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  1. Mechanical Advice
    hi there I have a plug spanner that fits the plugs but id imagine its far too long for my needs it looks like the one in the photo in this thread http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/transalp/94297-spark-plug-installation-removal-tips.html . I figure its a waste of money to go and buy one when I can...
  2. Africa Twin
    Hello all, I have a Africa Twin RD03 that is verry dear to me. Since the begining I have lived with the impresion that it is not pulling as it should and today I have discovered that in fact it is a restricted swiss model. The last owner hase removed and replaced with normal parts the rubber...
  3. Africa Twin
    I've had an Africa Twin before and used it for a trip through Africa. I liked the bike very much. It proved to be very reliable. Now i'm contemplating getting an Africa Twin. Part because i'm getting the itch go on an adventure once again, partially because i like to farkle/modify bikes. I dont...
  4. Bodgers Corner
    I know, another pannier build. :rolleyes: But these are different.............................. THEY'RE MINE. ;) Well folks, I have been planning to make some alu boxes for the twin for some time now. I was very impressed with some of the homemade ones I have seen around and they were near...
  5. Africa Twin
    Ok looking at a ktm 990 adventure rear shoch, he is checking lenght for me as he is not sure if from tock adv or the enduro height model What i want know is how do i find the shock travel on a ktm shock. also is there any way fitting a ktm adv shock and if possible how do i shorten forks make...
  6. Africa Twin
    Hi guys, I have a some replacement bars for the stock set. Wondering if anyone has used a renthal cr high bend with a 2" Rox riser adapter on a rd04. I like the look of the Rox riser and think they could work as far as stock cable lenght goes, but thought I better ask around before forking...
  7. Dominator / FMX
    hi... new member here from athens i got a rd08 nx and im planning to build an oldschool scrambler out of it i have some questions i rebuilt the motor,high-comp piston,fcr and had my cylinder head done im thinkink of changing my exhaust system,what do you recon?!....should i go for a full...
  8. Africa Twin
    Hi, doing some research into the rear shock with a view of replacing the standard part. Yacugar can build a fully adjustable unit but would like some info, lenght/stroke etc of the original shock. Can anyone help me with this info?
  9. Africa Twin
    Hi guys Sorry about all the posts these days, but I'm on vacation, and trying to do as much as possible on the AT ... and obviously need help :-) This time it's the bleedin' front wheel bearings. I removed both bearings with little trouble. Put in a new bearing on the opposite side of the...
  10. Transalp
    Hi all, anyone know the lenght of the 2 line braided hel lines, I need long ones for the raised bars or are Hel lines all one size. Got chance of a cheap set for the front wjich are 1120mm long. If too short I`ll orde a complete set from Vellham? cheers all
  11. For Sale / Wanted
    Hi! In dispair I come to you. I need to up gear my bike and the chain lenght wont allow a bigger front sprocket. Not being able to afford a new chain right now, I'm looking for a small left over 525 o-ring chain in good condition. Please PM me. Thank you
  12. Africa Twin
    Hi guys!! I've been reading some stuff on the Portuguese Africa Twin forum about getting a 620/640 LC4 WP shock in an AT. Apparently they fabricate a plate to make the rear brake master cylinder move further back in the bike, and they just throw it in. In total a Lc4 WP measures 410mm, while...
  13. Africa Twin
    Hi, chaps!! Me again, the firestarter... Once upon a time I had my wheels appart , zinc plated the spokes and got the wheels back together by a "pro"... When i got the wheels back, I understood that the rear wheel's got 3 different lenght spokes and the guy just used them everywhere he thought...
  14. XR
    Hello, I'm in the process of altering the suspension on my Africa Twin and need to know if a part from the XR650R will fit. If anyone with this bike could measure the lenght (from pivot hole centre to pivot hole centre) and width of the lower linkage, the one that fits below the swingarm and...
  15. XR
    Just bought my XR400 (2001) and it came with a new chain and sprocket set and a new rear suspention. Can anyone help me with the following: Chain - it's far too long and I will have to remove some links, can anyone tell me the standard length or the number of links. Rear Suspension -...
  16. XR
    Does anybody now if the side stand of a xr125 will fit on a xr600, I now the 125 side stand measures 300mm from pivot to base but what is the lenght of the 600,s side stand, Anybody now????
  17. Transalp
    Checked manual and it looks as if a couple of 5 min jobs required > drain any liquid from 3 points air filter / crakcase breather ( XL700) ( must be new regs or something I dont remember this on any other bikes?? did they not just run pipes to base and let anything drip on the road?) Anyway...
  18. Bodgers Corner
    After much head-scratching my Dad and I managed to fix a pair of Peli 1430 Cases to my Hepco & Becker pannier rails. The H&B rails look like this: Reasonably low if rather wide. (Most pannier rails are. :violent1: ) Here's the end result; steps to achieve that are below: I'd experimented...
  19. Africa Twin
    Hi folks, i've recently ready something regarding this but can find it back.... I'm about to fit a set of progressive front springs on my RD04, I've removed the air and oil ... looking at the haynes, it looks like I can remove the top bolt with air valve and then remove the upper spring...
  20. Africa Twin
    Looking to fit my new facet pump this weekend . Coming up with a complete plan of action before taking any thing off bike ,as i will be working in street and don't want any unexpected trips for parts , leaving bike in pieces and having to move all tools , panels etc.. . Looking at all...
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