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  1. Transalp
    2007 650 starting issue-not charging correctly Hi all, hope someone may be able to throw some light on this... I have bought a 650 TA 2007 with less than 15k in what appears very good condition. It has been parked up in the garage over winter and not used by myself until the last week or so...
  2. Transalp
    Hi, I've just bought a '93 xl600 transalp and when removing the front wheel found the nut to be very stiff and the wheel binding in the calipers. Took the wheel off and on replacing found that as I was tightening the axle it started to get very tight but the forks were not yet touching the wheel...
  3. Travel
    Hi Guys, I will be heading to Wales at the end of the week and while I don't expect any issues I will be happier if I had breakdown cover. I actually have a new insurance policy starting on the 14th February with adequate cover but nothing before then. Is it possible to get short term cover...
  4. Transalp
    Hello, I recently changed my air filter, and went for a ride. It made a big difference - better sound and more low down torque. On this ride, I stopped for some fish and chips. Went to start my bike and the box next to the battery (relay?) made a clicking noise, but no power to the bike. I...
  5. For Sale / Wanted
    Folks, This is very bad manners, but I have registered with XRV.org with the sole intention of selling my much loved RD07a. :rolleyes: In my defence, I have browsed/stalked/skulked through the forum over the last 8 or 9 years of my RD07a ownership for fettling advice and found it...
  6. Dominator / FMX
    Guys, I almost made the whole year (commuting calendar year) without a mechanical or electrical breakdown. However the last couple of days as the temperatures have dropped I noticed my bike was harder to turn over in the mornings. Normal starting procedure is press the starter button, crank a...
  7. Dominator / FMX
    Hi Guys, Almost time for me to renew my insurance and breakdown cover. Yes I have so far survived almost a year. Now when I got my insurance last year and looked at breakdown cover I'm sure I read that bikes over 20 years old cant be covered? :( The other month in the car park some dudes VFR...
  8. Dominator / FMX
    Lost my sparks at speed a few days ago. Changed the plug, no good. Went all over everything with my meter, following the fault finding tree in the manual. The coil tested out of spec for resistance on the primary windings, so I have a new coil on order...No other problems found in the wiring...
  9. Insurance
    I have received a pretty competitive quote for my 2 Honda's from Bikesure aka Adrian Flux, including Euro breakdown cover. Any comments or experiences on the quality and level of cover offered by this Breakdown add-on please?? Carole Nash breakdown was 100% when I killed a front wheel "near"...
  10. Africa Twin
    A while ago the main (only) connector on the wires that run between the alternator and the rec/reg burnt out. It was just tired I reckon, it's a '91 RD04 so it's time was up. Anyhoo, the local version of the AA managed to get me back on the road (or rather away from the side of it) by sticking...
  11. Transalp
    Hi all, So I get to work late, park the bike (a 2008 Transalp ABS) in the company parking lot and rush to work. During all this I've forgotten my bike keys on the bike in the 'On' position. I realise this after a couple of hours and rush down to the parking lot to check. Thankfully it's a...
  12. Travel
    I'm taking my A/T through France and in to Spain in April and was wondering who you guys used for breakdown cover,my AA breakdown car/bike cover is due beginning of March so I have to renew everything anyway but is it better just to go for a one off policy for my 10 day trip with a specialist...
  13. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hello XRV Forum, I signed here the other week in the hope that I could get funds together to purchase a certain bike which had been listed but alas I was not quick enough. Undeterred I am still on the hunt and determined to get a bike after many, many years without one. I did my bike test...
  14. Insurance
    Any recommendations for a Company/Policy for Euro breakdown/accident cover for one bike (over 10yrs) for a single trip please?? Cheers
  15. Africa Twin
    Hi Guys, Had a starting issue with my Xrv 750 the other day would not start on the starter button but would bump start. When the starter button was pressed all I got was a click , got bike home ,and have looked at the wiring the cables (yellow) from the alternator have partially melted . The...
  16. Insurance
    I took out a 2 bike Policy with eBike earlier this year, mainly as they were only one of 2 companies who could offer FC on both bikes, one being a grey import. Reasonably happy with price, but the real reason I went with eBike was that they offered 1 yrs Full Euro breakdown cover for a...
  17. Africa Twin
    I've read about numerous speedo breakdowns where shims are totally vaporized, the nylon gear worn out, wire broke etc. My speedo stopped after flicking about for a while. I ordered new parts, wire, nylon gear and shims. When I took everything apart there was nothing wrong with either of those...
  18. Mechanical Advice
    Just doing some minor fettling on the NX400 tonight, swapping to folding gear lever, chain oiler and the like. My bodged rear pannier rack almost completed and ready to go on tomorrow once the paint was dry. Then I was looking around at the front end and noticed a spot of damp on the front...
  19. Chatter
    My Africa twin is a 1996 P plate. I have been looking at breakdown cover but can't seem to find any that cover bikes of this age (except quotes for 3 times the cost of my yearly insurance, rac just on 200 quid), seems that 16 years old is the limit for breakdown cover that includes Europe...
  20. Africa Twin
    Hey Gang, Been having a weird series of issues with my AT over the past couple mths that have me a little puzzled. Spent the day re-charging her brand new battery yesterday after it went flat on me and after the shop mechanic tested the various wires it seems the regulator that we just...
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