Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Technical, Bike forums > Honda Tech

Honda Tech Honda Tech Forum - For Questions specific and of interest to Honda riders only. Questions comparing which bike is best etc go in the "Which Bike" forum.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 9 Sep 2007
Gold Member
New on the HUBB
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 17
AT what happen!?

I have 1988 Africa Twin, and now travering Europe. I have trouble.
Sometimes engine rev go down around 900-1000, and one cirinder is dead. but I push electric start, or restart engine, then it is no problem. This trouble is not often. few minutes in a day, so almost riding is OK. But I dont know what happen. Anyone know this trouble, please let me know.
Reply With Quote
Old 9 Sep 2007
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sax, Spain
Posts: 919
stab in the dark....

without anything else to go on , I would say, its probably an electric problem......

have you been through any big/deep puddles/lakes/rivers recently?

have you powerwashed the bike recently?

have you checked your electrical connections to ignition?
any under seat or wiring harness connections?

failing that check the plugs and that the coils are giving a fat healthy spark

if it still has problems after these simple checks get in someone who knows what they are doing, even if you have to pay them

best of luck

Reply With Quote
Old 10 Sep 2007
chatocestoni's Avatar
Registered Users
HUBB regular
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: El salvador
Posts: 22

it doesnt look like a rugular or usual problem for the AT
never happened before or heard of it , but it seems that is electrical
get the bike checked before you put some more miles on it.
ride safe

its all about freedom
Reply With Quote
Old 10 Sep 2007
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Helsinki
Posts: 1,590
some ideas:

- spark plug or coil faulty, current jumps when it gets hot (dont remember if this has got twinspark heads, though, that might make this problem less probable);

- Battery (+) cable not connecting properly.. not sure about the 650, but this can make the 750 AT run very rough, not able to give throttle, but it´ll stay just around 1000rpm, only possible to ride very slowly, but its usually related to very bumpy roads, and I guess it should do it more or less all the time;

hope this is of any help.
Reply With Quote
Old 12 Sep 2007
Gold Member
New on the HUBB
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 17
Try checking again

Thank you for lot of advices.
I have already checked wires,coils, other electric parts and changed spark plugs. But I could not found out any problems. I slipped down in the river in Rusia, but it was 1month ago...I will ride safe.... when I find out any problems, I will report here. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
Old 16 Sep 2007
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: London
Posts: 16
Try here...

Try asking on this site: Honda Trail Bike Forums, they have an abundance of knowledge on all things XR related.

Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does hitting the road solve personal problems ? *Touring Ted* Travellers' questions that don't fit anywhere else 39 1 Mar 2009 00:36
Speed Cameras-The case against Kevinb99 Travellers' questions that don't fit anywhere else 129 10 Nov 2008 13:53
Baja Bandits. Real or fallacy? tmotten Travellers' Advisories, Safety and Security on the Road 20 28 Jul 2007 11:55
Why do bad things happen to good motorcycles? Sime66 Honda Tech 20 22 Jun 2006 13:08
'Road test' : 1989 BMW R100GS chris BMW Tech 7 27 May 2002 02:12


NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!

Next HU Eventscalendar

See all events


HU DVD Autumn Special!

Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!

Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).

The first in an exciting new series, Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers."Inspiring and hilarious!"

"I loved watching this DVD!"

"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."

"Wonderful entertainment!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.

Scottoiler automatic chain oilers. The most important accessory for your next motorcycle adventure!

Renedian Adventures

Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!

What turns you on to motorcycle travel?

Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!

New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.

Books & DVDs


All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.

Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 16:40.