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  1. Africa Twin
    Hi all, I am having a few problems with the AT, cuts out noot long after start up when riding cold, leave it 19 minutes and it starts again with no more problems!! I have serviced it, changed plugs, fuel filter, fuel lines etc but still happening. only thing left is the fuel pump, it runs with...
  2. Clothing
    Just thought I would let you all know about this waistcoat with high collar. My first go with heated gear and even though it was 10 degrees in the Yorkshire Dales there was always a cold wind. I was wearing a decent Merino wool base layer and the waistcoat over that plus a well known 3 layer...
  3. CRF - New Forum!
    Had my crf 450x stolen last night , if you are going to look at any for sale in the future mine had a few one of marks, deep scratch on the frame near the weld on the left side , one off led headlight, home made stand headlight board had been repaired the a blue plastic piece to hold it to the...
  4. Transalp
    2001 650 Brand new "motobatt" battery fitted recently, all working fine, then one cold morning it only had enough power to turn the engine over twice, then went flat. Battery recharged from the mains. then all starts fine I suspect the Oxford heated grips are killing the battery. They are...
  5. Dominator / FMX
    Arrrggghhh Not started it for a few weeks, had become more and more difficult to start cold, and now - won't start at all Had lost interest in it lately, now even more so So, after trying to start for a while, (turns over fine), checked spark - nothing I have in the last year or so replaced...
  6. Africa Twin
    Hi there, Well its winter again here in northern Germany. Bloody freezing and damp. I have a choice of parking my pristine AT in a damp garage, which I air as much as possible, or under a car port where it will stay dry with no problem with air flow. The bike gets a coating of moisture in the...
  7. For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD TCX infinity gortex boots size 45 uk 11/11.5 100% waterproof leather gortex boot in excellent condition and up to now best boots I have had. Easy to walk in and light. They work well in summer and winter neither to hot or to cold and since buying these have never had wet feet. I dont think...
  8. Africa Twin
    My RD07A have started to behave strange when it is cold. It starts with full choke but dies after a while. I can start it again but slowly dies. If I add throttle it dies at once. When the engine gets warm there is no problem only when cold. It can take 15 min struggling wit hstart gas and...
  9. Africa Twin
    Hi all, I want to do a compression test but can’t find the right PSI number for my bike. I have a Haynes Manual and that shows the numbers for the XRV750 and transalp but not the xrv650, I also have a manual for the xrv650 but it says 28 PSI and that’s not right. Can anybody tell me the...
  10. Africa Twin
    Hello co-africans i have a problem. When mybike is on neutral and only on neutral and only when its cold and I pull the throttle I hear a clicking noise coming from the bottom right of the engine It stops after 10 minutes when the bike is better warmed. Should i worry cause i am frightened as a...
  11. Clothing
    I just ordered this : DUHAN Autumn Winter Motorcycle Jacket Men Motocross Equipment Cotton Lined Cold-proof Motorbike Moto Jacket Protective Gear A friend of mine got it and I love it so I ordered mine. Sent from my MI 5 using Tapatalk
  12. Transalp Technical Specs
    Hello , just bought my first transalp va8 , Picked it up today from Birmingham (uk), Great bike , ride home was cold , but hay , had a smile on my face all the way,, bit of a wheel shake , looked and found that the balance weights on the rims were missing , so that's my first job,, But overall...
  13. Chatter
    For those amongst you that like to have a tinker in the workshop over the cold winter months, how about making a lamp like this one I found on the interweb. As soon as I get a bit of spare cash, I think I will make a pair of them for myself and jnr as I have some old pistons lying around.;););)...
  14. Dominator / FMX
    Out on a cold, wet ride today. Nearing home my indicators started playing up - lights come on but don’t flash. Same whether indicating left or right. Hopefully just a bit of moisture in the flasher unit and will right itself when it dries out. Anyone here experienced something similar? Sent...
  15. Dominator / FMX
    Hello, I`m new to this group but wondered if anyone could help me with a problem with my 1999 Dominator indicators please? The set on the right side work immediately when the switch is activated but the left hand side have a delay of between a couple of seconds - to not working at all ! I have...
  16. Transalp
    Well I had to do a couple of chores for the wife, needed to pick some work up from Llanfairfechan Hospital and from Glyndwr University in Wrexham. So I thought what better way to do it than to to it on the bike. It was a great day out, but it was cold! Very cold! I lost count of the number of...
  17. Accessories
    I've recently fitted a heated seat pad that santa dropped off for Xmas. I must say, I'm impressed, it was a touch under £40 delivered from the 'bay, so about the same price as mid range heated grips. It comes with the self adhesive heated pad, a load of wiring (most of which was chopped out &...
  18. Great Roads/Routes
    I brought a book from a charity shop -The Southwest Highway Atlas for 1675 by Paul White. He had gone through the routes in the south west of England shown in JOHN OGILBY'S BRITANNIA, 1675 and attempted to relate them to current roads/tracks/paths. Googleing -ogilby britannia atlas- brings up a...
  19. XL
    I am so eager to buy a good old 1988 XL600LM (1987 last year production), and I found several, but what keeps me from handing the cash is the dreaded cracked heads that RFVC motors seem to suffer from. And strangely, nobody knows the exact cause. Could be bad quality of oil. Could be starting...
  20. Transalp
    XL700VA9 so not old but starts and stalls on cold & damp mornings unless revved a few times. Once running its fine and the batteries good and will keep turning it over until it starts. It's supposed to have been serviced but I'm suspecting plugs and/or air filter are the cause, what plugs do...
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