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  1. For Sale: Arai rx7 gp

    XRV Swap Shop
    Arai rx7 GP for sale...SIZE XS 53-54 CM. Worn once ( other than that not used) spare helmet. Metallic silver. Comes with standard clear visor, spare race visor and helmet bag. Approximately £500...New...will accept £350... Or nearest sensible offer. Location....DURHAM. Can't upload photos...
  2. Rev counter question

    On the 600 transalp it says on the rev counter X 1000/min - 1 I.e. To the power of minus 1 Why does it say that? Surely it should just say x 1000/min? Ie when the needle is at 4, that means the engine is doing 4000 revs per minute If you raise the revs or the minutes to the power of...
  3. Nuts and bolt restoration - Trouble with rear brake pads.

    Dominator / FMX
    So I went to see just how deep the rabbit hole goes and completely tore my dommie apart for a restoration. I'm currently rebuilding it, and I've changed the pads on the rear, but there is only a pin to secure them on one end, which means that the pads won't stay in the caliper! What am I...
  4. Problem with ABS

    hi ;) One quick questions... on my vara 2007 abs light flashing sometimes ,not always. when abs light dont blinking ,abs work normaly... the diagnose is: code 14.. that means something on electric... any ideas ?... i was chek the charging system and works normaly. Thanks
  5. XR 250 Exhuast...quieter!

    Hi guys, a query on my not long owned XR250. I had noticed that my exhaust is somewhat louder than I would like, so I thought I would repack it. So out with the bolts and off with the end and to my surprise I find just a short length of wire gauze, approx. 4 inches long and nothing else until...
  6. Carburetors mixture

    Africa Twin
    The mixture on the front cylinder is rich and this foul the plugs up with carbon, which means I must clean or replace them often, the other cylinders fine,I did a trip to Malawi in October last year and had to change the plugs every 2000km. Is this the jets or air/ fuel mixture screwed?
  7. Nine Years

    Africa Twin
    It has been nine years since our last post on the Forum. That came the night our T/Alp went to a new home as it was too tall for my wife & at the time we needed bikes we could both use as required, as we only had one car & both worked. Lot's of bikes & lots of up's & down's since then, we...
  8. Thinking of a Varadero - advice needed

    Hi, I'm attracted to the Varadero as my Falco is just too uncomfortable and the Vara fairing seems to allow 90-100 mph cruising in comfort. My concern is that the off-road styling means that the exhausts are exactly where the panniers should go - photos I've seen seem to make the bike as wide...
  9. Front fork covers/mudguard installation

    Africa Twin
    Can anyone confirm or post up a pic of the correct order the mudguard, fork brace and fork covers are bolted onto the rear lower fork? Mine has been in so many pieces for so long I've forgotten. Also a pic of the front and rear bolts would be amazing as I have ordered new ones, but an...
  10. Electrex regulator for Transalp

    Has anybody else fitted one of these? If so, did you have problems? I have! The slots In the regulator did not allow the studs to pass through. Today I was near their factory so I popped in and one of the chaps there widened the slots. Tonight I go to fit it and the studs now go through the...
  11. 1982 XL500R Carburettor - Major Problem - help please?

    Hi All, I have had a major issue with an XL500R and wonder if anyone can help with info. Trying to start it, the bike backfired and has blown the plastic top off the Keihin Carb. When I look closely I can see that the slider has jammed right at the top of the carb also which means the throttle...
  12. petrol tank storage

    Mechanical Advice
    heya, I'm just about to start work on the AT and I'm doing it in stages which means the tank'll be off for a few weeks. It'll be stored in a friend's garage - is there anything I should be aware of? A best practice for storing it? Maybe drain the tank? Or isn't it a significant issue? My main...
  13. For Sale: Bar risers Touratech XChallenge, XCountry, Xmoto

    For Sale / Wanted
    Bar risers Touratech XChallenge, XCountry, Xmoto Removed from XChallenge as I now have different WP forks/clamps. 20mm bar risers. In the TT catalogue they’re £25 plus shipping and allegedly take 10 to 14 days. This usually means 10 to 14 months. 20 mm handlebar riser BMW G 650 X...
  14. Cdi gone methinks....

    Africa Twin
    Got up early this morning, started her up no trouble got 100yds up the road and Rev counter stopped and she dropped onto 1cyl, turned back and it cut out altogether :( not looked at it yet but I reckon that means the cdi is stuffed. Thoughts?
  15. Oxford Heated grips - do you need a relay??

    Oxford heated grips instructions advice states: New switch technology means that, if the engine is switched off, the grips will automatically turn off until enough power is available. This eliminates the need for the user to buy and fit relays. Has anyone fitted oxford grips without a relay...
  16. February Competition

    Hi Folks, New month means new competition and this month we have a PS3 with Gran Turismo 6 and The Last of us worth £240 To be in a chance of winning please click HERE Cheers Oilman
  17. Anyone want custom parts making?

    Dominator / FMX
    I run an engineering design company and have access to cnc machinery etc. Are there any owners on here who have ideas for custom parts but don't have the means to make them? If so give me a shout. Regards Dan
  18. Movember barftone

    Charity Events
    Hi Team. Yes it's that time of year again when I must check if me plums are ripe ;). Last year was a good but I think with a little tashe darkening I could surpass my efforts. For those who don't know, Movember supports mens health and for us lazy people it means all we have to do is grow your...
  19. Paper driving licence to photo licence

    A lady at work is adamant that if you have a paper licence you have until 2015 to change it to a photocard licence. It costs £20 to do that. All I can find is that from sometime in 2015 DVLA wont issue any more paper licences and I think that means that after that date if I reported my paper...
  20. Wanted: starter solonoid and wiring loom for my rd04

    For Sale / Wanted
    Has anyone got or know where I can get a starter solonoid and wiring loom or connecters for my rd04 ? My local honda dealer says it should be a square solonoid on my bike but it is round, and their listing says it is a l or n or something like that, i dont know what that means, has it got the...