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  1. 2019 Cork Toy Runs

    Chatter
    Sunday 1st of December ... Current Sunday weather forecast is for sunshine and blue sky ! Then, on Sunday 8th December ... Weather forecast ... ?
  2. Digital Trip

    Africa Twin
    The digital trip on my 2003 07A has started to play games. The Clock works ok and the speedometer is fine. The digital trips work ok upto about 35 mph, then stops recording. When the speed drops it starts working again. I have checked all the plugs and sockets and opened up the trip meter and...
  3. Help identifying right colour panel

    Transalp
    Hi, I have a red 1999 XL600V Transalp with a damaged headlamp cowl. I have found a replacement cowl online which is red but I'm not sure the colour will match. Does anyone know if there were different shades of red used on this model/year? I've attached a picture of my bike. It's quite an...
  4. Engine missing a beat at idle?

    Africa Twin
    My 1994 RD07A is intermittently missing a beat at idle? It does need some carb work and is idleing a little high. But every once in a while it seems to have a little hiccup. There is a mechanical “click” sound then a miss in the RPMs. It’s just for an instant, then returns to normal. This...
  5. Cat-Converter for free.

    Transalp
    My 700 Alp has now been gone for 4 months and during a clean out of the garden shed I came across the original cat box that I removed. I also have the Honda touring screen that came with the bike. If anyone is interested in taking these off my hands then they are yours for free. They will need...
  6. 700 indicator

    Transalp
    hi Has anyone got a clue how the the little connector to release the indicator wire is released i cant separate then to replace a damaged left hand indicator any help out there Neil
  7. Oils

    Africa Twin
    Hi, 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? Thanks Stewart Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  8. flat spot

    Transalp
    My 600 (1987) developed a flat spot this afterrnoon, around 4,500 revs she bogs down momentarily before picking up again. It feels like fuel starvation, except that she'll then shoot round to the red line with no problem. So, given that 90% of carburetor problems turn out to be electrical...
  9. Need help with voltage on a 650

    Transalp
    2001 650 Brand new "motobatt" battery fitted recently, all working fine, then one cold morning it only had enough power to turn the engine over twice, then went flat. Battery recharged from the mains. then all starts fine I suspect the Oxford heated grips are killing the battery. They are...
  10. Dash Cam Experiences?

    Photography
    Hello, fellow two-wheelers! I consider mounting a (double) dash cam on my bike, and I can´t navigate in the jungle - I would rather get tips from experienced people in here. INNOVV seems to be a good choice, but one place it was mentioned that it stops recording for a short period of time now...
  11. Where does this go?

    Africa Twin
    Good evening I'm in the process of changing the front sprocket on my RD07a. I removed the sprocket cover and then the old sprocket. I was merrily cleaning all the old crud away before fitting the new one when this little fella dropped out. I have no idea where it goes so any help would be...
  12. Honda xl breather hose??

    XL
    1976 honda xl 250 breather hose is in a "T" ...comes out of the crankcase,then T,s off hanging down by the swing arm,then the upper part that T,s off goes towards the front of the bike and i cant figure out where it attaches to it dont go on the air box or anything..does it just hang up somewhere??
  13. Looking for recommended oil

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi guys I have just had a rebore on my 92 Donnie. What oil should I be using to bed the rings and bore. Should I stay away from semi synthetic?, Should I use some cheap oil for 500 miles then change filter and oil for some semi synthetic? Your thoughts please
  14. Hi everybody

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Yet another bike forum on my list, well I have gone and done it, I have been mulling over it for a while should I shouldn't I get a dommie, so here I am looking and watching what all you guys are getting up to with your spanners, hammers, and welders etc etc, so as far as my own dommie is...
  15. Dommie build - rear peg options

    Dominator / FMX
    Right, im looking for some ideas to mount rear pegs on my dommie project. Would prefer them to be removable, as they will only be fitted if i take my son for a ride. See photo below. The only idea i could think of, is two weld two nuts on the inside of the curved upright, so i could then bolt...
  16. Xr250 help

    Africa Twin
    On a recent trip to Wales my trusty 94 xr250 let me down. Just before it stopped all the electrics stopped but it was still running. Then it stopped, I've got spark and had some little fires but not enough to run. And some wierd back fires. Its think it's a electrical problem I'm...
  17. Rd03 electrics help?

    Africa Twin
    I need the help off you experts. My rd03 runs really well. But as it gets warm after maybe few miles the neutral light starts to flicker then goes completely. Bike still running fine. But if you turn it off starting is tricky. You need to pull clutch lever in, and have stand up to restart...
  18. Engine Noise

    Africa Twin
    Hi! I have this Africa Twin RD07 a -98 model. I bought it like 3 years a go and it had the knocking sound from then. I have replaced the cam chain tensioner and exhaust gaskets. Non off this did help. The sound is only there when driving when the engine get some resistance. When standing...
  19. Carburation Questions

    Dominator / FMX
    So, last time I had the carb apart I put in a 55 slow jet As it turns out or seems atm a 55 is a little too much. Seems to run ok but tickover still a bit erratic Anyway, see if you can answer this If I leave it ticking over and then switch off the fuel, it seems to smooth out and the tickover...
  20. Spotted in the west.

    Spotted
    29/04/2018 @ 13:48 - Pulgorn Bridge, Co.Cork (51°33'56.28"N 9° 8'16.62"W). Then, shortly thereafter, it rained.
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