Recently I have been looking into fitting VTR cams into the Varadero heads.
I have been thinking of this for quite a while & here are my findings so far.
The Varadero has around 85 bhp @ the rear wheel & around 60 lb/ft torque.
The VTR Firestorm has around 100 bhp @ the...
My camshaft is pitted so I will have to replace it very soon
Should I buy an xr600r hotcam?
Are KentCams still in business ?
Can I get the cam reprofiled and reground? is it cost effective?
What is a reasonable cost of a new camshaft(my bike is an 88 Ro2)
Has anyone had dealings with other...
Following on from the individual technical specs posts, here's some more camshaft details.
Here are the details of the "alternative" camshafts used by Honda on the Swiss and Austrian restricted RD04, RD07 and RD07a AFrica Twins. Also, for comparison, are the camshaft details of the Transalp and...
anybody got info regarding race cam profiles.lift and duration details.
or has anybody replaced there cam with an after market item with good resaults?
i have no interest in hot cams camshafts.
web,hrc,megacycle or old whitebrothers etc.thanks.
I had no idea what to expect from the Crosstourer. But no matter what I wrote about it, I knew what I could expect from comments on xrv.org.uk: it’s not a new Africa Twin; Honda should make a new Africa Twin.
Well, the Crosstourer is not the new Africa Twin. Its seat is comfortable, for a start...
From Transalp 1992 600 engine parts, bits fit most 92 onwards 600's check fitting.
Prices do not include postage most can be posted but are heavy
Items may be collected I am in Dursley Gloucestershire
Starter motor and lead, checked working £15
Oil pump with sprockets and...
From an engine I purchased in 1996 from a breaker to provide parts for a project that I never completed, I brought an Africa Twin instead and these have sat in a dry garage for the last 15 years The engine came from a stolen recovered bike, still have the breakers receipt and postage label...
Transalp XL600 Engine Restriction Details for production years 1991 - 1999
There appear to be changes to the carburettor jetting on restricted models. I'll post up these details when I've worked out what they are.
This page hopes to detail which XL600V Transalp engines were restricted and also...
Africa Twin RD04 XRV750 - Engine Restriction Details
It would appear that the restriction modifications can be ascertained on engine number alone, but only on Austrian and German models. Bikes for the Swiss market were also restricted but their engine numbers are in sequence with the full power...
I am searching for dommie and found good looking one from 1998, but accourding to engine number it seems that its 25kw restricted version. I have heard that some restricted versions have restricted camshafts???
If its true, i should stay away from that restricted dommie?
What else is...
Can someone tell me where I can find some info from the AX-1?
A AX-1 is a Honda NX250 with cast wheels, and has a few extra horse power.
Here on this forum they tell me that's is due to diferent camshafts.
Who can tell me where I can find OEM numbers of the cylinder head-valves-cams-CDI and the...
Building a Better Dominator
Article by Ron Grant, "SideTrack" – Motorcycle Adventure Magazine, Australia. August – September 1998, Issue 20.
What works, what doesn't on the way to eight extra horses and a vastly improved suspension package.
Ron Grant from Shogun Honda in Brisbane has spent...
I'll be looking at a couple of XLVs tomorrow:D
Are the rumours true re tappet adjustment, you would need to remove the camshafts?
This could be a deal breaker.
I've always had good old spanner adjustable tappets, BMs, Bandits, older Hondas etc. But a virtual strip just...
Africa Twin, 95N reg, 39,756 miles
Great ride, had it out in Spain!
Very good condition for year, recent top end overhaul, two replacement heads & camshafts, new camchain, rocker shaft/rocker on rear pot exhaust, all gaskets, o-rings exhaust gaskets. Clean engine. Fresh oil & filter, recent...
Just stopped by to say hello, and maybe pick a few brains.
I have been thinking of changeing my Buell for a big trail bike, I used to have an XT500 when the first came out in the early seventies, and although useless off road it was a good back road bike, I wondered what I could...
Hello my name is Spyros
I am gonna have my AT restore and by the way i want to tune up yhe engine a little bit!My job is bike mechanic but i have never dealt a v two engine.My previous bikes were all four inline motors!
I had a thought to use Wossner or WIseco pistons and i havent found...
The camshaft on my XR took a battering and needs changing. XRStuff sells aftermarket camshafts that are cheaper than the Honda ones (by a a significant amount) and they say improve mid- and top-end power delivery. The brand is Hotcam and the model is called XR 400 stage 1. Has anyone...
Hi Rubberchicken..........hope you are well.Would like to know your opinion on the use of an oil cooler for a NX650. This would be inserted between the return oil pipe from engine and the underneath side of the oil tank. I totally agree with your thoughts re oil problems, my dominator is a...
Since it´s a similar engine to the VTR and RC51, what are the beneficts and compatibility of those bike´s cylinder heads and camshafts on a Varadero?
Just wondering if there are any monsters out there. :D