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  1. RD03 Project

    Africa Twin
    Hello guys, I am in the process of rebuilding an old grandma, my RD03 that I bought 10 years ago for a trip to Magadan. That trip never happen since I got married (haha, it is not funny, it might happen to you too). This winter I started a hidden project, my dream bike restoration. I...
  2. Speedo vs rev counter question

    XL
    I have recently purchased a 1984 XLX250R & on my first ride today I am unsure if the speedo or tacho are reading correctly at 80klmh the tacho reads around 7k it seems to be quite high the gearing is 14--40 & I read std gearing is 13--38 which is not too far away can someone give me an idea of...
  3. Rd03 cdi help

    Africa Twin
    I think one off my cdi's have gone. The bikes rev counter has gone crazy the bikes misfiring badly. Feels like it's running on one. My question is I don't think these are the original cdi's and I'm not sure what to order. These read right on eBay but don't match mine 262455285638 Or do I...
  4. 1990 transalp 600 fuel problems

    Transalp
    Hi all,please bear with me,this has been a tricky few months,after a couple of years trouble free riding! A couple months ago started sputtering,backfiring,rev counter playing up,eventually found out was cdi unit. On trip up north a month ago,same symptoms,but with more smoke...just replaced...
  5. Rev counter question

    Transalp
    On the 600 transalp it says on the rev counter X 1000/min - 1 I.e. To the power of minus 1 Why does it say that? Surely it should just say x 1000/min? Ie when the needle is at 4, that means the engine is doing 4000 revs per minute If you raise the revs or the minutes to the power of...
  6. Bit of a puzzle!

    Transalp
    2006 Transalp. I got work but when I tried to start it, going home, it was completely dead. As if the battery wasn't there. Got it started from a battery pack someone had. It ran roughly for a few minutes and the rev counter was working intermittently but after a few minutes it ran fine. As if...
  7. RD03 rpm per mph?

    Africa Twin
    Happily cruising at 75 today wondering how many rpms I'm doing. Haven't had a rev counter for a while and can't remember what it used to be, anyone know roughly how many rpms a RD03 would be doing at say 60, 70 and 80 in 5th? Cheers
  8. SLR CDI into an FX650

    Dominator / FMX
    Is there any reason a CDI from and SLR wouldn't run in an FX650? You'd need to chop the FX CDI plug from the loom and wire in the SLR CDI plug. Then the ignition rotor would need to be changed (the FX on has more pips on it). I'm sure the TPS is the same on both bikes. The only casualty I think...
  9. Pilot screw - mixture?

    Varadero
    Hi all, Is there a easyer way to set the mixture on a 125cc? Going by haynes screw the pilot screw it in until it seats then back out 2 3/4 turns then adjust to find highest consistent idle speed then screw back in to drop idle speed 50 rpm then back out 3/4. And you need a rev counter with...
  10. New to domi, spark plug help needed

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello Guys My name is Juan, I'm new to the dominator/motorcycle world, I recently bought a 00 dommie that ride pretty decent. I have a small issue while the bike is running at low rpm, basically start to lose power until the rpms are around 4k which looks like that the spark plug is already...
  11. Diesel plus Dominator riding tips.

    Dominator / FMX
    Guys, as you may recall I am a slow and steady rider, I still cant get round bends at a good speed or with much confidence but working on it. Tonight though on the way home there was diesel, or what I assume to be diesel over two lanes of the road (my direction of travel) which caused my nerves...
  12. No high revs, help needed.

    Dominator / FMX
    My RD02 dommie refuses to rev high and in top gear won't pull past 65 mph and seems to be too lean and splutter when you open the throttle fully. I'm not sure of what revs this is as I don't have a rev counter fitted, but you can get to 3/4 throttle no worries then it all goes wrong. I'm...
  13. Rd07a output / counter shaft offically discontinued

    Africa Twin
    Have been sending several emails over the last few weeks to Honda about my hunt for a counter / output shaft RD07A: 23220-MAY-000 and received phone call from them yesterday to say that this part is now officially discontinued and Honda have no plans to do another run of them ! The guy from...
  14. Electrickery - not the CDI though - odd cutting of power but not to engine

    Transalp
    Transalp 600 94 model So yesterday I go to warm her up and as I jump on notice that she's running but rev counter is dead - You gotta be kidding me!! I just replaced the damn CDI for the rev counter!! Then I realise the neutral and side stand lights are off as well as the clock lights. I...
  15. Intermittent ignition fault

    Dominator / FMX
    Another intermittent ignition fault - different symptoms from the one recently posted by jonals. A few weeks ago I was about a mile into a journey on my 1990 Dominator, going down a hill when the engine suddenly cut out. No warning, no coughing and spluttering - it simply cut out. As a white...
  16. Dyno Results RD03

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, So I got the XRV650 Tested on a Dyno, There was two issues according to the results & also what the Dyno instructor told me. 1: The main jet is running rich. So from 50kph - 120kph it ran ok but from 120kph onwards it gets richer. The Dyno instructor said it will need a new main...
  17. help needed re: 600 CDi issue

    Transalp
    i have a 1990 Transalp 600 (i am well aware of the CDi issue, having replaced two on my last transalp) my current bike has an intermittent fault, sometimes (usually when i first start the bike for the day) the rev counter is not working, yet it is firing on both cylinders. after a few miles...
  18. Tickover problems - Cure is here.

    Dominator / FMX
    My most recently acquired SLR650 had a tickover problem and tickover has been discussed on this forum of late so I thought I'd share what I've learned. The bike came to me running, but with a knackered sounding starter motor, despite only 17K on the clocks (believed genuine). The bike would not...
  19. WARNING: www.cemoto.it

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    I don't know if this is the right place to call out scammers, but here it goes: My experience with cemoto Italy. Bought a headlight from them. They charged my card twice after an error on their website. Ignored emails and phone calls (I don't think this guy ever answers his phone). Put in a...
  20. 600v cdi wanted

    Transalp
    hi all ive bought a 1994 transalp a few months ago but i don't really like so decided to sell ive changed the oil and oil filter new spark plugs and put new clutch plates and chain and sprockets all was going good but went out yesterday and the rev counter stopped working and lost power ...
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