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  1. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi Decided it was time to join the forum, I've owned a '86 XL 600R that due to being laid up for a few years I've started to recommission, but as it was (and is) still off the road when the summer started I brought a '96 NX 650 Dommie that was ready to ride. Problem is I'm spending all my spare...
  2. Transalp
    Hi All, just bought this, picture below. Its an 88 XL600VJ to restore. My son and I are going to do the Scottish NC500 this summer and I'll be using this when its done. He's going to be on his new KTM390 Duke as he is 19 and just passed his A2. Can't wait !!! :-D:-D
  3. Africa Twin
    Have not been on a decent bike trip in at least 12 years. Leaving Johannesburg tomorrow for the Lowveld region of Mpumalanga, for 4 days. Its winter, its raining at the wrong time, quite cool, but we have united some of our old biker group and going. An old AT(2001), a newish one(2017), a...
  4. Dominator / FMX
    As you know I had some issues with the bike, two new CDI's from ebay and nothing, some coughing and spluttering but the bike wasn't starting reliably and then the carb decided to piss fuel all over the garage floor. Carb was fixed easy enough, broke the choke but had a spare, still with the crap...
  5. Dominator / FMX
    Greetings from Denmark. I want to put my Dommie on the road as spring is just around the corner. I have fitted a flatside carb which was set up by Nick in Brum but I fitted a bell mouth on it and no ammount of adjustment will stop it backfiring and spitting. Nick advised me to put an air filter...
  6. Africa Twin
    Ok ,it's the middle of winter and before I go into a freekin' coma with this freeze-up. I though this might generate a bit of heat !! I need a PROPER XRV750 Replacement ! For some months now I've been excited by the prospect of a bike to properly stand tall on my AT side of the workshop. The...
  7. Dominator / FMX
    Since changing the CDI my Dominator starts fine first thing in the morning, garaged over night, after work though she is a pig to start. Again garaged all day in a public car park. Messing about with different amounts of choke the bike backfires bad and then eventually starts. The only other...
  8. Africa Twin
    I have a crf 250 r front end complete wheel too i do need a caliper and m/cylinder but i am toying with the idea of an upgrade .I will wait until i have at least ridden my AT (which i have yet to do )but if any one has actual experience in this conversion i would be interested in hearing how it...
  9. Dominator / FMX
    Thought i should say hello to everyone. Bought myself a bike i have fancied for nigh on 30 years, a 1989 nx650. Took for its mot today and she passed with flying colour, after the test i went on a 30 mile ride over the mountain, first impression ? absolutely BONKERS FUN:blob5:. Cant wait to get...
  10. Chatter
    I know some of you are thinking it but far too polite to say it...:D:D:D My son called me today with some bad news about the carb he was going to ultrasound clean so I headed over to his work place and took my cylinder head with me to see if he could clean it before I strip it down to see whats...
  11. Africa Twin
    Poxy seat on the rd07 is the most uncomfortable thing I've ever had the displeasure of sitting on, soooo what are my options? Wait for one to come up secondhand? Spend a fortune on Corbin or top sellerie? Has anyone used the polish lad on eBay that charges 90 quid? I've already got an...
  12. Africa Twin
    Hi all On a road trip in Europe at the moment and need some advice. I had the engine oil changed and full service about 2000 miles ago at my local Honda main dealer in the uk. I'm not sure what oil was used but assume it was the recommended type. I'm not sure if that would be semi or fully...
  13. Varadero
    Ok .. So i have this problem i think it's common but not sure exactly where or what i could be looking for When bike stoping . It's hard to shift to neutral. some how its skipped tried 2nd to Neutral , 1st to Neutral..When engine running it doesn't get to neutral , i have to switch it off...
  14. Travel
    Why to wait for the end of the winter if you can ride towards spring? Here are some pictures of a motorcycle trip to France, Spain and Andorra in March / early April. Much more photos and GPS-data for download here: Motorcycle-Vagabonds - Riding towards Spring - Motorcycle Trip to France...
  15. Dominator / FMX
    I have just finished fitting my nice clean carb nice job i thought put it on the bike ,start,full choke bike fires up no problem , wait a couple of minutes ease of choke ,bike back fires . pull choke to on position bike revs freely THEN:mumum::mumum: Down pipes glow cherry red...
  16. Africa Twin
    Hey guys, my name is Marcel and I'm from the Netherlands. I recently bought an '88 rd03 and I'm slowly taking it apart/fixing things/putting it back together. I just did a carb revision (with some help from a friend), cleaned the tank with lemon juice... bought some new tyres, new oil, filters...
  17. Dominator / FMX
    Hi Guys, Been wanting to ask this for a while but feel its a silly question. Are the Dominator plastic parts painted or is the moulding dyed during the manufacturing process. Seems to me dyed (if correct term). I know different people have different views on the plastics and their...
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