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  1. RD03 Clutch & alternator cover color

    Africa Twin
    I am in the process of rebuilding a ‘89 XRV650 and I want to have these covers powdercoated. Does anyone know which RAL color comes closest to the original bronze-ish color?
  2. Piecing together 1972 XL 250 engine, Need help!

    XL
    Hey all! I purchased a 1976 XL 250 recently, and it came with two engines, neither of them complete. I've been working on the 1972 engine, as it is in better and more complete condition. It was missing some covers, such as the valve adjustment covers and the alternator cover. I'm currently...
  3. XR400R electrical accessory power socket

    XR
    Hi, I have a 2004 XR400, the model without a battery (are they all like this?) bought in the UK. I want the facility to charge a mobile phone or sat-nav whilst riding. The alternator appears to produce an unrectified but regulated output of around 12v AC for the lights. Is there a means to...
  4. Honda Engine XR125/200?

    XR
    Hi, I brought a basket case from a police auction sold as a Honda XR. So with it being from a police auction there are no identity marks on the frame or engine I have attached a few pictures of the engine in the hope that someone will be able to tell me if it is in deed a XR engine. I have...
  5. 250s electrics

    XL
    Hi folks, I'm trying to sort the electrics out on my recently acquired 79 plate 250s, mainly the lights and switches. On opening up the right hand switch most of it fell out onto the floor and then when opening up the headlight it was just as bad with so mutch black tape and spliced in...
  6. Presentation from Spain and painting question.

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi, I´m Sergio, from Spain, I´ve got an ´97 Rd08 Domi,bought last year with 50000 km. Now, it´s dissasembled to change the starting clutch.I¨ll make an tutorial with photos about the job, now I´m waiting the piece and relative cover´s gasket. My question is about painting the alternator cover...
  7. Batery not charging

    Varadero
    A few weeks ago my VA4 died on me on the motorway,battery was flat as a pancake. The varadero forum reckoned it might be the reg/rec,have just put a brand new one on with fully charged battery and when started there's no change to the voltage at the battery up through the rev range.Would this...
  8. SLR650 alternator puller query

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi guys, I'm about to tackle replacing the starter clutch on my beloved SLR650....and have run up against a problem - too MUCH information! Do I need a 20mm or 22mm screw-in alternator puller? I'm coming up against BOTH figures on t'Interweb...slightly complicated by my verniers, albeit at a...
  9. VTR crankshaft on varadero?

    Varadero
    Hello everyone. I need a little help. Rebuild my engine after previous owners)) Maybe someone knows - is the crankshaft from VTR suitable to varadero (2005)? both have the same parts: connecting rods, bolts for rods, connecting rods and crankshafts bearings, needle bearing and key woodruff...
  10. Just in time

    Africa Twin
    Fitting a MOSFET Reg/Rect has been on my to do list for some time. All the bits arrived from the USA a few days ago so decided I would do the upgrade even though (I thought) the OEM was fine. I'm glad I did because the Alternator connector was showing signs of burning even though it was perfect...
  11. R6/R1 reg rec question

    Africa Twin
    copied from an old thread on here The seven wires on the RD07 loom are actually only five... "The green ones and red ones are doubled up. If you look at a wiring diagram, the red ones are connected together in the loom and the green ones are also connected together in the loom. When...
  12. xl125v8 regulator/rectifier......

    Varadero
    Hi all, Can anyone let me know if there is another regulator/rectifier on the market which will fit my baby vara 125(2008 model) and not cause any problems ASWELL AS NOT BREAKING THE BANK!!?? I had a supposedly generic one fitted to her last year and now she's melting wires!!! I believe it is a...
  13. Does this indicate Voltage regulator breakdown

    Africa Twin
    Hi Guys, Had a starting issue with my Xrv 750 the other day would not start on the starter button but would bump start. When the starter button was pressed all I got was a click , got bike home ,and have looked at the wiring the cables (yellow) from the alternator have partially melted . The...
  14. Gremlins...or is it me??

    Africa Twin
    Oiked off the old reg/rec, cutting the alternator wires to the old reg/rec and also the wires from the old reg/rec to the bike. Installed the new cables and reg rec. 99.99999% sure its done correctly. - alternatir wires dont care which is which - other cables go straight to the battery. Turn...
  15. Electrical 'Balance Sheet' RD-07

    Africa Twin
    Have looked around til I am senseless, but can't find the following for an RD07 What is the power consumption of the following? - ECU, - Fuel Pump, - Ignition coil, - Cooling Fan - Anything else (outside of lights)? I can't seem to find these anywhere....can somebody confirm what these are...
  16. Varadero xl1000 gear lever

    Varadero
    Hi, I have an 05 Varadero which I have only recently bought and it has an extended length gear lever. The original was cut and a piece welded in. I have been having trouble changing gear and noticed that the lever fouls the crankcase (alternator cover?). How soft is the metal on the lever...
  17. Honda heated grips query

    Africa Twin
    Hi I've got a set of Honda heated grips that were fitted to my RD07A when I bought it. With lights off they work fine , headlights on and the three red lights start flashing and the grips don't work although it will on the first setting (one red light). I've a Dyna charge monitor on the bike...
  18. Mosfet Reg question

    Africa Twin
    Hi Just got myself the Mosfet upgrade from the states and harness from Eastern Beaver, question is the connection to the alternator with the three yellow wires has a white plastic connector similar to the original, is it worthwhile me bypassing this and just hardwiring the connection ? Thanks...
  19. Duff connector block by rectifier.

    Africa Twin
    The notorious connector block, little white thingy with three yellow wires coming from it, connected to the rectifier. It seems to be notorious for cooking itself. A while back I fitted three bladed conectors to replace the ones previously bodged on there, as a temporary fix. Mine became...
  20. XL/cb125 electrics

    XL
    Still sticking a cb125 engine into an 125k. From the alternator on the cb I've a yellow, pink and white wire. Anybody have any idea how they should map to the black, white and yellow out of the XL alterrnator please? I have been looking at wiring diagrams for about 3 weeks and I am totally lost.
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