Honda XRV Forum banner

maintenance

  1. CRF250 Rally Overheated

    CRF - New Forum!
    Hi guys. First of all, warning: I am not very good in motorcycle repairs and maintenance :) Around three years ago I have purchased brand new CRF250 Rally here. Until not long ago everything was just fine. But last month I have noticed that my bike start to become very-very hot - and much...
  2. Introducing to the Forum

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hello riders! I have an Afrika Twin and since three years now I'm doing a big trip in Europe every year. I live close to Geneva and Imwant to start to do the maintenance by myself. I would like to share some information/questions I coulnd't find in the internet. Hope to be able to helo...
  3. Another one saved.

    Transalp
    I had a rare spare few minutes this week so carried out a few checks and maintenance on the bikes. Now, the new to me (well 11 months) Transalp is a 2001 on 52 reg and only just turned 14k all seems in good order with no horrors lurking. I popped the sprocket cover off for a look-see, well...
  4. Hi from Swarland, Northumberland.

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    I've just bought a 2012 XL700VA and will no doubt have loads of questions - which hopefully some you can answer. Just moved on from 'old Triumphs' so am looking for reliability and a considerable reduction in maintenance !! Here's hoping.
  5. Ignition went dead after storage, no power

    Transalp
    Gi, just wanna post my experience with the TA600. Had it in storage in my +5C garage all winter and fired her up a couple of times. Then come spring, ready to ride, fire up, but no.. the dash lights flicker , then all dead. Suspected dead battery. Charge it with CTEK charger for motorbike ...
  6. Fuel consumption: RD07/a carbs adapted to an RD03?

    Africa Twin
    As the title states, is there a chance to adapt the different bits in/around the carburetors from a later model Africa Twin (RD07/a, which are noticeably less thirsty) to an earlier RD03, in order to make it a bit more fuel efficient? I'm not fully aware of their design/layout differences, so...
  7. New to the Forum and inner RIM protecting with 3M 08537 Brushable Seam Sealer

    Africa Twin
    Hi Guys, My name is Nick, 25 year old Dutchie. I'm new to the Forum and just bought a nice RD03 classic with only 38.000 km on it (not 138.000). Standed still for many years so giving it some TLC. Regular stuff like sticky chokes, maintenance and synchronizing/cleaning the carbs is all done and...
  8. Bike covers

    Product Reviews
    Following on from the excellent opinions on chain maintenance i thought i would chance my luck on further opinions. I used to have an excellent green canvas bike cover for my Sr 500 20 years ago but it appears the choice is more limited these days. Is it oxford or oxford??
  9. Temp Question

    Africa Twin
    Went out for a ride today and it was a nice 40C, so of course since I just got it back from the dealership and have done some.... preventative maintenance. Of course the fuel pump took a dump. Yes, I know I should have/will change it to a facet eventually just need it on the road for now. But I...
  10. NX 650 right exhaust valve adjustment

    Dominator / FMX
    Ok guys, i know i'm getting a bit annoying, but it's my first bike and i want to learn how to maintenance it. :D How do you set the infamous (auto decomp.) right side exhaust valve before you go adjusting the tolerance on it? What is the proper procedure to do this? Its a 1998. NX 650 W...
  11. In two minds

    Transalp
    I bought a 13 year old 650 Transalp last August 2015 and after initial niggles that you guys helped sort out it has performed perfectly. I took it to Spain in May and it did'nt miss a beat. It's going to get a big service in the next month but I am in two minds about the water hoses. It got very...
  12. Washable oil filter - anyone?

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello. I have being lately doing some maintenance to my dominator and in this opportunity is time for the oil filter. I was browsing online that there are some washable oil filter, basically a oil filter that you could clean and reuse like the k&n air filter, made from stainless steel...
  13. Hello, Newbie With Problems Already - 2ND Gear

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello All, my first post, I recently bought a 1989 Dominator, which I only got to ride localyl briefly Anyway, after trying to find out about maintenance info etc, I found it desperately needed an oil and filter change Had to wait for parts and oil to come, wasn't going to ride it, til it was...
  14. Lifting the front for maintenance

    Transalp
    Not for wheelies - for repairs and the like . . . . Had to take it into a shop to get a front tyre fitted and I've a speedo fault now so need to get the front wheel off. I've got a rear paddock stand and a few jacks - no way of lifting the front and nothing I can sling a rope over like a tree...
  15. New Influx mag edition – Make it Mechanistic

    Chatter
    Hi guys, I just wanted to let you know about the latest edition of Influx Magazine – the motoring culture mag made by us here at Adrian Flux and Bikesure. February’s edition is titled “Make it Mechanistic”as we explore motoring’s shift from analogue machines to digital technology – and we...
  16. Replacing headlight bulb

    Africa Twin
    Don't know what it is about the RD07A but every simple maintenance job turns into a frikkin nightmare! Trying to replace my headlight bulbs but the wiring connector won't come away from the 3 pins. Got to what I consider a safe level of brute force trying to pull them off given the bits of...
  17. Looking at Buying a CRF450r any advice?

    CRF - New Forum!
    Guys Im new to the forum so Hi!! Bit of advice really, I'm looking at buying a CRF450r off a friend, Its currently at my house now before i make a decision. Its a 2008 and im looking at road registering it. What i want to know is are these too high maintenance with regards top end/Full...
  18. Wanted: XR400 or Similar for Green Laning

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi guys, i am looking for a green laner, possibly and XR 400 or something in the same vein, reliable and pretty much low maintenance. I have a black 03 plate CCM R30 at the mo which i am willing to part ex/swap for the right bike but if not just an outright purchase.. So what is there about in...
  19. Just in time

    Africa Twin
    Fitting a MOSFET Reg/Rect has been on my to do list for some time. All the bits arrived from the USA a few days ago so decided I would do the upgrade even though (I thought) the OEM was fine. I'm glad I did because the Alternator connector was showing signs of burning even though it was perfect...
  20. Electrics maintenance RD04

    Africa Twin
    My new Mosfet arrived from the states today. OEM's working fine but will keep as a spare now. Been looking through the posts regarding this unit for some easy to explain pictures of the unit fitted but only come up with wiring diagrams which look to be fairly straight forward. Whilst I'm...
Top