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  1. Africa Twin
    Hi everybody, I am rebuilding front brakes and I need to change two out of four pistons, but I have trouble finding them in online shops where I usually get my stuff (german and austrian shops). Some have it for older models, some say that it is the same piston for older and newer models (I...
  2. Helmets
    I'm currently wearing a Shoei Neotec Mk1. The visor leaks a fair bit when it rains. The Pinlock insert seems to shrink and fit poorly, therefore it mists up. The leaking visor causes the misting to accelerate. I contacted Pinlock and they sent me a new insert. It also shrunk over time and now...
  3. Transalp
    Hello folks, I had an intermittent fault with my 700 for months now. Sometimes it would't start and then sometimes engine would cut out when handlebars were turned to the right. Yesterday I decided to have a proper look and after looking for frayed wires or something out of ordinary I pulled on...
  4. Varadero
    Help please! Bike immaculate,, tank gets damaged but worked fine, full fill ups etc. Tank gets repaired, cracking job. Bike given back with fuel light on???? Got home, decided to go to garage to fill up--- bike cuts out. Put 3 gallons in, still would not start--no smell of petrol. Dropped...
  5. Transalp
    It wont let me change my email address in "settings" It doesn't email me when I get a private message It doesn't email me when there is a reply to a thread I am subscribed to All this seems to have started a few days ago Is anyone else having these problems?
  6. Dominator / FMX
    Hi there, I have a 99' fx650 which I purchased to refurb and modify. I do not know how it ran before it was dismantled. It was only started. I have now rebuilt after refurb and I'm having trouble with engine hesitation with throttle open. I have put a larger main jet (175) as it has a custom...
  7. XL Technical Specs
    Having trouble with a weak spark on my Honda XL250R. We think the source coil is at fault but on test it gives 76 Ohms resistance. The correct resistance is unclear as the manual we have says reading should be in the range 200 to 500 Ohms. However later it says that for post 1981 the reading the...
  8. 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
  9. Africa Twin
    A bit of advice/help would be gratefully received here. I'm trying to find front and rear discs for the XRV 650. I haven't had much luck finding anything good, my primary concern is most aftermarket discs are a single piece, where the OEM appear to be floating (perhaps due to a risk of...
  10. Africa Twin
    Hi all, i am new to this site and need some of your collective wisdom. i am rebuilding my RD07A and have come across unusual wear on the inside of the crank cases that looks like the crank rubbing against them. I cannot find any thrust washers or any method of adjusting crank lateral movement. i...
  11. Transalp
    Hi all,please bear with me,this has been a tricky few months,after a couple of years trouble free riding! A couple months ago started sputtering,backfiring,rev counter playing up,eventually found out was cdi unit. On trip up north a month ago,same symptoms,but with more smoke...just replaced...
  12. Dominator / FMX
    hi.. im new to the forum and hope i can get some help on here. i just got a nx650 that had been stripped for painting and was never put back together, i am having trouble getting a spark,, at the cdi i have 6 wires but all the wiring diagrams i have seen only show 5? i have a 4 block connector...
  13. XL
    Hello from Italy. I recently purchased and restored an 1987 Xl-600RM: I like how it go, More than I could to imagine. The my premise: I'am a big fan of the original XL-600R but I dislike it because of the foot start... I have problems athe knees and I have the fear of to be in trouble in the...
  14. XL
    Hi guys my 1st post hope it is in the right place.I have recently acquired a 1974 xl250 motor sport without a engine.I would like to rebuild it as original but having real trouble sourcing a suitable engine.I know its a longshot but does anyone know of or have one for sale? I do hope someone can...
  15. Africa Twin
    I'm having trouble removing the inner speedo cable on my AT. It broke about 30cm from the top and I am trying to push the old one up from the hub end and it doesn't budge. I've been somewhat forceful and no go. it spins however. Also worth noting that I have spayed a bunch of WD40 in the casing...
  16. Vendor Deals
    1. Any and all commercial posting on the forum requires vendor credentials to do so. This includes: A business name Usernames, business information in your Signatures and or Avatars, soliciting in private message, and any and all commercial posting in threads. Failure to sign up as a vendor...
  17. XL
    Hi Guys i'm having trouble splitting the bottom engine case on my 82 Xl500r, i have to replace the kick start return spring, i have the engine upside down on the head & I've removed all the exterior screws, are there any internal screws i have to remove & what is the best way to separate them...
  18. Dominator / FMX
    Hey NX650 from 1988. Have a jet kit in the mail and planning on doing Dave's mod. I wanted to take the carburetor apart and clean it up before hand, but having trouble getting two of the screws in the float chamber out - seem very soft and I don't want to ruin them. I have PH and PZ...
  19. Dominator / FMX
    So I went to see just how deep the rabbit hole goes and completely tore my dommie apart for a restoration. I'm currently rebuilding it, and I've changed the pads on the rear, but there is only a pin to secure them on one end, which means that the pads won't stay in the caliper! What am I...
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