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  1. XR600R - specialised mechanics/workshops in UK

    XR
    Hi, I am preparing a '98 XR600R for a two-week rally across Europe. Can anyone recommend a workshop in UK where they are knowledgeable about this particular bike? I have been to experienced enduro/rally shops but, while they're very good with current bikes, they're struggling with mine. Many...
  2. AT RD07 Running rich after fuel pump replacement + service

    Africa Twin
    Good day all! After getting a lot of info on this forum re the FACET fuel pump replacement, I went ahead and did this mod. Replaced the fuel pump on my RD07 with a FACET 40105 and gave the AT a service - fuel filter (not OEM), plugs, oil filter and oil. I did not do the air filter (yet) as...
  3. For Sale: 4 ltrs Castrol Power 1 10w-40 for £25!

    For Sale / Wanted
    After some top quality semi synthetic 10w-40? If so then you may be interested in our latest bike oil offer - 4 litres of Castrol Power 1 10W-40 for just £25 with use of voucher code POWER1 We can only offer this for a limited time only, so make sure you take advantage before it ends...
  4. Handle bar grip glue type

    Transalp
    Hi...Having never had to ever replace or re-glue bar grips, I tried three local motorbike dealer / that have workshops / and spares shops, to buy the correct stuff in a tiny tube...Every one of them said....WHAT ? ? ? with a strange look....use ordinary spray type carpet adhesive...WE ALWAYS...
  5. Need advice on installing new conrod on my XR650R

    XR
    Guys, I'm installing a new Falicon rod on my pig, and need some advice about the procedure. I live in Vietnam, and there are no fancy workshops around. There is a machine shop that does this for a living ... but they have probably never worked on this kind of crank, just diesel engines from...
  6. wot no decent bike mechanics

    Dominator / FMX
    Starting to realize that the old fashioned bike mechanic with a, I can do that attitude, are a dying breed spent the afternoon after taking time off work to try finding an old skool mechanic that could do my M.O.T and do the required work as with work and commitments its near impossable to get...
  7. Adventure Bike Festival July 26th-28th in Wales who's coming ?

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Who's up for meeting up at the Adventure bike festival in Wales. Organised ride outs , Trials courses for those with and without trial bikes workshops, cinema and camping . Im in. Who's up for some fun ? I'll be there and I'll be camping . Who wants to share some tall tales and some beers with...
  8. Recommended Bike Shops In The South West

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    What started off as a quite easy task... I live in Weston super Mare and i had mail ordered 2 new Tkc 80 for my Dommie from mynetmoto.com delivered to me at a cost of £129.25 best deal around from the research i did and thought instead of ripping my knuckles out changing them myself id get em...
  9. It really is amazing what people have tucked away.

    Chatter
    Now over in this part of the world where motorcycling and road racing border on being a religion it's long been known that in certain parts of the countryside enthusiastic collectors have all sorts of bikes tucked away in various sheds and workshops some of which make appearances at classic...
  10. Don't miss out! Only 23 days left!

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi All, A while back I promised to post an update on the HUBB UK, so here I am :) The Horizons Unlimited - HUBB UK event for overland adventure travellers is now less than a month away and final preparations are in full swing. It's set to be the most enjoyable, informative and inspiring event...
  11. Adventure Travel Film Festival 2012

    Travel
    Just returned from the Adventure Travel Film Festival held at Sherborne Girls School in Dorset. This is the 2nd year it's been held, organised by Austin Vince & Lois Pryce, it's run over 3 days & attended by over 450 like minded folk who love to go on adventures far & wide. The films ranged...
  12. Alternatives to copper grease on brakes...

    Africa Twin
    Having great difficulty finding copper grease here(yes, I know, I should've bought some a long time ago:rolleyes:)...it seems no-one bothers with it! We went around half a dozen workshops, with the local car spares supplier, trying to find someone who knew what it was, but not a chance...tried...
  13. HUGE thanks to 'WHEALIE' and XRV.org.uk

    Chatter
    To all those interested, I just wish to extend my gratitude on behalf of the team putting together our XRV trike project in aid of H4H. This website has proven a goldmine of helpful information and tips on how to deal with some of the issues which ATs are known for... More importantly though...
  14. HUGE thanks to 'Whealie' and XRV.org.uk

    Africa Twin
    To all those interested, I just wish to extend my gratitude on behalf of the team putting together our XRV trike project in aid of H4H. This website has proven a goldmine of helpful information and tips on how to deal with some of the issues which ATs are known for... More importantly...
  15. Had a strange problem a couple of days ago.

    Everything Orange - KTM
    While out on a ride at the 16th annual motorcycle convention in Cebu City last week, I stopped to help a mate with his bike (surprisingly enough a Hardly Goingson 1200 Sportster). It was an absolute blinder of a day, around 35-36 deg C, not a cloud in the sky and high humidity. I left the Katie...
  16. I had a brothel towed away today.

    Chatter
    I'm reconstructing a dingy old road underneath railway arches in Bethnal Green at the moment. It's a dark granite sett road with grimy, bird crap covered footways. For years it's been full to the brim with half worked on cars from the local garages (including the cockney and indian bloke off the...
  17. exhaust extractor

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi has anyone ever fitted an exhaust extractor in your workshop I have seen them in workshops basically a length of flexible hose with a rubber cone that slips over you end can then the hose runs thro a extractor fan then out thro the wall like a tumble dryer vent not sure how powerful fan would...
  18. bl##dy fuming !!

    Chatter
    hello all........may someone can help me out with this one. ( hoping some legal bods on here can enlighten me:thumbleft:) where i live, we have shared public access out to street from back of house. now the idiot on the end has bought a scruffy mutt and has just informed me shes in the planning...
  19. Varadero xl1000v2 Fuel Pump problem

    Varadero
    I have noticed my Vara has got a fuel pump problem and looked around for another , the original part costs ( quoted) £170 quid before fitting, are there any replacements that would fit or are available,and if so where from? I have heard the original Honda one was pretty pants from a couple of...
  20. Cam chain costs

    Africa Twin
    Has anyone had their cam chains and tensioners replaced by a workshop recently? If so, what kind of bill did you get for it? I have a 2001 RD07a with 89,500 miles on it, so well time to get them done. Especially after seeing this: http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=27917&page=1...
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