Thanks for helping guys it is my bike and of course I never took anyone with me when I bought it typical woman hey but I like it and will get the old girl sorted for next summer. I am still happy with the bike and this little problem won't change my opinion that she is the right bike for me.
If I was still in London it might have been easier to get some help, moving temporarily up here means less AT owners nearby.
Luckily I am off the bike at the moment back issues, so a manual will be purchased and I may be spending days reading playing and learning once mobile enough to do so.
Again thanks for all the advice offered and once we start to dismantle her I will be back on here asking questions I am sure.
Brrrmm - '04 XL650V Transalp in Silver
It's not a case of whether we can fix it or not - it's more a case of how fixed would you like it?
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As you can see its Anna's bike, I look forward to watching her fix it
You could be running on one cylinder it happened to mine when i first bought it. Rode from manchester to south wales no problems at all. A couple of weeks later i took it off road and it went down to one cylinder all the bouncing splashed the crap that was in one float bowl into the main jet and blocked it, it would tick over ok but was sluggish but was rideable.
If you start the bike up wet a cloth and squeeze some drops of water on the header pipes the water should boil off if both cylinders are running ok they should be the same temperature
Thanks XR Mad, Ian have you checked that out for me yet as I am now deep in the south west