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  1. XRV 650 leaking coolant between barrels

    Africa Twin
    Hi all! My bike is leaking coolant from the little joining pipe between the 2 barrels - can it be fixed in situ, or is an engine out job? Usually Google is my friend, but I need help in a hurry!thanks for any / all replies TA!
  2. SLR Carb bowl removal in situ possible??

    Dominator / FMX
    I need to change my carb float needle as its leaking, is it possible to remove the bowl to get access or must I remove complete carb from bike which is a bit of a PITA Any quick advice appreciated Thanks
  3. Steering adjustment? XL650V 2001

    Transalp
    Well now i'm going to tackle the re grease and adjustment of the steering. Can it be done with the handle bars in situ? And does the top Yoke have to be removed. In the manual it says the it does, but just wondered if it can be done without. Regards Pete
  4. XL700 front wheel spindle seized in situ

    Transalp
    Hi folks I need to fit some new shoes on my XL700 but cant get the front wheel out for love nor money. So far I have slackened the half bracket and removed the brake calipers. When I attempt to slacken the front axle I can get maybe 3/4 of a turn on it before it goes tight. The opposite end...
  5. Shock Sock

    Varadero
    Anyone recommend a shock sock for a 2005 Vara please? Preferably one that can be fitted with the shock in situ :-)
  6. Engine paint on 2002 AT RD07

    Africa Twin
    The clutch cover on my 2002 is a showing signs of corrosion under the existing paint, so I'm going to clean it back and prime and paint it in situ. Can anyone advice what shade of paint (probably from Halfords) matches the existing Honda paint?
  7. alternator side oil

    Dominator / FMX
    I broke down yesterday On inspection The alternator side is filled with engine oil not good ! Is it a complete engine out split engine? Obviously a seal has gone, to replace it can I do it with the engine in situ? Do I need special tools? or can I use a 3 legged puller? to drag the rotor...
  8. Welding pannier frame when mounted to bike - any problems?!

    Transalp
    I am modifying a pannier frame and need some advice re TIG welding in situ please. I have modified one of the frame mounting arms and the best/easiest way to get it in the correct position relative to the rest of the pannier frame for welding is to have it all mounted on the bike so that the...
  9. sidestand Fatfoot extension

    Bodgers Corner
    I parked my AT at the weekend and saw the sidestand slowly sinking into the dirt, moved the bike and was ok. I have memories of collapsing bikes at festivals and rallies. So being at work I leapt into action. Plasma cutter a sheet of 3mm galvanized steel plate and a felt pen. Oh and cordless...
  10. XL 250 K3 she no start

    XL
    I have a 76 XL250 K3 (8500 miles from new)that is complete and original, except for the exhaust which is a stainless aftermarket one, but I have an original now to put on when I get it to run.I bought it non-running, there was a stripped thread on the carb to head mount, so I helicoiled...
  11. Oil change without bashplate removal

    Transalp
    Hi Am about to change the oil on my xl700 for the first time (it has been done previously by Honda but I am trying to save money on their services). I have the SW Motech crash bars on the bike and the Honda fog lights - both of which have to be removed in order to take off the plastic sump...
  12. Any ideas? 1993 Yamaha Super Tenere XTZ750 (bent) and sidecar (not bent)

    What's it worth?
    Warning: I think this may well end up being a pretty long post! So... I've always been impressed with the breadth of knowledge of the posters on these forums - however the following questions are so vague and open-ended that if you lot can answer them I will be looking forward to your future...
  13. Tuscany 2013

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    This is probably the longest notice ever given but I am thinking of going back..........I will probably want to take the quickest route there and maximize the time I have "in situ" hopefully also spend some time with my family (anyone else tagging along may want to skip that as it is fairly...
  14. Changing discs

    Africa Twin
    I have bought a set of original discs for the RD04. Whats the easiest way to change them over? Is unbolting them in situ easier? My main issue however is how to prop the bike up on the centre stand to do it. Is there a good way to do it?
  15. Countershaft plug missing or not?? advice needed

    XR
    Also posted in mechanical section. I just been reading an interesting rebuild on advrider and the guy who was rebuilding his engine found an end plug that he thought came from the end of the countershaft in the transmission. In the end he had to order a new shaft as the sprocket spline was...
  16. Countershaft plug missing or not?? advice needed

    Mechanical Advice
    I just been reading an interesting rebuild on advrider and the guy who was rebuilding his engine found an end plug that he thought came from the end of the countershaft in the transmission. In the end he had to order a new shaft as the sprocket spline was nacked , when the new shaft arrived sure...
  17. Cam chain tensioner

    Varadero
    With my new purchase of a Vara with 47,000 miles and no history I was wondering if there's anything that should have been done apart from the usual servicing? A mate has told me this: hello Jerry. i have got a pic of the cct's mate insitu on a vara 1000 engine, if yours look like this get them...
  18. Oh FFS!

    Africa Twin
    Left the XRV at Sal's over the weekend while we visited her folks. Went by train as the XRV is waiting for a new end can. Came back to find some ****ebag had tried to nick it. The ignition barrel cover was sitting on the tarmac beside it. Barrel completey gone. Yet again the abus disk lock was...
  19. nx650 gear shaft

    Dominator / FMX
    hi all.....my gear shaft has worn out,so,does anyone know where i can get a replacement,i cant seem to find a supplier,and secondly,can i replace it with engine in situ or do i have to take engine out of frame? ta in advance :)
  20. fork legs

    Transalp
    hello all, Just bought an 08 alp that has been standing for a while, unused. I notice some light rust and slight pitting on the forks, I have used some engine oil on a light cloth and the bulk has come off. There are a few tiny specs that remain. Has anyone any ideas on how to remove them...
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