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  1. Africa Twin 750 Re-build

    Africa Twin
    I was recommended to add a thread as I'm currently having another fad of re-building my Africa Twin. I bought it 5 years ago as a 'project' and proceeded to leave it in the shed for 4 years! Last Christmas I dismantled it in a shed, since then I've moved house and have the space to get my teeth...
  2. Newbie with new XL350.

    XL
    Hi, just joined this forum as I have just bought a very nice imported ( USA ) 1972 XL 350 that was restored 11 years ago and not been used since. It has been part of a private collection including a Vincent Black Shadow. Plan to put oil down the plug hole for a few days and see how the engine...
  3. Blown bulb

    Dominator / FMX
    My dommie’s tail light failed on the way home last night. The first clue was when a trucker flashed his lights at me after I passed him on the M25. A couple of others flashed but it’s remarkable how many of my fellow motorists didn’t! Also remarkable what a faff it is to get to the bulb. Both...
  4. So I fitted a new regulator.......

    Transalp
    My ‘93 Transalp 600 was putting out 16 volts when I bought it a few months ago, and had had some meltdown in the distant last. It had an Electrexworld reg/rec on it. This morning I fitted a brand new aftermarket reg/rec to it. Wired it up, mounted it on a nice alloy heat sink plate of my own...
  5. 650 headlight bulb

    Transalp
    So after 31,500 miles the headlight bulb dip filament gave up on my 650 the first thing that's ever gone wrong with the bike :D I found out when I switched on the ignition thirty five miles away from home in the pitch black :( and so the beam adjuster came in really handy as it let me lower the...
  6. Chain slider (lower front) on XRV650

    Africa Twin
    I'm looking for some help on the mounting of the chain slider. I've been working on a restoration and it has been some time since I've been at it due to health reasons. When I went to put the slider on, the mounting point does not seem to be right. I'm wondering if one of the points has been...
  7. RD07 Won't Start!!! Argh!!

    Africa Twin
    Hello ladies and gents, So, right in to it. As the title states my 2000 RD07 J-spec if that matters won't start. Quick clarification, I've hunted through the forum and thought I was on the right track on the parts I changed out. Symptoms: Fired it up this morning warmed up and idled fine, rode...
  8. Rd04 cdi / others

    Africa Twin
    I'll try keep this short, many moons ago, i lent a twin out to a friend for a day, he went up lakes with R1's..... So, after a while it became my daily ride....ride her til she dies.........yeah. afew years on, always left outside, ran daily, without fuel pump, late oil changes.... cam chains...
  9. XRV750N 1992 RD04 magneto question

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi, Can anyone tell me or even better show me pictures of the differences between magneto rotors on an RD04, RD07 or transalp. The motor I bought a while ago only had one pulse coil and the magneto has eight little bumps near the edge. My motor has two pulse coils now as per the recesses in the...
  10. For Sale: XR400

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi there As mentioned a few months ago in the XR segment of this forum, I am offering up first dibs on my XR400 to you guys. As I now have osteo arthritis in my right foot, kickstarting has lost its appeal somewhat, mostly as it sometimes hurts, anyway. It is a 1996, P reg. Mileage unknown...
  11. New owner saying hi

    Dominator / FMX
    New owner saying hi - fuelling help Hi all, I picked up my first 1999 nx650 Dominator this weekend after many years of sports bikes and wanting a change to something with a bit more comfort and adventure in mind. It's not my first thumper as I owned a XT600 after passing my test but being so...
  12. CRF250 Rally Overheated

    CRF - New Forum!
    Hi guys. First of all, warning: I am not very good in motorcycle repairs and maintenance :) Around three years ago I have purchased brand new CRF250 Rally here. Until not long ago everything was just fine. But last month I have noticed that my bike start to become very-very hot - and much...
  13. Keis heated body warmer with collar

    Clothing
    Just thought I would let you all know about this waistcoat with high collar. My first go with heated gear and even though it was 10 degrees in the Yorkshire Dales there was always a cold wind. I was wearing a decent Merino wool base layer and the waistcoat over that plus a well known 3 layer...
  14. Rebuilt Dommie with 2005 FMX engine, need help re-jetting, idles, cant accelerate

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello, Help needed please!!!... ;-) I've spent 5 years off and on trying to get an old 1996 Dommie working that I got off eBay. I soon realised that the original engine was fried, low compression, sludge oil, so replaced it with a 2005 FMX engine. Removed and blanked off the emission system. On...
  15. Rugged Roads XRV Indicators question

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, If anybody has bought the indicators from rugged roads could you please tell me what bulb it uses, If it has the foam seal inside like the oem does ? And is the lens the same as the oem? If you could upload a photo of the rugged roads lens & bulb it would be great :) Here is one...
  16. 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...
  17. That was a bit scary/disconcerting.

    Transalp
    I just had my first go at logging in using my new smart phone and the tapatalk app, only to be confronted with at least 6 new posts that seemed to originate from me. I quickly signed out, and logged in with my tablet to get the view I'm used to, expecting to have to advise that I'd been hacked...
  18. To Weld Or Not To Weld

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, Some of you might have a vague memory of a post I put up over 2 years ago entitled; "I Was Sold A Lemon" Long story short, the engine in my 'new to me' 1991 RD04 had an oil leak, was discovered the sump had a crack which was filled, dealer bought me a replacement engine, I had it...
  19. RD 04 carb overhaul

    Africa Twin
    Help needed please guys. Decided to try and get my AT running over the festive period. Not a hope. I'd forgotten to drain the fuel when i put it away a couple of years ago. I know, it's a crime to put it away for so long, but i did. Well, it would not start, so i stripped and cleaned the carbs...
  20. RD07 rebuild

    Africa Twin
    Hello all ! This winter i want to rebuild my beloved AT as it already eats some oil - about 1l/1000km or so. I bought 8 years ago an complete engine with about 35.000 km, or so the seller told me. Anyway, i kept this engine in storage for 8 years and before i`ll put it on my bike i wanted to...
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