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  1. Barney bodget pannier brackets part deux

    This might not interest anyone, except those with some spare Nonfango panniers. It might not interest them either, but hey! :D Just received my newly ordered Givi pannier brackets for my new to me 700. as I had the nonfango panniers, the made up brackets as well and these were last fitted to my...
  2. XL250S Headlight issue

    Hi all, my XL250S has started blowing the dip filament as soon as it is turned on. The main beam is fine with no issues. When I checked with a multimeter I found the white wire has continuity to earth when the lights are switched on. Has anyone any ideas what might be causing it or what to...
  3. Wanted: 96 XRV Rear Rim wanted.

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi folks , so yes my rear rim has turned into the magical Japanese dust from the inside ! Has anyone got a suitable rear rim for sale for my P reg XRV :D
  4. SLR-FX-FMX Frame differences

    Dominator / FMX
    Does anybody know what differences (if any) there are between the SLR/FX and the FMX650 frames? I know the SLR and FX are identical because I've turned an SLR into an FX and vice versa. I'm interested in re-framing and older Vigor into an FMX650 to get a 2007 registration number. I can see the...
  5. Fuel overflowing

    Right guys after my first successful post on the forum I am back again in need of help! So I am well versed in carburettors however with all the tubing attached to the Varadero I am a bit bemused. Just started her up this afternoon and fuel began spewing out of one of the overflow pipes which...
  6. Rd03 fuel pump relay bypass...

    Africa Twin
    My fuel pump doesn't work when on the bike & the engine is turning over, but once removed works fine when connected to 12v so I suspect the relay - a relay bypass seems a good option, I like to hear the pump working when the ignition is turned on in any case, can anyone think of a reason NOT to?
  7. Stefter sprocket noisey...

    Africa Twin
    Hi All Has anyone fitted this new sprocket to their bike yet.After getting caught in the last panic over worn AT drive shafts I put my name down for one of these sprockets without really taking a look at mine first,Any way it turned up all good so thought I would put it on the bike. I removed...
  8. Motorcycle Vagabonds - Ride around the World

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Around the World on Two Wheels, Vagabond Style We have dreamed of it for many years, until we finally plucked up the courage to leave it all behind. After 3 ½-years travelling around the world on Honda Transalps we are now back and ready to reminisce about the 114,000 miles that have passed...
  9. Dead Varadero

    Hello, Looking for a few suggestions before I make a start. 2008 Varadero 20,000 owned from new. Went to it today after standing for a couple of months, been on the optimate on and off for a few weeks, but always get the yellow 'fault' light at the end of the cycle. Turned the key, the fi...
  10. NX650 2000 exhaust front pipes...???

    Dominator / FMX
    With out putting to much though into it, I bought a pair of stainless steel?? down pipes off of eBay for my 2000 Dommie, had a very quick play with them tonight and I think they might be for a different model..?? Are there more than one combination for our NX650s...?? also they are supposed to...
  11. MCN Buxton Pics???

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, happy new year and all that! Has anyone recieved the pics that the photographer took at the MCN shoot in Buxton? Simon said that he would email/USB stick etc all the pics out to those that turned up. I would be a bit disappointed, after all the effort we put in, if he hasn't bothered...
  12. DIY ALU Panniers and Top Box

    Africa Twin
    Well,I just turned 40 and went out and bought myself a TIG Welder in Fairyhouse Market as a present to myself today. This will be the thread for my build. I've never welded before, so this is gonna be a steep learning curve. Thought I'd start the thread by hopefully giving you all a bit of a...
  13. Petrol coming out a tube on carb

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi lads iv had my carb off today to give it a clean and just look at the condition of it and to put in my new jets. When i have put it back on the bike and turned the petrol tap to on petrol has come out a tube what connects on to the carb right next to where the petrol tap pipe connets can...
  14. Headlight aim - stupid question..

    ...but the manual is not clear here. To lower the beam, must the adjustment know be turned clockwise or anti-clockwise? Thanks,
  15. Hello there.

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi I'm back on the forum after selling my xr 650 a few years ago. I'm now the owner of a dommie 650. 1990 One owner from new and just under 7000 on the clock. It hasn't been run for a while so i replaced the dead battery checked oil and filled with fresh fuel and turned it over on the...
  16. Rd04 fuel taps

    Africa Twin
    Hi, Both my fuel taps on my Rd04 don't shut off the fuel when turned off, does anyone know if they are repairable ? Cheers Bob.
  17. Indicators

    Have noticed recently that it takes about 4 seconds for my indicators to engage after being turned on, not a highly technical bod myself.......but could it be a dodgy relay??
  18. Never ceases to amaze me

    How many people drop their bikes just getting on the damn things. Was at the H Cafe bike night tonight and some old geezer had an XJR1200. My mate shouted "your bike"... I ran over and this old codger had dropped his bike next to mine. I had mine on the centre stand and luckily all that had...
  19. Noise from front end

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, Just noticed a strange noise from the front end on low speed's not a grinding noise of worn pads on dics, to me it's sounds more of a cable or mudguard rub type of noise. It does'nt do it all the time and seems to appear more from the forks compressing rather than the brakes. Disc's...
  20. Blue Magic and Rubbrubb!

    Just gave my forks a rubbdown! Turned out a bit more chrome then I wanted............... :confused: Before and After pic: