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  1. 1999 RD08 Tickover Issues

    Dominator / FMX
    Really hoping one of you knowledgeable folk on here can help as I'm having issues with the bike popping on tickover (tickover problems seem common for the nx650 by the looks of things). Sometimes the revs will hang high after small throttle input and other times the revs will drop and die but on...
  2. Piecing together 1972 XL 250 engine, Need help!

    XL
    Hey all! I purchased a 1976 XL 250 recently, and it came with two engines, neither of them complete. I've been working on the 1972 engine, as it is in better and more complete condition. It was missing some covers, such as the valve adjustment covers and the alternator cover. I'm currently...
  3. Idle 'tick-over' & mixture adjustment screw

    XR
    Hi, this is my 1st post as i'm totally new to this forum having bought a fairly 'tatty' 1996 XR250 a week ago. (my 1st dirt bike) :happy7: The bike starts quite easy, & the engine sounds really good. (my main reason for paying a good price for the bike) But I have suspicion that carb jetting...
  4. 700V Rear brake pedal height

    Transalp
    Well, I’m back! First post for over two years. Been away from Honda, big mistake. Let me just say that Transalps are superb. Oh, a pain to work on the engine but..... :D Picked up Suki yesterday, a new to me 09 plate. Ahhhh, lovely ride. Anyway, back to tech... The rear brake pedal is 8 feet...
  5. Swing-Arm dimensions

    Dominator / FMX
    Does anyone have a Dominator frame and/or swing-arm handy that they could measure for me? I need to know the width across the front of the S/A i.e. along the pivot (or the width inside the frame where the S/A fits).I also would like to know the S/A length, i.e. from pivot to wheel axle (middle...
  6. Are there any other direct fitting rear shocks ?

    Africa Twin
    I would like to change my rear shock ,preferably something with a little adjustment for passengers but its not a must have . i was looking at suspension units and they are expensive so i was wondering if any of the more experienced among us could shed some light of what if anything is availlable...
  7. Top end rebuild

    Dominator / FMX
    Due to oil starvation to the top end, I need a new cam and rockers after I ran about 200ml dry at the top end (how do you know u ntil its knackered?!?!)...wondered why the tappets needed constant adjustment!! Now very badly worn. Anyway, looks expensive so am looking at getting some used parts...
  8. Time for a new chain,,,,,, but what to buy,,,,,?

    Transalp
    This is a bit sad really,,,, given that I've been riding bikes for 32 years,,,,, but I need advice on what chain to buy. In my defence, the last time I bought a chain was for my Fizz in 1976,,,, and then I had to save up for the cheapest one I could find,,,, My 250G5 didn't need one in the year...
  9. 1998 XR400R bogs and runs rough past 1/4 throttle

    XR
    Hi. I've had my 1998 XR400R for about a year now, and it's been running perfect. One day I was riding it hard, and it felt like something changed all of a sudden. Very fast, it was not gradual. Now the bike runs really rough pretty much past 1/4 throttle and completely dies at WOT. To add, the...
  10. Keihin flatside carb

    Dominator / FMX
    Greetings from Denmark. I want to put my Dommie on the road as spring is just around the corner. I have fitted a flatside carb which was set up by Nick in Brum but I fitted a bell mouth on it and no ammount of adjustment will stop it backfiring and spitting. Nick advised me to put an air filter...
  11. Chain warning!

    Mechanical Advice
    I'm just going through my new to me Transalp 700, fitting a scottoiler and have discovered a major defect in the chain. PO stated chain and sprockets were about 1k old, no discerable wear on sprocket and chain could not be pulled away from the rear sprocket teeth and plenty of adjustment left, I...
  12. Carb advice

    Dominator / FMX
    I havnt posted on this page for a while as I havnt been using my Dommie due to other bikes taking up my spare time. My flatside carb sounds like it needs a bit of adjustment and I am not an expert on them. The plug was sooty black so I wound the air mixture out a full turn and this is how the...
  13. RD03 foam panel cockpit

    Africa Twin
    To restore my xrv 650 I was thinking to change my current foam panels around speedo and tacho with new ones.... I tried to do my owns with caoutchouc foam, It's not bad but not as good as brand new one... so i was thinking to buy the one from rd04/07 and do some adjustment... anyone already...
  14. Adjusting my Wilbers 640 rear shock - need help.

    How to.....
    Hi all you AT experts. I'm riding a lot of dirt roads in Australia and really need some help adjusting my Wilbers 640 rear shock as my XRV 750 RD07 is performing very badly on these corrugated dirt roads. I have earlier changed the preload so it is definetly not correctly adjusted now. I really...
  15. Rd 04 idle problem

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I have an rd04 runs and rides really well,the choke and idle adjustment works has they should. The problem i have is if the idle is set around the 1200-1250 rpm region from time to time the bike cuts out when idling. Having the idle set nearer the 1500 rpm the bikes revs will suddenly...
  16. NX 650 right exhaust valve adjustment

    Dominator / FMX
    Ok guys, i know i'm getting a bit annoying, but it's my first bike and i want to learn how to maintenance it. :D How do you set the infamous (auto decomp.) right side exhaust valve before you go adjusting the tolerance on it? What is the proper procedure to do this? Its a 1998. NX 650 W...
  17. Hello From Canada

    Transalp Technical Specs
    New to this forum and just picked up a poorly looked after 87 Transalp. I owned one in 1987 and it is what really got me into adventure riding. This one is gonna need some love and that's where you guys come in. I have a odd collection of bikes in the garage right now but this transalp is...
  18. push-pull throttle cables adjustment / installation query

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello everyone I have a small issue with my throttle cables, basically the return cable was broken and since I’m fixing a few things that was faulty on my dommie (carb, petcock, choke, between others) I decided to fix it too. So I bought a new pair of cables to install it since the throttle...
  19. XL1000 Valve check and adjust

    Varadero
    Just curious if anyone has a step by step video showing the procedure for valve check and adjustment. I ride a 2008 XL1000 with approx. 44,000 kilometers on the odometer. Or does anyone have any helpful tips?
  20. 2006 XR125L keeps cutting out

    XR
    Got a freinds 2006 XR125L keeps cutting out hot or cold sometimes it will restart sometimes not. Yesterday I removed the carb took all the jets and airscrew out then 8 mins in my ultrasonic cleaner Put it all back together air screw 2 turns out it still cuts out I had it running at about 2000...
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