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  1. Brake caliper piston question

    Transalp
    My "front-end" saga continues with the discovery of seized brake caliper pistons and brittle caliper piston seals (that have been in there since 2001) Having never done this before.....Is this piston good for re-use? It seems to slide in and out of the bore ok, but looks a bit pitted/scored?
  2. 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...
  3. Swingarm adjuster snapped

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi all, (newbie) , just done a post on the crf page but think posting here may get more response, iv recently purchesed a 2014 crf 450r, on adjusting the chain I found a seized adjuster and yes like a t**t I snapped it trying to undo, iv tried several metal drill bits to drill out without...
  4. Crf swingarm adjuster

    CRF - New Forum!
    Hi all, iv recently purchesed a 2014 crf 450r, on adjusting the chain I found a seized adjuster and yes like a t**t I snapped it trying to undo, iv tried several metal drill bits to drill out without success, my question is can anyone recommend a drill bit that will get through the snapped...
  5. 83 XL 125 help

    XL
    Hello My son has just bought an 85 XL 125 Whilst dooing the deal the seller said I have another 1983 XL 125 in bits in the shed, so I bought it as I wanted one 30 years ago. I now need help as the rear suspension is seized and been cut out! Looking for a parts diagram for it but cant find one as...
  6. Hello from Liverpool

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hello My son has just bought an 85 XL 125 Whilst dooing the deal the seller said I have another 1983 XL in bits in the shed, so I bought it as I wanted one 30 years ago. I now need help as the rear suspension is seized and been cut out! Looking for a parts diagram for it but cant find one as...
  7. RD03/04 suspension linkage spacers

    Africa Twin
    Have just discovered that the spacers within the rear linkage are no longer available. Two of mine were completely seized, the smaller one where the shock attaches is available from Honda but neither of the longer ones are. Has anyone found a similar part that will fit or could be modified...
  8. It still works!!

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, It’s been a while since I was last here. I have a RWB 03 XRV 750 that has lived in a bush for the last 10 years. I know serious neglect but this weekend I have had it shipped to my new address. Seat off, jump leads out, phew not seized it turns over on the starter motor and tried to...
  9. poor front brakes

    Africa Twin
    ihave replaced one seized piston all pistons push in with two screw drivers quite easy. also have replaced hoses with braided hoses. brakes are spongy and no braking power. you would be afraid to ride this bike. if i leave lever held in for a few hours lever becomes better. but then after a...
  10. MOT

    Transalp
    Dammit! Failed :( Thankfully only failed on a warped rear brake disc rotor, so that's only going to set me back £70. It may be slightly more if the fixing bolts are seized, but I'll see about that next week. Seeing as my Transalp has done 43,000 miles on the one rotor, and I know I drag...
  11. Honda c90 type. 110cc

    Other Honda
    Hi Just picked up a pitbike non runner for free Engine was very tight so decided to strip top end off to inspect as bike has been abused badly Barrel make red and piston ruined. Not to fussed as it was for free for my kids to play on and bits are cheap as chips. My problem is the gudgeon...
  12. Sorted, cheers for advice

    Africa Twin
    I posted a few days back about seized chokes and starting my RD04 with easy start. Started no problem, got it to work, stripped off the tank and panels and as I fiddled about the chokes freed; typical, but I took them to bits, fitted new cables and everyting is hunky dory, a typical AT job, faff...
  13. Seized cam cover bolts

    Dominator / FMX
    Nothing about the SLR/FX phases me mechanically, except the first time I remove the cam cap bolts at the front of the head on a bike that's new to me. There are four with an 8mm head and one with a 10mm head, the bottom of the threads is exposed to all the crap thrown up from the front wheel...
  14. 500 triumph project

    Triumph
    time to turn my attentions to this little triumph , its been sat in the corner of the garage for nearly 25 years , got it running a couple of years back but it seized up due to oil circulation problems and jumps out of third and fourth gear needs an engine rebuild plus i've got a few ideas for...
  15. worlds most popular adventure bike?

    Other Honda
    I have just brought a Honda CT90 which is the adventure version of the worlds most popular bike, the Honda stepthrough. From the numbers sold it is probably the worlds most popular adventure bike having been sold in the 10000's in the US and also as the CT110 'postie' in Oz and other places...
  16. XR400 1999 BIG Project to somebody with the time and patience anyone interested?

    XR
    Hi there I lost my pride and joy in strata last winter and never got round to fixing it as the swingarm bolt is seized. It is in pieces and requires ALOT of attention and new parts etc If anybody is interested I will give as many details as possible and pics etc. It aint pretty but boy it used...
  17. Brake calipers that fit @

    Africa Twin
    Hi, I had the old problem of seized calipers, so time for some more as the casting had broken round the dust shield. Looking at my lads 54plate xl650v Transalp they looked the same,but silver,tried them on my bike,they fitted perfect...
  18. Running rich!!

    Africa Twin
    Been spending lots of time on the AT at the moment, now have a problem! Last week I changed the air box as it was split & had seen better days. While doing this I freed the choke cables off as they were seized. Now it's running really rich and fowling plugs! Any ideas??
  19. Wanted: Project XR250 or similar

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi I'm looking for an XR250 or similar project (4-stroke 200-300cc) to replace the space in my life since finishing my Africa Twin project (long term tinkering not withstanding!) I want something that needs work (non-runner is fine) and is road registered but not too expensive. I want to do...
  20. Rear brake piston heat shield

    Africa Twin
    Overhauling the RD03's calipers. The two front pistons feature caps with some thermal shielding. Is the rear piston also supposed to have this? Mine doesn't. The following link leads me to believe it does not have one. Less heat created back there I suppose. Honda XRV 650 K Africa Twin 89 Rear...
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