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  1. Engine clicking / tapping noise. What could it be? Video

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi, I'm new here and have recently bought a 1997 Dominator in relatively original condition. I've just been sorting our a few bits before I'm going to strip it down and build a scrambler around it. It has started making this loud tapping / clicking sound that can only be described as sounding...
  2. Engine Internals Pictures/Diagrams Wanted. Diagnosis of knocking noise

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi, just wondering if anyone has any exploded diagrams of the engine internals, there is a tapping/knocking noise when the engine runs cold, just wondering what it might be before i strip it down. Cheers Chris
  3. Hi Im the Thailand Newbie

    Africa Twin
    Hi Guys and gals I am quite new to this site, I have however been reading for a couple of weeks, I too have just bought an @ here in Thailand, Hope its ok but this is only the second bike I have bought here, My 1st was a VRF 400 NC30 which I have (according to mechanic) blown up, There is a...
  4. Puncture repair

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Has anyone heard of using self tapping screws to provide a roadside emergency puncture repair for tubeless tyres? A bloke at work swears by it and reckons it has saved his bacon a couple of times and always packs a couple of screws and a small pump whenever is is on a longer run. Anyone else...
  5. Scottoiler and the NX Dominator

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi, I have just purchased a Scottoiler with the intension of installing it on my 1999 Dominator. I have not yet started the installation but have read the documentation. I see that I have to connect the unit up to a vacuum source. As I have not yet taken the tank off to actually see the carb can...
  6. Knocking from the rear!

    Transalp
    I've just got my first bike, a TA 650 (2001), and have noticed that at v-slow speeds there is a knocking/tapping noise from the rear. The guy who sold it to me said that the front sprocket and chain are due replacement so can I attribute this noise to that. It stops once the bike is moving at...
  7. Adjusting Rear Suspension - made easier

    Transalp
    I have just re-adjusted my rear suspension. Reducing pre-load is the lesser of the two evils but on the TA getting 'C' spanners in is impossible without a mega disassembly of parts. To increase pre-load, remove the battery and box, release the locking collar, and then use a single Macpherson...
  8. Engine Cam Worn!

    Africa Twin
    Guys, was investigating the tapping sound coming from the front top of my @t engine and found a badly worn cam (exhaust)... Any comments as to what had caused it? Its a y2k @t and around 150000km done. Could it be an oil pump failure? Can the oil to that area choked? Will a worn con-rod...
  9. Just when you thought you were all safe....

    Transalp
    OK all, some of you have fitted 'high capacity reservoirs', chopped the cat, some have even gone to rejetting.... Now it's time to up the ante :iconbiggrin: I was baulking at buying a sump protector, partially for financial reasons, partly for aesthetics - I want the bike to look fairly...
  10. Clutch rattle

    Africa Twin
    Hi, just recently bought a '96 RD07 with very rattly clutch, no noise with clutch in, very rattly when released. Thought I'd check it out. Could not find a great deal wrong other than the following which must be the cause due to it now being extremely smooth with no rattle! (yet). There are...
  11. help rear wheel removal

    Africa Twin
    My rear axle seems to be stuck on! I have got the nut off on the RHS but cannot push the axle through. I've tried tapping it to loosen it - but it won't budge. I'm a bit worried about hitting it too hard. I can turn the bolt head on the LHS ok with a socket. I have noticed that as the axle...
  12. Fuel pump AAARRRGGHHH!!!! .... Oh :-)

    Africa Twin
    Firstly thanks to GSPD750 for the report on changing the standard fuel pump to the Facet 40105. I picked one up a few weeks ago and during a bored moment last night thought I'd tackle the instilation. :? How hard could it have been? I think I spent 2 1/2 hours just trying to squeeze the...
  13. Exhaust removal

    Africa Twin
    Ok quick question for all those that have changed the exhaust on their AT's, having got a nice Remus from Stewybear and undoing the two bolts on the exhaust hangers, then hacksawing through the clamp bolt that was rusted solid... How the 'kin hell did you manage to seperate the exhaust from the...
  14. BMF Moped Enduro

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I know, I know, I'm an alias, but just to say our moped team came 2nd in the 4 stroke class and in fact, in Sunday's race we were quicker than the team that beat us. The gears were upside down so I kept leaving the chicanes in the wrong gear, resulting in lots of swearing and frantic tapping...
  15. I bought an @

    Africa Twin
    Well, i cruised down to M40 towards Hugh Endon's motorbike dealership near Oxford on my ZX6R, having made a deal the week before to buy an Africa Twin from them in px for my Kwacker. I had polished my bike before i sold it, the first time i had cleaned it since i bought it from new. She...
  16. Anyone wanna service my girl????

    Africa Twin
    After running my AT for a couple of months, it's now time for a decent home brewed service. This should be straightforward enough, except I'm having a bit of trouble obtaining a few basic bits of info. I now know that Haynes do not make a manual for my RD03, XRV650, and it would seem that Mr...
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