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  1. Transalp
    I fancy a change and I am thinking of putting my 2009/10 XL700VA Transalp up for sale. It's in good condition and regularly maintained. Lastbig service was undertaken by the dealer and re-set the valve clearances. It's got 67,000+ on the clocks. Has the OEM Honda topbox on and is in the...
  2. 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...
  3. Dominator / FMX
    Hi to all, I would like to ask what the recommended valve clearances for FMX 650 are. My net research gave me two outcomes: (1) 0.10 (intake) and 0.12 (exhaust) +-0.02 (like in XR650L, Dominator etc) , and (2) 0.10 +-0.02 for both intake and exhaust valves (see here...
  4. 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...
  5. Transalp
    I've just been checking the valve clearances on my XL700 and I've hit an issue. The rear cylinder was all okay but the front was so out that you couldn't even insert a 0.05 feeler gauge. I adjusted the valves to the right settings and checked several times that they were correct before...
  6. XR
    Hey guys It's been a while since I posted as I've had a difficult year emotionally etc, but alas, I have a question of an XR400 nature. I sprayed my valve cover earlier in the year and renewed the copper washers on the rocker pivot bolts as I had an oil weep, and when refitting, I used a new...
  7. 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
  8. Transalp
    1997 Transalp 90,000+ miles. Hi, I have a rattle from the front cylinder, it had appeared fairly quickly and it comes and goes, increases with revs, seems to go away for a bit when the motor heats up, but reappears badly when restart the engine is left for a short time. It is getting worse. So...
  9. Dominator / FMX
    My '99 Dommie is getting close to 48,000 miles, I've had it 4 years and about 12,000 of those miles. It's due for an oil and filter change which I can do myself but I wonder if it's time for more complex work, like getting the valve clearances checked / adjusted, which I couldn't do myself. What...
  10. XR
    So... Riding along and my bike dies.. has no compression..and won't start, next day compression is back but won't start. check valve clearances, and one exhaust valve is too tight. I adjust it and bike starts and i go for a ride.. Pull into my drive and it dies again after 5 mile test run.. i...
  11. XR
    Hello there, I'm a newbie to the site and have an issue with my XR250 (86). After an off on an event last year it lost compression when kicking it over. If I bumped it off it ran perfectly with no loss of power but no compression. I checked the de-compressor and the valve clearances and all ok...
  12. Chatter
    Its that time of year again when my thoughts turn to servicing my bikes for spring.:cool::cool::cool: I need to get my hands on a decent torque wrench because my head needs seeing to.:D:D:D I have only done a couple of hundred miles on my Dommie since I fitted a Wiseco piston and replaced my...
  13. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hello Peeps - I'm selling my Africa Twin as she's not getting out and about enough these days - lovely example, genuine low miles and loads of extras. Comes with: Tank cover Tank Bag Givi Hard Luggage Road legal race can + original Heidenau Scout off road tyres + a set of road tyres...
  14. XR Technical Specs
    Good Evening all Just watched a http://youtu.be/0U8wYB1QQNc where the guy quotes 2 different clearances 0.003 and 0.005.and in the comments there seem to be yet more differences. My manual for after 03' [L6] says 0.003 for both IN/EXH . Has anyone else got reference to two clearances,or,like...
  15. Transalp
    Well yesterday in preparation for my trip to France and Spain next month I bit the bullet and started stripping my XL700 so that I could check the valve clearances. As far as I can tell I think they are fine but I just wanted to double check and get the experience for whenever they do need...
  16. Transalp
    So I failed an MOT on an exhaust hole I didn't notice had formed. Fast forward to today and a bit of the wire brush and I have a lovely hole and surrounding rust. I guess I can patch it somehow but not sure of best way. Someone mentioned a sleeve but if I can avoid removing the whole system...
  17. Other Honda
    I have a 2001 XLR125RW and I've tried to find a manual with no success. I've got the bike running but its not starting up well and the tappits sound noisy. Does anyone know the valve clearances for this bike? And the spark plug gap? Need these urgent as I'm supposed to be doing my cbt on this...
  18. Africa Twin
    Hi Guys. I started noticing on my RD07A a strange phenomenon. Trying to accelerate from anything under 3000rpm in say 2nd or 3rd gear, gives this very deep, slow g-r-r-r-r with the accompanying rattling of the bike and REAL sluggish, but positive acceleration which smooths out as rpm climbs over...
  19. Mechanical Advice
    Good morning, My honda varadero 1000xl is in need of its big service and was wondering if anyone could recommend a good garage in the bucks or Herts area. I would be happy to do the normal service myself but not keen on doing the valve clearances etc. Thanks in advance for any recommendations
  20. Dominator / FMX
    Hi Guys, I think I am going to check my valve clearances tomorrow. No real reason, bike seems to be fine as is but think I should check them. Not been done since I have owned the bike. So what do I need? I have new o-rings for the big nut cover things and a socket which fits a...
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