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  1. 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...
  2. Pressing crank bearings

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, Greeting from the west coast of the US. I have been lucky enough to import a 1997 TA. The motor was blown and I'm starting the rebuild process. I need to press the crank shells out of the case and I was wondering what people are using or any tricks. I was planning on turning a pressing...
  3. What headlamp bulbs does the AT use ...

    Africa Twin
    Well folks both my bulbs have blown so before i strip them out what should i be buying bulb wise H5 , H7'S ... :thumbup:
  4. RD07 Dual Pulsar question

    Africa Twin
    Hi members. I'm working on a friends RD07 which he's trying to "bring back from the dead". Long story short. The original engine blew (or got blown) and he bought a new one from a stripped down bike. His bike is a RD07 XRV750 T which has onepick up/pulsar coil listed on the Haynes wiring...
  5. Wanted: Africa twin with a blown engine or output shaft worn

    For Sale / Wanted
    Fancy a project and I know its a long shot but has anyone got an unfinished project or as per title blown engine or worn output shaft and have had enough and what to get rid? I have a few spares and lots of time
  6. Bulb weirdness

    Dominator / FMX
    A curious thing, ladies and gentlemen... Yesterday I went to pick up my bike from a mate who had done a bit of welding for me (that's another story...) Before leaving his place I checked the lights were working. No tail / brake light. My mate said he had checked all was working after doing the...
  7. bike been unused for about 1.5 years

    Dominator / FMX
    As stated above my 89 dominator engined special has gone unused for about 1.5 years apart from starting it about 6 months ago. Today I dragged it out and after charging the battery tried to start in.i could hear the relay click in but the starter did not spin.Thinking the battery was suspect I...
  8. Spotlights come MOT time.

    Transalp
    Hello All! I'm sure the collective fountain of knowledge here will be able to help me. I have one (possible) immediate dilemma and then one I just want to fix... Possible Immediate Dilemma... The Givi Spotlights mounted on my anti crash bars have for whatever reason decided to no longer work...
  9. Manifold studs, bolt - WTF am I going to do here.

    Dominator / FMX
    OK guys sorry for the WTF but I have had this bike two years in February 2017 and since I have had the bike I have know there has been a slight blow from the exhaust manifold. I think this causes the famous loud back fire! Any way face palms aside the bike has not blown up - yet. I do think I...
  10. Africa Twin having a Tantrum

    Africa Twin
    My 1993 AT does a couple of thousand dry miles a year and has done so for the last 6 years (I know .....fair weather and all that). A few weeks ago I went to work on it in glorious sunshine and retuned later after a torrential downpour to find it thoroughly soaked and hard to start. I...
  11. Instrument panel light colour

    Mechanical Advice
    Some of the bulbs have blown and I'm considering replacong them with LEDs - which enables me to pick a colour. I'm aware that red is least detrimental to night vision but is also one of the hardest colours for seeing details. For those of you who went down the coloured road, what colour did...
  12. Vibes.......

    Africa Twin
    Fitted led spots to the crash bars on my rdo4..... 2 of them have blown inside of a week, last one last night lasted 35mins, started looking at why and when revved the bars really vibrate, pegs are vibey bars not so, mirrors are good at any speeds..... Wondering whether to balance the carbs...
  13. Daft question (it is..there's no denying it..) about the fuse box (RD04)

    Africa Twin
    How the heck do I open it? The entire bike is dead and I suspect (aka I hope) a blown main fuse but I can't get into the box and whilst I could force...I don't really want it. There's what appears to be a tab on the "front" (that's the say the side of the box closest to the rear of the bike). Is...
  14. Santa came early.

    Dominator / FMX
    I am in a bit of a better mood today because I just got my Keihin FCR 41mm carb off the courier. All I have to do now is suss out which boot fits and find the required jets and needle which will have to wait until January as I have blown my savings. :clown::clown::clown: I think I will wait...
  15. FX650 oil filter housing problems

    Dominator / FMX
    Evening All I've been running an FX650 Vigor for 4 years without any problems. The mileage is low at 8500, and consequently most components are pretty well as new. The bike had one previous owner, with a dealer service book showing regular services. Carrying out a routine oil change this week...
  16. NX 650 compatible shock - £150 SOLUTION!

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi guys I have been reading into this a a hell of a lot lately. OEM is toast. Wanted a good shock for replacement without paying too much money. First looked at Honda OEM shocks of slightly larger trailies and crossed purpose like the XL600-700V range, XRV Africa Twin and even the XL 1000...
  17. 1982 XL500R Carburettor - Major Problem - help please?

    XL
    Hi All, I have had a major issue with an XL500R and wonder if anyone can help with info. Trying to start it, the bike backfired and has blown the plastic top off the Keihin Carb. When I look closely I can see that the slider has jammed right at the top of the carb also which means the throttle...
  18. Headlight stopped working

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi folks I received new headlamp bulbs yesterday and went out to plug them to see if they worked. The new headlight unit and and the old plug don't fit so I made up three wires with lugs on just to connect it all up to test the light. It all worked fine. Hi beam/low beam etc. So nothing wrong...
  19. Faulty flasher unit?

    Africa Twin
    Last week my bike's indicators suddenly started playing up, sometimes refusing to work and at other times working at double speed as if there's a blown bulb. The unit was replaced 15 months ago. I've checked and cleaned all the connections with no change. At times I can hear the unit "ticking"...
  20. What was that sticker?

    Transalp
    Gave the old 700 Alp a good wash and polish today. When I had finished I noticed thata sticker was missing from the left hand black panel just below the seat. Don't know if it's blown off on a ride or whilst I was cleaning it. Can't find it anywhere :( Can't remember what the sticker was and...
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