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  1. Please Help!

    Africa Twin
    Hello! I want to ask for help. My africa rd04 have problems burn gasoline rear cylinder. spark plugs are completely wet. Its too much fuel. what would you suggest? thanks
  2. The right gasoline for the Africa Twin RD04

    Africa Twin
    Hi folks, Just a quick question. When I bought my beloved AT RD04 from 1991 in 1998 we had only gasoline super with lead in Portugal, so I used that on her. Now the only gasoline we can find is unleaded (in the octanes of 95 and 98). Since I'm a cheap son of a gun :D I use on it the unleaded 95...
  3. Africa Twin difficult to start after being stopped for more than two or three days

    Africa Twin
    Dear friends, My 91 RD04 AT is difficult to start after being stopped for more than two or three days. Sometimes I exhaust all the juice from the battery cranking the starting motor, in a effort that, sometimes takes more than five minutes. After starting, the engine behaves normally and after...
  4. The biker test

    Chatter
    The Biker test.. Midnight bugs taste best. Saddlebags can never hold everything you want, but they CAN holdeverything you need. NEVER argue with a woman holding a torque wrench. Never try to race an old Geezer, he may have one more gear than you. Home is where your bike sits still long...
  5. Dakar 2011

    Competitions / Trials
    Dakar 2011 entries are just about to open in the next few days so I thought this would be a good time to post. No major changes to rules in 2011, the progression to smaller engines, targeted checkpoints and so on is moving ahead.... the official pre-press blurb for anyone interested. An...
  6. RD07A problem

    Africa Twin
    Yesterday, I start the motor normally, a minute of worm up, turn the lights on and go. Nothing uncommon, no strange noises, all perfect... After 2km, the engine starts to cough, lose power and after 100m stops. When I try to start engine, there was no enough power in battery to start the engine...
  7. Aaarghhh, questions, questions, questions ....

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys I bought my @ from a guy who had it brought here in pieces, and put together by a local mechanic, probably without any sort of manual. Today I had the courage to have a peek under the tank (couldn't remove it because of issue 1), as I had been smelling gas fumes after each ride ... Not...
  8. Honda XR650R Technical Specifications

    XR Technical Specs
    This is a test thread to agree a layout for technical specifications threads on other bikes. Comments on usefulness, layout, etc.. very welcome. These specifications are intended as a guide and do not constitute official measurements or specifications. If you are unsure please get a Honda...
  9. Honda XR400R Technical Specifications

    XR Technical Specs
    This is a test thread to agree a layout for technical specifications threads on other bikes. Comments on usefulness, layout, etc.. very welcome. These specifications are intended as a guide and do not constitute official measurements or specifications. If you are unsure please get a Honda...
  10. Valve clearances & carburetor synchronisation

    How to.....
    Start by removing the tank and everything else that's in the way. Clean it, you don't want sand and other stuff in the engine :thumb: And yes, the engine needs to be completely cool before you start this. Specifications (RD07) Intake valves: 0.13 to 0.17mm Exhaust valves: 0.18 to 0.22mm Don't...
  11. Look what I have just been given...

    Africa Twin
    :D:D:D Never used on a bike... used to pump gasoline out of some fuel tanks...
  12. Misfirew?! Backfire?! Puff Puff?! Don't know how to call it!

    Transalp
    Hi everyone! I am new to the forum. I've found this community really good. I have a TA '07 with 9000kms right now. I had this motorcycle parked in a garage for about 5 months without use because of a cirurgy I had to do. With tank filled up and battery disconnected. I started to ride my TA...
  13. Just the battery?

    Africa Twin
    Just the battery? YES!!! Hi folks. Got some symptoms from my AT I can´t figure out. Hope you can help me! On the end of a 400 km trip, the ATstarted to run badly, almost as if it could not get enough gasoline...Ran like this for about 20 km, then died when i pulled the clutch to stop. Tried...
  14. getting the best value from your fuel

    Chatter
    this seems to make sense got it from a guy in the oil industry in south africa Got this mail today, not sure how much you can save, but worth trying, especially in the warmer climates: > I don't know what you guys are paying for gasoline.... but here in > California we are also paying...
  15. multi-fuel burner for Trangia

    Mechanical Advice
    What I was planning for me for Christmas has fallen through (not my size in stock for months!!!) so I am now desperately planning something else. I have fancied a multi fuel burner for a while - all the advantages of a Trangia, plus the option to burn petrol. But when I look atthe...
  16. DOES AND DON'TS OF HOW TO SING THE BLUES

    Chatter
    Just nicked this from UKGSER who nicked it from someone else who nicked it from someone else...... by Lame Mango Washington (attributed to Memphis Earlene Gray with help from Uncle Plunky, revisions by Little Blind Patti D. and Dr. Stevie Franklin) 1. Most Blues begin, "Woke up this morning."...
  17. Reserve sensor with ligth

    Africa Twin
    Hi....gasoline taps can be a pain in the arse when you have to change it to reserve when you're passing a truck in the middle of the pirineus....and helps your fuel pump to die!! African Queens has this deal: (Babel fish translation) Gasoline cock kit with reserve indicating light by this...
  18. Fuel problem!

    Africa Twin
    Hi All! I just start to use AT. I bought one XRV650 1988 tricolor. Well, i have a little problem. Everything running nice and smoothly, BUT, it uses too much gas. 1. could there be problem in air filter, it uses gas to cover up lack of air? 2. What could i do? I´m going to go and buy a...
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