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  1. Africa Twin
    Hi All, Although I've been a member for years I've never posted before as usually, thanks to the folks that do I usually find what I need...But! I'm rebuilding my 94 A/T and despite taking pictures before disassembly I'm at a total loss as to where the smaller of the 2 side stand springs...
  2. Transalp
    Hi, My 2011 Transalp 700 VA has developed an annoying and increasingly frequent fault. Never had any problems with the bike before, engine runs great. 18,000 miles on the bike. While driving up the M1 last night, on 3 or 4 occasions, when I opened the throttle to overtake, the HISS warning...
  3. Africa Twin
    Hi all, Started the rebuild process last week at last! Thought I would start a tread about it as I do like to read a good rebuild post and happy to receive any suggestions that go along with it. Happy with my progress so far but I think this is going to take a long time before it's back on the...
  4. Clothing
    Just thought I would let you all know about this waistcoat with high collar. My first go with heated gear and even though it was 10 degrees in the Yorkshire Dales there was always a cold wind. I was wearing a decent Merino wool base layer and the waistcoat over that plus a well known 3 layer...
  5. Africa Twin
    Hi all, Greeting from the west coast of the US. I have been lucky enough to import a 1997 TA. The motor was blown and I'm starting the rebuild process. I need to press the crank shells out of the case and I was wondering what people are using or any tricks. I was planning on turning a pressing...
  6. XR
    Hi All, I've just recently aquired an 93' XR650L and it didn't run well initially. Symptoms where popping once in a while while driving, but also when standing still, dropping gas to idle, it ran for around 15 secs and then one pop in the exhaust and boom stop :-) I reckoned it was running to...
  7. Dominator / FMX
    i have just rebuilt my 92 dommie top end new followers,oilpump disaster. I have fitted everything back as itshould be however when turning the motor over on the crank to find the T mark. As i rotate the crank i can hear a "click" is this the cam actuating the decrompression plunger? should i be...
  8. Dominator / FMX
    Hello My indicators work when the ignition is on and also when the motor is turning and in neutral. As soon as I put it in gear, even with the clutch in, they stop working. Also, perhaps related; - the headlight dims when I am driving and the revs pick up - the neutral gear cut switch (can't...
  9. Africa Twin
    Hi all, Why I'm asking is because I only had CDI failure symptoms for 1 or 2 km and then I put my spare CDI in. Basically what happened was my battery is in very bad shape and isn't holding a charge, the last 3 days the battery was even worse. I was on my way to a motorcycle shop to get a...
  10. For Sale / Wanted
    Hi guys first can I say how happy I was to come across this site because I have eventually got the ride of my dreams (no that was 30 years ago when I met my wife ) I should say the bike of my dreams .I collected her looking very forlorn chained to a drainpipe No not my wife the bike where she...
  11. Africa Twin
    Hi, I am new here and as a Africa Twin owner I need some help with the TripMaster. Basically, I need to understand how the pair Tripmaster-Speed sensor work. I want to capture the pulse that the Speed sensor generates when the front wheel is turning without having the Tripmaster connected...
  12. Africa Twin
    Fellow Africa Twin enthusiasts, Asked my local garage to look at some electrical issues I had with my RD04, unfortunately when they handed bike back they did not return the black round diode-fuse (located in the main fuse box located below the ignition) circled in the photo (and later told me...
  13. Dominator / FMX
    :rolleyes: OK guys, I guess some sort of confession time. So the Tuesday after the Thursday I got hit by a car I got hit by a lorry. I have put the footage below. I guess in hindsight you could say I shouldn't have been in that position but coming through London, filtering, passing vehicles...
  14. 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...
  15. Transalp
    Hi there! My first motorbike (since my 125cc motocross) is a Transalp 600 1992 in great condition. Already love it. I kind of like how quiet it is, but if I could gain a few horsepowers, I could consider a cooler sound :) What exhausts do you recommend? Is it worth it? I hate the dull...
  16. Africa Twin
    Good day all you lucky Africa Twin riders. I'm currently doing a rebuild project on my Transalp and one of the mods is of course a rd04 tank. A tank from Greece should be arriving soon but in the meantime I've completely forgot about the petcocks and the fuel sensor. Was completely unfazed by...
  17. Dominator / FMX
    My bike is fast turning into the above :) I've replaced the carburetor, after some unpleasant running problems, the old one looked like it had been to the bottom of the sea. Amongst many other things the kill switch didn't work. Will this one be compatible? NEW REPLACEMENT START STOP/KILL...
  18. 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?
  19. Transalp
    XL700VA9 so not old but starts and stalls on cold & damp mornings unless revved a few times. Once running its fine and the batteries good and will keep turning it over until it starts. It's supposed to have been serviced but I'm suspecting plugs and/or air filter are the cause, what plugs do...
  20. Africa Twin
    Hi guys, I changed the clutch on my '91 RD04, but I have/had some problems and it's not working. result: even if I engage the clutch completely, or I put the engine in neutral stand, there is still friction between the engine and wheel. in centre stand for example wheel is turning (however...
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