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  1. Transalp
    Someone helpfully drove into me this week, they hit the very front of front wheel (from the side) i have slackened off the top and middle yokes, removed the fork brace and mudguard, and bashed the wheel against a lampost but I can't get it straight/true this photo was taken with the wheel...
  2. Transalp
    Guaranteed to round off the allen key hole. it first twisted the allen key so I bought a 3/8' drive hex bit, which rounded of the allen key hole. Not one of Mr Honda's greatest design features. Has anybody replaced these with a hex head sprocket bolt from another bike?
  3. Chatter
    Hi all can anyone tell me how I can tell if the front forks on my sons varadero are "BENT OR TWISTED so badly they wont pass a mot" to quote the mechanic. I cant see anything and it rides ok according to my son. Cheers
  4. Africa Twin
    Howzit, I've got a second hand 2000 twin, recently having problems with the ignition After inspection of the wiring I found that some wires has been cut and hanging loose two brown wires and a yellow one All other wires has also been cut and just twisted together, got the problem solved, just...
  5. Africa Twin
    Hi everyone, I have an RD04 with slightly twisted handlebars and wondered what was the best replacement bars (to replace as standard) ? I'm assuming something like RENTHALS, but which model and spec. ?........... .......and then where best to get them from ?.................. Many thanks...
  6. Africa Twin
    just had the WOF for my new rd04 (New Zealand MOT) and it failed. he said i needed to straighten the bars/clamps. i don't think there bent. when your going in a straight line you have to keep the bars slightly turned right. if you look down the forks it looks like there also turning slightly...
  7. Africa Twin
    I have a 1990 Rd04 that needs the forks sorting. Basically it looks like the forks are twisted in the yokes but as well as this the right fork is sitting 8mm higher through the yoke than the left. How difficult is it to sort this (for a complete amateur!). Is it oversimplifying things to say I...
  8. Transalp
    Hi Guys I'm relatively new to the forum, having only bought an '03 ex-police 650 'Alp a fortnight ago, although the buying decision was informed by about a week's research...mostly on this forum. Yesterday I noticed that the 'bars weren't quite straight & true (why I didn't notice in the first...
  9. Transalp
    Having just had to replace the chain on my TA after 9500 miles I figured I may as well give the bike a bit of a service, so off comes the tank to fit a new K&N air filter, no problems there. Figured I may as well change the spark plugs too while I'm at it. What sick twisted mind at Honda...
  10. Transalp
    I think I may have a slightly bent gear lever on my 1993 600 TA since tried the bike with my new MX boots on and found I couldn’t get to the gear leaver with the crash bars on and leaver seems too close to engine? It could just be me not used to MX boots but the previous owner had dropped the...
  11. Dominator / FMX
    Hi all Dommi and I had a little lay down today , stupid gravel on corners. I was turning into a little road to have a look at a lookout and my front wheel went from under me on some gravel. Just a few scratches , a bent rear brake lever , nothing too serious. But I think the handle bars are...
  12. Africa Twin
    :cry: Was fronted by an old lady the 19'th of January and my bike is a “write-of” category “C”. The bike holds loads of sentimental value why I bough it back from the insurance company (did not have the hart to put her down) Now trying to find a similar bike with a good frame or someone who...
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