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  1. SLR, FX, FMX Swing-Arm

    Dominator / FMX
    I’m pretty sure all the above use the same basic frame, so the dimensions i’m after should be the same. Could someone with a Swing-Arm from one of these measure the front pivot width. That would be the outer width, i.e. the width required in the frame and also the inside width, i.e. the width...
  2. Excel rim size ? / Street scrambler

    Dominator / FMX
    Wonder if you guys can confirm what width Excel rims you have relaced to OE Hubs ? I am a Michelin dealer so want to use Michelin Anakee Wilds so 110/80/19 or 120/70/19 front with 140/80/17 or 150/70/17 Thanks in advance
  3. Chain and sprocket life

    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. Swing-Arm dimensions

    Dominator / FMX
    Does anyone have a Dominator frame and/or swing-arm handy that they could measure for me? I need to know the width across the front of the S/A i.e. along the pivot (or the width inside the frame where the S/A fits).I also would like to know the S/A length, i.e. from pivot to wheel axle (middle...
  5. 2000 model NX650 Linkage Bearings

    Dominator / FMX
    After doing a bit of research, and removing the actual bearings im a little confused. Found on forums that linkage bearings were TA1720Z (O.D 24mm, I'D 17mm, Width 20mm) The ones i removed from bike were BM172417-1 (O.D 24mm, I.D 17mm, Width 17mm) Any idea which is the correct bearing to go...
  6. Pelican cases on Givi racks

    Africa Twin
    Anyone done this? I'm looking at trying to find some brackets to get it done. Caribou cases brackets are $$$ as heck. Thought of trying Heavy duty case mounts. The Givi boxes I got are way too big 45ltr. boxes and my spare 1550 pelicans are to big as well. Trying to keep bike as close to bar...
  7. XRV750: Countershaft - Estimate of Remaining Mileage

    Africa Twin
    Hello. I am writing to learn if any XRV750 owners may have learned of premature countershaft or output shaft wearing and continued to ride while monitoring the wear rate. The first image reflects approximately a 30-40% reduction in the width of the splines. Also, please note the condition of...
  8. Wheel Size and Tyre Guide Confusion

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Hi there, This is my first post so 'hi there'. I'm fairly new to bikes in general and have an initial question on wheels and tyres. My current bike is a mix and match but is primarily a mid-80s xl125r. I'm planning to put the same sized wheels on front and back and have found tyres I like...
  9. Suzuki muffler on my RD07a

    Africa Twin
    My bike already had a Remus Revolution muffler. Nice and light, but also perhaps a bit too noisey even with the db killer. Seeing that the DR 650 crowd seemed to have experimented with GSXR / Hayabusa muffler with great success, I decided to to try something. Fit a Suzuki SV1000 muffler on my...
  10. The Zombie Slayer Tracker whatever thing that was once a Transalp.

    Thought I should stop lurking here. Hello. It was once a 1987 Transalp. I bought it off a mate. He had it modified. Then I put my hand to it. I like to fiddle and change things. So one day to the next the bike can be changed. What it looked like when I bought it. I have had to...
  11. Paris Dakar Exhaust RD07a width

    Africa Twin
    Hi, Could someone tell me how wide the exhaust is from the top mount please? And if you can from the centre of the rear wheel to the outside of the exhaust. Thanks!! John
  12. Suspension linkage differences.

    I have been looking into the differences that have been made to the suspension linkages for the Varadero 1000. There is a change to the Triplate & the Connecting rod from pre 2002 models to post 2003. What I am looking for are the measurements for these items. I have the measurements for...
  13. For Sale: Kappa Givi Topbox Givi Monokey mounting plate £35

    For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD Kappa Givi Topbox Givi Monokey mounting plate £35 SOLD A Kappa Givi type topbox and mounting plate to suit. I think the box is about 45 litres the dimensions are Width 52 cm, Length 42 cm, Height 29 cm The box locking plate has been reinforced-see picture and there are some scuff marks...
  14. Africa Twin Wikipedia page about to be deleted...

    Africa Twin
    So back in 2006, I created an Africa Twin Wikipedia page. Now in 2016, it's been nominated for "speedy deletion". LOL... And Wikipedia foundation wonder why nobody wants to donate money to their joke organisation..... [TABLE="width: 600"] [TR]...
  15. PWM Radiator Controller

    Africa Twin
    Today I got the first bits of my Radiator fan controllers, These are simple Pulse width modulation MOSFET motor controllers, they come with a control knob and variable resistor to vary the motor speed, but I'll be adding a thermistor so the speed becomes temperature dependant. They are...
  16. Crash Bars: Touratech or Rugged Roads

    Africa Twin
    Hi all I need to get new crash bars and have to decide between Touratech and Rugged Roads. The Touratech's have proven to protect the bike very well. The one's from Rugged Roads look great but I'm not sure whether I like the additional width due to the side bars. Also, I already fitted a...
  17. Acerbis Tank leaking petrol

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi All I've fitted an Acerbis tank to NX650 but recently it has a couple of times been leaking petrol from either the overflow pipe or carb!! any thoughts anyone. Last time it emptied itself!
  18. BSA Section required :-)

    Other Bikes
    I proudly present my latest garage filler . . . . . . . One 1951 BSA 125 Bantam D1 Comes with an assortment of extra's, including an engine . . . . and some bits & bobs to keep it all together . . . . . . . Gent up the road from me asked if I would be interested in getting it back...
  19. Ordered a suspension collar from France...

    Africa Twin
    ...that Honda have discontinued. Hopefully it's a new old stock part that Bike-Parts-Honda still have in stock, as Ling's just say "contact us" online, and Nick in the Ipswich branch tried to get me one, with no luck. David Silver's haven't got one, CMSNL also list as discontinued, so BPH were...
  20. Carburetor disassembly.

    Just found this and thought it worth sharing as indeed the gentleman who made it did. Hope it is of use to someone.:thumbup: