I suddenly realised I have been riding my recon RD04 for 12,000 miles. Effectively that is 12,000 miles from new (even though the engine had done 65,000 before the recon).
I have changed the oil and oil filter three times in that 12,000 miles but done nothing else - just abused it. I'm going...
RD04 tinkering/service - advice needed
So I finally started work on the RD04 today...well, me and Mr.Haynes.
Here's my to-do list..
Stuff requiring removal of petrol tank
check/replace spark plugs (all of them) -
tidy up the garmin cables -
have a general poke around
check out the choke...
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I'm a time-served electrician who took a 'proper' apprenticeship in 2008 and worked my way to becoming fully qualified to City and Guilds standards (2330 and the gold standard 2391...
Trial fitting rear tanks so took the opportunity to see what would be the best exhaust fit up:-
laser Pro ( no baffles )
Carbon fiber race can
all sounded awesome ( preferred the laser though )
but all swept too high for the rear tanks
so as I will have to listen to this can for...
I'm the proud owner of @ (RD07a, year of mfg 2000) from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. She's pretty stock at the moment (except some minor improvements).
It's a great bike for almost every purpose but still there is a lot of room for improvements. I wish there would be some more...
As I like the GSA so much and I can't see any reason to change it I'm thinking about dropping it out of the dealer network next year and save a few pennies by taking on the servicing myself.
Now to read any fault codes, run tests on sensors and perform such tasks as parking the stepper motors...
We are readying our flat to hopefully move in by late August.
I have some tasks to do!
Now I know less about DIY than I do about bike mechanics. Given how many of my posts are about how to fix my bike, any builders on here would be forgiven for running the other way!!
So, can any one...
OK: as some may have seen in my other maintenance thread, the rear end is in pieces. Only the swing arm to go. I now have some tasks that I need input on before taking stuff apart.
I will powder coat the swing arm.
Rear Linkage: is it worth blasting, then powder coating the various shock...
I’m beginning preparation for my trip through West Africa. It will be a 5’500 km tour, lasting 2 weeks. Expected terrain is 90% tarmac, 10% gravel.:D
The bike that I’ll take is a ’97 Honda Africa Twin that I bought 6 months ago and it now has 30’000km on the clocks.
I love animals in general, wild or tame and I particularly like dogs. We have two here: both rescue dogs and, more importantly, both mongrels.
I recognise that some pedigrees are impressive animals and they were bred for a task:but those tasks are now often no longer applicable and breeding is...
I know we have many riders in Essex.
Serv Essex has been in existence for more than a year now and currently serves three hospitals in Essex and liaises with other Serv groups at changeover points when blood/platelets/plasma/ etc have to be taken out of county to other areas.
I am no mechanic, thats for sure.
But I achieved some 'bikey' tasks today that I was quite happy with. The chief objective was to fit a 12v accessory socket to my TA700. At first I thought I would just stick it under the seat - that should be simple enough and no messing about with side colws...
hi....i'm somewhat confused by the contents of my tool kit
anyone able to enlighten me as to the function of some of the tools?
got a metal tube that looks like a tank has run over it. is it perhaps a handle for those hex socket spanners?
what size is needed for the front fork pre loads?
After my "shakedown" run to Belgium over Easter (the first proper run on my @ since I got it), I decided I better get cracking with all the maintenance tasks in preparation for TLD.
4 spark plugs
2 sets front brake pads
1 set rear brake pads
Chain & sprocket kit
Pair of Conti Escape...