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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. stolen crf 450x 2005

    CRF - New Forum!
    Had my crf 450x stolen last night , if you are going to look at any for sale in the future mine had a few one of marks, deep scratch on the frame near the weld on the left side , one off led headlight, home made stand headlight board had been repaired the a blue plastic piece to hold it to the...
  4. KTM fork conversion fitting Rugged roads adaptor help

    Africa Twin
    Does anyone know how to remove the lower triple clamp from a set of ktm 950 forks? I have the bearings off but the steering tube is stuck solid and my finger cant't take another whack with the lump hammer. Also when I get this off how do I fit the adaptor back in? Thanks
  5. Decoding 11 digit VIN Honda Steed 400cc

    Other Honda
    Hello! I would be glad if the forum could assist to decode an 11 digit VIN : AD016110263 This was located on the steering head of the motorcycle.
  6. Barkbusters limiting steering movement - RD04

    Africa Twin
    Hi, mt AT (Catweasel's) has barkbusters and they limit the steering. They hit the fairing before end of the normal range of movement and I think they are why my steering lock won't engage. Any tips before I start grinding bits away? Cheers, Stewart.
  7. USD forks on a transalp 700

    Transalp
    just if anyone is interested, over the winter i changed the complete front end of my TA700 with the USD front end from a 97/00 Aprila pegaso, and it was quite an easy swap, just had to change the bearings on the yoke shaft, modify the top yoke to accept the ignition switch & hiss, and fabricate...
  8. Steering 'wobble'

    Transalp
    Hi all, me again. If I'm riding my other bike, Pan European St1100 I can take my hands off the handlebars at any speed and its as smooth as silk. On the XL650 there is a very obvious wobble at around 40mph. It's not there at all if I'm holding the bars even with one hand but take both ands off...
  9. XL700V Steering Head Bearings

    Transalp
    I'm trying to find a replacement set of steering head bearings for my 700 Transalp. Preferably looking to replace the stock bearings with roller bearings. Don't suppose anyone knows where I should be looking? I've had a go at googling it but I can't find the specs for the standard bearings to...
  10. TA 650 Ignition Barrel Needed

    Transalp
    Hi All, Following the attempted theft of my Transalp a few weeks ago, I now need a replacement ignition barrel, technically it still functions but they've shattered the casing and sheared the steering lock. I cant seem to find any on eBay (not in the UK at least) and Honda suppliers I've spoken...
  11. Sat nav mounting

    Dominator / FMX
    Any tips please on how / where to mount a Garmin sat nav mount on my Dommie? On my other bikes I have used Telferizer bits to attach to either a clip-on bolt-hole or the hole in the top of the steering stem. Neither is an option on the Dommie. I'm thinking of mounting on the bars somehow /...
  12. sandblasting the frame: how to protect VIN and VIN plate

    Africa Twin
    Hello everyone Any recommendations on protecting the VIN on the steering head and the VIN plate on the back of the frame before the sandblasting?
  13. Steering bearings replacement. TA 650 2001

    Transalp
    Has anyone replaced both the top and bottom steering bearings on their TA 650? My one will fail the MOT evidently, so looking to replace them myself. Looks fairly straight forward. Are there any major problems with the job. Be great to hear from someone who has already done this. Regards Pete
  14. Fright of my life.

    Chatter
    I got the fright of my life today.:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: I made plans to take my sons bike to the local testing centre to get it approved for Danish plates. When I was on the way I thought I noticed the steering head bearings felt a bit notchy when I used the front brake. Flying along at...
  15. Locks, alarms and security

    Transalp
    Hi, I'm fairly new to biking, so far i've never let the bike out of my sight on a ride which obviously isn't ideal. Please can you advise what solutions you have? I have a motorbike chain but it weighs 12+kg so I dont know how best to transport it? Seem to think the rear rack is only rated to...
  16. XR400 Steering Lock

    XR
    I'm about to have my XR frame powder coated and need to remove the steering lock barrel from the frame. I don't have the original key but do have a new lock to replace it with. Short of drilling the lock out, is there any way of removing the lock?
  17. Is an XRV 650 ignition switch same as XRV750

    Africa Twin
    XRV650 ignition switch XRV750 I am doing up my 1988 XRV 650 and the steering lock has been 'removed' out of the combined ignition switch/steering lock. The ignition switch still works. Is there a steering lock replacement 'barrel' or do I need a new switch. I have seen replica switches for the...
  18. Fork rebuild advice?

    Dominator / FMX
    I'll be taking my Dominator off the road this winter for a few jobs - steering head bearings and whilst I'm there, refresh the forks. Working ok, but I wouldn't be surprised if they haven't been touched since new - and it's a RD02 from 96 or something! Any advice on recommended new springs/...
  19. RD07 Front rim offset. ????

    Africa Twin
    Guys, some help please. Is the front rim on an RD07 offset when fitted? I'm guessing no as it would make for some interesting steering and handling issues. I've just got around to fitting my replacement front wheel to the AT. I bought it second hand and it's been relaced with new spokes before...
  20. Swap: Swap; Suzuki TL1000s. For an NX650 Dommie.

    For Sale / Wanted
    I love my TL but all my riding is around town and it's just frustrating! Im looking to buy a big traily so I thought Id put the offer out there. !998 TL1000s. -Ohlins rear shock. -K-Tech fork internals. -Yoshi pipes -steering damper -new battery. -C&S 500 miles ago. -Long MOT The paintwork...
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