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  1. Varadero - speedo healer

    Other Honda
    I've recently changed front sprocket down from 16t to 15t. The rideability is dramatically improved around town, but it throws out the speedo. 80mph indicated is in fact 70mph. This is something I can deal with, but the odometer is also out, throwing of total mileage the bike has covered (extra...
  2. fuel pump connector source?

    Africa Twin
    Anyone know where or if I can pick up a fuel pump connector plug? I would like to have the facet pump I bought to have as a spare on my next road trip and just put a stock plug on it to have ready. I have a set of new points to put in old pump and would like to keep it in place for now. I really...
  3. Have I f

    Africa Twin
    Alri Lads, My stater to Reg/Rec cable fried. I cut the melted plug off to show to my local hardware/mechanic to get a new part. My dumb ass forgot to label the wires before I cut it off. So Now I dont know which wire goes where. I dont think it matters which goes where but I'd like to see...
  4. Frame blanking plugs

    Africa Twin
    Just a little tip if your looking for a new cap for the swing arm bolt i found these work great. Just had to cut about 6mm off the length for it to fit flush...
  5. I don't get it ?

    Dominator / FMX
    Since Ive had this bike, about 3 1/2 years or so, its never been a quick or good starter or go that well, and have had an increasing problem with stalling at idle So over the last year or so Ive done quite a few things to try and solve or at least improve things, get it running nicer etc New...
  6. XRV Spark Plug Upgrade??

    Africa Twin
    So the standard plug for the XRV is DPR8EA-9, You can also get iridium plugs DPR8EIX-9. But there also exists the laser iridium plug that is the best plug available on the market, the new CRF Africa Twin uses this plug and the service intervals for spark plugs is 48,000km Does anybody here...
  7. pug caps transalp 700

    Transalp
    hi lads finally fitted the NgK plug caps, im now an expert on removing the right hand panel , after fitting and removing it 3 times Pity the left hand side diidnt have as much care the previous owner must have broken the lug that holds the panel in , blue tack was doing the job, ill be on the...
  8. Chugging Still

    Dominator / FMX
    Woe is me:( Fed up now, been doing allsorts to the bike including carb and still chugging, erratic running, weak spark and seemingly rich mixture Carb off, intense inspection, clean, change some bits, jets, diaphragm etc Currently on 155 main, 55 slow, small washer under needle New Pulse...
  9. Transalp 700 where is the crank position sensor plug ?

    Transalp
    Hi, as the title says - where is the crank position sensor plug ? - on a 650 it's under the tank on the left side, but what about on a 700 ? cheers
  10. Getting Frame ready for powder coat

    Dominator / FMX
    As the title says, im busy getting frame ready for powder coat. Does any one know what size fittings can be used to plug oil ways to keep out the bead blast. Or any other ideas of things i can use??
  11. Xr125 won’t start?

    XR
    Hi all I’m new to this forum (hi) I’m looking for help/advise. My sons. Bike was running fine until it would cut out every now and then.then just wouldn’t start at all we tried so long the battery went flat .we got it charged up but still not starting so removed carb cleaned it all out. Jets...
  12. Xr125 won’t run?

    Dominator Technical Specs
    Hi all I’m new to this forum (hi) I’m looking for help/advise. My sons. Bike was running fine until it would cut out every now and then.then just wouldn’t start at all we tried so long the battery went flat .we got it charged up but still not starting so removed carb cleaned it all out. Jets...
  13. For Sale: Honda Varadero 1000 rear wheel conversion 170 mm

    For Sale / Wanted
    I have a rim from Hornet that fits Varadero as "plug & play", with matching brake disc 5 mm thick, I put original 150 mm rear wheel back on my bike so this is now surplus to requirements. Also set of Metzeler Karoo 3 tyres with around 650 miles on them, for adventerous Vara riders. Please make...
  14. Honda xlr125 no spark

    XL
    Hi ,I have rebuilt my Honda xlr125 after it had been stood 6 years , everything electrical works but I have no spark at the plug,I have checked the obvious things but still no spark any ideas. Regards Spunkdaddy
  15. Crank shaft freeze plug XRV 650

    Africa Twin
    Good evening, I need to remove the two freeze plugs on the crankshaft to clean the oil pipes between the main journals and the crankpins journals. Diameter of these plug is 11,5mm and height about 5 mm. Does anyone know where I can order this king of plug ? In France, it's by now impossible ...
  16. Xr600r stator

    XR
    Hi all Can someone please advise me my bike has no spark but lights come on when using kickstart have checked plug and cap all seam good I have looked at the stator coils and have seen a small amount of damage Is this enough to cause the problem Hope to attach a pic Thanks in advance Rich
  17. Project help required

    Chatter
    I need some advice. I have been offered a Yamaha TZR 250 from a mate as a project for jnr when he heads back to Technical College to start his third year of his bike mechanic education in september. I would like to know if there are any usb cameras available on the market that can be used to...
  18. testing an ignition coil, xl185s?

    XL
    I am currently restoring a 1980 xl185 and have managed to get a voltage at the input to the coil. I have connected my multimeter to the spade connector from the CDI and the needle bounces about to a maximum of 5v when the bike is kicked over. I guess this is what I should be seeing? I have no...
  19. NX650 RD08 Issues

    Dominator / FMX
    My 2001 Dommie is really hard to start and dies really easy when idling. Almost like it misfires every 10th time or something like that. Oil-level is good, spark plug changed last year to an Iridium spark plug from NGK and the batteri is fully charged. I can't really figure out what could cause...
  20. kick starter

    XL
    Hi Guys need a bit of help, i have an Xl500r 1982 & i have had it for over ten years, but have since got the urge back to ride her again, no i was trying to kick her over after changing the CDI unit & gave her a freshen up with new plug & oil + filter etc etc, now this issue is when i went to...
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