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  1. wanted choke slide plunger jobbie

    Dominator / FMX
    i have rebuilt my dominator and some how now its all back together have lost the choke slide plunger and cant find one for sale anywhere any help or if anyone has one it would be very much appreciated . cheers Ewen .
  2. Bored with your Varadero? Enter "Project Varaturnipstorm or Fireturnipdero"

    Varadero
    Project VaraTurnipStorm or FireTurnipDero. Now I know I’m still working on the Tracker project, but after thinking of this name I just had to start a thread before someone else does & pinches the title. Ha. The idea has come around after reading up about various Harley XR750 flat track based...
  3. My latest project

    Triumph
    Greetings from Denmark from the forums favourite scouse person...:D:D:D Now my son has finished his XS 400 which he wouldnt let me go near I decided I needed a project of my own.. I collected a 1970 Triumph TR6 Tiger 650 from an old German mate who is seriously ill with alcohol related...
  4. Black Box

    Africa Twin
    I don't know what this is ? Black box, inside tool compartment ? Has a toggle switch on top ? Isolator ??..... hefty chunk of (multiple) wiring coming out of it. I'd assumed a 'secret' ignition isolator, if one were fitted, would be pretty much a single wire jobbie ? This has half a...
  5. Gunson Colortune

    Africa Twin
    Has anyone used one of these with any success? I'd like to set my @ and CBR1000F as close to perfect as possible. I thought this might be easier than the turn it a bit and listen for the rise and fall, especially on the 4 cylinder jobbie
  6. 1983 XL500 - bigger headlamp?

    XL
    Hi all I just bought back my old XL, and am planning some light customisation. I'd like to fit a bigger headlamp, and ditch the plastic shroud - has anyone done this? I'm basing the new look on this - 4h10 Dirty Sandy - the Bike Shed minus the yellow light! Any thoughts welcome...
  7. RD04 stolen

    Africa Twin
    Two days after moving to Swansea my bike was stolen. Chained to a lamp post, disc locked and covered stolen in the space of five minutes at 7.30am. Covers and locks dumped in the street. It was the 'lovely' Bennetton jobbie in blue. I cant post pics as my internet connection is so useless. Great...
  8. Valve adjustment woes

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi chaps As some might know from my introduction, I purchased a 1988 RD02 NX650 a little while back. Noisy valve cover lead me to believe that the valve were not adjusted properly. While waiting for feeler gauges to arrive, I went out and bought a torque wrench (Halford's pro 8 - 60Nm jobbie)...
  9. clean shave

    Chatter
    I recently found agin in a box of bits and pieces my fathers old safety razor after not seeing it for a good few years . I used to use it back in the late 90's was the last time I remember . I decided to give it a go agin and I bought 2 5blade packets of Wilkinson sword classic blades for 2.80...
  10. Barney Hydraulic bike lift

    Bodgers Corner
    Just bought a 2 ton car jack purely for my Dommie! :D As you can see, I had a basic bike stand before. It worked on the DRZ, but wouldn't work on an XL or the Dommie; bike too low even though I had cut the stand down and welded it back together. Also, with the basic lift, if the bike height was...
  11. Painting for beginners

    Mechanical Advice
    Painting is one of the few things I've had little success with over the years. Wheels and such things I've used rattle cans and generally had a good enough finish but any sort of bodywork repair has been, to be frank, awful. Not withstanding the above and the fact that a pro job would push the...
  12. Best place for fitting a Scottoiler to an @? (also Tutoro twin nozzle fitting)

    Africa Twin
    When I bought my @ it had a Scottoiler fitted already, the previous owner had fitted it in the little storage area next to the battery, given that storage space is at a premium I had always planned on moving it to a different location and I'm now on my second attempt at finding the perfect place...
  13. Wanted: Exhaust RD07. OEM or aftermarket

    For Sale / Wanted
    I fancy a new exhaust, mines a little bit cosmetically-challenged these days. I'm after either a very tidy OEM one or an aftermarket jobbie. Whats out there?
  14. Folding Mirrors

    XR
    My newly acquired xr400 only has one mirror but instead of shelling out for a OE jobbie iI am looking for folding ones such as Boboneleg has on his KTM. Are they standard KTM parts or aftermarket items? Anyone care to recommend folders that are both stable on road use yet wont break the bank?
  15. Fuel pump question.......yet again!!!

    Africa Twin
    Hi, I am riding from UK to south of Spain doing zig zags across France in September one way. Anyway, I have not replaced my fuel pump and have had a good look through all the old history for my bike and it looks like I still have the original in place. Its a 95(registered 96) RD07 with 26k on...
  16. Varadero mpg running costs etc

    Varadero
    Hi all I currently run an AT and due to mrs F losing her job and my reluctance to sell the bike, we will be selling one of the cars and I might use the oportunity to get a 'dero. Tell me about mpg, running costs, tyre sizes, spares, servicing and so on. How reliable? Any problems with any model...
  17. Identify my crash bars.

    Africa Twin
    Im not sure off they are Givi/Kappa or Sw-motech I see that not many models use the foot pegs for fitment... Home made jobbie?
  18. Clarke 3/8" Drive Reversible Torque Wrench

    Product Reviews
    After all the positive reviews I suppose its time for a negative one. I bought this low price (£16) torque wrench from Clarke tools at Machine Mart a year or so and while it doesn't get a huge amount of use, as I have a better one for the higher torque settings, it as still seen a fair bit of...
  19. Need a new exhaust!

    Transalp
    i need a replacement exhaust for my 98 600 TA... been fishing around and found one made by Arrow?? stainless jobbie for £173 +vat is this a good price. any comments or nudging in the right direction would most grateful.
  20. SW-Motech bags

    Mechanical Advice
    What do yez think about these then, especially the Speedpack ? Has anyone any experience ? I'm thinking they've nearly an ideal jobbie - they've more capacity than my Zegas and yet are much narrower, miles better when filtering. Plus they'd be nice n flexible in a crash. The only downside...
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