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  1. RD07 rear rim cracking issue - is it serious??

    Africa Twin
    Hi everyone, I'm a proud owner of an RD07 '95, but yesterday i noticed this on my rear rim: The rim seems to have cracks around the vent. Anyone had this issue, and is it too serious? Thanks!
  2. HELP - 6mm bolt snapped in the head

    Africa Twin
    Had a bit of a nightmare yesterday after installing new pistons reassembling the heads and getting the engine back in the frame quite nicely disaster struck. When torquing down the small 6mm bolt in the cylinder head it snapped like a bit of cheese. As usual this was the last bolt. To fit a...
  3. Ace Cafe Adventure bike day - photos

    Africa Twin
    photos from yesterday's event https://photos.app.goo.gl/SD6jcynas14XfH126 i spotted 3 or 4 750 africa twins
  4. Running Temperature

    Africa Twin
    I'd be interested to know what average running temperature you guys have. I went for a 150 mile ride yesterday and the temp reached 107. The road conditions were dry, 19C and an average speed 80-90, continuous for 2hrs or so. The temp gauge showed two marks below red so nowhere near boiling but...
  5. NX650 Oil Strainer Removal

    Dominator / FMX
    Anyone taken the oil strainer out of the bottom of their frame? Tried removing it yesterday, so i could check it, and get frame ready for powder coat, but could not get it to undo. Tried interlocking two spanners to get a higher torque, but still no joy. Any tips on removal???
  6. PLEASE HELP! Over heating

    CRF - New Forum!
    Hi guys. My friend and I recently installed new gears in my CRF 250 R 2007. All works great apart from ive now noticed my bike seems to be getting very hot very fast. Literally within 10 seconds of starting it the pipe at the front is scorching hot! I rode it briefly mainly to test the gears and...
  7. Neutral light and horn suddenly not working ??

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi all. Currently building a street tracker from my old FMX. Just re assembling it and yesterday had all the idiot and horn working. Come back to it today and have lost the horn and neutral light ? Can’t find any duff wiring etc and visually checked the fuses. Any suggestions ? Jez
  8. 2010 700 stutter/miss off tickover

    Transalp
    it stuttered and went to one pot at the traffic lights yesterday then cleared and was OK .rode it tonight and it is intermittent between tickover and 3000 rpm stuttering and going to one pot then clearing. i thought plugs and caps would be a good start but i am struggling to identify the caps...
  9. RD07A Water pump weep hole

    Africa Twin
    Hi fitting new chain/ oil change etc yesterday have noticed that I have a very small ,really small weep of coolant from weep hole .It would be only a single drip gathering at the lowest part of the waterpump casing over a 24 hr period ,have placed kitchen roll below area and nothing over night...
  10. rd04 headlight bulbs...

    Africa Twin
    anyone know where to find original bulbs? bayonet type...not h4, led, ebay, wemoto or anyone who seem to think all models use h4. Mot due tomorrow, 4X h4 bulbs arrived yesterday. bollox
  11. bike camera

    Africa Twin
    Took delivery of my new bike camera yesterday, It has two cameras , pic capture , video , collision sensor , HD and was only £30.. Tested it out and the quality is pretty good, Takes a micro SD up to 32GB, does rolling carture and has low light mode
  12. Malcolm Young..RIP.

    Chatter
    Bit of a sad day today.. Malcolm Young, founder member of AC/DC died yesterday in Australia...:(:(:( Him and his brother created on of the greatest Rock bands of all time.......RIP. I am so glad I got to see them perform in Hannover with my son a few years ago.... https://youtu.be/ZDCs7ijNUVM.
  13. Hi from Peter

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi all, My name is Peter, 53 years old and I have been riding motorbikes since I was 17. Mostly offroads and allroads XT500, XT600 Tenere, 3 x TA and 2 x AT 650 and 750. HD and Buell as well to add to the mix. Yesterday I bought one of the most beautifull XRV 650 available in The Netherlands...
  14. problems refitting the airbox 1987 TA

    Transalp
    Hi Is there a knack to fitting the bit of the airbox which connects to the carburettors? I tried for ages yesterday and got nowhere. Each time I thought I had it all lined up nicely, I pushed down on the top and the hoses either squashed down or it looked like it had fitted then when I let go...
  15. Running on rear cylinder only

    Africa Twin
    After about a year sitting I tried starting my RD04 yesterday. It fired but running only on rear cylinder. Fuel gets into cylinders (pluga are wet) and all plugs have spark. Voltages across ignition coils are OK. I tried testing pulse generator voltage as per manual but don't get any reading...
  16. Newbie with a transalp

    Transalp
    Hi all I've been lurking in this forum for a few months, bought an xl700 transalp three weeks ago and enjoying it, living in Welshest Wales helps a lot, went for a spin up the Elan valley yesterday and had great fun despite appalling weather. Jon
  17. Another fuel pump issue

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, Yes, another fuel pump issue. But a small one I hope. In 4 weeks i'm departing to Morocco so did my final check yesterday. Regulator check; wasn't the best. Changed it - voltage ok now. Anyway fuel pump -changing the points. All done, mounted, didn't start. Tried long so battery...
  18. How often do you guys check the mesh

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi Guys, As per the title how often do you guys check the mesh as shown here: the above pics are from yesterday, the one below is from shortly after purchasing the bike almost two years ago. Also while we are at it how often do you change the oil? I have been changing the oil every...
  19. Show us your Tats

    Chatter
    My lad called me yesterday and told me college had broke up for christmas and he was down town getting a couple of tattoo,s. When he was done he sent me these pictures of what £100 worth of tattoo,s looks like. These are two cartoon characters his now deceased Danish grandfather drew for him...
  20. Starting problems (electrical)

    Transalp
    Hi My 87 TA has developed a problem when trying to start. Basically when you press the start button, there is a 'pop' and sometimes a small puff of smoke near the starter solenoid area. This in turn seems to discharge the battery. I have replaced the solenoid but its still doing it. I have the...
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