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  1. 1974 xl350 spec questions

    Hi everyone, just picked up a new bike and I am beginning the tear down process. I am having a difficult time finding a good free version of the service manual. Sorry I am cheap but need the cash to get bike running thank you for the help
  2. AT RD07 neutral switch

    Africa Twin
    Hi whenever changing the neutral switch beside the sprocket ,whenever unscrewed and taken out does the oil flow out or can this be done mid trip if I needed to . The reason I ask is I think mine is beginning to act up and i have ordered one which should arrive tomorrow ,but I ,m away on...
  3. Tire pressure on Michelin T63 front and TKC 80 rear ??????

    Africa Twin
    Hi lads! I recently fitted some new tires, and to begin with I tried the 39psi on the rear, as indicated on the tire, and about the same on the front. It sounded like a lot compared to my old Anakees ... and I simply couldn't keep the bike going straight. When I leaned just a little, they...
  4. spotted in Hemel Hempstead today

    In the outskirts of Hemel Hempstead nearby to the Herts Show which was on today. Someone riding in a trio on a red white and blue AT - the RD04 colour scheme. I was in the car with the family, itching to get on the bike today; especially as the TRF had a stand at the show. Might go to their...
  5. RD03 Invasion!

    Africa Twin
    I couldn't help myself :p After having so much fun restoring my first RD03, I decided to import two more into California. I'll begin restoration soon with plans to sell them. My restored bike is closest...:thumbup:
  6. Stalling 700

    Finding an annoying problem with my 700 TA of late. If I do a sharpish right turn the old girl just dies on me. No probs on roundabouts, only sharp rights, into my drive or parking spaces. Happening quite often. No difference if fuel is full, empty or anywhere in between. Hot cold dry wet, no...
  7. European Breakdown cover advice.

    I'm taking my A/T through France and in to Spain in April and was wondering who you guys used for breakdown cover,my AA breakdown car/bike cover is due beginning of March so I have to renew everything anyway but is it better just to go for a one off policy for my 10 day trip with a specialist...
  8. Germany,Bamberg and Franconian Switzerland end of June beginning of July

    Vader's Tours
    Hi guys We decided to do another trip over to Germany. So if you interested, more details are over here bigtrailie • View topic - Germany,Bamberg end of June beginning of July
  9. through south america

    Hi Folks Looking to start planning for the trip of a lifetime. Has anyone got pointers toward recommended reading/reference material or other websites where I can begin to plan/research for this trip. Have no dates for departure or time scales penciled in. This thread is a starting point for...
  10. Which one?

    Africa Twin
    Hello fellow lurkers, Having admired the AT for some time I'm thinking of taking the plunge and may be acquiring one! But which models is considered the best?....... (stands well back and awaits the slanging match to begin) ;) Obviously which ever model you have is the "best" as far as...
  11. Experience with aftermarket carb membranes/diaphragms???

    Africa Twin
    Anyone fitted these on their AT's? I fitted last year some locally made (some sort of rubberized canvas). Problem is that they aren't as elastic as original ones and I couldn't get rich mixture when tried to adjust it with Colortune plug. There is no air leak so I am thinking that the problem...

    Anybody used them ? I ordered a camera lens from them last week and i'm beginning to get a bad feeling about them. Difficult to get hold of them, can't login to my account and the resend password isn't happening. Phone line just keep saying call back later as we have technical issues with...
  13. Sweet !

    I was never one for shorts (shots), that is until i began going to the Nationals and fell in with the likes of Lowflyer, Francis Geoff and Eammon. Anyhoo, Meself and PhilW would meet at Hirwaun and begin our rideouts past Penderyn Distillery, of which i would make a comment to my wife about...
  14. A philosophical question - Cabby will like it

    Whilst reading Seneca this afternoon I came across the following and it got me thinking; Of time: whether it is anything in and by itself; whether anything exists prior to time and without time; did time begin with the universe or because there was something even before the universe began...
  15. In Denial?

    In Denial? (And I'm not talking about what the Muslim that fell in to a big river said!) At the beginning of the week, the front coil spring on my VW Golf snaps, with the bottom of the spring hanging out of the cup on the strut, and a sharp end millimetres away from the tyre. I hadn't gone...
  16. XR400 1st Gear Clunk

    Hi Folks, Not sure whether I have a problem of not!! I just started to notice that my bike clunks when I drop it into 1st gear, I honestly can't remember if it's always been like it but just noticed last night! I only had the bike since the beginning of the year and haven't spent that much...
  17. White Plastics

    hi at the beginning of january bought an XL LM-F- needed a bit of restoration so we decided to do the job properly and take it pieces (worth the effort for such a nice bike!), plus planning a long trip across Europe in the summer. Either way, just wondering what people have done to restore white...
  18. Dashboard's Different color LED Lighting

    Africa Twin
    Hello everybody. I wanted to change the dashboard lighting of my AT, so I bought some color leds (T5 for the tripmaster and T10 for the rest). In the beginning I bought Blue leds but I wasn't happy with the result, so I bought Green and White (6000k color) leds to try. If you check at the...
  19. Kitped YPVS rebuild begins

    Frame etc back from powdercoating , leaving small bits wrapped until needed
  20. Unbelievable

    Watched this a few times and can't even begin to imagine what the cage driver was thinking! Nowt new there I suppose.