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  1. Wanted: Old Front Brake Discs

    For Sale / Wanted
    A strange request I know, but does anyone have any old front brake discs for an RD04 lying around? I’m upcycling an unserviceable front wheel into a clock for my garage and I think it’ll look better with a disc on it. Happy to pay for postage. Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. 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...
  3. RD07 R 94 front brake pistons

    Africa Twin
    Hi everybody, I am rebuilding front brakes and I need to change two out of four pistons, but I have trouble finding them in online shops where I usually get my stuff (german and austrian shops). Some have it for older models, some say that it is the same piston for older and newer models (I...
  4. RD07 R 94 front brake pistons

    How to.....
    Sorry, wrong place :)
  5. Wheel issues and Parts for the xl650v series?

    Transalp
    Hello all! I'm the proud yet frustrated owner of a Transalp xl650v6 which I brought new in August 2007. Ever since then I've had a love hate relationship with the bike especially when it comes to maintenance and repairs. Firstly let me admit that I am a sinner! Hailing originally from New...
  6. For Sale: Transalp XL700VA-9 For Sale

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD Okay, it's a tough decision as I love my Transalp and she's NEVER let me down but I want an Africa Twin and as I can't afford two bikes then she has to go! So for sale is my trusty Honda Transalp. This has been my trusty commuter to work and has NEVER let me down. The only time I've had...
  7. Brake caliper piston question

    Transalp
    My "front-end" saga continues with the discovery of seized brake caliper pistons and brittle caliper piston seals (that have been in there since 2001) Having never done this before.....Is this piston good for re-use? It seems to slide in and out of the bore ok, but looks a bit pitted/scored?
  8. 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?
  9. short brake/clutch levers

    Transalp
    Hi can anyone recommend some short clutch and brake lever sets. i'm taking my 600 off road and find the levers awkward and think shorter ones would be better. anyone fitted some? were they any good?
  10. 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...
  11. Rear brake stop spring........where to attach to bale lever XL650 2003

    Transalp
    I can not seem to find out where the rear stop switch spring attaches to the rear brake lever. Can anyone enlighten me with words, pictures or video?!! Many thanks in advance
  12. Foot brake lever extension

    Africa Twin
    I am doing a lot of off-road with my Africa (RD07) and in standing position i can't reach the rear brake pedal. So i am looking for a foot brake lever extension. Any suggestions? Do you think this do? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F192622018951
  13. 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...
  14. XR250 front brake callipers

    XR
    Having refurbished my rear brake callipers on my 1996 XR250R, I though the front callipers would be the same ..... BUT alas not. I discovered phenolic pistons in the front callipers ? Am wondering if they’re worth re-using, as i’ve never come across phenolic pistons before and I was...
  15. Need some new calipers or refurb

    Africa Twin
    Hi all! Been a while since i last posted.. moved house, got a car, started a family etc, so the rebuild of the RD07A was put on hold... until now :) I am in need of either... some new (second hand) brake calipers (front and back) or info on where i can send my ones for a full refurb etc...
  16. For Sale: 1987-89 drum brake model rear Honda Transalp xl600v PD06 wheel FOR SALE

    For Sale / Wanted
    1987-89 drum brake model rear Honda Transalp xl600v PD06 wheel FOR SALE After an engine malfunction I’m now parting out my ’87 Transalp. My original rear rim rotted away (as they all do), so a few years ago a professional wheel builder (Paul Jackson, near Huddersfield) laced the oem Honda hub...
  17. For Sale: Various Parts RD03, RD04 & RD07

    For Sale / Wanted
    Having a bit of a clear out and the following are up for sale, RD03 rear pegs, rear brake disc guard, lights, rear caliper holders. Rocker covers from an RD07 but I think are the same for RD04. Exhaust guard is provisionally sold. Open to offers.....Also have quite a few front and rear sprockets...
  18. 1998 RD08 Wheel Offset

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi, I'm in the process of rebuilding both front and rear wheels on my 1998 RD08, problem is I've only got the 88-89 manual. According to this manual the front wheel offset is given as 22.25mm from the disk to the rim, this is probably ok for my '98 as nothing much changed from the RD02 model on...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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