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  1. Varadero
    A few weeks ago my VA4 died on me on the motorway,battery was flat as a pancake. The varadero forum reckoned it might be the reg/rec,have just put a brand new one on with fully charged battery and when started there's no change to the voltage at the battery up through the rev range.Would this...
  2. Transalp
    I've got a non standard stubby thing of an exhaust on my 600, after taking the heat wrap off I've realised the cause for popping. The can is lightly slipped on with more gaps around joint than pipe... also gaps at header? Where the two down pipes join. also even tho I've now packed the baffless...
  3. Africa Twin
    Well went to the bike show yesterday just for a brouse but also to check out the new AT. Looks great well built but christ its small .... on mine im on tiptoe with me Sidi Crossfires on at 6,2 on the new one flat foot with legs bent and your sitting in it not on it .... needed to be 6" taller...
  4. Africa Twin
    Just finished both AT's today. Took out everything packed them with grease The RD03 and 04 have the same linkages. The RD07A is slightly different (Pin with the Allen key) Had to replace the linkage in the RD03 as the bearings were shot in one of the linkages. Got a replacement from Hamart. So...
  5. Transalp
    Hi guys, the speedo drive has packed up on my xl600v 1997 Model. I replaced the cable and it's the same as the 650, so wanted to know if the drive is the same as there is a used one on eBay.
  6. Chatter
    Who is going to go and watch three of the cooling towers at Didcot power station get blown up tomorrow morning? They are scheduled to be blown up between 3am and 5am. I only live down the road, so I'm going to get up at 2am and ride around to find a decent vantage point. Got a few ideas if the...
  7. Africa Twin
    So I bought a new speedo gearbox from David Silver in 2011. Since then the plastic drive has been chewed up three times. That equates to £60 for the gearbox + 3 x £20 for plastic gears. I'm not spending more money on that nonsense. What are some good, simple and robust replacements? A complete...
  8. XL
    Hi all Being delayed by commitments meaning more time for more bits and pieces and hey bought a brand new honda packed battery box well chuffed. Still having some slight issuies with being busy at work hovever keeps my coppers being saved up in my bike account . Just thought I should touch base...
  9. Africa Twin
    The notorious connector block, little white thingy with three yellow wires coming from it, connected to the rectifier. It seems to be notorious for cooking itself. A while back I fitted three bladed conectors to replace the ones previously bodged on there, as a temporary fix. Mine became...
  10. Chatter
    Finished work yesterday now on the Christmas break was going to do miracles today so done nothing thanks to various problems that have occured today. My pressure washer packed up a few weeks back so went out and got a new one this morning. Opened the butt on the truck up and found the gas...
  11. Mechanical Advice
    Hi there all, Since my family has doubled recently (2nd bike ;)) I am considering the purchase of a proper bike jack. I am looking for something with the following characteristics 1. can be packed away 2. does not involve pumps/machines but a simply hydraulic lifting mechanism 3. I am not...
  12. Travel
    Hey chaps Im new to this site. Im very keen to get out there and get my bike a bit dirty. Was wondering if anyone is keen to take a trip somewhere. Not too fussed where as long as it is not too much tarmac and motorways. Would like to go anytime from now as long as its before the winter. Was...
  13. Chatter
    Tomorrow morning we will meet at Barftones in Bath and set off on our way for 12 days riding in Europe including a long train journey. I'm packed and ready to go but may need some massaging in the morning as I managed to pull a muscle in my back getting the bike off the stand this morning...
  14. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Ok so just a bit of packing up this morning and of we went. As usual we only packed essentials for our little trip After a decent ride we arrived at jellys to meet up with Hudders, Carol wnd digi. Good to see Russ back on a bike, just a shame he needs help to get out of a chair:rolleyes...
  15. For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all, I have two Trangia cooking stoves for sale The smaller one is a (27) used once £35. The larger one (25) used but good condition £25. Both come with Kettle, two pans, one fry pan, one meths burner, pan holder and stand. I don't have the strap for the 25 set that goes round all when...
  16. Africa Twin
    Speedo packed up today :rolleyes: ...just another little problem to sort out, checked the cable and it's ok so it's either the gearbox or drive gone west. May sound a daft question but the same time the digital trip stopped counting, stopped on the figure the speedo died, clocks ok. Guess they...
  17. Transalp
    had a look at some other threads am i correct in thinking i will have 3 wires coming off the switch and need to join the greens to deactivate the switch? damn thing packed up on me (again!) today,dont want it to happen again. the bike is a 1998 TA600 so i suspect the switch is original to the...
  18. XR
    XR650L all working fine until a ride at the weekend. A mate spotted my front light not working and also my Starter button had packed up. Both low and main beam not working. All fuses are ok. Battery has a full charge and is being charged ok. Bike starts and runs fine if I short out the...
  19. For Sale / Wanted
    A RD04 XRV750L workshop manual (about 260 pages) with an addendum for XRV750N (about 40 pages). Addendum cover digital trip, specs and wiring for the later model. Main manual dated December 1989, for release of RD04 I assume, addendum not dated. The manual is the loose leaf type with generally...
  20. National Meets
    Home, van unpacked and returned (just shy of £100 in diesel). Great campsite. Great fires, Great band last night (who was that John Travolta fella?;)) and more than 70 XRVers in one place.Who coudl ask formore. And a great tribute to Lowflier and absent friends. Big thanks to East Coast...
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