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  1. XL700V - temperature gauge going bananas

    Transalp
    Hello folks I'm hoping you can help me pinpoint the cause of a peculiar looking issue with the 700. A bit of background; I've had the bike for a couple of years and recently had the engine rebuilt by a Honda dealer to repair a stripped output shaft. The splines the sprocket mounts onto had...
  2. Tubeless tyre's

    Africa Twin
    Made a boo boo and bought a tubeless rear tyre. I've always fitted my own but they've all been tubed tyres. This one is especially ridged and i reckon could be a bit of a bugger to get on. Anyone with any experience of fitting tubeless tyres ? Cheers Bob.
  3. 700 engine stall.

    Transalp
    I took my 2008 700 Alp out today for a 30--40 miles run seeing as the sun was shining, at last. After a not too hard a thrashing whilst heading home I rode through the local town. Whilst amongst the slow traffic I thought it sounded a bit lumpy once or twice. A quick blip of the throttle seemed...
  4. Upper fairing/screen guard rack

    Africa Twin
    Hi all I’ve seen these a few times over the years (mostly Riky Cross) and I’m considering hunting one down. Any opinions or suggestions as to problems etc, availability or even if anyone has one knocking around? I know there was a chrome one on fleabay a few months ago so I reckon the chances...
  5. 2006 fmx 650 front sprocket

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello troops thanks for the previous help much appreciated, now I'm wondering is the front sprocket meant to have some play in it, and what is the correct way round please im guessing the flat side has the retaining clamp as the way I found it other day it had the ridge facing out with the clamp...
  6. For Sale: Transalp 600 plus kit

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hello all This is my 2nd attempt so I reckon this will be much shorter than the first attempt (computer crashed). Selling my 2001 Transalp 600. Twin disc model, high wind shield, heated grips. 42k miles, extremely reliable. Im selling as relocating and need to thin out some gear, so I'm also...
  7. Carb balancing gizmo....any thoughts?

    Transalp
    Made a carb sync the other day from a cheapo water level I'd forgotten I owned (:rolleyes:) Anyway, after about twenty minutes of faffing and a some advanced 'zip tie' engineering, my gauge was good to go. Worked a treat, once I was familiar with the sensitivity of the throttle plate screw...
  8. Rear valve cover

    Transalp
    Iv'e got the rear cylinder valve cover off as I am pretty sure the gasket was weeping I got a whiff off burning oil some time last summer when I parked up. When I had the shock off last week I noticed a smear of engine oil on top of the exhaust manifold so thought I had better have look at it...
  9. Motorcycle Cinema & Open Weekend, Gorey , Wexford , Ireland.

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    nice little meet up in March... be a few bikes about I reckon.. he is probably doing this both sides of the pond.. but in case anyone fancies a weekend away, or a trip up to it from around Ireland. Motorcycle Cinema & Open Weekend Facebook page, for all you folks who have an account...
  10. Polishing advice

    Chatter
    I want to buy a 220v lekky motor to to use for polishing bike bits. My battery in my drill needs replacing so I need another way of polishing.:(:(:( What size motor should I get and what type? There should be loads on ebay.:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: May as well be prepared for when jnr gets...
  11. new guy

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    hi im skyrider from preston I originally posted my greetings I think in the wrong place and now I have found this one :rolleyes: so anyway im on the look out for an xr 250. at the moment I have a 225 serow and a cb 500 Honda. and the honda which im trying to swap for an xr so hopefully it will...
  12. Short Term Insurance polict for AT in Europe?

    Chatter
    Hey folks, It's been quite a while since I have posted on here. Moved to Australia from Ireland. Anyway, I'm planning a European adventure on my AT from Ireland through Europe next year and I was wondering whether you guys are know of any Short Term Policy that I could avail of while traveling...
  13. I think I've been jinxed!

    Transalp
    Well I've been getting my bike ready for my trip through France and Spain via the Pyrenees (out) and the Alps (back) and I'm beginning to think I'm jinxed! Got myself new tyres (Anakee II) for the trip. Took me about 3 hours to get the old tyres (Tourance) off and the new ones on. Then could I...
  14. Anybody interested in a (nearly new) FX650?

    Dominator / FMX
    Just testing the waters here. I've got a mint condition FX650 (1999) that's done 2430 miles. I was going to put it on Evilbay for £2K what do you reckon?
  15. 200 mile trip...

    Transalp Technical Specs
    Had my first long ride on my 650 today. .. 200 mile round trip from South Wales to Aberystwyth to visit my son in Uni and back... filled the tank to the brim and reset my trip meter, kept an eye on the fuel gauge and was just touching the red when I got back to my front door... 201 miles.... and...
  16. Panniers - CRF 1000L

    Africa Twin
    Guys, Just been away with the bikes for the weekend and I CANNOT live with the crappy Honda side opening panniers! I have a set of 'Ard Cases' panniers on my RD07a and was thinking about getting some frames to suit the CRF and fitting them to it - but I cant tell if I can get the frames and...
  17. Brass nuts

    Dominator / FMX
    Nothing to do with cold weather! On the back of the headlight surround on the Dommie there are four nuts set into the plastic, into which the instrument / surround screws go. They're like short brass barrels with a threaded hole, and they're machined / knurled on the outside to help them grip...
  18. Carb problem.

    Dominator / FMX
    I am still having a problem getting my carb set up right. Jnr arrived today with a couple of plugs for me and I had charged the battery up. A couple of days ago I put a thinnner washer under the carb needle and screwed the idle jet screw so its only 1.5 turns out. I took the bike for spin and...
  19. Wanted: Brake Caliper XL600

    For Sale / Wanted
    Am looking for a front brake caliper for a XL600 LMF. Have measured the bracket holes and they are 110 mm center to center. I have measured off my Transalp and reckon a transalp 600 caliper may well fit it. Don't want to start taking the Transalp apart to check. If anyone has one lying about I...
  20. the sort of thing I was looking for...

    Varadero
    Dunno if anyone saw this on ebay, 2001 HONDA XL 1000V VARADERO BLUE | eBay Was the kind of bike I was looking at buying, but these parts prices seem absolutely staggering - is there some ludicrously-priced labour included as well, you reckon? At least the battery was cheap ;) 02/08/2013 ...
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