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  1. Africa Twin
    Hello Everyone, I came out to find what appears to be a clear film separating from the tank with water or air trapped underneath, after a night of heavy downpour. The safety stickers appear to be on the outside which suggests that this clear coating is original. Has anyone experienced anything...
  2. Dominator / FMX
    So the weekend was supposed to be a wife free bike stripping and rough tickover solving couple of days with maybe a cheeky ride out or two. All started well other than an exhaust valve inspection cap trying to break while being removed but I managed to remove it with only minor damage. The...
  3. Africa Twin
    https://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/r784/adamnightingale/DT200R%20Restoration/Capture_zps1u7mvupa.jpg Hi All I am trying to get a severely corroded RD04 running, The carbs have completely seized and it appears to be due to external corrosion. Is there a good resource available to understand...
  4. Africa Twin
    Hello everyone. I have read mostly all threats and post about XRV choke and lean problems and haven't find solution for my running lean problem.. slowly dropping revs and hunting idle... and only air leak that i can find is from choke. I have reamoved choke cable and pushed choke valve/plunger...
  5. Varadero
    Help please! Bike immaculate,, tank gets damaged but worked fine, full fill ups etc. Tank gets repaired, cracking job. Bike given back with fuel light on???? Got home, decided to go to garage to fill up--- bike cuts out. Put 3 gallons in, still would not start--no smell of petrol. Dropped...
  6. Dominator / FMX
    Arrrggghhh Not started it for a few weeks, had become more and more difficult to start cold, and now - won't start at all Had lost interest in it lately, now even more so So, after trying to start for a while, (turns over fine), checked spark - nothing I have in the last year or so replaced...
  7. Africa Twin
    Hi, I intend blanking off the chokes on my AT. Will I remove the chokes completely, or fix them permanently in the open position? If I remove them, what will I use to cap the opening? Regards, Pat F.
  8. Varadero
    hello, My friend and neighbor only had one key for his xl125v 2002 and has lost it,he has searched everywhere but no luck,he has a very active toddler who may have chucked it,anyway can anyone tell me where the key number is located on this model,would it be on the inside of the petrol cap?under...
  9. Africa Twin
    Just a little tip if your looking for a new cap for the swing arm bolt i found these work great. Just had to cut about 6mm off the length for it to fit flush...
  10. Dominator / FMX
    Since Ive had this bike, about 3 1/2 years or so, its never been a quick or good starter or go that well, and have had an increasing problem with stalling at idle So over the last year or so Ive done quite a few things to try and solve or at least improve things, get it running nicer etc New...
  11. Dominator / FMX
    Trying to find out what size thread are the oil connections on my RD08 frame. I know the oil filler cap is M20 x 2.5 Looking to find out what the otherconnections are
  12. Dominator / FMX
    :mad: I own a honda vigor fx650y,built montessa honda factory spain 2000,first reg 2002,the one and only key was stolen from my home along with my car and household items(we were asleep,he was in our house for 30mins),i will have his thumbs if i find him,however i now need a key to start the...
  13. Africa Twin
    Hi I have recently bought a very cheap 1989 RD03. It had been stolen, and was written of by the insurance company. The thieves have painted it flat black, and broken some parts. Luckily the black paint comes of quite easily, without damaging the original paint or decals, but I'm having...
  14. Dominator / FMX
    This is the air cut off valve cap Amongst many other things i tried to make sure everything is clean etc So when I tried to blow through this i thought it could be blocked Very difficult to blow through so i thought try pushing something through Tried old fuse wire, nope, tried a pin, nope...
  15. Dominator / FMX
    Woe is me:( Fed up now, been doing allsorts to the bike including carb and still chugging, erratic running, weak spark and seemingly rich mixture Carb off, intense inspection, clean, change some bits, jets, diaphragm etc Currently on 155 main, 55 slow, small washer under needle New Pulse...
  16. For Sale / Wanted
    Coming soon: my spare pair of RD07a forks (also fit RD07, but don't have the valve for "air assistance" in the fork cap). I don't think these fit an RD04. I say "coming soon" as I have one sheared fork brace bolt to remove :hmph: You could have them right away (and cheap) if you were...
  17. Africa Twin
    Took delivery of my new bike camera yesterday, It has two cameras , pic capture , video , collision sensor , HD and was only £30.. Tested it out and the quality is pretty good, Takes a micro SD up to 32GB, does rolling carture and has low light mode
  18. Transalp
    Hello, I have been off this forum for a few years as I traded my 700 Alp for a 650GS and then a CRF250M, but have decided now as there is nothing as good as a Transalp, I had to go back to the one I loved! Received my 55 plate XL650V today in the snow, and have started looking at what needs...
  19. Accessories
    Anyone got a spare cap for a tool tube? Bike fell over on way to a bike rally and the RHS cap smashed into three pieces Thanks for any help John Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
  20. XR
    Hi all Can someone please advise me my bike has no spark but lights come on when using kickstart have checked plug and cap all seam good I have looked at the stator coils and have seen a small amount of damage Is this enough to cause the problem Hope to attach a pic Thanks in advance Rich
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