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  1. Another worn output shaft thread.....

    Africa Twin
    Sorry to bore you guys with this but I would appreciate your input. I have aquired a 52 plate, September 2002, AT 750 with 60,000 miles on the clock and a buggered output shaft. I have read most of the threads regarding this topic and seen the posts and pictures of the Spendler sprocket and the...
  2. fairing repair - which plastic?

    Bodgers Corner
    My AT's on it's third headlight fairing (or 'nose cowling' as the parts book calls it). The first two developed bad cracks around the holes into which the side fairing panels connect. I've kept the old fairings with an eye to trying to repair them and have now, after many years, got a plastic...
  3. Proud dad moment.

    Chatter
    I just thought I would share a proud dad moment with you. My teenage son is currently working on a work experience programme connected to his education as a bike mechanic. His boss let him have his first go at welding and this is the result. Not a bad attempt for someone who started working...
  4. Welding a fuel tank...

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi Guys, I am in the process of cutting out the bottom of a fuel tank to fit over the top rail of my NX650.. as you do :) Once I have fabricated the new pieces, it will require stitching / welding.. I can mig, tig, arc, to a suitable standard but I feel mig or tig will give me to much...
  5. Engine Bars wanted.

    Transalp
    I'm after a set of engine bars for my 2007 Transalp 650, preferably used, condition is not an issue. I will be modifying the bars to include spotlights and will be having them powder coated when I'm done. It seems a shame to buy new ones and start cutting and welding at them. If anyone has any...
  6. Corrosion - how bad is this? Advice needed!

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, Just spotted this when I took the bash plate off my RD07 A/T. The frame down tube is still fixed solid and the rusted metal looks like it was very thin in the first place so I was wondering how structural the rusted bit is, and is it safe to ride? I know welding will be needed at some...
  7. Really bad news.

    Dominator / FMX
    I took my bike to an elecrician to wire my project up six weeks ago and its still not done. I called him up and he told me that my CDI is not working. The dopey prick has done a welding job on my frame and didnt take the battery connections off and has fried it. I have told him I want my bike...
  8. Exhaust mod. 2001 TA 650

    Transalp
    My new silencer and short pipe arrive tomorrow. Will fit at the weekend. Just saw this pic. on the net. Am thinking that it looks easy to do. What do others think. Welding a plate over the bit that's been cut off is simple. Regards Pete
  9. RD07A 2002 Front Cylinder Head

    Africa Twin
    Wanted : RD07A 2002 Front Cylinder Head Hello Everyone, I have found the right bolt on the front rocker cover was stripped . On taking off the rocker cover I found the the right thread had actually parted from top to bottom from the cylinder head case. So my question is...can it be repaired...
  10. Which type of welder

    Dominator / FMX
    I have got my next door neighbour coming round to weld my frame loop in place today :wav: Now he claims to be be a qualified smed....(danish for blacksmith) so I hope he knows what he is doing. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:. I got my hands on a mig welding set and he said he has a tig welder he...
  11. Anyone used Plastifix?

    Mechanical Advice
    I want to fix a few broken lugs and some small cracks on my fairings. I dont want to spend a fortune on fancy plactic welding kits etc or have them done professionally. I dont see the point as im more than likely to drop her or have a skid as im a new rider, so i know they will get broken again...
  12. Accidental perspex welding!

    Bodgers Corner
    I was cutting some lefover perspex from making ANOTHER bike screen using a jigsaw with a tile cutting blade. Nice neat cut but when i finished the cut had welded itself together again with the generated heat! And its a neat weld and strong as well. Couldnt split the cut without risking breaking...
  13. 2001 Transalp luggage rack

    Dominator / FMX
    Can a luggage rack from a 2001 Transalp fit onto a RD02 Dominator without cutting and welding?
  14. 3 quick questions

    Africa Twin
    1. what should I do about the bike electrics before welding on the frame? (one of the front mounting bolts for the bellypan came off) Is it enough to disconnect the battery? 2. If the bike has been standing without being driven for 6+ months, is the oil still good, or should it be changed? (it...
  15. What to disconnect before welding?

    Africa Twin
    I've got to weld a new bash plate mounting lug on my RD07. Obviously I don't want to fry anything, what do I need to disconnect or unplug? The lug is where the LH engine crash bar mounts. Cheers Chris
  16. Bling luggage for AT

    Bodgers Corner
    Thinking about recent thefts of TA's I decided to get into the hait of using my disc lock. Keeping it under the seat was a bind so I needed a small bag I could mount on the bars. Wifey knows I like my quality bling and found this magnificent faux snakeskin fake D+G bag. Quality stuff, on the...
  17. Where do I go to buy sheet metal in small quantities?

    Mechanical Advice
    Not the music. I know I pop down to Our Price or Woolies for that. No sheet metal or tubes. I want to practice arc welding with the Aldi OkeyCokey 2000 but I simply have no idea of where to even look for smallish bits of sheet metal - to hopefully make a basic bash plate in the fullness of...
  18. Fitting a Facet pump in the rubber sleeve

    How to.....
    It's time for me to contribute to the forum. I know lots of people are struggeling a lot with getting the pump into the rubber sleeve. I had no problem at all, cause I did like this... [/IMG] A couple of welding bars and a vice... [/IMG] [/IMG] Easy! :thumbup:
  19. P Steering Stop

    Africa Twin
    WP Steering Stop WP tripple clamps didnt have steering stops fitted. have few ideas in my head to make one but one is welding and my wleder isnt here now and the other is thread bolt up through clamp but its about 1inch in height diff so a hard fall will certainly bend and break bolt if not...
  20. Cheap welder back in Lidl...

    Tools
    LIDL Great Britain - lidl.co.uk £40 gets you a welder, mask, and 1 kg of welding sticks. Win. Just popping out for mine :)
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