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  1. New Member from US-XL125 Question

    XL
    Howdy, y'all. I thought you might expect a Yank to begin like that ;) I have a '78 XL 125 I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions. The good: under 700 miles on it. The bad: Out in the weather for a long time. I just got the piston unstuck and the muffler may be beyond repair. First question: The...
  2. Casting Fissures - any experiences? 2009 DR 125

    Suzuki
    Hello, I'm new to the forum - I've been pointed here by a fine member of BCF as I may be able to get some info. Changing my oil/filter yesterday I found a crack in the 'filter housing' (not sure of the proper name!), along with two other tiny ones. I'm told this is not uncommon and should be...
  3. Triumph Warranty Woes

    Triumph
    Right first of all I have to apologise to Jim Simpson (africajim) for if I'd have listened to his gripes instead of defending thid brand/dealer network I wouldn't be in this situation. Jim, I humbley apologise I purchased My July 2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC ABS with 3500 miles on the clock on the...
  4. Transalp Carbs - 600v - 1989 vk

    Transalp
    The transalp rebuild is coming together - slowly - apart from a broken casting on the front brake reservoir, the only other obstacle is that it intermittently only runs on the rear cylinder. The front cylinder has fuel and spark and 50% of the time runs fine. Every now and again however it stops...
  5. a brake reservoir saving bracket

    Africa Twin
    This neat little bracket enables you to move your right hand mirror back in line with the left hand one. The big benefit of this is that if you do drop your Africa Twin you are not in danger of breaking your front brake reservoir, as the original mirror mount is all part of the same casting...
  6. Japan Nuclear Site

    Chatter
    What is the English linguistic expression for "It's safe... But hold on, don't fly over it! Scientists drive me crazy, I remember the Jeff Goldblum line "They knew they could, they just never stopped to think whether they should". Don't accuse me of being a luddite, but casting my mind back to...
  7. Dommie Newbie needs tech advice please

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi Guys Billyboy here down in devon (uk). Picked up a 2001 dommie NX650X 6 weeks ago and whilst checking through the bike a number of questions are beginning to surface that i'm hoping someone can advise me on. This'll probably be the start of many and if you see the same questions...
  8. 1997 xr600r kickshaft on a 1988 - possible?

    XR
    I have a chance to buy a resonable condition 1997 kickshaft assembly (even comes with idler gear) but I need it to fit my twisted 1988 engine. Does anyone on here know if it will fit, either as a complete assembly or stripped just to replace the shaft? the part no.s for the shaft are the same on...
  9. A few worthwhile mods to my EXC

    Everything Orange - KTM
    Apart from the CRD Rad braces, i've fitted some stainless steel meshes to the front of the rads so's to keep the debris from getting in between the fins of the rad. Tried & tested in numerous enduros, H&Hs & greenlane miles. Acerbis handguards & a carbon fibre clutch master cylinder protector...
  10. XL700 Windscreen mount - anyone tried one of these?

    Transalp
    Hi, all (and a belated Happy New Year). Been lurking for a long while - bike hasn't turned a wheel for about three months (did something to my back - managed the same trick last year, too!). Anyway, I'm hoping to be back on the road shortly, and, casting around for things to improve the beast...
  11. Gutted - xr250 head problem

    XR
    After a 60 miles journey to Chester and back on Tuesday my bike developed a knocking noise. It sounded like a tappet had come out of adjustment but after seeking advice I decided to eliminate a few things. The first think I checked was the oil from the sump for metal shavings but this was a...
  12. Disaster

    Transalp
    Well disaster has struck. Out Friday and saturday racked up the miles. sunday morning spin with the missus. Not happy with the back brake, gets home and after fitting the panniers to the good ladies Hog, Think "I know I'll strip and clean the back calliper. Out with the socketry, undo the...
  13. Brake Master cylinder

    Transalp
    Whilst looking at the electrical gubbins, I thought I'd have a look at the missing mirror that came off when Mrs Flip had to park her bike on it's side going up the Stelvio pass this year!!! Car chopped the hairpin and she stopped, but the bike toppled over and the mirror hit the wall. Instead...
  14. Front Brake Disaster

    Transalp
    Thought I should let you guys no what I have found. Last week I serviced my 55 plate TA, bleeding the brakes while I was stuck bent double after doing the tappets. After the brake bleed Noticed that I had a whiring noise when the front brake was applied quite hard. the whiring noise then turned...
  15. Rear sprocket bolts

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi, I need to change the rear sprocket on my 1999 Dominator but a previous owner has rounded off all the nuts and I can't shift them, even invested in a new spanner and socket in the hope that there was enough left. I have ordered a new set of nuts, bolts and washers (must be gold plated for the...
  16. Buttermere Revisited...THE FULL SP

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Thursday morning... Off I go to collect my bike from the local shop, that was supposed to have done the head race bearings. They hadnt done the job.. Bearing on back order. The bearings are not bad by any means. Get back home and start loading bike up. Then the delays start..... The new...
  17. Levers down? How much grief?

    Transalp
    Was putting some metal handguards on my '99 600TA, and while I was about it I decided to play around with the levers to make them a bit more comfortable for me. I'm quite tall, and have big hands, so like the levers set pointing quite far down, to make it easier to get my fingers from levers to...
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