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  1. 650 transalp: I fear I must replace my swingarm bearings (play in s'arm)-any advice?

    Transalp
    Hi, I have a 2003 650 transalp, its done about 30,000 miles. There's play in the swingarm, about 6-8mm of play at the back end. I notice it when cornering, now that I know to expect it I am no longer frightened when I feel the rear wheel move across unexpectedly. However, its not good, I want...
  2. clicking rear suspension

    Transalp
    Been properly getting to grips properly with my 'alp off road recently, which has been fairly hard work for her, I'll be honest. 3 days ago I took a pillion (on road, the bike really isn't happy 2 up off road), and now the rear suspension clicks when I compress it. It's not 100% repeatable, but...
  3. Sold: 650 Transalp/Transrat

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Ok all, a tentitive toe in the water! Up for sale is my 2001 "Y" xl650v Transalp, which I purchased through a forum member. I have owned this bike for over 5 years & has never failed me. The previous owner prepped the bike for a trip which ended on the first day, the bike suffered cosmetic...
  4. Pre-emptive OEM Parts Ordering for an overseas owner - RD07A

    Africa Twin
    OK. So I'm stripping down my crash damaged RD07A as part of making repairs (mostly cosmetic or superficial) but also I'm giving the bike the once over and will take the opportunity to refurbish anything worn or as a preemptive move, replace any known problem items. She's done 60,000km...
  5. A BIG thank you...

    Transalp
    ... to all those who have endured my questions, rants, updates and follow-ups, and especially those who have given me pointers and advice on my TA back end rebuild!! It is done!! Finished this evening and here is a summary of all that I've had to do! New sprockets New DID X-ring New swingarm...
  6. For Sale: 1998 xr400

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    1998 xr400 SOLD SOLD SOLD NOW SOLD Hello all, not posted much here but got great help from when I did. Therefor I thought its only fair to put bike for sale here. My XR4 is going to make way for a more lighter off road only 250. I never used this bike for any competition but it has been...
  7. Rear suspension diagram?

    XR
    Anyone know of a site that shows diagram of rear suspension on xr 250(2000)as I am about to put mine together after changing swingarm bearings!
  8. Stripper stops play

    Transalp
    I made it few miles from work this evening before forward motion ceased. This is why: So the bike is 8 years old, has covered nearly 50k miles and is not, shall we say, in the best cosmetic condition. It cost me £1200 last year. The swingarm bearings are shot (a minor issue compared to this...
  9. oh my DOG! rebuild time....

    Africa Twin
    whilst waiting for new back tyre, decided to re-do a few things on my RD07....full service, wheel bearings front an back, steering bearings, choke cable, new reg/rec, fuelpump, swingarm bearings etc etc. but now that its semi-stripped, with a slight tremble in my heart, i decided to go for the...
  10. Removing the swingarm pivot bolt

    Mechanical Advice
    Posted something similar in the TA forum, so sorry for the slight cross-posting infringement! :D I just need to get my footpedal brackets off for a bit of powdercoating TLC, and this involves removal of the swingarm pivot bolt. It should come out without too much swearing, cos I had a local...
  11. Suspension linkage and swingarm bearings

    XR
    Just wondering if anybody outthere who has replaced these bearings knows the HK code on the bearings, there should be 4 digits after the HK. Was just trying to save money if i know the numbers i can get quotes from our bearing suppliers at work, and the amount we buy i should get them a lot...
  12. ALL BALLS

    XR
    I'm going to do suspension linkage bearings soon and fit grease nipples, seals etc, at the same time i'm going to do the swingarm bearings, seals and fit grease nipples. Then probably fit a new shock. All Balls seem to do both the bearing kits but i've never used pattern parts before does...
  13. 650 swingarm bearings

    Transalp
    I may have posted on this subject before. Don't remember. Did the swingarm & linkage bearings for the second time today @ 31k. Last did them about 3 years ago. Ignore what the Honda manual and Mr Haynes say: To get the shock out means removing the tank and the swingarm. Now I remember why...
  14. Suspension squeaking

    Transalp
    My suspension's started to squeak. :( My last MOT in Oct 2007, picked up play in the swingarm bearings (which naturally, i've ignored :oops:), so i'm guessing that the squeaking is a symptom of shagged bearings and a trip to my friendly neighbourhood bike mechanic (if you know of one, please...
  15. Swingarm Bearings

    Africa Twin
    I'm getting my swingarm powdercoated, and according to the haynes manual, i have to replace the bearings after removal - i guess they may get damaged on the way out ! I'll have to make a press/extraction tool like they show in the book - but real question is best place to get replacement...
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