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  1. The right gasoline for the Africa Twin RD04

    Africa Twin
    Hi folks, Just a quick question. When I bought my beloved AT RD04 from 1991 in 1998 we had only gasoline super with lead in Portugal, so I used that on her. Now the only gasoline we can find is unleaded (in the octanes of 95 and 98). Since I'm a cheap son of a gun :D I use on it the unleaded 95...
  2. Diagnosis please!

    Transalp
    Hi, Problems starting my Alp last few weeks. Before I start ripping into it, I thought I'd ask here as to suggested causes. My 650 Alp only has 4000 miles on it. It had sat for years before I resurrected it. At the time, I stripped and rebuilt the carbs as they and the fuel hoses were full of...
  3. Why are people chopping up their SLR and FXs?

    Dominator / FMX
    I'm really not wanting to have a go at anybody in particular, but looking on Ebay there are lots of chopped up SLRs and FXs coming up. Why? As far as I can see an FX or SLR hasn't got anything on it that isn't need to go or stop, therefore by taking things off the bike is diminished. I saw one...
  4. Africa Twin difficult to start after being stopped for more than two or three days

    Africa Twin
    Dear friends, My 91 RD04 AT is difficult to start after being stopped for more than two or three days. Sometimes I exhaust all the juice from the battery cranking the starting motor, in a effort that, sometimes takes more than five minutes. After starting, the engine behaves normally and after...
  5. Strange things happening RD03

    Africa Twin
    So my RD03 has always been difficult to start if left for more than about a day. I have to turn it over a lot then when it does start I have to rev it a bit as it fires on one cylinder until it warms up. Once it is warm it runs lovely (if not a little bit high in revs). I have been thinking that...
  6. Saying hello - new owner of 2000 Honda XR400RY

    XR
    Afternoon All, Just saying hello, have bought a 2000 Honda XR400RY (800 miles only) for continuing my education with the Loddon Vale TRF guys.:thumbup: Have been riding a 1973 XL250 Motorsport for a couple of years and wanted to get a little more modern and something better for my stature at...
  7. Useful info? difficult to start after leaving a while.

    Africa Twin
    ATiC - Honda Africa Twin Homepage
  8. cold start problem?

    Africa Twin
    hey guys so mt 90 @t has a bit of a problem and i cant work it out After it has sat for a week or so it is really difficult to start. it has only jsut developed this problem since i have put my new fuel thermistors in. I have to crank it over for a fair while and had to get a brand new battery...
  9. Dominator advise

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi this is my first posting on this forum and I would bemost grateful for some advice and help. I have the opportunity to purchase an X Rag (2000), HondaDominator. The bike can only be described an AS NEW, it is totallyunmarked and has cover 4300 miles. The asking price is £2500 Is this...
  10. R80G/S Starting problem

    BMW
    I am usually on the AT side but also have a 1990 R80GS in great condition however I find it difficult to start from cold. If I give it choke it won't start at all unless the weather is really cold. If I do not give any throttle then crank it it fires up then I have to give a very small bit if...
  11. So what's my problem?

    Varadero
    For a long while now I've suspected that my battery was nearing the end of its life. It struggles to turn the bike over and starting is no longer the certainty it once was. (First press on the button) A niggling factor in all this is that sometimes it's very difficult to start when hot: after...
  12. XL650V6 difficult to start after a long run.

    Transalp
    Evening chaps, I'm riding my bike to the Western Sahara and back in about a month and have one last problem to fix. I took my bike to the Black Forest, Germany, about a year ago and I found that when I stopped for 10 minutes after a decent run (100 miles or so) I couldn't start the bloody...
  13. Poor starting dominator 1996

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi, I have had my dominator now for 3 yrs and it has become very difficult to start. If I hold the starter on it does not come to life. If I blip the starter then it comes to life. I have to blip the starter at least 20 times before it will start. Once it has been running it is easy to restart...
  14. TW 125

    Yamaha
    Hi folks been restoring a tw 125 for wife nearly finnished now how ever its difficult to start if you touch choke no go , if you just touch start button no throttle it will start and eventually pick up , carb is clean and choke and plunger work ok its had this problem since before i bought it ...
  15. Light Use Over Winter

    Mechanical Advice
    Fortunately I have got myself a new job, unfortunately I will not be using the bike as much :( I had not used it for just less than two weeks and it was pretty difficult to start. Any tips on how I should be looking after her? I want to be able to use her when I can so not so much of a...
  16. Overheating/fast idle

    Varadero
    Hi guys, need some advice please before contacting dealer.Took the 1000Var 08ABS out for first time since January. Only done 1100 miles. Noticed blue coolant all over left hand side of engine and fan staying on. About 2 miles from home bike started to cut out at junctions and was difficult to...
  17. Yet another newbie!!

    Dominator / FMX
    I've wanted an FMX 650 for a long time and I finally took the plunge and bought one last week:) Here are a couple of pics: This is my first supermoto style bike and I'm loving it:cool: I'm more used to sportsbikes. The previous owner fitted a JAC Silencer, K+N filter, progressive fork springs...
  18. help forks needed

    Transalp
    HELP , JUST PUT MY 600V INTO FRONT END OF CITREON SAXO. CAN ANYONE HELP ME IN TRACING A NEW SET OF FORKS, MUDGUARD AND LEFT HAND SIDE OF FAIRING, ALSO THE LEFT HAND RADIATOR FOR MY 600V. THE MOTOR SEEMS TO BE OK , A BIT DIFFICULT TO START , HAD TO JUMP START OF CAR TO GET THE STARTER TO TURN...
  19. Difficulty starting.

    Transalp
    Hi All, any ideas what might be wrong with my 2001 TA. mileage is 16,000. It starts first time when cold, (using the choke) runs absolutely fine never misses a beat:thumbright:. But the last couple of days it's been very difficult to start when it's warm and has been left for about 5...
  20. XR400 Swingarm pivot

    XR
    Hello chaps, I'm about to pick up a 2005 XR400 and have been reading up about them. Are they really difficult to start or are people just being crap? :o I'm coming from a XR250, is there really that much difference in the starting? The main thing that has me worried is talk of a seized...
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