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  1. Shock Absorber

    Varadero
    I bought one of the last Varas in 2014, made in 2011 I believe. I’ve done three long European rides (3K to 4K miles) and it’s been brilliant. It’s now done nearly 41K miles and in preparation for another long ride around Europe I’m thinking I should change the rear shock. Just looking at Haynes...
  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. Removing brake caliper pistons with a bicycle pump......A BODGE

    Africa Twin
    Yesterday I started on the brake re-build for my RD03. This bike had been sitting for a few years with the brake systems drained and partially disassembled. Problem: How to remove the old crusty brake pistons from the caliper while not destroying them in case they can be cleaned up and...
  4. Lowering link for a 2002 Xr400r?

    XR
    Being a vertically challenged 5’7 90kg with 30” inside leg I might need to lower my (new to me)Xr400r a tad! ive bought a second hand seat and will be sending it off to get the foam shaved down a bit and a new seat cover but think it might not be enough! Was considering a lowering link but it...
  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. Exhaust Heat Sheild

    Africa Twin
    Hi All Has anybody got a heat shield for AT RD 07, the lower one that fits between the down pipes and the tail pipe, mines a bit battered and not happy with it, paint finish not an issue but must be quite straight and undamaged. Thanks Luke
  7. Best Waterproof Helmet

    Helmets
    I'm currently wearing a Shoei Neotec Mk1. The visor leaks a fair bit when it rains. The Pinlock insert seems to shrink and fit poorly, therefore it mists up. The leaking visor causes the misting to accelerate. I contacted Pinlock and they sent me a new insert. It also shrunk over time and now...
  8. Raising AT RD04, sudden clutch slip

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys. I don't see how this makes sense ... but let me ask! After installing kitpeds raiser kit (+6cm front and back) & removing db killer, my clutch slips. Before I had no issue whatsoever (RD04 from 1992 with 87000km). I checked for free play on the clutch lever and there is more than...
  9. 650 headlight bulb

    Transalp
    So after 31,500 miles the headlight bulb dip filament gave up on my 650 the first thing that's ever gone wrong with the bike :D I found out when I switched on the ignition thirty five miles away from home in the pitch black :( and so the beam adjuster came in really handy as it let me lower the...
  10. HISS Fuel Injector Lights Intermittent Fault Transalp 700

    Transalp
    Hi, My 2011 Transalp 700 VA has developed an annoying and increasingly frequent fault. Never had any problems with the bike before, engine runs great. 18,000 miles on the bike. While driving up the M1 last night, on 3 or 4 occasions, when I opened the throttle to overtake, the HISS warning...
  11. Anyone here ridden the new style Africa Twin?

    Transalp
    i am thinking of getting one, i've yet to test ride one, so i was wondering if anyone here has ridden/owned one? any feedback? is it a good "do it all" bike? is the seat up to long distance touring? (basically what i am looking for is something that is like the Transalp 650, but with a bit more...
  12. Starter relay problem.

    Transalp
    The ‘93 600 TA I just bought has had a bit of a meltdown in the relay/regulator area, but been repaired and has run okay for quite a while. Apparently. When I bought it I pulled the panels, tank and seat off just to have a general inspection. I pulled a few wires out, checked connections and...
  13. RD04 Water ingress clear coat/film on tank?

    Africa Twin
    Hello Everyone, I came out to find what appears to be a clear film separating from the tank with water or air trapped underneath, after a night of heavy downpour. The safety stickers appear to be on the outside which suggests that this clear coating is original. Has anyone experienced anything...
  14. XL700V - temperature gauge going bananas

    Transalp
    Hello folks I'm hoping you can help me pinpoint the cause of a peculiar looking issue with the 700. A bit of background; I've had the bike for a couple of years and recently had the engine rebuilt by a Honda dealer to repair a stripped output shaft. The splines the sprocket mounts onto had...
  15. Hi from new member

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi Decided it was time to join the forum, I've owned a '86 XL 600R that due to being laid up for a few years I've started to recommission, but as it was (and is) still off the road when the summer started I brought a '96 NX 650 Dommie that was ready to ride. Problem is I'm spending all my spare...
  16. Varadero - speedo healer

    Other Honda
    I've recently changed front sprocket down from 16t to 15t. The rideability is dramatically improved around town, but it throws out the speedo. 80mph indicated is in fact 70mph. This is something I can deal with, but the odometer is also out, throwing of total mileage the bike has covered (extra...
  17. Quick question. Are the rd04 and rd07 rear shocks interchangeable?

    Africa Twin
    Will they physically swap over? Specifically will an rd07 fit an rd04? Mine is getting very tired and a bit bouncy but I am really tight on funds (kidney anyone?) So just trying to expand my options. Tia.
  18. Recommissioning a TA 650

    Transalp
    Hi all, I'd originally posted this thread on advrider.com before I was pointed over here as somewhere that might be able to give a bit more help. I'm going to simply copy and paste the first couple of updates from that thread over here and see if you guys can offer me a bit of guidance on how...
  19. Wanted: rear rack for RD03

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi Im after a rear rack, not the blue bit for a Africa Twin rd03 if anyone as one please Pm Thanks
  20. Help! RD07 dies on highway and bad idle when warm

    Africa Twin
    Dear all, Lately I have been experiencing some nasty issue with the RD07 AT (1995). This issue popped up when driving for 30 km’s at around 130 km/h. Suddenly, the bike started to loose power and couldn’t maintain that speed. I stopped and couldn’t start it again. After a while it ran again...
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