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  1. Who's liable for my tools destroyed in fire at workplace ?

    I've got a tricky question. I was hoping someone here would have some experience or insight. I went for a job at a workshop. The boss was keen to hire me but he said he'd put me on a trial for a few weeks to see how I got on. He told me to bring in my tools and do a couple of days a week in the...
  2. lowering TA

    Hi new to this forum, and suffering from ducks disease i want to lower my 650 ta been told sv650 curvy rear shock will fit,and is 10 mm shorter, any confirm od debunk this please.
  3. Fixed my neutral switch....

    I was told it was intermittent when I bought the bike, and had been checked out and nothing seen to be wrong. So, investigations were made, and I soon discovered it barely reached the contact point inside the gearbox. I’ll probably order a new one, maybe, and I didn’t want to leave the copper...
  4. Standard carb clamp sizes

    Dominator / FMX
    Sorry folks, I'm asking for help again. I'm going to hopefully be cleaning and stripping the carb this weekend and while its out i will be replacing parts as i go. Does anyone know the sizes of the carb manifold clamps for both the air filter and inlet manifold rubbers? I would try and...
  5. Honda NX650 Dominator

    Dominator / FMX
    Does anyone out there have any experience of fitting a Keihin FCR41 Flat Slide Carb to a Dominator? I was told by a carb specialist that this would be an improvement and a little more power. If so, how hard is it and what would I have to do .? Thanks in advance Ian Melrose
  6. My latest project

    I want to re-wire my Dommie because I cant get it started due to a re-wiring problem.. Last spring/summer me and my son build a cafe racer for a tattoo artist in Copenhagen.. When the bike was finished he sent me a M-Unit blue and some switches,and an expensive speedo... I fit the switches ...
  7. Transalp tire swap with Africa Twin

    Transalp Technical Specs
    Hi. My current back tire on my transalp 600v 1998 (Back: 120/90-17 m/c 64s) is more then dead, but i have some new tires sitting on my Africa twin 650 1988, (my father told me they are 140/80 R17, no idea how the naming system works.) I guess if they fit, it would be a slimmer tire, but would it...
  8. RD07 rebuild

    Africa Twin
    Hello all ! This winter i want to rebuild my beloved AT as it already eats some oil - about 1l/1000km or so. I bought 8 years ago an complete engine with about 35.000 km, or so the seller told me. Anyway, i kept this engine in storage for 8 years and before i`ll put it on my bike i wanted to...
  9. Starting Issue

    Africa Twin
    Hello there, Have recently bought a RD07A with some overheating issues, the problem was the radiators but i took the previlage and changed all the gaskets just to be sure. When i was waiting for the parts to arrive i did a horrible mistake. The bike had an alarm system but since i was not...
  10. Exhasut makes loud pop/bang after piston change and setting cam timing.

    Mechanical Advice
    Bike wont start! Exhasut makes loud bang after piston change and setting cam timing. I got a stomp juicebox 3 110cc off my friend. He told me he was riding it and the bike slowed down and when he turned it off it wouldn't turn back on. I knew a bit about bikes and after searching forums and...
  11. Engine clicking / tapping noise. What could it be? Video

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi, I'm new here and have recently bought a 1997 Dominator in relatively original condition. I've just been sorting our a few bits before I'm going to strip it down and build a scrambler around it. It has started making this loud tapping / clicking sound that can only be described as sounding...
  12. Front brake issues

    Africa Twin
    Hi, failed the MOT yesterday :cry: due to uneven braking at the front. I can feel that the braking is uneven (as you apply slight pressure to come to a stop it feels like the disc is warped) but didn't really feel it was an issue. The MOT man did... So...what to do? I removed both discs and...
  13. Speedo drive keep breaking!

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi Guys, I am alive and well and still trying to use the Dominator at least once a week despite now owning a new bike. My plans to strip and rebuild the bike over the summer went out the window due to lack of funds. I have however had the front wheel off more times than I...
  14. shoei neotec & bmw system 7 carbon users, a word please.

    after 20 years of wearing flip up helmets, up to a certain (low) price. yeah i know...finally in a position to get the helmet that ticks most of my boxes, limit. so, i had a list of the lids that i fancy. twas a big list, until i went to local Schuberth etc shop. 1 min away...
  15. Rear footpeg springs

    Dominator / FMX
    Could anyone show a pic of the rear footpeg springs ? Mine for some untold reason are missing, i am reluctant to shell out for new pegs for the sake of a couple of springs but have no idea what they look like so cant start a search. Its an 89 model :rolleyes:
  16. KTM duke, Installed new exhaust, when running blowing from connecting pipes?

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi, So today i installed an aftermarket exhaust onto my duke, and after getting it all setup with some exhaust paste too applied to the inside of the linking pipe and the pipe that connects to the slip on exhaust, i noticed that there is a small blow coming from the clamps, on the linking pipe...
  17. Vigor 650 engine rebuild tips please.

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi been registered on the forum for a few years as an interested, occasional visitor. However now just bought a rough Vigor for the right money with a view to building a flat tracker / cafe racer. I knew engine was in need of at least a top end rebuild when I bought it, so now just starting...
  18. A bodger is born.

    Greetings from Denmark. A few months I posted a picture of my sons latest project. This one has been on hold as jnr has spent all his money getting his other one sorted. I donated a pair of CX silencers as the originals are donald ducked and told jnr he can have them if he can make em fit so...
  19. Piston rings XRV 650

    Africa Twin
    Hi All I am currently renovating my XRV 650 and I need new piston rings for it. Unfortunately I am having a very tough time finding a new set of these. The pistons are an oversize allready (I was told it was a 0.5 piston I measured the diameter, and it was 78.5 mm if this information has any...
  20. XRV750 RD07 digital trip meter clocking up miles ways too fast - Help Please

    Africa Twin
    Evening all... I have a strange thing going on with my bike. I lost the speedo etc so have replaced the plastic drive wheel on the front wheel and all is turning nicely and the speedo is now working again at the correct speed. However, the digital trip meter seems to have had a mardy fit and...