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  1. Speedo Cable problem

    Africa Twin
    I'm having trouble removing the inner speedo cable on my AT. It broke about 30cm from the top and I am trying to push the old one up from the hub end and it doesn't budge. I've been somewhat forceful and no go. it spins however. Also worth noting that I have spayed a bunch of WD40 in the casing...
  2. Exhaust system

    Varadero
    I'm going to change the gaskets at the weekend , just been out to spray all the bolts with WD40 and I noticed that there is what looks like a lambda sensor on the collector box but the wires have been cut . Should a carb model have a lambda ? Thought it was for fuel injection ecu's ? Wondering...
  3. brake pads

    Africa Twin
    howdy fellas. i have taken off my front wheel from my africa twin to get it balanced and new discs on the front but really hard to get callipers back on. i will change brake pads aswell but never did it before so any advice would be appreciated. is there anything other than wd40 to help widen...
  4. How many of ye are all year bikers?

    Africa Twin
    So folks How many of the AT's are locked away for the sunny spring days? How many are working through the winter? A can of WD40 and off you go! I wouldn't consider myself a full on all year biker but I do ride through every month of the year. Cars are there for a reason!
  5. Changing front brake pads

    Africa Twin
    Hi all I am trying to change the front pads on my AT but cannot shift the flat head studs that hold in the pads, I don't want to cause any damage, i have tried WD40 and even a little gentle heat, any ideas?
  6. New toy

    BMW
    New can. :mrgreen: Always loved the look of these, and it sounds nice too. Bit louder, but not too much. Bit quieter even in some ways, compared to the by now rather breezy stock item. With a little help from WD40, to make sure it doesn't get loose. :mrgreen:
  7. Removing rounded allen bolts

    Transalp
    Hello all I'm trying to replace the rear brake pads but the bolts of the pad retaining pin and the one that attaches the caliper to the carrier have rounded off. I've soaked then in WD40, given them a whack with a hammer, tried Torx bits but so far they are not budging. What are your...
  8. WD40 ... do's and dont's?

    Africa Twin
    A mate just parked his XR for some months in my basement, and before covering it, he sprayed the entire bike with WD40, which has led me thinking ... Didn't I read somewhere that it eats gaskets and rubber? I've been to wd40.com, but still not sure what the best practices are with this stuff...
  9. Boxer exhaust

    BMW
    Trying to get the exhausts off my R80 and struggling. The bikes been lying for a few years and I just cannot get the exhaust fins off at the heads. Tried heat, WD40, heat again etc still no joy. Going to buy one of those tools for taking the fins off -- any recommendations ?? Saw one on e bay...
  10. Ignition key pops out

    Africa Twin
    Hi, on my Rd07 the ignition key comes right out when ignition is switched to on!! I only have 1 key and it looks quite worn out. I have drastically countered the situation by flooding the thing (the ignition, not the key) in WD40; No succes. Can the ignition be dismantled? Thanks in advance,
  11. WD40 and Slate

    Chatter
    Hi All, In the process or laying slate tiles under the log burner and have been told of a 'tip of the trade', I've checked out some sealing oils and they can go for £30/l ! when a bloke suggested a spray with WD40, it appears to have worked well on a test area/ off cut, but do I really want to...
  12. Squeaky rear brake - wd40?

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi My rear brake has started to squeak whilst riding and pushing bike back etc. Before taking it to a garage to look at, thought would try giving it a squirt with WD40 to see if this sorts it. Firstly - can you use WD40 on the rear brake? Secondly - anything else you can suggest before...
  13. anti-corrosion spray: GT85 , WD40, SCOTOILDER ???

    Mechanical Advice
    I have been using GT85 on all 3 of my bikes, just wonder if anyone can recommand something else and possibly better than GT 85
  14. ACF50 and WD40 combo.....

    Transalp
    Well I'm not impressed :evil: There wasn't a mark on my bike before I started riding it through this winter. I lathered it in wd40 and acf50. I cleaned it after every ride when the salt was really heavy on the road ... and today I've just noticed... ..... the rear wheel, brake calliper...
  15. WD40 and cleaning contacts

    Chatter
    Simple question really - is DW40 good for cleaning corroded contacts, or shall I get a contact cleaner? Cheers :D :D :D
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