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  1. 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...
  2. Transalp
    Hi all. My choke won't stay open on my bike. I can Pull it open revs pick up all perfect but it seems Like there is a bit of force pulling the lever back closed? Can't seem to work it out. Has anyone come across Is there anything to adjust? Your wisdom would be much appreciated. Cheers...
  3. Africa Twin
    I'm canvassing views and experience of stainless fittings, bolts, clips etc vs plated ones. Some of the ATs bolts are completely corrosion free indicating stainless or great plating/passivating or what have you. Others haven't fared so well. Come rebuild time I want every fastener to have the...
  4. Africa Twin
    What is the general perceived wisdom on running in after fitting new rings. Standard rings no re-bore, barrels not honed but lightly abraded with wet and dry. Some seem to advocate the bimble along at low revs for 500miles others to allow the engine to rev a little higher for short periods...
  5. For Sale / Wanted
    ok here goes im after uprating my back shocker on my 96 africa twin.its not .broke or damaged in anyway just wonderd if a new shock was worth considering to improve ride for road and when loaded.any advice excepted and if any one interestead iv just had a call from nitro {giles) 556 all in with...
  6. Africa Twin
    Are there any thoughts on why my bike produces a vicious backfire on deceleration. It,s not a regular thing but when it happens it really is loud .I,m worried that someday someone might shoot back.Is there a possibility of the timing being slightly out .Any wisdom would be appreciated. Thank...
  7. Helmets
    AFter my last off , I banged one of my helmets pretty hard so as the wisdom goes, replace it. I like the idea of an open face helmet but feel much more comfortable in a full face face jobby. I like my chin where it is. So, I was thinking of something like the Schuberth J1 - anyone have one or...
  8. Africa Twin
    So, I'm fighting my way back from SE London this evening through heavy traffic, and I think I over cooked the front brakes as the pads totally fell apart leaving me with a nice metal to metal scraping noise, so I had to finish the rest of my journey braking the back only. Nice. I thought my...
  9. The Longest Day
    good reading here:thumbup: http://www.ironbutt.com/tech/aowprintout.cfm
  10. Mechanical Advice
    Right boys n girls I have a 20 year old bmw k100lt with brakes that are trying to kill me. Basically in a straight line they are superb 100% but go round a bend they sponge up and you have to pump em. At standstill turn the bars they go again low speed manouvers were you turn the bars same...
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