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  1. Raising AT RD04, sudden clutch slip

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys. I don't see how this makes sense ... but let me ask! After installing kitpeds raiser kit (+6cm front and back) & removing db killer, my clutch slips. Before I had no issue whatsoever (RD04 from 1992 with 87000km). I checked for free play on the clutch lever and there is more than...
  2. Starting issues

    Africa Twin
    My RD07A have started to behave strange when it is cold. It starts with full choke but dies after a while. I can start it again but slowly dies. If I add throttle it dies at once. When the engine gets warm there is no problem only when cold. It can take 15 min struggling wit hstart gas and...
  3. Honda xr 125 wiring

    XR Technical Specs
    Hi, I have been given a xr 125 field bike no engine number frame number etc. The bike is a basket case and i am slowly getting it back together the engine is electric start not kick start could somebody point me in the direction of a suitable wiring diagram for this bike please. Worth...
  4. XR200 rear wheel problem

    XR
    So i have a Honda XR200 that I am slowly rebuilding I am no expert when it comes to motorbikes. I am currently working on the brake side of the rear wheel I have fitted the brake hub but I have noted that there is still a gap on the wheel when the brake is on and i don't know what part I need...
  5. Battery dead after being stood for a while

    Transalp
    94 Translap Had her stood for a couple of months while I slowly worked my way through a service - valves etc Battery was putting out 4v yesterday . . .. Haven't been able to charge the battery yet but did get enough in it to get her up to 10 or so volts - at this voltage you could hear the...
  6. For Sale: Inner tubes fs/free

    For Sale / Wanted
    Slowly having a clearout New 17'' Michelin Airstop fits 110/70/80/90, 120/70/80 £8 Michelin Airstop new/little used fits 120/90 130/80 140/70 - 17 £8 Used & patched twice B'stone fits 110/120/130 -17 free Used and patched twice Michelin looks little used 110/120 - 17 free New vee rubber...
  7. AT for long long trip

    Africa Twin
    hello guys, Me and my mate are planing to do a trip to Mongolia next year in May, so we are starting slowly over the winter to prepare my old RD04, so I was wondering what I should put most attention into preparing bike and what spare parts I should take with me? I would appreciate any advice Val
  8. Check your airbox!! Perished carb tubes

    Africa Twin
    I'm still slowly rebuilding my bike. Luckily I decided to give the airbox a wipe over with a rag and saw that the tubes have perished and come away from the main body. The one that looks worse, I pulled to make sure I wasn't imagining things. I figured if it's actually fine it won't tear, and...
  9. Pillion grab rails

    Transalp
    Anyone have any ideas on what grab rails would fit a 2001 Alp? I'm slowly turning it into my version of a TransRat. I've taken off the rear rack and replaced the rear indicators, now I need a front fairing. I'm thinking of getting the Puig Alien one with the stacked headlights and either...
  10. Fizzle, sizzle and hiss

    BMW
    is the noise my airhead make since it was washed last week. Water is sitting in the gap between the rocker cover and head (above the centre bolt) and slowly boiling away. Now without taking the cover off again for a look, should there be a way for the water to escape or does it just sit there...
  11. Slowly getting there...

    Chatter
    In August - under docs orders i started a health kick, a target weight loss of 5 stone was imposed along with a strict diet - so far I have lost just over 3 and a half stone, I've got my blood pressure from sky high to 124/70 and my cholestral down to 4.7 but best of all tonight I managed to run...
  12. Help with ECU on my transalp600v 'e' 88

    Transalp
    Hi Guys looking for some help/information about ECU's on my tran, I changed them both now and yet again it's playing up as i ride and go to put some more power out it starts to cut out, but if i easy it up slowly it will give me some power. 1. do you think it could be the ECU's again? 2. do i...
  13. Can't shift into neutral when hot

    Transalp
    Heya Recently did an oil change as I couldn't find neutral. Now I can find neutral with a cold engine (and bike stationary) but not when it's up to temperature.... any ideas? The only difference I can think of is I didn't change the filter this time round and I normally do. Can still click into...
  14. RR only charges 11.5-12.5V -- sourcing new RR and/or stator

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys! The last few weeks the RR charge voltage seem to be dipping slowly. It is now down to 11.5-12.5V depending on RPM. I haven't measured voltage from the stator yet, but I expect to replace either the stator or RR or both (and also get a new battery). I suspect the RR took some damage...
  15. You can tell it that time of year again

    Chatter
    You can tell we're starting to get better weather and there's slowly becoming more bikes on the road. This seems to be the first one of this season that i've heard of and going by the past few years i'm sure we'll have a few more through the summer months. Hate it when we hear this sort of thing...
  16. screw to adjust the suspension

    Transalp
    Hi guys, can someone explain in baby language what the screw on the side of the bike for the rear suspension does on the 650. I can understand the concept of preload which i think basically makes the rear suspension harder...the screw does not adjust this it adjusts the damping correct? but...
  17. TopBox V Standard Rack.

    Transalp
    Is there a top box I can get that fits the standard rack on my 2005 V5? I have tried looking on here but all seem to use a custom rack made by who evers topbox you use. I'm planning a trip next year so want to start slowly getting luggage. Cheers.
  18. Gone... But very slowly

    Chatter
    My tortoise 'Flash' which was a gift from my Mum and Dad on my 4th Birthday has eventually subcommand to old age and shuffled off his mortal coil today. Forty odd years I've had him and now he has gone. My kids are having a funeral tomorrow. Never mind...
  19. Getting there (slowly!)

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Sorry, no pics, but a progress report on the Vanvan for all those who are interested. Have been too busy to post before now, but it's going well :thumbup:. Had a session at a training ground to get used to riding again (it had been a long time, and new bike etc.). She seems easy to ride, the...
  20. Off topic for sale, Mervs post - slowly going NWS!!!

    Chatter
    Damn, From the title you got me all excited as I thought you had a L1A1 for sale :( Kymmy ;)
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