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  1. Valve clearance woes!

    Transalp
    I've just been checking the valve clearances on my XL700 and I've hit an issue. The rear cylinder was all okay but the front was so out that you couldn't even insert a 0.05 feeler gauge. I adjusted the valves to the right settings and checked several times that they were correct before...
  2. MOT

    Transalp
    Dammit! Failed :( Thankfully only failed on a warped rear brake disc rotor, so that's only going to set me back £70. It may be slightly more if the fixing bolts are seized, but I'll see about that next week. Seeing as my Transalp has done 43,000 miles on the one rotor, and I know I drag...
  3. Part number.

    Chatter
    Sorry to drag up this old problem again but jnr is still having problems with his 1980 Yamaha DT 125 LC3 Model 35E. I followed up the leads suggested in the other thread I started but nobody had or could make a CDI for this bike...One guy offered to make one but he said it would cost a couple of...
  4. I've been a **** with my padlocks

    Transalp
    Hi All....Another speedo cable buggered up...When i park up i put 4 padlocks on the discs either side of the calipers...Two year ago some nice kind person tried to move the bike at the Southend shakedown and put raised edges on two holes on each disc...took a while to find and fix them...it was...
  5. Solid steel rear rack for a RD07

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, I'm looking for a solid rack for my africa twin, to replace the useless plastic one. I'm looking for something like this : As far as I know, only Boano makes this.. but it's bloody expensive (130e excl transport). If I can't get anything, I'll probably go for it.. I need...
  6. Dr Steve's Smileage Remedy

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    After a brief conversation with a man up the road, Dr Steve diagnosed the need for some “Smileage Therapy”. With the diagnosis and remedy sorted, Dr Steve and “patient” headed off into the increasing brightness that was to engulf the day from start to finish – a first this summer for us real...
  7. Back to m'roots

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    A family holiday & a day off from parenting saw me drag the Transalp from it's summer-vacation slumber, after a quick dust off she fired first prod - not bad after standin outside for over a month & a with 14 year old Yuasa battery. Anyway, With no defined plan other than heading around some N...
  8. Varadero XL1000 rear brake dragging

    Varadero
    Hi all, I have a '99 Varadero and here's the problem: Apply the front brake and it releases ok. However, it doesn't activate the rear caliper. Apply the rear brake and it activates both front and rear calipers but doesn't release the rear one properly, which continues to drag. It releases...
  9. look after your chain

    Chatter
    Watch this drag bike run , the chain looks a bit tight when stationary but look at the slack under acceleration, ok a road bike is not quite gonna have the same effect but it just show https://youtu.be/u6ZsWwQ072E
  10. Wheel bearings dilemma

    Africa Twin
    Should be replacing mine and I see that Honda has superseded the RS type (rubber/plastic seal) with Z ones with metal shield. These have less drag but aren't completelly sealed as RS ones. Any thoughts on why was this done or what are the benefits?
  11. Fire breathing Dragon

    XR
    Hello eveyone. New to the forum and like what i see. I have two of these bike, one for street one for dirt. This one below is pretty much tricked out end to end. Bought the beast from a company in British columbia (B.C Canada), Vanvouver supermoto. Belonged to the company owner as his personal...
  12. alternator side oil

    Dominator / FMX
    I broke down yesterday On inspection The alternator side is filled with engine oil not good ! Is it a complete engine out split engine? Obviously a seal has gone, to replace it can I do it with the engine in situ? Do I need special tools? or can I use a 3 legged puller? to drag the rotor...
  13. Hello, I am new here and new to off roading. I own an XR 250.

    XR
    Hello, live in Bedford, don't drive. 3 bike household, the little Suzuki is my wifes. I used to ride bigger bikes, sold my Fazer 1000, bought the BMW. Crashed it off road, bent it, got it mended. Went to off road school at Trail World, bought the XR 250. Use it for green laning, mostly follow my...
  14. Taken the plunge

    Africa Twin
    Oh well. I have never really looked closely at an AT, but I have just ordered one, I was offered £2k pex for my 50k Pan European barge. Great bike, but to big and fat. Nowt better for crossing France in a day with two stops, but a drag for nipping to the shops or navigating the destroyed roads...
  15. Stolen! However, faint glimmer of hope...

    Africa Twin
    My AT was stolen two nights ago from my driveway. Last night the police arrested two individuals who were caught with my bike. Unfortunately a third individual got away with the bike. The police were a bit vague as to exactly what happened.... Hopefully they can drag their mate's details out of...
  16. Danger Mud on Road!!!

    Riding
    Remember these signs that Farmers USED to put up when they gave a sh1t about anyone else??? I am sure some clever dick is going to come up with some legal Bullsh1t as to why they don't put them up anymore. To me it's just bloody ignorant, if we ever drag mud on to a road outside a building...
  17. @T clutch ? issue

    Africa Twin
    Hi there, I have recently bought an RD03 1989 and have noticed that after the bike has warmed up I get clutch drag and a very small biting point, when the engine is cold the clutch works ok, but after its warmed up it doesnt like finding neutral, at the end of the 150+km ride yesterday the...
  18. Speedo packed up AGAIN!

    Africa Twin
    It's 1300 miles since I fixed my speedo after it had packed up, when I removed the drive mechanism it was obvious why it wasn't working because the drive pinion was stuck fast in the gearbox due to a build up of crap and corrosion, a bit of work with some wet and dry, a new pinion and repacking...
  19. Not working today so . . . .

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Father & Eldest Son time Decided that seeing as eldest son was at home from work (Africa) and I’m off work for a week, I’d drag him out on his bike before he disappears again. So north we headed via back roads & Inverness. Re-fuelled ourselves at a local service stop then headed into the...
  20. Isnt it a drag when you cant find used stuff you really really want ?

    Transalp
    I wondered if there was a place where I could find all the nice bits I wanted, used. I am after a Mivv Suono Exhaust, Touratech crash bars and some Givi soft pannier rests. Any clues ?:(
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