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  1. Africa Twin
    I was recommended to add a thread as I'm currently having another fad of re-building my Africa Twin. I bought it 5 years ago as a 'project' and proceeded to leave it in the shed for 4 years! Last Christmas I dismantled it in a shed, since then I've moved house and have the space to get my teeth...
  2. Dominator / FMX
    My indicators pack up when it rains. The lights come on but don’t flash. Same whether left or right is selected. All bulbs working ok. I’m no electrician and wouldn’t know how to use a meter to trace a fault. But given that all four bulbs work, the problem occurs on both sides and the switch...
  3. Transalp
    Started to change the output shaft on my 700 XL. All the bolts holding the chrome heat shields and the painted heat shields were sized in so that took me around 4 hours to do, I’m a slow worker, drill out re-tap the holes and order new bolts. The rest went as I expected it to no real drama...
  4. Transalp
    My ‘93 Transalp 600 was putting out 16 volts when I bought it a few months ago, and had had some meltdown in the distant last. It had an Electrexworld reg/rec on it. This morning I fitted a brand new aftermarket reg/rec to it. Wired it up, mounted it on a nice alloy heat sink plate of my own...
  5. Transalp
    So after 31,500 miles the headlight bulb dip filament gave up on my 650 the first thing that's ever gone wrong with the bike :D I found out when I switched on the ignition thirty five miles away from home in the pitch black :( and so the beam adjuster came in really handy as it let me lower the...
  6. Transalp
    My 700 Alp has now been gone for 4 months and during a clean out of the garden shed I came across the original cat box that I removed. I also have the Honda touring screen that came with the bike. If anyone is interested in taking these off my hands then they are yours for free. They will need...
  7. Dominator / FMX
    Apologies for yet another possible carb issue / tickover problem post but before I go and take the bike for some dyno time and tweaking I've been trying to make sure everything else is ok. Work so far including recent work by the previous owner - new CDI carb clean and rejet to 60 pilot...
  8. Dominator / FMX
    New owner saying hi - fuelling help Hi all, I picked up my first 1999 nx650 Dominator this weekend after many years of sports bikes and wanting a change to something with a bit more comfort and adventure in mind. It's not my first thumper as I owned a XT600 after passing my test but being so...
  9. Africa Twin
    Bit of a strange ask but here goes. Anyone any ideas on how to clean off oil (might be ACF50) that I spilt on the standard seat? Got a couple of marks. Tried hot soapy water. Also some bike cleaner but the stains are still there on the rough bit of the saddle. Did not want to be too aggressive...
  10. Transalp
    Hi all I've been riding my trusty Transalp daily now for 12 months. It was time for a new Chain and Sprocket set. I removed everything that was required and gave it all a good clean. Fitted both Sprockets then re-assembled with the new chain. Had some problems with riveting the master link as...
  11. For Sale / Wanted
    got an SLR 650 with no carb any condition considered as i will clean and rebuild. also looking to put a 21" wheel and brake in it swap for the current 19" set up ?? cheers Ewen. located in London .
  12. Transalp
    Photos of my Alps strip down, clean, oily rag refurb & rebuild . . . Before . . . . on the day of purchase actually Don't you just luv a nice clean rim? :rolleyes: 10k / 20 years miles of chain crud Front end work commences Front end rebuild in progress Heavy Duty crash...
  13. For Sale / Wanted
    Hi, just about to buy an old 1978 XL125K2, with the orange tank and black side panels, that's looking tired and neglected. She is in need of some TLC and some parts. My list consists of about 30 parts from memory, I know that's almost the full bike. Looking to find out if anyone has the main...
  14. Dominator / FMX
    Good evening all, I'm having problems wondering whether the fmx sparkplug should be a short plug as each time I renew the plug it never seems to go in all the way, I clean threads and put plug in until I feel it stop hard and I can see the crush washer still isn't home, it's been like this since...
  15. Transalp
    After taking my calliper apart to clean the pistons and bores and to replace the seals I made the error of not taking photos of where the two clips/shims go !! I've ordered a manual but until it comes can anybody help? It's a twin piston calliper off a '93 transalp and there are two stainless...
  16. XL
    Hi all A couple of months ago I bought a 1984 XL600R which seems to have had a hard life. The idea being to strip it down, clean it up and sort it out so that I have a decent looking bike that I can enjoy getting dirty again. My latest problem has got me stumped and I'm hoping someone will be...
  17. For Sale / Wanted
    sold
  18. Africa Twin
    My brake light isn't working with the front brake. I was hoping a quick clean of the connections at the switch would fix it, but no joy. What else is it that might be the problem. I read one thread where a guy had a broken wire. I'm hoping that isn't what's wrong with mine. Brake light works...
  19. XR Technical Specs
    Getting Close-ish to a finished XR250.... but I'm stuck.... Okay, so I have followed the manual & I can't seem to figure it out. You hold the cam lifter lever down & it will sit in the correct position (so that it can be actuated by the kick start & not sitting against the wall) I put the...
  20. 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...
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