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  1. Africa Twin
    Hello ladies and gents, So, right in to it. As the title states my 2000 RD07 J-spec if that matters won't start. Quick clarification, I've hunted through the forum and thought I was on the right track on the parts I changed out. Symptoms: Fired it up this morning warmed up and idled fine, rode...
  2. Dominator / FMX
    Hello! A quick question: are there any differences in the back-cover (most importantly in mounting points) of the speedoblock depending on the generation, i.e. are they identical and/or swappable? Happened to break the mounting ears on mine of a 1995 RD08 while carelessly tackling a motocross...
  3. Africa Twin
    Hi all Im new the forum and require urgent help. I need to source a crankshaft for my XRV750 as far as I know the RD04 and the RD07 uses the same Crank is this correct. For some unknown reason mine broke 3 teeth on the Timing Gear. Im leaving a a long distance tour in 3 weeks and just my...
  4. Transalp
    I decided to change my coolant recently and found that when i replaced the drain bolt with a new washer it wouldn't tighten properly. I removed the bolt and found that what appeared to be the thread from inside the drain bolt hole had come away and onto the bolt. I decided to buy a new bolt to...
  5. Transalp
    So, on Friday night I parked my '07 650 TA in the garage, everything was fine. On the Saturday morning I tried to fire it up and it just spun on the starter with no hint of life. I then noticed the green 'key' light was not going out, so that is the HISS warning light. I've had the bike around a...
  6. Transalp
    I remember a post recently about front end wobble on a TA....more specifically, I think it was on a 700, and various owners seemed to think it was almost inevitable... Anyway, in the interests of security I have two U Locks- one is a Kryptonite New York mini, which weights in at a shade over...
  7. Transalp
    I took my 2008 700 Alp out today for a 30--40 miles run seeing as the sun was shining, at last. After a not too hard a thrashing whilst heading home I rode through the local town. Whilst amongst the slow traffic I thought it sounded a bit lumpy once or twice. A quick blip of the throttle seemed...
  8. Transalp
    Sadly not a post I thought I'd ever have to write.. ***Stolen*** Corporation Street, Stafford, Uk Some kind souls have decided to relieve me of my '89 transalp (reg: K826DDC) (late import). Most likely happened the night of Tuesday 13th March / morning of Wednesday 14th but could have been...
  9. Africa Twin
    Hi Folks I know there's a post on this from quite a few years back- but just wanted to see if other people have had the same problem as me and what solutions worked for them. I'm trying to fit the RR crash bars to my RD04 - got all the brackets fitted - but when it comes to attaching the bars...
  10. Africa Twin
    Hi all, Why I'm asking is because I only had CDI failure symptoms for 1 or 2 km and then I put my spare CDI in. Basically what happened was my battery is in very bad shape and isn't holding a charge, the last 3 days the battery was even worse. I was on my way to a motorcycle shop to get a...
  11. Africa Twin
    ridden daily, as often as possible. tank brimmed until 2nd fuel light appears (every 4/5 days) until recently. last week started her up, set-off, 2mins down the road she coasted to a halt. waited a min before re-starting, happy on tick-over but wouldn't be rushed into higher rev range for a...
  12. Dominator / FMX
    I think it is a model 1996 or around. When out riding, suddenly nothing happened when I pushed the start button. Push start no problem. So: I noticed that the starting relay makes only a very little sound ( should sound more when working korrekt ) And there is a quite big current drain because...
  13. Transalp
    Hello everybody, and greetings from Finland! I have been reading a lot in this forums before, but today I decided to make my own profile. (Sorry my english) Today happened something that has happened to me once before. I drove my XL650V in hard sidewind. I think I can call it a storm. In the...
  14. Dominator / FMX
    I have just finished fitting my nice clean carb nice job i thought put it on the bike ,start,full choke bike fires up no problem , wait a couple of minutes ease of choke ,bike back fires . pull choke to on position bike revs freely THEN:mumum::mumum: Down pipes glow cherry red...
  15. Dominator / FMX
    I've changed the way I ride. Recent experience of needing to fit a new cam got me thinking about top ends vs bottom ends. Over the many years and hundreds of bikes I've had, there have been a few which have killed the top end and on most bikes a dead camshaft means a dead cylinder head too (not...
  16. Dominator / FMX
    Hi there, I'm a French guy and this is my first post here (and also first time opening a Domi engine) because I wanted to change the cam chain for a friend's Domi and one screw maintening the chain tensioner broke while trying to take it off :eek: I've tried all the ways to take it off from...
  17. Varadero
    Hi all, I was riding my 125 to work today, I stopped at a junction and i started to hear a loud tappetly sound then my engine died. The engine now will not turn over and is locked. I removed the rear cylinder spark plug and found the end has been broken off, it is bent and has a crack. If I...
  18. Tools
    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...
  19. Transalp
    Hi guys slightly pissed off took my Tranny to a local reputable bike garage today to get my headstock bearings done 2and half hours labour and parted with £110 later the bike was done .The man doing the job said whilst I've got all the front wheel off I've taken the liberty of greasing the...
  20. Dominator / FMX
    My Dominator is currently resting in the garage awaiting the arrival of a new rear shock. I decided to start the bike today after not running the beast for 9 days. Normally when I go on holiday and return the bike is also a pig to start. Its taken me most of the day on and off to get her fired...
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