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  1. Chatter
    The Haines Manual doesn't seem to cover head races so I had to call the XRV Helpdesk a few times this weekend - otherwise known as Chad. First thing he said made no sense. It was something about nuts, yolks and forks. I thought, I know how to make an omelette, it's these flippin' head races I...
  2. Transalp
    Right another one for the guys. I need to get the fork oil changed, the front end feels dangerous to say the least. Its proabably a combination of bad tyre wear on the front, headrace/wheel bearings need replacing , but i also suspect that the forks arent up to scratch, although they have WP...
  3. Africa Twin
    hi all, well bugger me. my 650 affy is turnig out to be a bit of a curse and a blessing. the bad bits are cosmetically its rough but sortable. lots of rust on frame(hello smooth white hammerite) strange noise when cold and clutch is engaged but only last a min if that, worse thing is sppedo...
  4. Africa Twin
    New to the AT, got myself a fairly tidy 29.000 93 plate. had a bit of trouble sorting an exsaust RD04 RDO7 any way the one I got for 25 squid goes straight on at the foot but needs a little mod at the top and some niffty work with a sharp saw on the side panel. She's an RD07 by chassis no's etc...
  5. Transalp
    Hey Everyboby... Just had the front end in bits to fix the speedo drive and replace gaitors. Thought I'd check the brakes as i suspect one of the pistons may be seized.... I cannot for the life of me undo the bloody screws holding the pins in although the pads are fairly new so it's not...
  6. Chatter
    A MASSIVE thank you to Richie, Lord Vader, Chad and Whealie for going out of their way to help me out. There I was..... ;) .. travelled down to Horsham on Sunday night for an early start on Monday morning. Nice hotel, unload the bike, just repositioning the bike to somewhere secure in the...
  7. Transalp
    Hi All, I need some (More!) advice. I've just had my 1999 TA 600 serviced and was told that it's got play in the sprocket drive shaft and all the calipers will need to be rebuilt at the next service... Not cheap I suspect. The last few services had been fairly expensive with various bits being...
  8. Varadero
    Hi folks.I have recently bought my mates varadero after having 3 AT's.First impressions are good re comfort and power but the rear shock does seem very soft.The bike has done nearly 20k and I suspect the shock may be past its best.Has anyone any recommendations as to a good aftermarket shock for...
  9. Dominator / FMX
    So the dommie was being silly recently, sometimes not cranking over and such, and having the blinkers on the blink when running off the battery at low revs/idle... Bother, sez I. So off came the seat, to have a look at the likeliest suspect, the area around the starter relay and main fuse. The...
  10. Africa Twin
    While out trail riding at the weekend my Facet fuel pump appeared to start playing up. Knowing that these are quality aerospace fuel pumps I suspect that the pump is fine and it's the bike that's shagged! Anyway, on more than one occaision I'd pull up to a stop with the bike in gear, kick down...
  11. Mechanical Advice
    I have been wondering about one of these bits of kit for a while now to see if I can push myself back a little bit and ease some of the "bad back" problems I get. Because of tendonitis in the elbow*, I tend to lean forward a touch to take pressure of the RH elbow. The problems is not just on...
  12. Africa Twin
    How are you people? I´m in the marked for a new fuel tank, and have found two items at David Silvers I might buy. Only problem is I can´t make out wich colour they are. Have searched this site on the subject, but can´t find an exact match. Neither can I detect a system in the Honda-codes and...
  13. Africa Twin
    This problem has happened only twice (though twice is enough) and it's a little worrying. I suspect it's trapped air and the rear brake needs bleeding but and second opinion (or third or forth) would be good. In short, what happened both time was we were descending in altitude pretty...
  14. Helmets
    Ok, anybody own/tried the Shoei Multitech ? You know, the flippy-up one. As Scotty said, ye cannae change the laws of physics, so I suspect that it's quite noisy at speed. Comments please........... TIA, Shorty
  15. Mechanical Advice
    Having been well impressed with Austin's auxiliary lights , as they lit up my rear view mirrors at the recent Scottish borders meet , I decide to fit a set to the Alp. However I have a problem ......... I fitted a set of Ring Micro cruise lights 2 x 55w and wired them in with the ring wiring...
  16. Dominator / FMX
    a copy of the parts microfiche regarding the right hand indicator and the flasher relay i suspect i am missing a connector that connects the wire to the two plugs on the flasher really and really need to know A what its called B what the part number is so i can get one damn thieving kids...
  17. Dominator / FMX
    Has anyone ever had any dealings with the bushes that hold the handlebar mounts into the head stock. They are rubber mounts but only available if you buy a new head stock. Anyone managed to find anything else to do the job with. Was commented on last test and I suspect this time it will fail...
  18. Africa Twin
    I know you've all seen ATs with high mudguards, but I finally got round to fitting mine so I thought I'd show you it. A big thanks to Shack for donating this mudguard, which was originally on his Dominator. In the end I didn't mount the rear to the brake line mounts because I realised...
  19. Transalp
    Riding Monday and the speedo needle starts vibrating....then about 10 miles later starts jumping....then about 5 miles later lays down and dies.....CRAP. I know what this is. The dreaded Transalp speedo drive gear failure. Drive ring ordered that afternoon from the friendly local dealer. The...
  20. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Been out on ONE ride on brand new tyres and just went out to the garage for the first time since the Christmas festivities to find a flat rear :evil: Removed the tyre to find a tiny hole in the tube - looks as if it might be from a small stone or similar trapped between the tyre and tube...
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