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  1. Africa Twin XRV 650 RD03 1988 Re-build restoration

    Africa Twin
    Hello guys, I am Nikola from Bosnia and I am in the process of restoring old AT 650 and the job is nearly done so I've decided to share this with one of the biggest Africa Twin cummunities. For now I will share with you link to a Serbian moto-forum,BJBIKERS, where I post everything I do on my...
  2. Indicator relay access

    Transalp
    Hi I've just bought a Transalp 650 and it appears that the indicator relay needs changing. Can anyone tell me how much of the fairing do I need to remove to access it? The indicators are a come on randomly or when I rev the engine up and there is lots of clicking coming from the relay. Any...
  3. SLR Carb bowl removal in situ possible??

    Dominator / FMX
    I need to change my carb float needle as its leaking, is it possible to remove the bowl to get access or must I remove complete carb from bike which is a bit of a PITA Any quick advice appreciated Thanks
  4. SLR and FX Throttle Cables NOS!

    Dominator / FMX
    My local bike shop has a contact who has access to Honda NOS parts. He's now stocking throttle cables and speedo drive gears for SLR and FX650 - both discontinued by Honda. Get 'em while they're hot! Manhattan Motorcycles Ltd. Recently Added Products
  5. Stop the government closing green lanes

    Dominator / FMX
    Stop the government closing green lanes Hi All Stop the government closing access to the countryside for bikers Click this link to sign the petition "No closures for legal routes for motorcycle trail riding without new provision."...
  6. Am I a slacker? (chain slack)

    Africa Twin
    heya, I posted this on ADV as well but I wanted to access more thoughts on the subject. The video shows the chain slack on my bike - I don't know how old it is but the chain tensioner is at minimum so I assume it's reasonably new. Thoughts?
  7. Valve check

    Varadero
    I'm wondering how difficult it is to check the valves on a 2008 Varadero xl1000. Since it is a 90*, does it make it any easier to gain access? Any tips/tricks?
  8. Dommie rear wheel swap options

    Dominator / FMX
    G'day all, I'm looking to gain a second rear wheel for my 96 dommie, they are few and far between (and $$$) here in Oz. Options are: A) buy wheel from ebay Europe (failed twice with dodgy italian vendors) B) adapt xr rear end C) open to xrv brains trust Option b is appealing as xr stuff...
  9. RD03 rack for an RD04

    Africa Twin
    Anyone happen to know if the RD03 rack would fit an RD04? It (the RD03 rack) looks a lot more utilitarian to me. I've no access to lathes or anything fancy so anything but the very simplest bodge is beyond me - ideally it'd fit right on... :)
  10. Dominator Front Wheel Spacers

    Dominator / FMX
    Just fitted new tyres to my 89 Dommie. After I had refitted the front wheel I noticed a really small gap between the speedo drive and the hub. It is around 2mm and looks as though it should have a spacer in there. I am certaian the spacer didnt fall out when I removed the wheel although the...
  11. Tidying up the old Alp

    Transalp
    A few pics of the progress so far from this to And a cradle I botched up to give me good access to the engine for cleaning and servicing Then I need to decide on what colour scheme to go with for the rest of the bike? Thinking black and white for a different look
  12. Recommended hotels in Preston

    Chatter
    I have to go up to Preston for work and was wondering if anyone can recommend any places to stay? Only requirements are a car park and easy access to central Preston in the mornings. ta:thumbup:
  13. What size fuses for 650 TA?

    Transalp
    Hi all, I'm trying to buy some spare bits and pieces for a bike I haven't met yet. (meeting up with it in Germany in May). I don't have access to a TA here, can anyone tell me what size the blade fuses are? I think the standard size is referred to as a mini blade fuse. Thanks, Tom.
  14. Carb dimensions

    Africa Twin
    Does anyone know or have access to their carbs to give me dimensions (single and both connected)? I am in a process of building ultrasonic bath for cleaning them and would like to finish it and test before removing carbs from my bike. I found stainless steel dish 153x137x200mm (LxWxH) and I...
  15. Anyone want custom parts making?

    Dominator / FMX
    I run an engineering design company and have access to cnc machinery etc. Are there any owners on here who have ideas for custom parts but don't have the means to make them? If so give me a shout. Regards Dan
  16. Recommend me some tunes

    Chatter
    I've given google play music all access a go and the musical world is my lobster so how about some music recommendations. And Whealie. I still don't like Florence and the machine so don't bother :)
  17. Certificate of Conformity

    Africa Twin
    Does anyone have access to a scanned C of C for an RD07 @? I'm getting the run-around from DVLA in trying to register an imported bike but I think I'd be able to complete the required paperwork with the info gleaned from a scan of a C of C. I have emailed Honda UK but not had a response yet...
  18. Spark Plug Installation/Removal Tips

    Transalp
    Anyone have any tips on changing the spark plugs in a 650? I had a quick looksie and two seem gettable with the other two being a bit more tricky. Haynes would have me believe fairings need to be removed but they say the same when changing the coolant whereas only a small inner piece on the...
  19. where do bike shops get all their tech info re repairs ?

    Chatter
    Ok many mechanics are experienced/knowledgeable but when it comes to detailed info re a particular bike where do they go? Is there a book of info or do they phone or go online to get details .? anyone know and what do you have to do to access it ?
  20. Summer Solstice Run June 21st Stonehenge 04:52!

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi All. I shall be taking a run down to Stonehenge for the summer solstice on June 21st to see the sacrificial virgins being slayed at sunrise! Heading from Bath at 0330AM to get down for sun up at 0452. Been there on the solstice before but never for sunrise. Weather dependant to a point...
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