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  1. Output shaft renewal

    Transalp
    Started to change the output shaft on my 700 XL. All the bolts holding the chrome heat shields and the painted heat shields were sized in so that took me around 4 hours to do, I’m a slow worker, drill out re-tap the holes and order new bolts. The rest went as I expected it to no real drama...
  2. Rear wheel axle tool dimensions - RD03.

    Africa Twin
    It's been a little while since I had the rear wheel of my RD03 off, and now I want to order some combined tyre levers and axle wrenches. Can anyone here tell me the dimensions I need? I seem to recall that it is 17mm and 24mm? I am currently in Scotland, and my bike is back home in Norway...
  3. XL600 LMF Original Tyres

    XL
    Hi All Im new to the forum so if I ask a silly question forgive me! Im just bought a 1986 XL600 LMF, a little ruff round the edges, but original UK twin headlight version, Im going to try and bring it back to original so need a few things, one thing I was looking for were the original tyre...
  4. 700 TA

    Transalp
    Hi, Got a 2008 700 TA in december, stuck it in the garage - the Mrs has then filled the garage with crap so I can't get in from the garden and the youngest's car has broken down in front so I can't get in the front, hence the possibly silly question. Want to get a paddock stand for it (cheaper...
  5. RD08 Exhausts

    Dominator / FMX
    Just bought an RD08, really nice to ride and goes well. 99% of it is in good order, however the exhausts (pipe to muffler) are shot. my first peak under the side panels last night revealed a very sorry state of affairs (much disappointment). Been looking around and I cannot decide on a course...
  6. Another silly video - Filming your next adventure.....

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, Yet another video.... As the bike season is upon us and our thoughts turn to ADV Riding / Touring, what camera will you be buying to capture the big trip? Don't be buying a DJI Osmo...... sigh..... :(
  7. !992 RD02 Dominator

    What's it worth?
    Having built this bike for my son a few years ago when I got sick and thought I was on borrowed time I was wondering how much it would be worth.. New parts: Wiseco PIston. Digital Speedo. Chain and Sprockets. Wilbers Shock. Shock linkage bearings. Wheel bearings New CDI Leo Vince stainless...
  8. Probably a very silly question - XL700 reserve tank/switch - fuel questions

    Transalp
    Sorry I have googled but no firm conclusion. XL700 2009 - is there a 'reserve' tank? If yes, where is the switch to chose it? Also do you have to fill it separately or just in the normal hole? Yes...this is my first proper bike :occasion8: p.s roughly how many miles should I get from a full tank?
  9. Yet another silly video.....again!

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I eventually bought the Batzen Screen Adjuster for the AT CRF1000L :D Seemed a good opportunity for another video...... Have a laugh, might have been slightly hung-over :thumb: Oh, mic went dodgy in places....
  10. Yamaha 26CPY Competition Yellow

    Chatter
    Does anyone know where I can get hold of a litre of Yamaha Competion Yellow 2K paint like Kenny Roberts used back in the day when we were young, free ,single and happy.:D:D:D I believe its called 26CPY but I would like the paint code if anyone knows it and address of a place that will ship to...
  11. Another silly video I've made :) My Africa Twin ADV Part 1

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, The penny has eventually dropped - I'll not be going to Mongolia or Morocco on my new Africa Twin or having 40,000 mile RTW experience :( But, do you really need to ride so far to have your own little adventure? :D Have a laugh at my latest silly video.....
  12. Dominator plastics

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi Guys, Been wanting to ask this for a while but feel its a silly question. Are the Dominator plastic parts painted or is the moulding dyed during the manufacturing process. Seems to me dyed (if correct term). I know different people have different views on the plastics and their...
  13. New guy from Barossa Valley South Australia

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi all, Go back 16 years..... I was walking with my wife and saw my first XL1000V. I definitely remember saying how it looked like something I'd like to own. Last Saturday, I bought one on a whim. :D It's a1999 model with 64000km on the clock, genuine luggage, 2 screens, Ohlins shock, SWM...
  14. My daft movie - CRF1000L

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, long time no speak! Been faffing around over summer on my new AT - Uploaded a silly video of my on my trip to Ireland :D 746 miles in 3 days. Anyway, have a laugh - I can really recommend the run from Larne > A2 > Derry > N56 > Gweedore > N56 to Donegal :D:D:D:D Everyone so friendly, go...
  15. Silly question, I'm sure ...

    Africa Twin
    I'm looking at getting some new rings for the AT, but I see 3 sets available. What is the number they're defined by? Is it the gap at the opening of the rings, or the thickness? And what's the practical difference between them? Have a look...
  16. Windshield Spacer. the right way to mount

    Varadero
    Sorry for the silly question this double spacer , the big part should be on the bottom of the windshield or the top ? i put the big part on the bottom but i feel it's wrong as there is a big hole that the small part can get out through when you have a lot of vibration. can anyone check his/her...
  17. Insurance on vin plate in the UK

    Insurance
    Can anyone recommend an insurance company that will insure on the vin plate ? My son has just got a bike from Germany and after some insurance before getting it registered. He's already had a few silly quotes and even a few that said would insure it but won't let him ride it until it's...
  18. Oil & stuff

    Discounts / Deals
    I've probably mentioned this before. Smith & Allan in Darlington great priced oils, paints, wd40, waxoil etc. They often have monthly discount codes on farcebook. Eg, 2x5l of their own branded 10/40 semi synth motorcycle oil to ma spec, I've just paid under £26 inc vat (collected - they do mail...
  19. Arrived today!

    Africa Twin
    Tucked up in the garage! :) Now the silly questions start... Came with 3 keys - the large Honda one is obvious, starts the bike, opens the fuel cap & the seat catch; but what do the other 2 do? Any ideas? Also, there's no user manual or service book. Does anyone know if they can be bought...
  20. Fitting a Givi top box

    Dominator / FMX
    Can anyone help? I have a '96 model and Givi only list Base plates from 1988-92 and '92-94, however rhe plate is the same for both bikes. Sounds a silly question, but does anyone know if this plate (E200) Will fit a later bike. Also, does anyone know if the grab-handles changed fitting-wise...
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