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  1. XR400R I Need Cylinder Head anyone?

    XR
    Hi ive bought a 97 XR400R but upon inspection its got a broken valve which in turn has damaged the head too much for repair so im looking for a head preferably with valves/cam etc im in UK? Thanks in advance.
  2. Dash Cam Experiences?

    Photography
    Hello, fellow two-wheelers! I consider mounting a (double) dash cam on my bike, and I can´t navigate in the jungle - I would rather get tips from experienced people in here. INNOVV seems to be a good choice, but one place it was mentioned that it stops recording for a short period of time now...
  3. back brake problem RD07a

    Africa Twin
    Bike was running perfect and I decided to fit rugged roads snail cam chain adjusters which only involves taking long bolt out etc. Went out on bike today and brake performance not good. The rear brake used to be very good and I didnt think I lost a spacer but what have I done wrong?
  4. strange clicking sound

    Dominator / FMX
    i have just rebuilt my 92 dommie top end new followers,oilpump disaster. I have fitted everything back as itshould be however when turning the motor over on the crank to find the T mark. As i rotate the crank i can hear a "click" is this the cam actuating the decrompression plunger? should i be...
  5. Exhasut makes loud pop/bang after piston change and setting cam timing.

    Mechanical Advice
    Bike wont start! Exhasut makes loud bang after piston change and setting cam timing. I got a stomp juicebox 3 110cc off my friend. He told me he was riding it and the bike slowed down and when he turned it off it wouldn't turn back on. I knew a bit about bikes and after searching forums and...
  6. No spark at coils

    Africa Twin
    HI I connected all my wiring harness last night and put a battery in and the old girl actually turned over when i pushed the "GO" button, Happy days. I've been poking round with a test light and noticed there is no power getting to the wire's that connect to the coil's.I don't have a fuel cut...
  7. Cam chain guide Replacement issue

    XR
    Hello from Greece,Im rebuilding my XL600LM (1985-PD04) and i need the GUIDE, CAM CHAIN Part number:14620MK4620 which replaces (14620MG3003, 14620MK4600, 14620MK4601 that older XRs have). The problem is that this part, is no longer available!!!Has anyone tried the NX650 ? i.e.(14620MN9870 Guide...
  8. Top end rebuild

    Dominator / FMX
    Due to oil starvation to the top end, I need a new cam and rockers after I ran about 200ml dry at the top end (how do you know u ntil its knackered?!?!)...wondered why the tappets needed constant adjustment!! Now very badly worn. Anyway, looks expensive so am looking at getting some used parts...
  9. Engine Noise

    Africa Twin
    Hi! I have this Africa Twin RD07 a -98 model. I bought it like 3 years a go and it had the knocking sound from then. I have replaced the cam chain tensioner and exhaust gaskets. Non off this did help. The sound is only there when driving when the engine get some resistance. When standing...
  10. 2000 AT tank on a transalp?

    Transalp
    Hi Im building a bike from my 2000 AT and a 600v Transalp frame and wanted to know if anyone has managed to fit the petrol tank from an RDO7a onto a transalp. I think the frame on the transalp is wider so the tank sits higher?? Cheers Cam
  11. Tools needed to stirp TA

    Transalp
    Hi All, I'm doing a quick trip to Brisbane to pick up a doner Trans Alp and need to pull front end and swing arm / rear wheel off to fit on a pallet for shipping to Darwin. I will be cutting the frame to fit it on as the frame is bent and i have a spare. Just after some info on what tools i may...
  12. Valve Clearances and Cam Chain Tensioners

    Varadero
    After having a 2002 carb'd Vara, I bought one of the last Varaderos in 2014 (manufactured 2011) and now it has done 27,400 mainly on long trips around Europe. I was just wondering how long the CCTs are good for? I don't hear any nasty rattles or anything so I'm just wondering whether it's a good...
  13. 97 XRV750 cam shaft sprocket timing marks slightly off during re-assembly suggestions

    Africa Twin
    Split the cases on 97 XRV750 but now during assembly the rear cylinder cam shaft sprocket timing marks slightly off...could it be off one tooth on lower sprocket, any suggestions? As you can see in attached photo the left side horizontal mark is about a half or quarter tooth below the right...
  14. where should the cam cover breather route too?

    Dominator / FMX
    As above my dominator engine has a breather tube on the cam cover but it is open to the air,this seems wrong where did it go originally? Idont use the airbox from a dominator and wonder how it was connected
  15. What to replace when opening engine

    Africa Twin
    Hi all! I’m restoring my RD03, I have just taking the entire bike apart and will start with the frame and engine. The engine was burning about 1L oil for 2,500km and most of the seals are leaking so I will replace all the seals and put some new piston rings in. My question to ye is what...
  16. XL125 spark advancer puzzle

    XL
    Recently rebuilt a 1980 CT125, had high rev misfire, ( similar to "4 stroking") appeared to be due to cam shaft journal wear "bouncing" the points so had bearings made and fitted, still had a misfire which stopped when the advancer was locked, Someone previously had welded the original advancer...
  17. X400 valve clearances

    XR Technical Specs
    Hi there. This is my XR400 which hopefully will take me to the Sahara later this year, but not before I check the valves and cam chain. Does anyone have the valve clearances and any special info I may need. It has the standard decompression lever. Thanks in advance Ben
  18. Considering a first purchase

    Transalp
    Hi all, my first post. Currently riding a harley twin cam but looking for a second bike for daily use but also the occasional longer trip. I have heard good things about the transalp. I like the styling and want a carbed bike. Any advice and suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance
  19. Vfr 800 FI into a RD03

    Africa Twin
    Just wondering what my options are for an engine swap. My RD03 (650) is comming on to 95000km and its time to replace cam chains & tensioners..... Can get my hands on a VFR 800 FI for a fair price (way less than what the cam chain adventures gonna cost)...........
  20. cam chain tenioner

    Dominator / FMX
    HAS ANYONE GOT A SPARE CAM CHAIN TENSIONER PART 9(FRONT TENSIONER)FOR SALE OR SWAP I HAVE LOTS OF ENGINE PARTS AND A SPARE CAMCHAIN TENSIONER PART 4 ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED
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