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  1. Blipping the throttle

    My old XL1000V2 used to backfire on the overrun a lot so I took the exhaust system off and replaced all the gaskets, etc. including the infamous seal on the downpipe. This cured the backfire on overrun but I can still get the occasional pop if I blip the throttle. Any ideas what it might be?
  2. Heat shield

    Africa Twin
    My clutch cable broke on the road the other day. Luckily I'd been carrying a spare for 20,000 kms in the pannier. But it broke where the cable nears the downpipe, about 150mm forward of where it joins with the clutch operating arm, with plastic melted etc. The pipe comes within 20-30mm of the...
  3. ABP downpipe sealing

    Hello, I wanted to mount ABP downpipes to my TA650 2005, but the front pipe is made from two parts. If I join these parts without any sealing, exhaust gas fumes from it. For guys with abp downpipes - should I use some selaing tape, or the some kind of exhaust cement will be enough?
  4. Exhaust downpipe manufacturer

    Africa Twin
    Hello all, The downpipes on my RD04 are getting to the end of their days, so I called Honda for the cost of some replacements.The cost came back as £307 + VAT for the front pipe and 170 + VAT for the rear (not cheap). I call David Silver who said they could get the front pipe for a similar...