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  1. New owner saying hi

    Dominator / FMX
    New owner saying hi - fuelling help Hi all, I picked up my first 1999 nx650 Dominator this weekend after many years of sports bikes and wanting a change to something with a bit more comfort and adventure in mind. It's not my first thumper as I owned a XT600 after passing my test but being so...
  2. Cleaning 21 year old aluminum and other parts

    Dominator / FMX
    OK guys you know I am skint and also tight. I'm waiting on some money around July time which will see me do some costly jobs on the bike and have it back on the road for September. In the meantime I want to do cheap and free jobs. One of them is clean as much as possible. I removed the rear...
  3. Lifting the Dommie

    Dominator / FMX
    Today I whiled away a pleasant hour cleaning, oiling and waxing the chain on my Dommie. Jobs like this are so much easier if the rear wheel is off the floor and able to spin freely. I use an old trusty paddock stand for the job. First the white plastic lower chain guard has to come off to...
  4. Hello !

    Transalp
    Just thought i had better say hello as i have just joined. I live in Devon and i have just bought a 2010 700 TA 8000 miles and unmolested :) i have been off of the road bikes for 3-4 years and just trail riding with a 91 xr250 this will be to potter around on and take away behind the...
  5. What to do while the engine is out?

    Transalp
    Hi I have just stripped my transalp down and had the frame, swingarm and wheels powder coated. I will be starting to put it all back together soon. The engine was running 'ok' before I removed it, but while its out what (easy-ish) jobs should I be considering? Its done about 41,000 km Cheers
  6. Anyone want to help swap my engine? I'm too scared :/ ....

    Africa Twin
    Hi everyone. So I found a low mileage engine from a 1993 rd07 with a GREAT output shaft so that i can replace the oil slurping 80k in my 1998 rd07a! Woohoo!:blob7: My clutch is knackered too so i'm killing all kinds of bird with this stone :thumbright:. I'm just a bit nervous about doing the...
  7. RD07 Oil change and little jobs.

    Africa Twin
    Hi everyone. The AT has been my daily ride for a few days now and I absolutely love it. I want to change the oil and filter. The bolts holding the engine guard into the frame are seized and the hex is rounded off. So I need to drill them out. My question is do they bolt into nuts welded...
  8. Headstock bearing

    Transalp
    Hi guys I haven't been on hear for a few years due to a lot of upheaval finances ,and my last Transalp I had to part with.So inbetween my last two bikes were a Yamaha majesty 400 scooter and recently a Fazer which I had for 4 weeks until a struck a deal to get my current Tranny 650 I am so...
  9. Help. I need a replacement exhaust NOW!!!!!

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi all So I am just a few weeks away from my summer trip on the bike. I have a few last jobs to do but in the last week the exhaust on my 1996 Dommie has started to blow. Currently I run the standard pipes but want to replace the tail pipes with a single can. So far every one I have looked at...
  10. New project XL500s 1981

    XL
    Greetings, I have "accidentally" bought a new project on EBay. You know how it is. :rolleyes: It is a French import, 1981, running, with about 17,000 miles on the clock. It needs a good clean, a new rear tyre and probably a host of other small jobs, suspension overhaul, full service etc. Picking...
  11. Fork rebuild advice?

    Dominator / FMX
    I'll be taking my Dominator off the road this winter for a few jobs - steering head bearings and whilst I'm there, refresh the forks. Working ok, but I wouldn't be surprised if they haven't been touched since new - and it's a RD02 from 96 or something! Any advice on recommended new springs/...
  12. 1985 XLX 250R advice Frame-MD08 Engine-MD08E

    XL
    Howdy lads and ladies I've picked up an 85 XL 250 which as far as I can make out is an XLX250R and seems to have been a model for Brazil, Oz, NZ and Japan but not sure. I'm struggling to find info on it and parts are very confusing. I did find one thread somewhere that suggested these were an...
  13. 2002 AT stripping and rebuild.

    Africa Twin
    I'm starting the strip down of my 2002 RD07a, so this thread is to document what I do and when. This week I have been taking apart the front and rear assemblies, headlights etc and rear bits and bobs. I'm assessing the need for new fastenings and reading hundreds of pages of posts. Many of...
  14. Main Stand ~ Reattachment of Springs & 'C' Bracket 1997 RD07A, Baffled!

    Africa Twin
    Hi Folks Re: Main Stand - Reattachment Of Springs & 'C' Bracket? Honda Accessory Main Stand 1997 RD07A I'd be most grateful if anyone can provide me with any pictures indicating the correct attachment points of the Main Stand Return Springs & 'C' Bracket upon the frame lug and stand itself...
  15. hi guys

    Africa Twin
    hi guys first post from me...i am the proud owner of a 88 rd03 80km the only one in iceland..ive done a few jobs new tyres clutch bearings brakes mirrors and powder coated bars rack belly plate air filter plugs..the bike is in good condition..considering how old it is..i rode it 5000km last...
  16. Shocking news.

    Dominator / FMX
    I hit a bit of a brick wall on my flat tracker build last year due to lack of funding by the Danish government. :lol: After not drinking or smokimg fags for a while , I managed to get the cash together for my new shock absorber. After I paid for my shock I got an email asking how heavy I am, how...
  17. Wanted: I would like a Africa TWin please .

    For Sale / Wanted
    Happy new year to all of you. Right. I would like an AFrica twin please. Limited funds unfortunately got two daughters at university! Would like a clean tidy low mileage one if possible. DOnt know how realistic that is but I've got a week to try and sort a new bike as I have moved jobs. If...
  18. that was easy then

    Africa Twin
    putting new headlight bulbs in & new plugs what a fuss I have never taken so much of a bike to do these simple jobs what was the designer thinking ????????:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
  19. Dominator Oil Temperature

    Dominator / FMX
    I've just fitted an oil temperature gauge, one of those screw in to replace the dip stick jobs, and went for a spin yesterday to check it out... Air temp was about 10deg C, riding on country roads to begin with temp peaked at about 90deg, then when sitting stuck in town traffic it went up to...
  20. RD03 Rebuild

    Africa Twin
    Picked up a nice enough bike a few weeks back, but the intension was to always have a project. Bike was stripped the same weekend and the frame went off for powder coating - unfortunately I choice the only powder coated in the area that has a faulty oven so after being away for 3 weeks it's...
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