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  1. Just when things were looking better - b*llocks

    Dominator / FMX
    So the weekend was supposed to be a wife free bike stripping and rough tickover solving couple of days with maybe a cheeky ride out or two. All started well other than an exhaust valve inspection cap trying to break while being removed but I managed to remove it with only minor damage. The...
  2. Standard carb clamp sizes

    Dominator / FMX
    Sorry folks, I'm asking for help again. I'm going to hopefully be cleaning and stripping the carb this weekend and while its out i will be replacing parts as i go. Does anyone know the sizes of the carb manifold clamps for both the air filter and inlet manifold rubbers? I would try and...
  3. Hello and Barn find RD04

    Africa Twin
    Hi, Thanks for the add. I have just started stripping this barn find RD04. The frame is now at the powdercoaters and I am now busy cleaning and sourcing parts! :)
  4. far should I go!

    Africa Twin
    Hi, My 2001 AT has 18,000 miles on it. It runs poorly and stumbles and vibrates a lot. Over the winter I think a carb strip and rebuild is in order. Any thought as to have far should I go? Remove carb?. Strip? Fit new jets, gaskets, etc? Ultrasconic cleaning? Replace diaphragms (if fitted)...
  5. RDO2 Pilot Jet

    Dominator / FMX
    Has any one got a pilot jet for a carb fitted to a RD02 to hand, or happen to know the length? Just stripping the carb and the current pilot jet that was fitted is 24mm in long, however the refurb kit for the carb came with one that was 28mm long. Any clues on which one is correct? The 24mm...
  6. 1972 Honda XL250 Motosport - Kickstarter assembly problem - Need Help! (See Video)

    Hello, I've recently acquired a 1972 Honda XL250 Motosport and am currently restoring the bike. Before breaking the bike down, I noticed when kick starting the bike that it would make a sound (something like a crude click) and almost feel like it 'gave way' or was 'stripping/slipping' (for lack...
  7. Boano rally kit for sale

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I hope you're all keeping well! Clearly I have too much time on my hands and too many ideas floating around in my head as my RD04 is undergoing further surgery... As a result, I am going to be selling my Boano fairing and headlight kit. From memory, these are £600+ new, so hopefully...
  8. Wanted: RD07a Main / Centre stand

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all. Finally managed to acquire an AT I was after for a while. Busy getting things apart / cleaned and back together in my spare time. So, I am looking for a centre-stand to help me clean things up. I am a bit surprised that it didn't come wit one. I saw other people recommending...
  9. XL700 Fork Service and improvements

    My forks, well one stanchion, have developed a small leak. I obviously need to fit some new seals so once I've moved house in Summer and have a garage, sorry workshop, at last then I will be stripping and servicing them. Whilst they are in bits I thought that I may as well get the lowers...
  10. Vigor 650 engine rebuild tips please.

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi been registered on the forum for a few years as an interested, occasional visitor. However now just bought a rough Vigor for the right money with a view to building a flat tracker / cafe racer. I knew engine was in need of at least a top end rebuild when I bought it, so now just starting...
  11. My engine is broken. Looking for advice please??? XR600 '93

    So... Riding along and my bike dies.. has no compression..and won't start, next day compression is back but won't start. check valve clearances, and one exhaust valve is too tight. I adjust it and bike starts and i go for a ride.. Pull into my drive and it dies again after 5 mile test run.. i...
  12. honda fmx the roughest ever

    Dominator / FMX
    just took delivery of the roughest fmx ive ever seen , will spend the next few months stripping ,repainting and building something I really want ,don't know myself what that is yet... Will try and get some pics up of it now , and as it progresses .
  13. Rev, don't lug

    Dominator / FMX
    I've changed the way I ride. Recent experience of needing to fit a new cam got me thinking about top ends vs bottom ends. Over the many years and hundreds of bikes I've had, there have been a few which have killed the top end and on most bikes a dead camshaft means a dead cylinder head too (not...
  14. RD07A Spring identification.

    Africa Twin Technical Specs
    Hello, just got to stripping the forks on my new-to-me 2000 Africa Twin. when taking the springs out, I notice they are progressive wound, Is this standard fit for year/model? Just so I can work out a baseline for oil height before I ride (didnt measure the existing height, but I believe with...
  15. RD07A Spring identification.

    Africa Twin Technical Specs
    duplicate, sorry sorry duplicate thread can't see how to delete<br>
  16. XRV 750 Carburation Revalation

    Africa Twin
    Ok so my AT was running a bit lumpy, dodgy starting and dicky tick over. Had a look through the forums and most suggested carb balancing, however I found one who I must thank when I find it again that suggested when the linkage connecting the 2 carbs becomes clogged up it can make one of the...
  17. Various Fairing Parts and luggage rack

    What's it worth?
    Hi I have recently removed all these items from my 87 TA. As you will see in the pictures that they are differing condition. Some have lugs missing, some have scratches etc Also included is a red nose cone which I originally bought off ebay to replace the butchered one in the pics. I am...
  18. Valve Clearance Woes - Advice needed

    Well yesterday in preparation for my trip to France and Spain next month I bit the bullet and started stripping my XL700 so that I could check the valve clearances. As far as I can tell I think they are fine but I just wanted to double check and get the experience for whenever they do need...
  19. Regulator connector

    Africa Twin
    When stripping out the underseat tray I separated the square(ish) connector on the regulator and found the connections to be burnt looking! Should I be worried about this? Should I replace the connectors and if so where from? Help anyone? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. For Sale: Website re-skin & free shipping on orders over £35

    For Sale / Wanted
    At Opie Oils, we think it's good to change things up every now and then. That's why we've given our website a bit of a facelift - we still have the same fantastic range of products, (which is constantly growing) but we have made it easier to find exactly what you need by stripping back the...