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  1. rough downshifting

    Africa Twin
    Hi, I have had the AT for about a year now and love it! Its been running nice, though recently it started to be quiet rough in in shifting gears. Especially downshifting. It is not smooth and it a bit of louder then normal clicking sound when shifting. I checked the oil and it was pretty much...
  2. Do i need to remap ecu after fitting a remus revolutin exhaust..

    Varadero
    HI i have just fitted a remus revolution exhaust system on my bike.:thumbup: honda varadero 1000v fi 06... question took the bike out for a spin today ,low speed ran rough :( but high speed great. like the sound of exhaust when down shifting and giving it :toothy10::toothy10: when i fitted the...
  3. Downshifting Transalp 650

    Transalp
    Why is it that downshifting from 4th to 3rd I sometimes, but not always, hear a clunk rather than a click? Is it that I am not matching road speed to engine speed? Any ideas about road speed to change from 4th to 3rd on a flat? Thanks for any ideas.
  4. Totally rookie rider - some tech help wanted, any extra advice welcome as well

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello everyone! I very recently happened upon a low cost purchase opportunity. A friend of mine is moving to another European country for a new job and he was looking to sell his FMX 650. I've been on the bike as a passenger quite a few times, he's someone i trust (so i knew he wasn't lying...
  5. Crosstourer has landed

    News
    I had no idea what to expect from the Crosstourer. But no matter what I wrote about it, I knew what I could expect from comments on xrv.org.uk: it’s not a new Africa Twin; Honda should make a new Africa Twin. Well, the Crosstourer is not the new Africa Twin. Its seat is comfortable, for a start...
  6. Calling All French/Spanish Expats

    Travel
    I'm probably moving back from Spain to England early in the new year due to work, and as part of that will be driving an empty van from Norwich to Tarragona via Portsmouth/Caen ferry. Does anybody need anything shifting down from the UK?
  7. Clutch drag - what oil ?

    Africa Twin
    Yes, I did search forum for "clutch drag" and I did read dozens of posts, but I have to ask you again because my problem is getting worse with oil change. Last year started to notice the clutch dragging - engine pulls when it is in the first gear and clutch fully pressed. I replaced the oil...
  8. The difference between clunk! and snick...

    Transalp
    is about a quarter of a turn of the adjusters... I'd been meaning to do the job for some time, though the chain wasn't that much out of spec, but I got around to it today. Only took about a quarter of a turn of the adjusting nuts, but the difference is night and day. The bike shifts so much...
  9. Carole Nash boss walks to North Pole

    News
    David Newman, boss of Britain’s biggest biker insurance broker, Altrincham-based Carole Nash is to trek 110Km across Arctic Ocean Ice to the North Pole to raise cash for Charley Boorman-backed charity Riders for Health. Riders For Health helps health workers in Africa have effective...
  10. False neutral

    Transalp
    Every now and then my bike will false neutral between fourth and fifth (but not enough to worry me). What's the best course of action to avoid really horrid grindy noises from the gearbox if it does? I normally grab the clutch soon as I realise it's false neutralled, rev to about 5k (or wait for...
  11. Thoughts on a 700

    Transalp
    Gents Finally returned to the TA fold after an enforced absence of nearly a year. This time, I am bestride an 08 700 TA, replacing the aged 600 I had last time. Between jolly jaunts offshore, I have managed to ride it a few times and for what it’s worth herewith my opinion so far… Engine...
  12. Picking up my KTM :D

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Saturday morning was D-Day, time to pick up my new KTM (Wee Jack's old one) in Glasgow. I had to get the 05.30am tube to get to Gatwick, not many people around that early :-) After what felt like waiting forever, I finally arrived at Glasgow airport and was picked up by the guys from Avuss...
  13. Llobregat river

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi folks; Nice attempt to follow the last 40 kms of Llobregat river, which dies almost in Barcelona. We went with my pal's Dommie and my TA. Beautiful day, splendid weather (ah, spring eventually arrived :)). Nice twisty roads until the beginning of the track, in Rellinars. After smoking a fag...
  14. So anyway...

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Just picked up a '96 Dominator- I assume it previously owned by a member of this forum because there was a sticker on the fairing from last year's XRV.org rally. I've ridden bikes for maybe 20 years, but this is only the second trail bike I've owned; I'd forgotten how much fun they are to ride...
  15. Another Africa Twin problem (ignition I think)

    Africa Twin
    Hey guys, My baby is sick again. Im very un-tech savvy so this is my best attempt to write out its symptons. any advice or help would be greatly appreciated but dumb it down a bit for me if you dont mind. The first 'issue' I didnt think much of - it seemed to be a bit harder to accelerate...
  16. XR250R (1996) - gear change feel

    XR
    Hi, have just introduced myself here and now my first question. Had a first proper ride on it today and overall it feels mechanically sound but think it needs new r.wheel bearings and maybe the valve clearances checking (besides the cosmetic side of things). One thing that seemed a bit odd...
  17. SLR for sale

    For Sale / Wanted
    thinking of shifting my SLR 650 and getting something newer. anyone want it? as a cheap winter hack, bit high on mileage 61000 but 17000 mile (Allegedly) engine fitted 2000 miles ago, dynojetted HEL brake lines, gotta slight oil leak, will soon need new rear tyre, offer around £1000 96 on a P...
  18. Do yours have gear clunk ?

    Varadero
    I can hear a clunk sounds like " paa" from neutral to first when pulling from lights also when shifting from first to second. The clunk from neutral to first is quite often there but not always. Mine has just done 2k after last service. I have been told using oils with higher viscosity...
  19. Clutch problems ?

    Dominator / FMX
    Here's hoping someone's gone through this and recognises the symptoms. The clutch wire adjustment nut at the handle is as far out as it will go. Running cold I don't have a problem changing down, but when the engine is hot shifting is almost impossible ! With the engine running, and the bike in...
  20. I have finally got my first AT!..

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, After two and a half (long) months of searching, I have finally bought an AT! It is standard (apart from topbox) with 13000 miles on the clock. It was the 3rd one I looked at. I bought it from Hereford, its new home is now the edge of Dartmoor. I serviced it shortly after I got...
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