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  1. Xr650r tires help

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Xr650r tyres help Hi guys just bought my xr650r couple weeks back and looking to get some new tyres. I will be using the bike for on and off road .I have had a look at maxxis IT they look good is 110/100/18 the bigest I can do ? Has anyone got suggestion on the sizes if I can go bigger or...
  2. Found: Importing a used bike from Italy to the UK

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all, This is my first post on here (this might be in the wrong forum) but i am looking for some guidance / experience. As the title suggests i am looking to import a used bike from Italy. Has anyone done this before that could give me an idea of the costs and the time process of the...
  3. RD04 throttle cable problem - help please

    Africa Twin
    Hi All. The throttle on my bike recently became stiff to the point it would stick open. Before this it was working fine and there were no changes to the routing of the cables etc. I took it apart and it all looks ok. I put oil down the lines and they are totally free. I cleaned the carb end...
  4. wiring issues

    Dominator / FMX
    hi.. im new to the forum and hope i can get some help on here. i just got a nx650 that had been stripped for painting and was never put back together, i am having trouble getting a spark,, at the cdi i have 6 wires but all the wiring diagrams i have seen only show 5? i have a 4 block connector...
  5. How to remove fuse box terminal

    Africa Twin
    My headlights stopped working because a wire came loose from the back of the fusebox.(see pic) Probably I can simply stick the wire back where it came from and squeeze the metal clamps tight again. As you can see on the pic the clamps (where the wire should be fitted) are visible in the...
  6. Fuel tap

    Africa Twin
    When putting my bike back together I found the fuel tap is leaking when in the off position, I had lost my patience in the excitement of hoping it was going to start, to open up the tap and see what was wrong. So anyway the bike fired up as normal :p but it looks like I have a sticking float...
  7. XR250 +4mm piston make??

    XR
    Hello there, I'm a newbie to the site and have an issue with my XR250 (86). After an off on an event last year it lost compression when kicking it over. If I bumped it off it ran perfectly with no loss of power but no compression. I checked the de-compressor and the valve clearances and all ok...
  8. Throttle sticking at the carbs

    Transalp
    94 Transalp. Been stood a while and prepping her for winter abuse. Thought it was cables so popped throttle off but even with the cables loose it still stuck on full - after a tug on the return it snaps back. I've oiled the cables plenty - there was oil drippping out at the carb end so it got...
  9. Rode off road!

    Dominator / FMX
    Having recently replaced the Bridgy BT45 tyres on my Dommie with a more dirt-friendly Conti Escape, I took a detour off road today. Nothing strenuous, I don't have the skills for it, just some marked Byways around Hertfordshire. Good fun, and a useful escape route if I'm ever a fugitive on the...
  10. Replacing the clutch

    Dominator / FMX
    I plan to replace the clutch springs and plates on my 99 Dommie this weekend. The problems have been: - terrible clutch action described by the MOT tester as like 'pulling on a rubber brick' - clutch sticking when cold and then releasing with a bang. - clutch slip - and now the clutch cable has...
  11. Choke lever travel on 2006 transalp 650

    Transalp
    Hi aLL, have not posted on here in ages - basically because my job has changed and my "posting time" has decreased drastically. However I now have a niggling query which needs to be tackled. can anyone post a picture of their choke lever pulled in towards the switchgear as much as it goes. I...
  12. Centre Stand

    Africa Twin
    I've riden lots of bikes in the past & most have had centre stands, but the one on my RD07A has beaten me! My last bike was a Vstrom & that seemed to have a short piece sticking out at the bottom... apply weight & up it went. But on the AT there is no bit sticking out & no amount of heaving...
  13. Faulty flasher unit?

    Africa Twin
    Last week my bike's indicators suddenly started playing up, sometimes refusing to work and at other times working at double speed as if there's a blown bulb. The unit was replaced 15 months ago. I've checked and cleaned all the connections with no change. At times I can hear the unit "ticking"...
  14. Speedometer problem

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello all, I'm having a problem with the speedo on my Dominator, hopefully someone may be able to shed some light as to the likely cause. A few days ago the speedo stopped working. I removed the cable and found it was siezed up solid, not surprisingly, the plastic drive gear in the hub was...
  15. broken bolt in fork leg

    Mechanical Advice
    DOH :lol: I purchased some new fork gaiters for my Transalp 600 from china and as I was removing my mud guard I snapped the front left retaining bolt . there is a tiny tiny bit sticking out not enough to possibly catch with a vice grips so im going to weld on a washer then weld a nut to...
  16. new RDO4 - a lot of popping on deceleration . Thoughts ?

    Africa Twin
    Hi . I'm new, and I'm straight in for some help. Hope that isn't considered poor forum etiquette! I've just bought an RD04 with a view to doing some half decent adventure rides later in the year. Sahara a back ( midlands UK) should be the first blast.. Whilst the bike seems to be pretty...
  17. 87 Transalp front brake caliper quesiton

    Transalp
    Hi everyone, Hope all is well. I just moved to Uganda and found a beat-up Transalp (but running, more or less). With a shop manual in my hand, I started to take it apart, finding out that there are many "Uganda Fix" done to it because there is no parts available here. The first thing I noticed...
  18. @T Front caliper conversion.

    Africa Twin
    I know this is an old cherry, but because it affects so many @T owners (and having done some searching) Is there a direct link to any relevant info regarding this problem please? I know the conversion for the RD04 was a CBR 600F 1995. Is there any info regarding conversions for the 07? I'm so...
  19. Sticking Dipstick!

    Dominator / FMX
    I've just picked up this rusty Vigor, amongst the catalogue of woes is that the dipstick can't be unscrewed when the oil is hot. When cold it unscrews easily enough. Has anyone else had this problem? I was thinking of dressing the threads a bit to slightly reduce the O/D, but I'm puzzled as to...
  20. Is the exhaust binding same on SLR\FX\FMX(and maybe dommie?)?

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi, I'm a Vigor's owner. This is my first thread here. :) My bike's exhaust was improved by previous owner and now the tail part looks like naked pipes(w\o sileners), which makes too much noise when riding. I found used exhaust for replacement - Wydech wydechy tłumiki Honda FX FMX 650 SLR Vigor...
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