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  1. Oil and Filter change

    Varadero
    Just recently purchased a 2008 Honda Varadero XL1000 and I'm looking to do my first oil and filter change. Any tips, tricks or anything I should know before hand? (i'm looking for a service manual, but no luck so far).
  2. The DRZ400sm Files

    Suzuki
    Yikes ! Seventh oil and filter (Kyoto) change, this at 14,842 miles from new. Evidence of metal filings ... any ideas as to the source ... should I be panicking ?
  3. Oil level

    XR
    Just done my first oil and filter change and as per specs I have put in 1.8l of oil. I know that you are supposed to check oil after running engine to warm it up but I just thought I would check it when cold ad notice the level is way over the highest mark on dipstick. I am assuming being dry...
  4. Sold: 1997 rd07a africa twin

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    its a sad day but i have decided that its finally time to part company with one of the two beloveds in my life and to be totally honest its going to be cheaper to let the bike go !!!! So im offering it out to you guys on the forum first to see if there is any interest. Its 1997 rd07a with...
  5. Dipstick

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, I changed the oil on my 97 RD07a at the weekend. Before I emptied it - it was full on the dipstick (measured 5 mins after warming up, bike upright, stick not screwed in). When I emptied it only 2L came out - including the dribbles from the filter - vs the 2.6L capacity the book says...
  6. Sold: Honda 1998 Transalp XL600V 23800 miles £1400

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD Honda 1998 Transalp XL600V 23800 miles £1400 SOLD To next doors son as an alternative to his V Max This is the twin front disc 600 model where Honda had started evolving the 600’s into the 650. Low mileage 23800 miles, MOT’s to verify mileage, done ~2000 miles over last year including...
  7. New 125 'dero Owner, A Couple Of Questions Please.

    Varadero
    Hi, I'm in my mid thirties and never been into bikes so much so that I've never owned one before now, however a chap at work has had one lying about for the last two years with the intention of doing his CBT with it but he never got round to it. Its a Cat C right off but you couldn't tell and...
  8. Up over the Mendips and across the Levels

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Twas a nice morning yesterday so I kitted up my yellow DR350 and set off for a little 'explore' I decide to head south so it was through the Chew Valley, up over the Mendip Hills and across the Somerset levels........ http://en.wikipedia....iki/Chew_Valley...
  9. Spring 2011 Maintenance day

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Thinking of another Maintenance day at our warehouse in Silvertown, London. Looking at possibly Saturday 26th March so that anyone who needs a place to carry out basic servicing and jobs on their bike can come and get info and assisstance. Especially for those who's bikes have been parked up...
  10. lack off oil/pressure.

    XR
    I bought an 1990 xr600 with the idea of having a cheap bike to abuse off road but with this one it's one problem after another the day not only has the rear master cylinder & rear caliper packed in but now when i check the oil level from cold and after ten minutes of the bike ideling the level...
  11. Dear Varararararadero owners

    Varadero
    Now that a few Varaderos on here have passed the 100k mark I am looking to get one next summer to replace my current Africa Twin which will go into semi retirement (and by god it's earnt a rest). May I take this opportunity to thank all owners for testing their bikes on my behalf for the last 10...
  12. New (old) TA

    Transalp
    Just returned to two wheels on a 1996 TA with a genuine 12,000 miles, it's a wee cracker. Been browsing your forum for reviews, so I knew what I was getting - excellent forum, going to subscribe, it's only fair as I've picked up loads of worthwhile advice here. Only dry riding so far and the...
  13. Alp back on the road.

    Transalp
    Hi All, Finally got the TRANSALP 600 VJ through its mot today after 11 years of neglect in a shed by its previous owner. Nearly all of the work I did myself with the exception of powder coating the rims and wheel building with s/steel spokes. Mind you this did come to £400.00 with BT45'S/tubes...
  14. 4000 mile service

    Varadero
    Quiet simple really guy's...I've got my 4000 mile service about 300 miles away...:( and was just wondering what you would expect to pay and more importantly what should be included...No doubt the usual oil and filter change along with checking chain tension. The other thing is...Would you...
  15. sticking clutch

    Varadero
    On the way home from work tonight my clutch started slipping, next time i changed gear the slipping stopped, i worked out that it wasn't releasing properly, its not the cable as thats new and operating freely. When i got home i played about with it a bit, repeatedly pulling the leaver in and...
  16. can too much engine oil cause clutch slip?

    Transalp
    as title of thread. just got myself another T/A and clutch slips when trying to accelerate hard. gentle use and its ok. not had chance to put it on centre stand yet to check oil but seller has reciept for oil and filter change.
  17. 1993 RD07, what's it worth?

    What's it worth?
    Africa Twin for sale (maybe)... 1993 RD07. Imported from Germany in 2002, puchased by myself in Feb 2003 one previous UK owner. Speedo is in kph. The good: Touratech crash bars Acerbis aluminium handguards + spoilers Bar risers Headlight protector Corbin seat (needs re-covering) Accesory...
  18. today i shall mostly be.........

    Chatter
    cleaning out my garage after spilling about a litre of bloody oil!!!! actually, the whole garage is a tip so will clean out the garage, got to clean the tenere, the Hayabusa, then off to eastbourne to pick up my sat nav cradle from a courier company, and then off to the bike shop for some spares...
  19. XR 600 oil check

    XR
    Changed the oil on the XR 600 last night and the oil check seems to differ slighly from the 400s ideal check that Im used to. The book says to run for a few mins switch off and let it sit for a few mins and then dip it, as opposed to checking straight away after switching off on the...
  20. A service; sort of....

    Transalp
    Ok, I managed to secure some garage space at my Dad's and a willing helper/guide to assist in stripping down my bike, looking for a niggly electrical problem, replace the exhaust and header pipes, put new brake lines on, replace air filter, oil and filter change and general tidy up ready for the...
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