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  1. Africa Twin
    In the process of replacing front sprocket and wondering if there should be shims behind sprocket so that there is no slack when putting locking plate on? There is some play in and out once it is on. No spline wear and it is snug when moving back and forth. My KLR650 has the same type of setup...
  2. Chatter
    Thistles and Bah Humbug ! Frank Thomas glove, still nice and comfy, warm and waterproof after only eighteen months of light use, but has now started to wear thin, tear apart along the side of the index finger, with whatever the low quality outer layer material used in the construction failing...
  3. Transalp
    My 04 650 alp has clocked 31,400 miles from new and is still on the original chain and sprockets, I know the green zone wear indicator will only be a guide to chain life but in the five mil. width the green has I still have one point five mil. left. Also the difference in chain play only varies...
  4. Transalp
    I had a rare spare few minutes this week so carried out a few checks and maintenance on the bikes. Now, the new to me (well 11 months) Transalp is a 2001 on 52 reg and only just turned 14k all seems in good order with no horrors lurking. I popped the sprocket cover off for a look-see, well...
  5. Africa Twin
    Has anyone tried out the kk bike sprokets? I think they look pretty good If you want to avoid shaft wear. https://kkbike.it/en/120-sprockets If not I just ordered a superpinion and will report back in about 2 years.
  6. Africa Twin
    My current sprocket setup is -1 front and +3 in the rear. I like this, but I'd like to get better mileage on the road and I want an OEM 16T front for reduced wear on the shaft. Thinking of changing my chain and go to just +1 in the rear or should I go with the stock 46 tooth rear sprocket?
  7. Transalp
    Just had the Alp pass its mot with a couple of expected advisorys. 1. Wear on rear tyre and 2. Front brake pads worn. Me and 3 mates are doing the NC 500 in May so now is a good time to get the bike fettled up. Been looking at getting some Goldfren ceramic carbon pads with sintered metal in...
  8. Africa Twin
    After taking a closer look at my side stand it was quite well worn firsly the paint was looking tired and worn out from the boots when using the stand .Secondly the foot which is in contact with the ground was showing some wear and tear from what i think is when the bike settles on its final...
  9. Africa Twin
    Hi all, i am new to this site and need some of your collective wisdom. i am rebuilding my RD07A and have come across unusual wear on the inside of the crank cases that looks like the crank rubbing against them. I cannot find any thrust washers or any method of adjusting crank lateral movement. i...
  10. Mechanical Advice
    I'm just going through my new to me Transalp 700, fitting a scottoiler and have discovered a major defect in the chain. PO stated chain and sprockets were about 1k old, no discerable wear on sprocket and chain could not be pulled away from the rear sprocket teeth and plenty of adjustment left, I...
  11. XL
    Recently rebuilt a 1980 CT125, had high rev misfire, ( similar to "4 stroking") appeared to be due to cam shaft journal wear "bouncing" the points so had bearings made and fitted, still had a misfire which stopped when the advancer was locked, Someone previously had welded the original advancer...
  12. Africa Twin
    Hi All, (quick question about the OEM rubber cushion) So it's time to change the front sprocket, I was using a JT sprocket for the last 15k km, it fitted well and wore well. Now finally I can fit the famous OEM Sprocket ;). 1. Why is the rubber cushion so big? It touches the chain. That...
  13. For Sale / Wanted
    I have a spare engine for sale It came with a job lot of parts, I only needed the other parts so this engine is redundant It has apparently 30k on it, there is some wear on the output shaft, other then that it looks to be in decent condition Obviously I haven't run it so can comment on its...
  14. For Sale / Wanted
    1) Sold 2) Sold 3) A lightly used OEM Honda Main Output Shaft for RD04 / 07, Part Number 23220-MV1-000. In excellent condition with negligible / if any wear to the splines. £50 all inc, "posted" to a Uk address. Parts can be posted internationally by negotiation and contribution to any...
  15. Africa Twin
    Interesting to read Prova di durata moto Honda Africa Twin, long test di affidabilità: risultati finali e inconvenienti - Motociclismo What do you think about that cylinder wear on the picture? Honda says it is normal for their engines!? Corrosion on the exhaust also doesn't look good for a...
  16. Transalp
    HI all, i would like to get pirelli scorpion A/T tyres for my 600 transalp. i can get 90/90-21 front in Tube type, problem is can only get Tubeless type tyres in the 130/80-17 which is fitted to my bike. currently running TKC80 but they wear out too quiclky and i do large mileages. question is...
  17. Africa Twin
    Hi All Has anyone fitted this new sprocket to their bike yet.After getting caught in the last panic over worn AT drive shafts I put my name down for one of these sprockets without really taking a look at mine first,Any way it turned up all good so thought I would put it on the bike. I removed...
  18. Africa Twin
    I've bought my fourth Africa Twin. I just couldn't live without one. Again !! But it's also the highest mileage one I've had at 76,000 miles. I know they're good for a lot more. I've rebuilt one at 55,000 miles for a customer and I really wouldn't have bothered. It looked and rode like new...
  19. Dominator / FMX
    Bike is starting to smoke quite a bit now so am having a top end refresh valve seats recut and valves.Having trouble obtaining genuine Honda valve stem seals are they still available ? I have been to the usual suspects Fowlers ,Dave Silver, Wemoto. Obviously I would like to fit best available...
  20. Chatter
    Annonce de service public: Looks like All riders of a motorcycle, scooter, trike or quad in France will have to wear motorcycle gloves from 20th November 2016 onwards. And passengers will have to wear gloves as well. So don't get caught out if you've any trips planned through France, or else...
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