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  1. Wanted: xr 600 barrel

    For Sale / Wanted
    Does anyone have a 100mm barrel that would fit my xr600r I have managed to have 3 threads let go in the last week, 2 while riding and 1 while torqueing to the specified 21 ft/lbs I did get a spare barrel but it had suffered the same fate. local bike shop not keen on trying a repair as the...
  2. DR350SEV Tyre Pressures

    As above please chaps... Riders handbook says 22lbs......Service manual says 14 or 15...... Advice please (from those who know....All you guessers go and see how many sweets are in the jar..:rolleyes: :D)
  3. Transalp 400 info

    I'm new here (I'm in Thailand) and need some help with information on the Transalp 400. The bike belongs to a friend of mine and I'm going to repair the bike for him. (He doesn't know anything about bikes.) Below is all the info I have on the bike and what he wants me to do. Frame# ND06-1100603...
  4. Portable Bead Breaker

    Mechanical Advice
    I had a few pm's from interested parties regarding the picture I posted on the bead breaker so not to hijack the other thread here is some more info. Mods I did not stick this in for sale section even though members are more than welcome to approach me for these should they want some :D...
  5. NX650 Brake upgrade

    Dominator / FMX
    I have been doing some research on increasing my stopping power, I regularly ride with 300 lbs (136 kg) and the brakes seem to work extra hard (myself, my wife, and our gear). Plus stoppies are really hard to do with these brakes (jk). Last week my front rotor started humming, and upon...
  6. Torque Wrench.

    Mechanical Advice
    Just been using me new..(cheap ? ..£30) Torque wrench. PROBLEM: Everything in Haynes is in Nm.... Guess what I've got.. YUP !!!!! Ft/lb ...........Kg/m NO Nm......ANYWAY......:confused: There's a crude conversion table with it...So I've been dividing Nm's by 1.356 (or 1.536....not...
  7. tyre pressures?

    Hi I left a few posts a few weeks back when I got my XR400. Thanks for your tips- I've now lost my trail cherry so to speak and got the bug. The bike is fantastic. Just planning a slightly longer trip (Bristol to Hampshire, via Salisbury plain) which will be c40% trail and 60% road - any...
  8. since ive been away i,ll post it all here

    as many of you know i get bored and "do stuff" and usually end up running a thread reporting about it, so i,ll just run the one as ive been away and put it all here! this woz where me and the missis had a row about who waz fastest, we had to level the playin field so i got to ride a CB250! so...
  9. Engine question

    Africa Twin
    Since i've been looking at @'s and modified ones in particular. Just had a thought - feel free to shoot it down in flames if a no go :) Would ---- wait for it ----- (sorry if this has been discussed already) - a VFR 750 engine fit into an Africa Twin - I dont know for sure, but is same...