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  1. Fairing Inner Cover

    Dominator / FMX
    Hey guys, I came out of work a couple of weeks ago and noticed loads of plastic bits around my bike. Apparently someone knocked it over and in the process took out my R/H side indicators. Anyway, I ordered some replacement indicators, to get to the front indicator properly, I wanted to remove...
  2. Engine side cases

    Africa Twin
    My engine side cases on the RD07a are in need of tidy up / repair or replace I have a set of side cases of an RD04 that also need tidying up, spraying etc but are in better condition than the RD07a cases Before I get them done are they a direct swap or are there differences?
  3. Xr125 carb issue.

    XR
    I know it's not a real XR but.... Picked up an L6 for my good lady so she can tag along and laugh at me falling off and picking my GSA. I knew when buying that it had an issue with the carbs but reckoned a strip down clean and rebuild of the carbs would solve the issue. Wrong! I can get it...
  4. Fitting OE Handguards - last ask for advice !!!

    Transalp
    Me again.... I'm sure you're all getting board of my requests, last one - Promise ! Trying to fit the OE Hand guards to my Alp, all pretty straight forward but the bolt that goes through the leaver, choke, washers etc, isnt long enough!!! :( I cant get a QTR turn on the nut when the hand guard...
  5. help need ideas

    Transalp
    Hi guys - I have the following extra parts for my TA xl650v. 1. hand guards 2. mirrors 3. sumpguard 4. factory screen all of the above appear used and have till now been replaced by newer/after market items. However I have been toying with the idea of using/recycling them to customize the...
  6. Tank vaccum

    Transalp
    I serviced by bike over Chrimbo and have used it a couple of times but seemed to be running a bit weirdly. I attempted to take off the take last night and sprayed myself with petrol when I took the fuel pipe off. It was quite a jet of petrol. I'm guessing I must have trapped the tank breather...
  7. Handlebar grips

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi guys,,,,, me again! Thinking of spraying/changing my battle weary handlebars on my Tricolour 700 alp to a lovely blingy Gold to match the wheels. I have Honda oe heated grips and wanted to know how to remove and reuse the clutch side if it is possible. many thanks Rob
  8. Spraying plastics and composits

    Product Reviews
    Any one used this stuff? Mete page title
  9. Which one to do up?

    Africa Twin
    Going to do one project but have had both bikes for 8 year and don't know which one to spend the money on. They both look rougher than they do on the photographs and the Africa Twin is more rough than the Dominator, both are used all-year round and both are salt damaged. What is an average spend...
  10. colour scheme advice

    Transalp
    Guys, my transalp 650v is the dark red colour issued in 2006. I have just got my hands on a saddle, bash plate (oem) and a pair of hand guards (oem) for my alp...got them dirt cheap. Given that mine are still good, I was toying with the idea of reupholstering the saddle and spraying the sump...
  11. For Sale: Africa twin rd04 left hand radiator

    For Sale / Wanted
    Brought this from Kitped from this parish, a couple of months ago to fit to my RD07A - However, after cleaning it up, rubbing it all down, spraying it, baking it and trying to fit it - it doesn’t fit! pretty close but mounts don’t line up.. the bike looks like it’s been dropped at some point...
  12. Engine spraying... advice please

    Africa Twin
    I'm working on a replacement engine at the moment, which had spent its life on salty Welsh roads. There's alot of flakey paint at the front of the engine block & side cases, the rest is like new. So i dont wish to dremel the whole engine, just take it back to the good stuff. So how should i go...
  13. Transalp 07 650 key sticking in the ignition. Quick fix ?

    Transalp
    Key keeps sticking in the ignition. It wont turn at all until I jiggle it about a bit. I thought of spraying a bit of wd in it but thought against. Any clues anyone ? Had this trouble yourself ?
  14. spraying aluminium

    Mechanical Advice
    I sprayed my aluminium home made panniers last week with gray primer and made a good job so i thought and even considered leaving them as they were however i went ahead today and started spraying them black (same brand spray), however the black is mixing with the primer as if the primer is still...
  15. water based spraying

    Mechanical Advice
    Anyone tried this at home its replaceing conventional methods? Want to give it a go anything special I need to know I am assumeing there has to be some special topcoat though to stop the new paint running away? In other words idiot proof instructions please:toothy2:
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