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  1. front sprocket shims???

    Africa Twin
    In the process of replacing front sprocket and wondering if there should be shims behind sprocket so that there is no slack when putting locking plate on? There is some play in and out once it is on. No spline wear and it is snug when moving back and forth. My KLR650 has the same type of setup...
  2. RR crashbars

    Africa Twin
    Do they fit over the existing plastic protection for radiator or do I remove them? Just curious before I start putting them on tomorrow. I have a set of aluminum guards handy but I was going to ship them to the states for my RD03. I'll keep them here if they are needed. Thanks
  3. Transalp 650 gaiter replacement

    How easy is it to take the front forks off to replace the gaiters- mine are in a sorry state. It's not so much the taking off as putting back correctly so as not to muff up the handling?
  4. Tyres for the long hall

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    I'm off on a long tour around Europe next year with the misses me on the xrv750 her on a cb500x. I use the twin off road a bit but the trip around Europe will be road, I'm looking at putting new rubber on and what something that lasts on road and off Is the mitas e07 a good choice for the twin...
  5. Copper washer on magnito casing side

    Africa Twin Technical Specs
    Putting casing back on after blasting + powder coating. Kept all bolts in position through a piece of cardboard. One of the 3 long bolts that holds the outside cover of the stater / pick-up cover on has a copper washer on it. I cannot remember putting it on the bolt, but must have done !! Does...
  6. Engine temp

    Dominator / FMX
    I just got back from a 50 mile brap, mainly fast country roads with a little town work towards the end. An hour later i put my hand on the clutch cover and it feels really hot, an hour later. Now by hot i mean putting my hand on the cover and leaving it on, it was uncomfortable to say the least...
  7. Eicma 2016

    Hopefully, I am putting this in the right place. I am planning on going to EICMA this year and was wondering if Thursday the 10th would be less crowded than Friday or Saturday. From what I hear last year was crowded the whole time. Would love to hear from those who have been there in the...
  8. Battery dead after being stood for a while

    94 Translap Had her stood for a couple of months while I slowly worked my way through a service - valves etc Battery was putting out 4v yesterday . . .. Haven't been able to charge the battery yet but did get enough in it to get her up to 10 or so volts - at this voltage you could hear the...
  9. Re-build of 89 shock & swingarm linkage

    Dominator / FMX
    Looking for some help, I've taken off swing arm and linkage + rear shock, all nicely painted and putting it back together now. Issue I have is it seems the bike has shrunk or the shock has grown - I'm about 2in out at the bottom. Original shock and parts all being reused. Anyone know what...
  10. NX650 2000 exhaust front pipes...???

    Dominator / FMX
    With out putting to much though into it, I bought a pair of stainless steel?? down pipes off of eBay for my 2000 Dommie, had a very quick play with them tonight and I think they might be for a different model..?? Are there more than one combination for our NX650s...?? also they are supposed to...
  11. Nice CRF pic

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, Nice pic attached of road race legend Cameron Donald putting the CRF through it's paces for Australian MCN review. I haven't posted on the forum in awhile but I always swing by regularly. My 1998 RD07a is currently in piece parts in my garage after loyal 130,000mls so I'm procuring...
  12. Time for lift off.

    Dominator / FMX
    This is now on the terrace. There is fuel in the tank but the battery only lasted about a minute but at least we got a backfire. The battery is now on charge. Do I need to alter the standard carb settings after putting bigger jets in for the free flowing carb It started after a bit of faffing...
  13. carb clean and needle?

    Dominator / FMX
    :cool:going to clean carbs out when I get chance what needle are people putting in if that's what there called. bike runs fine but from 60-80 it seems to pull back as though there is a slight blockage any help appreciated
  14. Clutch basket question

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, Just putting the clutch basket back together, and I have 7 friction plates in total. When I put it all together and tighten down the spring plate though, the plates move about freely. I would have expected the plates to be held in place by the pressure plate, until the push rod presses...
  15. Rear brake light silliness

    So it works But only seems to when the engine is running? Is this a "TRANSALP" thing? I'm putting her into full time service next week so will get to looking at the connections and voltages then but wondered if this is one of thos known issues.
  16. fmx forks just got to fit them on slr

    Dominator / FMX
    just got these delivered all the way from greece, planning on putting them on the slr, any tips ?
  17. Whats it worth????

    Putting my 98' XR600 up for sale soon and was wondering what would be a realistic price to ask. Its done 2600 miles and has original front tyre, bars, grips and plastics. It will have a new mot and has recently been serviced. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  18. For Sale: 2006 Transalp 650

    For Sale / Wanted
    Bike is sold.
  19. For Sale: Manual Roadbook Holders

    For Sale / Wanted
    I have a batch of manual Roadbooks arriving at the end of the month. I will be putting them on eBay but will offer preferential rates on here should anyone want one. They are the same as the Acerbis ones but just not branded. These are for sale by others at up to £89 on the Internet. £28 each...
  20. fitting new front fork springs

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, Is fitting a new set of front fork springs to a rd04 has easy as taking the top off the forks and just taking out the old springs and putting in the new ?