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  1. Transalp
    My 600 (1987) developed a flat spot this afterrnoon, around 4,500 revs she bogs down momentarily before picking up again. It feels like fuel starvation, except that she'll then shoot round to the red line with no problem. So, given that 90% of carburetor problems turn out to be electrical...
  2. Transalp
    around 1991 honda started releasing the 600 transalp with silver engines (from 1986-1990 the engines were black) from what i can see the silver engined ones don't seem to age as well, they often seem tarnished/corroded apart from that, is there any difference in the engine itself? are the...
  3. Africa Twin
    Hi all. Will be going to look at an rd03 with 32.000miles on the clock. How would I check the output shaft without taking it apart. Also what should I be looking for in the way of know/major faults. Seller says it's in original, mint condition and is asking top dollar so I'm expecting...
  4. Dominator / FMX
    Hi all I'm picking up a 2007 fmx 650 next week and looking for advice with any free mods that can be done and also What to look out for as in any faults with them The bike is replacing my drz 400 and will be used over winter and used to commute to work so not bothered about power as my...
  5. For Sale / Wanted
    Has anyone out there got an old but serviceable CR250 they're prepared to sell as a winter hack? Anything considered with/without MOT and Tax, but must be running and without major faults. Up to £1000 max. Hoping there is someone who can oblige. Thanks Paul
  6. Africa Twin
    Always lusted after the AT since I got my test. Been through the CBR6/900, YZF750, GS 1150/1200 Tenere thing and seriously looking for nice basic AT. Does the one at BM Keighley look too good to be true? Advice please on best marque/age and on faults to look for? What cost to replace output...
  7. Africa Twin
    Passed with 2 minor riding faults. The first was nearly stalling on the slow ride with the examiner walking behind me. I couldn't see him so i had no idea if my slow riding was slow enough. Second point was for doing 48kph through the speed and obstical avoidance (should be 50) I was so...
  8. Other Bikes
    After the KLX purchase falling through, I'm looking at a nice Husky TE 610... Does anyone have any thoughts on these and / or recommendations as to what mods are beneficial and any known faults? Many Thanks, Ben
  9. Yamaha
    My lad is after a XT125 for his test and one has come up on his work market place, Its a XT125 2010 low mileage, we are going to have a look at it hopefully later today. has anyone owned one or is there any known faults to look for. Cheers in advance Mike
  10. Africa Twin
    Ok have the facet in a box so must fit it when get time. I am now looking at other obvious issues and reg req seems be main one after pump mine is fine, but seen as i have blow so much into the bike i might aswell put the last few quid in and fix know faults instead of just bling bling and...
  11. Transalp
    Looks for advice,information on what to look for when buying a used 650 Ta. Known faults and niggles. Fuel consumption Price guide looking at 05,06,07 under 20k. Did any 650 have 19" front wheels.
  12. Transalp
    Hi, I was trying to remove the tank yesterday and the vacuum petcock was faulty and didn't turn off the petrol flow and fuel p*ssed all over the garage floor (and me!). Are these prone to faults? Should I get a new one or replace with a conventional valve? Thanks ........ Steve
  13. Dominator / FMX
    hi guys i am thinking about buying a dommie and i was wondering what faults ,these bikes have and are there many on the market.what is the dommie like off road.
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  15. Varadero
    Ok ladies and gentlemen as its only a matter of time till I get a Varadero as the missus wants one..... What should I look out for when I'm buying a Varadero? What are the known problem areas?
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