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  1. 1979 XL500S - Gear problem?

    XL
    Hi; I am new to this group. Having just bought this e find that even with only a slight throttle it will jump out and in again in 1.st gear. What is wrong and how to cure this problem? Thanks foe any useful hints.
  2. It still works!!

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, It’s been a while since I was last here. I have a RWB 03 XRV 750 that has lived in a bush for the last 10 years. I know serious neglect but this weekend I have had it shipped to my new address. Seat off, jump leads out, phew not seized it turns over on the starter motor and tried to...
  3. Deep Joy!

    Africa Twin
    just agreed to buy a 97 RD07a with 20k on the clock, needs a bit of tlc and a few things put back to original, but nothing too major. One very happy individual.......deep joy! was great to jump on it today and have a spin around, felt like an old pair of shoes....very comfortable. pictures:
  4. Guess who needed a jump lead start on Sat from a 15 year old AT?

    Africa Twin
    Oh yes. Deano's new shiney Africa Twin DCT would not start with a flat battery and you cant bump them (I think??) so the jump leads out and my old AT saved the day! :thumb:
  5. 1994 Transalp Tacho wont exceed 1500rpm

    Transalp
    New here so hello to all :thumbright: I just bought a 1994 Transalp 600 ,and have been fixing a few age related issues. One issue I still have is that although the bike runs fine the tacho does not go past 1500rpm. I saw posts on other sites (after a google search for tacho issues) where...
  6. CRF 1000 - another cracked rear rack

    Africa Twin
    This one belongs to my friend. Max weight is 22lbs on that rack (so says the sticker). He had 17lbs of "survial tools and equipement". He went for medium off-roading. Nothing hard. Did a small jump over a ridge and... crack !!! Would you bring less for a day of off-roading ?
  7. XR400 - Holding Flywheel Whilst undoing bolt

    XR
    Hi all, I am trying to remove the flywheel and having problems stopping the flywheel spinning whilst removing the flywhell bolt. The motor is out of the frame for a crank swap. I have a pair of the long molegrip type clamps that can be used to remove the clutch or flywheel and am locating the...
  8. MacGyver

    Africa Twin
    Seen a TV trailer for MacGyver and he is landing a small jump on a motorbike It's a very short clip and out of focus Can't make my mind up on what it is, early TA painted up as an AT, an AT, or an NX350 Has a square headlight, painted in RD03 type AT colours
  9. Skipping on a bike

    Chatter
    Anyone fancy this on @? Amazing Motorbike Jump Rope - YouTube
  10. Fuel pump issues

    Africa Twin
    Howzit, I've been told by a number of people one of the problems on the twin is the fuel pump What is the symptoms, how do I know my pump is going? Living in Tanzania I put two fuel filters in the fuel line, one before the pump and one after the pump bad fuel here the filter before the pump is...
  11. No electrics on my Tranny

    Transalp
    When I turn the ignition on I get no electrics. Nothing comes on. I replaced the battery recently and when I turned the ignition on for the 1st time there was a click and it all went dead. I've checked the battery and am getting 12v and have changed the main fuse. But still nothing. THere is...
  12. I've got the bug !

    Dominator / FMX
    Well I think I have. First up,, oww doo :thumbup: Been gorping at Dommie/Vigor/Slr trackers for ages now and decided to jump in and have a go at one. I'm thinking Slr, don't know why, they just look a tad more fettlable to me :scratch: I'm brainwashed in Aprilia so I'm gonna need a bit of help...
  13. Anybody fancy a Winter Project??

    Chatter
    How's this for a winter project? Rare Hawker Siddeley Harrier P1127(RAF) Serial Number XV281, Harrier Jump Jet | eBay :toothy8:
  14. More than just Slow-mo

    National Meets
    Of course it goes without saying that as well as the slow-mo there were other competitive events. And the winners in each class were as follows High Jump: Hudders Modern Dance : Whealie Reliability Award: KTM Minimal Camping: Mudwiz Puffing up Chest award (Men): Outrunner Pie...
  15. Xl600v fires only on one cylinder, until...

    Transalp
    I get on the bike and jump on it, the second (front) cylinder kicks in. Also if I start riding on one cylinder and hit a bump in the road the front cylinder kicks in. Thoughts? I'm on a road trip with limited tools, but enough.
  16. One jump to many for Luca, our Tuscan off road guide.....

    Chatter
    Luca took the English say "break a leg" litterally.....
  17. Africa Twins are the new Adventure

    Chatter
    We've all noted how any decent low-mileage @'s that are left out there are fetching bigger and bigger prices in the past couple of years. Well judging by this one on ebay at the moment I would say that it could go for more than the equivalent KTM 950/990 Adventure. eBay - The UK's Online...
  18. I'm about to jump into ...

    Africa Twin
    ... something that's waaaay over my head. It's a few repairs on my RD07A: - Change chain and sprockets, front + rear - Change wheel bearings, front + rear - Change the gasket of the rear cylinder head - Install Ricor Intiminators + 5w oil - Install Africa Queens crashbars - Paint all plastic...
  19. Why you shouldnt jump big bikes ?............

    Chatter
    Especially in front of video camera: YouTube - XTZ 750 jump and crash think he was unlucky with the large stone/rock tho : YouTube - XTZ after crash
  20. ciggie socket jump leads

    Mechanical Advice
    Howdie folks, I know a lot has been written about jump starting your bike, but after a mini search couldn't find any info about the jump leads that have a ciggie adapter one end and normal croc clips at the other. Any experiences/ recommendations out there? I have a big battery in my garage to...
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