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  1. Transalp
    hi can anyone tell me what size hex key I need for the 2 inspection caps on the engine to check the valve clearances please thx.
  2. Mechanical Advice
    I have making do with a cheapish Halfords socket set for 15+years now. The ratchet is going a bit and I could do with a 3/8" drive torque wrench. I also need some big sockets - 20mm-30mm prolly in 1/2" drive. So, its about time to upgrade. Any recommendations? I would rather pay more than...
  3. Mechanical Advice
    Knew I shoulda replaced those corroded hex head fairing nuts ages ago. Now the one holding my LHS fairing cowl in place is stuck solid. :( Any top tips for getting the pesky thing out? :)
  4. Africa Twin
    Anybody got any good tips? The pin that holds the pads in is well and truly stuck. The hex shape is rounded out, I've tried getting another sixe up allen key in there, but to no avail. Also tried drilling a pilot hole and using a screw/bolt removal tool, but I just can't get the thing to...
  5. Africa Twin
    Bike: '94 RD07 - but the RD07a caliper is the same I believe. As you know the back brake caliper slides on two bolts. The rearmost one (12mm hex head 'conventional' type bolt) has to be tourqed up and loctite'd according to my Haynes manual. The front one (allen head with the thread at the head...
  6. Africa Twin
    Hi All, Brakes again, I'm afraid. Not the front for a change - although I did just change all the pistons and seals on those - but the rear. The rear brake on my '91 AT is less than happy. One of the "slider pins" (I think they are called) is seized solid in the bracket. It's the allen...
  7. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, What d’ya know! My TA is 2 years old! I bought it to explore the roads around the Western Cape and that is what I do. Off I went along the N1 to Butterfly world – Klapmuts and then to Simondium in the shade by the church. Then over Franschoek pass for another stop on the downward...
  8. Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    Just bought a bag of hex bolts via this ebay shop http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Tek-Hardware Excellent products, excellent service
  9. Dominator / FMX
    Bought this "UFO" mudguard, it's really for a Honda XR400 :? only cost £16.98 all in from ebay :thumbup: like this one Try to ignore the crappy Oxford luggage :lol: I love the look this has, better than the standard mudguard. I had to cut some 3/4 inch spacers from an old neoprene...
  10. Transalp
    Thought I would bore you with my tale of woe today..... Got the plugs, got the filters, got the oil, got the time, all set for the sixteen thou' service today - a first working on the TA for me. But.... 1. To do anything its fairing and tank off. About half an hour coz I've done it twice...
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