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  1. Proud new owner XL1000 V5

    Varadero
    So just bought it its silver/black 2005 abs 22k on it,i have fitted a new front tyre(metzler tourance) have bought a new chain and sprockets and my question is,does anyone know the correct torque settings for the front sprocket and the nuts for the rear sprocket,i live in londonderry n.ireland...
  2. fuel pump connector source?

    Africa Twin
    Anyone know where or if I can pick up a fuel pump connector plug? I would like to have the facet pump I bought to have as a spare on my next road trip and just put a stock plug on it to have ready. I have a set of new points to put in old pump and would like to keep it in place for now. I really...
  3. Been Away

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi, I've been living in Thailand for the last 14 years and just recently returned to the UK, but still making regular trips back to Thailand whenever I get the opportunity. How long I'm going to stay is anybody's guess and at the moment I'm looking around for an XRV750, I have my eye on...
  4. Suspension upgrades, emulator/intiminator and rear damper

    Africa Twin
    Hello, I am an Africa Twin rider from Denmark, that are building a bit on my RD04. The ride ready weight with full tank is 210 kg (I am still trying to get the weight down to 200kg). I really like the bike, except for the suspension. It feels way too hard/harsh on fast bumps and holes...
  5. For Sale: SLR 650

    For Sale / Wanted
    I have owned this bike for the past 3 years and has been 100% reliable. It was first registered in Dec 1998 and is MOT'd until 16 Aug 2019. It is fantastic condition for its age and has a full service history with receipts to back this up. The bike was garaged for many years and recommissioned...
  6. My latest project

    Dominator / FMX
    Greetings from Denmark, its been a while since I posted about the Dominator I built a few years ago... Once I got it finished I moved on to build a couple more bikes, the latest of which is a SR500 cafe racer I was asked to build by a tattoo artist from Copenhagen with the help of my son...
  7. Wanted: RD08 Dommie Rear Rim

    For Sale / Wanted
    Does anyone have a spare rear rim (17x2.50) that they are selling? I have stripped my wheels down ready for powder coat and found that there is an area around the tyre valve, where the outer surface is starting to de-laminate. Colour is not an issue as i'm having the Hubs and Rims powder coated
  8. RD08 Dommie Rear Rim

    Dominator / FMX
    Does anyone have a spare rear rim (17x2.50) that they are selling? I have stripped my wheels down ready for powder coat and found that there is an area around the tyre valve, where the outer surface is starting to de-laminate. Colour is not an issue as i'm having the Hubs and Rims powder coated
  9. NX650 Oil Strainer Removal

    Dominator / FMX
    Anyone taken the oil strainer out of the bottom of their frame? Tried removing it yesterday, so i could check it, and get frame ready for powder coat, but could not get it to undo. Tried interlocking two spanners to get a higher torque, but still no joy. Any tips on removal???
  10. Clutch rattle ..

    Africa Twin
    Clutch rattle is excessive it does quieten when i pull in lever but its excessive and i need to sort it !Now i am still not ready to pull it apart so i still dont know whether its just worn plates or more serious ..I was looking on you tube and i found a guy called [email protected] who can...
  11. new bars question

    Africa Twin
    I have finally received my new starbars ready for fitting at the weekend. Question I have is this....the original bars have holes for the instruments, do I drill new ones or remove the bits that slot into the holes on the instruments? cheers in advance
  12. Slr debaffle

    Dominator / FMX
    Set to with the debaffle today. Cut the end off the two baffles so I could get 38mm hole saw in. Cut the baffle out and then welded a 42mm piece of pipe onto the hole so it looks a bit tidier. Gave it all a blast with some black vht paint and she sounds like a good un. Just got to swap the main...
  13. Ignition went dead after storage, no power

    Transalp
    Gi, just wanna post my experience with the TA600. Had it in storage in my +5C garage all winter and fired her up a couple of times. Then come spring, ready to ride, fire up, but no.. the dash lights flicker , then all dead. Suspected dead battery. Charge it with CTEK charger for motorbike ...
  14. Replace standard bulb position (12v 4W BA9s) in headlight to LED.

    Africa Twin
    One of my bulbs just was black inside, so I decide to replace both bulbs, but to something good and led :) I decide NOT to buy some cheap china crap, and was ready to pay. I make small issue, and found two companies Osram and Philips. Philips was better, but I didn't found this bulbs on ebay...
  15. Dominator 650 front wheel fit Transalp 600

    Transalp
    Hi all from across the pond, I'm the lucky owner of an 1989 TA 600. I'm getting ready to upgrade the front and rear end to RD04 specs. I'm looking for another rim I can a lace to my new hub while leaving the bike together. So is a 650 Dominator front rim the same as a TA? Thanks for the...
  16. Getting Frame ready for powder coat

    Dominator / FMX
    As the title says, im busy getting frame ready for powder coat. Does any one know what size fittings can be used to plug oil ways to keep out the bead blast. Or any other ideas of things i can use??
  17. Danish bright spark

    Chatter
    I find myself in need of some help with the electrics on my "current" bike rebuild, if you will pardon the pun...:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: I have reached the stage on my Triumph TR6 build where I will be ready to wire up the electrics in the not too distant future... My "current" wiring...
  18. steel wheel rims ?

    Africa Twin
    hi,gathering information on wheels,new rims needed soon,specially front. im simply not going to be paying hundreds n hundreds for an alloy rim this time round,they appear to be having a laugh imo,so ive been looking at steel rims and wonder if theres a uk supplier who would have the right sizes...
  19. Norway trip

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all Report and pics on my trip to Norway in August. I left home on 29th of July at about 1pm and just over 1 hour later I was in Folkstone waiting..in the rain..to board the 3.20pm Eurotunnel. I hoped the weather would get better on the other side of the channel. I had lots of time to hope...
  20. For Sale: For Sale - 2000 Model NX650 Dominator

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    For Sale - 2000 Model NX650 Dominator - Recently re-commissioned with new gel battery, Rear Shock, Front & Rear Brakes serviced with new braided lines, and pads - Continental Twinduro Tyres, and Arrow alloy rear tailpipe - Datatagged - Fully serviced and ready to go - £1500.00 O.N.O.................
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