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  1. Speedo vs rev counter question

    XL
    I have recently purchased a 1984 XLX250R & on my first ride today I am unsure if the speedo or tacho are reading correctly at 80klmh the tacho reads around 7k it seems to be quite high the gearing is 14--40 & I read std gearing is 13--38 which is not too far away can someone give me an idea of...
  2. !982 XL 250 source coil

    XL Technical Specs
    Having trouble with a weak spark on my Honda XL250R. We think the source coil is at fault but on test it gives 76 Ohms resistance. The correct resistance is unclear as the manual we have says reading should be in the range 200 to 500 Ohms. However later it says that for post 1981 the reading the...
  3. Front fork change questions

    Africa Twin
    So, I've got a Xrv750 - 96 and want to lift it and at the same time make it more offroad capable.. I've been reading a shit load about fork changes but in no thread anywhere does it mention how much lift the actual fork change made? I've read about Honda, yamaha and ktm Forks, all of them...
  4. Pulse Sender / Generator Replacement

    Dominator / FMX
    Anyone got some tips etc on best way to replace the Pulse Sender please ? Mines playing up more often now, wouldn't start after filling her up for ten minutes today, which its never done before :rolleyes: I already have one, had a feeling it would need it sooner or later after reading...
  5. which wire

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi this is going to sound a stupid question but eh! I have just got a trail tech vapor speedo. the red and black wires to attach to the ht lead (tachometer) surely the red wraps round the ht lead and the black to ground surely? this is not what i am reading in the download version of the manual...
  6. Trident project

    Triumph
    A while ago I did a thread on here about a custom SLR I built.....was just re reading it then noticed theres a Triumph section here! So heres a few pics of latest Trident project....
  7. So is this enough or to much

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi All, Complete new Dominator owner here so bear with me. So I thought I'd check the oil today but ended up a little confused. The dipstick has a thermometer on it as you can see from the attached pics. But it doesn't have any markings on the stick to say high or low oil level. So any...
  8. RD03 - PDF or similar wanted

    Africa Twin
    Hi, I'd like to get as many RD03 related documents together as possible. I think it would come in helpful as I work my way through the servicing, and I'm big on reading through all of workshop manuals/wiring diagrams. My RD03 is a French import but I'll take anything I can get. If anyone...
  9. Standard headlight into LED

    Transalp
    Hello there I am quite new to the forum, but have been reading around for a while! I just bought my first TA 650, 2007. I would like to make myself a bit more visible by changing the standard headlamp into an LED. Does anyone recommend any particular one and do you need any conversion kits...
  10. 600 Touring Screens

    Transalp
    Hi, I know this topic has been done to death but i'm after a touring screen for my 600 transalp. I'm around 5'10 with average proportions. I've done a lot of reading and the MRA screens seem to come out well, but i'm not sure if the general reviews i've read are for the touring or touring...
  11. Wanted: gold rear wheel wanted

    For Sale / Wanted
    My rear wheel has a bad case of wheel rot and needs to be replaced .The numbers on the side are as follows j 17xmt 3.00 11 94 dot . DiD Japan 82 2611 1315. I hope all those numbers mean something to someone and maybe there is a wheel lying in a shed that might be of use to me. I would welcome...
  12. Help! Anyone around Reading with a spare reg/rec?

    Africa Twin
    Hello! Thought I'd post here on the off chance that someone might be around Reading who would have a spare reg/rec they could sell me. I'm here for the weekend to do some trail riding and as I got here I discovered my battery was low. Turns out I'm only getting 11.5v from the reg rec but...
  13. Post your Odo reading

    Dominator / FMX
    Just out of curiosity (and because there are some high milers appearing on EBay) please post your ODO readings, with a description of any (if any) engine work needed. Here are mine: FX650 14900 FX650 14300 SLR650 27000 SLR650 17800 - coming up for stem seals I think.
  14. New to board

    Africa Twin
    Just thought I would say hello. Been reading through learning what I can about the 1989 RD03 I now own . Keep all the info coming as I need more to read . Thanks
  15. Honda fmx anti smog canister

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi i have been reading some post and a few people have been mentionin removing the somg canister. Can some one give me some infomantion on removing this like what benifits is ther? And how to do it Will i need blanking plates can i also ask some more mod questions What size sprokets do u guys...
  16. Electric off roader

    Chatter
    New take on off roading. https://youtu.be/o-P5IW62EC0
  17. RD03 Handlebars - Replacements?

    Africa Twin
    As my RD03's rebirth starts to wrap up, I realized I still have bent handlebars. I use 35mm bar risers and the height is perfect, I would like to retain that. I would ideally like to not have to change out hoses and/or cables by going with a differently-sized handlebar. Does anyone know which...
  18. stick coil mod's

    Africa Twin
    so i was reading practical sportsbikes the other day, they recommend and in fact did a feature on replacing existing 1990's coils with modern stick ones, with all the benefits of newer tech. has anyone considered this with an @twin? im already running a programmable ignitech CDI along with...
  19. What bike to get next

    Chatter
    Well, I have been looking and reading and looking, gone for Honda 700 NC, 750 NC and for some strange reason, I am seriously looking at R1200 GS. Not new, I hasten to add, that would definately mean divorce. So, any hints and tips about buying a GS, what to look out for ect. Interestingly...
  20. Wrong (too low) tacho reading

    Africa Twin
    Hi! It seems my tacho is showing the RPM wrong. When idling at ~1000rpm, the tacho stays at 0 and just vibrates slightly. As soon as I open the throttle it moves upwards quickly, but doesn't catch up properly until around 4-5000 rpm. Any ideas what may be causing this? I think it's always been...
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