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  1. Africa Twin
    Are there any grease nipples on the AT RD07? I know some of the better old Honda's had them. No mention of any in the Haynes manual but that does nor usually mean very much.
  2. Transalp
    Hi, I have a 2003 650 transalp, its done about 30,000 miles. There's play in the swingarm, about 6-8mm of play at the back end. I notice it when cornering, now that I know to expect it I am no longer frightened when I feel the rear wheel move across unexpectedly. However, its not good, I want...
  3. Africa Twin
    Ok folks, collected new gaskets, seals, o-rings etc today (originals), frame fully stripped, with all nuts & bolts bagged & tagged, digi-camera worked overtime (just in case) ID plate off, & plenty of bits ready to go to the powder-coaters. Need to get new chain sliders, oil, filter, 3/4 grease...
  4. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    its a sad day but i have decided that its finally time to part company with one of the two beloveds in my life and to be totally honest its going to be cheaper to let the bike go !!!! So im offering it out to you guys on the forum first to see if there is any interest. Its 1997 rd07a with...
  5. Varadero
    :blob7: Hello and best wishes to all (really) big off-road bike fans. With your permission I'd like to use this thread to detail the slow and potentially painful process of managing to make a (half) decent off roader of the mighty Varadero, and how it, and I, fare on this journey of discovery...
  6. For Sale / Wanted
    Africa Twin rally rallye Paris Dakar RD04 XRV750 African Queens Ohlins Marzocchi | eBay As usual - it's the same old story - cash crisis circumstances force sale of this project - majority of it done, wiring etc - a few finishing bits left to fettle - you can customize to your own ideas...
  7. Africa Twin
    Hi Guys, I would like to grease the various nipples on my RD03, is there a specific adapter to use, can i use any multi-purpose grease, Will any grease gun be suitable? Saw this on Ebay, any good? Its a Hilka, i remember a past post recomending a specific gun but cant find it...
  8. Mechanical Advice
    Shame on you:rolleyes: On going issues with a stiff centre stand, so I was wondering about the possibility, ease and expense of drilling a hole or two and sticking a couple of grease nipples in there? It can't be that easy, can it:confused: Go on, make my day:toothy1:
  9. Africa Twin
    Hi all, well finally after seeing an "at" for the first time 13yrs ago in exeter ive got one and love it. different world to my dominator and tenere (6 litres of oil getting to barcelona and back in the rain) :( im still at that stage were you have a look over your shoulder when your walking...
  10. XR
    Is there a guide somewhere on how to remove and refit my new shorter dog leg to my '96 xr400? Also - the current one has no grease nipples - does this mean it's already non standard? I have compared the 2 and my new one is a bit shorter - what is the standard length? Ta
  11. XR
    I have had a list of jobs to work through on the bike for a while and have final got down to the last one, which was rear suspension service. First thing was to order all the bits i required before starting to take it apart hence reducing the time it's off the road...
  12. XR
    I'm planning a rear shock rebuild next month to be done by KTECH, so i decided to change all suspension linkage bearings and seal and to fit grease nipples to the bike linkages (for some reason Honda stopped doing it after 1996), also going to change swing arm bearings and seals and fit grease...
  13. XR
    I'm going to do suspension linkage bearings soon and fit grease nipples, seals etc, at the same time i'm going to do the swingarm bearings, seals and fit grease nipples. Then probably fit a new shock. All Balls seem to do both the bearing kits but i've never used pattern parts before does...
  14. Dominator / FMX
    Although the Honda manual shows grease nipples on the swing arm and shock linkage mine doesn't have them (cost reduction?) and as a result the swing arm needle bearings and pivot collar need replacing. Again the manual shows a special tool to remove the needle bearings - has anyone managed it...
  15. XR
    Has anyone Fitted grease nipples to an xr400?
  16. Mechanical Advice
    Hello Folks, Thinking of striping down the swing arm and linkage to re-grease them . At the moment there are no grease nipples (why? :( ). I thought as I'm striping it down why don't I get some grease nipples bored and fitted at the same. Is it worth it? Thanks Billy P.S Transalp XL600V 96
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