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  1. RD04 Water ingress clear coat/film on tank?

    Africa Twin
    Hello Everyone, I came out to find what appears to be a clear film separating from the tank with water or air trapped underneath, after a night of heavy downpour. The safety stickers appear to be on the outside which suggests that this clear coating is original. Has anyone experienced anything...
  2. For Sale: Varadero 1000 Sat Nav Mount

    For Sale / Wanted
    Suitable for 2003-2012 models only. Made of mild steel & satin black powder coating, supplied with stainless steel fixings & a genuine 1” Ram Ball. There is the option of fitting an additional 2 devices with extra Ram Balls. £50 including UK mainland delivery
  3. Damp Garage or Open Car Port?

    Africa Twin
    Hi there, Well its winter again here in northern Germany. Bloody freezing and damp. I have a choice of parking my pristine AT in a damp garage, which I air as much as possible, or under a car port where it will stay dry with no problem with air flow. The bike gets a coating of moisture in the...
  4. Bar ends and renthals

    Africa Twin
    My AT has a set of bars on that are too short for the handgrips(a cheap quick replacement by the previous owner). I have the originals but they are slightly bent, so rather than powder coating them, I was lookig at the Renthal Enduro high bars. Question is...will the original bar ends and...
  5. Copper washer on magnito casing side

    Africa Twin Technical Specs
    Putting casing back on after blasting + powder coating. Kept all bolts in position through a piece of cardboard. One of the 3 long bolts that holds the outside cover of the stater / pick-up cover on has a copper washer on it. I cannot remember putting it on the bolt, but must have done !! Does...
  6. Wanted: RD07a Main / Centre stand

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all. Finally managed to acquire an AT I was after for a while. Busy getting things apart / cleaned and back together in my spare time. So, I am looking for a centre-stand to help me clean things up. I am a bit surprised that it didn't come wit one. I saw other people recommending...
  7. Cleaning products

    After covering my winter bike with a coating of ACF 50 to keep the crud off, I was wondering what cleaning products would be the best to get the winter muck and grime off. Its time to clean and service the bike now that winter appears to be over.:thumbup:
  8. For Sale: Vango Omega 250 Tent

    For Sale / Wanted
    NOW SOLD Vango Omega 250 which I purchased secondhand a couple of months ago. Pictures taken when I first got it to test for leaks, it stood for 4 days in heavy rain and there were no leaks. The sleeping area is 2100 long x 1400 wide, the porch area is 1800 long x 1500 wide and at it's highest...
  9. Honda Varadero centre stand fitting instructions - OE Honda

    Hi there Just wondering if anyone has the fitting instructions for the Honda OE centre stand for the Varadero (1000)?? If so, could you please scan and upload here, or I can PM you my email address. Just given her a good thorough clean and noticed the stand could do with removing and...
  10. Rusting Touratech bars and rack - Sorted!

    My Touratech pannier racks and crash bars were looking a right mess as despite the plastic coating they put on, they were getting rusted and the plastic coating was flaking off. I asked on another forum I'm on about the best way to clean the bars up to paint them and another member (Ollie)...
  11. a question of rims and finishings

    Africa Twin
    Clearly the STD Honda surface finish for their did rims is or was a bit rubbish, given the reports of corroded rims. So what's the alternative? Rims from other manufacturers that don't corrode? Powder coating? I just don't know.... Anyone?
  12. Oooops #2!

    I've noticed a deteriorating ride quality on the old Alp of late, tried a different back shock, stripped & greased rear linkage thinking that fork oil was maybe a bit heavy after the last change a couple of years ago, I syphoned some out & added some 2.5wt, tried different tyre pressures hmm...
  13. For Sale: 650 Transalp alloy panniers & Touratech racks

    For Sale / Wanted
    Bit impromptu but need to clear some stuff & I can't see me doing many 2 up trips in the forseeable.....! Touratech pannier racks, very sturdy, used but pretty good, a little bit of the paint/powder coating is lifting at the edges but they have only been fitted when using the panniers so no...
  14. Frame color code

    Africa Twin
    Hi from Norway and currently -8´C :( Can anyone tell me how I can find the correct color code on the frame of a 1996 Africa Twin? I´m sending of the frame for powder coating on Monday, so it would have been good to know what the silver color code is. If someone know the code and if it´s a RAL...
  15. RD03 Rebuild

    Africa Twin
    Picked up a nice enough bike a few weeks back, but the intension was to always have a project. Bike was stripped the same weekend and the frame went off for powder coating - unfortunately I choice the only powder coated in the area that has a faulty oven so after being away for 3 weeks it's...
  16. My back wheel

    Africa Twin
    Changed the rear tyre on the A/T today and was pleased with the codition of the internals of the wheel rim,there was some corrosion around the valve stem hole which I used a Dremel to grind out back to decent metal and the rest of the rim I just wire brushed and applied a light coating of...
  17. Engine casing losing its coating

    Africa Twin
    The coating on the clutch casing on my RDO7 is peeling away and needs some love and affection. Anybody got any experience / recommendations for this? Wink
  18. CB500x - Lets ride

    Other Honda
    Today I finally got the chance to take this new little run-around for a test ride. Nearest Honda dealer to me is some 75 miles away in Aberdeen, so with an eye on the weather throughout the preceding week, I ventured east on my first free Saturday (free now that the shooting season is over)...
  19. RD07 Engine cases to do or not to do?

    Africa Twin
    Hi team. The Africa is apart for its annual tappet check blah blah service. Both engine cases had a touch of corrosion when I bought it which looks a bit poor but obviously does not cause any probs apart from spoiling my pretty bike! Shall I go for it now and take the exhaust off along with the...
  20. Color code for powder coating RD07a parts

    Africa Twin
    Hi all I have to repaint some parts (foot pegs, foot peg holders, etc.) and I'll have them powder coated. Some parts have to be black, some silver. Does anybody know the accordant color codes? There is a sticker near the battery compartement that reads NH-1 on the first line and NH1 on the...