  5. Chain warning!

    Mechanical Advice
    I'm just going through my new to me Transalp 700, fitting a scottoiler and have discovered a major defect in the chain. PO stated chain and sprockets were about 1k old, no discerable wear on sprocket and chain could not be pulled away from the rear sprocket teeth and plenty of adjustment left, I...
  6. For Sale: Africa Twin 750 FOR SALE

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    This is a slightly odd one. This 750 Africa Twin is looking a new home and is priced at £5000. I'm not sure what model or year it is or of AT values, however there's a wee story to this one. The owner has just recently passed away and his family want the bike to go to a good home. All monies...
  7. SLR650 project

    Dominator / FMX
    please delete You can delete this one, sold the bike
  8. Personalizing the CRF

    Africa Twin
    Any one been fiddling yet I went out this morning for a run but froze so came back early and decided to adjust a few things. first was the throttle free play there's far too much for my liking the two demonstrators were the same that was an easy adjustment, the gear lever was a bit low another...
  9. Please, not a tyre thread!

    Dominator / FMX
    It's nearly time to get new tyres for my Dommie. No idea how long the current BT-45s have been on there (I've done 7,000 miles on them) but they're well worn now. What's the weapon of choice for road-going inner-tubed Dommies these days? The Bridgies are ok, if a little squirmy going across...
  10. Lonely Hearts - Blackheath area

    Dominator / FMX
    Sometimes on the way to work I see another Dominator. I think that's pretty rare as its the only one I have ever seen in existence in real life as they say. Any way its a red F reg one, I'm the dude on the P reg one, black white and red. Not that you will have ever seen the back of my bike as...
  11. Locating a Tutoro oiler on a SD01

    I am about to fit a Tutoro Oiler on my Vara. I was thinking of the Givi rack but wondering where others may have fitted it No man is truly married until he understands every word his wife Isn't saying
  12. Ok now Cush drive rubbers on the way out

    This morning in Georgia I did the chain and my friend took her for a spin. There is no garage able to take the rear wheel off and wrap them. Wondering what my best course of action is? No man is truly married until he understands every word his wife is NOT saying.
  13. Carole Nash insurers = Dick Turpin

    I've just sold my africa twin and rang Carole Nash to cancel my insurance. I have six weeks remaining on the policy that I paid for up front last year. I was informed that there is a 50 pound cancellation charge, I expected the cancellation charge to be more than they owe me, as the telephone...
  14. To Mongolia and back

    Kept meaning to post this. I am currently on a trip with my SD01 Vara to Mongolia and back to Ireland. Currently in Irkutsk and should be in Mongolia Friday all going well. Will update with more pics when I am safely in UlaanBattar No man is truly married until he understands every word...
  15. HF 204 filter

    I was given a HF 204 filter instead of the normal 303. Now it was free. He reckons it is the same, less capacity. Anyone used one? No man is truly married until he understands every word his wife is NOT saying.
  16. Magnetic sump plugs

    Mechanical Advice
    Ive just read a very old post about the use of magnetic sump plugs. May I offer a word of warning, Perhaps there are certain varieties that are better but in my experience they are far too weak. I know a couple of guys who managed to sheer them while installing. I did the same helping a friend...
  17. DIY Fiche-A parts fiche for your Honda

    Bodgers Corner
    I have recently been doing some reseach on my honda CT90 and posted this method of creating your own parts fiche on their site. Many part suppliers have online part listings but many do not use the Honda part numbers- Bike Bandit, or do no have any numbers-CMSNL. However some do use Honda’s own...
  18. protection against corrosion

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, It's probably been answered a milion times, but it's still hard to find a comprehensive answer. So here's the question: How to properly clean and protect the metal parts of AT for winter storage? My garage is a cold and pretty damp place (when it rains/snows). Especially i'm...
  19. Africa fever!

    Africa Twin
    I am finally the proud owner of an XRV 750! After many weeks-months of searching I took a large gamble and bought one without seeing it. Relying on the dealers good word. (it was a bit like having a Thai bride delivered on monday, I wasn't sure what to expect) but I got lucky. All original+ top...
  20. First Aid for Bikers Courses

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi there I have been a biker for 30+yrs on and off (excuse the pun!) and also a First Aid Instructor. My company TrainAidInc has been delivering Biker specific First Aid Courses for 3 yrs now and the word is spreading - but I'm gonna give it a plug here if I may ! It's a bit raw to me now as...