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  1. Dominator gauge-block differences on diff. generations

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello! A quick question: are there any differences in the back-cover (most importantly in mounting points) of the speedoblock depending on the generation, i.e. are they identical and/or swappable? Happened to break the mounting ears on mine of a 1995 RD08 while carelessly tackling a motocross...
  2. Rear Caliper Sleeve

    Dominator / FMX
    I just made myself one of these sleeves out of stainless steel for the rear caliper on a 96 RD08 (part No14 in the link below) hoping i'll never have to replace it again. Its a cheep enough part but i wanted an excuse to use the grooving tool i bought :D I made two so have one spare if anyone is...
  3. New slipper chain - DIY job

    Just in case anyone else in the UK needs one of these parts and does not want to pay the stupid price of £32 :disgust: ........ (these are only $15 in the states) I just made & fitted today, seems OK. Cost me about £2 & 1/2hr effort. (I bought a 25mm thick hard rubber dapping block on eBay)
  4. U.K. First Registration

    Africa Twin
    Hi everyone, last week I finally brought an RD03 from France, I've been waiting a very long time for that moment. I'm in the process of getting everything sorted so it can be registered with the DVLA but I've run into a stumbling block. Because the bike is old enough not to have a EU...
  5. power source for sat nav - XL700

    I've finally succumbed to a sat nav and am looking at how to wire it into my trusty Transalp (XL700VA). I'm sure that somewhere on this forum I've seen that there is a spare connector block in the front cowl that can be used as a power source - but can't for the life of me find it now! Any...
  6. FX650 Air Cutoff Valve

    Dominator / FMX
    Anyone managed to find a source for the diaphragm in the air cut off valve (just above throttle cable on right of carb) I have a slightly damaged one and baulking at the £110 Honda want for one Part #9 on Genuine Honda Parts | Honda Cars | Honda Motorcycles | Honda Power Products | Lings Honda...
  7. Need help with fork conversion

    Hi everyone got myself a 2000 plate xr 400, it's had a crf fork conversion done. Now my question is can someone help me please and measure from the ground to say the dip stick or somewhere. I want to make sure that due to the forks being changed when I'm checking the oil it's accurate and...
  8. How to remove carb needle from holder?

    Africa Twin
    Hi I have an rd7a (2003) and im in the process of a carb overhaul. Can't get the friggen needle out of the needle holder (black slide block that's attached to the diaphragm) The heinz manual say insert a 4mm screw, and then just pull. The screw goes in happy, but the needle holder seems...
  9. Oil seal removal

    Has anyone any suggestions on how to remove the oil seal from the right hand crankcase? It's the seal part 11 on here: Genuine Honda Parts | Honda Cars | Honda Motorcycles | Honda Power Products | Lings Honda Motorcycle Parts selection | Honda Bike XL700VA9 | RIGHT CRANKCASE COVER Cheers Karl
  10. 30amp Fuse Holder Block

    Africa Twin
    I'm looking to rewire/route the electrics too this block as its a known trouble spot. Does the main battery feed also supply the spade connectors in this block in some way? I thought I saw a thread related too this subject on here at some point. Lecy stuff is not my bag and need a idiots guide...
  11. Reserve light on transalp 700.

    What does the display show when the bikes on reserve? The lowest ive had the fuel gauge is one segment or block left at 150-160 miles,what does the gaude show after one block or segment left?.cheers.
  12. anyone know where to get one of these springs from ?

    Africa Twin
    hi everyone i have finally bitten the bullet and the rebuild has started. having had the engine in pieces for over a year it is going back very well. However i have hit a small block ? i noticed that the primary gear only has two springs? (see picture) i am sure there should be three? . does...
  13. 2000 Dominator Carb removal and re-jetting help please.

    Dominator / FMX
    As you may know I've replaced the original silencers on my 2000 NX650 with the end cans off a Triumph Street Triple (see original post). Now the winter nights are here I'd like to 'up' the main jet a bit as per comments on other people's posts about changing exhausts & air filters. So, I've...
  14. Lowering SLR650

    Dominator / FMX
    I think I'd like the SLR I'm picking up to be a bit lower so have been looking at how to do it. This lowering block: Honda SLR 650 RD09 1996 MFW Lowering Kit Drop 30mm | eBay - pic below - looks like a good start for the rear shock but not yet having the bike I'm not sure how it fits. I'm...
  15. Wanted: Used front RD03 brakeline

    For Sale / Wanted
    All I need from the brakeline is the top steel block. Could come from another bike if the upper block is the same. Would buy several if available. Also need ASAP the plastic inlet for the rear MC. Mine is broken at the neck. Part # 43503-MS8-006 and available on most Transalp...
  16. ...varadero engine block colour

    ...anyone know what colour the main engine block is on the varadero thou? got a bit of a corroded one here that requires a new paint job. side casings are getting partly polished and painted matt black. ...and has anyone re-routed them bloody awful looking brake pipes? there defo getting...
  17. Power distrubtuon block with common live & earth

    Mechanical Advice
    Power distribution block with common live & earth Hola mes amigos i amigas, So here's my thinking - I want to connector 3 or 4 gadgets to my battery but don't want to overwhelm the battery with ring terminals. As such I'm thinking to run a nice chunky (30a current wossit gauge?) pig tail...
  18. Rear sprocket noise arrester.

    Africa Twin
    On the oem rear sprocket according to this (no 4) Honda Motorcycle Parts / Genuine Honda Parts | Honda Cars | Honda Motorcycles | Honda Power Products | Lings Honda there is a "noise arrester" on the rear sprocket,my A/T has oem chain and sprockets but not the noise arrester,has anyone got one...
  19. Dominator lower chain slider ???

    Dominator / FMX
    Any one know what this bracket i've circled in red is for on the RD08 domi cant see nowt in the manual fitted down there On the early dominator there's a chain slider down there, there's also one on my AT so decided to fit one to my dominator as i don't like the chain sag, there seems to be...
  20. CZ & SK

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    A couple of pics from 2 quick tours of the Czech Republic(or at least the bit nearest us!) and a bit of Slovakia. I was actually searching for old eastern bloc aircraft, so not many scenic pics:toothy9: I won't bore you with pics of rotting MiGs etc ;-) Housing block in Dubnica(SK) Ostbloc...