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  1. Dominator / FMX
    just for my curiousity,what's the function of this bit, called a "silicon regulator"? everytime i see it, i always wonder. i thought it was some sort of fuse! if some one can answer then i could sleep better at night!
  2. Bodgers Corner
    I finished my chainoiler bodge. I put 200 miles on it today and it works surprisingly well. What it ISN'T is pretty. My bike is a 1990 Transalp with many Africa Twin bits. It's like this because the ATs were never imported to cruiser-happy America and poor sods like us have to build our own...
  3. Transalp
    Read somewhere on this forum about using vaseline on the rims ... I mentioned it for a flight mechanic, and he was not very impressed. In normal vaseline there is acids he explained, and thereby corrosion might occur. I was recommended WD40 instead and will go for some silicon spray on the...
  4. Africa Twin
    Right ever since my AT clocked 50 000 problem free miles about two weeks ago all of the sudden it started with problems. Great I thought it served me fine now it is knackered :rolleyes: First symptoms was irregular dropping in revs and splutter, cough missing was the order of the day. One...
  5. Africa Twin
    I was treating my RD04 to new front pads, complete caliper clean up, and fresh fluid today; which was an absolute doddle and I finished the whole job in less than an hour. The caps, pins, and bolts came out soooo easily that it is the best ever advertisement for Copperslip, and Motul Brake...
  6. Transalp
    Riding Monday and the speedo needle starts vibrating....then about 10 miles later starts jumping....then about 5 miles later lays down and dies.....CRAP. I know what this is. The dreaded Transalp speedo drive gear failure. Drive ring ordered that afternoon from the friendly local dealer. The...
  7. Chatter
    Finally arrived on Saturday ... a whopping 3 months and a retrun to the manufacturer after the initial purchase. The note attached ... "No Fault Found" ... Oh well, time to break out Mr Silicon sealer. Now it can sit proud on its Touratech Bar mount whilst I ride the ardious commut to work :)
  8. Chatter
    Trying to fit the @ rubber boot over the facet fuel pump. Been at it over an hour, with no progress, lots of scraped hands, bent screwdrivers, 3 hernias. Tried microwaves, boiling water, fairy liquid, silicon spray, knifes from the kitchen drawer. Short of hand of god, what on earth am I...
  9. Africa Twin
    Ive just spent the weekend servicing my brakes to find that all the pistons were a bit tight, well seized actually, but worst of all is that part of one of the calipers has corroded so much around the edge of the piston that the first seal is partly visible (bearing in mind the first seal is...
  10. Africa Twin
    After a recent temporary WD40 dip and silicon sealing the indicator relay seems to have packed up beyond hope. The socket seems "uncar-like" so little hope for a cheap & easy replacement. The AT probably has 10 Watt bulbs anyway rather than 21 Watt in car indicators so timing would be wrong...
  11. Mechanical Advice
    I have had my share of fuel pump woes in the past on my '99 @ and now I feel I have finally solved them with the recent install of this US made solid state Facet pump. Model # 40105 The original OEM pump failed after the contacts burned out. Probably not a 'bad' pump once it was modified for a...
  12. Transalp
    Has any one else found the stalk things what push into the rubber grommet on the various panels tend to snap off? There were two broken on the side panels on the new (to me..) '99 TA, and pushing out the broken bits to repair them was a real dog, so I put a dollop of silicon grease on the...
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