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  1. 650 Alp weight and known issues

    Transalp
    Hi all, Does anyone know the actual real wet weight of the 650 Alp? Ive got all kinds from 191kg to 225kg!!! Also, anyone aware of any 'known' issues wiht the 650 or things I should be aware of if buying? Cheers all, much thanks! D
  2. Just when things were looking better - b*llocks

    Dominator / FMX
    So the weekend was supposed to be a wife free bike stripping and rough tickover solving couple of days with maybe a cheeky ride out or two. All started well other than an exhaust valve inspection cap trying to break while being removed but I managed to remove it with only minor damage. The...
  3. Sub air filter

    Transalp
    Hello, I was changing my main air filter over the weekend and decided to have a look at the "sub filter" too. part nr 17259-MCB-610, it pretty much disintegrated when i was cleaning it.... so have two question's what does it do (i like to know these things) what can I replace it with, as there...
  4. 1999 RD08 Tickover Issues

    Dominator / FMX
    Really hoping one of you knowledgeable folk on here can help as I'm having issues with the bike popping on tickover (tickover problems seem common for the nx650 by the looks of things). Sometimes the revs will hang high after small throttle input and other times the revs will drop and die but on...
  5. Wanted: Wanted - RD04 nuts, bolts, rear wheel spacers, carb to airbox rubbers.

    For Sale / Wanted
    During our move a box has been misplaced :( Now I have time, space and money to start this rebuild. A lot of xrv rd04 have been broken for parts but no one seams to keep the little things ! Pricing these small items new, very expensive. Thank you. Safe Riding.
  6. Cafe racer build

    Dominator / FMX
    Greetings from Denmark.. I havnt been on here for a while because I have been busy building other bikes... I want to build a cafe racer from a Dommie with a single sided swing arm and usd forks like this one I found on the net. I have bought a single sided swing arm from a VFR 750 F with a pair...
  7. Adjustable screen for the 700

    Transalp
    Yes I know this has been done to death and quite frankly it’s different for each rider and also dependant on things like jacket worn, snood type etc, but.... Has anyone tried this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Adjustable-Windshield-Screen-Adapter-Kit-Honda-XL700V-Transalp-/162487197450 I don’t...
  8. front sprocket shims???

    Africa Twin
    In the process of replacing front sprocket and wondering if there should be shims behind sprocket so that there is no slack when putting locking plate on? There is some play in and out once it is on. No spline wear and it is snug when moving back and forth. My KLR650 has the same type of setup...
  9. 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...
  10. Won't Start

    Dominator / FMX
    Arrrggghhh Not started it for a few weeks, had become more and more difficult to start cold, and now - won't start at all Had lost interest in it lately, now even more so So, after trying to start for a while, (turns over fine), checked spark - nothing I have in the last year or so replaced...
  11. New MOT rules exhaust noise???

    Dominator / FMX
    I'm hopeful to get the old Dominator back on the road this month, however a friend advised there are new MOT rules regarding the exhuast noise. His CBR300 recently failed a test with a modified exhaust. Now my Dominator has a single exhaust and its loud, not as loud as some bikes but I'm...
  12. XL600 LMF Original Tyres

    XL
    Hi All Im new to the forum so if I ask a silly question forgive me! Im just bought a 1986 XL600 LMF, a little ruff round the edges, but original UK twin headlight version, Im going to try and bring it back to original so need a few things, one thing I was looking for were the original tyre...
  13. My latest project

    Dominator / FMX
    Greetings from Denmark, its been a while since I posted about the Dominator I built a few years ago... Once I got it finished I moved on to build a couple more bikes, the latest of which is a SR500 cafe racer I was asked to build by a tattoo artist from Copenhagen with the help of my son...
  14. I don't get it ?

    Dominator / FMX
    Since Ive had this bike, about 3 1/2 years or so, its never been a quick or good starter or go that well, and have had an increasing problem with stalling at idle So over the last year or so Ive done quite a few things to try and solve or at least improve things, get it running nicer etc New...
  15. MOT history check

    Africa Twin
    While checking when things run out on the bikes and cars i noticed you can check the history of the MOT's back as far as 2006 and found in 2008 (before i owned it) my RD07 failed due to the headlight aim too low how petty is that, the place i take mine to would have adjusted that free of charge...
  16. fuel relay location

    Transalp
    Hi I was looking for the fuel cut off relay on my 2004 TA as I'm missing the one off my AT wiring harness and wondered if this will work? trying to get things sorted so i can crank it over..Cheers
  17. Fuse sizing?

    Africa Twin
    So how do you go about choosing a proper size fuse? I received my new 3 circuit setup and would like to get it installed now. One line is going to my gps and another to the rear trunk. is there a rule of thumb to use for figuring things out? Also for the switched circuits can I use a rear turn...
  18. XL600R front axle issue.

    XL
    Hi all A couple of months ago I bought a 1984 XL600R which seems to have had a hard life. The idea being to strip it down, clean it up and sort it out so that I have a decent looking bike that I can enjoy getting dirty again. My latest problem has got me stumped and I'm hoping someone will be...
  19. riding to Dartmoor area

    Africa Twin
    So I may be taking a ferry over to Dover from Belgium in a couple of weeks. Was thinking of going up to the Bath area but now just thinking of taking a left off of ferry in Dover and heading out towards Exeter or such. Really don't have a plan per se just trying to get a little riding in. How's...
  20. Air Cut Off Valve Cap Hole Size ?

    Dominator / FMX
    This is the air cut off valve cap Amongst many other things i tried to make sure everything is clean etc So when I tried to blow through this i thought it could be blocked Very difficult to blow through so i thought try pushing something through Tried old fuse wire, nope, tried a pin, nope...
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