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  1. XR
    Hi guys I went riding on sunday, only for an hour or so, and this was after I had been out for a similar amount only a couple of weeks earlier. Before I went out a couple of weeks ago, I checked my oil level and it was great, so didn't think to check it this week. (I've had the bike 3.5 years...
  2. Africa Twin
    As the title states, is there a chance to adapt the different bits in/around the carburetors from a later model Africa Twin (RD07/a, which are noticeably less thirsty) to an earlier RD03, in order to make it a bit more fuel efficient? I'm not fully aware of their design/layout differences, so...
  3. Transalp
    Good day fellas. Sitting here in Chile waiting for the bike and even with the dramatic increase of beautiful women around me I can't help but also think about the carbs. Turns out they are to blame for the horrendous fuel consumption and poor first gear performance. I've found rebuild kits...
  4. Transalp
    Hi, my TA650 (80000km on the clock) has high oil consumption on the higway. When I returned from France (1500km, at 120km/h, 3 panniers) it used 0,7l. It seems a lot to me. My theory is too high oil temperature. It was really hot (engine case), compare to brothers Tiger 1050...So I am...
  5. Varadero
    Hello, it seems that using a KN it reduces the fuel consumption a bit. Can you tell me if worth it ? best price I found is a pipercross..., are they good?
  6. Varadero
    Hi mates, regarding fuel consumption, what will be the best rpm for cruising? Ive been riding my 2002 carbs at 2500-3000 and I can get arround 320kms for a 22lts fillup. cheers
  7. Varadero
    Hi mates, its true the blue ones are faster :-) , but Im planing to change the rear sprocket to a 42 tooth for better fuel consumption on my 2002 Dero. Anyone has experience with this setup (16/42) for regular and touring ride? cheers
  8. Transalp
    Hi All, I fiilled up with fuel the other night, and immediately fuel started coming out of one of the draining pipes at the bottom of the bike. Thought initially it was a stuck float in the carb, but it turns out the drain pipe (for when you overfill the tank) that runs from the tank cap...
  9. Dominator / FMX
    Oil consumption on my Honda Dominator Hello there folks! Great forum you've got here. Newbie here, Joško from Croatia and i have a question about my 1998. rd 08 Dommie. Recently i've changed the oil after the 3000 km interval and it really struck me to find that i've only draind 0.9l of...
  10. Transalp
    My girlfriend an me rode around the world with two XL700VA. Honda does not sponsor us or even give us a discount on anything. Thereby this is completey honest: these bikes are undestroyable and they can suffer a lot. We rode 183,475 Km (app. 110k miles) and we had nearly no problems except...
  11. Africa Twin
    Hello I have a 1990 AT. I want to ask about pilot and main jets. Manual says about pilot jet, that 1990-1992 its size 42 and after that size 40. And main jets front 118, back cylinder 122 for 1990-1992. 1996+ there is 115 and 115 size jets. Why are there different jet sizes? My fuel consumption...
  12. Transalp
    just letting you transalpedians know after 188mls i checked the fuel put in the tank 14.26ltrs 60miles to the gallon from a 23000miler 700 VA9not bad at all eh<br>Neil
  13. Africa Twin
    Hi If somebody has done this or if this subject has already been covered someplace, please re-direct me there (with a url/link) I'm having issues with my RD03 engine (high oil consumption and various other problems) and I'm not seeing the option of repairing it as being that much cost effectiv...
  14. Africa Twin
    Quick question: How regular should engine oil be topped up to reach the middle of the dipstick again. Seems my RD07A needs a top up about once a month. Shes not smoking visibly and runs pretty good.
  15. Accessories
    Simply put the trip master on my 2002 RD07A is dead. It has been worked on a couple of times amd many capacitors changed but its now dead. RIP. As you can imagine its difficult to calculate my fuel consumption during an adventure ride. Could you guys please advice on what would be the best...
  16. Africa Twin
    Have looked around til I am senseless, but can't find the following for an RD07 What is the power consumption of the following? - ECU, - Fuel Pump, - Ignition coil, - Cooling Fan - Anything else (outside of lights)? I can't seem to find these anywhere....can somebody confirm what these are...
  17. Varadero
    Right guys, I've tried the search for results and get wildly different findings but I'm considering getting another large Adventure Tourer (last one was from Germany shhhh say it quiet) Main consideration is for a 955 Tiger on paper as all the right numbers I've just always been put off with the...
  18. Africa Twin
    The original silencer on my bike is getting rather worn, and it also has been drilled and welded for some reason in its previous life. I am looking to get an aftermarket silencer and follow up with K&N air filter and proper jetting. Are there any known configurations of aftermarket silencer and...
  19. Dominator / FMX
    I finally got my cylinder barrel off my 94 dominator. The oil scraper ring was stuck in the groove which was causing the excessive oil consumption. The only obvious signs of wear is a slight blemish on the bore that dont look serious and there is no scoring but I am wondering if its worth just...
  20. 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...
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