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  1. Mechanical Advice
    I have removed my fuel tap off my CG125 tank, and the in the hole where the fuel tap goes, there seems to be a plastic insert (looks like a tube). Can this be removed? Need to get everything removed before i flush out tank.
  2. Dominator / FMX
    Help please! I've set myself the task of replacing my rear brake pads but I've fallen at the first hurdle. I can't for the life of me see how to get the pad retaining pin out. I can't see any threads / hex heads like on my other bikes. I can just about see a tiny hole where I guess an r-clip...
  3. Transalp
    im on my 3 rd set of pads thought i knew what i was buying i bought EbC FA388, NOW THE PADS ARE DIFFERENT on the one im taking out the hole for the pin is at one end there is a square end for were i meets it resting place ,now the new pads have a cut out on the square end can still use these...
  4. Transalp Technical Specs
    hi all i returned from a ride and noticed coolant coming out of small hole under water pump - i ordered some replacement seals but it has made no difference is this fixable or has the shaft worn so therefore a good seal impossible its a 35,000 miler 2001 model 650 TA i have priced a replacement...
  5. Transalp
    i have this and it seems a shame to bin it genuine 600 exhaust muffler/silencer the 'bottom' end is is perfect nick, but there is rust and a 8mm hole on the rear - easy fix for someone who can weld or rivet a plate on top? collect north London or £10 postage (uk)
  6. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all I am reluctantly selling my bike as I do not have a lot of time for it. No issues. Runs well. No corrosion. MOT till August. Around 11000 miles. Comes with heated grips, full luggage and Scottoiler. Always garaged. Let me know of any sensible offers. Some better photos to be uploaded later.
  7. Dominator / FMX
    Set to with the debaffle today. Cut the end off the two baffles so I could get 38mm hole saw in. Cut the baffle out and then welded a 42mm piece of pipe onto the hole so it looks a bit tidier. Gave it all a blast with some black vht paint and she sounds like a good un. Just got to swap the main...
  8. Africa Twin
    Hi fitting new chain/ oil change etc yesterday have noticed that I have a very small ,really small weep of coolant from weep hole .It would be only a single drip gathering at the lowest part of the waterpump casing over a 24 hr period ,have placed kitchen roll below area and nothing over night...
  9. For Sale / Wanted
    Looking for a rear wheel for my 1996 rd07 africa twin......its an alloy wheel with spokes mine is rotting near the tube hole .... Cash waiting.....thanks for looking...kevsky.. I live in the north east of england..
  10. For Sale / Wanted
    RD07a Front and Rear rims for sale. NOW SOLD NOW SOLD As title, I have a pair of rims from a 2001 RD07a. Anyone interested before I stick it on eBay? good condition, very small bit f corrosion on inside near valve hole but perfectly usable. Can send pictures if anyone interested.
  11. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Sold Has a hole in exhaust, but not stopped it from getting MOT before. Clutch slips........has done for many years. MOT expired this month so SORN. Needs TLC. Comes with the original screen, white Givi topbox, Oxford heated grips and spare keys. Graham.
  12. XR
    Removed my crank as it needs a new con rod , but the crankcase inside has a section that the crank sits in and there is a hole init , will this matter im sure its designed for some reason like to hold oil to lube the crank but with a hole this will reduce it ? . Does anyone have a set of cases...
  13. Africa Twin
    Just need someone to confirm correct positions of needle jet holders on RD04. There is 3 hole and 5 hole, so which one goes to which cylinder?
  14. Dominator / FMX
    So I went to see just how deep the rabbit hole goes and completely tore my dommie apart for a restoration. I'm currently rebuilding it, and I've changed the pads on the rear, but there is only a pin to secure them on one end, which means that the pads won't stay in the caliper! What am I...
  15. Transalp
    Sorry I have googled but no firm conclusion. XL700 2009 - is there a 'reserve' tank? If yes, where is the switch to chose it? Also do you have to fill it separately or just in the normal hole? Yes...this is my first proper bike :occasion8: p.s roughly how many miles should I get from a full tank?
  16. 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...
  17. Transalp
    1989 TA 600, 55,000 miles. I ride in London, so it's pot hole and speed hump heavy, the bike seems to to have developed harsh front suspension, it really crashes and bangs over the bumps, almost like it's not soaking up the bumps like it used to (unless the potholes have got worse) Would...
  18. Transalp
    So I failed an MOT on an exhaust hole I didn't notice had formed. Fast forward to today and a bit of the wire brush and I have a lovely hole and surrounding rust. I guess I can patch it somehow but not sure of best way. Someone mentioned a sleeve but if I can avoid removing the whole system...
  19. For Sale / Wanted
    wanted asap xr 250 kickstart idler gear must be 24 teeth 68mm in diameter with a 20mm hole or the shat and 10mm thick ive bought several rom ebay to no avail please please help me
  20. Africa Twin
    Modded the side stand today to stop those soggy field fall over events ? adult size hockey puck (75mm) two 6mm allen bolts and nuts. Nuts are pushed into a recess underneath and gripped by the rubber by drilling an 11.5mm hole part way ?
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