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  1. Vigor/SLR 650 fork oil SAE rating

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi there;couple of things (1) I'm changing the fork oil in my 99 FX650 Vigor. The tech data gives the quantity and level but no recommendation for the grade of oil. The bike is only used on the street, so any suggestions please? (2) Bit of a long shot this, but would anybody have an actual...
  2. For Sale: Millers Motorsport Oils - new range at Opies

    For Sale / Wanted
    Opie Oils now stock the brand new award winning motorcycle oils and fluids from Millers Oils . Millers Oils have a range of high performance motorcycle oils formulated to cope with the high revving nature and higher operating temperatures experienced with motorcycle engines. Suitable for...
  3. £17.99 Automatic Chain Oiler

    Africa Twin
    Iv just come across this chain oiler, some of ye might already know of this but for the few that don't here's a link: Looks good, reliable and also it's cheap and made in UK not China. I'm not a fan of the Scottoiler or other automatic oilers. Iv always used a spray...
  4. Home made chain oiler

    Ive made a chain oiler today for my transalp 700 its cost under a tenner £4.99 primer bulb off ebay ,£2.50 water washer pipe and a £1 for some small bolts ,bits i already had were a brake resovoiir off my old street triple and some bits off aluminium to make a bracket to fix the resovoir to the...
  5. Dominator - New Clutch Hard shifint gears (ingage/disengage)

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello, I really need some help please. I have a Honda Dominator 650cc 1990 with 69.323km. (rides ok) I decided to replace the clutch it was near the limits. I both on a Honda dealer original parts: clutch friction plates (7) ref. 22201-MK2-000 clutch plates (6) ref. 22321-KA4-710 clutch...
  6. The B-17F-85-BO with serial # 42-30066 Nicknamed “Mugwump”

    This has nothing to do with motorcycles at all. However I hope that this "short" story will interest some of You guys. I happened to stumble upon a website dedicated to Forced Landings in Sweden during the war years. I’d just had to find if there were any within the vicinity of my home, and...
  7. fork oil

    Africa Twin
    I could do a search but I'm a lazy fekker and there are not enough recent posts any how :rolleyes::D RD04 fork oil, I'm getting conflicting recommendations from SAE 5W to 10W, I've still got 15W from the Varadero I'm not planning on rally stuff but worry 15 may be too viscous. Got progressive...
  8. Bike clutch and stalling problems

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I have 2 problems with the bike,one of which is the clutch,I have adjusted it to max and even so when I put the bike in 1st and I hold the clutch in completely it does not come out of gear all the way,could it be because I am using SAE40 oil?? The second problem I have is that sometimes...
  9. Thailand: Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai Province.

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    This was originally written for Thailand's motorcycle forums: apologies for assuming you may know the areas and roads...... some of you might though! Open link for pics folks:! Just...
  10. Stella Stickers

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    OK Dudes, I was so p*ssed off with the stickers I gave out to all at the Stella (disintegrating stickers :clown:) that I have had some more made from another supplier, these are proper viynl so we should be OK this time. Anyone who had a sticker at the Stella is welcome to a replacement plus I...
  11. Chain lubes

    What are peoples' views on using spray on chain lubes? I don't want an auto chain oiler and prefer to lube the chain myself using a spray on non fling type, rather than plain oil which flies off. At the moment I'm using Castrol chain wax which claims it does not harm O ring chains and is easy...
  12. TUTORIAL: Race Tech Emulators installation for NX650

    Dominator / FMX
    First of all, my mother tongue is not English, so please feel free (by PM) to help me to remove all the errors I have done in the following explanation. As I did not find information about the Race Tech Emulators and the NX650, I took the hard way: I purchased a set of them and got my hands...
  13. XL650 - Progressive Springs (Hagon)

    Transalp Technical Specs
    I have copied below the box label and installation instructions for a set of progressive springs from Hagon. These are Hagon part No. 400-160-04. They are not listed on their website but if you call, they are in their catalogue for the XL650 and they recommend a fork oil of 5sae with an air gap...
  14. TA 650 Hagon Suspension - Help needed

    I am about ready to get really grumpy about the handling and feel of my 2001 TA. Last Autumn, I fitted the bike with Hagon front fork springs and treated the back end to an all singing and dancing rear shocker. The aim was to sharpen the front up a bit and more importantly, allow quick and easy...
  15. Free: Free XL185SA gaskets

    For Sale / Wanted
    If anybody wants some gaskets all you need do is send me a SAE and i'll post them back to you.First come first served.First one to post up your email address and i'll get back to you. They are a base gasket, CDI outer cover gasket and a CDI housing cover gasket.
  16. DVLA - The ability of Govt staff

    I think that DVLA employees give other incompetents a bad name. I re-registered my AT in the Exeter office on 25th September, and although it took about an hour to be served (hmm, lets have one person working at lunchtime.....), it seemed to go fairly smoothly. My bike was first registered in...
  17. Fork oil swap.

    After my recent trip, I came back with a fresh opinion of my Transalp and with a resolve to keep it for at least another year. Yes, a low milage Vara would be nice, but is a luxury I cannot really justify right now. I wanna new Tractor this winter too ;) So, I would like to treat Gertrude to an...
  18. what type of chain lubricant?

    The owners manual for my XL700V says that I should use sae 80 or 90 gear oil for manually lubricating the drive chain, yet 2 of my local Honda dealers say I should use something like silkolene. I was wondering what you use ?
  19. seat trouble

    Africa Twin
    my well loved twin rdo7 has a problem with the seat it secures front and on the lock at the rear, i think it has a bracket missing half way as there is a stud with a nut but i have no idea if there is a securing bracket missing as it wobbles from side to side. honda dealer no use as says...
  20. Africa Twin Custom Seat

    Africa Twin
    At the meeting at Jelly's cafe in Derbyshire I promised to upload details of the custom seat fitted to my @ by the previous owner. He had purchased a Touratech seat and didnt get on with it, so he had the original one re covered. This is the URL on the...