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  1. XL600V NoX Emmisions / ULEZ

    Transalp
    Hi All, I have been looking at the requirements for ULEZ bikes, and I cannot work out if my 600 will pass or not? I called Honda and they cannot give me a CoC for the bike (too old). Has anyone had the emissions (I think it is only the NoX output that they care about?!) tested? Am I able to get...
  2. Most common fuel hose ID

    Africa Twin
    Looking to replace all the fuel lines on my RD03 as a couple more leaking a bit nowadays. Rugged roads has 4or5 sizes. What is most common I would need? I plan on buying some bulk lengths. They have 4.5, 5.5, 7.3 and 8mm ID. Mine are so old going to be hard to determine sizes. I know I have used...
  3. Slip-On Mufflers by Akrapovic for Honda CRF at MOTORCYCLEiD.com

    MOTORCYCLEiD
    The Akrapovic company, with its technologically advanced manufacturing facilities and highly-skilled specialists, is considered a pioneer in its field. The company was founded in 1991 by Igor Akrapovič, a racer who was pursuing perfection but couldn’t find suitable products for his bike on the...
  4. Newbie with new XL350.

    XL
    Hi, just joined this forum as I have just bought a very nice imported ( USA ) 1972 XL 350 that was restored 11 years ago and not been used since. It has been part of a private collection including a Vincent Black Shadow. Plan to put oil down the plug hole for a few days and see how the engine...
  5. Nx650 Scrambler Build

    Dominator / FMX
    Well it's been some time in the making but my first custom bike build is now complete.:D Got to the point where I just wanted it on the road, so still a bit 'ratty' and might strip it all down again one day. But just passed it's MOT and already chucking about some green lanes. To be used and...
  6. Transalp 600 & XRV750 lift handle, rear lift link, Fuel silencer & link pipe All SOLD

    For Sale / Wanted
    Transalp 600 & XRV750 rear lift link SOLD (Lift handle, silencer sold) Transalp XL600V 88-94 & XRV750 RD03/4 Extended Rear Shock link for raised ride height. I removed this lengthened link from a friends 1992 Transalp 600 as it was too tall for him. I now have that Transalp myself as he was...
  7. Steering bearing replacement advice needed

    Africa Twin
    Has anyone here replaced their steering head bearings? If so...how did you remove the bearing 'race' that is on the lower yoke? This thing... The internet suggests - using a chisel - using an angle grinder - using a dremel - using two screwdrivers - using some sort of special tool so...how...
  8. RD03 Wheels

    Africa Twin
    So I bought a well used ‘89 XRV650 which I am rebuilding. The weels are corroded and I need to replace them. I’d like to keep the bike as original as possible so I’m looking to source original DID rims. I allready found a nice used rear wheel and now I’m searching for a front wheel rim (I will...
  9. MIL Light Come on

    Transalp
    Hi Chaps, XL700VA, 2008 with 20K miles on the clock. Riding along a few weeks a go, on full throttle the engine cuts. Roll the throttle back off and it picks up again. Every time I open the throttle the engine dies, but picks up again when I roll it off. Bike is un rideable. No MIL . Turn it...
  10. Wanted: Garmin zumo 660 cradle harness and bits to attach to bars

    For Sale / Wanted
    As it says in the title, have two bikes, one fully kitted with satnav zumo 660, would like to use it on my AT. Anybody got the parts I need, for sale. Getting difficult to find them in the shops Thanks UK address or Irl address for Irl seller:nike:
  11. Transalp rear indicators

    Transalp
    I have a 97 varaint with rear indicators that are fouling on my pannier rack I could do with smaller ones. I see there are two available here https://www.wemoto.com/bikes/honda/xl_600_vv_transalp/97 One is an alternative?
  12. Honda 1972 SL350K2

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Honda 1972 SL350K2 £2400 £2400 The SL350K2 is the last of the Honda 350 twin dirt bikes with no electric starter, pressed aluminium mudguards, 21” front wheel, 18” rear wheel Honda 1972 SL350K2 speedo 7643 miles, free tax & MOT, last expired May 2019, UK reg May 2018. Running condition...
  13. Websites to find a bike in the UK

    Africa Twin
    I have bought bikes using sites here in Germany/EU, but I have never shopped for a bike online in the UK. What are a few good sites to look at? Thanks.
  14. CRF250 Rally Overheated

    CRF - New Forum!
    Hi guys. First of all, warning: I am not very good in motorcycle repairs and maintenance :) Around three years ago I have purchased brand new CRF250 Rally here. Until not long ago everything was just fine. But last month I have noticed that my bike start to become very-very hot - and much...
  15. Getting a 700 onto the mainstand!!!!!!

    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...
  16. Cafe racer build

    Dominator / FMX
    Greetings from Denmark.. I havnt been on here for a while because I have been busy building other bikes... I want to build a cafe racer from a Dommie with a single sided swing arm and usd forks like this one I found on the net. I have bought a single sided swing arm from a VFR 750 F with a pair...
  17. ULEZ Question....

    Transalp
    Has anyone successfully got TFL to exempt their bikes from the new ULEZ charge? In Dec TFL said my XL650 was exempt from the charge and their "database would be updated to reflect this". So....The ULEZ charge starts in just 3 weeks and their database still shows my bike as being liable for...
  18. Rear brake pad replacement

    Dominator / FMX
    Help please! I've set myself the task of replacing my rear brake pads but I've fallen at the first hurdle. I can't for the life of me see how to get the pad retaining pin out. I can't see any threads / hex heads like on my other bikes. I can just about see a tiny hole where I guess an r-clip...
  19. Italian import vin??

    Transalp
    Ok I've found a frame with v5 and some other parts. It's been in a shed for some years in a dismantled state. According to the owner it was a one owner grey import which is verified by the v5. It says first registered to an independent importer. It's an Italian factory model but can someone...
  20. Repower 1983 XL250R

    XL
    I just bought 2 1983 XL250R bikes and want to re-power one. Will a XL/XR500 motor fit?
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