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  1. XR
    Afternoon All, After a years ownership and use I got half way up High Button yesterday and fried my clutch. When I got it back, cleaned and stripped there is a horrible burnt smell, blackened plates and destroyed friction linings ripped up, melted and fused with friction material bits loose in...
  2. Varadero
    I have been wanting to do this mod for so long & finally got my act together & cut the Varadero flywheel today & fitted it. Here is a picture of the Std Varadero & VTR flywheels, the bigger is the Varadero's. Cut the tail off with a 9” grinder with cutting disc, crank was held/strapped to a...
  3. Transalp
    Having just purchased a TA700 for my wife, I would never have dreamed of buying one myself but what a pleasure it is to ride. Very relaxed riding position, engine..plenty of torque , high up riding position. I now find myself taking it for a ride quite often and ask myself why did Honda stop...
  4. Africa Twin
    First post on the forum. Moderators, please guide me right if these questions has already benen answered elsewhere on the forum. 1A. Assume that we start with an unmodified RD04 - how much can the power (horsepower, torque) be increased by modifying airbox, changing air filter, changing...
  5. Dominator / FMX
    Just bought an FMX a few days ago, Thus far I changedfront and rear sprockets from 14/42 to 15/39... My findings to this new gear ratio are... an easier acceleration, better top end 120 km cruising 148 km maxed out, Better fuel economy, the bike seems to make more usable torque. I have a...
  6. Transalp
    I sold my Transalp !!!!!! :( Ok before you start berating me, I had an itch to scratch. I always had a notion for a Tiger 955i was going to buy one years ago but went down the B*W GS route instead. So a few months ago found myself with a 87 Transalp, a Triumph 900 Sprint and a Suzuki GSX1400...
  7. Africa Twin
    I'm about to start replacing most of my bike's bearings, and the nut that sets the torque for the head bearings (around 11 psi IIRC) 'requires' a specific castellated Honda socket retailing at I think around the 50 quid mark... Before I strip the front stem, does anyone know what the approx...
  8. Dominator / FMX
    I have rarely posted a thread on the forum, but really believe I should share my experience with the Avon Distanza tyres I've been using on the FMX for the last 4 months. Maybe other FMX owners have experienced front wheel slip out when cornering and the same on rear occasionally. I have been...
  9. Transalp
    Hi folks, So I'm in the middle of an EU roadtrip and have started developing a particular knock-knock, or clunk-clunk, whatever your poison... its a rhythmic double sound followed by a short pause, repeat. Most audible in first to third gears and either goes away above 40mph, or I can't hear...
  10. Varadero
    Hi, Recently I have been looking into fitting VTR cams into the Varadero heads. I have been thinking of this for quite a while & here are my findings so far. Here's why. The Varadero has around 85 bhp @ the rear wheel & around 60 lb/ft torque. The VTR Firestorm has around 100 bhp @ the...
  11. Africa Twin
    Hi everyone !! I have had a couple of XR605R's before..... now I would like to build a Africa twin Supermotard. I know that gas flowing the ports will increase a few horses, as well as replacing the carb with a webber or similar. Are there any worthwhile mods I can do for extra low to mid...
  12. Africa Twin
    Hi, So I am rebuilding my AT RD04 Engine after a strip and repaint and have hit a bit of a problem: I replaced the crank journal bearing shells and took what I thought was reasonable trouble to identify the correct sizing for these (as you have a couple of options depending on the sizing stamp...
  13. Transalp
    Ahem. Hello it's "have a go Dave" again, needing to stop fiddling. Basically, I now have a terrible 'wobble' about to go full tank-slapping nightmare and kinda need a bit of advice before A) I kill myself, or B) I accidentally kill my Alp lol ! Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll...
  14. Dominator / FMX
    I thought i'd clean the crankase screen filter today while changing the oil. Its never been done since i've had the bike. as adviced by someone in the forum, spare gasket on standby. Bits and pieces off, side cover off. without even taking the screen off, i could see it was spotless, took it...
  15. BMW
    I fitted a Cymarc Crudcatcher the other week, when I removed the bolt just below the oil level sight glass there was a weep of oil from the bolt hole. Which seemed very odd, and as this was the first bolt i undid I fitted the Crudcatcher by only removing one bolt at a time and tightened them to...
  16. Dominator / FMX
    I love this engine! I adore its torque and semplicity! At Home - OVER2000RIDERS we have a special interest for this bikes. I want to share with you few picture of our private one and some of the costumers... I hope you liked them! I will post...
  17. XL
    I got me one of these: Now I wasnt expecting much but there really isnt much power at all! Bizarrely there is a bit of torque and it will "torque" its way up a reasonably steep hill off-road in 2nd but there just doesnt seem to be any midrange, and you have to rev the nads off it in a...
  18. Transalp
    Anyone with an idea about the torque setting of the water coolant drain plug on the water pump. Bike is XL650V5 Thanks for any replies!
  19. Tools
    i need to replace my old torque wrench so can anyone recommend a mid priced, 3/8 drive suitable for motorbikes bearing in mind it will only be used occasionally and for the usual routine stuff. my old one came from machine mart and served me well so it doesnt have to be a snap-on or anything...
  20. Transalp
    Hi, does anyone have the torque settings for the following on a XL650V-6; Steering stem nut Fork yolk bolts Brake caliper bolts Front wheel spindle clamp nuts and anything else on the front end that I've forgotten :D cheers, Bob.
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