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  1. Hot Cam

    XR
    Has anybody fitted a hot cam or a 250r cam in a 250L dual sport bike. I am told the jap import 250L has a softer cam in for emissions. I have contacted hot cams but they don't list the L version only the R. and not sure what year 250r cam will fit in my 2004 L. Thanks for any help
  2. Wanted: Donor bike

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Looking for donor bike for cafe racer project anyone got something lurking in back of garage ?? Big twin or 70/80s jap four ideally a runner or none to be sound engine :thumbup:
  3. eBay brake discs

    Mechanical Advice
    Anyone tried those cheap brake discs you can get these days? Nasty rubbish or worth a punt? Comments from people who actually know please, count the Chinese parts on your jap, beemer or triumph bikes before coming out with "its Chinese so it must be crap"
  4. XR 250 noisy topend

    XR
    I have a donor engine in my xr250, its from a jap import, engine number md17e. It doesn't have an oil cooler. It is quite noisy from the top end, valve clearance are all ok, I've checked them as per manual. What else could cause the noise, cam chain? Camshaft bearings? Or are these engines just...
  5. Honda XR250 Jap Import Electronic speedo problem (MD30)

    XR
    I have a Japanese Import Honda XR250, And I am having a problem with the electronic speedo not turning on. I have check for loose connections and all of that, but still no joy. Any ideas? Thanks, Joe
  6. Shepton Mallet Jumble, Pugh Auction Ledbury

    Chatter
    A couple of events on Saturday 5 Oct. Shepton Mallet bike jumble British- Iron and older Jap and European bikes and bits, much under cover. Find your winter project? At Ledbury Pughs Auction (indoors) http://www.hjpugh.com/cyclesales/051013catalogue.pdf (readable on website but would not...
  7. XR 250 Cam Chain, oil pump and camshaft work!

    XR
    Hi guys I am new to all of this forum business but i have bought an XR 250 1995 (Jap import with electric start). It had a really loud ticking noise so i stripped her down, found the camshaft and followers to be knackered. £500 on parts later i have changed the camshaft, followers, oil pump and...
  8. Adjustable Front Footrests Foot Pegs

    Varadero
    Hi, Had a FREE half day at the Anglesey circuit (club half of the circuit) last week and found the lowish foot pegs are grinding way too easily! So had a good read about this commonish (adventure bike) problem when I got home, and came across a solution, these : ( Vario 30mm...
  9. Interesting discovery geniune parts for all jap bikes from wemoto

    Chatter
    If you go to the WEMOTO website , 3/4 of the way down the right hand side of the page is a search OEM part number box , this means if you have a part number you can search and see if it is still available and a price, I found this out last night when i put in the part number of the side panel...
  10. baby alp project

    Transalp
    the 600 looked lonely on the garage so i brought it home a little brother a96 jap alp 400 she has cracked plastics and is a rough oul dog but she'll do her job plans are clean her up,maybe change the colour if money allows,put a stubby scorpian can on it and use her as a traily
  11. Super Tenere (750) yes Vara & K100RS no

    Yamaha
    After picking brains over early Varaderos and K100's I have brought a 92 Super Tenere done ~29000 an import (in 2003) looks and rides OK hope it is in the long term, checked all the suggested things, do all 90's jap giant trailies rot their rims, ruin their output shafts and have rubbish...
  12. side panel needed for Honda XL250 Degree, does anyone know....

    XL
    Hi guys, I lost the r/h exhaust side panel off my bike a while ago, would anyone know what kind of bike would have panels similar shape and size to mine, Iv looked at about a hundred different ones on Ebay and none even remotely resembled the one that my bike had, theres no chance of getting one...
  13. Well, heres a thing - please bare in mind it is a work in progress ...........

    Africa Twin
    I have just ordered a diddy headlight for it, the loom is pretty much sorted and if I can get the existing speedo to work properly, I will only need a small idiot light box rather than a new speedo that has them integrally fitted. Then it is getting painted black with the legend "sumo" on it...
  14. Jap Import

    XL
    Dealers are forever asking for the vin when ordering parts!!!!!! as far as i have managed to work out there are very little differances, even less with a US model. apart from the lights/clocks i see nothing more differant... Whats all the fuss about imports being so :cheers:different...
  15. XR250R 1995 jap import

    XR
    Hi, new memebr to the site. I'm 34 and want an XR for short commute and weekend fun. I'm looking at said bike on ebay but reading a few other posts re the XR (japanese import), are parts a bugger to get hold of? Is it fundementally the same as a uk spec bike apart from the push button start...
  16. jap motorbike cops - watch this

    Riding
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=bWaq0zOaAVU I've never seen control like this! These bike look like big 'Pan Euro' or 'Deauville' style things ! Wow !
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