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  1. Barkbusters limiting steering movement - RD04

    Africa Twin
    Hi, mt AT (Catweasel's) has barkbusters and they limit the steering. They hit the fairing before end of the normal range of movement and I think they are why my steering lock won't engage. Any tips before I start grinding bits away? Cheers, Stewart.
  2. Engine casing wear from crankshaft - trouble or not?

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, i am new to this site and need some of your collective wisdom. i am rebuilding my RD07A and have come across unusual wear on the inside of the crank cases that looks like the crank rubbing against them. I cannot find any thrust washers or any method of adjusting crank lateral movement. i...
  3. Camchain change problem

    How to.....
    Hi everyone,<br><br>Renewing camchains on 80k mile RD07, but I can't get sufficient slack to bolt cogs back on camshafts with chains in place. I need an extra 10mm upward movement for things to match up.<br><br>What am I doing wrong? Is there some way of adjusting tensioners to build more slack...
  4. Temperature gauge pointer mooves up and down!

    Africa Twin
    Hello from winter Norway! I have a question regarding the Temp gauge! When the needle points above the C or at low operating temp, the needle is "quiet" in other words does not moove like crazy up and down! When the temperator rises and the pointer passes the middle of the gauge, it starts to...
  5. Rd04 rear wheel bearings again !

    Africa Twin
    Rd04 rear wheel bearings again ! ( Now Fixed ) Well after buying and installing some Slinky Glide rear wheel bearings from Wemoto i still have some movement in the rear hub. I've tried all sorts to find where the play in coming from and even got a engineer mate to measure it all with no...
  6. SLR lean angle

    Dominator / FMX
    I have recently noticed that my SLR seems to be leaning over further than normal when on the side stand . When I stand the bike upright and put the side stand out ,If I put my boot under the stand I can lift it up about an inch. ie up and down movement. This inch makes a big difference to the...
  7. slight movement in handle bars

    Dominator / FMX
    slight movement in handle bars is this normal its as though there moveing slightly when force is put on. on my fx650 comeing from sports bike where there fixed I'm unsure
  8. Top Box Movement

    Hi As you can see, my TA has Honda luggage but my missus complains the top box is too far forward so I wondered if there was a kit to move it back ? I had a look today but there is no easy way to shift it to give her more room (no she aint a lard arse!) so wondered if there was an easy way ?
  9. Wanted: Side stand RD07

    For Sale / Wanted
    Anyone got a complete side stand and bracket for RD07. Mine has bent at bottom and got so much sideways movement that when I park it and get on it, I can only just lift the weight up as it is leaning way too much Help please
  10. Rear Brake Switch SPRING

    Hi all. My 2002 650 has a floppy rear brake light spring. People usually recommend twisting it to tighten it, but that isn't working here. It just doesn't transmit the movement of the pedal. Pushing down on the brake pedal, the lower portion of the spring moves, but the top part doesn't. Does...
  11. Honda Top Plate movement

    I have a 2011 TA700 with original Honda luggage and recently I have found the mounting plate has a slight amount of movement. Is this normal or should I tighten it up with another washer/rubber washer. Thanks Graeme
  12. Loose Handlebar Clutch/Brake levers

    Dominator / FMX
    As the title says my newly acquired Dominator has very loose levers as in vertical movement as if there are washers missing to tighten them up! Has anyone experienced this? If so what is the fix new levers/spacers to stop them being loose? Thanks Ian
  13. front sprocket movement on output shaft

    Africa Twin
    hi just wondered if i should have any wobble sprocket to output shaft in out and side to side? is this normal ??
  14. Brake pedal movement

    Africa Twin
    I got an advisory on last years mot re excessive movement of the brake pedal and my mot is due shortly ;) Are there shims between the frame and the pedal shaft , or will I have to buy a new/ 2nd hand pedal ?? Or a new frame :o:D Cheers in anticipation :thumbup:
  15. Swingarm problems?

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, done a rear bearing and spacer change today and when I was locking up the wheel I noticed a lot of upwards movement in the swingarm. Not noticed it before if it's normal, the bike is a rd07a and was up on its centre stand. Any ideas?
  16. Chain slack

    Owner's manual: "Drive chain slack should be adjusted to allow the following vertical movement by hand: 35 - 45 mm. This movement must be checked with bike on sidestand?
  17. Warped Discs

    Africa Twin
    Can anybody tell me why these have bent like this sorry pics are poor quality they are off my RD07. I have just put new discs on and they seem to work okay and there is no movement on the disc or caliper. The picture is the discs one on top of each other and there should be no gap at all. Thanks
  18. Nx650s camshaft help!!

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi, I'm new to this forum and would welcome some help with my wee bike. I'm doing a topend rebuild and am a little confused with my findings? The camshaft appears to have quiet a bit of lateral movement causing some damage to the camshaft location. There is a slot in the cam which would suggest...
  19. nx650 piston

    Dominator / FMX
    Does anyone know the best ( cheapest really) place to get a new piston and rings , only got the head off so far but I can see that the piston has quite a bit of movement in it , any help would be gratefully appreciated
  20. Chain sliders

    Africa Twin
    Hi folks, How often do you change the upper and lower chain sliders, I cant make my mind up as to wether mine a kanackered or still of use. Whats making me feel as they are done is that the chain as a fair bit of sideways movement. pics of new and kanackered ones would be good so I can compare...