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  1. XR
    Hi guys im new to this forum i have a question about the xr 125 L5 I have bad pitting on my forks and am wandering with xr forks being so hard to come by what other forks would fit my bike? If any im not really willing to spend nearly 200 for a full front end when i dont need it. Would...
  2. Transalp
    hi all, im looking for abit of advice. am i right in thinking the engine used in a xl650 is the same as in ntv, deauvilles? im after a new engine and have found one from a 2003 ntv and was wondering if it willbe the same as my 2001 xl650?
  3. Dominator / FMX
    Anyway I can check that the oil return valve is working right I always go for a ride come back leave bike on tick over for 5mins maybe abit less because exhaust is loud.... Let it cool down half hour and check levels.....One min it's full next min it's close to empty on dip stick don't wanna...
  4. XL
    hi just rebuilt my 125r,rebore piston rings valve guides valves and seals, cracked the top of the exhaust guide when inserting for about 5mm where the stem seal goes, only run engine for 2 miles, and it is smoking abit , should i run her a few more miles or should i have changesd the exhaust...
  5. Varadero
    Hi all I've bought a Honda XL125V recently. It's my second one, they are a great bike! Sadly though this one has a few issues I've discovered. :mad: Here are some pictures of the bike: Anyway, It taps like a champ on the front cylinder. I knew this before i bought it and assumed it was...
  6. Chatter
    Well that was some storm last night, as best i can tell it was a little bit more wind than normal and it rained abit. If all out storms are like that then we do'thave very much to worry about. I know a few guys that work for SEC (electric board) and they are all very dissappointed they were...
  7. XL
    So here it begins! Basicly i want to build a supermoto that i can road register and ride daily without having to worry about the high costs of running a motorcross engine on the road.. Some of you may be familiar with me already as i started a post a few weeks ago about what engine should i...
  8. Transalp
    Wanting to fit some decent handguards to my 650 Transalp,i've read somewhere on this forum that the weights inside the handlebars have to be removed,i'm abit concerned about doing this in case it causes more vibration to your hands,so the question is has anybody removed these weights and if so...
  9. Africa Twin
    i completed work & taxed the stolen bike last night, took her for a test ride....1/ front brakes binding.... serviced with new pistons & seals today, ALL PERFECT NOW, 2/ bit of warpage on the rear disc... waiting for new disc for project bike to arrive this week (then swap old onto mrs stolen)...
  10. Dominator / FMX
    hey all im new to the dommi, i have a 2001 honda domminator and i must say i love :) its abit tatty but im giving it loads of TLC im after a few parts. brake pedal, gear lever and a nose cone, ;) my bike history, 3 600 transalp, 650 africa twin, 750 super tenn, and a dr800, now its the nx's...
  11. For Sale / Wanted
    Hi just joined this forum to day been looking for africa twin needing abit of work brought one off ebay an allready fell out of my depth needs a lot more parts than i thought so if anyone can point me in the right direction to get this list of parts or have any for sale them self would be very...
  12. Chatter
    Just reading next months edition of this newspaper and they are doing a comparison review between the Crosstourer and the Africa twin. It takes up 4 pages if you include adverts, the forum is recommended so is rugged roads in the review so back handers there i guess:D:D:D. Guess i'm wondering...
  13. Chatter
    Actuallywe're on our way to Turkey*, but it was such a nice day I decided to ride rather than putting the bike on the trailer...left the missus on her own in the car:-D My arse feels like it's been a plaything at an English public school but it was very pleasant anyway:thumbright: All autobahn...
  14. Africa Twin
    Forgot to post these awhile back, so as the tank was off today. After I sized it up on the normal? right hand side, hanging from the fairing bracket, i thought it was too close for comfort to the forks when turning (envisaged it slipping folllowed by horror story) so after abit of pondering...
  15. Chatter
    Hi guys any fellow wagon drivers out there, i,m back on the wagons at the weekends, to earn abit of cash for my upcoming wedding, wrking for an agency mainly hauling for samworth bros, (Ginsters). I,ve got over ten years of tramping under my belt plus european, but I havnt had to use a tacho for...
  16. Transalp
    managed to get hold of a new lowered seat from lings honda. my standard seat is just a wee bit too high for me so hopefully this one should give me abit more confidence over uneven ground:happy2:
  17. For Sale / Wanted
    Hi, Wanted - Aftermarket Transalp XL600V Silencer Last weekend the baffle fell out of my non standard Scorpion end can whilst out trail riding on my TA600 and got squashed flat and now not usable, turns out it was actually one of those noise reducing inserts called a db killer. Even with the...
  18. XR
    I have a xr400 2004 model.took it to get tuned running a k&n filter and a standard exhaust with the spark arrestor and the baffles removed. no jetting kit was fitted because he couldnt get a kit for it. starts fine from cold but once the bike is hot it wont start without half choke one kick...
  19. XR
    Does anybody know of any? just want me bike 2 sound abit meatier!
  20. Mechanical Advice
    Hello Folks, Just checking the girlfriend's bike (bmw f650 strada) and noticed the chain looked a bit slack. Checked the swing for the tolerance (20-30mm), then adjusted the chain. Finally, checked for tight spots and notice one spot where theres almost no moment in the chain. Turn the wheel...
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