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  1. Transalp
    Hi folks, I'm new to the forum but have read a bit over the past 1+ yr (& 30 odd thousand kms), as I've been riding across europe, balkans, turkey etc. Now in Morocco and heading south (with the exception of Mali!) Anyway, I have an XL600 (99 yr). I knacked the regulator and battery while roll...
  2. Chatter
    For anyone who's got Virgin mobile, especially on a monthly tariff. Be aware that they had some kind of 'computer malfunction' on the 11th and 12th June. Which meant they may well have charged you for call, texts, internet usage that should be included in your monthly allowance. When I got...
  3. Africa Twin
    ... that the generator coil is screwed???? Does anyone know if one of these can fail slowly? The bike was still running when I drove it to the workshop. The thing is, I have a 2 LED voltmeter installed from Joerg Hau, which shows if the bike is undercharging or overcharging (to catch a...
  4. Africa Twin
    ok folks, i did read all the threads i could find before posting, please bear with me! started having starting problems two days ago, battery(brand new) not enough juice to swing her over fast enough, then after few tries the krrr kicks in. i know that under normal conditions i can swing her...
  5. Africa Twin
    Hi! I had electrical problems and i found out the rectifier is overcharging the batary,it was 16 volt instead of 14-15 as honda say it should, i bought a new rectifier and now it is 14.3 volt constant,all is well! well not all...some says it is also can damedge the CDI, and some times on long...
  6. Africa Twin
    Hi, I got back from a bit of a thrash about today and noticed a loud constant ringing noise, it took me a couple of minutes to realise it was coming from my bike. Then I noticed the smoke.:( It seemed to be coming from the battery compartment so I whipped the seat off to investigate and sure...
  7. Dominator / FMX
    Evening all...First post from me.Hope to tap into your collective wealth of knowledge... A friend of mine has an RD02 Dommy(92 I think) that is slowly discharging its battery. All obvious earths have been checked and the bike charges at less than 12 volts when checked with a multimeter across...
  8. Africa Twin
    Trying to figure out if the battery is overcharging. Can anyone tell me what voltage their battery on a '00 Africa Twin is giving out at 1000 revs.Just looking for a comparison. Thanks Slaphead
  9. Mechanical Advice
    Right, RR is on order as I've no need to fry eggs on the existing one. Battery is flat as a pancake, albeit full of water. BUT this morning the bike (XL600V) started, ran for five minutes, misfired, then died. I have swapped the CDIs and the tacho contined to work. Two things confuse me. a)...
  10. Chatter
    Dear Sir, I am writing to thank you for bouncing my cheque with which I endeavoured to pay my plumber last month. By my calculations, three'nanoseconds' must have elapsed between his presenting the cheque and the arrival in my account of the funds needed to honour it. I refer, of course, to...
  11. Mechanical Advice
    Blatantly stolen from another forum but a good tip worth sharing I thought! I have three bikes that I like to keep charged up. I used to swap the Optimate between them. Now I use the small socket chargers, you get with many electrical tools. These put out between .3A and 1A. - they of...
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