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  1. Coolant hose replacement advice

    Africa Twin
    I would like to replace my coolant hoses on my RD03. Honda parts are NLA. I was reviewing threads about the Samco or other aftermarket hoses and found threads that stated that some hoses were incorrectly sized. Those hose kits are pretty dear. Can't see paying that much for parts that are...
  2. Dear Pepe. I wish you were here.

    Dominator / FMX
    The last 3 holidays I’ve been on I wished I could have had my trusty nx650 with me as there is no restrictions to riding off road. I’m currently in Sal, Cape Verde and hired a quad bike and had loads of fun but it’s not the same as Pepe. I wish the UK was so accessible to use on a motorcycle, we...
  3. Wanted: Africa Twin XRV750 Bagster tank cover and crash bars

    For Sale / Wanted
    Dear all, I’ve been reading this forumfor quite some time now, but only just joined with an account. Last year i bought the Africa Twin. I’m searching for a Bagster fuel tank cover in the 1994 white, red (2x), bluecolors. Does anyonehave it for sale? Also looking for crash bars. Please feel...
  4. Burn baby burn

    Transalp
    Burn baby burn - regulator? Dear all I have an issue where the wired connection between the stator and regulator/rectifier on my XL650 Transalp has torched itself. The damage means that quite a lot of the original cable will need to be replaced. What I would like help with is around how best...
  5. What would you do?

    Chatter
    I need some serious advice from you guys. My dear old 84 year old mum "oop north"called me today and offered me some money.:blob7::blob7::blob7: She is worried about some dementia tax that might come into force next week after the election and is worried about her nest egg.:(:(:( What bike would...
  6. rd04 front brake light....

    Africa Twin
    whilst backing June down a dark alley, i noticed the front brake light wasn't working. i replaced the switch with 2 new, & 1 off Dumbo, switched wires too. With the lights on & off, results - fully lit rear bulb then no lights when the lever is pulled in. Anyone have any ideas, before...
  7. Shock link

    Transalp
    Has anybody found an aftermarket supplier for the needle roller bearings on the 650 shock link, I only want the two where the long link attaches to the swing arm but at Honda prices just over £30 each they are a bit dear! Iv'e found the same size bearing at bearing shops BUT they are the caged...
  8. Rear Puncture

    Dominator / FMX
    Oh dear, I have a rear puncture. Didn't discover this until I set off on my early morning commute at 05:15. When I first pulled the bike out of the garage I thought the brakes were sticking a bit. Normally they are fine but should have checked further before riding off and snaking down the road...
  9. For Sale: Africa twin sump guard

    For Sale / Wanted
    Dear All, I have an africa twin sump guard. I have all the bits (bolts, washers etc) but I have painted the central portion with black hammerite. the side portions are unpainted. I will sell it for 50eur posted from Malta to whoever is interested. I can post pictures of course and will accept...
  10. New owner of an XRV 750 saying hello etc.

    Africa Twin
    Hello everyone. Thank you for letting me join; this is my first post. I have recently acquired an XRV 750. It belonged to a dear friend of mine who died recently. The bike lived out on the street for a lot of its life so is rusty but it all works. Panels are cracked and the bolts have...
  11. Mechanic for servicing required - Stirling, Scotland

    Transalp
    Dear All, Can anyone recommend a good mechanic in the Stirling area who can give my Transalp a decent service ? It is currently immobile and I would like to get it roadworthy. Thanks in advance. GC
  12. For Sale: autocom logic system (dating from 2011)

    For Sale / Wanted
    Dear All, I have upgraded communication system on the bikes, and am now working with bluetooth headsets. I have done this not because they are better than autocom, but because I share helmets across bikes, and the autocom system does not allow this easily....If I had one bike, I would still...
  13. My OEM fairing and info on side panels for XL600 LM

    XL
    Dear friends Here is my Xl600 Lm with its OEM fairing for dual headlights. On this FB forum (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2483885922/) there is info regarding our difficult to find side panels. BAsically I have offered my brand nes side panels to a company called Perfect Fairings to be...
  14. Oh dear....

    Chatter
    Guy turned up at the H cafe bike night last night on a brand new Yamaha R1M... He only had a woman pull out in front of him just down the road from the cafe 5 mins before he turned up and slid it down the road...:eek: It was all scraped down the left side. He seemed fairly matter of fact about...
  15. 2015 MotoGP - where Uk Free to Air ?

    Chatter
    With the Qatari race one of the new season almost upon us ... And Cal Crutchlow currently second fastest in practice ! ... Can any XRV United Kingdom resident fans of MotoGP advise me of the how, the telly channel where and when, the 2015 season races can be viewed 'free to air,' whilst one...
  16. Wanted: 98 r1

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all, looking for a 1998 Yamaha R1, sub 25000 miles very good/clean condition service history I am willing to travel for the right bike, so if anyone has or knows of one...........not the £10k one on ebay! oh dear - sick of seeing it! thanks for looking cheers Ed.
  17. Africa Twin difficult to start after being stopped for more than two or three days

    Africa Twin
    Dear friends, My 91 RD04 AT is difficult to start after being stopped for more than two or three days. Sometimes I exhaust all the juice from the battery cranking the starting motor, in a effort that, sometimes takes more than five minutes. After starting, the engine behaves normally and after...
  18. Is this engine oil ok for my RD07?

    Africa Twin
    Hi fellow riders, just signed up for this forum. Currently on a long trip - so far from Denmark to Cambodia :) I need to changed oil again, but are not sure if this oil is ok. In the manuals it says API grade E ,F or G. This one is API grade SL - is that ok? I dont have a lot of choices here...
  19. World Record Ride

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Dear all, With Christmas round the corner it was today time again to ensure that those less fortunate than myself are being looked after for Christmas too. Every year now the bikers of southern England meet in Reading for the annual Toy Run and I have been part of this for over a decade now...
  20. For Sale: carb balancing tool

    For Sale / Wanted
    Dear All, I have a carb balancing tool which I no longer need and would like to offer on here first before putting on an auction site. It is the two column version of the Carbtune Pro, perfect for any twin cylinder. Further info here: http://www.carbtune.co.uk/carbdtls.html It is all...
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