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  1. 83 XL 125 help

    XL
    Hello My son has just bought an 85 XL 125 Whilst dooing the deal the seller said I have another 1983 XL 125 in bits in the shed, so I bought it as I wanted one 30 years ago. I now need help as the rear suspension is seized and been cut out! Looking for a parts diagram for it but cant find one as...
  2. Mpumalanga or bust

    Africa Twin
    Have not been on a decent bike trip in at least 12 years. Leaving Johannesburg tomorrow for the Lowveld region of Mpumalanga, for 4 days. Its winter, its raining at the wrong time, quite cool, but we have united some of our old biker group and going. An old AT(2001), a newish one(2017), a...
  3. 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...
  4. Dominator cut out - revs drop out

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi Guys, Not been around much lately, not had much to report or not been best placed to assist. Have been lurking in the background though. Tonight on the way home from work I had a nightmare. Bike started to cut out from the moment I set off, I initially thought the bike was cold. All the...
  5. For Sale: Garmin Zumo cradle CANBUS power lead

    For Sale / Wanted
    dunno if this works on all bikes.. but I had it on my R1200 GSA, for connecting from the head-stock power connection to the cradle of my Garmin Zumo 30 euro posted (to Ireland or UK) . Payment by Paypal (gift option please) ta iain
  6. They stole my Vara...

    Varadero
    ...and I was struggling to work out how. Nicked from work car park and headed for fields, I followed tracks across them, I was sprinting and I'm no slouch for a big lad! I was a few mins behind them, loads of folk telling me... Couldn't see how they'd pushed it up the hills, doubt they started...
  7. Front sprocket tab washer

    Africa Twin
    I have just picked up a new chain and sprocket kit for my 1992 RD04 Then discovered that I need a new tab washer, the splines on it are terminally shagged. I orderd one at the same time from M+P who waited five days before telling e that it is not listed as a part. Very helpful as I am spending...
  8. Just got a vigor 650 few questions

    Dominator / FMX
    whats the amount of oil they take what bars are best any one have a pdf as I have no manual this is the bike 14000 mmile on needs new tyres which I have on order and a good clean and other bits but a lovely ride just bars are poor and like some china speacials
  9. intermittent engine cut out.

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi I get an occasional engine cut out on a 1999 Dominator. It happens randomly about 3 times a year during winter (I use it daily). But it's always the same: riding to work, everything warm, it just dies. This happens idling, accelerating, or doing anything really. Electrics seem fine but it...
  10. Battery died

    Dominator / FMX
    Guys, I almost made the whole year (commuting calendar year) without a mechanical or electrical breakdown. However the last couple of days as the temperatures have dropped I noticed my bike was harder to turn over in the mornings. Normal starting procedure is press the starter button, crank a...
  11. Wanted: RD07 Metal Handlebar/Lever Protectors (Eg. BarkBusters)

    For Sale / Wanted
    After some handlebar/lever protectors to fit an RD07. Preferably just some strong Aluminium bar type that would allow me to keep the OEM wind guards. Bark busters or other similar brand considered. Matt.
  12. Thinking of a Varadero - advice needed

    Varadero
    Hi, I'm attracted to the Varadero as my Falco is just too uncomfortable and the Vara fairing seems to allow 90-100 mph cruising in comfort. My concern is that the off-road styling means that the exhausts are exactly where the panniers should go - photos I've seen seem to make the bike as wide...
  13. Leukemia Busters at Matterley 26 July

    Charity Events
    Hampshire motocross club are holding their Leukemia Busters Motocross event at the famous Matterley Basin in Winchester tomorrow (26th July) Adults - a fiver Kids under 14 - free All in a good cause as far as I'm concerned Scott Redding is gonna be there too apparently
  14. New (to me) Africa Twin, and new to forum...

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi there, Tommy from Northern Ireland, 35 years old and this is first Honda, and obviously my first Africa Twin, and as such any opinions and advice are absolutely welcome, good and bad! Previously had a Yamaha Fazer FZ6, BMW G650G, currently on a F800 GS Adventure which is now joined by the...
  15. 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"...
  16. Commuting and accident rates

    Riding
    I got my Dominator on 14th Feb this year, so I have been commuting for about two and a half months. In that time I have seen four motorcycle accidents, two of them two nights in a row. I witnessed one first hand, One I rode past on the way to work with the others all being on the way home. In...
  17. Accuracy of Africa Twin RD07 Trip Master converted to give digital speed reading

    Africa Twin
    A few months ago I modified my Trip Master to display the speed in kmph (my speedo gear unit on the axle is busted..) and it was a breeze to do it. However (quite by chance..) I discovered that the speed reading is not accurate! I have mounted my Garmin E-Trex 30 GPS unit on the handle bar and...
  18. OW Transalp Grips

    Transalp
    Hi all, the part of my "Do up the Alp" puzzle came today from wemoto.com, but I think I might have a problem.... In my tiny mind both grips should have different diameters, so the throttle side should have a larger 'hole' to accommodate the throttle sheath - does that make sense? :) Both the...
  19. Looking for: Countershaft Comp.

    XR
    Hi guys, I need some help again. My mechanic says the Countershaft Comp (23220-MN9-641). of my XR600 (1986) is busted. I tried looking online to buy a new one but I can't find any. I would like to ask if is there any website or place that you know where I can order it? Or perhaps you know if the...
  20. What changes to the bike do you declare on your insurance quote?

    Insurance
    Hi, It's insurance time again and I have started on the comparison sites as I do every year, but the problem is declaring changes to the vehicle, I have a 700 Transalp that when bought had every tour tech accessory fitted, sumpgaurd, spot lights, crashbars, panniers, brake protectors, gear...
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