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  1. Steering bearing replacement advice needed

    Africa Twin
    Has anyone here replaced their steering head bearings? If so...how did you remove the bearing 'race' that is on the lower yoke? This thing... The internet suggests - using a chisel - using an angle grinder - using a dremel - using two screwdrivers - using some sort of special tool so...how...
  2. Varadero - speedo healer

    Other Honda
    I've recently changed front sprocket down from 16t to 15t. The rideability is dramatically improved around town, but it throws out the speedo. 80mph indicated is in fact 70mph. This is something I can deal with, but the odometer is also out, throwing of total mileage the bike has covered (extra...
  3. technical question ...Fuel pump relay

    Africa Twin
    Does Anyone know if fuel pump should stop working when killing engine using kick stand ? As mine fuel pump working continuously after. Its not bypassed and start working properly when engine crank... Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  4. RIP John Haynes

    Africa Twin
    John Haynes creator of the Haynes Manual has passed away at 80. Thankyou and your tech writers...don't think I could of split my AT cases without you. https://jalopnik.com/john-haynes-father-of-the-haynes-manual-and-raf-vetera-1832536467
  5. Vigor/SLR 650 fork oil SAE rating

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi there;couple of things (1) I'm changing the fork oil in my 99 FX650 Vigor. The tech data gives the quantity and level but no recommendation for the grade of oil. The bike is only used on the street, so any suggestions please? (2) Bit of a long shot this, but would anybody have an actual...
  6. For Sale: Africa Twin for sale

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    £2500 2000 bike, full MOT 79 k on clock if get asking price or close offer will come with crash bars, tool tubes, Toura tech light guard, Toura tech rack and panniers and dash infill
  7. radiator question

    Transalp
    My 700 has always run a bit hot. I am thinking about swapping those 2 tiny radiators for a single large one. My question is would it be a simple swap or is there anything there to stop me doing it, some technical reason? I guess radiators are pretty simple but would like to hear from someone who...
  8. which wire

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi this is going to sound a stupid question but eh! I have just got a trail tech vapor speedo. the red and black wires to attach to the ht lead (tachometer) surely the red wraps round the ht lead and the black to ground surely? this is not what i am reading in the download version of the manual...
  9. Decision to make RD04 vs RD07

    Africa Twin
    Guys,..pls dont punish me but I still got caught in this - looking for a decision whether to go for RD04 rather then for a RD07 :-/Can you guys tell me about your experiences or the technical differences? Red about wight, slightly different style as well as air filter built more to the top - BUT...
  10. Project help required

    Chatter
    I need some advice. I have been offered a Yamaha TZR 250 from a mate as a project for jnr when he heads back to Technical College to start his third year of his bike mechanic education in september. I would like to know if there are any usb cameras available on the market that can be used to...
  11. looking for some technical advice

    Transalp
    Howdie all My bike has been standing for a while. Ive been slowly fixing the bits that needed doing. Its never had an issue starting. But the old battery stopped holding a charge. Ive recently changed the battery; When I put the new battery in the bike started no problem After 3 weeks now I've...
  12. Coolant

    Transalp
    What type of coolant are you using, I don't know whether to use ethylene glycol silicate based or the later type O.A.T (organic antifreeze technology) does not contain silicate. Im'e not bothered about the antifreeze aspect as the bike (650) never sees frost but wondering about the...
  13. TA 650 Ignition Barrel Needed

    Transalp
    Hi All, Following the attempted theft of my Transalp a few weeks ago, I now need a replacement ignition barrel, technically it still functions but they've shattered the casing and sheared the steering lock. I cant seem to find any on eBay (not in the UK at least) and Honda suppliers I've spoken...
  14. For Sale: 15% off Motul 5000 4T 10w-40

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi Folk's To kick start 2017 Opie Oils has the offer for you. You can get a massive 15% off Motul 5000 4T 10w-40 What makes this offer even better is every time you order 4L of Motul 5000 4T 10W-40 you will also receive 1L completely FREE To receive this amazing offer please use...
  15. worlds greatest motorcycle rides

    Africa Twin
    Does anyone else watch Henry Cole's 'Worlds greatest motorcycle rides'? He was armed with the new Africa Twin in last nights episode, the first time he has ever used one of the big four manufacturers bikes in any show. He was very impressed with it, as if he could be anything else apart from...
  16. Milan bike show.

    Chatter
    My son just got back from a weekend trip to the motorbike show that was on in Milan this weekend with his class from technical school which was paid for by Danish Metalworkers Trade Union. As expected he had a great time and took loads of photos. I thought you might like to see some of the...
  17. RD04 bars

    Africa Twin
    Looking for a set of rear luggage bars for above bike. If not, anybody got tech drawings for them please?
  18. Brass nuts

    Dominator / FMX
    Nothing to do with cold weather! On the back of the headlight surround on the Dommie there are four nuts set into the plastic, into which the instrument / surround screws go. They're like short brass barrels with a threaded hole, and they're machined / knurled on the outside to help them grip...
  19. For Sale: RoMa tech chain guard for TransAlp 600

    For Sale / Wanted
    Roma tech chainguard to fit 600 TransAlp, in almost new condition £30 delivered to your door! Will get photos up in a while.
  20. Petrol tank sealant

    Chatter
    I am getting ready to test fire my dommie but before I do I want to clean the tank out and seal it with a resin compound so I dont get crap sucked into my carb. Any suggestions. I have used something called Petseal a few years ago but I am sure technology has moved on while I have been building...
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