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  1. Chatter
    I've got a tricky question. I was hoping someone here would have some experience or insight. I went for a job at a workshop. The boss was keen to hire me but he said he'd put me on a trial for a few weeks to see how I got on. He told me to bring in my tools and do a couple of days a week in the...
  2. MOTORCYCLEiD
    Shark Helmets is one of the leading manufacturers of motorcycle helmets in the world with four decades of experience in the field. The company was established by former professional racers who wanted to create safer, better gear for all riders to enjoy their biking experience while staying...
  3. Africa Twin
    I was recommended to add a thread as I'm currently having another fad of re-building my Africa Twin. I bought it 5 years ago as a 'project' and proceeded to leave it in the shed for 4 years! Last Christmas I dismantled it in a shed, since then I've moved house and have the space to get my teeth...
  4. Dominator / FMX
    In the box of parts that came with the '89 NX650 that I just bought, I found the metal plate/sticker that shows the VIN, tire pressure info, model year, etc. Where does this thing belong on the bike? I want to glue it back on, but I can't find it on parts diagrams.
  5. XR
    Having refurbished my rear brake callipers on my 1996 XR250R, I though the front callipers would be the same ..... BUT alas not. I discovered phenolic pistons in the front callipers ? Am wondering if they’re worth re-using, as i’ve never come across phenolic pistons before and I was...
  6. Mechanical Advice
    Hi all, (newbie) , just done a post on the crf page but think posting here may get more response, iv recently purchesed a 2014 crf 450r, on adjusting the chain I found a seized adjuster and yes like a t**t I snapped it trying to undo, iv tried several metal drill bits to drill out without...
  7. CRF - New Forum!
    Hi all, iv recently purchesed a 2014 crf 450r, on adjusting the chain I found a seized adjuster and yes like a t**t I snapped it trying to undo, iv tried several metal drill bits to drill out without success, my question is can anyone recommend a drill bit that will get through the snapped...
  8. Transalp
    Hi I'm on a 2003 650 Transalp. Not owned it long, I've noticed a small hole in the Exhaust down near where the Exhaust fit's onto the big Metal box underneath (is this the CAT)?? After the clamp so the hole is on the muffler part. Anyway's I've got original Stock Honda Muffler on. I'm not...
  9. Africa Twin
    Hello there! I was rebuilding my carbs while looking at the Honda fiches, and saw that a gasket on my carb is positioned differently. On the fiches, the order is: 28-1-15, so the metal collar (15) sits on the carb, the gasket (1) sits on the metal collar, and the plastic plate (28) sits on the...
  10. Transalp
    Just had the Alp pass its mot with a couple of expected advisorys. 1. Wear on rear tyre and 2. Front brake pads worn. Me and 3 mates are doing the NC 500 in May so now is a good time to get the bike fettled up. Been looking at getting some Goldfren ceramic carbon pads with sintered metal in...
  11. Transalp
    I bought a new (to me) topbox and it came with a standard monolock plate. Apparently there is a specific plate for the Transalp 650 called E217, it also fits the Varadero. Is this correct? Did both bike use the same rack? Anyway, this specific plate is the one I already have but with some metal...
  12. Africa Twin
    After taking a closer look at my side stand it was quite well worn firsly the paint was looking tired and worn out from the boots when using the stand .Secondly the foot which is in contact with the ground was showing some wear and tear from what i think is when the bike settles on its final...
  13. Dominator / FMX
    You know that moment when you poke something with a screwdriver and immediately wish you hadn’t... I found a bit of flaky paint around where the seat and silencer bolt to the subframe, off side. One poke with a screwdriver later, I had a hole. After a friend attacked the affected area with a...
  14. XR
    Hi, Does anyone have an XR250s metal tank for sale (around 1996)? its an MD30 and has the single bolt at the back of the tank to fix and two grooves on the inside of the tank that slide onto rubbers attached on the frame. Part number 17520KCZ000ZA If not - is there any other tank that fits -...
  15. Varadero
    Hi all. hopefully someone can help. I recently bought a hagon monoshock with the optional preload adjustor unit. the problem I have now, is that there is about a foot of hydraulic hose with a big metal adjuster on the end. i have no clue as to where to mount it using the supplied bracket. I've...
  16. Africa Twin
    XRV Fans, Hello. I believe I own an original metal HRC XRV750 series II fuel tank from the Paris-Dakar races and am writing to learn if anyone on the forum may be able to provide a market value for the fuel tank. As you may be aware, they are very rare and rarely become available for sale...
  17. Africa Twin
    My headlights stopped working because a wire came loose from the back of the fusebox.(see pic) Probably I can simply stick the wire back where it came from and squeeze the metal clamps tight again. As you can see on the pic the clamps (where the wire should be fitted) are visible in the...
  18. XR
    Hi there. Well here she is my new XR400, sporting the long range tank that will hopefully make her much more useable on a long trip. However I do have some questions and this place is always so good for such matters. Handlebars.....what size are they? I want to fit a new pair and I'm sure back...
  19. Africa Twin
    Hi all! My right fork keeps leaking, the forks where rebuilt about 1.5 years ago by a mechanic, new fork rubber boots, oil seals & oil. Only the dust seals where reused as they where in good condition. About a week ago I had the bike in a garage and they cleaned the dust and oil seals with a...
  20. Africa Twin
    Hi my chain broke the other day and it has broken the spud on the waterpump where the front sprocket cover lower bolt screws onto ,also more important the steel chain guard Pump seems ok otherwise no leaks I have the broken piece 2 questions 1, Is there a very good metal glue to glue this...
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