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  1. XL
    My 1979 XL250s is causing me a bit of a problem in that its unreliable because I have stripped the carb twice and used a service kit for needle, jets and gaskets,but after setting it up to the book and as best I know how, tick over varies so much and at times makes it difficult to control or...
  2. Africa Twin
    Hi All My 97 AT has been faultless since I bought it 6 months ago. It has now developed a bit of an erratic idle. Once its warmed up she is fine and idles at about 1200rpm. However when its first started up either in the morning or evening it just wont idle. If i put the choke on it makes no...
  3. Africa Twin
    My indicators during the cold snap at the start of this week were a bit "slow" for the first ten minutes or so. It would not go all all, then a bit, then not at all, then working fine. Erratic behaviour! Does this point to something else? It only happens when it is really very cold.
  4. Varadero
    Hi all, My speedo started to go a bit erratic today. I'm guessing the cable has come loose at one end after a particlularly vigorous de-salting. Can someone confirm for me it goes into the gearbox and if so can you get at it without dismantling the bike. I have nowhere to work on it until after...
  5. Africa Twin
    A mate has reported the above fault with his @ it is coupled with uncontrolable rev counter needle at about 5k rpm. Any help in diagnosing this would be appreciated. Sorry but I have no further details. Thanks
  6. Transalp
    Hi I just found this site whilst searching for spark plug info and slightly unnerved by the apparent difficulty in replacing plugs. A mechanic friend (via email from Germany)has suggested new plugs as an answer to my bikes erratic running, as described below. But before I start messing with...
  7. Africa Twin
    My 91/92 RD04 has an erratic tickover, nothing real serious but noticable. Occasionally it will miss a beat and will almost stall but it never does. As soon as you're moving all's well. I've checked and cleaned the plugs which looked as tho' it was running a bit rich but ok, the air filter...