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  1. Bike acts up when less than 1/2 tank of gas left ???

    Africa Twin
    Hi lads I recently went on a 1000+ km trip around the mountain range near the border to China, and since I usually run shorter trips, I distinctly noticed, that when I had less than half a tank left, the bike would run rough, with vibrations and a slight loss of power. The Facet pump would...
  2. Bike acts up when less than 1/2 tank of gas left

    Africa Twin
    Mod, please delete this post
  3. why i travel on Africa twin

    Africa Twin
    Hi all as i was lazy member here please forgive me and will start to be more active here is why i love AT its my own thoughts so hope you like it also here is a link to my page on face book about my travel trying to go all around the world please support me and give it a biiiiiig like and spread...
  4. Fuel pump issues

    Varadero
    I have a 2000 model Varadero 1000 and a recent journey in the bush found me crossing a couple of rivers that were, um a little deeper than expected. The water was at least 40cm deep which was over the level of the fuel pump. I rode home without a hitch, but experienced problems on my next outing...
  5. Crook fuel pump? - 2000 model

    Varadero
    I took the Varadero out for a ride the other day with a bit of bush riding involved. See, my wife and kids had gone out camping for the weekend with some friends, but I couldn't go due to other commitments. So I finished worjk early and popped up on the bike. To get to the campsite, there are 3...
  6. damp in sheds/garages

    Chatter
    howza fellas!. speaking to you guys as the kings of damp, what do you do to reduce damp in your sheds/garages. Some background; I keep my bikes in a garage which is just under street level, but has a big window and reasonably good air circulation. However after seeing some horror stories of...
  7. Transalp 600 '96 exhuast parts from France?

    Transalp
    Howdy, developed a nice 1'' hole in the 2-to-1 pipe section of my exhaust, and whilst she sounds awesome uncaged I doubt she'd make MOT. This is on top of my already knackered muffler with its missing chrome exhaust tip. Been looking around the net and I can't find replacement 2-to-1 pipes...
  8. Rear Suspension rebuilds - any recommendations?

    Chatter
    I need to have a Transalp 650 rear shock rebuilt, with a new spring. Would like seals etc done at same time, new oil, new gas etc. Anybody got a suggested dealer for this work? Need to improve how it acts in really bumpy off-road stuff to improve my placings!! Should be in a postion to send...
  9. transalp guy needs help!

    Yamaha
    Hi there all, I have just gone and bought my mates FJR1300a....its a gorgeous big monster of a bike, but I need to develop some new supply contacts now :). can any of you guys recommend decent yamaha parts suppliers working over the net and shipping out of the UK? R.
  10. Fuel issues

    Africa Twin
    About a week ago I went onto reserve, (AT,RD07), the bike cut out, and would not start, thne did restart and ran roughly for a few minutes, topped up the fuel and all was fine. Yesterday I had the tank off, just to wire in a satnav and fit new switchgear. This morning went onto reserve, cut out...
  11. Galloway Activity Centre 2013

    Austin's Adventures
    I think everyone coming this year is staying in one of the several different types of accommodation offered at GAC. A couple of pointers..... Arrival...I have given GAC a list of everyone taking part with real names and forum names. If you are camping just go to the camping area - on the left...
  12. Fuel pump diagnosis and preparation for Marocco..

    Africa Twin
    Hey peeps, I am in the process of preparing for a 2 week off road trip to Marocco, Atlas mountains, Sahara, I can't wait ! I'll be riding an @T RD03 650 built in 1989 with 50k km on the clock. After reading threads about the @T weak spots and adventure touring, I have pre-emptively changed...
  13. Knackered Fuse Box- RD04

    Africa Twin
    Hi All I have been having some issues with my RD04 randomly cutting out, all electrics just dying and then coming back on. Went away and then came back again. I think i have found the cause as the fuse box which had a home-made fuse inserted as the contacts for one of the fuses is broken- but...
  14. starter motor idle gear gasket

    Dominator / FMX
    A shorts note that may save some head scratching. If you remove the casing covering the starter motor idler gears make sure you refit the gasket and don't just use silicon as a gasket instead. I did and after much wasted time when the starter motor struggled to turn the engine after refitting...
  15. Leaking fuel tap!!

    Africa Twin
    Morning all, bike has always made the conservatory have a slight smell of fuel, since I bought it last year, but I put that down riding the bike into the conservatory! Last week my fuel tap, or should I say "Lever, Fuel Cock" (thanks Lutin) came off in my hands. I have ordered a new one that is...
  16. 1992 Honda Transalp Used Parts - Dealers List/Contacts

    Transalp
    Hi guys, I'm trying to revive my 1992 Honda Transalp Xl600V-N here in Kenya after an irresponsible mechanic messed up and "knocked" my engine and also damaged other parts. I'm having a problem finding parts here in Kenya or wider East Africa and importing new parts from Europe is darn...
  17. rear caliper.... ideas!

    Africa Twin
    Got my wheels back today : ) thought i'd strip the rear brake down & give it a good clean & grease (last job on project before finishing plastics) serviced the fronts last week & they were like new. Noticed that one of the brass slider plates wasnt fitted correctly, started to dismantle the...
  18. Ok here we go.......

    National Meets
    Started packing yesterday. As usual a bit of chaos in the lounge :toothy10: All excited about my new cookbox. I saw one of them earlier in the year and thought I need one of them. Brilliant little gadget. Acts as a windbreak when up and is a brilliant storage container for all my herbs and...
  19. @ Front Axle clamp pinch studs

    Africa Twin
    As has been mentioned on here before, the studs in the righthand fork leg lower are not replaceable if you take everything that Honda say as the truth. After I had a new wheel built a few weeks ago I had a brainwave in that it'd be good idea to torque up the axle clamp plate pinch bolts...
  20. Switchgear or electrics?

    Africa Twin
    Hi, my bike wouldn't start the other week due to lack of use and the battery going down to 8volts output. I recharged and took it for a spin. I noticed that the headlights had a 5 second delay before they came on and also the left indicator, whilst the right indicator didn't come on at all. The...
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