So I’m rebuilding a ‘89 XRV650 and I want to paint the engine. The side cases I removed and I want them to be powdercoated but I’m in doubt about the colour. Powdercoat can be done in most RAL colours. Anyone ever done this and know which colour comes closest to the original?
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Just wondering if this is normal on a 650 Alp - there seems to be a serial / engine / VIN number party visible on the clocks - Not sure what or why it’s like that you’d think the entire number should be seen????
Can anyone tell me wether the engine takes semi-synthentic or fully synthetic oil?
I can see that it takes 10w40 but what do people reccomend on here?
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I have a year 2000 RD 07a that has a hairline fissure in the engine case. I am looking for an engine. I just wondered why the engine code states rd04 while the frame is RD07. Are the crank cases the same on both models?
Hi all and thanks for having me here,I hope someone can advise my 700 has a slight hesitation feeling when there’s no load or very little load on the engine between 2000 to just over 3000RPMs it ticks over spot on at about 1200 RPMs, new air filter NGK plugs and caps and there’s no change, and...
Hi all! My bike is leaking coolant from the little joining pipe between the 2 barrels - can it be fixed in situ, or is an engine out job? Usually Google is my friend, but I need help in a hurry!thanks for any / all replies TA!
Hi all, after about 2 hours in the garage fighting with it I still cant get the engine out of the frame. Has anyone got any tips/ photos or video of engine removal,surly it can't be so hard? And if i'm having this much trouble getting it out how do I get it back in?????
i'm planning to replace the piston rings , valve seals and sort the head along with replacing the timing chain set on my dommie.
My question is , can all of that be done while the engine is in the frame??