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  1. honda fmx 650 rear wheel rim broken

    Dominator / FMX
    HI guys. This is my rear wheel broken. I can't tell for sure if it broke before or just after I bought the bike. I can't find any other used FMX wheel anywhere on the internet. I found some front wheels but not rear. Oddly front is 36 and rear is 32 spokes. Wtf is this and why? :mad::mad: Rear...
  2. New slipper chain - DIY job

    XR
    Just in case anyone else in the UK needs one of these parts and does not want to pay the stupid price of £32 :disgust: ........ (these are only $15 in the states) I just made & fitted today, seems OK. Cost me about £2 & 1/2hr effort. (I bought a 25mm thick hard rubber dapping block on eBay)
  3. strange clicking sound

    Dominator / FMX
    i have just rebuilt my 92 dommie top end new followers,oilpump disaster. I have fitted everything back as itshould be however when turning the motor over on the crank to find the T mark. As i rotate the crank i can hear a "click" is this the cam actuating the decrompression plunger? should i be...
  4. It still works!!

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, It’s been a while since I was last here. I have a RWB 03 XRV 750 that has lived in a bush for the last 10 years. I know serious neglect but this weekend I have had it shipped to my new address. Seat off, jump leads out, phew not seized it turns over on the starter motor and tried to...
  5. which wire

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi this is going to sound a stupid question but eh! I have just got a trail tech vapor speedo. the red and black wires to attach to the ht lead (tachometer) surely the red wraps round the ht lead and the black to ground surely? this is not what i am reading in the download version of the manual...
  6. Transalp 650 2007 Speedo gear assembly NEEDED - HELP!!

    Transalp
    HELP needed... my speedo has stopped working... local garage has advise i order full replacement of the speedo drive not just the cog etc... Anyone recommend where i could find one not at stupid money??
  7. Transalp 650 2007 Gear Selector need to re align??

    Transalp
    Hi All Maybe a stupid question im a new rider just bought myself a TA650 love it but the gear selector needs adjusting as its too low for me... ive looked online without much joy as to how to adjust? can anyone help me please? Thank you in advance
  8. HELP! Is my new chain the wrong size?

    Africa Twin
    Hi lads, I am just fitting new chain and sprockets to the RD07 this morning. I'm fitting the OEM front 16t sprocket and JT 45t on the rear which was all good so far but the chain just doesn't seem to be going around the front sprocket for some reason, it's like the teeth are too thick or the...
  9. One pic 750 mile day

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Heading home from Spain a couple of days ago I rode a stupid 750 miles in one day of a two day journey of 1235 miles. Here's my favourite picture of the trip. Canfranc N330a Pyrennes. You could hear a pin drop.
  10. Vara 1000 Seat required

    Varadero
    Following some moronic behavious by a deckhand on Irish Ferries earlier in the week, I now need a replacement seat for my 2005 Vara! XL1000 V4 The stupid eedjit overtightened the ratchet strap in spite of being told not to.... and snapped the base plate so that it does not take my weight...
  11. Sounds stupid but hey

    Chatter
    For all you people out there that suffer with arse ache but don't have the dosh for expensive fixes I just had a brainwave, what's needed and what you get when you buy them is a air filed bladder, sooooo how about using ( wait for it) a Whoopie cushion. Just buy the biggest one you can get hold...
  12. Drunk drivers!

    Chatter
    I was watching t.v. the other night (10.30) when i heard a what sounded like a bomb going off outside my house,i went outside to find my Transit van 20ft further up the road from where i had parked it and a Ford Fiesta at right angles to the road with n/s front ripped off and my van looking like...
  13. Stupid question, but i want to be sure

    Africa Twin
    Hi all I trashed my old tires (continental TKC80 i think) yesterday. Problem is that i forgot to look what size they where :(. I know the wheel size (17" back and 21" front). Can anyone tell me what they are using? What are the best tires for 60% road and 40% offroad ? The ones i trashed...
  14. Crash bungs - a great example of stupid

    Dominator / FMX
    Have a look at this: Honda fmx 650 | eBay See the crash bungs? If the bike goes down on the right it's going to smash the clutch cover and oil filter housing. One of the great things about big singles and these Honda big singles in particular is that the engines are so narrow that you can drop...
  15. Headlight aim - stupid question..

    Transalp
    ...but the manual is not clear here. To lower the beam, must the adjustment know be turned clockwise or anti-clockwise? Thanks,
  16. Worth a punt ?

    Dominator / FMX
    Always wanted some crash guards, never found some, seen one scabby one on evil bay for stupid money ??? Worth a punt ? Or save for a rear shock ? Lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. African Queens Tank Leak

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys I have a leaking in my 45L African Queens tank for my Africa Twin. It's on the place where the tank rests in the frame. Pretty stupid idea if you ask me, the thing looks like it should be solid here. Anyone has any ideas about how to fix it? The tank is made of fiberglass. Thanks .
  18. Centre Stand Fit

    Africa Twin
    Bought a centre stand for my 04 the other day off Rugged Roads. I'm not 'twp' here (welsh for - thick, stupid etc) but after everything was in place the usual wrestle with the spring ensured only to find that when the stand was lowered there is no return action! Lower it three inches and it just...
  19. had to be Waco.....

    Chatter
    Hope there were no "non-gang-members/bystanders" involved......:( what a stupid way to waste your life.....
  20. Newbie with stupid question...

    Transalp
    I nearly bought a Transalp when they first came out. But didn't. Loved the look of it though. Now, I've just bought a 2004 Transalp. Question: does old style bodywork from the original fit a 2004 or has the frame changed as well as the bodywork on the later ones. It's not such a stupid question...
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