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  1. Honda 1972 SL350K2

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Honda 1972 SL350K2 £2400 £2400 The SL350K2 is the last of the Honda 350 twin dirt bikes with no electric starter, pressed aluminium mudguards, 21” front wheel, 18” rear wheel Honda 1972 SL350K2 speedo 7643 miles, free tax & MOT, last expired May 2019, UK reg May 2018. Running condition...
  2. Hi everyone !

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi ! I'm a new member from France (in Auvergne, in the center of the country) First of all, I want to apologize for my poor english (kind of a french tradition, I think...) I ride a 1988 gold honda dominator, I keep it as a "collector". I also love VW bugs (I own a 1303 super beetle), and old...
  3. That was a bit scary/disconcerting.

    Transalp
    I just had my first go at logging in using my new smart phone and the tapatalk app, only to be confronted with at least 6 new posts that seemed to originate from me. I quickly signed out, and logged in with my tablet to get the view I'm used to, expecting to have to advise that I'd been hacked...
  4. 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...
  5. nx 650 poor accelerating

    Dominator / FMX
    non standard air filter and exhaust (nx650 1999 Keihin VE carb) , hesitant acceleration up to 1/4 throttle , above that ok . all points to needing larger pilot/slow jet but already have gone from standard 50 to a 65 . a lot better but still not smooth . Anyone think ok to go even bigger on slow...
  6. I know I'm being lazy, but.....

    Transalp
    can anyone recommend a decent cover for a 600 TA? I did a search on here but nothing came up. By 'decent' I mean something that stays on, packs up small and won't rip after a month...it's mainly for deterring opportunist thieves and similar vermin, rather than withstanding a hurricane. Amazon...
  7. CRF1000L - Silver GIVI Outback pannier frames

    Africa Twin
    I recently bought a set of secondhand GIVI Outback pannier frames that were in a poor state due to off-road use. So I stripped the powdercoating and got them re-coated in a bright silver (work done by Micro Fusion in Bedford) The alloy catches at the top were restored with alloy wheel paint and...
  8. 700 rear hugger

    Transalp
    has anyone ever found one ? or found a close one that can be persueded to fit ? I have searched here and google but no joy so far. the bike is used to explore the very small roads of devon and cornwall two up mainly and the back of the bike and the pillions trousers get caked in crap. 95% of...
  9. Carburetor rebuild parts

    Transalp
    Good day fellas. Sitting here in Chile waiting for the bike and even with the dramatic increase of beautiful women around me I can't help but also think about the carbs. Turns out they are to blame for the horrendous fuel consumption and poor first gear performance. I've found rebuild kits...
  10. Dominator 650 gearchange problem.

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi Guys. I've a '95 RD08 with an RD02E engine and reading 36000 kms, 6 months ago I bought my bike and changed the oil putting in 20/50. Within a few weeks the gearchange became poor refusing to go into 4th and 5th until the bike had warmed after a few miles, I've subsequently put 15/40 then...
  11. poor front brakes

    Africa Twin
    ihave replaced one seized piston all pistons push in with two screw drivers quite easy. also have replaced hoses with braided hoses. brakes are spongy and no braking power. you would be afraid to ride this bike. if i leave lever held in for a few hours lever becomes better. but then after a...
  12. CT 125 poor neutral selection?

    XL
    Hi Guys , i bought a CT125 a while back but it is very hard to get into neutral? Is there an external detent plunger that works on the shift drum? Any ideas?
  13. poor starting on cold damp mornings

    Transalp
    XL700VA9 so not old but starts and stalls on cold & damp mornings unless revved a few times. Once running its fine and the batteries good and will keep turning it over until it starts. It's supposed to have been serviced but I'm suspecting plugs and/or air filter are the cause, what plugs do...
  14. front sprocket

    Transalp
    Well, that's weird. I just fitted a very lightly used chain and sprocket set bought from Germany, in great condition. The front sprocket looks to be a genuine Honda one with '15K' stamped in the rubber. It has no visible wear on its teeth yet it is a sloppy, wobbly fit on the shaft. The...
  15. Just got a vigor 650 few questions

    Dominator / FMX
    whats the amount of oil they take what bars are best any one have a pdf as I have no manual this is the bike 14000 mmile on needs new tyres which I have on order and a good clean and other bits but a lovely ride just bars are poor and like some china speacials
  16. Bracing the windshield?

    Africa Twin
    It's winter, I'm screwing around with my TA-AT cross-dressing bike, and I've clearly got too much time on my hands. Buffeting (rumbling wind noise) is a pretty big issue on the TA and AT. I have a MRA Touring (not Vario-Touring) windshield. I made an extension, sort of a laminar lip but more...
  17. What would you suggest,

    Chatter
    My 17 yr old son is heading off to technical college next week to go and study for 4 years to be a bike mechanic. I have already bought him his first bike for when he takes his test in July when he turns 18...DT125 YPVS He has told me that he is allowed to take a project bike into school to work...
  18. XR rear brake

    XR
    Hi guys has anyone found a way to improve the honda rear brake? I have recently downgraded from an xr400 to an xr250 and on both bikes the rear brake was poor,I've had it all apart cleaned it and fitted honda pads but its still the same.The pedal is nice and firm but needs a lot off push before...
  19. Wanted: RD07 Headlight Cowl Holder

    For Sale / Wanted
    If anyone is breaking a bike or has a spare I could really do with one. as mine is unstraightenable and the poor bike is a bit bong eyed and will probably only be allowed a day time mot, when the time comes. Its the mini subframe that attaches to the main frame and holds the headlight and the...
  20. Debaffled my SLR today

    Dominator / FMX
    Took the plunge & debaffled my SLR today What a difference in sound, now it sounds like a big single should(poor man's KTM I guess:-)) Will tackle the carb removal for rejetting next Pictures tell the story, not the prettiest but who cares the sound is amazing!!
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