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  1. 3D Printed choke valve guide for the RD07

    Africa Twin
    Hello and nice to meet you all! I have been experimenting with 3D printing for a while, and I have designed and printed those nasty choke adaptors that always break! I have printed them in a special type of ABS plastic durable to temperatures up to 140 celcius. Have them on the bike for 3 months...
  2. My trip is going up in (exhaust) smoke!

    Africa Twin
    Hi Everyone, I'm looking for some help please with my XRV750 Africa Twin (1995 RD07). I've noticed recently that it's putting out smoke when revved on startup. It's not visible at idle, and it goes away when the engine heats after a couple of minutes. (See pic). It seems worse in colder...
  3. Removing Fuel Tank to Replace Choke Valve Guide...

    Africa Twin
    Complete n00b question but I have looked and can't find a guide. I take it to replace the choke valve guide with the fancy aluminium ones from Rugged Roads you need to remove the tank? Can someone point me in the direction of a guide for this process and then how the guides are actually...
  4. Engine rebuild options, costs, valve stem replacement

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi Guys, 1996 NX650 Dominator with 34k miles on the clock. Apparently well looked after. Well it is now any way, mileage appears to be genuine from history and MOT’s with the bike. I have noticed on deceleration, engine braking, clutch out smoke from the exhaust. I would like to assume this...
  5. Sticky choke (Aluminium Choke Valve Guide)

    Africa Twin
    Hola, I've been advised (by someone on here) to lube my choke (my AT's returning low mileage) but that I should purchase some "Aluminium Choke Valve Guide" from Rugged Road as the factory ones break just by looking at them. I was just about to order when I noticed the website said they were...
  6. Smoking...

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi Dominators. I've got a RD08, 25,000 miles old Domi that's just started smoking heavily on cold starting, any ideas? 5 minutes on tickover and the smoke dissappears for the rest of the day. This problem used to appear for a few days after an oil and filter change so I've always been careful...
  7. Choke valve guides

    Africa Twin
    I know Rugged Roads do an aluminium replacement for the rd07 but does anyone do them for the rd04 ? Thanks.
  8. Choke plunger covers

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, The good guys at "rugged roads" do some alloy replacements for the Africa twin, now does anyone know if the part number is the same as the Ta650/600 . They may be able to sell them for the Ta then which would be soo cool:cool: better than those plastic excuses:bom:. Aluminium Choke...
  9. Africa Twin Choke Retainers

    Product Reviews
    Finally, what we've all been waiting for, and what Honda and other after market part makers couldn't be bothered to give us!! Rugged Roads have answered the prayers of owners of the RD07 and RD07a models who have experienced failure of the plastic nuts that retain the choke plungers and guide...
  10. Noise from top of rear cylinder?

    Africa Twin
    There is a bit of a noise from the top of the rear cyclinder. It lessens as the engine gets hot, i.e. within a minute or two. Am I right in guessing at worn cam bearings/set up? Or could it be a worn valve guide? Not too sure how these things work. Not too worried as I have my old engine and...
  11. I'll show you mine.. slr project

    Dominator / FMX
    Rolling chassis pretty much done, paint and decals to add to tank (Montesa & HONDA) No more bodywork, thats it. Waiting for: mini brake reservoirs, 2:1 link pipe for exhaust, 49T renthall sprocket, valve guide oil seals (15.000kms and burned oil like a 2-stroke)...
  12. top end gasket kit

    XR
    hi anyone know where i can get a top end gasket kit for a xr 600 r reg 89. because the head on my bike is leaking and it needs replacing also the valve guide seals need replacing can anyone tell me the best place to get them from? thanx evothefreak:hitler:
  13. New head gasket

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello everyone, I'm looking for help finding a new cylinder head gasket for my Dominator. It's 1993 NX650. The thing is that I'm from Lithuania and not able to get it here... :roll: I'm trying to get it in UK... The story is quite strange. Suddenly I've heard quite strong noise from the...
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