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  1. 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...
  2. Chain slider (lower front) on XRV650

    Africa Twin
    I'm looking for some help on the mounting of the chain slider. I've been working on a restoration and it has been some time since I've been at it due to health reasons. When I went to put the slider on, the mounting point does not seem to be right. I'm wondering if one of the points has been...
  3. How do you remove a 650 rear brake pedal???

    Transalp
    How is the rear brake pedal in 650 removed? Do I just slacken the bolt at number 13 and pull the lever off?
  4. Fairing Bolts

    Transalp
    Anyone know where I can get a set of bolts and screws for my fairing? '87 Transalp 600 with original fairing? I have found this one online, but not sure it will fit my early bike? https://www.pro-bolt.com/aluminium-fairing-kit-honda-xl600-vr-vx-transalp.html Thanks!
  5. XVR750 RD07/7A rear carrier alternatives

    Africa Twin
    I need one for my XRV750 RD07A, are there alternatives to the Honda original aluminium one, searches appear to show plates that bolt onto the aluminium casting but not a replacement for the casting. There do appear to be replacements for RD03/4 carriers that are different to the RD07/7A...
  6. HELP - 6mm bolt snapped in the head

    Africa Twin
    Had a bit of a nightmare yesterday after installing new pistons reassembling the heads and getting the engine back in the frame quite nicely disaster struck. When torquing down the small 6mm bolt in the cylinder head it snapped like a bit of cheese. As usual this was the last bolt. To fit a...
  7. 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...
  8. Recovered alp rebuild project

    Transalp
    Following the theft and subsequent recovery last March of my old transalp 600 (in pieces). I'm now gearing up for a project. I have most big parts from my alp here with a frame from a bike a friend broke for spares. As this will never be/feel like the same bike it was, I'm planning a few...
  9. Swingarm adjuster snapped

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi all, (newbie) , just done a post on the crf page but think posting here may get more response, iv recently purchesed a 2014 crf 450r, on adjusting the chain I found a seized adjuster and yes like a t**t I snapped it trying to undo, iv tried several metal drill bits to drill out without...
  10. Crf swingarm adjuster

    CRF - New Forum!
    Hi all, iv recently purchesed a 2014 crf 450r, on adjusting the chain I found a seized adjuster and yes like a t**t I snapped it trying to undo, iv tried several metal drill bits to drill out without success, my question is can anyone recommend a drill bit that will get through the snapped...
  11. Water Pump drain bolt problems

    Transalp
    I decided to change my coolant recently and found that when i replaced the drain bolt with a new washer it wouldn't tighten properly. I removed the bolt and found that what appeared to be the thread from inside the drain bolt hole had come away and onto the bolt. I decided to buy a new bolt to...
  12. New XR400 Owners seeks gasket kit

    XR
    Evening gents! As the title suggests I am the new owner of a 03 xr400, which to say the least...needs some work! my biggest hurdle at this time is the gear shift assembly (just the past that slides on and off) was broken and the previous owner decided to weld it bad on to the point that you can...
  13. back brake problem RD07a

    Africa Twin
    Bike was running perfect and I decided to fit rugged roads snail cam chain adjusters which only involves taking long bolt out etc. Went out on bike today and brake performance not good. The rear brake used to be very good and I didnt think I lost a spacer but what have I done wrong?
  14. My latest project

    Dominator / FMX
    Greetings from Denmark, its been a while since I posted about the Dominator I built a few years ago... Once I got it finished I moved on to build a couple more bikes, the latest of which is a SR500 cafe racer I was asked to build by a tattoo artist from Copenhagen with the help of my son...
  15. Frame blanking plugs

    Africa Twin
    Just a little tip if your looking for a new cap for the swing arm bolt i found these work great. Just had to cut about 6mm off the length for it to fit flush...
  16. Dommie build - rear peg options

    Dominator / FMX
    Right, im looking for some ideas to mount rear pegs on my dommie project. Would prefer them to be removable, as they will only be fitted if i take my son for a ride. See photo below. The only idea i could think of, is two weld two nuts on the inside of the curved upright, so i could then bolt...
  17. For Sale: Africa Twin RD07/RD07a forks

    For Sale / Wanted
    Coming soon: my spare pair of RD07a forks (also fit RD07, but don't have the valve for "air assistance" in the fork cap). I don't think these fit an RD04. I say "coming soon" as I have one sheared fork brace bolt to remove :hmph: You could have them right away (and cheap) if you were...
  18. For Sale: Transalp 600 wavy front disc and bolts

    For Sale / Wanted
    Finally got round to fitting the different front wheel and forks. So have a single disc wavy disc. I believe its a Sumo disc. with the bolts. and new pads with less than 300 miles, fitted for mot. Will be marked inside and outside, so pre run in. £30. plus postage.
  19. Tinworm

    Dominator / FMX
    You know that moment when you poke something with a screwdriver and immediately wish you hadn’t... I found a bit of flaky paint around where the seat and silencer bolt to the subframe, off side. One poke with a screwdriver later, I had a hole. After a friend attacked the affected area with a...
  20. Fuel tank not fitting after rebuild

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, After rebuilding my RD03 the fuel tank won’t fit properly. I think the problem is the black bar with the two mounts for the tank, the two wholes don’t line up with the tank. When the tank is on the holes are out of line by about 10mm, Also the single bolt at the back is not lined...
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