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  1. Does this look right? (rear hub)

    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. Fuel Light on - Bike doesnt Start

    Hello mates, sometimes when I turn on the key the fuel light doesnt goes out and the bike wont start. What could be the problem? regards Vara 2002 carbs
  3. torque wrench recommendations

    i need to replace my old torque wrench so can anyone recommend a mid priced, 3/8 drive suitable for motorbikes bearing in mind it will only be used occasionally and for the usual routine stuff. my old one came from machine mart and served me well so it doesnt have to be a snap-on or anything...
  4. Wanted: WANTED 89 Transalp tank

    For Sale / Wanted
    I am on the search for a tank in good condition (color doesnt matter) for my 1989 Transalp. Please let me know if you have any for sale. Thank you.
  5. Mileage Trip problems

    Africa Twin
    Hi. The tripometer on my AT doesnt work. Well not completly true it has gone to 3.7 miles in the last 700 covered! Any clues?
  6. Wanted: Honda CBR125

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Cant do any harm to ask.... A friend is looking for a CBR125. Ideally in the north west (as it will be muggins here who rides it back here and im buggered if im riding it miles and miles). Condition doesnt have to be mint as long as its mechanically spot on.
  7. xr 600 r oil pump

    Just fitted a new oil pump to my bike and it aint pumping had the suction hose of and doesnt appear to be any . anyone have any ideas on whats wrong.
  8. missing engine number ????

    Hi there i have a 1999 xr 400 and the engine number is missing , the bike is legal as it has a vin number a v5 and mot , but the place where the engine number should be is blank ?????? Could it be that the casing has been changed at some point and that a new one would be blank ? or is it that...
  9. fitting a high mudgaurd

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi all.i want to fit a high mudgaurd but my bottom yolk doesnt have the correct holes to just bolt one on.have people made brackets or are they useing different yolks.
  10. RAC / Argos Toolchest

    Product Reviews
    Treated myself for my Birthday to a new toolchest. Was fed up with all my mechanical tools getting mixed up in my diy tools ! After a fair bit of looking on e-bay prices seemed to range from £100 up to thousands (for very nice Snap On stuff - way out of my range). Checked on Argos, and they...
  11. Yamaha XT250 - Trail Bike?

    Hi all. I came across this forum when searching for green laning in Yorkshire. I'm considering getting my first trail bike (I ride beemers on the road). Having ridden a few BMW's off road (F650GS, F800GS and G450X next week) I've got a taste to go trail riding. Have seen a Yamaha XT250...
  12. newcomer to africa twin

    Africa Twin
    Hi Just picked up my 93 africa twin two days ago and enjoying already on the french roads in the dordogne where i live. Only problem is I wasnt given a hand book. So a couple of questions. Fuel tap where is on , off and res - it is marked with off and res but no indication as to where they...
  13. xr650r rear wheel or rim

    Hello All Im looking for a rear wheel (original 18 inch rim off road tyre) for my 2001 XR650R. I'd take a front and rear if anyone has both and doesnt want to split them alternatively - does anyone know of a good source for OEM rims ? Many Thanks and Best Wishes Andrew
  14. AfricaTwin RD04 front subframe

    For Sale / Wanted
    All straight - might fit rd07 but not 100% sure. Includes Tacho. £20 + post (should be no more than £10). Thanks. Ant. <IMG style="WIDTH: 180px; ; WIDTH: expression(this.width > 340 ? 180 : true)" alt="" src="" border=0> again...
  15. XL700 Sump Guards

    What do we think of the plastic sump guard on the 700 ? I took the TA off road for the first time yesterday and after the obligatory check of the underside during cleaning afterwards I thought that the CAT was an accident waiting to happen which the guard doesnt cover at all. I know there is a...
  16. My BMW F800GS order due April 17th

    For Sale / Wanted
    I orederd a BMW F800GS last year but am looking at selling my slot to anyone one that doesnt want to wait till July for a new order. Yellow black. £6695.00 Heated grips £195 ABS £510 Onboard computer £115 Main stand £85 White lenses £25 Alarm £140 Total - £7765.00 Deposit paid- £500 Balence due-...
  17. twin air filter on an xr

    hi, i have jbought a twin air filter, oiled it and now come to put it on the bike and it doesnt fit!? its the one for the xr 400 and is about the same size but doesnt fit around the airbox opening and also the old frame type thing doesnt fit inside the filter, any ideas? also my xr400 is...
  18. Fabricating an exhaust heat shield for xr400

    My XR4 has an FMF full exhaust system on which doesnt have a heat shield,has anyone fabricated a heat shield for an aftermarket set of pipes?If i wanted to get one made what are the basics i need to know,ie how do i secure it in place and what material to make it out of etc? Thanks
  19. MOT without the original baffle

    My 2005 400R is due its first MOT next month. Ive got a Vortip end on it and it doesnt sound too noisy to me but does anyone know if this will pass an MOT?
  20. Ignition switchs on XR's

    As i understand the XR400 doesnt have an ignition switch just a steering lock-please correst me if im wrong. Is there a cheap and easy way to wire in a ignition switch from another XR or Honda model. I know the average 14yr old hoody tosspot will take a few seconds to by pass it when they nick...