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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Wind buffeting

    Transalp
    Hi All, so I just fitted a Givi top deflector, all good so far. Went for a spin and certainly it works very well, but I found I was getting wind in the chin/neck area, particularly on right hand side mainly Out with throttle hand , and it seems to be coming in from the hand guard / brake fluid...
  4. Transalp Rebuild.. What to replace?

    Transalp
    Hi All, Yesterday I stripped my bike down to give it a freshen up, below is a list of jobs i'm planning to do, is there anything obvious i've missed? I'm hoping to have the bike back together and running in 3 weeks time for MMM at Haggs bank. I'm going to prioritise the engine as that's the...
  5. 700 ABS Bleeding/New Brake Fluid linked brakes help!

    Transalp
    Hi, I am a new forum member, in London, have been lurking for a while and getting a lot out of this great site/forum. I got my 2011 700XLVA a few months ago and have just started doing some servicing. The bike has 16,000 miles on it now, loving it so far, so much more comfortable and...
  6. For Sale: XL700 - 19484 miles - good spec - lots of recent work

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    £2750 Selling my beauty of a transalp to fund an African Twin.Loads of work done since purchase, any inspection welcome. Drives very very nicely, doesn't drink any oil or coolant, everything works as it should. Cosmetically good, but expect some scuffs etc from normal use. 2009 ABS model 2...
  7. Front Brake Master Cylinder

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi, I desperately looking for a front brake master cylinder for my 2001 Dommie. I completely trashed the screws for brake fluid lid and need to replace the whole thing now. No luck on Ebay sadly.. any one have a spare one?!?! Or someone have any suggestions on replacements that would be...
  8. For Sale: Honda Transalp 600

    eBay - Transalp
    Sadly due to moving into the Yorkshire Dales into a smaller house Im having to sell a few bikes. I have been trying to locate a garage or safe space to rent close by but to no avail. The bike that may be of interest to some on here is. Emma my Partners Transalp 600. its a 1987. When she...
  9. Last minute storage prep

    Africa Twin
    Curious as to what last minute stuff may hel with long term bike storage again. Leave in 2 days for Europe for 3 years. I was going to fog the cylinders maybe? What should I use? I have drained tank and let air out for the last 6 weeks or so, brake fluid fairly fresh. Forgot to change oil last...
  10. Bleeding Brakes Issue (RD03)

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, Today I was servicing the rear brake and all was going well until I started trying to bleed the system, after pumping the rear brake pedal for over an hour I couldn't get any pressure at all. I have blead brakes a few times before and haven't had this issue. The reservoir was full...
  11. For Sale: 1992 Honda Transalp XL600V-M

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    45k Km / 28k Miles Just Mot’d (Expires 22/07/17) Currently Sorn Freshly rebuilt, work consisted as below, Frame and Swingarm blast and Powder Coat £150 Replacement rear wheel off a Greek 650 Transalp £140 Fresh Spark Plugs £8 Valve clearances checked and adjusted New HD Rear inner tube...
  12. brake pads

    Africa Twin
    howdy fellas. i have taken off my front wheel from my africa twin to get it balanced and new discs on the front but really hard to get callipers back on. i will change brake pads aswell but never did it before so any advice would be appreciated. is there anything other than wd40 to help widen...
  13. Just another dumb question.

    Dominator / FMX
    Before I go spending £30 plus postage on a braided hose for my rear brake, I was wondering if I could use the piece of braided rubber oil pipe that was left over from fixing the line from my oil tank to the cylinder head to replace the hose from the rear brake resevoir to the master cylinder...
  14. For Sale: Transalp 700 VA-A 2010

    For Sale / Wanted
    Having just got my second Africa Twin restoration finished I need to make some space so my trusty 700TA needs a new home. I bought it in June 2013 and it has never missed a beat. Mileage is 11080 (may go up a bit as I'm still using it). It comes with OEM grip heaters (five stage), OEM spot...
  15. Transalp 700 abs brake fluid change

    Transalp
    Ive just been changing brake fluid front calipers alls gone well but ive noticed on the near side caliper there are two bleed nipples? One connected to off side caliper but the lower one is not,are these brakes linked and how can i bleed this nearside calipers lower nipple? Ive sent for a haynes...
  16. Just bought transalp 700

    Transalp
    Hi all ive just bought a 2009 700 abs transalp today 1 owner 13.000 miles,i plan on giveing it a good service this week new iridium plugs,oil& filter,clean k&n filter,change brake fluid & clean brakes,also regrease rear suspension links and swinging arm bearings & steering head bearings,what i...
  17. Servicing the brakes

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, I intend to service my brakes during the winter. Will change the right front brake caliper cause it has a broken pad retaining pin (don't even ask :)). I'll clean the other two (front left and rear) calipers, change the rubber seals and change the pistons if necessary. Any good...
  18. Sold: 2001 Honda Transalp 650 Black

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Listing this bike for a friend, as I thought someone on here might be interested before it goes on eBay or Gumtree. Please direct any questions to the owner; Richard, on ############, and not myself. No cheeky offers, it's a great bike and a bargain at this price. Bike is located in Seaford...
  19. Transalp Newbie

    Transalp
    Hello all, Recently purchased a 95 transalp 600 to give me a break from my daily drive Vivaro van. I didn't want to spend a great deal, just something cheap, reliable and could be used all round, all weather. When it showed up for sale on gumtree locally, I took the plunge. £600 bought me a...
  20. Another RD03 resto.

    Africa Twin
    RD03 Africa Twin restoration This thread will slowly depict my process into bringing back a bought sight unseen 1988 RD03 (first year) Africa Twin from Southern France with 130,000km and ridden to...
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