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  1. Crf swingarm adjuster

    CRF - New Forum!
    Hi all, iv recently purchesed a 2014 crf 450r, on adjusting the chain I found a seized adjuster and yes like a t**t I snapped it trying to undo, iv tried several metal drill bits to drill out without success, my question is can anyone recommend a drill bit that will get through the snapped...
  2. new bars question

    Africa Twin
    I have finally received my new starbars ready for fitting at the weekend. Question I have is this....the original bars have holes for the instruments, do I drill new ones or remove the bits that slot into the holes on the instruments? cheers in advance
  3. Fittings for Boano Marathon Tank question

    Africa Twin
    I was lucky enough to source a slightly used Boano tank. The fasteners that were on the tank do not have the smaller "inner" piece that accepts the twist stud. Can anyone tell me if the Boano kit comes with these or does one drill out the riveted pieces on the OEM tank and use? Yjx
  4. Gear pedal and and shaft

    Dominator / FMX
    Assume gear lever was worn, purchased new one, shaft also worn :( would it be ok to weld for now? I assume it's engine out and strip etc ? Any other ideas ? Could I drill through pedal and shaft tap it then add grub screw ? What options do I have Tia Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Wanted: GIVI Key no. 133

    For Sale / Wanted
    I've just knowingly purchased a pair of Givi E36 panniers without a key, before I drill out the locks and fit new would anyone have a key no. 133 that I could borrow to get a spare cut or if they could get a spare cut & send it to me please?
  6. Why has someone drilled these holes?

    Can anyone in any way shape or form tell me why anyone would drill these four holes in the forks. There are two per slider, at the top. Look through the piccies, you'll see them, I can't work it out. Link corrected...
  7. Urgent advice required regarding wheel

    Africa Twin
    A few of you have been following my thread regarding having my wheels rebuilt by central wheels and the wheel being badly built and them blaming me etc etc. Anyway the have rebuilt my wheel and it's just arrived back and I need to know if I'm being picky but the drill holes on the new rim look...
  8. Best way to clean the bash plate

    Africa Twin
    OK plastics cleaned and polished. What is the best way to clean up the bash plate? I've got metal polish but before I polish I need to get it properly cleaned up. What's best? A brillo pad? A wool disc on a drill? Any suggestions or tips greatly appreciated
  9. speedo shims?

    Africa Twin
    on my recent circuit of ireland my speedo suddenly quit, a quick look at the side of the road confirmed the cable was attached at both ends so i carried on regardless..... got home and pulled out the worm drive and gear and all was good, span the cable with the drill and the needle moved as...
  10. lost key

    Africa Twin
    hi everyone just got back yesterday from getting the twins M.O.T. and somehow lost the only key it has ....ive givin up searchin and am ready to drill the seat lock; petrol cap; and ignition...i am absolutly gutted as the bike is original what i need to know is can i get another key cut and...
  11. Help with exhaust studs

    Dominator / FMX
    The Dominator is fighting me at every turn! :( Now two of the exhaust studs have broken off leaving about 1cm clear of the head - actually everything exposed beyond the nut just crumbled away at the slightest touch. Not sure what to do next as there is not enough clear to even contemplate...
  12. Barkbuster on RD07A

    Africa Twin
    Hi Guys I bought Barkbuster hand guards to fit to my RD07A. Of course it doesn't fit the standard handlebars with the internal handle bar weight in place. As I see it my options are: 1. Drill and tap the internal weight and fit the BB's to it. 2. Remove the internal weight and fit the BB's to...
  13. xr125l brake reservoir not opening

    HI all i was just wanting help i need to top up my brake fluid on a xr125 that ive just bought and it seems that when i try to un screw the reservoir screws that they look like they are going to round off? is there a way of getting them out so i can top the fluid up and put new screws in without...
  14. 1998 XR250 - Rocker weep

    Just got back from a trailriding weekend and my bike has sprung a rocker cover leak Soon after buying the bike & whilst doing the valves, I realised the stud was missing (snapped off in the head by a chimp of a previous owner) but it wasn't leaking But it is
  15. For Sale: Top Box and mounting plate suit transalp

    For Sale / Wanted
    This is a Nanfango top box and mounting plate, also a 5mm aluminium mounting adaptor to mount to a transalp luggage rack (with out the need to drill holes) see first 2 pics good used condition, has a crack in right red reflector other wise good will take full size helmet and a day sack £45...
  16. Exhaust Heat Shield Screws

    First post from Steve aka stonehenge! Hi, I am just about to buy my 2nd 650 Transalp. This one is a little scruffy and will need a little cosmetic work. First job is to attach a new heat shield to the exhaust header, there is a Alloy plate there at the moment held by jubilee clips! I guess...
  17. Small dent in tank

    Africa Twin
    Hello all; Had a wee tumble(s) last weekend and my Ricky Cross "crashbars" crashed in to my fuel tank leaving a nice dent, bit of paint chipped etc... so what's the drill.. clean said area.. then touch up paint?? any paint?
  18. Wanted: Helicoil set for sparkplug need 12mmx1.25 helicoil

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi would like to beg and borrow helicoil set(drill,tap, and helecoil) for 12mm thread sparkplug will pay postage there and back. Will post back asap I thought I would try on here on the off chance. would be great if you are near the Burnley area. Lancs Thanks in advance. I know I can buy a set...
  19. What size drill bit for spark plug repair

    Mechanical Advice
    I know this might sound obvious being an M14 repair kit, but I need to repair a spark plug hole on my Suzi. Today, I bought an M14 by 1.25 pitch kit and it says to use the right drill bit:rolleyes: I have to drill out the hole to the required size!!!! Can someone give me the definitive answer...
  20. Please, Jim, can you fix so that I can drill...

    Bodgers Corner
    I am building stuff for my Ural outift. So far I have angle-ground and filed and then had things welded. So far so good. Recently I have fashioned a bracket for my folding trenching tool. It will be welded on Monday. However, I am also drilling it full of holes for mounting to the bike and...