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  1. RD07 Thermostat/ cooling issue.

    Africa Twin
    OK so I'm on a roll now asking questions! Bike warms up lovely when stationary, temperature gauge showing where it should be however, as soon as I start riding gauge drops to zero. I'm guessing that either a/ Thermostat knackered b/ Thermostat doesn't exist. If either a or b I need to replace...
  2. Running Temperature

    Africa Twin
    I'd be interested to know what average running temperature you guys have. I went for a 150 mile ride yesterday and the temp reached 107. The road conditions were dry, 19C and an average speed 80-90, continuous for 2hrs or so. The temp gauge showed two marks below red so nowhere near boiling but...
  3. Damp Garage or Open Car Port?

    Africa Twin
    Hi there, Well its winter again here in northern Germany. Bloody freezing and damp. I have a choice of parking my pristine AT in a damp garage, which I air as much as possible, or under a car port where it will stay dry with no problem with air flow. The bike gets a coating of moisture in the...
  4. doesn't start Nx 650

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi, My Dominator doesn't start when its oil temperature is between 60-80 C. I did the valve clearance but the problem didn't disappear. What could be the problem? Thanks
  5. Oil Temperature Gauge

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi Folks! I just looking for Oil Temperature Gauge for my '93 RD02. I found lot of them at ebay around 30 EUR for rd08, and 65 eur for rd02. As far as I know, the thread size is different: RD02 has around 29mm, and RD08 has 20x2.5mm. But, the rest of the stick is same? If this is true, I...
  6. Translap "pops"

    Translap "pops" ( SOLVED !!!) Got 2 problems and here is the story ...English is not my native language so be nice to me .... Trasnsalp 650 in perfect condition 165.000 klm all service on time carburetors cleaned very very well 2000 klm ago by authorized service center . 1) At any...
  7. running on 1 cylinder 700 TRANSALP

    Has anyone else had this happen , when warming up the bike to change the oil , the engine hesitated then stall the temperature was 76 degrees, when i tried to restart the , the engine would only run on 1 cylinder but not tickover i kept it running with the throttle, can anyone help Neil
  8. Bolt identification

    I'm looking for a place to install an oil temperature sensor. Does anyone know the purpose of this bolt (center of picture) and what the clearance behind it looks like?
  9. Oil consumption

    Hi, my TA650 (80000km on the clock) has high oil consumption on the higway. When I returned from France (1500km, at 120km/h, 3 panniers) it used 0,7l. It seems a lot to me. My theory is too high oil temperature. It was really hot (engine case), compare to brothers Tiger 1050...So I am...
  10. 1988 NX650 Problem... running super hot!

    Dominator / FMX
    I'm trying to restore a 1988 NX650.. the bike used to run great years ago and it still runs great. The only problem is the exhaust pipes get cherry red within 10-20 seconds of starting... I measured the temperature with my temp gun and it shows 700f + What could be causing this? Could it be...
  11. running too hot

    My new to me TA XL700 VA runs a bit hot....I read somewhere on this forum that "normal" running temperature for TA is 78C. Although it's winter at the moment my one quickly goes up to 80+ when I hit the traffic, then before I know the fan has kicked in....Coolant level seems OK, I can't see any...
  12. Temperature gauge pointer mooves up and down!

    Africa Twin
    Hello from winter Norway! I have a question regarding the Temp gauge! When the needle points above the C or at low operating temp, the needle is "quiet" in other words does not moove like crazy up and down! When the temperator rises and the pointer passes the middle of the gauge, it starts to...
  13. Magnesium Gold Paint For Engine Casings/Exhaust?

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I'm having trouble finding any suitable paint for the exhaust heat shields on an RD03. What have people used in the passed? As far as I know the colour is Magnesium Gold. Will regular paint work or will it need to be high temperature? I won't be painting the engine casings...
  14. Temperature gauge.

    Hi all, After fitting a new engine I now have a problem with the temperature gauge, it's stays on 1 bar. The engine runs 100%, the water pump and thermostat are fine. I have a spare temperature senser so I pulled off the wire from the bikes sensor and plugged in the spare one and put it in a...
  15. RD03 Exhaust, Repairable?

    Africa Twin
    My exhaust wasn't blowing right so I toke it off to take a look for holes etc, what I found looked to be beyond regular repair. The internal pipe at the start of the muffler has broken free from its self completely. It's hard to describe so I will post a video showing the damage. Externally...
  16. High revs on full choke

    Africa Twin
    Hello guys, I've recentely got myself a 1997 Africa Twin, which had been standing still for about 3 years but would start fine. I brough it over to the garage to have it checked and 'refreshed' - but now everytime I start the bike up with the choke fully engaged it revs to about 4000 rpm. It...
  17. transalp xl700va

    Transalp Technical Specs
    Just bought a 2013 xl700va transalp with 11098 miles on the clock ,i live in Scotland and just wondering if there are any little secrets i should know about the transalps,noises,temperature etc, to look out for, at the moment this bike seems to be one of the best ,fun,and enjoyable bikes I,ve...
  18. Transalp 700 coolant temerature?

    First proper run out today and my running temperature was 75 is same as yours? I ask as ive put some DIY rad covers and wondered if they were making the temp a little high as i can not remeber what the temperature was when i had a few short runs on it without the rad covers on.
  19. PWM Radiator Controller

    Africa Twin
    Today I got the first bits of my Radiator fan controllers, These are simple Pulse width modulation MOSFET motor controllers, they come with a control knob and variable resistor to vary the motor speed, but I'll be adding a thermistor so the speed becomes temperature dependant. They are...
  20. De-humidifier for the garage

    Product Reviews
    Hi there, just wanted to share my experiences with bying a de-humidifier. Installed a hygrometer i my garage and realized I had constant humidity of 70%. to inhibit corrosion i believe the humidity should be below 60%. i therefore invested in a drier-rotor de-humidifier based on review on the...