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  1. A/T Side Stand springs

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, Although I've been a member for years I've never posted before as usually, thanks to the folks that do I usually find what I need...But! I'm rebuilding my 94 A/T and despite taking pictures before disassembly I'm at a total loss as to where the smaller of the 2 side stand springs...
  2. MIL Light Come on

    Transalp
    Hi Chaps, XL700VA, 2008 with 20K miles on the clock. Riding along a few weeks a go, on full throttle the engine cuts. Roll the throttle back off and it picks up again. Every time I open the throttle the engine dies, but picks up again when I roll it off. Bike is un rideable. No MIL . Turn it...
  3. TA650 Chain install problems

    Transalp
    Hi all I've been riding my trusty Transalp daily now for 12 months. It was time for a new Chain and Sprocket set. I removed everything that was required and gave it all a good clean. Fitted both Sprockets then re-assembled with the new chain. Had some problems with riveting the master link as...
  4. 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?
  5. Oil Lose

    Africa Twin
    Hello all Proud owner of a RD7A I'm suffering for an excessive oil lose, I fill the reservoir up to the max mark on the dipstick and 200 miles later the oil is half gone The oil appears to be leaking from one of the overflow tubes whilst parked on the side stand (although this anecdotal...
  6. Starter Relay Woes

    Africa Twin
    So a while back one morning she failed to start, ignition dead. I traced this to the starter relay, and it was fairly well melted as is well documented - a bit of a wiggle and she came to life. So I ordered the new relay, which came - and now Ive fitted it I've run into issues and she wont...
  7. In need of an Africa Twin overhaul specialist mechanic

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, I have a W plate RD07 and it is not a well machine. I have owned it for 12 years and for 2 of those years it sat unused due to work and family commitments. I got it back on the road 2 years ago with the helps of my usual mobile mechanic friend but after a year it started to lose power...
  8. Hi and 'help' please

    XR
    Hi, last summer I bought a 2002 Honda xr 440 with electric start. Had total oil loss and engine completely ruined. 1. Can anyone advise if fitting the electric start to replacement engine would be difficult [for my mechanic] 2. any thoughts on using Honda trx quad engine as replacement 3...
  9. Vigor 650 engine rebuild tips please.

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi been registered on the forum for a few years as an interested, occasional visitor. However now just bought a rough Vigor for the right money with a view to building a flat tracker / cafe racer. I knew engine was in need of at least a top end rebuild when I bought it, so now just starting...
  10. XL700 repeated loss of power/cut out

    Transalp
    Took my 2009 Xl700 for it's first proper 'long' ride today, 100 miles down to cornwall - fine, all smooth, very happy. On the way back about 30 miles in there was a sudden loss of power, engine spluttering like it had no fuel- even out of gear it would not rev past 3000. Pulled over, checked...
  11. XR250 +4mm piston make??

    XR
    Hello there, I'm a newbie to the site and have an issue with my XR250 (86). After an off on an event last year it lost compression when kicking it over. If I bumped it off it ran perfectly with no loss of power but no compression. I checked the de-compressor and the valve clearances and all ok...
  12. Sold: 2007 Transalp 650

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Transalp XL650 V6 model registered in late 2007. It has covered just under 26,400 miles and has full service history with the last service (a major one) at 25,881 a few weeks ago. At the same time as the service I put new Brembo disks and pads on the front. Earlier in the year the steering...
  13. Oil loss for XRV750 RD04

    Africa Twin
    Hi, Just got back from a longer trip with my Africa Twin and discovered that the oil loss is very high, about 1.5 liters on 1200 km distance riding with an average 100 km speed. Before I start to dig in the engine, perhaps someone has already had the same problem and knows where to look into...
  14. Won't tick over when hot

    Africa Twin
    Sorry for the 'very basic heading but thought I would go straight to the point. Have got a 98 A T, and have just returned from a 12 day trip to Spain. Since being away the bike has developed an issue when standing on tick over. The bike will start first thing in the morning and run fine. Rides...
  15. Oil pressure Issue

    Transalp
    Went out approx 60 miles today, stopped for a cuppa, then: No ignition at all good battery power with red warning light and oil light flashing indicating low oil pressure. Since have got it home have checked: Oil level - normal No oil coming out of the sump plug or crank casing...
  16. I was sold a lemon

    Africa Twin
    Got some really shit news today from my mechanic mate who was looking at an oil leak for me. He discovered that the "fully restored" AT I bought had had its crank case welded together and he also found cracks in the casing. I'm gutted. Options are to replace the casing, replace the engine or...
  17. Interesting documentary worth watching while waiting for your new @

    Chatter
    Love, Speed and Loss | Television | NZ On Screen A documentary in four parts about motor-racer Kim Newcombe, who turned heads in the 70s on a König motorbike he developed and designed himself. He was killed racing in 1973 and posthumously came second in that year's World 500cc Grand Prix...
  18. Intermittent stopping

    Africa Twin
    For the third time in 2 years my @ stopped tonight. Each time the symptoms are the same. Gradual loss of power then bike stalls and coasts to a halt. Left for varying amounts of time it then starts and runs again. For each occasion these were: 1st - couple of minutes after switching it on to...
  19. For Sale: Honda CRM250AR

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Selling my CRM250, it's not getting enough use, and my right arthritic hip is giving me some grief, so I need something with a lecky button. The CRM: 1997 had a full nut and bolt rebuild in 2014, looks and runs like it's just out of the factory, has a few very minor scuffs from half a dozen...
  20. Non starter 1996 AT

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, I have a 96 model AT and have the following issue. The bike won't start on the starter button ,I can bump it and she runs . I have fitted a new starter /stop button switch , still no joy. I have checked the starter solenoid and it cranks the motor over,there seems to be no power coming...
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