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  1. National Meets
    Very short notice and not a dedicated XRV event, mainly cos most of the old in-mates of XRV populate Bigtraillie, but this event is running this coming weekend . . . . https://www.bigtrailie.co.uk/index.php?threads/national-2019.2665/ Some attendees may even be on Honda motorcycles :D...
  2. Transalp
    Hi, Please would somebody tell me if the four silver fixings you can see that hold the wind shield to the headlamp cowl are the correct ones for a 1999 XL600V? Please see pictures. They came with the bike when I bought it new but seem too big and shiny? Thanks PC
  3. Transalp
    I’ve had a number of bikes, big, small etc and I’ve never had a bike as hard to put on the main stand as the 700. ive strained my shoulder. strained my foot. Airhead Beamers, heavier bikes... easier. sports bikes with main stands.... easier. 650 Trannie..... don’t remember this being hard...
  4. Transalp
    Well, I’m back! First post for over two years. Been away from Honda, big mistake. Let me just say that Transalps are superb. Oh, a pain to work on the engine but..... :D Picked up Suki yesterday, a new to me 09 plate. Ahhhh, lovely ride. Anyway, back to tech... The rear brake pedal is 8 feet...
  5. Africa Twin
    Hello all ! This winter i want to rebuild my beloved AT as it already eats some oil - about 1l/1000km or so. I bought 8 years ago an complete engine with about 35.000 km, or so the seller told me. Anyway, i kept this engine in storage for 8 years and before i`ll put it on my bike i wanted to...
  6. Travel
    There’s a new book that’ll be of interest to anyone heading north of the border. It does seem to be very comprehensive, well written and informative. There’s loads of background information, not just route directions. JG even suggests appropriate reading material and soundtracks to accompany...
  7. Dominator / FMX
    Hi guys I have been an avid member of this site for a few years now. Suddenly and for no reason the site refused entry. I have been in contact with a really helpful and patient admin guru called Kevin who after a lot of messing about for him sorted my it issues Big up for Kevin thankyou
  8. Dominator / FMX
    Hi, does anyone know if there is a big difference between a NX650 frame and a XL600 Frame? I'm considering to put all XL600parts (fuel tank, seat, lichts, fenders etc on a Dominator frame (+engine)... Maybe also an option would be to put a dominator engine in the XL600? I have no idea how...
  9. Transalp
    Hi I'm on a 2003 650 Transalp. Not owned it long, I've noticed a small hole in the Exhaust down near where the Exhaust fit's onto the big Metal box underneath (is this the CAT)?? After the clamp so the hole is on the muffler part. Anyway's I've got original Stock Honda Muffler on. I'm not...
  10. XL
    Hi everyone. I am about to receive my first XL, in fact my first Honda and I am very much looking forward to it. It’s a 1982 XL250SA and it is bought unseen by me so I am taking a big gamble but the bike is 200 miles away so a specialist courier is collecting it. I would like to know more...
  11. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hello riders! I have an Afrika Twin and since three years now I'm doing a big trip in Europe every year. I live close to Geneva and Imwant to start to do the maintenance by myself. I would like to share some information/questions I coulnd't find in the internet. Hope to be able to helo...
  12. XL
    Hi all.....new member ...Blackbirdflyer....hopeing to pick your collective Honda brains....Rebuild project.... Honda XL 500R 1982....Camshaft split with top end requiring replacement including camshaft. Where would you suggest that I start....all breakers so far have turned up a blank....any...
  13. Africa Twin
    Hi everyone. A few years ago there was a lot of discussion about big bore kits for the XRV750. The thread kind of tailed off, and I never did read of one that actually got finished at 850cc or even bigger. Are there any completed projects out there? cheers Steve
  14. Transalp
    Hi, as anyone else had problems with the TA700 crankshaft position censor (CKP CENSOR) where the bike does not start, the FI light gives the 1 long & 9 short flashes (ckp censor fault) but after 3 or 4 attempts the bike will start !!! great bike but all these tempremental censors let it down...
  15. Africa Twin
    Hi can anyone help me with parts for my 1996 Africa twin I'm after con rods and big end shells and main shells when I try to order from Honda they have a colour System for the parts and have no way of telling what what. Or does anyone know any good suppliers for parts
  16. Africa Twin
    First big problem on my rd03 restoration the casting on the hub broke away when removing the very stuck bolts. I was going to rebuild the wheels anyway. So I need A hub Or wheel Or transalp 600 hub Or wheel Or dose any one know of any other wheels fit. Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
  17. Transalp
    Have a newly acquired 2008 700. Does anyone know the factory settings for damping and preload on a std shock? Its fine over big bumps (like speed humps) but a small, frequent sequence (like when the tarmac gets ripples in it - or rumble strips) feels like there's no suspension at all. I'm...
  18. Africa Twin
    So, I have a (cheap knock-off) Peli style box just sitting there unused in the shed - quite big, enough to probably fit 2 helmets in, possibly. Was intended for dSLR & lenses in boot of car etc., but using something else (a smaller, actual deli case) instead. So, was thinking of bolting it on...
  19. Dominator / FMX
    Wondering just how well the Dominator handles offroad? And if anyone uses one as a greenlaning bike? Picked up a old beaten up bike that I am in the slow process of converting into a scrambler, but one that will actually cope with a bit of mud and green lanes. So just wondering how well they...
  20. Transalp
    I will be buying a new pair of tyres over the winter and have always stuck to tourances BUT been looking at maxxis (seem to be a big saving on the metzellers)) has anyone been using them what are they like in the dry/wet, what kind of mileage did you get any advice appreciated.
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