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  1. Africa Twin
    I was recommended to add a thread as I'm currently having another fad of re-building my Africa Twin. I bought it 5 years ago as a 'project' and proceeded to leave it in the shed for 4 years! Last Christmas I dismantled it in a shed, since then I've moved house and have the space to get my teeth...
  2. Africa Twin
    Hi all, I am having a few problems with the AT, cuts out noot long after start up when riding cold, leave it 19 minutes and it starts again with no more problems!! I have serviced it, changed plugs, fuel filter, fuel lines etc but still happening. only thing left is the fuel pump, it runs with...
  3. Transalp
    I was told it was intermittent when I bought the bike, and had been checked out and nothing seen to be wrong. So, investigations were made, and I soon discovered it barely reached the contact point inside the gearbox. I’ll probably order a new one, maybe, and I didn’t want to leave the copper...
  4. XR
    hi, i managed to leave my side stand spring in a forest in devon :/ a genuine honda spring i found for 4euros but with 18euro postage !! so im opting for a universal spring, the only thing is i dont know what length to go for. between the pin on the stand and pin on frame is about 170mm but...
  5. Africa Twin
    Dear all, Lately I have been experiencing some nasty issue with the RD07 AT (1995). This issue popped up when driving for 30 km’s at around 130 km/h. Suddenly, the bike started to loose power and couldn’t maintain that speed. I stopped and couldn’t start it again. After a while it ran again...
  6. XL
    Hi all just brought a xl250 degree and have got a running problem which is u cant go flat out as it cough and splutters (getting to much fuel) as when i take the air filter out and side panel off runs absolutely fine but if i leave air filter out and just put side panel on it starts to cough and...
  7. Africa Twin
    I have a rd07a that i commute on but I do 555km a week and it will kill the bike if i keep pileing on the km's. So the missus has signed off a trip to the UK to buy a crf1000 to ride back to Spain to use as my daily mile muncher. last time I did the route a few years back ( link to some pics...
  8. Dominator / FMX
    So, last time I had the carb apart I put in a 55 slow jet As it turns out or seems atm a 55 is a little too much. Seems to run ok but tickover still a bit erratic Anyway, see if you can answer this If I leave it ticking over and then switch off the fuel, it seems to smooth out and the tickover...
  9. XR
    Hi guys I went riding on sunday, only for an hour or so, and this was after I had been out for a similar amount only a couple of weeks earlier. Before I went out a couple of weeks ago, I checked my oil level and it was great, so didn't think to check it this week. (I've had the bike 3.5 years...
  10. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Dear Friends! Following our annual tradition, we do heartily invite you to the next - the 8th edition of the IZI Meeting. This event has been a gathering bikers from all corners of the world for eight years now. Not surprisingly this year’s edition will again take place at the picturesque...
  11. Africa Twin
    Hello guys! I have been reading the forum for a few years since I got my first AT and now decided to make an account to ask you for advice! I didn't know how to name the topic so you can get an idea from the title what is the problem... But now I will explain :icon_smile: I got a '96 RD07A in...
  12. How to.....
    Given a centre stand is not standard fitment on the CRF1000L I thought I’d post my experience in fitting an OEM Honda stand (part number: 08M70-MJP-G50). There are several manufacturers selling stands so some tips may apply to these. There are no instructions supplied with the Honda stand. The...
  13. Africa Twin
    For the CRF1000L Africa Twin, I have been reading that damage to the frame may entail complete frame replacement, as there is no rear subframe. In addition, I get the impression that the Honda oem accessory bars, are just that, and not implied by Honda to be crash protection. If this is the...
  14. Dominator / FMX
    Over the next few days i am going to fit new fork gaiters, now the bike is a bit too tall for me and i thought i might drop the the yolks about an inch to compensate, doe's anybody think this may have an adverse effect on handling ? or should i leave well alone?
  15. Bodgers Corner
    having broken my oil filter removal tool changing the oil on my brothers car I needed to change the oil and filter on my transalp 600 so the long slot head screw driver and hammer were put to use a couple of belts of the hammer and it was in then just a push down and it was loose easy peasy ...
  16. Africa Twin
    ihave replaced one seized piston all pistons push in with two screw drivers quite easy. also have replaced hoses with braided hoses. brakes are spongy and no braking power. you would be afraid to ride this bike. if i leave lever held in for a few hours lever becomes better. but then after a...
  17. Dominator / FMX
    I have a Hagon shock absorber on my Dommie. I had an advisory on my recent MOT for “rear suspension bush has slight free play Rear Lower" so I'm going to take the opportunity to get it rebuilt by Hagon as it has done over 20,000 miles. I've never removed a shock before, so I'm looking for help...
  18. XR
    So... Riding along and my bike dies.. has no compression..and won't start, next day compression is back but won't start. check valve clearances, and one exhaust valve is too tight. I adjust it and bike starts and i go for a ride.. Pull into my drive and it dies again after 5 mile test run.. i...
  19. Africa Twin
    Hi, I've owned my 98 rd07a for about 4 months now and it's the first bike i've not wanted to part with. It's amazing!!! You just think your way down the road and voila! So stable it's like surfing a 10ft Malibu!! I've had all kinds of bikes (all smaller) and have always planned on some big...
  20. Accessories
    I've recently fitted a heated seat pad that santa dropped off for Xmas. I must say, I'm impressed, it was a touch under £40 delivered from the 'bay, so about the same price as mid range heated grips. It comes with the self adhesive heated pad, a load of wiring (most of which was chopped out &...
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