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  2. lowering an x-adv

    I used the garden spade under the rear wheel to take the weight off, and also to reinstall after the swap...don't forget to re-adjust the chain.. Lyn.
  3. lowering an x-adv

    I used the garden spade under the rear wheel to take the weight off, and also to reinstall after the swap...don't forgat to re-adjust the chain.. Lyn. I used the garden spade under the rear wheel to take the weight off, and also to reinstall after the swap...don't forget to re-adjust the chain.. Lyn. I used the garden spade under the rear wheel to take the weight off, and also to reinstall after the swap...don't forget to re-adjust the chain.. Lyn.
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  5. lowering an x-adv

    hi, this is a great tip as that was the part I was not going to attempt myself, I was considering taking it to the dealer. I think I can manage the back end myself.
  6. I agree, actually. I would spring the extra for the Adventure model because as a ‘larger gentleman’ (aka fat bast*ard) it will probably fit me better than the Duke. But it’s an entertaining, cleverly written and well produced video.
  7. lowering an x-adv

    Yes i used Lust Racing 30mm lower, and the side stand from an NC750S.. Ow! buy some grease if you do not have any in stock. My suspender bushes had NO grease in them the bearings were bone dry, Luck for me i did them two weeks after i bought the bike. Also do not forget to check if the new dog bones have a chamfer as the Honda bearing pins do, if you fit a D/B with out it will lock up or bind as you torq them . PS: i did the calcs and did not both the drop the forks through the clamps as 30mm at the rear worked out not a lot at the front i did not find any problems with the steering.
  8. lowering an x-adv

    Has anyone lowered an x-adv?
  9. Ryan F9 on the KTM 390 Adventure.

    I am sure I remember him testing one a while ago. Andy.
  10. Best jacket £200

    I just came here to read these old threads and have to say that I myself have the exact same jacket - really great on all accounts except for the damn neck velcro Hasn't passed any water through yet, and can be really warm (good for positive Celcius scale in my opinion, maybe put another shirt under if you're feeling chilly). Mostly due to it's removable inner layer.
  11. Lighter Weight Helmets

    I'm also rocking a Caberg fiber helmet, was around 300€ and it's really comfy for how well it sits. That being said I'm going to try Scorpion for my next one - my wife has one and it's super light. Exo 1400 Air if I recall correctly. My Caberg is modular and it's not great on the noise cancellation.
  12. Lighter Weight Helmets

    Well, the other day I popped into Sportsbikeshop to get a new helmet. I had a shortlist and ended up getting an LS2 Valiant 2. Not the lightest helmet but about the same as a Shark Evo I think and a similar design. Some good points, comes with a pinlock and a carrying rucksak, locking mechanisim is easy to use and the fit seems snug. I normally get a large helmet but this comes up as an XL - reviews say their sizing is on the small size so my head has not got bigger. I also bought their helmet specific head set. What a b@@@d that was to fit! Luckily SWMBO helped me and now it is in it is really neat, no great big lump on the side of the helmet. So far however I have not had a chance to get out on the bike so I have no idea whether it is quiet or not.
  13. Had a quick scan to see if He did a test on the Himalayan but can't see one
  14. Perthshire

    X-ADV and stuff.
  15. Clever video, as ever, not sure I agree with the conclusion because for the extra ££ vs. the duke version you get some decent kit (suspension, crash bars, a few other bits) and a different (for some I am sure better) style. I think the uk list prices are £5.5k vs £4.7k.
  16. Ryan F9 on the KTM 390 Adventure.

    Another cracking video. I have to give KTM some credit for handing the keys and clearly saying "it's cool, be as honest as you like" - Only a little bit mind
  17. Ryan F9 on the KTM 390 Adventure.

    Haha yes, perfect final thought... Watched this yesterday, was waiting for @slowboy to upload this, you've beat him to it Tex.
  18. A little twist at the end..
  19. BMW K100 Mod

    No rear mudguard it is becoming very common it a Tail tidy sometimes We see some stupid mods and owners who get huffey when we refuse to take the bike for MOT Best cut up Enfield top shock mounts waving in the wind you could move them 10mm with a finger tip and NO rear mudguard! (must cover to abobe the wheel spindle) Front tyre marked "rear use only" etc etc "but it got an MOT last year" "well take it back to the tester with a guide dog! " didn't go well! I ride all year I am extending and widening the one on the NC I already done it to the Grom ! NC has hugger on rear and fender extender on front
  20. New PR5s fitted today

    Looks like PR5 going on today I cheating a bit teh front is comming off my old Fazer as it done under 1k miles and I arrived at work to find the rear here Togather with a new rear for my MSX125 guess as no work booked in I changing tyres! Crazy busy as F**** last week nothing booked all week this !
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  22. New PR5s fitted today

    Avon Storm Ultra XM Available online for circa £85 (R) & £65 (F) and £30 for local fitting. Fowlers of Bristol have an online shop on Fleabay (named Numberworth), I bought my £85 rear from them last year, think it's £87 now.
  23. New PR5s fitted today

    Do yr Avon Storms have a specific model name & number, also may i ask who supplis at £185, FITTED????? Thksssssss for the info!
  24. BMW K100 Mod

    Modified K100 - I don't like it at all, sorry. I had a k75s - pretty bike I thought. Each to their own.
  25. Aprilia Tuono 1000 Factory

    Thats a crying shame, but you may have just dodged a bullet there. Another one will come along if that one doesn’t work out. Best of luck, whatever the outcome. They are a lovely bike when they’re fully functional.👍
  26. New PR5s fitted today

    Can't comment on R5s but my Avons are lovely, also quiet and £185 fitted 👍
  27. Aprilia Tuono 1000 Factory

    Beautiful looking bike though a friend had one and it's 100 miles between fill ups, not 100 MPG. But more smiles per mile.
  28. New PR5s fitted today

    Anybody care to comment on tyre noise when switching to PR5s on nc750x ie is noise worse / same / better?? Based on old reviews on this website I was going to switch from my OEM BBattlewing BW502 to Avon Storms (tho am not sure peeps mentioned which model!) to quieten down the front end. I presume anything is better than the OEM in terms of noise, W&D grip and lifetime! TIA
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