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  1. Africa Twin
    Alri Lads, My stater to Reg/Rec cable fried. I cut the melted plug off to show to my local hardware/mechanic to get a new part. My dumb ass forgot to label the wires before I cut it off. So Now I dont know which wire goes where. I dont think it matters which goes where but I'd like to see...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Varadero
    How much of the bike did you have to disassemble to mount the 2 parts (one on each side of the bike) shown in the picture here? I took all the plastic of the bike but did not have any room to mount the due to a lot of cables and what I think is the engine cooler (don't know I its correct in...
  5. XR Technical Specs
    Hi, I have been given a xr 125 field bike no engine number frame number etc. The bike is a basket case and i am slowly getting it back together the engine is electric start not kick start could somebody point me in the direction of a suitable wiring diagram for this bike please. Worth...
  6. Africa Twin
    Hi All I am currently renovating my XRV 650 and I need new piston rings for it. Unfortunately I am having a very tough time finding a new set of these. The pistons are an oversize allready (I was told it was a 0.5 piston I measured the diameter, and it was 78.5 mm if this information has any...
  7. XR
    I have an XR250R grey import registered in UK 2003 but on an M plate. Recent service and MOT the mechanic told me he believed that such bikes had gone up in value and that I should make sure I got what it was worth if I were to sell it. The bike has done 2300 miles on the odometer, I bought it...
  8. Chatter
    I just thought I would share a proud dad moment with you. My teenage son is currently working on a work experience programme connected to his education as a bike mechanic. His boss let him have his first go at welding and this is the result. Not a bad attempt for someone who started working...
  9. Chatter
    I am going to buy my son one of these to help him get his carb set up on his bike once we get his CDI sorted. What do you experts thing of these as a piece of kit for a budding motorbike mechanic apprentice?
  10. Transalp
    Dear All, Can anyone recommend a good mechanic in the Stirling area who can give my Transalp a decent service ? It is currently immobile and I would like to get it roadworthy. Thanks in advance. GC
  11. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Welcome :compress: We are brothers from Poland currently live in Peterborough , fascinated by adventures and no ordinary way of life. My name is Marcin(34) and my brothers name is Pawel(33 ) BIKES ----> Currently looking for Transalp 600 or 650 ( june - buying deadline cause i am going...
  12. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    I'm Peter and live in sweden. just a 47 years old man with a huge bikeintrest. I just got my dreambike since 20 years. A Africa Twin -97 in pristine condition. and I would just like to show im here and staying around. I have a lot of experience with computers (just over 30 years) and I also been...
  13. 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...
  14. Africa Twin
    my mechanic is rebuilding the Swingarm linkages and is having trouble sourcing the kit, does anybody know where to get them? We have tried Dave silver , all balls racing and Wemoto. Honda might have them but would prefer not to pay Honda prices. I have read on an old thread that the RD04 has...
  15. Africa Twin
    Evening all. I've got the spare parts needed to rebuild a siezed (again) front caliper and replace the front hoses with HEL this weekend. I paid a local bike mechanic to rebuild them last year, is this something I'm likely to have to do annually or have I just been unlucky this time around? The...
  16. Africa Twin
    Thought I'd take the opportunity to check out my output shanft as my mechanic is fitting my new rear wheel, bearings, front and rear sprocket and giving her a service. I have to say I was very pleased with what I saw, they look 'as new' to me. The bikes only done 15k but you are never sure...
  17. Africa Twin
    Hi all, I don't suppose anyone living in Bristol happens to have a spark plug spanner for my RD07a I can borrow tomorrow is there? I have ordered myself one from Rugged Roads, but my mechanic mate would appreciate me getting my bike out of his garage tomorrow if possible! Fowlers don't stock...
  18. XR
    Hi guys, I need some help again. My mechanic says the Countershaft Comp (23220-MN9-641). of my XR600 (1986) is busted. I tried looking online to buy a new one but I can't find any. I would like to ask if is there any website or place that you know where I can order it? Or perhaps you know if the...
  19. Dominator / FMX
    I went to the job centre today to try and get myself one of them job thingies. :clown::clown::clown: The guy in the job centre said sorry as he didnt have any that would suit my skill set and he asked me what would I like to do if I found my dream job. I told him that I would love to build bikes...
  20. Africa Twin
    Actually not much. The mechanic just called and said all valves were well within spec. :cool: Here she is yesterday overlooking Geirangerfjorden: Have a good monday guys!
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