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  1. Steering bearing replacement advice needed

    Africa Twin
    Has anyone here replaced their steering head bearings? If so...how did you remove the bearing 'race' that is on the lower yoke? This thing... The internet suggests - using a chisel - using an angle grinder - using a dremel - using two screwdrivers - using some sort of special tool so...how...
  2. Steering bearing replacement advice needed

    Transalp
    Has anyone here replaced their steering head bearings? If so...how did you remove the bearing 'race' that is on the lower yoke? This thing... The internet suggests - using a chisel - using an angle grinder - using a dremel - using two screwdrivers - using some sort of special tool so...how...
  3. For Sale: Honda Transalp wheels with Enduro tires.

    For Sale / Wanted
    Very good wheels. Disc rear. Single disc front, with disc. Matching dates, (7/91). As new Enduro tires Rear. Heidenau 130/80T-17 Enduro. Maxxis Maxx Enduro Pro 90/90-21. front. (tires alone would cost £120). Gold anodizing has faded, particularly on the rear but the rims are very sound. Even...
  4. For Sale: 3 part luggage set - NONFANGO - For/From Africa Twin XRV750

    For Sale / Wanted
    Here I have a 3 part set of Nonfango hard luggage. It was removed from a 2002 XRV750 but you may know if it will fit other models. There is a 52 litre top box which will take 2 full face helmets and 2 panniers which are a sort of teardrop shape, one end narrower then the other. the top plate...
  5. My FMX tracker project

    Dominator / FMX
    Thought I’d post a couple of pictures of progress so far. I picked up a tatty FMX in March 18 and since the have been slowly rebuilding it in the style of a tracker / Scrambler hybrid. Still lots of tidying to do but the basics are now done and I like the direction it’s going. It’s all my...
  6. XL700 Mainstand

    Transalp
    I've just had to have my XL700 Transalp in for a service. They've informed me that the main stand is knocking against the frame and the cat because it is missing a "bump stop". Must admit that I recall it banging when you put it up but think it has done that since the day I bought it. Could...
  7. rear brake light switch issues

    Africa Twin
    The brake light switch unit that sits behine the frame, moves when | put the rear barke on and hence doesnt activet the light. it sort of moves backwards at an angle. If I hold it in place the light works but then stays on until I let it go. Any ideas on how to sort this? I thoght of a zip tie...
  8. 1999 XL600V Nissin front brake caliper advice please

    Transalp
    Hi again, Wondering is anyone could guide me on this: I need a new caliper (the one on the right at the front). Can you still get a new one and or do I need to get a used one? If I get a used one, is this part specific to this model Transalp or can I search other (perhaps) more common bikes...
  9. riding to Dartmoor area

    Africa Twin
    So I may be taking a ferry over to Dover from Belgium in a couple of weeks. Was thinking of going up to the Bath area but now just thinking of taking a left off of ferry in Dover and heading out towards Exeter or such. Really don't have a plan per se just trying to get a little riding in. How's...
  10. Insurance good throughout Europe?

    Africa Twin
    I am hoping to spend a couple of days heading to Bath , England towards end of May on bike. Does my insurance i have in Belgium cover me over there since it is part of European Union? Or do I need some sort of supplemental insurance ? Thanks
  11. For Sale: Africa Twin RD07 1994 ENGINE

    For Sale / Wanted
    Africa twin engine 1994 cosmetically in excellent condition was bought by myself but never run, in my opinion has had a new output shaft fitted so I felt if someone took the time to replace the shaft it should be a superb engine if I needed one. The guy I bought it from said it was a good...
  12. Exaust tape/paste

    Africa Twin
    I finally ordered and recieved my new Arrow PD exhaust. Looking forward to getting it installed but Curious about what I call exhaust tape that is very similar to putty sort of. Does anyone use it over here? I notice a lot of folks using exhaust paste but that looks to be a messy setup. Any...
  13. Advice for bodging Pelicase as top-box on CRF1000

    Africa Twin
    So, I have a (cheap knock-off) Peli style box just sitting there unused in the shed - quite big, enough to probably fit 2 helmets in, possibly. Was intended for dSLR & lenses in boot of car etc., but using something else (a smaller, actual deli case) instead. So, was thinking of bolting it on...
  14. Recovered my seat at last

    Dominator / FMX
    Having put off attempting my seat recover for three months i have at last done it. Firstly a massive thank you to bounder who kindly sent me a sheet of vinyl and posted detailed instructions. If you are thinking of having a go don't be feared of it as i was, just get your self a decent staple...
  15. Is the NX250 a sort of mini Dominator? Or a mini TransAlp?

    Dominator / FMX
    I've found a nice NX250, 1988 near me. Tempting even with the tiny wheels (16 inch). Is there a forum where convos about it might be found? It's also sold worldwide as the AX-1 and listed occasionally in the US as a Dominator... and I'm in the US. Thanks for any leads... t
  16. Dommie rebuild question

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello i'm planning to replace the piston rings , valve seals and sort the head along with replacing the timing chain set on my dommie. My question is , can all of that be done while the engine is in the frame?? thx
  17. LED's Indicators

    Africa Twin
    Just a quick question i have fitted my LED indicators ,i have gone through the hazzard warning light syndrome ,bought a LED compatable flaher relay ,to find the indicators only work when i remove the dash light (indicator),so i bought a small t5 LED bulb for the dash display now the dash...
  18. swapping dominator engines

    Dominator / FMX
    my engine is a 1990 ish motor my question is can I fit any of the variant of motor.I see some later ones have some sort of valve thing fitted on the left hand side of the barrel what is this. My motor needs a rebore by the sound of it (rattles badly at low revs under load,I assume piston slap)...
  19. XR 125 LED 3P connector

    XR
    Hello Has anyone changed their indicators to LED ones and what is the relay that will work properly ie proper 'flash' rate ...I notice it's a 3P on the XR L6 and that there are only 2 pins wired in ones I've seen on ebay? I'm not very clever with electrics,but is this the kind of thing I should...
  20. Rough running?

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi I'm experiencing some rough running whilst the engine is ticking over I think it's referred to as hunting, it also seems to miss fire occasionally on a steady throttle at around 2000 rpm with a soft sort of wet fart backfire on the overrun. Can anyone put there finger on a reason for these...
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