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  1. Digital Trip

    Africa Twin
    The digital trip on my 2003 07A has started to play games. The Clock works ok and the speedometer is fine. The digital trips work ok upto about 35 mph, then stops recording. When the speed drops it starts working again. I have checked all the plugs and sockets and opened up the trip meter and...
  2. ULEZ Question....

    Transalp
    Has anyone successfully got TFL to exempt their bikes from the new ULEZ charge? In Dec TFL said my XL650 was exempt from the charge and their "database would be updated to reflect this". So....The ULEZ charge starts in just 3 weeks and their database still shows my bike as being liable for...
  3. Need help with voltage on a 650

    Transalp
    2001 650 Brand new "motobatt" battery fitted recently, all working fine, then one cold morning it only had enough power to turn the engine over twice, then went flat. Battery recharged from the mains. then all starts fine I suspect the Oxford heated grips are killing the battery. They are...
  4. Xl250 degree

    XL
    Hi all just brought a xl250 degree and have got a running problem which is u cant go flat out as it cough and splutters (getting to much fuel) as when i take the air filter out and side panel off runs absolutely fine but if i leave air filter out and just put side panel on it starts to cough and...
  5. will not start

    Varadero
    Hello,my neighbour has a XL125 varadero think it is 2004/05 when you go to start the bike there is just a single click it does not repeat just one click coming from around the fuse box area, he bump starts the bike and it runs fine,he also says that sometimes it does start,he has ordered a new...
  6. Rd03 electrics help?

    Africa Twin
    I need the help off you experts. My rd03 runs really well. But as it gets warm after maybe few miles the neutral light starts to flicker then goes completely. Bike still running fine. But if you turn it off starting is tricky. You need to pull clutch lever in, and have stand up to restart...
  7. 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...
  8. Immobiliser

    Transalp
    I have a new-to-me 2005 Transalp V4. Having now read the users manual it stares that when I turn the ignition on the little green 'key' light (immobiliser system indicator) on the RH side of the neutral indicator should turn on for a few seconds and then go off? That does not happen. turn key...
  9. Rejetting carb for pod filter.

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi all, so Iv'e replaced the air box with a Ramair pod filter and fitted a 2 into 1 exhaust. The bike starts ok but as it warms up it coughs a bit, almost like a missfire, can't quite decide if the cough is back into the carby or through the exhaust. Can anyone tell the go to jet size for a...
  10. any easier way for those hoses?

    Transalp
    hi there i am a new biker and also new to maintenance i followed haynes and managed to change oil, oil and air filter, and spark plugs had to remove fairing and fuel tank of course now i am on my way to putting it back together and managed to put the fuel tank on and it starts up!!!! no leaks...
  11. What's it worth?

    Africa Twin
    I have an RD04 in the lovely Benneton colours. Just under 70k miles, scruffy cosmetically but all there. Starts and runs fine, clucth and brakes are fine electrics all fine, rims corroded, SS exhaust, crash bars. Either a ride as it job or ready for a cosmetic makeover. New tyres and the chain...
  12. XL500 Problems

    XL
    Hi there, I have an a 1982 xl500s trail bike. Engine has just been rebuilt - starts ok but runs erratically at low revs and gets very hot. It has had new valves, new air cut off valve in carburettor. No air leaks that I can see, carb has been cleaned, jets etc. Running out of ideas, any...
  13. Temperature gauge pointer mooves up and down!

    Africa Twin
    Hello from winter Norway! I have a question regarding the Temp gauge! When the needle points above the C or at low operating temp, the needle is "quiet" in other words does not moove like crazy up and down! When the temperator rises and the pointer passes the middle of the gauge, it starts to...
  14. poor starting on cold damp mornings

    Transalp
    XL700VA9 so not old but starts and stalls on cold & damp mornings unless revved a few times. Once running its fine and the batteries good and will keep turning it over until it starts. It's supposed to have been serviced but I'm suspecting plugs and/or air filter are the cause, what plugs do...
  15. Choke won't stay choked

    Dominator / FMX
    My Dommie's choke won't stay on, I pull in the lever for cold starts but then it just creeps open again from the vibes before the engine is warmed up. Does anyone know how to tighten it so it only closes when I want it to? The last vehicle I had with a manual choke was a 1971 Mini! The choke...
  16. TA 650 Factory Production video

    Transalp
    Starts at about 11 mins in
  17. Starting problem XLV700

    Transalp
    Hi ,my bike is from 2008 with 93000km. The last years i have sometimes that it won't start after standing still for about 30 minutes. It nevers occur after short stops like refueling or quick shop visit. Only after longer rides and certainly in the warmer months like spring and summer. So far i...
  18. nothing over tickover help HELP HELP HELP I NEED SOMEBODY, NOT JUST ANYBODY

    Africa Twin
    started fine, 3 miles down the road, engine died, tickover only. full tank of juice, fuel cap removed, both chokes blanked-off, recent new fuel filter. She'll start, but cuts out when revved. Don't understand because of the full tank & she starts. 1st week at new job & day off already, bike...
  19. Varadero 2004 - FAN / air direction question

    Varadero
    So i have this question about the direction of the Air from the FAN Vara 2004 if i'm in front of the bike and down the headlight , i go near the FAN. Should i see the Air coming out of the FAN to the outside or it should suck the Air to the inside ? can you guys check yours ( those who has...
  20. Bit of good news.

    Chatter
    I had a bit of bad news at the start of the week ,my doctor told me I had type 2 diabetes and that I had to give up alcohol and all the other stuff that I enjoy eating.:(:(:( To end the week I got a bit of better news and that is my son passed his first year as a motorcyle mechanic apprentice...
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