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  1. For Sale: FX 650 Vigor for sale

    For Sale / Wanted
    2003. 8800 miles. Just MOT'd. Very tidy bike, bought from a Honda dealer. In Bristol. £2200.00
  2. CRF1000L Service Manual

    Africa Twin
    My CRF1000L is now out of warranty so kicking dealer servicing into touch :p Having just clocked 16000 miles a valve check was due (££££££££). So I reviewed the Honda Service Manual - pretty poor, watched some YouTube videos and then came across a fantastic service manual from Marks Motorcycle...
  3. Thinking of selling

    I fancy a change and I am thinking of putting my 2009/10 XL700VA Transalp up for sale. It's in good condition and regularly maintained. Lastbig service was undertaken by the dealer and re-set the valve clearances. It's got 67,000+ on the clocks. Has the OEM Honda topbox on and is in the...
  4. XL700V - temperature gauge going bananas

    Hello folks I'm hoping you can help me pinpoint the cause of a peculiar looking issue with the 700. A bit of background; I've had the bike for a couple of years and recently had the engine rebuilt by a Honda dealer to repair a stripped output shaft. The splines the sprocket mounts onto had...
  5. Hello and XR400 Air Filter Cage / Support Question

    Hi Everyone, I finally got my first XR400 last week and have clocked up a few miles on and off road already. Loving the bike and have already carried out a number of modifications but I'm struggling to find something. The bike came with a K&N air filter on it, I bought a replacement foam filter...
  6. To Weld Or Not To Weld

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, Some of you might have a vague memory of a post I put up over 2 years ago entitled; "I Was Sold A Lemon" Long story short, the engine in my 'new to me' 1991 RD04 had an oil leak, was discovered the sump had a crack which was filled, dealer bought me a replacement engine, I had it...
  7. Excel rim size ? / Street scrambler

    Dominator / FMX
    Wonder if you guys can confirm what width Excel rims you have relaced to OE Hubs ? I am a Michelin dealer so want to use Michelin Anakee Wilds so 110/80/19 or 120/70/19 front with 140/80/17 or 150/70/17 Thanks in advance
  8. Another mint one being cut up ! but what Rims ??

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello guys , bought my first Domminator a VERY tidy 1989, one owner from new with only 7500 miles , yes i know if to nice to turn into a scrambler but sorry the angle grinder is coming out:toothy8: if any one wants redundant OE parts give me a shout . Would like to get it...
  9. crf1000 wheels on rd07a

    Africa Twin
    so I own both a crf1000 and rd07a. My crf1000 is having its wheels replaced under warranty due to spoke errosion. Question I have is could the old wheels be respoked to the rd07a hub as I love the gold wheels? Obviously assuming that the dealer will sell me the old wheels
  10. HISS

    So, on Friday night I parked my '07 650 TA in the garage, everything was fine. On the Saturday morning I tried to fire it up and it just spun on the starter with no hint of life. I then noticed the green 'key' light was not going out, so that is the HISS warning light. I've had the bike around a...
  11. bash plate mounts

    Africa Twin
    Hi all ,does anyone have for sale or know where i can get the rubber grommets which mount the bash plate to the frame mine have perished and i dont seem to be able to locate the grommets locally .. Will i have to go to a Honda dealer ? Any one with an alternative or like i said, some spare for...
  12. Wanted: Honda Africa Twin XRV650 RD03 wanted

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    As the title suggests I'm after the RD03 model. I'm looking for something that has been well looked after and as close to original build as possible. Im content with importing the right bike too but it would be a bonus if there was one in the UK.Im not a dealer but just a chap who likes old cars...
  13. Shall I buy a 2nd-hand Transalp 700 2010?

    Hi everyone, This is my first post in the forum and i need a little bit and some wise comments from the Transalp community. I've spotted a second hand Transalp 700 2010 (aprox 26.700 miles on the clock - actual number is in kilometre ). It's sold by a dealer (not an official Honda one). Today I...
  14. Wheel building.

    Autumn greetings from Viking land. I am thinking about having a go at wheel building and know absolutely nothing about what I am letting myself in for. I will be needing something else to do now that my engine re-build is nearing completion. My project has got a 16x5 inch rear wheel that I am...
  15. For Sale: XRV 750 2002 Black - Lancashire

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD As titled - price - £2750 mileage approx. - 55600 12 mot certificates - current one til 02/02/18 - no advisories in my ownership V5 present in my name - owned since 17/03/12 Supplied new by Lloyd Cooper of Hemel Hempstead (warranty/service book present) and has original dealer plates...
  16. Hagon preload the hell?????

    Hi all. hopefully someone can help. I recently bought a hagon monoshock with the optional preload adjustor unit. the problem I have now, is that there is about a foot of hydraulic hose with a big metal adjuster on the end. i have no clue as to where to mount it using the supplied bracket. I've...
  17. HISS light does not enter registration mode

    Hi I have a Transalp 650 2003 model, am trying to programme a spare key - cannot get the ECU into registration mode. I have followed advice on the forums and made a lead with a 100ohm resistor in the positive lead. Found the CKP sensor joins the loom under the petrol tank near the thermostat...
  18. Topping up oil with Repsol fully synthetic JASO MA2

    Africa Twin
    Hi all On a road trip in Europe at the moment and need some advice. I had the engine oil changed and full service about 2000 miles ago at my local Honda main dealer in the uk. I'm not sure what oil was used but assume it was the recommended type. I'm not sure if that would be semi or fully...
  19. RD04 - Diode Fuse?

    Africa Twin
    Fellow Africa Twin enthusiasts, Asked my local garage to look at some electrical issues I had with my RD04, unfortunately when they handed bike back they did not return the black round diode-fuse (located in the main fuse box located below the ignition) circled in the photo (and later told me...
  20. New Owner

    Africa Twin
    Hello everyone, After 24 years finally achieved my bucket list motorcycle. It has and always been to own an Africa Twin. So, I finally picked one up albeit not the exact one I wanted but... I've got one finally. The "dealer" said it was a 2000. I was highly skeptical, especially when I pulled...