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  1. Oils

    Africa Twin
    Hi, Can anyone tell me wether the engine takes semi-synthentic or fully synthetic oil? I can see that it takes 10w40 but what do people reccomend on here? Thanks Stewart Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  2. Recommend carb synchronizing gauges?

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, and thank you for your welcome. Can you carb synchronizing gauges, ones that have whatever is needed to connect to the carbs. Also, where is the take off for gauges on the carbs? Many thanks, Pat.
  3. Looking for recommended oil

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi guys I have just had a rebore on my 92 Donnie. What oil should I be using to bed the rings and bore. Should I stay away from semi synthetic?, Should I use some cheap oil for 500 miles then change filter and oil for some semi synthetic? Your thoughts please
  4. For Sale: Honda XRV750 RD07A 2000 (W)

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hello guys. Okay as you are all aware this bike has been a part of this forum for many years. Not only have I owned it for 4 years it belonged to another forum member before me and I hope it can continue it's long tie with XRV? FOR SALE: My beloved XRV750 RD07A in the fastest R/W/B colours...
  5. For Sale: Amsoil - Stock clearance

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all We expect that you guys may have noticed, but at Opies we are currently having a bit of a spring clean on several of our product ranges. The most recent candidate is Amsoil - Our remaining Amsoil car and bike lubricants are now heavily discounted, you can find the full range available...
  6. VMCC Founders Relay Rally 1sy May

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    On 1st May is the bi-annual Founders Relay Rally where VMCC members ride their bikes (that are 25+years old) between some of the 73 checkpoints across GB. The checkpoints are open from 9am (ish) to 4 pm (ish), some people do a short trundle others over 200 miles on a mix of machinery. Often...
  7. For Sale: XL650V 2001 for sale.

    eBay - Transalp
    XL650V 2001 Now sold Honda Transalp XL650V 2001 Full Year MOT Expires 12/04/2017 Excellent Condition For Age. Genuine honest bike, no nasty surprises. Mileage is 38800 approx, which is nothing for these bikes. Starts first time and runs very well. There are no leaks or nasty noises. Does not...
  8. Honda mtx 125 running problems...

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi guys, . Have brought myself a 1993 mtx 125, im using it for a little commuting and green lanes. Having loads of fun on it but a few annoying issues have popped up. Firstly, it kicks over and starts well. But then dies off and stops shortly after starting and once this has happened she's a pig...
  9. Fuel Light weirdness

    Africa Twin
    I filled my tank two days back, 55 miles ago. Got on the bike today and after a few minutes I could see both fuel lights winking on and off in sync with each other every now and again. I also noticed the indicator flashing at high speed. I know this normally shows that one bulb is not working...
  10. Two stroke oil.

    What is the difference between mineral and synthetic 2 stroke oil and which is the best for my sons 1986 DT125LC? We are going to start his bike up at the weekend after its winter hibernation and I will be using a remote tank of fuel as I am not sure if the oil pump is working. What happens if...
  11. For Sale: 15% off everything for the next 500 orders!

    For Sale / Wanted
    Quick! Opie Oils is offering 15% off EVERYTHING - but for the next 500 orders only! To take advantage of this very limited time offer, simply visit our website HERE and use the code NEXT500 to get 15% off your order. This discount applies to EVERYTHING on our website - this includes ALL of...
  12. Smith & Allan engine oil

    Africa Twin
    Anyone had experience with using Smith & Allan oil in their (old) Africa Twin? Smith & Allan Motorcycle Oil 10w-40 Semi Synthetic | Buy oil, lubricants, greases and more from Smith and Allan Seems to meet all the right standards, etc., but at less than £3 per litre when delivered in a 20 litre...
  13. Dyno Results RD03

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, So I got the XRV650 Tested on a Dyno, There was two issues according to the results & also what the Dyno instructor told me. 1: The main jet is running rich. So from 50kph - 120kph it ran ok but from 120kph onwards it gets richer. The Dyno instructor said it will need a new main...
  14. Which oil

    Rebuild is almost finished and engine is back in one piece and in the frame so its time for the oil, going to use 10/40 but not sure whether to use mineral, semi synthetic or fully synthetic, as the oils about at the time of production were mineral based thought I'd use that but open to...
  15. For Sale: Shell Advance Ultra 4T 10w-40 is only £26.95 for 4 Litres only at Opie Oils

    For Sale / Wanted
    Looking for a top quality 10w-40? Look no further!! Opie Oils has the perfect solution! Shell Advance Ultra 4T 10w-40 is now only £26.95 for 4 Litres at Opie Oils which is a MASSIVE 37% OFF RRP Don't forget you get an EXTRA 10% off the price with your forum discount which can be found...
  16. Fork gators for xl650v

    Has anyone got a better price for the Honda original gators. ...they are horrendously expensive...around 40 eur each!! Does anyone have an alternative solution...I will consider anything as long as it keeps the forks clean Is there any way at all of installing something which does not...
  17. For Sale: 4 ltrs Castrol Power 1 10w-40 for £25!

    For Sale / Wanted
    After some top quality semi synthetic 10w-40? If so then you may be interested in our latest bike oil offer - 4 litres of Castrol Power 1 10W-40 for just £25 with use of voucher code POWER1 We can only offer this for a limited time only, so make sure you take advantage before it ends...
  18. Rd04 engine oil question

    Africa Twin
    Evening all, Done about 800 miles on a fresh oil and filter change done by the previous owner. The oil is still looks as good as new but it needs a small top up but the previous owner cannot remember what oil he used. So not sure if it was mineral, semi or fully synthetic. What oil should i...
  19. For Sale: 25% off Shell Advance Ultra 4T 10w-40 only @ Opie Oils

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi Folk's Opie Oils are proud to announce that we have a HUGE 25% off Shell Advance Ultra 4T 10w-40 To be able to get 25% off Shell Advance Ultra 4T 10w-40 use the discount code: ULTRA. Only £22.13 for 4 litres of performance fully synthetic motorcycle oil. Just need a top up? 1...
  20. Oil & stuff

    Discounts / Deals
    I've probably mentioned this before. Smith & Allan in Darlington great priced oils, paints, wd40, waxoil etc. They often have monthly discount codes on farcebook. Eg, 2x5l of their own branded 10/40 semi synth motorcycle oil to ma spec, I've just paid under £26 inc vat (collected - they do mail...