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  1. Transalp
    So after 31,500 miles the headlight bulb dip filament gave up on my 650 the first thing that's ever gone wrong with the bike :D I found out when I switched on the ignition thirty five miles away from home in the pitch black :( and so the beam adjuster came in really handy as it let me lower the...
  2. Dominator / FMX
    Hi all I have a very faint ticking noise coming from down near the oil filter area just wondering if it is normal, also it seems to feel like someone is now and again pushing against my bike as I'm going along, a few weeks ago I changed the oil etc and it was at the level at the time, I removed...
  3. Africa Twin
    I finally passed my driving test a few weeks ago and have bought a car, A pig ugly Fiat Doblo. So bike is no longer my only transport. A mate has been nagging me to buy a smaller dirt bike to use in The Brecon beacons. Which makes sense, summer commuting and having fun. My AT is tired...
  4. Dominator / FMX
    Just out of interest. I've always pronounced it "Vigor", with a short "i" as in "pig". Just recently I've spoken to a couple of people who pronounced it "Veegor", with a long "e" as in "sheep". Then the other day one bloke said "Vygor" with a long "i" as in "wine" Any votes one way or the other?
  5. Dominator / FMX
    My Dominator is currently resting in the garage awaiting the arrival of a new rear shock. I decided to start the bike today after not running the beast for 9 days. Normally when I go on holiday and return the bike is also a pig to start. Its taken me most of the day on and off to get her fired...
  6. Africa Twin
    Hi thinking of changing my coolant hoses , they all look fine but i would say that that they are original(16 years old now) and I,m off to Spain later in the year and last thing I need is a leak when away. Has anyone used the blue /red silicone off ebay seem to be about 1/2 the price of the...
  7. Mechanical Advice
    Power distribution block with common live & earth Hola mes amigos i amigas, So here's my thinking - I want to connector 3 or 4 gadgets to my battery but don't want to overwhelm the battery with ring terminals. As such I'm thinking to run a nice chunky (30a current wossit gauge?) pig tail...
  8. Dominator / FMX
    I went to the job centre today to try and get myself one of them job thingies. :clown::clown::clown: The guy in the job centre said sorry as he didnt have any that would suit my skill set and he asked me what would I like to do if I found my dream job. I told him that I would love to build bikes...
  9. Africa Twin
    Hi my RD04 has the countershaft worn and was welded once. searching around the net i found these french pages with this sprockets as a solution for not opening the engine. has anyone ever used this sprockets or heard about them: Africa 750 - Achat groupé: pignon de transmission...
  10. XR
    Guys, I'm installing a new Falicon rod on my pig, and need some advice about the procedure. I live in Vietnam, and there are no fancy workshops around. There is a machine shop that does this for a living ... but they have probably never worked on this kind of crank, just diesel engines from...
  11. Dominator / FMX
    Hi there. I've just changed the jets (55) on my 1999 Dommie and had left it for a couple of months, yesterday it was a pig to start, popping and spluttering but seemed to clear it self. Went to work today, started first time no issues, on the way home I ran through a bit of flood water, an inch...
  12. Transalp
    :hello2: Can any of you guys on here recommend a decent set of crash bars for my Transalp? I have viewed a few on the web but some look pig ugly although having said that, may possibly offer adequate protection! The Honda i use for my daily commute has crash bars but these didn't save it from...
  13. Africa Twin
    ol' Dumbo back on the road, failed on a rear tyre, 1 side light, & binding brake (not moved for a while) the mot station put her as a xlv1000 on the slip, told him to change it, he said couldn't go back 2days, he'll do it next year... eh. feels like a wallowing pig compared to the now stolen...
  14. Transalp
    Good evening fellow headbins, I have a 650 alp (which I love), the centre stand is a real pig to move, it takes a lump hammer and curse word to move it. I'm tired of it not working. So today I cut the end of the centre shaft thinking I'd be able to hammer it out (each end had be battered by...
  15. For Sale / Wanted
    FREE FOR COLLECTION OR FREE DELIVERY 30 MILE RADIUS OF ABERDEEN. AGV NUMO VISORS. 1 X OUTER, CLEAR AND 1X INNER SUNSHIELD DROP-DOWN. I got one of these helmets and it was a pure pig of a thing. Initially, it seemed just fine and reasonably quiet too. First problem I had was that the lining...
  16. Chatter
    just missed them this morning thay ran out on me at 4 am on the way to work
  17. Chatter
    A couple of weeks back wifey and I had a trip around Northern Spain. Well loaded up, the bike handled beautifully. I was a bit nervous about llong travel suspension and all the weight but it rode perfectly. The insane hairin bends and wiggly bits were great fun. Yesterday i took a pal out for a...
  18. Dominator / FMX
    Have managed to prevent the dredded cut out at tickover on my '96 Dominator. Adjusted the air screw to 3 1/2 turns out ie more rich. Its under the carb and facing down so a pig to get at - however, I went to Maplin and bought a flexable screwdriver, approached from the gearchange side and...
  19. XR
    Hi lads Normally over on the XRV bit of the forum, but yesterday I bought an XR650R, so thought I'd pop in and say hi :) On my first ride last night I ran out of gas, about 1 km from my house. No problem with the XR ... done it with the AT also, which really sucks! /Thomas
  20. XR
    hi all, Just looking for some advice with my 2004 xr 400. The bike is a pig to keep ticking over when started from cold, but once warm will tick over lovely. when the bike is ticking over it misses, in some cases almost dies but will then pick itself up again. when riding the bike and...
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