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  1. Pressing crank bearings

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, Greeting from the west coast of the US. I have been lucky enough to import a 1997 TA. The motor was blown and I'm starting the rebuild process. I need to press the crank shells out of the case and I was wondering what people are using or any tricks. I was planning on turning a pressing...
  2. RD07A Airbox fitting problem

    Africa Twin
    Hi Managed to get a few hours in the man cave before the big day and had issues fitting the OEM airbox on my RD07A. As noted by others the connecting rubbers from airbox to carb inlets can shorten with heat and fuel. The result is they are now too short :( These are the rubbers from another...
  3. XRV 750 Carburation Revalation

    Africa Twin
    Ok so my AT was running a bit lumpy, dodgy starting and dicky tick over. Had a look through the forums and most suggested carb balancing, however I found one who I must thank when I find it again that suggested when the linkage connecting the 2 carbs becomes clogged up it can make one of the...
  4. Simple question for a Transalp expert.

    Transalp
    Greetings everyone, I'm new here and recently purchased a 93 transalp (xl600v). Under unfortunate circumstances, the ball bearing (91014-969-003) for the countershaft (behind the drive chain front sprocket) blew up on me. All I want to know is if this bearing requires an engine disassembly to...
  5. One year on....

    Suzuki
    Since purchasing the budget priced (new 'uns could be had for 5.5k at the time) 650 Strom just over a year ago, it struck me that this is one of the few recent bikes that has managed to break the '9 month honeymoon' period! As I'm now Transalp-less it'll be here a while longer. Overall, the...
  6. Dead Varadero

    Varadero
    Hello, Looking for a few suggestions before I make a start. 2008 Varadero 20,000 owned from new. Went to it today after standing for a couple of months, been on the optimate on and off for a few weeks, but always get the yellow 'fault' light at the end of the cycle. Turned the key, the fi...
  7. Is it possible to allow the RD07 to start clutch-in in-gear?

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I would like the ability for the bike to start in-gear (with the clutch in). My 1998 VFR has this ability - I found it handy to be able to leave the bike in-gear with the engine off to hold on a hill when stopping momentarily, then to be able to re-start straight away by just pulling in...
  8. HUMM 2015

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Here’s some thoughts and photos from this year's Horizons Unlimited Morocco Madness. The 2011 event was going to be the last under the Horizons Unlimited banner, however never say never, and with a move from the Pyrenees to Ifrane in the Middle Atlas, the event was back. Grant and Susan Johnson...
  9. Gremlins

    Varadero
    I have electrical gremlins in my bike :mad: My least favorite problem! I hate routing around searching for electrical problems! Sometimes when i turn my lights on the bike cuts out, as in shorts out the whole bikes electrics :( Turn them off and on a few times and all is well Today it cut...
  10. SLR Starter motor woes

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi, Think my starter motor has died. Battery & relay are both new and current getting to the motor terminal when pressing the starter button on the handlebars. Removed the starter reduction gearbox cover and the grease is completely emulsified. Has anybody got a motor they could part with, or...
  11. RD04 stolen bike latest. Electrics!!!

    Africa Twin
    ok, so melted wires traced back to good, replaced & double heatshrunk. found the same 2 wires coming from the fuse-box also damaged. So, fusebox swapped but the diode previously blown (temp replaced with fuse). An orig ignition fitted. Connected the battery, turned key, NO LIGHTS ON THE...
  12. Steering head tools best recomendations

    Tools
    Hi Team. I am after getting some decent tools for removing and fitting steering head bearings. Any good for removal Proper job worth having? I have seen the vice method for pressing and used the whack it out with an old screwdriver for the seat removal but thinking its time for the proper...
  13. Complaint about Galloway Activity Centre 2013

    Austin's Adventures
    This is what I said... Hi Kieran and Laura, I thought you might appreciate some honest feedback following our weekend camping at GAC. I am sorry to have to say we were disappointed overall and you failed to live up to your usual standard. The confusion over booking bunks in the...
  14. Transalp won't turn over. Key light flickers on & off & meta alarm clicking!

    Transalp
    Please call me or text me you're number and I will call you, if you can advise. The 03 Transalp I bought myself will not turn over off the button. Battery is good. Turn key to on and the key light flicks on&off accompanied by a clicking from meta box under sear. Upon pressing electric start...
  15. Peak District Protest meeting, 24th March (from TRF)

    Chatter
    If you have not heard already The Peak District National Park Authority ignored our presentations and those of the PDLAF (Peak District Land Access Forum) and voted to go to consultation for permanent TRO’s on Chapel Gate and pressing ahead with their plans to banish us from the main routes in...
  16. That was close

    Chatter
    I've been working on the old beemer today and while the wheels were off I stripped and cleaned the carbs and changed the alternator brushes. As you do when you are done you fire it up and check everything is OK. Problem is I forgot that the front straps that were holding the bike on the lift...
  17. First job - change oil = what a [email protected] ache!

    Africa Twin
    Changed the oil on my AT yesterday and what a lot of messing about! Up on the centre stand to get the crash bars off to get at the bashplate. Then onto the sidestand to drain the oil. Then back on the centre stand to fill her up and put everything back on. And what a pain getting the bashplate...
  18. 2012 National Meet, Norfolk - Offical thread - 7-9 Sept Broad Farm

    National Meets
    We're booked into Broad Farm camping and Caravan site with James' (Jaqueslemac's) band due to play on the Saturday night. There is a bar/ club that serves meals on site, which is open until midnight. We will have a field all to ourselves and can, if we feel the need, put up a marquee there...
  19. XL650V6 difficult to start after a long run.

    Transalp
    Evening chaps, I'm riding my bike to the Western Sahara and back in about a month and have one last problem to fix. I took my bike to the Black Forest, Germany, about a year ago and I found that when I stopped for 10 minutes after a decent run (100 miles or so) I couldn't start the bloody...
  20. Exhaust Graphite seal fitting

    Mechanical Advice
    Right, this should be fun - mechanical advice from an electrical engineer. :D This is not Transalp specific advice as similar seals are used on other bikes. So, with my swingarm re-fitted to the bike I can now re-fit the exhaust. As you may or may not know, the Transalp header pipes come in...
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