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  1. Africa Twin 750 Re-build

    Africa Twin
    I was recommended to add a thread as I'm currently having another fad of re-building my Africa Twin. I bought it 5 years ago as a 'project' and proceeded to leave it in the shed for 4 years! Last Christmas I dismantled it in a shed, since then I've moved house and have the space to get my teeth...
  2. Newbie with new XL350.

    XL
    Hi, just joined this forum as I have just bought a very nice imported ( USA ) 1972 XL 350 that was restored 11 years ago and not been used since. It has been part of a private collection including a Vincent Black Shadow. Plan to put oil down the plug hole for a few days and see how the engine...
  3. A HUGE problem on my Transalp xl 700v 2011 model

    Transalp
    This applies to a 2011 model XL 700V. It has gone 53000 km. The problem started at about 50000 km. Is there anyone in Norway who has had the same symptoms? Or is it a Reodor Felgen out there who has some smart input? I posted this last year and got some tips, but without result. Have gone in and...
  4. Africa twin 89 to 2006 seat height question... can anyone help?

    Africa Twin
    hello all, can anyone offer any advice on where one could get a lowering kit for my bike? Im only 5.5 foot tall so need to do something. I managed to get my 1150 gs adv down to 81.5 using a hyperpro kit but they dont do anything for an older africa twin. Any tips on seats, fork springs...
  5. Windshield for Transalp 700 2013

    Transalp
    Hey all! Just wondering if anyone can give me some tips on which is the best touring windshield. I did a google search and i can see lots of them so just want a personal input which one should i get Cheers. adasilva
  6. Dash Cam Experiences?

    Photography
    Hello, fellow two-wheelers! I consider mounting a (double) dash cam on my bike, and I can´t navigate in the jungle - I would rather get tips from experienced people in here. INNOVV seems to be a good choice, but one place it was mentioned that it stops recording for a short period of time now...
  7. coolant 700 va9

    Transalp
    any tips on the correct way to change the coolant on the transalp 700 Neil
  8. coolant tube o ring

    Transalp
    Hi all, my TA 700 as a coolant drip, from the tube between the cylinders, as anyone got any tips on changing the O rings !!
  9. Pete

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Thanks for letting me join the forum. I have been biking since I was 4 got my first road bike at 17. At the moment I have a deauville but first bike was a 1977 Honda XL125 with the orange tank. Sold in error, woman involved. Have chance to buy another one to renovte but it needs quite a few...
  10. Dominator NX650 frame versus XL600 frame

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi, does anyone know if there is a big difference between a NX650 frame and a XL600 Frame? I'm considering to put all XL600parts (fuel tank, seat, lichts, fenders etc on a Dominator frame (+engine)... Maybe also an option would be to put a dominator engine in the XL600? I have no idea how...
  11. Rear shock - A bit too soft?

    Transalp
    Hi. I have had my 99' TA 600 for a while now, and I want to make my bike a little less soft, and also try to lift the rear a bit. Is this possible just by modifying the original parts? Has anyone done this before? In the front I added a few mm. of fork-oil, and changed the viscosity. That...
  12. NX650 Oil Strainer Removal

    Dominator / FMX
    Anyone taken the oil strainer out of the bottom of their frame? Tried removing it yesterday, so i could check it, and get frame ready for powder coat, but could not get it to undo. Tried interlocking two spanners to get a higher torque, but still no joy. Any tips on removal???
  13. Xrl250 baja decomp stuck?

    XR Technical Specs
    Hi all,I have a xlr250 baja md22. '92. As far as I know, it's quite close to xr250r, so I asking here.I don't like the auto decomp., so cable cutted. The bike stored for a year. With the usual (to me at least ;) start procedure, I push slowly the kick starter, find a compression, release and...
  14. removing headstock outer race

    Transalp
    trying to remove the headstock bearing outer race on my 2010 700 from the headstock but the inner diameter of the outer race is bigger than the shoulder it sits on :( no edge at all to get to to knock them out. Any tips or tricks ?
  15. Touring Tips

    Transalp
    I’m a strong believer in less is more when it comes to touring speed, a rider can withstand more hours at 65mph for example than 75, especially if they stop every hour for 10 mins rest. I’m riding 250 miles on Friday but in no particular hurry, so thought it might be fun to try a programme of...
  16. Barkbusters limiting steering movement - RD04

    Africa Twin
    Hi, mt AT (Catweasel's) has barkbusters and they limit the steering. They hit the fairing before end of the normal range of movement and I think they are why my steering lock won't engage. Any tips before I start grinding bits away? Cheers, Stewart.
  17. Pulse Sender / Generator Replacement

    Dominator / FMX
    Anyone got some tips etc on best way to replace the Pulse Sender please ? Mines playing up more often now, wouldn't start after filling her up for ten minutes today, which its never done before :rolleyes: I already have one, had a feeling it would need it sooner or later after reading...
  18. RD07a engine removal WTF??

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, after about 2 hours in the garage fighting with it I still cant get the engine out of the frame. Has anyone got any tips/ photos or video of engine removal,surly it can't be so hard? And if i'm having this much trouble getting it out how do I get it back in????? thanks
  19. Front and Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement

    Dominator / FMX
    Front and Rear Wheel Bearings I wish to replace my 89 Dominator Front and Rear Wheel bearings Any tips and tricks please? I already have the bearings and seals
  20. Transalp 600 tips/tricks/info/advice document

    Transalp
    Useful document here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwYQrJT16ogVN3NaNVpld1V3VjA/edit
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