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  1. Dr Steve's Smileage Remedy

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    After a brief conversation with a man up the road, Dr Steve diagnosed the need for some “Smileage Therapy”. With the diagnosis and remedy sorted, Dr Steve and “patient” headed off into the increasing brightness that was to engulf the day from start to finish – a first this summer for us real...
  2. My new Varadero 125 and my new issues!

    Varadero
    Hi all I've bought a Honda XL125V recently. It's my second one, they are a great bike! Sadly though this one has a few issues I've discovered. :mad: Here are some pictures of the bike: Anyway, It taps like a champ on the front cylinder. I knew this before i bought it and assumed it was...
  3. Turbo Lag!

    Mechanical Advice
    ok so it's not turbo lag but that's what it feels like! I just got back from a week end trip to the vosges & whilst there, going up the grand Ballon d'alsace in the hairpins the bike developed a bizarre fault. I could do with some help trying to pin it down before I either spend huge amounts...
  4. XRV650 RD03 Water pump rattle?

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I've recently noticed a rattle that has developed in the water pump on the @. I'm just wondering if anybody else has experienced a similar problem? I'm hoping there will be a cheap remedy as the main component seems to be around £150. Thanks all. :thumbright:
  5. Morag's first ride with Lulu

    Chatter
    OK, first off - name has been decided following Sadpsych's suggestion of Morag - the monster from Loch Morar. Continuing a theme from Nessie, then, and reflecting the bike's soul - she's already proving to be a bit of a monster :rolleyes:. Having never ridden anything bigger than Nessie, apart...
  6. Sold: Yamaha XJ 750 80'sProject

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Yamaha XJ 750 80'sProject- now sold Hi All, After watching too many episodes on 'Sons of Anarchy' I picked up an 80's beast, now she hasn't been on the road for a while (Tax ran out in 2000, but was stored inside) and I have spent many hours fiddling with the carbs (they were filthy) and got...
  7. AT Carb overflow - any ideas

    Africa Twin
    Hi All. My RD07 is playing up. I'm at my wits end with an overflowing carb. I had a similar problem before (sidestand related) so stripped and cleaned both out and fitted new valves to the floats which solved things for a while but the drip is back, worse than ever. When I use the centre stand...
  8. Transalp 650 Major Service advice

    Transalp
    Hi - my first post here even though I've been a member reading up for a while. I've got the 650 Transalp and think it's about time to do a major service. It needs something as it's running a bit rough so I'm hoping balancing and cleaning the carbs and replacing all consumables will sort it. The...
  9. Powerbronze screen snagging & repair to paintwork of side panel

    Transalp
    I am looking for assitance on a couple of points! I have fitted a Powerbronze tall screen to my 2007 650cc Transalp and it snags on the bars at full lock. I am sure I read the remedy for this on another post with the Honda tall screen but cannot find it again ... any ideas of the solution...
  10. XL650V - Excessive Fuel Consumption

    Transalp
    Hello All, Have had an XL650V (2000) for a few weeks now; typical usage consists of 2 X 2 mile rush hour commutes around town plus longer runs at weekend - anything from 15 to 100 miles. No problems with starting the engine, but I only seem to be getting approx 35 MPG. I thought this may...
  11. Busy day with bikes

    Transalp
    I am absolutley knackered. Last night I removed the front calipers to find the alloy was crumbling away. As that job was cut short I decided to fit the rear shock I bought from SteveR. I thought this would be an hours job but took about 2 and I finished in the dark - half in the garage half...
  12. Idle stall cure....possibly

    Dominator / FMX
    I have read numerous posts saying that if you increase your idle speed to 100 or so more than what is specified in the owners manual, it will remedy the stalling at traffic lights problem, but I've had two dommies and this hasn't worked. My idling speed was a tad high, so I turned it down while...
  13. Fork seal weeping oil......

    Everything Orange - KTM
    My right front fork seal has started to weep a little oil, I was wondering whether it's because the average day time temp here is getting pretty hot (35-43 deg C). I have opened both the pressure equalisation screws on the steering head then retightened them, to see if that will stop the leak...
  14. hunting an spluttering

    Transalp
    Guys. ma 89 alp, just bought it, when ye open it up, it feels like its not getting the full power, it kinda feels like it has more to give.. especially when yer at around its 80mph mark, it wont go faster, but it keeps hunting kinda thing an ye kin feel it wants to do more being the trustworthy...
  15. Help Carb Predicament!!!!!

    Africa Twin
    Hi Guys (and Gals) Just spent the day playing with the fuel system on my 99AT. I have fitted the new Facet pump I have had on the shelf for ages and stripped down the carbs looking for a niggly fault that has been bugging me. Basically it starts runs and accelerates fine but out on the open...
  16. For Sale: Ktm Adventure 990 S (2006/dakar)

    For Sale / Wanted
    Allas! I am now selling my fantastic KTM Adv' 990 S :( She's a 2006 model (reg June '06) in blue with the Dakar graphics. 9,350 miles F'KTM'SH Some warranty left All Recalls carried out Extras Akrapovic Titanium cans Touratech Alluminium panniers Touratech Tankbag Touratech rear carrier...
  17. HELP! - Dominator Gearbox Problem

    Dominator / FMX
    Have posted previously about my Dominators gearbox problem - stuck in forth gear, engine/clutch fine, did still run but obviously had very limited useability! No gearbox problems or grinding/jumping-out-of-gear prior to current problem. Removed clutch in the hope that it might have been the...
  18. XL700v output shaft

    Transalp
    I'm considering upgrading my baby Vara to the new Transalp in the summer (funds permitting), but I'm just wondering about the design of the output shaft and sprocket on the new TA... Is it the same as on the older 600 and 650? The reason I'm asking is that I'm concerned about the wear issues...
  19. Africa Twin Stop-Go

    Africa Twin
    Ahem... some time ago I posted a thread regarding a fault on my AT whereby the bike would cut out intermittently... sometimes refusing to go into gear without stalling. Those of you kind enough to respond with suggestions may like to hear how this baffling puzzle was resolved. Africa Twins have...
  20. Side Panels

    Africa Twin
    I have a 97 RD07, and dropped it at the weekend going up a very slippy bridal path . the only damage I did to it was when I picked it up (took an hour) I got it high enough to jam my knee under the side panel while I got a fresh grip. When I eventually got it upright the side panel was flopping...
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