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  1. Xrv750 rd07a cdi

    Hi Everyone, My XRV750 CDI (rd07A) is giving probs.. the silicon melted off.. Am looking for a aftermarket replacement as the Honda original part seems very exp. i tried rugged roads as well, part not avaliable... Any recommendations? Thanks guys! :o
  2. 700 ABS Bleeding/New Brake Fluid linked brakes help!

    Hi, I am a new forum member, in London, have been lurking for a while and getting a lot out of this great site/forum. I got my 2011 700XLVA a few months ago and have just started doing some servicing. The bike has 16,000 miles on it now, loving it so far, so much more comfortable and...
  3. XR400 Blue seat cover

    Hi all im looking for a blue seat cover and blue gaiters giving the bike a nod towards the 80's CR range, i can get gaiters but struggling with the seat cover im in UK Thanks
  4. For Sale: Vango Omega 350

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  5. For Sale: africa twin,1995,12mths mot £2500.

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  6. Side panel 'grommets' missing?

    Africa Twin
    Hi Folks Got a rattle going on somewhere on my RD04. I've ordered some new bash plate rubbers / collars etc and when they come I'll remove the bash plate as I know that seems to be the most common cause of noises. Today I was giving my chain a clean and lube, and in the process was pushing...
  7. Braided lines? Yay or Nay? If yay, which ones?

    Africa Twin
    Alright lads, I'm giving the brake calipers and the brake system a good cleaning and service. All I have to replace are a few rubber boots. Happy days. NOW, I want to get braided performance brake lines. I hear with new disks, pads and braided lines the bike stops great! Is it as simple as...
  8. XR250 rear wheel!

    Just giving my XR250 a service after finding her again after I sold her 15 years ago. Mortified to find that the rear rim has split! Cracked right through!!:( Has anyone on here got a spare? Or could tell me what else would fit? 1988 rim stamped J18 X 1.85. 587 DOT
  9. Royal enfield himalayan

    Other Bikes
    ROYAL ENFIELD HIMALAYANHas anyone here got one of these or test rode one? Im giving some seriuos consideration to testing/buying one...
  10. 1974 Honda XL-250 issue

    Evening from a very fall like Northern Michigan, USA, I just joined your forum to find some input about my little bike's issue. I have tried unsuccessfully on the sites here but only get the usual "know it all" obvious answers. I joined here because I hope people take things a little more...
  11. New to the Forum and inner RIM protecting with 3M 08537 Brushable Seam Sealer

    Africa Twin
    Hi Guys, My name is Nick, 25 year old Dutchie. I'm new to the Forum and just bought a nice RD03 classic with only 38.000 km on it (not 138.000). Standed still for many years so giving it some TLC. Regular stuff like sticky chokes, maintenance and synchronizing/cleaning the carbs is all done and...
  12. Iridium plugs

    OK, so this wasn't really a decision I made to fit these, but I have... The garage (don't ask), who caused me more work than they fixed, put in two of these (yes, 2) telling me they made a difference when they'd used them in other bikes. One of the many issues I found in checking their...
  13. XR400 starting/running problems

    Hi all, I recently rescued an XR400 from an ISO where is has been rotting away for the last 10 years. I have given it an almost complete overhaul, including taking the carb off and giving it what I thought was a good clean. It is really hard to get started, and only seems to work when I hold...
  14. Torque talk.

    Its that time of year again when my thoughts turn to servicing my bikes for spring.:cool::cool::cool: I need to get my hands on a decent torque wrench because my head needs seeing to.:D:D:D I have only done a couple of hundred miles on my Dommie since I fitted a Wiseco piston and replaced my...
  15. Dreaded RFVC cracked heads

    I am so eager to buy a good old 1988 XL600LM (1987 last year production), and I found several, but what keeps me from handing the cash is the dreaded cracked heads that RFVC motors seem to suffer from. And strangely, nobody knows the exact cause. Could be bad quality of oil. Could be starting...
  16. XRV 750 Carburation Revalation

    Africa Twin
    Ok so my AT was running a bit lumpy, dodgy starting and dicky tick over. Had a look through the forums and most suggested carb balancing, however I found one who I must thank when I find it again that suggested when the linkage connecting the 2 carbs becomes clogged up it can make one of the...
  17. Transalp 650 Centre Stand - for sale

    Hope this is allowed and in the right place, if not apologies. I don't think it's original Honda - it says darkojak on a sticker on it. May well fit a 700 as well going by any pictures I've seen. It's a sturdy bit of kit and in great order. Just giving forum members a chance before I stick on...
  18. Axle clamp cracked - XL700

    Just gave my 2009/2010 XL700 a really good clean. My forks are a bit battered and I looked at them closely with the aim of simply giving then a quick sand and a coat of hammerite. I noticed an odd mark on the axle clamp and upon closer inspection it turned out to be a crack running most of the...
  19. broken bolt extrators

    Hi just thought i'd share with you my experience with these. About 6 months ago i decided to change the glow plugs in my 20 year old toyota as it was taking a bit longer to start than normal and the unthinkable happened i snapped one of the plugs :( there was a hole in what was left of the plug...
  20. One year on....

    Since purchasing the budget priced (new 'uns could be had for 5.5k at the time) 650 Strom just over a year ago, it struck me that this is one of the few recent bikes that has managed to break the '9 month honeymoon' period! As I'm now Transalp-less it'll be here a while longer. Overall, the...