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  1. Xrv750 rd07a cdi

    XR
    Hi Everyone, My XRV750 CDI (rd07A) is giving probs.. the silicon melted off.. Am looking for a aftermarket replacement as the Honda original part seems very exp. i tried rugged roads as well, part not avaliable... Any recommendations? Thanks guys! :o
  2. Starting old motor

    Africa Twin
    Hi Im going through the motions to try and start my 750 AT motor. Its been sitting about 6 yrs some of the time with no oil. It turns over by hand no probs but i pulled the dipstick out to check the oil level after cranking it over with a battery and it was under pressure, lots of air came out...
  3. nothing over tickover help HELP HELP HELP I NEED SOMEBODY, NOT JUST ANYBODY

    Africa Twin
    started fine, 3 miles down the road, engine died, tickover only. full tank of juice, fuel cap removed, both chokes blanked-off, recent new fuel filter. She'll start, but cuts out when revved. Don't understand because of the full tank & she starts. 1st week at new job & day off already, bike...
  4. Throttle cable/s

    Dominator / FMX
    Quick question. I only ever had one throttle cable on my bike, obviously the pull one, have been told that some folks remove the "b" push cable on purpose because it can cause sticky throttle probs. anybody else run on just one or should i get another cable. Anybody have any thoughts about...
  5. Stalling 700

    Transalp
    Finding an annoying problem with my 700 TA of late. If I do a sharpish right turn the old girl just dies on me. No probs on roundabouts, only sharp rights, into my drive or parking spaces. Happening quite often. No difference if fuel is full, empty or anywhere in between. Hot cold dry wet, no...
  6. electrical probs after fitting new voltage regulator.

    Transalp
    Hi...fitted a new voltage regulator after old one burnt out...and for some strange reason the following has happened....flashers work on tickover (1200revs) but increase revs and they stop working!!....unless I apply back or front brakes and they start to work again....also they work as normal...
  7. total rebuild probs at 45mph

    XL
    hi guys me and my son have just rebuilt a xl125rf 1985 from gearbox up timing is spot on / but i cant get above 45mph as she starts cutting out / engine sounds sweet untill then / we rewired her about a year ago so all that is fine / just took off the exhaust and cleaned it out / but we have run...
  8. VA6 fork seal sizes?

    Varadero
    hiya, blown a fork seal and they need replacing. got no probs doing it myself but i keep digging up two different sizes, 43x54x11 and x9. most say 11mm thick but one manufacturer says 9mm. being vara owners we all know bigger is better, but i want it to fit so which is it? im a fast road rider...
  9. Electrical Probs on my @

    Africa Twin
    Went to start the @ yesterday and when I switched the ignition on, there was the briefest of flickers from my ignition lights then 'nothing'. Bike was dead. Thought it might have been the battery flat as I've not used the bike for a few days, so charged the batt and no different. Still no sign...
  10. Spain to Morocco - any advice ?

    Travel
    Hi all, Just read Jackdaws post on Morocco as I am off in September to Marrakesh with a couple of mates. Very early stages of planning, anyone got any advice on this? Will probs need additional insurance for north Africa, but I have heard "if it's not nailed down, it will vanish" type stories...
  11. RD07 Engine cases to do or not to do?

    Africa Twin
    Hi team. The Africa is apart for its annual tappet check blah blah service. Both engine cases had a touch of corrosion when I bought it which looks a bit poor but obviously does not cause any probs apart from spoiling my pretty bike! Shall I go for it now and take the exhaust off along with the...
  12. rough tranny

    Transalp
    hi guys, at last after much deliberation and back and forth, I have at last purchased an 07 in blue tranny had a nice ride home today in sunshine and not to cold after a another look over the bike isn't quite as rough as I first thought but still needs a lot doing, will get it up on my bike lift...
  13. B####ards strike again!

    Chatter
    scum with the right tools had my beloved @ off on friday night, left it in the same place where the ###ts took my other @ earlier this year. Phoned the police, they phoned me back, gave me a crime number & told me if i heard anything i should call them, case closed......eh? the bike in march was...
  14. RD04 wont start :-(

    Africa Twin
    Hey guys So dont use my AT a massive amount, maybe once a week max. Came to use it yesterday, started fine, i rode it about 5 miles. Stopped for about 3-4 hrs and returned to it. I fried it up and she started and ran for about 5 secs then faded out and wouldnt re start. I have tried again today...
  15. hello folks

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    hello everyone, just joined you all, its a very useful forum, everyday probs by everyday people, with real advice and answers. we live in Normandy in france, have just done house renovation, so back to real bike trippin again, have an 03 varadero, first 6 speed efi bike, great for use here, cow...
  16. front cylinder head ticking

    Africa Twin
    Just testing the water. went for a ride up the lakes last week, lent my workhorse to a friend... no probs keeping up with the r1's etc... but when arrived home, she was ticking from the front cyl/head. Stripped her down, hoping it was valve clearance... all on the nose, & cam chain...
  17. Wanted: Xrv750 front cam

    For Sale / Wanted
    Just testing the water. went for a ride up the lakes last week, lent my workhorse to a friend... no probs keeping up with the r1's etc... but when arrived home, she was ticking from the front cyl/head. Stripped her down, hoping it was valve clearance... all on the nose, & cam chain...
  18. For Sale: Lightweight single bike trailer.

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all, well I had a space in my garage so got a trailer, used it to pick up my latest machine (300mile no probs) and now I have no space for either the bike or the trailer lol. So with the indulgence of the previous owner I'll pass it on to a new home (Pick up only in sunny Devon, 3 mins from...
  19. Swingarm probs

    Dominator / FMX
    the problem being it will not come off :angry5:,no mater how big or hard the hammer. is this a common problem with these bike already had to cut the bolt holding the linkage to the rear shock surely i'm not going to have to cut the swing arm off ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,:(
  20. will a 650 engine go into a 600 frame?

    Transalp
    thinking ahead to what could happen if my engine died! so,has anyone put the 650 into a 600 frame? what other parts would be needed,electrics and carbs i guess? dont really see any big probs with this just interested in hearing views. dont think my engine is going bang! just a daft idea i have...
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