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  1. Transalp
    Have a newly acquired 2008 700. Does anyone know the factory settings for damping and preload on a std shock? Its fine over big bumps (like speed humps) but a small, frequent sequence (like when the tarmac gets ripples in it - or rumble strips) feels like there's no suspension at all. I'm...
  2. Chatter
    I find myself in need of some assistance with my latest project. I am trying to get the rotor off of my project and I dont have the required tool if you go to 3min:14sec on this video you will see what I am trying to do. I need the size of the long socket required to remove the three stator...
  3. Varadero
    Hi all, I was riding my 125 to work today, I stopped at a junction and i started to hear a loud tappetly sound then my engine died. The engine now will not turn over and is locked. I removed the rear cylinder spark plug and found the end has been broken off, it is bent and has a crack. If I...
  4. Dominator / FMX
    I'm running a naked, tatty RD08 '99 Dominator and want to cover up the battery / air box. After weeks of faffing about with paper templates, corrugated cardboard, duct tape, mdf and car body filler. I've finally, almost finished making a pair of prototype side panels. The plan is to use these to...
  5. Africa Twin
    Anyone know the correct paint colours for my Africa Twin rd04 1990 Currently i've got White = shasta white Red = Monza Red Blue = viola blue although this is the lighter blue not the darker one which i dont have on my bike anyway . Also i purchased the complete sticker kit but matching them up...
  6. Africa Twin
    Hi everybody. Can anyone take some pics of an original XRV 650 ignition switch for me. My bike has the wrong switch fitted and the wiring is a bit of a mess. New original or pattern switches for the XRV 650 don't seem to be available but f I had good close up pics I might be able to identify a...
  7. Transalp
    Hi I have just bought a 1987 XL 600V Transalp. It is in a bit of a mess. I have bought it as a project to restore as best I can. One first (of many) question. The front cowl/fairing on my one has been cut away to accommodate a different headlight and I want to find a replacement one. I have...
  8. Mechanical Advice
    I'm quiet keen to change out some of the bulbs on my old XL 250, to LEDs, so have any of you guys and girls had any success with this?, I'm thinking I may have to make the LED clusters my self from scratch, the only light I will not mess with is the Head light, though I did see a You Tube clip...
  9. Varadero
    First of all hi to every one! Newbie here! will try not to mess up too much.....! Does anybody have a wiring diagram for an 2002 125 Vara? I have followed a link on here but its dead, (unsuprisingly as it was from 2012!) Honda Motorcycles - Honda XL125 Varadero XL 125 V Wiring Diagram.pdf -...
  10. Transalp
    Afternoon All, It would appear one of my CDI units has failed I've managed to get it working for now with the use of many zip ties :p but I don't think it will be long before it packs in again. I also seem to be missing the holder and they were just floating around under the seat wrapped in...
  11. Africa Twin
    hi whats the best way to drain the rads without getting into a mess
  12. Africa Twin
    Looking for a fuse box that will take normal blade fuses. 4/5 way, trying to tidy the old girl up. What with sat nav, heated grips, optimate & spotlights it's a mess. What has everyone done/used?
  13. Chatter
    My eldest son has just had his bank account hacked for the 8th time in three weeks. each they are requesting emergency cash, know his security number etc. Every time he phones up fraud squad, he changes his security, they still are getting emergency cash out. The bank ( RBS ):mad: are absolutely...
  14. Chatter
    hi guys/gals just a little help needed as im saving up to do my test and just want to know what i will be able to go for as ive looked allover google and it baffles my head with these new rules. im 21 and have been riding on a cbt for 4 years now as i couldent afford to take my test at the...
  15. XR
    i have a fault on my bike where it cuts out and drains my battery if and when it wants .. so i looked on here and other sites for a solution and seen that bikes from new got recalled due to a dodgey wiring harness or something along them lines so i looked on vosa's website and seen that mine was...
  16. Transalp
    Never, ever mess with us Jocks. See what we have as a weapon ! LOL Jock aka Les https://www.facebook.com/Badpiper
  17. For Sale / Wanted
    I've lost these somewhere in the mess of parts at my house, I need the two large bolts which hold the foot pegs and side stand to the frame, anyone have these? Thanks in advance.
  18. Chatter
    hi all. right i know im going to sound a right divvy here but i want to know what im doing wrong? ive tryed and tryed to wheelie my xr125 but i cant do it :( (dont worry im not doing them on road i want to keep my licence lol) can someone help me? ive looked on youtube for tips how to do it but...
  19. Bodgers Corner
    I've had no work this week, but to occupy myself, I prurchased something on eBay, which arrived this morning. A fibreglass repair kit..... wooohooooo, I've never worked with this stuff, and I'm having a ball, making a mess, and stinking the place out!! One added advantage is, I'm as high as a...
  20. Transalp
    Does anybody know how i can shed as much weight as possible on A 600 Transalp.All farings and stuf like that are to go as im setting it up for long haul.Also any ideas on how to get my feet closer to the ground as im only 5 feet five tall.Its way to tall bit i dont want to mess with the...
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