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  1. new bars question

    Africa Twin
    I have finally received my new starbars ready for fitting at the weekend. Question I have is this....the original bars have holes for the instruments, do I drill new ones or remove the bits that slot into the holes on the instruments? cheers in advance
  2. Oval slot in rear wheel hub?

    Varadero
    Continuing my research into the Vara, and the more I read the more I'm tempted :blob8: Anyway, I've come across a couple of pics that appear to show an oval shaped slot in the hub of the back wheel...wassat then? Also, has anyone got a pic or two of the exhaust gasket and/or it's location that...
  3. For Sale: Pendle tow bar mounted bicycle carrier

    For Sale / Wanted
    Unused for 10+ years this is pretty much the same as the current model (google it). It is in 3 parts: a bracket that fits beteen your car's towing bracket and the tow ball. This is a permanent fitment and includes the longer bolts needed to fit the bracket. The two other parts are removeable...
  4. Guide to tool usage....

    Varadero
    I shoulda framed this guide to tool usage long ago!! TOOLS EXPLAINED! DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the...
  5. Any idea's for bodging a quick release top box?

    Bodgers Corner
    I've just bought one of these: And I've got one of these fitted to it: and I've just bought one of these to use as a small top box: What I want to do is make it easily removable but when fitted, to be securely held in place, initially I was just going to bolt it to the rack but my son...
  6. Carburettor problem

    Africa Twin
    Well. Here is a fine thing. In wanting to check valve clearances and carb settings/balancing I looked over the carbs to check all was well before starting the job. To my horror, I discovered that one of the fuel mixture screws was seized. Not only that but the half the head of the screw was...
  7. small inconvenience

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi People, have finished my rebuild on the dommie engine new cam chain valve stem seals, new plug, new plug cap and new ht lead.new oil new oil filter new air filter I was very careful putting it back together I have noticed although the 3 lines on the camchain sprocket all align correctly as...
  8. Take off back wheel on a Derby Terra

    Aprilia
    Hi everyone, i notice there is no forum for Derby bikes, but i believe they are owned by aprilia, so i hope this is the right place to put this post. Could anyone please tell me how to get the back wheel off a Derby Terra 125. I thought that it would just pull backwards out of the frame once...
  9. Screens

    Transalp
    Hi All Don,t know if this is any interest to members who have problems with screen size and buffeting l had this problem myself until recently even though l had a large touring screen on that is until I discovered Givi Airflow screens as many members will know there isn't a screen to fit...
  10. Varadero Igniton key switch

    Varadero
    My key switch is playing up at the moment i disconnected the connection block on the bottom of the key switch and put a screwdriver in the slot and the electrical side of it is working fine appears the tumblers in the key switch are u/s. Just bee, quoted £101.82 for a new one from David Silver...
  11. is there a list of any other parts that fit dominators?

    Dominator / FMX
    hi all i was part of the skylineowners for a few years ,one guy started a thread off which was, what parts from other models and some completly dif brands of motor vichicle fit skyline cars ,,now wouldnt it be grate if we knew like say the forks of such bike slot right into a dominator and the...
  12. New member saying hi....

    Africa Twin
    .... to you all :thumbup: If this in the wrong place please feel free to move it to the right slot. First I'd like to say what a great forum it is, have in the past few months used it as a great source of information foe A. Wising up on the Africa Twin for purchase purposes and B...
  13. Xlr 125 project winter

    XL
    Hi everybody :) I'm new to this forum and thought I'd say hi. I have a 2001 Honda xlr and thought I'd start a small progress thread. I know it's not an old xl but thought this was the best part o the forum to post in. I will upload some pics when I get near my computer but so far as the...
  14. Nx650s camshaft help!!

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi, I'm new to this forum and would welcome some help with my wee bike. I'm doing a topend rebuild and am a little confused with my findings? The camshaft appears to have quiet a bit of lateral movement causing some damage to the camshaft location. There is a slot in the cam which would suggest...
  15. 18" x 3.5" - 32 spoke - Rear Rim for Africa Twin

    Africa Twin
    Since we get asked so much for an 18" rim, we're looking at having a batch manufactured. The size will be 18" x 3.5" with a 32 hole spoke pattern specifically for the Africa Twin - which will open up the tyre choices, and allow you to run a 140 or 150 section tyre (I run a 150/70 18 Mefo...
  16. Problems fitting rear wheel after bearing change

    XR
    Sorry guys but need some help....again! I changed the wheel bearings on my xr400 and at the same time cleaned out the rear caliper (piston was pretty much seized). Anyway gone to fit rear wheel and am having issues getting spindle through caliper hanger and swingingarm slot. It's almost as if...
  17. Probelms with Varadero seat fitment.

    Varadero
    Hi. Just wondering if anyone has experienced the same probelm as me and if so how they gor around it? Just lately I noticed that the seat on my Varadero was not as comfortable as it used to be (VA08 09 reg). On investigation I noticed that the seat does not appear to be fitted properly. It is...
  18. buying a varadero

    Varadero
    Hi Guys, was shown a varadero 2005/2006 model year for sale today. I have a couple of queries please 1. is the bike fuel injected or not? there is a FI bulb on the dash, but the left handlebar console is exactly like that on the TA650 with a choke!. probably me being stupid but you dont get a...
  19. Lining up to be a goodie!

    Chatter
    Is anyone going to the Horizons Unlimited Meet in Ripley – 5th to 8th of July? It’s lining up to be a magic event for anyone interested in long distance travel. And we've just had it confirmed that the local TRF will be leading a or some trail rides! If you’ve not booked yet then you do that...
  20. xr 250 forks

    XR
    just going to start building my xr 500 twinshock crosser special and just going to re build front forks.i bought as xr 250 from a breaker. all previous front forks from my other xr.s have had a 6mm allen bolt at bottom of slider so you can take them apart,on these there is a rubber bung and a...
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