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  1. CRF1000L Service Manual

    Africa Twin
    My CRF1000L is now out of warranty so kicking dealer servicing into touch :p Having just clocked 16000 miles a valve check was due (££££££££). So I reviewed the Honda Service Manual - pretty poor, watched some YouTube videos and then came across a fantastic service manual from Marks Motorcycle...
  2. Nx650 Scrambler Build

    Dominator / FMX
    Well it's been some time in the making but my first custom bike build is now complete.:D Got to the point where I just wanted it on the road, so still a bit 'ratty' and might strip it all down again one day. But just passed it's MOT and already chucking about some green lanes. To be used and...
  3. Tps sensor

    CRF - New Forum!
    Does anyone know what the affects of the tps wiring being snapped would have on the running of a crf 450x 2005 :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
  4. HISS Fuel Injector Lights Intermittent Fault Transalp 700

    Transalp
    Hi, My 2011 Transalp 700 VA has developed an annoying and increasingly frequent fault. Never had any problems with the bike before, engine runs great. 18,000 miles on the bike. While driving up the M1 last night, on 3 or 4 occasions, when I opened the throttle to overtake, the HISS warning...
  5. 2019 anyone?

    National Meets
    Very short notice and not a dedicated XRV event, mainly cos most of the old in-mates of XRV populate Bigtraillie, but this event is running this coming weekend . . . . https://www.bigtrailie.co.uk/index.php?threads/national-2019.2665/ Some attendees may even be on Honda motorcycles :D...
  6. Another dead RD07...

    Africa Twin
    OK, so I got home the other day, put bike away as normal, no problems, but next day...nothing. No lights, nada, dead. Getting in there with my multimeter, I diagnosed a knackered ignition barrel, swapped it for a new one from David Silver and the bike started first time, roared into life. Great...
  7. Honda 1972 SL350K2

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Honda 1972 SL350K2 £2400 £2400 The SL350K2 is the last of the Honda 350 twin dirt bikes with no electric starter, pressed aluminium mudguards, 21” front wheel, 18” rear wheel Honda 1972 SL350K2 speedo 7643 miles, free tax & MOT, last expired May 2019, UK reg May 2018. Running condition...
  8. RD07A stopped yesterday

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi everyone A wee running problem I'm having at the moment with an 8 day Europe trip coming up in 10 days! So no pressure for me then! Put new battery in. No electrics - no Tripmaster display or turn over. Went through every circuit testing for continuity and spraying connections with...
  9. 1999 RD08 Tickover Issues

    Dominator / FMX
    Really hoping one of you knowledgeable folk on here can help as I'm having issues with the bike popping on tickover (tickover problems seem common for the nx650 by the looks of things). Sometimes the revs will hang high after small throttle input and other times the revs will drop and die but on...
  10. RD04 Carb Repair

    Africa Twin
    https://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/r784/adamnightingale/DT200R%20Restoration/Capture_zps1u7mvupa.jpg Hi All I am trying to get a severely corroded RD04 running, The carbs have completely seized and it appears to be due to external corrosion. Is there a good resource available to understand...
  11. Help! RD07 dies on highway and bad idle when warm

    Africa Twin
    Dear all, Lately I have been experiencing some nasty issue with the RD07 AT (1995). This issue popped up when driving for 30 km’s at around 130 km/h. Suddenly, the bike started to loose power and couldn’t maintain that speed. I stopped and couldn’t start it again. After a while it ran again...
  12. RD04 choke valve/plunger and running lean

    Africa Twin
    Hello everyone. I have read mostly all threats and post about XRV choke and lean problems and haven't find solution for my running lean problem.. slowly dropping revs and hunting idle... and only air leak that i can find is from choke. I have reamoved choke cable and pushed choke valve/plunger...
  13. TA650 Chain install problems

    Transalp
    Hi all I've been riding my trusty Transalp daily now for 12 months. It was time for a new Chain and Sprocket set. I removed everything that was required and gave it all a good clean. Fitted both Sprockets then re-assembled with the new chain. Had some problems with riveting the master link as...
  14. Engine rebuild / change piston rings on XRV RD07

    Africa Twin
    Hi fellow AT owners, sorry for the long post. My rear cylinders compression has gone down to less than 100 psi (front still ~130), and its leaking oil from head gasket and the bike is burning a considerable amount of oil. It has now gone more than 140.000 km. Still running ok, but doesnt have...
  15. Transalp Rebuild.. What to replace?

    Transalp
    Hi All, Yesterday I stripped my bike down to give it a freshen up, below is a list of jobs i'm planning to do, is there anything obvious i've missed? I'm hoping to have the bike back together and running in 3 weeks time for MMM at Haggs bank. I'm going to prioritise the engine as that's the...
  16. Rebuilt Dommie with 2005 FMX engine, need help re-jetting, idles, cant accelerate

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello, Help needed please!!!... ;-) I've spent 5 years off and on trying to get an old 1996 Dommie working that I got off eBay. I soon realised that the original engine was fried, low compression, sludge oil, so replaced it with a 2005 FMX engine. Removed and blanked off the emission system. On...
  17. Idle 'tick-over' & mixture adjustment screw

    XR
    Hi, this is my 1st post as i'm totally new to this forum having bought a fairly 'tatty' 1996 XR250 a week ago. (my 1st dirt bike) :happy7: The bike starts quite easy, & the engine sounds really good. (my main reason for paying a good price for the bike) But I have suspicion that carb jetting...
  18. For Sale: Transalp XL600V

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Finally getting around to selling this. I bought it to use as a run around whilst I do a rebuild (of another 600!), but have found that I'm just not getting on with the project so this has to go to a) make space and b)motivate me to crack on with the rebuild! I had it a little over 2 years and...
  19. RD 04 carb overhaul

    Africa Twin
    Help needed please guys. Decided to try and get my AT running over the festive period. Not a hope. I'd forgotten to drain the fuel when i put it away a couple of years ago. I know, it's a crime to put it away for so long, but i did. Well, it would not start, so i stripped and cleaned the carbs...
  20. Should my fuel pump 'tick' all the time?

    Africa Twin
    Hi there folks, I have a 'R' reg XRV750. I've had various issues with the standard Honda fuel pump. I've recently fitted a brand new Honda fuel pump. My question is, when the engine runs, does the pump pulse or vibrate ALL the time? I start the engine, and sometimes it 'ticks', and sometime...
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