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  1. Transalp
    Hi all, I'd originally posted this thread on advrider.com before I was pointed over here as somewhere that might be able to give a bit more help. I'm going to simply copy and paste the first couple of updates from that thread over here and see if you guys can offer me a bit of guidance on how...
  2. Transalp
    I decided to change my coolant recently and found that when i replaced the drain bolt with a new washer it wouldn't tighten properly. I removed the bolt and found that what appeared to be the thread from inside the drain bolt hole had come away and onto the bolt. I decided to buy a new bolt to...
  3. XR
    Hi guys, a quick one. I've been trying to resolve my XRs fueling problem for a while now. It's main issue is that it conks out. If I rev it and let the throttle snap back, it tends to simply die. Whereas if I gently roll off, it stays running. I'm running #168 main and #62 pilot jets, clip...
  4. Africa Twin
    Hi, failed the MOT yesterday :cry: due to uneven braking at the front. I can feel that the braking is uneven (as you apply slight pressure to come to a stop it feels like the disc is warped) but didn't really feel it was an issue. The MOT man did... So...what to do? I removed both discs and...
  5. Africa Twin
    hi,gathering information on wheels,new rims needed soon,specially front. im simply not going to be paying hundreds n hundreds for an alloy rim this time round,they appear to be having a laugh imo,so ive been looking at steel rims and wonder if theres a uk supplier who would have the right sizes...
  6. Transalp
    New here so hello to all :thumbright: I just bought a 1994 Transalp 600 ,and have been fixing a few age related issues. One issue I still have is that although the bike runs fine the tacho does not go past 1500rpm. I saw posts on other sites (after a google search for tacho issues) where...
  7. Africa Twin
    My headlights stopped working because a wire came loose from the back of the fusebox.(see pic) Probably I can simply stick the wire back where it came from and squeeze the metal clamps tight again. As you can see on the pic the clamps (where the wire should be fitted) are visible in the...
  8. Varadero
    I have the SDO2 model (2008 with ABS. My service manual is for an SDO2 but is from 2003. It does not cover the ABS model. Removal of the rear shock is straight forward on the non ABS model. Simply remove the upper bolt via the right hand side of the bike. On ABS models the right side is a...
  9. Africa Twin
    My bike already had a Remus Revolution muffler. Nice and light, but also perhaps a bit too noisey even with the db killer. Seeing that the DR 650 crowd seemed to have experimented with GSXR / Hayabusa muffler with great success, I decided to to try something. Fit a Suzuki SV1000 muffler on my...
  10. Transalp
    Spotted on't'interweb ... “So, around your house you’ve probably got those handy liquid soap dispensers, the ones with the little push pump on the top. Well don’t throw them away when finished because that pump is absolutely perfect to bleed brakes with. Simply attach a tube to the bleed nipple...
  11. XR Technical Specs
    Looking to convert my XR400 from KMH to MPH and would like opinions on best route (not wanting to simply add sticker on face of speedo) Option 1: Is there a difference between the speedo drives at the front wheel between KMH and MPH machines, if so if I bought an MPH version would then make the...
  12. Africa Twin
    Hi all, glad to see this page alive and well. I left a number of years ago after my old RD04 (pictured above) tried to give up the ghost I gave it to my mechanic as a thank you for all his years of sweat, toil and blood charging me mates rates. I went over to a ....ahem.....im sorry..... a...
  13. Transalp
    Just gave my 2009/2010 XL700 a really good clean. My forks are a bit battered and I looked at them closely with the aim of simply giving then a quick sand and a coat of hammerite. I noticed an odd mark on the axle clamp and upon closer inspection it turned out to be a crack running most of the...
  14. Africa Twin
    Determined to get bike on the road before summer is over:-P Replaced the main wire loom on my XRV750 RD04 1990 and found that one of the connectors on the new loom is different from the connector on my old loom. I believe the connector is question is for the 'Indicator Relay' (but not 100%...
  15. Transalp
    hi everyone i'm new to the forum! I have recently got hold of a transalp 650. Stupidly I dropped it on its right hand side while taking it off its centrestand. iT WAS a controlled drop not a sudden one. it lay there for about 1 hr before I could get help to lift it off again. When I restarted it...
  16. Dominator / FMX
    Looking for some help, I've taken off swing arm and linkage + rear shock, all nicely painted and putting it back together now. Issue I have is it seems the bike has shrunk or the shock has grown - I'm about 2in out at the bottom. Original shock and parts all being reused. Anyone know what...
  17. For Sale / Wanted
    Dear All, I have upgraded communication system on the bikes, and am now working with bluetooth headsets. I have done this not because they are better than autocom, but because I share helmets across bikes, and the autocom system does not allow this easily....If I had one bike, I would still...
  18. For Sale / Wanted
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  19. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi there, when I relocated from Switzerland back to the UK last Year I brought my trusty old Africa Twin with me. Unfortunately some things changed and I simply have no time space and use for it any longer. I never got around to get it MOT'd and registered over here, so it is still on a Swiss...
  20. For Sale / Wanted
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