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  1. dashboard lights mask for painting

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, I wanted to restore the white paint for the dashboard light controls (Fuel, High-Beam...) of my RD03 (and I would not mind to do the same for the RD07). I thought my patience would have been enough but I found out the characters are too small for free painting, even with the thinnest...
  2. XR250 front brake callipers

    XR
    Having refurbished my rear brake callipers on my 1996 XR250R, I though the front callipers would be the same ..... BUT alas not. I discovered phenolic pistons in the front callipers ? Am wondering if they’re worth re-using, as i’ve never come across phenolic pistons before and I was...
  3. Empty top oil resevoir. Okay to start bike?

    Dominator / FMX
    Greetings fellow dommie enthusiasts. I'd be grateful for some expert input on this question. My '99 dommie has not been started for several months. There is ample oil in the engine, but the top oil tank is bone dry. (Oil check valve isn't working as it should?) Is it okay to start the bike...
  4. Hmmm

    Africa Twin
    Long time since I posted on here, but I've just found a rare treat in need of some love:p I say rare because bikes of any size are anyway extremely difficult to find here in Myanmar, but an AT is an even more stunning find:thumbright: This one is up for sale for around 1800 US$ so I'm sooo...
  5. 700 Top end on a 650 ?

    Transalp
    Has anybody attempted or know if it's possible to fit the 700 4 valve heads and barrels to a 650 Transalp ?
  6. Getting hot ... water pump ?

    Africa Twin
    Ok so over the last 4 years and 30k this time of year the old girl runs about 55-65 degree according to me RR KATO digi temp sensor to the point were i cover the rads up to get it to around 80 in winter. Now all of a sudden it upto 80-90 degrees with nothing covering the rads :???: Now the...
  7. 1972 Honda XL250 Motosport - Kickstarter assembly problem - Need Help! (See Video)

    XL
    Hello, I've recently acquired a 1972 Honda XL250 Motosport and am currently restoring the bike. Before breaking the bike down, I noticed when kick starting the bike that it would make a sound (something like a crude click) and almost feel like it 'gave way' or was 'stripping/slipping' (for lack...
  8. Sticky Throttle Cables

    Transalp
    Hi all, New to the forum so go easy on me... Just after some advice. I'm attempting to put some oil on my throttle cables but the cables are super tight and I'm struggling to release them. What am i missing? I have a 700. Cheers
  9. ckp censor

    Transalp
    Hi, as anyone else had problems with the TA700 crankshaft position censor (CKP CENSOR) where the bike does not start, the FI light gives the 1 long & 9 short flashes (ckp censor fault) but after 3 or 4 attempts the bike will start !!! great bike but all these tempremental censors let it down...
  10. Sluggish clutch

    Africa Twin
    I recently bought my first RD04 from 92. I’ve been happy wit it. A couple of weeks ago I went on a longer trip round trip app 400km. Both ways during slow moving traffic i expirenced that when the engine got hot, my clutch leaver went sluggish and did not bite before half pressed and thus did...
  11. The Refurb has begun

    Dominator / FMX
    Just tried to post and lost the thread, here goes the second attempt. Have some good parts to go on Can this be cleaned up in the frame? I really want to keep the engine in the frame. Go gentle on me. I'm no expert, basic tools, small space to work in and a tight budget...
  12. How Much Cylinder Compression On RD03 ?

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I want to do a compression test but can’t find the right PSI number for my bike. I have a Haynes Manual and that shows the numbers for the XRV750 and transalp but not the xrv650, I also have a manual for the xrv650 but it says 28 PSI and that’s not right. Can anybody tell me the...
  13. Recovered my seat at last

    Dominator / FMX
    Having put off attempting my seat recover for three months i have at last done it. Firstly a massive thank you to bounder who kindly sent me a sheet of vinyl and posted detailed instructions. If you are thinking of having a go don't be feared of it as i was, just get your self a decent staple...
  14. Is the NX250 a sort of mini Dominator? Or a mini TransAlp?

    Dominator / FMX
    I've found a nice NX250, 1988 near me. Tempting even with the tiny wheels (16 inch). Is there a forum where convos about it might be found? It's also sold worldwide as the AX-1 and listed occasionally in the US as a Dominator... and I'm in the US. Thanks for any leads... t
  15. Heated grips not getting to temp ?

    Africa Twin
    Im running these heated grips on the AT ... there not getting upto temp ? ive checked all the connections for corrosion and there ok the battery is good and im charging around 14.2 volts ????
  16. What is this?

    Transalp
    Without wanting to open myself up to scorn can anyone please tell me what this is? I think it's an automatic chain oiler but as my St1100 is a shaft drive I've never seen one? I have just picked up a 650V4 Transalp and is on the chain side of the bike but it looks empty- I don't even know where...
  17. For Sale: Transalp 600 plus kit

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hello all This is my 2nd attempt so I reckon this will be much shorter than the first attempt (computer crashed). Selling my 2001 Transalp 600. Twin disc model, high wind shield, heated grips. 42k miles, extremely reliable. Im selling as relocating and need to thin out some gear, so I'm also...
  18. Attempting to make a 20mm box bender.

    Mechanical Advice
    Building a 20mm box bender. Hi guys, I am in the process of building a flat tracker from a Varadero frame. I'll post a thread up when I get a chance, but here's a picture of the project. At the moment though I need some 20mm box section bending so I can fabricate a rear subframe. Here are...
  19. Engine temp

    Dominator / FMX
    I just got back from a 50 mile brap, mainly fast country roads with a little town work towards the end. An hour later i put my hand on the clutch cover and it feels really hot, an hour later. Now by hot i mean putting my hand on the cover and leaving it on, it was uncomfortable to say the least...
  20. Engine temp?

    Transalp
    Xl600v Ok after about 1 hr of steady riding my water temp rises, sits at about 80 degrees upon hitting traffic after this it will rise up to 105 degrees then fan comes in and lowers temp. My question are.... 1. Is this normal? 2. Do your fans come on? 3. What temp does your alp run at? Cheers...
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