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  1. Africa Twin
    As the title suggests I have been experiencing intermittent function of the starter motor. When I tried to start the bike this morning absolutely nothing happened when I pressed the starter button (no slow cranking, no clicking). After leaving the bike for a moment and lifting it to the level...
  2. Africa Twin
    Well, I’m bored and stuck at home so I thought I’d do an ‘Africa Twin at 118,000 miles’ thing. It’s all the rage at the moment. I bought the bike new in March 2000. It’s been taking me to and from work (100 mile round trip) ever since then. It’s also taken me to Brittany, Morocco, Spain and...
  3. Chatter
    Looks like BMW have risen to the KTM challenge, and are about to release a proper big bore trailie. Called the HP2, and I suspect having some involvement from HPN by the looks of the frame, it's still got shaft drive, strangely Germanic styling, and sticky-out jugs. I've got to wonder that if...
  4. Africa Twin
    ...coming most likely from the chain under moderate accellerating. It sounds as if the chain is vibrating on its sprockets (my grandpa's false teeth while eating an apple sprang to mind, it is that sort of sound). I have checked the chain's tension which is perfectly fine. If the chain wasn't...
  5. Africa Twin
    Hi folks, Its been a while since I was last on here as my work has banned access to this site claiming it comes under the chat heading. Hohum have to do work now at work which is an outrage. :lol: Getting new chain,sprockets,K&N air filter and iridium sparks fitted tomorrow so according...
  6. Africa Twin
    My AT was a pig to start from cold in the autumn when I first got it and now I want to get it to its MOT it just doesn't want to know. Obviously the weather is colder so I suspect the choke (the kills witch is positioned OK and I have stripped it and cleaned it and it's doing its job). The choke...
  7. Africa Twin
    Howdy all. At the moment I've got Trailwings on, the back is fine and good for yonks, but I suspect the front is still the original as it's well shagged. As a replacement I've finally just received my Tourances which I'd ordered several weeks ago. The thing is, I'd kinda expected these to...
  8. Africa Twin
    Got a little bit of a scare last night - my AT stopped working in the middle of the North Circular. Luckily it wasn't that far from home, so I could push it the rest of the way. There's about 10l of petrol in the tank, starter and battery are fine, but the engine would not start. It had a...
  9. Chatter
    You may be aware of the Santy worm that shags phpBB forum sites of which their are over 1 million. We are one of those! Although the major threat has now passed I suspect. So I will be patching the forum over the next few days. This may of course break the forum! So please bear with me while I...
  10. Africa Twin
    Has anyone encountered the following problem: temperature gauge rises as soon as the ignition key is turned, and keeps rising even though the engine isn't running and is obviously stone cold.....? Obviously an electrical fault, but I thought I'd ask if anyone had come across it before I start...
  11. Africa Twin
    Are Touratech RD07 pannier racks compatible with the RD04 or can they be modified without too much trouble? I've asked this before but it was never really answered. It led on to Pannier racks for 'Givi' panniers and other plastic stuff etc which I don't want at all. I got pretty cheap a...
  12. Africa Twin
    Hi all, I'm new to the forum and hope to be picking up my Twin in a week or so, and I have some quick and dumb questions which I suspect have been done to death before.. 1. Does the Twin actually have a fuel gauge ? How do you know when to refill before it conks - does it have a reserve ...
  13. Africa Twin
    Hi Ive had my bike over a couple of times and each time the guys at the local dealership said loosen the pinch bolts on the forks and twist the handle bars back into line (and they didn't charge for the advice either :shock: ). Be careful not to loosen the bolts to much!! and if you find that...
  14. Africa Twin
    Hello all, first post here... apologies in advance for the rambleing.. I don't (yet) own any variation xrv (yet!) at the moment i am the prowd owner of a cx500 (fwaaar eh?) its actualy great, strong pulling engine, cheep to run, refuses to die (though mine is kept in as good condition as...
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