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  1. Does this look right? (rear hub)

    Transalp
    I am rebuilding my 1987 TA and having taken loads of pictures as I was dismantling it, I seem to have missed this one. When fitting the sprocket carrier hub it doesnt appear to go all the way in. It feels as though it has gone as far as it can but would appreciate if someone could let me know
  2. Cleaning brake discs

    Africa Twin
    I have managed to get some grease on my brake discs whilst dismantling the bike. ? What's the best thing to get the grease off without damaging the discs?
  3. 650 Dipswitch

    Transalp
    I am having trouble dipping the mainbeam. The switch only works if I press and hold the button very hard for a couple of seconds, sometimes repeatedly. And by the then need is usually passed anyway! It works spot on going back to mainbeam. I'm not very confident on LX. Any advice on dismantling...
  4. Screw extractor kits?

    Africa Twin
    I've been having a bit of a nightmare getting some screws and bolts out of my fork sliders and managed to shear off a bolt head trying take it out of that plastic plate that connects to the forks and runs under the clocks etc. Tried everything I can think of, slow pressure build up, shocking...
  5. Choke Mechanism on carb check

    Africa Twin
    How easy is it to check that both the mechanisms are working freely? Does it require any dismantling or can you just see? Tank is off already and so are fairings so that should make it easier anyway. Thought I should check before balancing the carbs.
  6. Brake light wires

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi everyone, I managed to replace my broken taillight section with the new one in about an hour (do you have the same problems about assembling/dismantling of the Domi's parts, please do not hesitate to tell me :P) however I couldn't remember the places of the wires connected to the brake light...
  7. Tank Off/On in less than 20 minutes!

    Transalp
    As those who do their own servicing/tinkering/botching have probably noticed, Haynes Book of Half Truths advises us to completely dislodge the fairing in order to remove the tank to access air filter, carbs, tappets, secret spark plugs etc. Although not a massively complicated task, it involves...
  8. OVERLAND - maintenance program -

    Africa Twin
    Hi folks, I have a '92 65,000 km RDO4 which is running very well, I've only had the bike for a few months and want to start a maintenance program for a long trip next year. Apart from the obvious what else should I check eg timing chains, bearings, compression maybe, chassis corrosion ? clean...
  9. Tank Removal

    Transalp
    According to Haynes Book of Half-Truths, it is necessary to remove or at least displace the entire fairing, in order to remove the fuel tank. According to my owners manual, it is only necessary to remove the top and bottom screws on the fairing, and pop the lugs out of the sockets. Who is...
  10. Raising the back end

    Africa Twin
    Hello again! Thought I'd get the back end raised up as it's a bit flat. Sod me - can't get anywhere near the adjuster ring without what appears to be major dismantling. Any advice/tips etc gladly received. RD04 model. Cheers in advance
  11. Rear brake disc rotor possibly warped

    Africa Twin
    I have noticed a rubbing sound coming from somewhere near the rear of my 2002 AT. After some grunting and groaning I got it up on the centre stand and slowly rotated the rear wheel. The rear disk rotor seems to bind on the pads in one spot - I can still rotate the wheel relatively freely but it...
  12. Piston Ring Compressor - or not?!

    Africa Twin
    Ok - this is one for those of you who've dismantled the AT engine. I'm rebuilding mine (again) - well, still at the dismantling stage actually, as it's got a few problems. When I rebuilt it last time, I didn't use a compressor to fit the piston rings, but compressed them using my hands only...
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