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  1. Wind buffeting

    Transalp
    Hi All, so I just fitted a Givi top deflector, all good so far. Went for a spin and certainly it works very well, but I found I was getting wind in the chin/neck area, particularly on right hand side mainly Out with throttle hand , and it seems to be coming in from the hand guard / brake fluid...
  2. Front Brake Master Cylinder

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi, I desperately looking for a front brake master cylinder for my 2001 Dommie. I completely trashed the screws for brake fluid lid and need to replace the whole thing now. No luck on Ebay sadly.. any one have a spare one?!?! Or someone have any suggestions on replacements that would be...
  3. Headlight dip switch

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, just got my AT delivered and noticed that the push button for the main/dip beam sticks in, have any of you had this? Is there an easy fix or is it a new switch, I tried a spray of penetration fluid but made no difference Thanks in advance JTP
  4. Clutch fluid reservoir location

    Transalp
    I have recently changed my brake pads, and fluid in all the lines and was wandering can someone point me in the direction of clutch fluid reservoir so I can change that as well. Many thanks Queasy P.S. It's honda transalp xl 650 V4
  5. XR400 front end on my 250 help please

    XR
    Ok hi guys new here i've run into a problem and hoping someone can help! so i have xr400 forks on my xr250 and they were in dying need of a service, but i have a problem i dont know if there pre 97 forks or 98 on as this changes the fluid level. now is there any way i can tell what i have ? i...
  6. After MOT need to improve braking

    Africa Twin
    My RD07A passed its MOT yesterday but the tester asked how the brakes were when riding. It passed on the rollkng road but maybe after all those Alpine hairpins it deserves some TLC :) So I was thinking braided lines and a full fluid change. What lines have peeps used? Ta chucks :) John
  7. brake pads

    Africa Twin
    howdy fellas. i have taken off my front wheel from my africa twin to get it balanced and new discs on the front but really hard to get callipers back on. i will change brake pads aswell but never did it before so any advice would be appreciated. is there anything other than wd40 to help widen...
  8. Transalp 700 abs front brakes binding

    Transalp
    My front brakes are binding when the bikes on main stand,you can not feel it pushing the bike,theres new fluid,brakes are clean,new pads but was binding with old ones,pistons in both calipers move easy,retaining pins have just been cleaned and polished,ive done a process of elimimation and its...
  9. Advice/help required urgently

    Africa Twin
    I was in the process of replacing the brake fluid, I undid the caliper nuts and drained the fluid, then whilst unscrewing the screws that hold the master cylinder cover off, one of then disintegrated. Any one got any clues how to get the screw out? At defcon five here don't know what to do
  10. Is the crankcase breather pipe supposed to be plugged?

    Africa Twin
    Did some servicing on my AT today (changed the fork fluid, which looked quite good for almost 50000 miles), and I noticed the end of the breather pipe from the crank case was plugged. I yanked the plug out, and out came a bunch of water mixed with a little bit of oil sludge which smelled...
  11. XR 400 o1 suspension

    XR
    Anyone have recomendations re the suspension on my XR400,needs to be on the cheap side as this is one of three bikes(and tbh the other 2 take priority) Thinking maybe replacing the fluid in the forks and maybe just re-gassing the rear(i take it it is gas,but unsure of what?) Any help would be...
  12. Do I have enough?

    Transalp
    Hi Just changed the brake pads all round and noticed the brake fluid level. Was wondering if this is ok for level? It covers the viewing window, but just doesn't look like enough. Brakes work fine. Steven
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  14. xr125l brake reservoir not opening

    XR
    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...
  15. Brake fluid explained

    Mechanical Advice
    Brake fluid... Bit of a mystery topic! To help dispel some myths and for some good solid general info on the mysterious world of brake fluids I decided to contact Millers Oils up in West Yorkshire. Their Technical Director, Martyn Mann was on hand to give us some useful info… below is...
  16. ta700 brake fluid change

    Transalp
    The maintenance schedule for my ta700 says that the brake fluid should be replaced at 18mths (12000 miles). Surely this is seriously over cautious? I only change it every 2yrs in my car.
  17. Brake fluid change XL700

    Transalp
    The supplied manual has no info on this subject ( contact stealer ) As the front and back are linked ( I believe but never noticed anything in use ) Does anyone know the procedure for changing out the brake fluid. I would like to do this while the bike is tucked up for the winter I like to...
  18. How much brake fluid and what type for @T?

    Africa Twin
    I'm sure this will have been covered somewhere here already, but I can't seem to find it in the search. Just ordered a motrax little bleeder brake bleeding valve (looks like a cool little device) and my next step is to buy some brake fluid for when it arrives. Does anyone have any particular...
  19. coolant and brake fluid

    Transalp
    I presume they dont work too well in the same tank? Brakefluid added to the coolant tank, not on the Alp but a CB500 :color::color::color: Graeme
  20. Rear brake fluid reservoir screw stuck

    Transalp
    As a few of you know I had the fun of cleaning my rear brake calliper and changing the pads. All which worked to solve the sticking issue except I noticed I can only remove one screw out of the fluid reservoir since the other one just turn but wont undo so in theory if I had a fluid leak on the...
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