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  1. Hi from new member

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi Decided it was time to join the forum, I've owned a '86 XL 600R that due to being laid up for a few years I've started to recommission, but as it was (and is) still off the road when the summer started I brought a '96 NX 650 Dommie that was ready to ride. Problem is I'm spending all my spare...
  2. RD04 choke valve/plunger and running lean

    Africa Twin
    Hello everyone. I have read mostly all threats and post about XRV choke and lean problems and haven't find solution for my running lean problem.. slowly dropping revs and hunting idle... and only air leak that i can find is from choke. I have reamoved choke cable and pushed choke valve/plunger...
  3. To Weld Or Not To Weld

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, Some of you might have a vague memory of a post I put up over 2 years ago entitled; "I Was Sold A Lemon" Long story short, the engine in my 'new to me' 1991 RD04 had an oil leak, was discovered the sump had a crack which was filled, dealer bought me a replacement engine, I had it...
  4. Holts Radweld Plus in Africa Twin cooling system

    Product Reviews
    I thought I'd share my experience of this product. We were in southern Chile back in December last year when I noticed some liquid had collected on the left side of the engine - it appeared to be coming from the rear of the front cylinder's head gasket and was running down the block and onto...
  5. Oil Leak

    Africa Twin
    Hi, I have returned to the forum after a few years away. I had a RD07 that I rode around spain and france and then part restored after 11 years of ownership. My user name used to be africamadness and before that barryw33 and all the photos etc should still be on the forum. I sold the bike 3...
  6. RD07A Airbox fitting problem

    Africa Twin
    Hi Managed to get a few hours in the man cave before the big day and had issues fitting the OEM airbox on my RD07A. As noted by others the connecting rubbers from airbox to carb inlets can shorten with heat and fuel. The result is they are now too short :( These are the rubbers from another...
  7. 1974 Honda XL-250 issue

    XL
    Evening from a very fall like Northern Michigan, USA, I just joined your forum to find some input about my little bike's issue. I have tried unsuccessfully on the sites here but only get the usual "know it all" obvious answers. I joined here because I hope people take things a little more...
  8. XL700 Fork Service and improvements

    Transalp
    My forks, well one stanchion, have developed a small leak. I obviously need to fit some new seals so once I've moved house in Summer and have a garage, sorry workshop, at last then I will be stripping and servicing them. Whilst they are in bits I thought that I may as well get the lowers...
  9. Electrical problem?

    Africa Twin
    Opening this post just to share the continuing story of my electrical issues, which became more visible after I had Joerg Hau build a voltindicator in my Tripmeter. But first let me drop my chronicles of the previous weeks. Get some crisps and a Coke cause this gon take a while :) 31-3: OEM...
  10. 48,000 miles. Valve clearances?

    Dominator / FMX
    My '99 Dommie is getting close to 48,000 miles, I've had it 4 years and about 12,000 of those miles. It's due for an oil and filter change which I can do myself but I wonder if it's time for more complex work, like getting the valve clearances checked / adjusted, which I couldn't do myself. What...
  11. RD07A fuel leak and fix

    Africa Twin
    Hi everyone, I noticed my Africa Twin has been smelling of petrol somewhat lately but I just ignored it as I had no time to look but I was forced to when I had to fill the tank 30 miles earlier than I expected. The leaks had become serious and there were petrol stains on the engine. Fuel was...
  12. I got hit by a car

    Dominator / FMX
    So like an idiot my GoPro was not turned off. I got hit by a car from behind at a roundabout. I got to the front of the queue and was waiting for a space to enter the roundabout when I pulled away and then got hit from behind by the car behind me. I have photos to show the fuel leak on the...
  13. Water Pump Coolant Leak

    Africa Twin
    Hi, I recently noticed a coolant leak coming from the inspection hole on the water pump. About a teaspoon of coolant everyday. Discovered the leak after cleaning some engine areas, maybe it was already leaking for some time, not being noticeable because the hole was covered with grease. Any...
  14. What to expect after 150K regarding serious maintenance?

    Transalp
    Hello fellow Alpiners. My '91 XL600v has blessed me with many kilometres around the world and we still have many more to do. We've been on the road for over two years and done about 80k together and the bike has roughly done around 150k. I would tell you the exact number but the speedo unit got...
  15. 1982 xl 400r gasket query

    XL
    i have picked up a 400r which has a slight oil leak from the rocker cover. i cant seem to find a gasket. does anyone know if a 500 gasket will be the same
  16. xl600v misfire

    Transalp
    Hello, folks. I need your help on this one. I have an oldie xl600v 1988. In spring I've changed air filter and spark plugs. Done only 2k miles. Few days ago I've done rear cylinder head gasket change. I want to notice, that when I put camshaft back and trying to align camshaft sprocket...
  17. 05 varadero carbs 125

    Varadero
    Hey everyone. I had a leak from my carbs and the only way to find the leak was to remove them. I had a mobile mechanic come round and he removed them so i could get some new hoses and clips and give them a good clean out. Anyway, he has now let me down, the bike is sat in my back garden in...
  18. White smoke

    Transalp
    hi everyone i'm new to the forum! I have recently got hold of a transalp 650. Stupidly I dropped it on its right hand side while taking it off its centrestand. iT WAS a controlled drop not a sudden one. it lay there for about 1 hr before I could get help to lift it off again. When I restarted it...
  19. Exhaust backfire

    Transalp
    Hola! mY '04 TA backfires and pops when I let off the throttle. Just just started. This winter I rebuilt the vacuum actuated fuel valve and I installed a Scotoiler for the rear chain. Both of these pull vacuum from the nipple on the rear cylinder inlet. The bike never backfired before I...
  20. oil filter leak alp700

    Transalp
    just had 32k service at dealer, oil leak on filter , took it back fixed started to leak again after 50 miles, they had to nip it up 1/4 turn , normally have only tightened by hand before...going to spain soon anybody got a fix?
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