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  1. Africa Twin
    Well. Here is a fine thing. In wanting to check valve clearances and carb settings/balancing I looked over the carbs to check all was well before starting the job. To my horror, I discovered that one of the fuel mixture screws was seized. Not only that but the half the head of the screw was...
  2. Dominator / FMX
    I have just installed the engine after a cam chain change valve stem change head clean and general tidy valves and the like. I ensured cam was in correct position on rebuild, set valve clearances. cleaned carb fitted 50 and 150 jet for my arrow end can. engine starts but I cannot rev the engine...
  3. Cagiva
    I have started my belts and shims service on the Elefant (every two years regardless of mileage) which involves fitting new timing belts and checking valve clearances along with all the usual stuff. So for anyone that has considered buying an Elefant - this is what to expect. A few photos...
  4. Dominator / FMX
    After setting my valve clearances yesterday so they was spot on, today they have dissapeared into thin air. With four revolutions of the engine they are still tight. with no gap. 1st revolution there is a click from the valves as the piston rises up to TDC........no gap. 2nd revolution, no...
  5. Africa Twin
    I am planning on servicing my bike soon, oil, valve clearances and new plugs, any reccomendations re plugs or just generic DPR8EA9 thingies. It is reluctant to start when cold, I wonder if it might be some fouling from running with seized chokes when I first bought it. I figure all the routine...
  6. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    For sale is my T plate trophy 900.It is in excellent condition and has done 28300miles.Its taxed until Sept and tested to June. Valve clearances checked at 22k and were found to be in tolerance and air filter/box replaced at the same time,these have a service life of 12k. I have recently...
  7. XR
    Hi all I'm new to this so go easy :) I've got an 85 xr 250 and half an xl engine both the twin Carbed model, the xr I've replaced the piston and rings, ground in the valves and set the clearances. It ran ok for a while, then the head gasket started to leak oil, I had to run it like that for a...
  8. Transalp
    Hello again Well since I joined the forum I have been reading all the posts about TAs and have come to the conclusion after seeing the You Tube ABS videos that I want a XL700V with abs. At 63 i want to make my next Adventure before Dementia as safe as possible. Anyway what i would like to ask...
  9. Transalp
    Hi guys I gave my Alp a full service this past weekend - valve clearances, plugs, oil, filters, etc. also fitted Zeta Handguards and new grippier grips. :D Has anyone removed the PAIR system of the 650? does it make any difference to performance of fuel consumption? afaik it is only there to...
  10. Suzuki
    quick question going to attempt the valve clearances for the first time on the dr tommorow. as mine is a kick start model thus it has a manual decompression lever do i have to completely disconnect the actuation cable. cheers martyn
  11. Everything Orange - KTM
    I have just come back form a week of trail-riding/touring in France and now the bike needs some work. I need a new tyre for the front as my MT21 is looking a bit worn, it made for some 'interesting' steering on the way back in the rain While we were there the others nicknamed my bike 'the...
  12. BMW
    I've just come in form the garage after attempting to adjust the valve clearances on the GSA and it's all been a bit of a disaster. First problem was a loose bolt for the head guard which turned out to be stripped threads so it was out with the helicoil kit and after a bit of faffing around due...
  13. Transalp
    I got my Transalp last July with 17k on the clocks and I'm just coming up to 28k and off on a mini Scotland tour on Friday, so over the weekend a mate and I did a full service including checking the valve clearances and changing the fork oil. Everything was as expected until we came to the...
  14. Transalp
    hi this is my first attempt at trying to do my valve clearances on my xl700,has any body had a go if so can give me any idea why i cannot work out how to remove the rear rocker cover,i havent got to the front as yet and i have heared that is even more of a pain.should the front be removed...
  15. Chatter
    ACTUAL PASSPORT LETTER-----HILARIOUS! PASSPORT LETTER This, apparently is an actual letter received by the UK Passport Office. Dear Sirs, I'm in the process of renewing my passport, and still cannot believe This. How is it that Sky Television has my address and telephone number...
  16. Dominator / FMX
    Hi all, Im almost ready to put my dommie back on the road after being laid up for a year, i want to do the valve clearances but have never done them before, I have a fair idea what Im doing but i dont have the clearances, any one have them to hand? its an 89 bike italian import originally
  17. Transalp
    on Heaven's door. I hope not, but my 80,000 mile 2001 TA650 has developed a bit of a rhythmic knocking sensation which i'm feeling through the footpegs while riding along. What could it be? I've serviced it myself the whole time i've had it (from 3000 miles), religiously changing the oil every...
  18. XR
    Hi all. First thing first I'm Sam and I have had my xr250r 91 for about six months now and I'd just like to say bang for bucks it's brilliant. Got it quite cheap so just working my way through bringing it back to it's former glory. I have changed fork seals, air filter, oil,checked valve...
  19. Transalp
    hi ,i've been offered a 20,000 miles 700 only about 16 months old. is there anything to worry about apart from valve clearances, i had a 40,000 mile 650 for 4 years ,i serviced it but never did the valve clearances,thanks steve
  20. Chatter
    It's been one of those days. Yesterday I did the valve clearances on the XR400 and this morning I opened the garage door to find a large puddle of petrol under the bike and an empty petrol tank. Turning the tap to reserve led to a dribble from the carb overflow so it looks like I managed to get...
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