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  1. Trouble Shoot Kill Switch?

    Mechanical Advice
    Good thing I live on the ground floor otherwise I'd have jumped out a window by now. Anyway, I have a 75 Honda XL350 that ran just fine then suddenly decided not to start. Good gas; battery and ignition seem fine (all lights work); little starting fluid - nothing; push start, again, nothing...
  2. No power to the starter

    Transalp
    Hi I bought an mot failure 1999 600 in November and finally got round to putting all the parts together On it today. Up to that point it always started now nothing. When I press the start button the neutral light dims so power is being used But nothing from the starter motor. I've checked the...
  3. For Sale: Honda XL700

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Honda Transalp XL700 VA-8 for sale at £1950 located near Guildford, Surrey. 08 plate in Red one owner from new. 60540 miles on the clock. Almost a full Honda service history with most of the recipts to back it up. Recently (Jan 2013) had new chain and sprokets, disks and pads (all honda). Also...
  4. Throttle twist grip mounted back-to-front - is there a reason for this?

    Africa Twin
    Fiddling with the AT a couple of nights ago it suddenly occurred to me that a previous owner has (I think) mounted the throttle grip back-to-front, so that the bit where the cables exit the twist grip is in front of the kill switch/start button switch gear instead of behind it, if that makes...
  5. XL 250 K3 she no start

    XL
    I have a 76 XL250 K3 (8500 miles from new)that is complete and original, except for the exhaust which is a stainless aftermarket one, but I have an original now to put on when I get it to run.I bought it non-running, there was a stripped thread on the carb to head mount, so I helicoiled...
  6. Help.trans won't start.hiss stays on.

    Transalp
    Hi guys.I'm in trouble.Busy travelling through Mozambique and HISS light stays on.I have tried spare key with no luck.Played with kill switch-no go. Last night after parking it in a safe place i tried it again and it was ok.I thoight maybe interference.This morning wanted to carry on with my...
  7. Tendays in Croatia

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Not much of a TR but I was in Dubrovnik for a week at a mate's wedding. Hired a scooter for a day for a quick recce and a KLE500 for 2 days 2-up. This a Piaggio X7 250cc. It was quicker than I expected and OK for overtaking trucks on the coast road. I rode it down to Cavtat, had a look at the...
  8. won't start after changing handlebars

    Africa Twin
    Help ! I changed the handlebars last week, because the old ones were slightly twisted, for some nice shiny new Renthals - they look and feel great, but I can't ride my RD04 because it now won't start !!!!??? I've had a frustrated / quick check over things. The symptoms: - ignition lights...
  9. XL650V6 difficult to start after a long run.

    Transalp
    Evening chaps, I'm riding my bike to the Western Sahara and back in about a month and have one last problem to fix. I took my bike to the Black Forest, Germany, about a year ago and I found that when I stopped for 10 minutes after a decent run (100 miles or so) I couldn't start the bloody...
  10. removing ignition from dommie

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi all I have an old (K reg) dommie and there seems to be a loose connection in my ignition which keeps cutting off the engine. I have two real options, first replace the ignition and second is to forget the ignition entirely and fit a kill switch instead. I would prefer to go with the first...
  11. Help!! drowned bike advice required.

    Transalp
    Hi Guys.. well doing a ford crossing yesterday and before I laid the bike down I hit the kill switch..BUT the bike was submerged on the exhaust side halfway up tank but not above the filler cap.. we pushed the bike out and tried to start ..no go..tried bumping .no go. so removed both easy...
  12. V4 650 transalp wont start

    Transalp
    Having real problems - I have fuel going in, I have a spark but it wont fire up! - silly question but does the alp turn over even with the kill switch in the off position? (mine does - but wont start) Any ideas??????? I'm about to set the fecking thing on fire.....
  13. front brake electrical-FAIL???

    Dominator / FMX
    hi guys n gals latest update on my bike is, all parts courtesy of backttracker are on and its looking more like my old dommie now, just have one problem left to solve and im not sure where to go to get a fix, ok here is the problem... when applying the front brake the brake light does not light...
  14. Sold: My Varadero is for sale - loads of accessories and extras

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED......in view of the need for 2 tyres and brake pads before long I will knock £250 off and round that down to £3,500 hopefully for a quick sale. Offers considered as we just closed a deal on one and p/xd annes bike. I am selling my 2007 Varadero (wanted 2x good, low...
  15. Diagnosing issues with Transalps

    Transalp
    This may have already been posted, even so I think it needs to be posted again. :) It saved me calling out the AA last night when my 700 wouldn't start, kill switch wasn't down, side stand was up... f**k, what am I going to do.... was in gear! Duh. Huge list to help you diagnose problems with...
  16. DR350SET CDI test?

    Suzuki
    Hello Folk, After having the stator replaced I can't get a spark, so tested pick-ups , source coil, checked the battery, kill switch, side stand, ignition coil, check all the connectors, and cleaned them with contact cleaner etc. Finally, took the bike to the local bike mechanic, came back with...
  17. East sussex trails

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Had a day off today so the stage was set to try out my new crash bars, and that I did! The plan was to take in 4 trails in East Sussex, One I ridden before, which was the South Downs way. This was the only one I had ridden before and (thought I) knew to be mainly gravel. As soon as I set off...
  18. Engine Quirk

    Africa Twin
    About a month ago I was coming home through Heidelberg putting along with traffic along the river when the engine stopped just like I had hit the kill switch. I thought I had hit the reserve so I reached down and flipped it and started it right back up. All was well. Today it did it twice...
  19. dommie electrical fault finally located but a little help needed please.

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi all. I have had a few problems with the dommie and they all seem to have been resolved by searching this forum for help but now the time has come to ask a question as I can't find this through searching. I have had an on-going electrical fault on my 93 dommie which means it goes for a while...
  20. Tap, Click, Creak - what is going on inside my tank?

    Transalp
    Since arriving back in the sun I have been doing lots of short trips with my open face helmet, one advantage of which is being able to hear a lot more. All I can hear however, is a tapping, clicking, creaking sound coming from either inside bottom offside of the tank, or directly below the...
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