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  1. MOTORCYCLEiD
    The Akrapovic company, with its technologically advanced manufacturing facilities and highly-skilled specialists, is considered a pioneer in its field. The company was founded in 1991 by Igor Akrapovič, a racer who was pursuing perfection but couldn’t find suitable products for his bike on the...
  2. For Sale / Wanted
    I have owned this bike for the past 3 years and has been 100% reliable. It was first registered in Dec 1998 and is MOT'd until 16 Aug 2019. It is fantastic condition for its age and has a full service history with receipts to back this up. The bike was garaged for many years and recommissioned...
  3. Transalp
    Discreetly watch second bike TA 650 going though its MOT and I know that chain brings out worst of tester's OCD as it was marked as loose in advisory last year. I know it's in perfect condition and correctly tensioned but for him it's a fail for too slack. So he kindly gets the tools out and...
  4. Dominator / FMX
    Just tried to post and lost the thread, here goes the second attempt. Have some good parts to go on Can this be cleaned up in the frame? I really want to keep the engine in the frame. Go gentle on me. I'm no expert, basic tools, small space to work in and a tight budget...
  5. Transalp
    Hi All, I'm doing a quick trip to Brisbane to pick up a doner Trans Alp and need to pull front end and swing arm / rear wheel off to fit on a pallet for shipping to Darwin. I will be cutting the frame to fit it on as the frame is bent and i have a spare. Just after some info on what tools i may...
  6. Africa Twin
    I have been trying for two weeks or more to remove the clutch basket, I have tried everything I can think of and nothing is working, I bought a clutch holding tool today and still no luck. Of course I don’t have a impact gun and I’m using basic tools. Also the engine is out of the frame. Has...
  7. XL
    I have a knack of acquiring spares. They end up left on the floor after I put things back together. :/ Anyway, last night I finally got round to changing the sprockets and chain on my 1981 XL185. Everything came off and went back on as I expected but when I was tidying up tools afterwards I...
  8. Transalp
    Hi All, My TA is just approaching 20,000 miles and the service book is a bit sketchy. Its a 04 plate, 650. I got it with 18,000 miles on it almost a year ago and I'm guessing its time to get the spanners out. The oil is still cleanish, but I think ill change it anyway, and I had a look at the...
  9. Chatter
    I found an imperial measurements socket set for sale here in Denmark for £20 Its make is USAG which I have never heard of and its has 21 sockets from 3/8" up to ! 1/4" which is a bargain in this part of Europe that I call home.. While I was talking to the seller I asked if he had any other tools...
  10. Transalp
    Hello! I'm off to Africa in a few days to ride an XL700 for a while and I don't have one at home, I was wondering if you could recommend the most commonly needed tools and sizes for the bike? I'd love to arrive ready to change a tyre, tighten a chain etc. Any help gratefully received! Thanks :p
  11. Africa Twin
    This one belongs to my friend. Max weight is 22lbs on that rack (so says the sticker). He had 17lbs of "survial tools and equipement". He went for medium off-roading. Nothing hard. Did a small jump over a ridge and... crack !!! Would you bring less for a day of off-roading ?
  12. Varadero
    It appears that the XL125 suffers with the same issues as the XL1000 with fading, then weeping, rear shocks! :( My nephew has a 125 and he contacted me earlier today regarding what sounds like a shock with knackered seals to me, some oil about and ropey handling were the symptoms. He is a...
  13. Chatter
    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...
  14. Travel
    This seems to be a nice tool to find campsites for free. At least in North America there are plenty of them listed. For the rest of the world it´s terra incognita more or less. https://freecampsites.net Check out this one, too: http://ioverlander.com/ You have to flag "informal campsites"...
  15. Africa Twin
    My last bike (600 Alp) and my new AT both have tubed tyres, and it was always in the back of my mind "What happens if I get a puncture?" I've literally no idea how to change the inner tubes, even though I must have watched a dozen You Tube Videos on 'how-to'. Plus, I really dont fancy the...
  16. Transalp
    Hi guys I haven't been on hear for a few years due to a lot of upheaval finances ,and my last Transalp I had to part with.So inbetween my last two bikes were a Yamaha majesty 400 scooter and recently a Fazer which I had for 4 weeks until a struck a deal to get my current Tranny 650 I am so...
  17. Dominator / FMX
    Wen the engine is cold i dont get any clutch slip but wen the engine is hot i get clutch slip can any1 advise me on what i shud do to solve this problem. I was going to buy new friction plates an see if thats solves the problem. Also will i need any special tools to change the clutch?
  18. Transalp
    Hi, I didn't get a toolkit with my TA and would like something under my seat for emergencies etc. I can make up a set from spare tools but would prefer original if available but can't find one on the internet. Questions: Does anyone know where I can buy an original? Can some kind person list...
  19. Africa Twin
    Hi guys, Just quick question. Getting ready for my trip in EU on my RD04. Already got mosfet rectifier fitted and this week gonna fit facet fuel pump so that's sorted. Had an incident previously with snapped throttle cable on my zzr couple years ago on a trip made my life hard to get it done...
  20. Tools
    Anyone got one of these tools I can borrow? They're £48 to buy and I'll only use it once probably. I will copy it at work and make a few so they'll be plenty to share around. I'll post it back to the lender straight away. Cheers Mick
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