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  1. Starter Relay Woes

    Africa Twin
    So a while back one morning she failed to start, ignition dead. I traced this to the starter relay, and it was fairly well melted as is well documented - a bit of a wiggle and she came to life. So I ordered the new relay, which came - and now Ive fitted it I've run into issues and she wont...
  2. Valve clearance woes!

    Transalp
    I've just been checking the valve clearances on my XL700 and I've hit an issue. The rear cylinder was all okay but the front was so out that you couldn't even insert a 0.05 feeler gauge. I adjusted the valves to the right settings and checked several times that they were correct before...
  3. transalp tail light woes

    Transalp
    Bought my first transalp 2 weeks ago, one small problem The tail light bulb, works running but no brake light, pulled the bulb out filament seems ok, but, I want to buy a spare bulb to see if the bulb is the issue befoer changing brake switches, here is the real problem, the bulb is an odd one...
  4. Running woes. Cdi issues?

    Transalp
    Xl600v 1990. Tick over perfect. Open throttle perfect. Whilst riding it's like it's bogging down tops out at 60 eventually no torque. Fuel lines fine, carbs spotless, jets clear. My exhaust is shite but this hasn't changed and it did run perfect? Im not in the position to fork out...
  5. Valve Clearance Woes - Advice needed

    Transalp
    Well yesterday in preparation for my trip to France and Spain next month I bit the bullet and started stripping my XL700 so that I could check the valve clearances. As far as I can tell I think they are fine but I just wanted to double check and get the experience for whenever they do need...
  6. For Sale: various rd04 parts for sale

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi. Have got the rack the rearmost plastic cowl stator engine case and the other side case as well and the rear light. All for sale at sensible prices. I can see what they're worth on fleabags but make a sensible offer and we can sort something out. You can message here or call 07986 ---- 298...
  7. Has anyone got a spare 600 TA CDI?

    Transalp
    I am currently suffering CDI woes (I think), I am reluctant to spend £60 on one, in case it's really not a CDI problem Has anyone got a spare they want to sell?
  8. Valve adjustment woes

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi chaps As some might know from my introduction, I purchased a 1988 RD02 NX650 a little while back. Noisy valve cover lead me to believe that the valve were not adjusted properly. While waiting for feeler gauges to arrive, I went out and bought a torque wrench (Halford's pro 8 - 60Nm jobbie)...
  9. Chain woes

    Africa Twin
    Hi all , well been a while since being on here .. got the AT tested etc last year , flew through with no probs , been over Germany a few times and ridden around without any issues .. was there last week and a problem became apparent while we were 100km from home .. Now ive never known this on...
  10. 89 Trans Alp Woes "need help"

    Transalp Technical Specs
    Why does this 89 Trans Alp run so bad…a new cdi,new plugs and misses badly above 3500rpm.Recently ran completely out of gas (reserve too) NO IT"S not my bike but I said it would ask.Checking manual but can anyone help..any advice would be appreciated!
  11. Low seat woes

    Transalp
    Bit of a saga this, Bought a genuine honda low seat from ebay and when it turned up it had the part no for a std seat 7720 etc so claimed back and returned it. I then bought a low seat from My local honda dealer, it came in a Box with low seat and the 082 part no on it, inside was a std seat...
  12. CDI Woes. Anyone got a spare?

    Transalp
    Afternoon All, It would appear one of my CDI units has failed I've managed to get it working for now with the use of many zip ties :p but I don't think it will be long before it packs in again. I also seem to be missing the holder and they were just floating around under the seat wrapped in...
  13. Clutch woes...

    Africa Twin
    Chaps, Changed the clutch plates on the RD04 today. In far from ideal conditions with the bike on it's side in my father-in-law's front garden... Having reassembled the clutch and put the cover back on, it seems that the clutch actuation arm is in the wrong position... Logically this would...
  14. Sticking Dipstick!

    Dominator / FMX
    I've just picked up this rusty Vigor, amongst the catalogue of woes is that the dipstick can't be unscrewed when the oil is hot. When cold it unscrews easily enough. Has anyone else had this problem? I was thinking of dressing the threads a bit to slightly reduce the O/D, but I'm puzzled as to...
  15. Clutch woes...

    Africa Twin
    Right, changed the clutch on the AT a few weeks ago & went well worked fine. It has now developed a rattle when the clutch is pulled in is there a bearing that will cause this?
  16. Crankase screen filter cleaning woes

    Dominator / FMX
    I thought i'd clean the crankase screen filter today while changing the oil. Its never been done since i've had the bike. as adviced by someone in the forum, spare gasket on standby. Bits and pieces off, side cover off. without even taking the screen off, i could see it was spotless, took it...
  17. SLR Starter motor woes

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi, Think my starter motor has died. Battery & relay are both new and current getting to the motor terminal when pressing the starter button on the handlebars. Removed the starter reduction gearbox cover and the grease is completely emulsified. Has anybody got a motor they could part with, or...
  18. indicator woes

    Varadero
    Out on the dero this evening and my indicators started to play up. The flash frequency doubled. I thought I had a blown bulb, they`re fine front and rear. I get three normal flashes then they go 10 to the dozen, left and right.... But with the ignition off everything is fine. Not too happy with...
  19. Tyre woes

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    I know this has all been discussed before, at great length & that there are no definitive answers but; I've been using anakees on my tralp for the last 300 odd years... ok I exaggerate but for as long as I can remember anyway...I now need to replace both hoops but can't get anakees (nobody...
  20. transmission output shaft woes

    Transalp
    It's that time again.... Whenever I have a problem with my bike it's always the worst thing in the world. Spend bloody hours thinking about what to do. Hardest bloody relationship in my life. The output shaft splines on my 2005 have worn out. I'd hazard a guess at incorrectly adjusted chain but...
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