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  1. Kawasaki
    Mine and the white 2013 model I test rode a few weeks ago to show you how different they look. Back to my new one. First impressions to follow as I find out more about it.
  2. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Anyone know what this is? Found it in the corner of a field, middle of no where. Wasn’t locked, the door was counterweighted and came up really easily. I didn’t climb down it, the lid looked a little too likely to drop shut for my liking.
  3. National Meets
    All done in his long coms! (Click on picture)
  4. Chatter
    Another successful parking fine reversed with the helpful advice from Yen! I parked on Londons Lambeth Council area on a Fri eve and on Sat am the car was missing - towed away - £240 fine to collect. Wasted a day of my BH weekend getting it back. Initially appealed to Lambeth who replied I...
  5. Chatter
    If any of you have a hotline to Yen....can you get him to contact Pete at MaximumBikes asap? I have mailed him but it could have gone in his spam box and he hasn't seen it! It's quite important......so if you know where the scruffy sod is (he won't be outside cleaning his bike that's for...
  6. Africa Twin
    Some years back, at the first ever Working Bee weekend, held in Essex, Yen taught a few of us about changing tyres. He also recommended I bin the tyre levers I had an bought some decent ones. Well I just removed two rear and two front tyres on on my lonesome without scraping any knuckles or...
  7. Africa Twin
    Hi all Idiots had a go at my bike AGAIN last night. Since they stuffed up my immobiliser not so long ago, that I had to strip from the bike, they've gone and f*#ked up the steering lock and ignition barrel now by trying to force the handlebars. So, firstly I need an ignition barrel. Yen, you...
  8. Chatter
    I WOULD RECOGNISE THAT SIDE STAND ANYWHERE:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D I COULDNT HANG AROUND AS I WAS CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF:tongue9:;):D
  9. Africa Twin
    would the filter have worked properly the wrong way round? also, is it a hard and fast rule to mount a facet pump narrow side to the frame as stated somewhere on this very helpfull site thanks
  10. Africa Twin
    Thought I may as well put this in the forum so others can see it - Yen, what make was that angled feeler thing you used when you did the clearances on my Twin? It looked a lot easier than trying to get a normal one in there!
  11. Chatter
    for the crash course in tyre removal :thumb: :thumb: cheers mate im gonna get me some tyre levers now and join the elite :teeth: one question though why was you laughing at me when i was trying to get the tyres off with my teeth :shock: :teeth:
  12. Chatter
    Anyone ever heard of blowby my vn1500 has recenlty started squirting oil out the crankcase breather meaning the excess crankcase pressure :shock: Apparently if you dont give the big v twins some throttle fun the rings never seat in properly and glaze the cyclinders sounds diesally to me ...
  13. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Me and Africa Twin (is it me or is everyone from South Africa on here?)went out for a spin around the green lanes surrounding Braintree this afternoon. Time to get the 'new' bike dusty. These are some of his pics, I'll download mine of him tomorrow when I'm at work where the camera lead is...
  14. Chatter
    Who did my @'s valve clearances today, and wouldn't take anything for it. Top guy! I took pics so I'll try and put a guide together.
  15. Chatter
    I´m a portuguese guy that rides a 2004 Transalp, it´s my first bike and only done 7200 miles on it yet. I was invited to join in by Yen, that knows me from www.dualsportuk.com. I see there must be some knowledge about these bikes here, which´s nice since I don´t have much, so I´ll just browse...
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