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  1. Africa Twin
    Hi everyone, I am a proud owner of a AT RD07A 1997 (Name TOTO) I experienced a bizarre moment this morning as was riding, Toto decided to cut out leaving me with no lights or ignition button working( dead ) 10 minutes later after waiting on the side of the road she started again ! Now I will...
  2. Transalp
    Someone helpfully drove into me this week, they hit the very front of front wheel (from the side) i have slackened off the top and middle yokes, removed the fork brace and mudguard, and bashed the wheel against a lampost but I can't get it straight/true this photo was taken with the wheel...
  3. Africa Twin
    OK, so I got home the other day, put bike away as normal, no problems, but next day...nothing. No lights, nada, dead. Getting in there with my multimeter, I diagnosed a knackered ignition barrel, swapped it for a new one from David Silver and the bike started first time, roared into life. Great...
  4. Transalp Technical Specs
    Hi. My current back tire on my transalp 600v 1998 (Back: 120/90-17 m/c 64s) is more then dead, but i have some new tires sitting on my Africa twin 650 1988, (my father told me they are 140/80 R17, no idea how the naming system works.) I guess if they fit, it would be a slimmer tire, but would it...
  5. Africa Twin
    Hi All, Using the 17T front sprocket from Honda Shadow seems to be quiet popular here. Has anyone noticed too short life of the chain, while using the 17T sprocket? My current JT chain with OEM Shadow sprocket is dead after 10k km. I do ride most of the time on gravel, but that seems too...
  6. Africa Twin
    So a while back one morning she failed to start, ignition dead. I traced this to the starter relay, and it was fairly well melted as is well documented - a bit of a wiggle and she came to life. So I ordered the new relay, which came - and now Ive fitted it I've run into issues and she wont...
  7. Africa Twin
    Hi members. I'm working on a friends RD07 which he's trying to "bring back from the dead". Long story short. The original engine blew (or got blown) and he bought a new one from a stripped down bike. His bike is a RD07 XRV750 T which has onepick up/pulsar coil listed on the Haynes wiring...
  8. Great Roads/Routes
    Out & about early on Thursday for a bimble on the hottest day of the year so far. First stop at Doc's for a repeat prescription, second stop Tollesbury for a snack - little independent butcher with a mad glint in eye and blood splatters on his apron that was selling sausage roll by the length...
  9. Transalp
    Gi, just wanna post my experience with the TA600. Had it in storage in my +5C garage all winter and fired her up a couple of times. Then come spring, ready to ride, fire up, but no.. the dash lights flicker , then all dead. Suspected dead battery. Charge it with CTEK charger for motorbike ...
  10. Africa Twin
    Hi guys, It would seem that the previous owner of my RD03 suffered a wheel bearing failure on the rear. Instead of finding a new hub they bodged it and have left me to sort out the mess. The bearing should sit between these two lines, not going to happen here. A mixture of bearing failure...
  11. Mechanical Advice
    Electrical charging issue - Help needed by novice in Guildford Earlier this week, my nephew Sam purchased from a guy in West Midlands, what was my old Transalp 650 but after checking it over and it flying through the MOT, the bike stopped on the M1 on the way back to London from Shropshire...
  12. Africa Twin
    Hi all, I posted here about 1 week ago about my 3 year old dead battery that caused one of my CDIs to stop working. Since then I have got a new battery (12v 14A gel battery) For a few days I had no issues, but the last 2 days driving my cdi has been acting up. This is what happens...
  13. Africa Twin
    Lots of researching and can't figure out what would be best for crack repairs. Front fairing on my 97 xrv has 2 cracks leading down from windscreen. 1 crack dead ends into bolt hole from top 1/2inch long, the other opposite side from top down for about 2 inches. Never done repairs on this stuff...
  14. Africa Twin
    Hi all, Why I'm asking is because I only had CDI failure symptoms for 1 or 2 km and then I put my spare CDI in. Basically what happened was my battery is in very bad shape and isn't holding a charge, the last 3 days the battery was even worse. I was on my way to a motorcycle shop to get a...
  15. Transalp
    2006 Transalp. I got work but when I tried to start it, going home, it was completely dead. As if the battery wasn't there. Got it started from a battery pack someone had. It ran roughly for a few minutes and the rev counter was working intermittently but after a few minutes it ran fine. As if...
  16. For Sale / Wanted
    all items below are sent to UK using registered courier at 12 euro cost. Ireland is 10 euro. Headlights, refurbished - 80 euro Cockpit dashboard - 20 euro HONDA OEM CDI - 190 4 x indicators. 1 only parts.. 3 good and working - 20 euro Honda rectifier - 15 euro Oil...
  17. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Honda XR600R – first registered August 1995. £1400 but open to sensible offers please. link to photo bucket >>> Honda XR600R 96 by babyktm250 | Photobucket Yamaha WR upside down fork conversion for far better suspension & braking. ProTaper bars. Great retro stylish throw- back to the early...
  18. Other Honda
    Hi All, I have bought an RD09 SLR 650 (German G2 version), that had had its wiring loom stripped back to the bare minimum. I have replaced the loom complete with one I bought from a breaker in the UK. From the generator there are 3 yellow wires that go to the regulator/rectifier and white/red...
  19. Africa Twin
    Hi guys, Yes, another fuel pump issue. But a small one I hope. In 4 weeks i'm departing to Morocco so did my final check yesterday. Regulator check; wasn't the best. Changed it - voltage ok now. Anyway fuel pump -changing the points. All done, mounted, didn't start. Tried long so battery...
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