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  1. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    1999 Honda SL230 7000 miles Excellent condition. MOT runs until Jan 2021. Comes with heated grips, screen and rack [not the tail bag]. Oil changed every 1000 kms. Recent battery. 85 mpg. geared for 50mph cruising. Bridgestone TW rear tyre and Tracker front with lots of tread left. Located near...
  2. Transalp
    How do I'm after some help/advice about the oil warning lights on the 700. Riding in to work today - second day back after a week or so off - and one of the red lights on the dash starts flashing. Initially it blinked a couple of times, but then came on and off under acceleration and braking...
  3. Transalp
    I’m on changing the output shaft on my 700 XL and having started it up after the rebuild I am getting a very light noise from the clutch side, my question is there anything that is peculiar to the clutch to make it noisy. When I pull in the clutch lever the noise disappears. , there is also a...
  4. Africa Twin
    Hi AT friends, would apreciate your help again :) I will get a top end engine job done in Malaysia soon. Hopefully just change of pistons rings, but who knows when opening.. My mechanic (Sunny cycle in Kuala Lumpur) says i might also need a slightly bigger piston. He says you can get pistons...
  5. XL
    Hi, just joined this forum as I have just bought a very nice imported ( USA ) 1972 XL 350 that was restored 11 years ago and not been used since. It has been part of a private collection including a Vincent Black Shadow. Plan to put oil down the plug hole for a few days and see how the engine...
  6. Transalp
    Started to change the output shaft on my 700 XL. All the bolts holding the chrome heat shields and the painted heat shields were sized in so that took me around 4 hours to do, I’m a slow worker, drill out re-tap the holes and order new bolts. The rest went as I expected it to no real drama...
  7. Africa Twin
    Does anyone know for sure the quantity of oil we should add to a rd07a so that the indicator shows from min to max?
  8. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi Decided it was time to join the forum, I've owned a '86 XL 600R that due to being laid up for a few years I've started to recommission, but as it was (and is) still off the road when the summer started I brought a '96 NX 650 Dommie that was ready to ride. Problem is I'm spending all my spare...
  9. Africa Twin
    I'll try keep this short, many moons ago, i lent a twin out to a friend for a day, he went up lakes with R1's..... So, after a while it became my daily ride....ride her til she dies.........yeah. afew years on, always left outside, ran daily, without fuel pump, late oil changes.... cam chains...
  10. Africa Twin
    Hello, I have been reading the forum since years but that's my first post, so finally greetings everyone! My name is Orestis and this is my beloved and abused xrv: My bike's main modifications are: Boano Sachs 48mm fork, Nitron ntr pro shock, jetting/pump/air/exhaust, controls/levers etc...
  11. Africa Twin
    Bit of a strange ask but here goes. Anyone any ideas on how to clean off oil (might be ACF50) that I spilt on the standard seat? Got a couple of marks. Tried hot soapy water. Also some bike cleaner but the stains are still there on the rough bit of the saddle. Did not want to be too aggressive...
  12. Africa Twin
    Hi, Can anyone tell me wether the engine takes semi-synthentic or fully synthetic oil? I can see that it takes 10w40 but what do people reccomend on here? Thanks Stewart Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  13. Africa Twin
    Sorry to bore you guys with this but I would appreciate your input. I have aquired a 52 plate, September 2002, AT 750 with 60,000 miles on the clock and a buggered output shaft. I have read most of the threads regarding this topic and seen the posts and pictures of the Spendler sprocket and the...
  14. Africa Twin
    Hi fellow AT owners, sorry for the long post. My rear cylinders compression has gone down to less than 100 psi (front still ~130), and its leaking oil from head gasket and the bike is burning a considerable amount of oil. It has now gone more than 140.000 km. Still running ok, but doesnt have...
  15. Dominator / FMX
    Hey chaps, I've just obtained an XR650L oil pump (15100-MY6-670) I understood this to be a worthwhile upgrade from the standard NX5650 oil pump But it doesn't seem to fit. Help! Update: It does fit following some minor mods outlined later on in this thread.
  16. Transalp
    From here (2004 - he's in Australia, I think) https://advrider.com/f/threads/living-with-the-honda-transalp-650-now-3-000ks.56814/ ------------------------------ Now that the dust has settled on the new 650 Tranny, these are my observations and experiences thus far. The engine is feeling...
  17. Dominator / FMX
    Hello, Help needed please!!!... ;-) I've spent 5 years off and on trying to get an old 1996 Dommie working that I got off eBay. I soon realised that the original engine was fried, low compression, sludge oil, so replaced it with a 2005 FMX engine. Removed and blanked off the emission system. On...
  18. Transalp
    any idea where one can get one from for a reasonable price?. or better still anyone know the thread size, so i can look into a gauge kit.
  19. Dominator / FMX
    Greetings fellow dommie enthusiasts. I'd be grateful for some expert input on this question. My '99 dommie has not been started for several months. There is ample oil in the engine, but the top oil tank is bone dry. (Oil check valve isn't working as it should?) Is it okay to start the bike...
  20. Varadero
    I feel that yesterday's Vtr shock fitment was the final chapter to project "Varastorm". Here's a list of modifications that I've done to my trackday Varadero :) I'm a bit shocked with the amount of things that I've done to it over the years, but here they all are in one thread, Engine...
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