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  1. Hone for new rings

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I have been lucky enough to be the new owner of an 96 XRV750. As we all know there are not many here in the US and I'm excited to get her on the road. I'm working on rebuilding the motor and I can not find info on what grit of hone to use to re-ring. I have factory rings and the bores...
  2. RD03 Gas cap

    Africa Twin
    Hi I have recently bought a very cheap 1989 RD03. It had been stolen, and was written of by the insurance company. The thieves have painted it flat black, and broken some parts. Luckily the black paint comes of quite easily, without damaging the original paint or decals, but I'm having...
  3. removing headstock outer race

    Transalp
    trying to remove the headstock bearing outer race on my 2010 700 from the headstock but the inner diameter of the outer race is bigger than the shoulder it sits on :( no edge at all to get to to knock them out. Any tips or tricks ?
  4. Advice for bodging Pelicase as top-box on CRF1000

    Africa Twin
    So, I have a (cheap knock-off) Peli style box just sitting there unused in the shed - quite big, enough to probably fit 2 helmets in, possibly. Was intended for dSLR & lenses in boot of car etc., but using something else (a smaller, actual deli case) instead. So, was thinking of bolting it on...
  5. Dominator crank knock---needle bearing

    Dominator / FMX
    hello well, my dominator started knocking when it heats up. some 2min. after startup. i think that the needle bearing between the crank and conrod is f**ked is it possible to replace only the needle bearing and if so what is the part number? thanx
  6. For Sale: Wild Country Bike/back packing tent

    For Sale / Wanted
    Afternoon all, Im moving on another tent from collection. I have a very very lightly used WC Solace tent in vgc condition, although classed as a one man this is one man plus a spot of gear. Not only that it has decent headroom to sit up and cook/ change etc. It also comes with a nice little...
  7. Chain problem ? RD03 need help asap

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I'm on a big trip at the moment so doing a lot of miles, just arrived in nordkapp and now heading to st Petersburg . Anyway the last few days the bike has been acting up. The chain has a tight spot and is adjusted so there is about 2 inches of play at the tightest spot. When driving...
  8. xl500 engine noise after rebuild?

    XL
    Hey all, recently picked up an xl500 only to discover the bottom half of the crank case was cracked, long story short, I pulled it apart, replaced the bottom half of the case, just got it all back together and running. It was running fine up until last night, I went to start it to ride home from...
  9. XL 650 genuine Honda c/stand

    Transalp
    I have recently purchased and fitted a genuine Honda centre stand to my 2004 Transalp XL 650, I’m not comfortable how the bike feels very unstable whilst on the stand. Its ok in the garage (alone) but I’m not happy while people are around as it would not take much to knock it forward off the...
  10. For Sale: 650 Transalp air filters fs

    For Sale / Wanted
    I have a few brand new airfilters to fit a 650 Transalp. Genuine Honda item in original (opened for pic) packaging £23 posted A couple of quality HiFlo items, again brand new £17 posted (not all are boxed) I can knock a couple of quid off if you want more than one or will add a couple of...
  11. Front Engine Mounts

    Dominator / FMX
    My engine mounts looked a bit corroded asked here for replacements and looked on e bay but none about so i'm going to have to knock some up myself I took them off today to measure and discovered just how bad they are As they seem to be a little bit rare at the moment i thought i'd put the...
  12. Help with an engine that will not start

    XL
    Hi I've a XL125K2, I have rebuilt the engine from the bottom up and I can't get the bloomin' thing to start. I've a nice fat spark, I'm pretty sure that I have the ignition timing correct but turning it over gives nothing at all. I was looking at the valve timing and although I'm convinced...
  13. XL 700 front fork advice please. Slight juddering.

    Transalp
    Hi. Need some advice please, (and you've never let me down yet!) 2009 XL 700. 20k miles total. (I've done 13k in the last 12 months). Absolutely love the bike. I've noticed this last few months, that I feel a slight juddering through the front forks, when I brake. I feel it through the...
  14. That advert from our Chinese sponsors explained...

    Chatter
    The banner ad has been appearing in IE for me, both at work and at home, for weeks now and I simply HAD to know what they were selling... ;) Google Translate comes up with something like: "Run Suo Yu & T. & T. Rui Rui Tougai tumultuous melancholy luster of gems  Min Shan Shui Dong Su Jiemei...
  15. Driving me mad! Faint knock from front suspension. Please help :(

    Africa Twin
    A few weeks ago I had the headset bearings replaced at a workshop. They replaced the old set with the expensive tapered set from Wemoto. But even though there was a fantastic improvement in handling, there is still a faint knock when hitting small hard bumps, and I can feel it in the steering...
  16. Another Uri Geller project . . . .

    Bodgers Corner
    Just a little picture presentation on how I turned a cardboard cut-out sump guard for my 650 Transalp into a metal version . . . . . . As many on here already know, I'm a bit of a metal bending weirdo! So, seeing as I had a fairly large bit of alloy lying about :rolleyes: :D :thumbup:, I...
  17. Watch Battery Replacement

    Chatter
    Just checking on utube which way to knock the pins out of the strap to adjust a watch size. This battery changing tutorial starts to play as I'm doing it.:confused::rolleyes::confused: Made me laugh........:D:toothy10::color: Watch Battery Replacement - Tag Heuer Watch Battery Replacement -...
  18. Africa Twin Virgin

    Africa Twin
    Hi All. Thought i'd say hello as i am the proud owner of an Africa Twin RD07. Needed a replacement bike to commute to work and general ride outs on weekends to the Buttery Cafe in Bristol ( A must visit if you come to Bristol :thumbup:) Mechanically seems sound but decided straight away to...
  19. 3 in 1

    Mechanical Advice
    Do people still use this? Is it superseded by other stuff? I guess, I posted recently 'bout ACF, not as a versus against WD40; just a question 'bout efficacy? Halfords still knock out 3 in 1 cheaply, is that just a little bit of nostalgia for the ol' folks, or is it still viable in this day...
  20. Bagster Tank Cover - Re coloured

    Bodgers Corner
    Can't post any images but I bought a couple of tank covers for my XL600V both in the wrong colours, one shocking green and blue and the other blue and white, I paid £50 for them both thinking I could sort the colours out. I tried using Dylon leather dye but after two bottles of the stuff it was...
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