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  1. An uncommon common bike CX650

    Other Honda
    Just brought a 1985 CX650 seemingly a quite uncommon version of the CX500 family, only made a few 1000s worldwide for a year or so. Many of those I ride with have BMW r600/750/800 so had to get something different and found this in Cardiff when I was looking for something quite different on the...
  2. For Sale: BMW f650gs.

    For Sale / Wanted
    2008 BMW F650GS(twin) for sale, if you are looking for a low mileage mint condition bike then stop reading now! The bike has done 31000 miles and is............how shall I say, a wee bit cosmetically challenged? It is however mechanically sound having flown through an MOT this very morning with...
  3. Africa Twin RD04 Fuel Tank: Can you identify this fuel tank (OEM or Aftermarket)

    Africa Twin
    XRV Members: I've scanned the AT forums and Internet sites for an application of the bolt mounts on my AT's fuel tank. They appear to be uncommon and I would like to learn if this is a stock fuel tank or an after-market fuel tank. I don't think the mounts are for a map pocket or panel. Could the...
  4. Casting Fissures - any experiences? 2009 DR 125

    Suzuki
    Hello, I'm new to the forum - I've been pointed here by a fine member of BCF as I may be able to get some info. Changing my oil/filter yesterday I found a crack in the 'filter housing' (not sure of the proper name!), along with two other tiny ones. I'm told this is not uncommon and should be...
  5. Triumph Tiger 800 possible problem

    Triumph
    Ok, I've done 7k miles with my XC now and as all who know me can vouch I'm pretty damned hard on the bike so may incur uncommon faults! The fault I'm highlighting here is a problem with the gear indicator/neutral light. At 1500 miles mine had an issue with the gear indicator which ended with...
  6. Bazzas trail ride

    Past National Meets
    I thought I'd start this thread just for the trail-ride that Bazza took us on Saturday. The weather was a lot better then Friday which was good but there was still plenty of water about to give you a good soaking, bow waves over the top of screens was not uncommon :D The first couple of lanes...
  7. XL500R Carb settings with Micron pipe

    XL Technical Specs
    I just thought I'd post the carb settings for my bike. Its a 1982 UK XL500R. Its pretty much standard except for a full Micron exhaust system. This is going to be typical of this bike, as the standard system tends to have rotted out after nigh-on 30 yrs :( OK, the bike has a standard air...
  8. RD07A problem

    Africa Twin
    Yesterday, I start the motor normally, a minute of worm up, turn the lights on and go. Nothing uncommon, no strange noises, all perfect... After 2km, the engine starts to cough, lose power and after 100m stops. When I try to start engine, there was no enough power in battery to start the engine...
  9. Removing swingarm

    Transalp
    Hmmm maybe shouldnt be doing this or just shouldnt have started tinkering, especially as I was selling up:rolleyes: But I noticed the hubs of the rear wheel were stinking so I removed the wheel to have a scrub (its still covered in Pyraneean grime and grease and lube) then the swing arm was...
  10. Exhaust leak

    Varadero
    The exhaust of my 05 vara is blowing at the clamp where the rear cylinder header pipe meets the collector box and I understand that this is not altogether uncommon and both the clamp and the carbon graphite gasket/olive need changing. My question is what is the best way to do this. Is it...
  11. Hello from prospective Vigor owner

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello all,I've just joined this forum because i am currently looking at a 2001 Vigor and would be grateful for some advice,i like the look of the bike although i'm aware that it may not be to everyones taste and i'm also aware that it was quite an uncommon model (i've never seen one on the...
  12. Kia Ora from Dunedin, New Zealand

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    after about thirty years away from Moto's, have recently purchased '92 Dominator w' 28Kkm on clock and in generally good condition. However after only three months ownership, my Dominatrix has all but caused tears, with a couply trips on trailer to return to shop, when it has let me down thru...
  13. I am a gatecrasher on a Honda VFR :-)

    Mechanical Advice
    Hello May I ask for your patience before I begin ! I to own a Honda motorcycle - all be it it is a VFR 800 1998. I was carrying out a web search for 'copper grease' and low and behold I picked up on a link in this forum (Transalp) about using copper grease on the front drive shaft splines to...
  14. Belly Pan mounting points

    Africa Twin
    HI all, like many i have had a set of crash bars fitted to the bike at some point but this seems to ahve caused a lot of stress on the front mounting points for the belly pan (the two small brackets welded on to the front downtube). when i say stress i mean they both fell off !!! :( i managed...
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