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  1. Transalp
    Anyone got any info or advice on the acceptable or expected oil pump drive chain slack when installed (or length between links if removed) for a 1994 XL600V? Engine casing off as we speak and im mid clutch replacement but when I look at the oil pump chain ,it just looks to me to be very loose...
  2. Transalp
    I'm currently running on a pair of Anakee 3's on my XL700 Transalp which have been great. I've just had my MOT (failed on headstock bearings and too much play in the clutch) and as an advisory they've stated that the tyres are worn close to the legal limit. Now, I'm going to query this when I...
  3. Transalp
    Hi all! I figure you guys are best fit to deal with this query. Have had my 2010 XL700 Transalp for 3 years (or will have come August) and it is a beauty of a bike, even if I have had to sort out some issues. However, the standard Honda exhaust silencer gave up yesterday and now instead of...
  4. Varadero
    Just a quick introduction to say high. I've had my 2000 reg xl1000 Varadero for a couple of months now and love her. She just about got all on her I want except heated grips which I'm fitting tomorrow. Couple quick questions though. I'm pretty sure she has been lowered as I am vertically...
  5. XL
    i have picked up a 400r which has a slight oil leak from the rocker cover. i cant seem to find a gasket. does anyone know if a 500 gasket will be the same
  6. Dominator / FMX
    Hello everyone I have a small issue with my throttle cables, basically the return cable was broken and since I’m fixing a few things that was faulty on my dommie (carb, petcock, choke, between others) I decided to fix it too. So I bought a new pair of cables to install it since the throttle...
  7. XR
    Hi guys, a query on my not long owned XR250. I had noticed that my exhaust is somewhat louder than I would like, so I thought I would repack it. So out with the bolts and off with the end and to my surprise I find just a short length of wire gauze, approx. 4 inches long and nothing else until...
  8. Dominator / FMX
    Hi guys, I'm about to tackle replacing the starter clutch on my beloved SLR650....and have run up against a problem - too MUCH information! Do I need a 20mm or 22mm screw-in alternator puller? I'm coming up against BOTH figures on t'Interweb...slightly complicated by my verniers, albeit at a...
  9. Dominator / FMX
    Hello all. I have a broken Dominator due to a seized engine. I have to replace the top part of the cylinder head as it's an early model, pre 95 engine but my bike is post 95 ( 1998) and the rubber inlet is slightly different. I have managed to lift of the rocker cover but I cant work out how to...
  10. Dominator / FMX
    Hi people. looking for some clarification on my 88 Dominator It has untouched and original numbers ,However I have looked at the engine number list as posted on the site my engine number is 2000012 is there any way to confirm the engine number.? it still has the kickstart fitted ,engine runs...
  11. Dominator / FMX
    Hi all I have searched the forum but can't find an answer to my query. I have a '99 SLR650 which I intend to give regular oil changes, however motorcycle specific oil is much more expensive than car oil. I have always used car oil in my BMWs and British bikes but have read dire warnings of...
  12. Africa Twin
    Hi all, I've posted on here before when I had my old XL500R but last week I finally got an Africa Twin and I haven't stopped grinning! She's a 1998 RD07A with 55,000 miles on. After doing a motorway run this weekend, I set off expecting to do 150 miles without stopping for fuel. The tank was...
  13. Africa Twin
    Evening, Let me first apologise, I am a complete mechanical novice, but keen and willing to learn. So here is my query... This evening when out starting my bikes getting them nicely warmed up and the oil moving about as I do every clatter of days I noticed the floor wet under the AT - horrid...
  14. Transalp
    Hi aLL, have not posted on here in ages - basically because my job has changed and my "posting time" has decreased drastically. However I now have a niggling query which needs to be tackled. can anyone post a picture of their choke lever pulled in towards the switchgear as much as it goes. I...
  15. Africa Twin
    Inner tube size query Hi folks, Just had a puncture on the rear of my @ in the middle of Portugal. Several hours of sweat later got it fixed. Question is the only replacement I could get my hands on as the spare is 4.00/4.60 17 for my 140/80 17 rear, is this going to be ok to...
  16. Africa Twin
    This is not a for sale advert but a query. I am planning on selling my Africa Twin. It is a great bike but I never seem to ride it these days, to and from the MOT centre is about it, so feel someone else deserves it. So my question; how much are they worth? I appreciate that I am opening myself...
  17. Insurance
    I have been trying to get on to the eBike site over the past day or so and although the front page comes up ok, as soon as I try the Login page, the following comes up: The client area is currently undergoing essential maintenance. We apologise for this inconvenience, we will be up and running...
  18. Africa Twin
    My first post - Hi from the heat & humidity of Darwin, Northern Territory Australia people. Has anyone tried installing aftermarket carbs to their AT, such as Keihin FCRs or the like? If so was it a success? Many Thanks Nick (wantok)
  19. Africa Twin
    Hi Guys, I'm in the process of attempting to do the valve clearances for the first time on my RD07A but I've stumbled at the first hurdle. Both the crankshaft end cap and timing inspection cap have both appeared to have seized, they won't budge at all. The main bit that's confusing me is the...
  20. XR
    Hi, I have not long had my 1987 XR 600, and as you do when you buy new things you tend to replace a few things. Front brake pads, to name a case in point. So new brake pads arrived, cleaned calipers and all installed properly. However, they were binding on the disc. A bit of bedding in time...
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