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  1. XL700 Mainstand

    I've just had to have my XL700 Transalp in for a service. They've informed me that the main stand is knocking against the frame and the cat because it is missing a "bump stop". Must admit that I recall it banging when you put it up but think it has done that since the day I bought it. Could...
  2. Engine Noise

    Africa Twin
    Hi! I have this Africa Twin RD07 a -98 model. I bought it like 3 years a go and it had the knocking sound from then. I have replaced the cam chain tensioner and exhaust gaskets. Non off this did help. The sound is only there when driving when the engine get some resistance. When standing...
  3. Upper fairing/screen guard rack

    Africa Twin
    Hi all I’ve seen these a few times over the years (mostly Riky Cross) and I’m considering hunting one down. Any opinions or suggestions as to problems etc, availability or even if anyone has one knocking around? I know there was a chrome one on fleabay a few months ago so I reckon the chances...
  4. Valve clearance woes!

    I've just been checking the valve clearances on my XL700 and I've hit an issue. The rear cylinder was all okay but the front was so out that you couldn't even insert a 0.05 feeler gauge. I adjusted the valves to the right settings and checked several times that they were correct before...
  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. front cylinder hammer noise

    Hi, my 16 yr old XL650 has a strange noise coming from the front cylinder bottom. It is audible when hot at idle rpm, it goes away when the rpm increases. The noise is NOT sharp(high pitched) like regular tappet noise , mine sounds like lightly knocking a hard object with a medium-light hammer...
  7. For Sale: 1997 RD07a donor bike/ resto?

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi guys Unfortunately I've made the decision to offer this to someone else to take on to either have as a donor bike or to restore should they have the time and expertise. I work away so would mean paying labour on top of parts, and on top of that I'm not known for holding on to my bikes so I...
  8. Varadero 1000 / Clutch noise / where is this bearing ??

    Hi. i have this known problem of clutch noise/knocking/rattleing on idle and when you pull the clutch the noise stops. so i read that this was fixed by changing the bearing?..question is where is this bearing ??? mine is 2004 ABS . the mileage is not correct but i assume it should be
  9. knocking from front brakes

    Hi My bike has been standing unused for about a year. I have just dusted it off and was checking it over prior to the MOT and there is a quite loud knocking coming from the front disc/brakes. I am sure its the brakes as if I remove the caliper and spin the wheel it goes completely. Also if I...
  10. Wanted: RD04 Front fairing / Nosecone

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Chaps, can anyone assist ? I am looking for a good condition front fairing for the latest project. Colour not important I am happy to paint. Does anyone have one knocking about that they are prepared to part with ? Will pay good money for the right thing !
  11. Weird knocking on the right footpeg

    Africa Twin
    Hi lads! I've started to notice a slight knocking on the right footpeg when in 4th gear. Maybe 2-4 knocks pr second. It's very weak or non-existant in lower gears. It goes away completely if I pull the clutch very lightly. Anyone knows what this might be? Cheers!
  12. For Sale: Honda CBF125M

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    I have for sale a CBF125M. It is a 2010 model and has covered 13,800 miles, has MOT until September 2016. Unfortunately the engine has a loud knocking sound, I suspect the big end has gone. I was going to buy an engine and fit it but I don't have the space to do it now. There are engines on...
  13. Main stand, lift grip/handle bracket/s

    Africa Twin
    I'm trying to track down the 2-part Part A & Part B brackets that attach to the upper mounting on the RD04 lifting handle & presumably clamp it to the frame. They seem to be pretty much unobtanium. Not having a 'name' per se doesn't help with searches. If any one has a pair knocking about...
  14. Wanted: Wanted Garmin 550 Zumo

    For Sale / Wanted
    Without going into detail the kids destroyed the screen on my Garmin 550 :( - not having much luck really , as this is a replacement for one that I broke about two months ago ! I've sent off to China for a replacement touch screen but don't hold out much hope of it working . Does anyone have one...
  15. Wanted: Left side pillion footrest wanted RD07/7a

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hello all anyone have a left side pillion footrest for Africa twin RD07/7a knocking about. I dont need the bracket just the footrest. many thanks Jon
  16. Wanted: NX650 Dominator - Front engine brackets / Engine hangers.

    For Sale / Wanted
    hi.. I'm after some front engine hangers if anyone has any spares knocking around. They're the two aluminium brackets that bolt onto the frame and hold the engine right on the front . In case you weren't sure what I meant. :) Many thanks in advance. Ted
  17. Engine Internals Pictures/Diagrams Wanted. Diagnosis of knocking noise

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi, just wondering if anyone has any exploded diagrams of the engine internals, there is a tapping/knocking noise when the engine runs cold, just wondering what it might be before i strip it down. Cheers Chris
  18. New chain hitting frame

    Hi I recently fitted a new chain (the kind with the split pin link) as part of the works I needed to get my bike MOT'd. Since it passed the MOT I have finally been able to drive it around and I love it. However there is a knocking which is definitely linked to road speed. After a bit of head...
  19. Hi folks, from Devon

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hello everyone, My name is Tom. I live in mid devon and run a small timber yard. Been riding bikes on and off since I was 16, all sorts, latterly 350cc singles and then a KLR650 which I liked a hell of a lot less than the previous two Yamaha derivatives. Anyway. Been fancying a transalp for...
  20. Do you have a RD07a Rear wheel anywhere?

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I know its a shot in the dark but I was wondering if anyone has a spare RD07a rear wheel knocking around that they are willing to part with? I have my mot coming up next month and it was a severe warning on last years mot due to the corrosion! If I am ever going to find one it will be...