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  1. abnormal weaving and drifting/instability while cornering

    Africa Twin
    Good afternoon gents. Here's my question: For a few days now I'm noticing my AT RD04 a bit unstable while cornering on tarmac, at speeds around 100 to 120 kms/h. At first I thought it was due to the rear wheel bearings. In fact they were already a bit "slack". However, I have replaced them by...
  2. guess what? ( before engine opening and rebuilt)

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi to all, I understand this will not solve my problems but some "philosophy" would be appreciated. So, sinally i got some time to ride "where eyes can see" type of trip with a friend. 25.7 km away from hope (im glad that not 125.7km away) my engine started to make loud metal ticking noise so i...
  3. Lateral play on OE front sprocket

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I just replaced the front sprocket of my AT I just bought, there was a JT installed. I installed a new OE front sprocket and a new retainer. Once both mounted, I noticed a lateral play on the front sprocket according to the output shaft. The lateral play is about 1 mm I think. I am not...
  4. Running touble XR400?

    Hi! Just bought an XR400 2002 £1,800 (Got stung) I know they are hard to start but this one takes the micky. Any whilst riding home and holding the trottle at 40 or 50mph the power drops, then I need to wind the throttle open again. I suspected the carb. So I got home, checked the crab out...
  5. Complain to Honda Japan for Transalp (2006) gearbox output shaft problem

    Good evening everybody. (As proposed I open a new thread). A few days ago - all of a sudden - I heard some cracking noise coming from my chain. I immediately stopped my Transalp and called a truck to take my motorcycle to my mechanic. There he (we) found out that my gearbox's output shaft...
  6. Tld 2010 rr

    The Longest Day
    Friday 18/06/10 - We make our way down to Lowestoft Around 10 of us from the north, north east and north west met in squires cafe in Sherburn in elmet at 12 noon. We spent some time getting introduced, looking at bikes and fed and watered before betting on the number of months or years Gary was...
  7. quicky about valve clearance

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I'm wondering if there are any ways to know if somethings going wrong in the engine, I know if the valve clearance is up then there's a tapping sound but what if there tight? I doin't have any smoke or any abnormal noises but I'd like to know what to look for?
  8. Engine cut

    Africa Twin
    About a month ago I was riding when the engine for no apparent reason cut off. I immediately restarted it and kept going thinking that was strange. Yesterday for the second and third time my '94 AT did the same thing. The engine cuts were never preceded by any abnormal engine performance or...
  9. The ultimate guide to spark plugs

    Mechanical Advice
    While chatting on an Aprilia RS125 forum about fixing my son's bike the question of spark plugs soon came up. A helpful member posted the following guide to plugs. Probably the most comprehensive and most helpful guide to plugs I have ever read...... perhaps a sticky?
  10. What has happened to the Summer...again!

    Looks as if we are in for some horrid weather, especially in the SW again. I do hope we are not going to see a repeat of 2007! Troublesome Tomina Added : Thu 3 July : 18:09 BST Time to batten down the hatches across South-western parts as Gale Tomina pushes in on Friday bringing not just...
  11. cooling - thermostat/fan

    My TA is almost always running on very low temperature, however at an incident this summer when it was a total halt in traffic (in a tunnel) the temperature rose quite a lot (more than half on the scale) and i did not notice if the fan started running. But, for those with similar bikes, what is...
  12. Oil consumption...

    Africa Twin
    Hi peoples. My bike (2002 RD07, 17000 miles) seems to have a real thirst for oil. It'll happily sup about a litre of oil every thousand miles. Is this abnormal or a common problem ?. If it is a problem, which i'm confident it is, is it serious or, more importantly, gonna cost a shed load to...
  13. fuel consumption!

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi guys, I've just found this site about 15 minutes ago and wanted to be a part of it, I hope I will find my problems' solutions here... I live in Turkiye (you may call it Turkey but I don't want to call it like that :? ) well, my biggest problem about my bike is the abnormal fuel...