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  1. Africa Twin
    Hi all! I’m restoring my RD03, I have just taking the entire bike apart and will start with the frame and engine. The engine was burning about 1L oil for 2,500km and most of the seals are leaking so I will replace all the seals and put some new piston rings in. My question to ye is what...
  2. Transalp
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2SzlJjwL68 hears an old girl I would love an old friend from years ago that I haven't even seen since 89 rode with a 1% club in the late 70 he had one of these with ape hanger bars at the time . very interesting bloke to chat with very mechanically minded used...
  3. Mechanical Advice
    I'm just going through my new to me Transalp 700, fitting a scottoiler and have discovered a major defect in the chain. PO stated chain and sprockets were about 1k old, no discerable wear on sprocket and chain could not be pulled away from the rear sprocket teeth and plenty of adjustment left, I...
  4. Africa Twin
    Just wondering what my options are for an engine swap. My RD03 (650) is comming on to 95000km and its time to replace cam chains & tensioners..... Can get my hands on a VFR 800 FI for a fair price (way less than what the cam chain adventures gonna cost)...........
  5. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hello, Together with my friend last Friday we tried to cross the border from Italy to France, through a 2.700 m. pass. The aim was to have a good lunch in France but ufortunately we couldn't manage because of the ice, but the view was superb so we didn't spoil the day. A couple of pictures...
  6. Africa Twin
    Hi has anyone had any experience of JT 525 X1R chain ,just had one fitted to my RD07A ,replaced the DID chain because there was 10 k on it . I hadn,t really heard any reviews on them and was curious if anyone new anything about them . Cheers In advance
  7. Transalp
    Morning All, I'm going to replace the chain and sprockets on my Alp soon and just wanted to check I had the right chain before ordering is it a 525 chain with 118 links? DID X-Ring Motorbike Chain - 525VX - 118 LINK How many teeth does the standard rear sprocket have? I'm going to get a Honda...
  8. Africa Twin
    Hi All New to moter bikes in general. A few months ago bought myself a AT after passing my test and really like the bike and get compliments everywhere I go. The Engine was a little rattly so set about servicing it and adjusting the valves. This has turned into me changing the timing chains as...
  9. Varadero
    Hi there, I have searched the forum for some info on chains on the Vara 1000. I am wondering what the typical change interval should be. Read that the front sprocket should be original type for some reason, damping rubber or something. Rear sprocket should be of steel and the chain could be...
  10. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Just the clip from my ride up to the top from the ski lift where we fitted the snow chains. No music or anything yet sorry guys
  11. Africa Twin
    How many have changed their cam chains. ? My AT have over 10,000 kilometres. And now I wounder if it's time to change. There do I by cheap parts to this bike best? Skickat från min GT-S7710 via Tapatalk
  12. Chatter
    Hi folks, now I'm back with bike and thrown off the chains of Her Majesty's Armed Forces I'm ready to get back amongst it with the gang if you'll have me!? Sadly no longer an AT owner but recently acquired a GS. i see the membership has grown exponentially in the past couple of years! When's...
  13. Transalp
    Is there any noticeable difference during ride between these 2 types of chains to merit the difference in price? Any experiences from anyone changing from O-ring to X-ring?
  14. Transalp
    I just had the MOT for my ta700 and afterwards I just was chatting to the mechanic about chains. He reckoned that you should always replace the sprockets whenever you put a new chain on. Is that really the recommended option ? My chain is almost at the end of its adjustment after 12000 miles...
  15. Chatter
    Well after buying my africa twin that is, lidl snow chains :thumbleft: Bought these last wednesday £19.99, Before a foot of snow fell, never used chains before but I have used them this week to get the car out of the garage and up the lane onto the main road for wifey to get to work and used...
  16. Africa Twin
    Chains can be quite expensive, but this one looks like a bargain for anyone who's short of cash and in need of a replacement. It's NOT an O ring chain, but is claimed to be heavy duty, but at less than £36 delivered, it's a steal. It states it's for an RD03 (124 links) but I'm pretty sure it...
  17. Mechanical Advice
    I've been looking at the DID 525VX chains. They do two different types. Standard and Gold and Black. I love the look of the Gold and Black one, but noticed its cheaper than the Standard version. I thought the difference would just be in the look, but the price difference says otherwise. Does...
  18. Dominator / FMX
    Hi, Forum I have been lurking since I got my Vigor back in the dark days of winter - will post soon our findings on the first bit of this love affair Can you suggest a good value chain? DID seem to have about 64 grades and various shapes of sealing ring - suggestions, please for good value...
  19. Africa Twin
    Hi All, I need some sagely advice as I am replacing the gearbox on my RD07A due to worn output shaft and have the engine stripped down just needing to separate the crankcase now. My question is when the cam chain tensioner tab is near the wear limit (max 6mm) does this mean the cam chain should...
  20. CRF - New Forum!
    Hi people, I bought a Renthal chain and sprocket kit and after 200 miles with 4 proper chain off cleans and maintenance one half of the split link broke and chewed up the sprocket so time for replacement. I dont want a renthal again as they are made of cheese so think im gonna go for steel as...
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