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  1. Varadero
    How vital is it to do the 16k mile valve clearance check/fix on the Vara if the bike has been regularly serviced prior to this time? I know that the bucket and shim setup is very robust but dare it be left for say, 18-20K?
  2. Dominator / FMX
    right here we go again.i know i have done things arse about tit but im at the stage where my bike is stalling at lights and low revs.ok,i did the £1.75 jet mod thread and this what i have done,,,,,, i have a main jet of .165 a slow jet of .50 a k+n air filter the stock twin end cans have been...
  3. Mechanical Advice
    Hi folks. Any one reccomend where I could get an overlong set of fork caps made up for the Vara? I think +35mm or so should be right, idea to increase the front ground clearance a bit, but mainly to change the geometry a touch to minimise the front wheel tuck in inherent with a 19" wheel and a...
  4. Africa Twin
    As the title says really - with a 17" front will anything hit the tarmac when cornering etc? Cheers
  5. Transalp
    Further to my last thread ( free at last), Having done the rest of the service, i.e. , plugs,valve clearance, filter oil ect, it was balancing the carbs that made the difference. Before it sounded rough and spate back on light throttle and even stalled at lights. As soon as my pal put his guages...
  6. Transalp
    Hi, Just wondering if there are any issues when installing an genuine Honda centre stand, I do expect to loose some ground clearance but what else could be an issue? Cheers Blues
  7. For Sale / Wanted
    I seem to have a couple of these knocking around, they are from Honda but fit most brands of 65mm canister type bike filters, (having said that I'm not sure if they will go on the Alp/At due to the clearance) say £3.50 posted HONDA GENUINE OIL FILTER TOOL / WRENCH / REMOVER 65MM | eBay Phil
  8. XL
    OK you XL 250 owners, one of you must know inlet and exhaust gaps ???
  9. Mechanical Advice
    Any ideas what tappet clearance's for an XLR 250 RFVC engine?
  10. Dominator / FMX
    hi all, i've been having some valve clearance problems over the last few days and was wandering if any one can help me out? its a 1988 nx650, running pretty much fine before apart from a bit of clicking coming from right exhaust valve (i think) when cold. i adjusted the valves at what i...
  11. Dominator / FMX
    My bike won't start if i set the valve clearance as per the manual on the right hand exhaust valve (o.12mm just before tdc where the valve has no lift) it just fires once and thats it. If i set the valve clearance on one of the other parts of the cam (where the valve should have slight lift)...
  12. XR
    hi all, i know there is a thread covering this issue, but im paranoid about doing harm to my beloved xr!! im worried about the fact i seem to have cranked the engine over and over to find tdc. is the loud click i hear the decompression valve opening and closing? if i get it wrong whats the...
  13. Africa Twin
    Hi all, I'm wondering if there are any ways to know if somethings going wrong in the engine, I know if the valve clearance is up then there's a tapping sound but what if there tight? I doin't have any smoke or any abnormal noises but I'd like to know what to look for?
  14. BMW
    These's not as much on the GSA as I thought. :confused: I've just had the left peg AND the side stand on the ground. I must admit I wasn't expecting it to touch down quite so soon and it gave me a bit of a fright. At least that side of the tyre can be considered scrubbed in :)
  15. Chatter
    Folks, We've added a Clearance section to our web site where you can buy motorcycle oils we're over-stocked on or are clearing down. In the clearance section at the moment, we've a selection of Castrol 4 stroke and 2 stroke oils at substantially reduced prices, and your 10% club discount...
  16. Transalp
    has anyone tried increasing rear ground clearance other than adjusting preload the link for the rear shock has an angle in it, it looks as though inverting this link should give another inch or so of clearance - is this uncharted territory or is this a known trick?
  17. Transalp
    Does anybody know the specifications for the valve clearances on both cyclinders on the Honda XL700 Transalp ????. Appreciate that info.
  18. Dominator / FMX
    Can anyone let me Know the valve clearances for the Slr? Cheers Daz
  19. Transalp
    Hey guys, I know I should know this but I don't have a Haynes manual and I just can't find the information anywhere on the web for it. I am about to check the valve clearances on my alp and would love to know what they should be. The closest information I have found and which I expect is true...
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