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  1. 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...
  2. Help with trying to adjust the Mikuni TM40 on my bike

    Hi All, I've just recently aquired an 93' XR650L and it didn't run well initially. Symptoms where popping once in a while while driving, but also when standing still, dropping gas to idle, it ran for around 15 secs and then one pop in the exhaust and boom stop :-) I reckoned it was running to...
  3. Dynojet experiece

    Africa Twin
    My RD 4 seems to be running a little lean after i have installed a hi-flo filter and Arrow exhaust. I am thinking of fitting dynojets stage 1 kit, but is it worth the money? The Arrow is fittet with a sligtly opened-up db-killer.
  4. Very strange behaviour..

    Africa Twin
    This is a strange one... When I start the bike on the side stand and use choke the bike idols around 1200rpm, BUT if i lean the Bike over untill it’s level then the revs climb to 2500-3000rpm. This only happens with the choke on. when I’m moving the bike on or off the side stand the handle...
  5. On the road please help

    Africa Twin
    Hi before holiday in Italy I play with air/fuel screw as I thought it's running to lean and overheat to much. Unscrew half turn more. During ride when trying to drive more then 65 miles engine start losing power (the jumping feelin, like no petrol)) I changed setting back what had before (more...
  6. 1988 NX650 Problem... running super hot!

    Dominator / FMX
    I'm trying to restore a 1988 NX650.. the bike used to run great years ago and it still runs great. The only problem is the exhaust pipes get cherry red within 10-20 seconds of starting... I measured the temperature with my temp gun and it shows 700f + What could be causing this? Could it be...
  7. Experience on improving carburation on RD07

    Africa Twin
    My 1996 RD07a runs a Remus Revolution muffler and I never experienced the bike with the stock muffler. Therefore I can't compare. The engine is healthy at 66,000km, burns no oil and I average 5l/100km (and even sometimes less on backroads). Sparkplug are grey-ish, not beige-ish ;-) Therefore I...
  8. Tyres - AT CRF1000L - Any advice?

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, My CRF1000L now has about 3,000 miles done and although far from desperate, I was hoping the Anakee or Tourance tyre would be available by now, err... no. :( I am after a set that are roughly 80% road, 20% off road - ish. I do like the idea of going off road on my bike, but the stock...
  9. SLR lean angle

    Dominator / FMX
    I have recently noticed that my SLR seems to be leaning over further than normal when on the side stand . When I stand the bike upright and put the side stand out ,If I put my boot under the stand I can lift it up about an inch. ie up and down movement. This inch makes a big difference to the...
  10. Rider modes

    Hi, I took the TA to work yesterday. It was frosty so I selected the correct rider mode, adjusted the screen for the speed I would be travelling, adjusted the suspension, de selected, the traction control, selected launch control, adjusted the lean control abs etc:toothy10: Nah not really I...
  11. What are your favorite motorbike songs?

    Ask people on the street to name their favourite ‘motorbike song’, and chances are they lean more to Highway to Hell than Little Honda - beards, leather jackets and Hells Angels-types, not the chirpy 60s tunes some of us grew up with. Here at Bikesure, we want to change public opinion of biker...
  12. xl250s carb settings

    XL Technical Specs
    Hi fitted New jets in standard Kevin carb think it's running a bit lean could do with some info float height and needle valve clip position thanks
  13. carbs, air filter, mixture

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, Is it normal for the africa twin to totally NOT being able to rev with the air filter removed? I was trying this to see if the air filter causes a big restriction in air flow. It seem that it does becaus with the filter out of the air box the mighty twin isn't happy at all. Any of you...
  14. leaning front cylinder

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, quick question (again). Can I lean out my RD07A front cylinder somehow (moving needle depth, air screws...)? The spark plugs are pitch black and she hammers along at 120km/h. It sounds impressive pulling strongly through the gears but i'm sure it's not the best. Any info is really...
  15. Engine continues to rev after releasing throttle

    Hi, I have recently bought a Transalp XL600V -87. When releasing the throttle for shifting gears, the bike continues to rev for one or two seconds at around 3-4000 rpm. I have tested to spray start gas on the inlet/carb to see if there is any leak, but I don't notice any rev change when doing...
  16. lean mixture question

    Africa Twin
    so having a read thru a few exhaust threads and carb threads it seems to me that the general consensus is that if you fit an aftermarket can then it seems that it makes them run lean, i pulled a couple of plugs out this evening to do the valve clearances and they are more white than light grey...
  17. A quick demo of the Mighty Cagiva Elefant in action!

    I was out for a run with the Elefant yesterday, almost 200 miles through the Highlands, from Speyside to the Cairngorm National park, to Royal Deeside, up to the Cairn a' mount and home via Dufftown, heart of Speyside malt whisky. I do have a few photo's but thought I'd share this video clip...
  18. Conti trail attacks

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Morning. Tyre related question. I'm running a 2003 Vara 1000 on Trail Attacks, as they're supposed to be good. In the dry, fine. In the wet.....not so sure. I rode it this weekend for the first time in wet conditions. Managed to get the rear to break out on the M25, where it splits at the A21...
  19. XR400 chain and sprockets

    Hi all, my XR400 I bought is running on a 14/47 combination and runs out of steam at about 60mph. I want to use the bike on green lanes and getting to them. I hear the standard set up is 15/45 but have been advised on a 14-15/42 also. Id be really grateful for some feed back wether any...
  20. RD03 Exhaust options

    Africa Twin
    The exhaust on my 89 Rd03 is I think beyond repair, lots of holes and very thin metal left . I know I can get a Marving exhaust for about £185, but has anyone modified an end can from another bike with little work . I have read issues of jetting and running lean etc but just looking for cost...