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  1. My next bike project.

    Chatter
    I just got back from Germany visiting a mate who has had his Triumph T120 Tiger TR6 650 parked in his spare room for 20 yrs. He bought the bike in the USA and was promised it had a genuine 20000 miles on it..........They lied. He told me it was running fine the last time he rode it and it only...
  2. Seized choke plungers

    Africa Twin
    Having left the AT in the garage a while it suffered from a seized choke plunger. The corrosion was in the rear cylinder carb. Luckily it did come out with a sharp yank. Slipped on Rugged Roads alloy replacement guides and lubed up nicely all ok again. The point being when you service your bike...
  3. New Member from US-XL125 Question

    XL
    Howdy, y'all. I thought you might expect a Yank to begin like that ;) I have a '78 XL 125 I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions. The good: under 700 miles on it. The bad: Out in the weather for a long time. I just got the piston unstuck and the muffler may be beyond repair. First question: The...
  4. credit where it's due

    Chatter
    ok, he's a yank... & a cop.... but.... pretty good all the same. Spectacular Motorcycle Riding Skills on MSN Video
  5. A "yank" based tire question of a different nature .....

    Africa Twin
    Greetings Everyone ..... This is not your typical tire question, as I already know what tires I want, but unfortuantely over here in the US certain sizes are not obtainable. :confused: First, I'm happy to say that I'm about to take ownership of a 92 RD04, to keep my 89 RD03 company. I'm...
  6. Yank needs help locating AT parts

    Africa Twin
    Hello all, My TA to AT conversion is almost finished. I need a few parts to finish. What I am looking for is an online European parts source that I can order parts via microfische etc. since I live in California. thanks, Christian
  7. A Yank builds a chainoiler

    Africa Twin
    I bodged up a gravity chain oiler over the weekend. It works on my AfricaAlp (convered TA). The oil bottle maybe wrong for real ATs so you'll have to get creative with that bit. Linky: http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/showthread.php?p=254287#post254287 I know you guys use these alot and seeing...
  8. A Yank builds a chain oiler

    Bodgers Corner
    I finished my chainoiler bodge. I put 200 miles on it today and it works surprisingly well. What it ISN'T is pretty. My bike is a 1990 Transalp with many Africa Twin bits. It's like this because the ATs were never imported to cruiser-happy America and poor sods like us have to build our own...
  9. Another Yank wants to ship an @ to USA

    Africa Twin
    Anyone have a tried and proven method to legaly import an @ into the USA??? I am presently living in southern Spain and purchased a 2002 XRV750 this past Wednesday. I like it so much that I would like to take it home with me next year. Your advice is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Lee
  10. Oh SHITE... now the Yank's got one!

    Africa Twin
    Yep, I didn't sell my really clean Transalp for nothing! I just purchased this from a fella way down in Southern CA. I did 1000 miles on her in less than 24 hours to get her home in WA... nice solid feel to her. :wink: My "new" 1988 Africa Twin RD03
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