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  1. Suitable tyres

    Hello, I am wondering which tyres others use that would give good onroad and offroad performance. I apologize that I cant tell you what's on her now as i didn't look when i bought her recently though they are road tyres.... I did a small spin up a forest track last week and was quite impressed...
  2. Which dual tyre

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Hello, I am wondering which tyres others use that would give good road and offroad performance. I apologize that I cant tell you what's on her now as i didn't look when i bought her recently. I did a small spin up a forest track last week and was quite impressed, but i felt a little bit more...
  3. Wind buffeting

    Hi All, so I just fitted a Givi top deflector, all good so far. Went for a spin and certainly it works very well, but I found I was getting wind in the chin/neck area, particularly on right hand side mainly Out with throttle hand , and it seems to be coming in from the hand guard / brake fluid...
  4. For sale: Leo Vince xl700 connector pipe

    Hi, I haven't been around for a while, having sold the transalp to my brother. He uses it mostly for touring, and so finds the setup of connector pipe and Leo Vince exhaust a bit loud (but it's great fun for hooning around). I've reinstalled the original HEAVY! silencer box for him and am now...
  5. Deep Joy!

    Africa Twin
    just agreed to buy a 97 RD07a with 20k on the clock, needs a bit of tlc and a few things put back to original, but nothing too major. One very happy individual.......deep joy! was great to jump on it today and have a spin around, felt like an old pair of shoes....very comfortable. pictures:
  6. Went for a spin today

    Africa Twin
    Went for a spin, popped round me mates and his neighbour showed up on the new @. Don't think he even knew mine was an africa twin. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  7. Newbie with a transalp

    Hi all I've been lurking in this forum for a few months, bought an xl700 transalp three weeks ago and enjoying it, living in Welshest Wales helps a lot, went for a spin up the Elan valley yesterday and had great fun despite appalling weather. Jon
  8. A spin at last

    Dominator / FMX
    Had my 1990 domi back from the mechanic last week with a full service and new MOT ( 1st one since 1993 ) Taxed online and away to go. First spin was over the Cray to Sennybridge for a coffee and then back home through Llandovery. I cruised between 50 and 60 and took her up to 70 briefly and came...
  9. Wanted: RD04 Fuse Box Cover wanted

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi Peeps Took the RD04 out for a spin last night and have lost the fuse box cover near the clocks Does any one have one around? Regards Paul
  10. Brass nuts

    Dominator / FMX
    Nothing to do with cold weather! On the back of the headlight surround on the Dommie there are four nuts set into the plastic, into which the instrument / surround screws go. They're like short brass barrels with a threaded hole, and they're machined / knurled on the outside to help them grip...
  11. Carb problem.

    Dominator / FMX
    I am still having a problem getting my carb set up right. Jnr arrived today with a couple of plugs for me and I had charged the battery up. A couple of days ago I put a thinnner washer under the carb needle and screwed the idle jet screw so its only 1.5 turns out. I took the bike for spin and...
  12. XR400 - Holding Flywheel Whilst undoing bolt

    Hi all, I am trying to remove the flywheel and having problems stopping the flywheel spinning whilst removing the flywhell bolt. The motor is out of the frame for a crank swap. I have a pair of the long molegrip type clamps that can be used to remove the clutch or flywheel and am locating the...
  13. Brakes and headlight upgrades?

    Africa Twin
    After a spin over to the Stafford show with my dad resulted in a small interfacing of my @twin with the back of his 1200rt, I figure it's time to look at the brakes and upgrade them, I already have stainless lines to each calliper, the front discs are original and the pads are new ebc organics...
  14. Ok now Cush drive rubbers on the way out

    This morning in Georgia I did the chain and my friend took her for a spin. There is no garage able to take the rear wheel off and wrap them. Wondering what my best course of action is? No man is truly married until he understands every word his wife is NOT saying.
  15. Rear hub rubber dampers (white stuff inside)

    Hi, I just finished rebuilding my rear wheel. Whilst off, I thought I'd check the dampers. Was sure they would not need replacing, but thought I might as well check whilst I had the wheel in pieces. They look perfect, but I noticed there was a ton of what looked like white wax inside the hub...
  16. Dominator Oil Temperature

    Dominator / FMX
    I've just fitted an oil temperature gauge, one of those screw in to replace the dip stick jobs, and went for a spin yesterday to check it out... Air temp was about 10deg C, riding on country roads to begin with temp peaked at about 90deg, then when sitting stuck in town traffic it went up to...
  17. small spin tmorrow...

    Africa Twin 2nd one i've done but this ones for charity, namely Bloodbikes West out here in the west of ireland. they have a bike named after my very special daughter so me and 2 friends said we'd try to put something back. over 1000 miles in under 24hrs on an africa...
  18. Is it normal?

    Africa Twin
    I have no front sprocket on and after servicing the bike stated it up, the bike is in neutral, the neutral light is on, but the shaft was spinning around. I didn't test to see if any resistance as I didn't want to rip my fingers off. Is this normal or its it a clutch problem?
  19. '94 XTZ 660 Starter motor hardly turns even without load -- rebuild or replace

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi! I own an XTZ 660 with starter motor problems. I have eliminated the following methodically: Grounds are good Power is getting through Solenoid is good Starter clutch is good If I take the starter motor cover off and remove the gears between the starter and the crank, I can turn the starter...
  20. A wiltshire bimble

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Went for a spin today taking in a few of Wiltshires easy Byways. Ideal big trailie country as its been dry for a while: One horse at Devizes Towards Cherhill Another horse! This time near Milk Hill Pewsey way Into my fave bluebell wood Westwood near Marlborough Along the Ridgeway only...