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  1. RD07A stopped yesterday

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi everyone A wee running problem I'm having at the moment with an 8 day Europe trip coming up in 10 days! So no pressure for me then! Put new battery in. No electrics - no Tripmaster display or turn over. Went through every circuit testing for continuity and spraying connections with...
  2. Help! RD07 dies on highway and bad idle when warm

    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...
  3. Loss of power over 6000 rpm

    Mechanical Advice
    I am faced by an issue where my XRV 750 RD07 is losing power when it reaches 6000rpm. It seems to be a fuel deprivation. Fuel tank has been checked for any impurities. Carburators have been cleaned and 1 diaphragm changed. No coil wires. Any suggestions please?
  4. Wiring Diagram for RD08.

    Dominator / FMX
    Losing the will to live trying to find a relevant manual or wiring diagram for an RD08, problem I have is the neutral light comes on when holding the clutch in and goes out when released, and when using gearbox, neutral light comes on when changing gear up or down when dipping the clutch...
  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. Choke won't stay choked

    Dominator / FMX
    My Dommie's choke won't stay on, I pull in the lever for cold starts but then it just creeps open again from the vibes before the engine is warmed up. Does anyone know how to tighten it so it only closes when I want it to? The last vehicle I had with a manual choke was a 1971 Mini! The choke...
  7. Starting from hot, charging, battery what is going on?

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi Guys, OK, so from cold my Dominator (96) starts second push of the button half to 3/4 choke all the time. Sometimes first push of the button. Recently I have had trouble starting from hot. So for instance after filling with petrol or when I get home from work. When I get home from work I...
  8. Keyless ignition

    Dominator / FMX
    Keyless ignition, how to do it . . . Thought I'd offer an idea that I've used on my dommie for the last year and I really like it. Keyless RFID ignition. It cost me less than £50 to do and has been utterly reliable in daily use. After losing my key, I decided to ditch the key operated ignition...
  9. Hello from Hastings and not what my first post was planning on being!

    Varadero
    Hi guys, im very new to everything about bikes having never ridden one until about a month ago then decided it was time to actually get on and do it did my CBT and got myslf a 2005 125 Varadero for my 30 miles each way commute and been loving it ever since with my main worry being that its going...
  10. Cat or DeCat, that is the question !

    Transalp
    Ok guys, while I am waiting for my TA 700 to be returned to me (the dealer is trying to sort out the problem with the bike losing power) I am looking at what exhaust options are available when (hopefully not IF!) I get it back in the New Year ! Looks like there are 2 main options, First is to...
  11. xr 125 engine problem

    XR
    hi guys and gals not posted in here in a long time but i have a massive problem with my xr. the engine has blown in some sort of way... i still need to strip it down and have a look to see whats gone. im hoping its just a top end rebuild but the luck im having latley with losing my job and...
  12. RD03 Spark Plug (Ignition coil) Cable routing...

    Africa Twin
    As I continue my restoration, I am uncovering many "anomalies" that have worked their way into a 26 year old bike that has had numerous owners and mechanics from various countries working on it..... When I compared my (parts and photos) to the fiche, other posted photos and the workshop manual...
  13. Help - Advise on Carbs Required - RD04

    Africa Twin
    Hi Now lets position this first - I am scared of stripping down carbs - fear of the unknown and losing bits or never getting bike running again.... I am putting an RD04 back on the road - got it started on choke but when chokes switched off or throttle blipped it cuts out. I have read in...
  14. Try these Tyres for the FMX650 !

    Dominator / FMX
    I have rarely posted a thread on the forum, but really believe I should share my experience with the Avon Distanza tyres I've been using on the FMX for the last 4 months. Maybe other FMX owners have experienced front wheel slip out when cornering and the same on rear occasionally. I have been...
  15. Help, front brakes are sticking.

    Transalp
    Hi! On my 1998 Transalp the brakes on the front, left side are sticking. The right caliper is fine, but if I give the wheel a push it stops in an instant due too the left caliper. I have replaced the caliper pistons and the rubber seals for the pistons, but that hasn't done any good. I am in...
  16. Engine casing losing its coating

    Africa Twin
    The coating on the clutch casing on my RDO7 is peeling away and needs some love and affection. Anybody got any experience / recommendations for this? Wink
  17. Interesting info from FACET about the fuel pumps we use

    Africa Twin
    Some time ago I wrote Facet, asking about why my pump was making such noise. The reply was quite interesting, so I thought I would share it, as I know many people here use the their pumps ... Here's my mail: I bought this pump 2 years ago, through Rugged Roads, and it's a 40105, as far as I...
  18. XLV700 Top Box & Favourites List

    Transalp
    Dear All, I posted a message back in early 2010 about losing my topbox - colour co-ordinated of course - and how Honda had denied any problems when I wrote to them. Then there was a recall but they required to se the actual top box bracket, they could not tell from the engine...
  19. Mitas e09 + Pirelli M21 combi...

    Africa Twin
    Well after over a year of K60 Scout on the bike I decided today to get the Mitas e09 + Pirelli M21 combi fitted. The Scouts have been IMO a really good all round tyre and lasted well, still got about 4 maybe 5mm left in the center but after taking the bike through the woods on a wet track and...
  20. Varadero & the fitting of longer forks.

    Varadero
    Hi, As you might have read I am in the process fitting a 17” front wheel to the bike & I will be losing around 1” in height up front, so I have also been looking into increasing the length of the forks to compensate. I looked into screw in fork extenders a while ago and after reading about...
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