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  1. Who's liable for my tools destroyed in fire at workplace ?

    Chatter
    I've got a tricky question. I was hoping someone here would have some experience or insight. I went for a job at a workshop. The boss was keen to hire me but he said he'd put me on a trial for a few weeks to see how I got on. He told me to bring in my tools and do a couple of days a week in the...
  2. XL700V - flashing oil warning with no oil loss

    Transalp
    How do I'm after some help/advice about the oil warning lights on the 700. Riding in to work today - second day back after a week or so off - and one of the red lights on the dash starts flashing. Initially it blinked a couple of times, but then came on and off under acceleration and braking...
  3. Most common fuel hose ID

    Africa Twin
    Looking to replace all the fuel lines on my RD03 as a couple more leaking a bit nowadays. Rugged roads has 4or5 sizes. What is most common I would need? I plan on buying some bulk lengths. They have 4.5, 5.5, 7.3 and 8mm ID. Mine are so old going to be hard to determine sizes. I know I have used...
  4. Blown bulb

    Dominator / FMX
    My dommie’s tail light failed on the way home last night. The first clue was when a trucker flashed his lights at me after I passed him on the M25. A couple of others flashed but it’s remarkable how many of my fellow motorists didn’t! Also remarkable what a faff it is to get to the bulb. Both...
  5. Xr650r tires help

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Xr650r tyres help Hi guys just bought my xr650r couple weeks back and looking to get some new tyres. I will be using the bike for on and off road .I have had a look at maxxis IT they look good is 110/100/18 the bigest I can do ? Has anyone got suggestion on the sizes if I can go bigger or...
  6. HISS Fuel Injector Lights Intermittent Fault Transalp 700

    Transalp
    Hi, My 2011 Transalp 700 VA has developed an annoying and increasingly frequent fault. Never had any problems with the bike before, engine runs great. 18,000 miles on the bike. While driving up the M1 last night, on 3 or 4 occasions, when I opened the throttle to overtake, the HISS warning...
  7. Another dead RD07...

    Africa Twin
    OK, so I got home the other day, put bike away as normal, no problems, but next day...nothing. No lights, nada, dead. Getting in there with my multimeter, I diagnosed a knackered ignition barrel, swapped it for a new one from David Silver and the bike started first time, roared into life. Great...
  8. MIL Light Come on

    Transalp
    Hi Chaps, XL700VA, 2008 with 20K miles on the clock. Riding along a few weeks a go, on full throttle the engine cuts. Roll the throttle back off and it picks up again. Every time I open the throttle the engine dies, but picks up again when I roll it off. Bike is un rideable. No MIL . Turn it...
  9. XL700V - temperature gauge going bananas

    Transalp
    Hello folks I'm hoping you can help me pinpoint the cause of a peculiar looking issue with the 700. A bit of background; I've had the bike for a couple of years and recently had the engine rebuilt by a Honda dealer to repair a stripped output shaft. The splines the sprocket mounts onto had...
  10. RD04 Scratching noise when pulling clutch

    Africa Twin
    Hi :) I have an RD04 from 1990 with 67000kms on the clock. The last couple of days I have started to notice a scratching sound from the engine when I pull the clutch and let I roll to a traffic light or something. Everything sounds perfect in neutral and when driving that's why I am worried...
  11. For Sale: Metal Mule Panniers For Sale £350

    For Sale / Wanted
    Metal Mule Panniers for Sale. £350. Here we have a very nice pair of Metal Mule panniers. 2007 vintage and only used Half a dozen times in anger and for a few commutes or shopping trips in between. 38litre capacity each. Usual top quality MM panniers they don’t make them like this...
  12. Recommissioning a TA 650

    Transalp
    Hi all, I'd originally posted this thread on advrider.com before I was pointed over here as somewhere that might be able to give a bit more help. I'm going to simply copy and paste the first couple of updates from that thread over here and see if you guys can offer me a bit of guidance on how...
  13. RD07A stopped yesterday

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi everyone A wee running problem I'm having at the moment with an 8 day Europe trip coming up in 10 days! So no pressure for me then! Put new battery in. No electrics - no Tripmaster display or turn over. Went through every circuit testing for continuity and spraying connections with...
  14. For Sale: XR400

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi there As mentioned a few months ago in the XR segment of this forum, I am offering up first dibs on my XR400 to you guys. As I now have osteo arthritis in my right foot, kickstarting has lost its appeal somewhat, mostly as it sometimes hurts, anyway. It is a 1996, P reg. Mileage unknown...
  15. Just when things were looking better - b*llocks

    Dominator / FMX
    So the weekend was supposed to be a wife free bike stripping and rough tickover solving couple of days with maybe a cheeky ride out or two. All started well other than an exhaust valve inspection cap trying to break while being removed but I managed to remove it with only minor damage. The...
  16. 1972 and 1976 XL250 Part Out

    XL
    I have two complete XL 250's I am parting out. If anyone needs anything I expect I will put everything on eBay but I always try to hit the forums first for the guys looking for one part. If you need anything specific you can contact me at four 19 90eight 8692 texting preferred or here for a...
  17. RD07 Standard seat clean

    Africa Twin
    Bit of a strange ask but here goes. Anyone any ideas on how to clean off oil (might be ACF50) that I spilt on the standard seat? Got a couple of marks. Tried hot soapy water. Also some bike cleaner but the stains are still there on the rough bit of the saddle. Did not want to be too aggressive...
  18. RD03 - What do these electrical bits do?

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I'm trying to work out what a couple of the electrical components on my RD03 are doing. I would like to carry spares for all of the 'game over' failure parts when touring. I don't understand why the indicator relays have two different part numbers, anyone got a clue? 38301KJ6743 -...
  19. Yes I know; tire pressures again!

    Dominator / FMX
    Gents, just a quick one; I have an SLR650 with Continental Twinduro TKC 80 multi use tyres. F - 110/80 19 R - 120/90 17 whats the best pressures? I know the manual says 22/22psi but its too low. Nothing on Continental website specifically to say what pressures although couple of interesting...
  20. For Sale: RD07A 2000 for sale

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi, my friend has decided to sell his RD07a It’s a 2000 model He’s had it for a couple of years and only ridden it once! I’ll get some more details, and get it mot’d again. The bike is located north of Inverness, if anyone is interested send me a pm cheers J
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