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  1. Seating options...

    Africa Twin
    Poxy seat on the rd07 is the most uncomfortable thing I've ever had the displeasure of sitting on, soooo what are my options? Wait for one to come up secondhand? Spend a fortune on Corbin or top sellerie? Has anyone used the polish lad on eBay that charges 90 quid? I've already got an...
  2. Coolant

    Transalp
    What type of coolant are you using, I don't know whether to use ethylene glycol silicate based or the later type O.A.T (organic antifreeze technology) does not contain silicate. Im'e not bothered about the antifreeze aspect as the bike (650) never sees frost but wondering about the...
  3. Probably a very silly question - XL700 reserve tank/switch - fuel questions

    Transalp
    Sorry I have googled but no firm conclusion. XL700 2009 - is there a 'reserve' tank? If yes, where is the switch to chose it? Also do you have to fill it separately or just in the normal hole? Yes...this is my first proper bike :occasion8: p.s roughly how many miles should I get from a full tank?
  4. NX 650 right exhaust valve adjustment

    Dominator / FMX
    Ok guys, i know i'm getting a bit annoying, but it's my first bike and i want to learn how to maintenance it. :D How do you set the infamous (auto decomp.) right side exhaust valve before you go adjusting the tolerance on it? What is the proper procedure to do this? Its a 1998. NX 650 W...
  5. FX650 rear shock mud protector

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello ! Much to my disappointment I cannot find a good way and am a bit out of ideas, how to fit some rubber or something for shielding the rear shock from all the crap rear wheel tosses at it. One of exaust pipes seems to be a bit in the way (or to burn away any rubber nearby). Any good ideas...
  6. wiring digram

    Africa Twin
    Hello AT riders and happy new year, my quest is; does anyone got the wiring diagram for the XRV750 1998 RD07a. I totaly rebuilt the bike and I've got some issues now and only a proper wiring diagram can solve my problems. If someone has it please attach it before 16/01/2016 because I will leave...
  7. Transalp 700 coolant temerature?

    Transalp
    First proper run out today and my running temperature was 75 is same as yours? I ask as ive put some DIY rad covers and wondered if they were making the temp a little high as i can not remeber what the temperature was when i had a few short runs on it without the rad covers on.
  8. Building a Scramble!?

    How to.....
    Like to build a Scramble bike, from a xr600 or Dominator. Please come with ideas wich bike is best and other ideas an tips and trix before I start :-) Where to find proper parts and so on... Pictures of your own bikes :-)
  9. Radiator washers

    Africa Twin
    Does anyone know where I can buy the washer which goes into the rubber bush which holds the rads on Same kind of washer for sump guard/bash plate. They rest inside the rubber sleeve bush. And what's there proper name
  10. 150% council tax!

    Chatter
    If you purchase a property that has been empty for some time, you get no longer get any free council tax period, even on a property undergoing renovation/not habitable. If said newly acquired property has been empty for 2 years or more (eg, reposession) you may have to pay 150% council tax rate...
  11. Michelin Annakee 3's

    Africa Twin
    Does anyone else think these are poop? Compared to the Metz Tourances on my GS they feel proper twitchy in the damp and not that secure in the dry. Done less than 500 miles and TBH won't be doing too many more on them. new tyres when I get the rims replaced. :rolleyes:
  12. fitting Wilbers shock with external preload adjuster

    Africa Twin
    Hi there Has nyone fitted one of the Wilbers shocks with external preload adjuster to RD07A? I'm trying to choose the proper place for external preload adjuster and just can't get the idea of what was the intended place to fit the adjuster's mounting plate which came with the shock. It has two...
  13. xr 125 sump/bash guard

    XR
    hi guys just wondering if someone can help me a little. im going to change my bash guard from my home made cheapie to something a bit stronger and ive just come across a bash guard for a sinnis apache on ebay to me the bikes look similar in body and engine so im wondering if i get this guard...
  14. I got this guys job . . .

    Chatter
    Below is a link to a BBC Alba programme that was on last week (it's in gaelic with sub titles). Not sure how long this will be up on iplayer, so link may time out within a week. BBC iPlayer - Cunnart I took over this guy's job when he left the airforce to go dig up & blow up bombs for a...
  15. Africa Twin You tube clip?

    Africa Twin
    Ages back somebody posted a link to a you tube clip of somebody going proper bonkers off road on an AT, big jumps etc. I am trying to persuade a mate to buy one and this might help. Browsed all over youtube with no success. Anybody got an idea? Had a third look and found it...
  16. Dutch army arctic sleeping bags?

    Chatter
    Anyone ever used one or knows someone which has?I know they are big in pack size but that is not a worry as i am going solo. Just wondered if anyone has used them in earnest as in proper cold? Cheers Pete
  17. bike lift

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi there all, Since my family has doubled recently (2nd bike ;)) I am considering the purchase of a proper bike jack. I am looking for something with the following characteristics 1. can be packed away 2. does not involve pumps/machines but a simply hydraulic lifting mechanism 3. I am not...
  18. Thread repairing, sand blasting and a proper mechanic in/around West London

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    I'm looking for a shop (or someone) to repair a few threads (snapped bolts), someone who does sandblasting and a proper motorbike mechanic in West London. If you know any of them please let me know, thanks.
  19. What's wrong with the kids of today?

    Chatter
    Got a call yesterday from the Harbour Master in Hayle as kids have been down, broken into my boat, smashed all the windows and tried cutting it loose The big boats from St.Ives have been going up Lelant Estuary through the winter or for works for hundreds of years with no problems, why is it...
  20. DID 525 chain flaring

    Transalp
    What's the best chain riveting tool available to use and which is not so costly? There are quite a few on ebay and want to know which design is best to flare the pins. Also, any idea about the proper outside diameter of the flared stakes on a DID 525?
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