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  1. Idling high after starting to drive

    Africa Twin
    Hi, I have a RD07A. My bike was standing for a few years. It recieved a top end rebuild and a decent carb clean. Bike starts fine and idles perfect. I've done about 60km with it, since the rebuild. When I stop at a robot the idling is at atleast 3000rpm. If I switch the motor off for 1 minute...
  2. xl600r idles high when hot?

    Mechanical Advice
    hi guys, my xl600r starts, idles and revs perfect when first started for 15-20 mins, then when engine gets hotter it will idle higher and takes a few seconds for the throttle to drop off back to idle, my jetting is 127 pri, 120 sec with 65 pilot, anyone now what this problem could be? maybe a...
  3. xl600r air screw setting?

    Mechanical Advice
    hi guys, i posted a current thread about my xl600r bogging, what i think is.....if my bike is jetted with snorkel removed from airbox, and the mixture screw is set by manual at 1 full turn out, out is more air, and with the snorkel removed its sucking too mutch air at this setting, so surely the...
  4. RD03 faulty fuel cut off relay (???)

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, Wish you guys all the best for 2012! Have been working on my RD03 (xrv 650) today, and came across a problem.The fuel pump does not work. 1) I had installed a new OEM pump thinking my old one was faulty, but the new one would not work either... I just disconnected the pipe on the pump...
  5. Replacing valve stem seals

    Africa Twin
    Hi, my RD04 has begun to consume oil more than 1 liter per 1000kms at 120000 kilometers. It runs normally and idles ok. I suspect valve stem seals are about to expire. Is it possible to replace seals without removing cylinder heads (and engine)? I have an air pressure tool that can keep...
  6. Mikuni carb settings

    Mechanical Advice
    The lad's 125 isn't idling as sweetly as it could and the choke is a bit all or nothing. It's either at 4000rpm or nothing. Once it's warmed up it idles ok but can still be a bit fluffy and the revs seem to take a wee while longer than I'd expect to decay. Now the engine is a suzuki clone and...
  7. 96' XR600R Carb??

    XR
    Hey Guys, Newbie to this forum but please help if you can. My 96' XR600R was parked for about 18 months. When I bought the bike, 5 yrs or so ago, it was in mint condition with an upgraded FMF exhaust and after market carb. The bike was hard to start and ran hot. I increased jet from 155 to 165...
  8. xl500 carb problem idle speed not dropping

    XL
    OK, bike sat for 7 years, got it running again and cleaned out carn removed all varnish cleaned jets. it starts and idles well, however when you ride it, when you stop the revs don't drop, but if you give the throttle a qucik flick they drop down again. It rides really well replaced cables and...
  9. Misfiring

    XR
    My 2004 xr400 usually runs great but today I noticed that on hard acceleration it seemed to misfire, it idles ok has had valve clearance checked, new plug, air filter cleaned, oil changed? can anyone tell me the most common reason for this??? Thanks Beeaj
  10. 07 Transalp idle speed and choke use

    Transalp
    Hey, I just bought a 07 Transalp and I'm worried about the idle speed. After a short ride it idles at 1400 just below the 1500 line. If i adjust it to less it idle seems to jump a lot more, not idling smoothly. It also barely wants any choke, most of the time cutting out or not starting with...
  11. Throwing Spanners....ARGHHHH

    Africa Twin
    Hi Everyone, I am now considering that the real fix for my AT may be dropping a lit match in the fuel tank! Still having the problem I posted before despite trying all sorts. Starts beautifully, idles perfectly, but wont go over 4500 revs. As soon as it hits there, it stutters and farts, and...
  12. hello new and need help please !!!!

    Varadero
    hi all and hello, new to this and now need help have a 57 xl125v injection. she dont want to start or run when cold whenever i pull back the throttle it just idles and will then rev up when i ride her she will go 1/2 mile and then just tickover, if i wait 20 seconds she will go another 1/2...
  13. Give us a touch lads!

    XR
    Appreciate this is my first posts chaps but really struggling at the min so im gunna fire away and see if anyone can help me as im going slightly insane! XR650 R on a W plate Dont confess to be that mechanically minded but no the basics but basically approx 12 months ago went out trail...
  14. AT ignition cutting at low revs.

    Africa Twin
    Hi all. My Africa Twin cuts at low revs. Not completely though. At about 1200 rpm, the ignition cuts for a split second, then she idles again. I'm presuming it's electrical because the rev counter dips when it cuts. I've checked the plugs and leads, all fine, also checked all electrical...
  15. Popping sound on AT

    Africa Twin
    Hi all. My AT has a K&N filter/airbox. When I bought the bike and started doing some work on it, I discovered a crack about 1 1/2 in length, where the two intake pipes connect to the airbox, on the box itself. When the bike idles, there's an occasional popping sound, and the motor cuts for a...
  16. Popping sound on AT

    Africa Twin
    Hi all. Firstly a big thanks to all the advice getting the old boy running again, MOT done and "Big Burt" is finally taxed and on the road. One slight issue, actually, make that two: When coming off an extended run, at about 70mph, he seems to take a while for the revs to drop to idle again...
  17. Low Revs running problem?

    Africa Twin
    Hi all; Just got myself an AT the other day and have never ridden a twin cylinder before so it just might be me....but... Point to note:The bike has been stood for around a year and a bit. The bike is at 12k miles. When I first went and looked at it was on the reserve fuel line and it would...
  18. XL500R Carb settings with Micron pipe

    XL Technical Specs
    I just thought I'd post the carb settings for my bike. Its a 1982 UK XL500R. Its pretty much standard except for a full Micron exhaust system. This is going to be typical of this bike, as the standard system tends to have rotted out after nigh-on 30 yrs :( OK, the bike has a standard air...
  19. XLV750R popping and backfire on overrun

    XL
    Hi I need some help and advice on a 1985 Honda XLV750R. On overrun, the bike pops and backfires. It has a Marving exhaust (Italy) which is as near stock as I could get with no signs of leaking or blowing. I have tried rejetting the main and idle jets using 115, 118 main, plus 40, 42 and 45...
  20. Did my self service make a difference???

    Mechanical Advice
    HELL YES!! New plugs, oil, oil filter, air filter (Honda OEM), brake fluid and coolant. 1. Engine runs smoother at low revs and idles better. 2. Gears changing better. 3. Bike felt like the wind was on my back the first day I rode it - breathes better with new air filter. 4. Brakes feel like...
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