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  1. Transalp
    Good Afternoon everyone, I've been meaning to refresh the rear end on my Alp since it's MOT last year brought up this advisory: If i remember correctly this was refering to the dogbone(?) linkage, or possible the monoshock top linkage. The swingarm pivot bearings are fine but I was going to...
  2. Transalp
    just if anyone is interested, over the winter i changed the complete front end of my TA700 with the USD front end from a 97/00 Aprila pegaso, and it was quite an easy swap, just had to change the bearings on the yoke shaft, modify the top yoke to accept the ignition switch & hiss, and fabricate...
  3. Transalp
    Hi all, me again. If I'm riding my other bike, Pan European St1100 I can take my hands off the handlebars at any speed and its as smooth as silk. On the XL650 there is a very obvious wobble at around 40mph. It's not there at all if I'm holding the bars even with one hand but take both ands off...
  4. Dominator / FMX
    Hi everyone. I have a 96 Dommie that I use for all sorts of travel on and off road. I noticed recently that the bars are moving more in the rubber mounts. Can the rubbers be removed and replaced? I tried tightening the nuts under the top yoke but still they seem to wobble more than before. I...
  5. Dominator / FMX
    Bit random went for a ride this evening, and whilst riding felt like a wobble from the rear sort of, checked tyre for air checked over shocks etc for anything obvious nothing rode steady back from friend only 5 miles didn't seem as bad but still there. Feels like the equivalent of rear tyre...
  6. Transalp
    Why do I seem to get a front end wobble at high speed and going over the white line Iv got conti escapes on there at the moment and I wondered if it was them. Iv seen a lot of gd reviews On the conti's but I think there crap in the wet and in the dry
  7. Africa Twin
    hi just wondered if i should have any wobble sprocket to output shaft in out and side to side? is this normal ??
  8. Chatter
    since day one of owning thee bike, I have always experienced a bit of a wobble if I took my hands off the handlebar. New tyres, old tyres, bike loaded, bike not loaded, top box on or off, nothing seemed to make much of a difference. It wasn't a major tank slapper but just a gentle wobble...
  9. Transalp
    Hi everyone im a newbie from Ireland, love the site, I sold my 1998 honda blackbird and got a 1994 transalp to tie me over until I found some other mad rocket ship, that was July and 7000kms later im loving this bike itll never b sold, iv bn missing out on the real side of motorcycling , they're...
  10. Transalp
    New Transalp is proving a great choice. Forgot ... as Ive only had 1 before and that was a lot of bikes ago !!!!.... Anyhows been out for a run today with Cabbage and on back roads the bike seems to flick about on surfaces that especially have tarmac lines and other imperfections. On smooth A...
  11. Chatter
    I work as a sculptor, mostly to comission and I seem to get a lot of the weird jobs. They are also my favourites. Can you make a sculpture of a grand Piano, full sized. 'Of course' is always my response, followed by panicking. Anyway we agreed a price, the lady was happy for to make it up as I...
  12. Chatter
    Just home, feelin odd. 5 mins ago, 80/85 on a dark motorway... out of nowhere... a big fecking duck heading right at me! Instinctively locked my arms & put my head down. The unlucky bird hit the acerbis handguard (HARD), then clipped my shoulder. Hit the bars so hard, felt like it turn full lock...
  13. Chatter
    Having replaced the radiators off e-bay (Yes! You read that right! I found some!) and put my Alp back together with some fibreglass to assist with plastics strength, I went for a short ride. The last time I rode it - in October - it threw me across the road and down a pavement. I love this...
  14. How to.....
    this is my first post on here. <br>iv just brought a 1990 AT and got no more the 10km befor the rear wheel started to wobble. found it was the rear wheel bearing.<br>so iv replaced these but when i put it all back together it was tight to turn. iv nad a look at the how too on here and it looks...
  15. Transalp
    Hello everyone I am riding a 2001 XL650V, really loving it, except whenever i rev up to 5K rpm the bike will wobble very badly till 3Krpm it becomes normal I have change my steering cones, new balanced tires, wheel bearings, anyone know the cause of this? Thanks:p
  16. Africa Twin
    Hello again all, As the subject suggests, I've got a strange front end wobble that only happens at very specific speeds. (PS this post is a bit long as I try to explain it and what I've tried so far - sorry) I've been trying to narrow it down for a while - and I've made it a bit better - but...
  17. Africa Twin
    Ive always had a slight handlebar wobble but yesterday it got really bad. Ive no idea what the problem is. Anyone any suggestions before I take it to my local bike shop. Riding slow, taking my hands off the handlebars there a slight wobble from side to side. Increase speed to approx 40mph and...
  18. Varadero
    ok let me tell you the whole story.......... so driving home from milton keynes upto sheffield last tuesday night in the dark, going along the M1 northbound past all the road works near the mansfield and nottingham juntions, i was in the outside lane (nearest the road works) doing roughly...
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