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  1. Crook fuel pump? - 2000 model

    Varadero
    I took the Varadero out for a ride the other day with a bit of bush riding involved. See, my wife and kids had gone out camping for the weekend with some friends, but I couldn't go due to other commitments. So I finished worjk early and popped up on the bike. To get to the campsite, there are 3...
  2. Dragging front calipers ...

    Africa Twin
    What ever i do to my front caliper they always end up dragging. I brought a very good pair of calipers off a chap here with no corrosion at all. I removed the calipers the other week just to clean in and around the pistons with a toothbrush and some GT85 (only because it smells great ) and...
  3. For Sale: Whole Pile Of Bike Kit For Sale

    For Sale / Wanted
    Joe Rocket dragging style jeans. £25.00 posted within the UK. Size 42" waist and 32" leg. Brand new. Answer Edge MotoX Trousers - £20.00 posted within the UK. Size 42 waist. Brand new.
  4. Rattling front brake

    Africa Twin
    I have registered this for a while. While slowing down or dragging the brake lightly eg coasting down the high street in traffic I can hear a rattle from the front brake. it goes when I apply the brakes properly and is only there when I am barely using the brake. I had a go just now, push the...
  5. Africa Twin down. Insurance advice required, please help

    Africa Twin
    I'm annoyed and I need some sound advice please guys; Thursday evening, sitting stationary in Earls Court traffic, I was hit from behind by a scab cab. He hit me hard enough to lift myself and my twin off the ground, so the back wheel was free spinning and my feet were off the tarmac...
  6. NOW FOUND : Africa twin rd04 - north east uk

    Africa Twin
    Got up late yesterday and found shed empty - some f**k has stolen my beloved RD04 :( Sick as a chip. I had a sh*t year last year (father passed away after a terrible prolonged illness) and I was looking forward to getting away on the bike to clear my head now the weather is improving, so this...
  7. Centre Stand Springs?

    Africa Twin
    I've read the other threads about getting the springs onto the stand, but that's a bit premature (oo-er) for me. I had to tie my centre stand up the other night to stop it dragging all the way home. The springs have both disappeared into the ether. Any idea where I can get a couple of springs...
  8. Few issues yesterday

    Africa Twin
    After taking bike to work for a while i noticed few issues. 1 - suspension shot, its like a pogo stick but maybe that me being used to my last few bikes had trick suspension. 2 - wheel bearings shot. at 60mph the front ones whinned like mad, cure for this was to stay at 70mph for 300km. 3 -...
  9. In the market for a '92 RD04, how to loose weight on the cow?

    Africa Twin
    Hi Guys, I'm in the market for a XRV750 RD04 from 1992, bike is in good condition (67000 km, but looks fine, never been offroad) but I want to strip some weight from the heavy pig. I know, they're heavy (read it a dozen times) but I recon for every problem is a solution. I come from a KTM 640...
  10. Nomandy LE adventures of Alan

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I Have no pictures yet but they will follow. A few of us set off last week for a re-enactment of the Normandy landing, Le Gordonzola and his personal assistant Le Jamie Lee, Le Ben, La Debs, La Sharrie and Le daughter, Le Mike and La Sian, Le pierre Vader and Le Renne J. We left Blity on...
  11. Clutch drag - what oil ?

    Africa Twin
    Yes, I did search forum for "clutch drag" and I did read dozens of posts, but I have to ask you again because my problem is getting worse with oil change. Last year started to notice the clutch dragging - engine pulls when it is in the first gear and clutch fully pressed. I replaced the oil...
  12. Llandrindod and the Marches

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Yesterday the sun was up and we had big blue sky's all over South Wales. Of I went on my trusty GSA with Tourance EXP's, I set off switching her in to Sports mode and Blasted M4 then A465, Glyn Neath, Ystradfellte, I then switched the bike from twisty mode to Lucy long legs and went off...
  13. Gasket question...

    Chatter
    Hi Everyone, I'm working on making the KTM all ready to race for the new season. I've had to take the rear brake caliper off, since the pistons had seized and we're dragging, superheating the disk... The banjo bolt where the brake line connects to the caliper has a copper gasket above & below...
  14. Bike maintainance - never ending

    Chatter
    Why does it seem to be never ending at the the moment always something needs doing. Had a problem with the XR dying on full lock to the left. Thought brake in cable around the headstock pulled all the loom out found one dodgy break in a cable so cut it and soldered it properly. Taped all the...
  15. That'll teach me...

    Everything Orange - KTM
    The weather is getting better, so I decided to work on the bike this weekend. She needs some TLC with the rear brake dragging, brake fluid looking like peanut butter, layers of dirt on her, vacuum hose for the Scottoiler cut in half (mounted too close to the exhaust header). I decided to start...
  16. Good tip

    Mechanical Advice
    Adjusting the chain when you only have a side stand is a bit of a pain. So try this, it works. Take a heavy duty plastic bag like the sort you get sand in from B&Q etc and cut around the edges to give you two sheets of about 20" x 12". Stand your bike almost vertical and put a block of wood or...
  17. Essex fords

    Chatter
    No, not a Dagenhan dustbin. Fancy dragging my RD04 through some fords as I've never done it before and it seems like the kind of thing to do for ****s and giggles. Can anyone recommend any good spots in Essex, preferably near-ish to Epping? Cheers :thumbright:
  18. Am I going to regret this......

    BMW
    it's in for repair already :( dragged the GS out of the garage on Thursday to go out for a ride and would it start? no it bleddy wouldn't. battery showing 0 volts, wont jump start of the car even the RAC couldn't get it to turn over from their on-board charger, the starter was dragging it...
  19. If you were to go on One Last Trip !

    Travel
    After much deliberation and consideration I have decided that this years trip will be my final one :( A very very tough decision to make but Its time to get out whilst I am still in one piece so my big question is where to go for one Final Voyage. I had originally plumped for Mongolia, but...
  20. For Sale: shed clearout, get it while its hot!

    For Sale / Wanted
    G'day all! Found some more goodies that need a home: -padded mountain bike bag for carting your pride and joy around in: It even has wheels on the back for easy dragging through airports etc. £50 (£100 new) - A set of paddy hopkirk heavy duty roof racks: In good condition. They're not...
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