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  1. intimators or prog springs

    Africa Twin
    whats the general consensus on progressive springs? or would i be better to fit intimators? fitting a new wilbers rear shock soon so want to do something with the front as well
  2. 7th welsh invasion Friday night food.

    Welsh Invasion
    Ok. I've been asked to warn the pub if we're going to eat there on the Friday. Is it the general consensus to go to the normal place or not? DO NOT VOTE IF YOURE NOT ATTENDING
  3. consensus on dommie oil filter change 2k or 4k miles? + genuine filters worth it?

    Dominator / FMX
    I think the manual suggests oil every 2k miles and filter every 4k miles . Is it worth doing the filter every 2k also or is that really a waste of money ( not that it's a lot I know) Finally is it really worthy paying the extra for genuine honda filters or are the pattern ones from the likes of...
  4. How slack do you run your chain ?

    Dominator / FMX
    just wondered if there's a consensus on how slack you should run your chain to avoid it being too floppy but also limit strain on the output shaft/front sprocket. In the past i've just made sure I've an inch of slack whilst sitting on the bike and therefore compressing the suspension a bit . ...
  5. Insurance Cat Resale Value

    Africa Twin
    I had an off last winter on my mint AT and rather than let the local car body shop start messing around with it, as seemed the only option, kept the bike took the insurance money and did it back up to lovely myself. All A1 again and MOT and done 5k since. But what's the consensus on values when...
  6. RST Pro Series Adventure

    Anyone have experience of the RST Pro Series Adventure jacket and jeans? I've not had any RST clothing in the past. What's the general consensus? Is it well made? Can I expect any sort of customer service from RST? What are the better and cheaper, alternatives? Iain RST Pro Series Adventure...
  7. New 700 Transalp and Winter

    Hi all Looking to buy a new XL700, but wondered what the consensus is on their ability to survive winter without disappearing under a white and brown fur. I would look after it and use the essential ACF50, but I do like to ride in all weather and on salty roads. So what's the verdict - capable...
  8. XR400R service items......

    ;)......I'm just about to service my 2004 XR400R and have a couple of questions. I'm told the best oil to use for the XR is bog standard 10/40 and keep away from synthetic or semi-synthetic. Oil filter wise, I see you can get a standard or hi-lo filter; what's the consensus on this? Finally, my...
  9. Value for insurance claim ?

    How do you think is the best way to value a 2000 RD07A and justify that value to an insurance co. ? Following my weekend mishap, the consensus is that the bike will be written off. I have not yet approached the insurance co. but know they pay out as little al poss. It needs at least a front...
  10. Tyres and chains

    Both my front tyre and my chain are approaching the end of their useful life so I'm thinking about what to replace them with. Front and rear are both Tourances, but I would like to give the BT45s a try after reading stuff here about them. Only problem is that I can't really afford to replace...
  11. MRA Vario Screen Position setting.

    Sorry to raise this one again. I know that screen issues on the Vara have been discussed countless times in here before! After following all the threads on here re Vara screens, and having tried the alternative Givi Flip screen, I invested and fitted the MRA Vario screen, as from the Info on...
  12. letter

    Africa Twin
    hello people i found this letter from spanish forum, they send it in 2007 to honda spain, maybe we can do it again for all honda representatives in the world... I don't agree with everythingthey say but it's something... i use google translate... Montesa-Honda Spain Marketing and Sales...
  13. Oil filters

    What's the consensus regarding oil filters for the TA? I did my first oil change on the bike this weekend and used a genuine filter and some Halfords semi synth oil. Unfortunately my dealer didn't have the filter removal tool, only the filter. This made things a tad tricky and I had to resort...
  14. Ain't got no Honda Trailbike no more..

    This must happen a fair bit but having sold my AT I now feel a bit of a fraud being on the forum. I know there is the other bikes section but waiting for a post there is like waiting for a taxi on New Years Eve. I only joined 18 months ago and as I live in France I've not had much chance to meet...
  15. ACF50 as Chain lube / cleaner

    Mechanical Advice
    I know there has already been several discussions on hear re, ACF50, and the general consensus seems to be that it is good stuff, if a little pricier than the alternatives. However one specific question came to mind the other day, which I don't think has been discussed on hear before, which I...
  16. Changing Steering Head Bearings

    My 650 TA needs the steering head bearings replaced, I've done a fair bit of searching on this site and their appears to consensus that it is a bitch to do !!! Never having changed the bearings before, is there any thing I should watch out for? I have watched the garage night episode very...
  17. Patching inner tubes

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    I fitted a new rear Continental Escape at the weekend and managed to pinch the tube no less than three times! This is something of a record for me; I've only occasionally managed to catch the tube in the past. Anyway, with (only) two tubes I had to patch both (one of which got pinched again...
  18. Chain tension - do as it says on the bike?

    Africa Twin
    Hi! I've seen it debated in many posts on this forum, but after searching and reading for a while I'm still a bit lost.. So any general consensus about what the correct chain tension should be?? I don't want my output shaft bearing to suffer! :D Cheers Fredrik
  19. more RD03 info please

    Africa Twin
    Ok I pulled the bulbs and found these 45/45 bulbs, replaced with 60/55 H4s and promptly blew the 10A fuse. What the consensus on running H4s and just putting in a 15A fuse? I'm still waiting for a wiring diagram but perhaps a headlight relay kit on this bike is in order? Can the alternator...
  20. Wanted: Produro Exhaust

    For Sale / Wanted
    After having sold my other two bikes leaving the Africa Twin I've decided I'd like to treat it to a 'new' exhaust. Consensus suggests a Produro as one of the better options so has anyone got a used one they'd sell me? I don't think it matters which model as it's to go onto my RD03 so will need...