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  1. CRF1000L Service Manual

    Africa Twin
    My CRF1000L is now out of warranty so kicking dealer servicing into touch :p Having just clocked 16000 miles a valve check was due (££££££££). So I reviewed the Honda Service Manual - pretty poor, watched some YouTube videos and then came across a fantastic service manual from Marks Motorcycle...
  2. Blakes New RD04 - time to tidy it up

    Africa Twin
    Hey lads / Ladies, Blake here from NZ, have been a lurker on the forum for a few years but just purchased my own RD04 after falling in love with my father in laws one a few years ago. its an "interesting" looking bike with some cool history, the old owner road it for 50,000kms around south...
  3. Alley Radiators ...

    Africa Twin
    Well the old girl will be stripped and a complete overhaul undertaken around the end of March. Now the original radiators are in a poor state but not leaking the fins are bent ect ect .... So does any of you out there have any experience with the alley ones from say Czech Republic or the...
  4. RD 04 carb overhaul

    Africa Twin
    Help needed please guys. Decided to try and get my AT running over the festive period. Not a hope. I'd forgotten to drain the fuel when i put it away a couple of years ago. I know, it's a crime to put it away for so long, but i did. Well, it would not start, so i stripped and cleaned the carbs...
  5. Reuild or road trip?

    Transalp
    Hi, I bought an '87 TA about a month and a half ago. I have been very happy with it, and bought it as a replacement for my Suzuki GS500E that I had grown out of. I bought this bike because I wanted to do a road trip around Europe, around 2000km, and I felt I wouldn't really be comfortable on the...
  6. Recommend me a mechanic

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    Back in the uk after an adventure in Spain, based in the east London, Essex area still have my 2002 RD08 Dominator and want to get it back on the road it' been all over Spain and I'd like to just hand it over to someone to have the engine looked at it' developed a few rattles and runs a bit...
  7. Questions RD04 Overhaul

    Africa Twin
    Hi, I have 2 RD04's and want to overhaul one completely (and for now use the 2th one as spare parts. maybe I can still put it to service if I don't have to strip it down too much.the thread of a spark plug is broken anyway :/) Purpose is to have a complete "new" AT which I can use for daily...
  8. RD07A randomly cuts engine for a second after taking off

    Africa Twin
    Hello guys! I have been reading the forum for a few years since I got my first AT and now decided to make an account to ask you for advice! I didn't know how to name the topic so you can get an idea from the title what is the problem... But now I will explain :icon_smile: I got a '96 RD07A in...
  9. In need of an Africa Twin overhaul specialist mechanic

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, I have a W plate RD07 and it is not a well machine. I have owned it for 12 years and for 2 of those years it sat unused due to work and family commitments. I got it back on the road 2 years ago with the helps of my usual mobile mechanic friend but after a year it started to lose power...
  10. 48,000 miles. Valve clearances?

    Dominator / FMX
    My '99 Dommie is getting close to 48,000 miles, I've had it 4 years and about 12,000 of those miles. It's due for an oil and filter change which I can do myself but I wonder if it's time for more complex work, like getting the valve clearances checked / adjusted, which I couldn't do myself. What...
  11. For Sale: Honda XR600 R on a 1995 'N' reg

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Honda XR600R – first registered August 1995. £1400 but open to sensible offers please. link to photo bucket >>> Honda XR600R 96 by babyktm250 | Photobucket Yamaha WR upside down fork conversion for far better suspension & braking. ProTaper bars. Great retro stylish throw- back to the early...
  12. XR400 starting/running problems

    XR
    Hi all, I recently rescued an XR400 from an ISO where is has been rotting away for the last 10 years. I have given it an almost complete overhaul, including taking the carb off and giving it what I thought was a good clean. It is really hard to get started, and only seems to work when I hold...
  13. Recommended engine rebuilder near Oxford

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi all, I'm looking to give the engine on my shed of an '89 Dommie a thorough overhaul before building her back up into something. Not a job I can do myself so am looking for some recommendations from you lot. Are there any Dominator specialists near Oxford? Thanks in advance for your...
  14. 1996 XRV750 Africa Twin - Non-runner.

    What's it worth?
    Hello All, I have recently come into ownership of a 1996 Africa Twin. Last run in 2007, it has sat garaged up ever since. Complete non-runner in need of a complete overhaul, although it is complete as the day it was last ridden. 42k miles. Just wondering on a rough idea of value in its current...
  15. How to remove carb needle from holder?

    Africa Twin
    Hi I have an rd7a (2003) and im in the process of a carb overhaul. Can't get the friggen needle out of the needle holder (black slide block that's attached to the diaphragm) The heinz manual say insert a 4mm screw, and then just pull. The screw goes in happy, but the needle holder seems...
  16. Hello, Newbie With Problems Already - 2ND Gear

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello All, my first post, I recently bought a 1989 Dominator, which I only got to ride localyl briefly Anyway, after trying to find out about maintenance info etc, I found it desperately needed an oil and filter change Had to wait for parts and oil to come, wasn't going to ride it, til it was...
  17. For Sale: 2000 Transalp XL650V for sale.

    For Sale / Wanted
    2000 Honda Transalp XL650V owned by me since 2005. I have moved around a lot in those 11 years so the bike spent long periods in storage but always dry and undercover. It was purchased in Holland and imported by me so a full european spec model. Headlight passes MOT no problem and has been...
  18. Another RD03 on British soil

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, I am a proud owner of a RD07a that served me faithfully in the last 10 years. I covered with her 100k miles and now the clock says 122k but she still seems not to bother. http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/africa-twin/95178-centenarians.html Since last year I followed the anticipation for...
  19. AT RD07 Running rich after fuel pump replacement + service

    Africa Twin
    Good day all! After getting a lot of info on this forum re the FACET fuel pump replacement, I went ahead and did this mod. Replaced the fuel pump on my RD07 with a FACET 40105 and gave the AT a service - fuel filter (not OEM), plugs, oil filter and oil. I did not do the air filter (yet) as...
  20. New project XL500s 1981

    XL
    Greetings, I have "accidentally" bought a new project on EBay. You know how it is. :rolleyes: It is a French import, 1981, running, with about 17,000 miles on the clock. It needs a good clean, a new rear tyre and probably a host of other small jobs, suspension overhaul, full service etc. Picking...
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