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  1. Dominator gauge-block differences on diff. generations

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello! A quick question: are there any differences in the back-cover (most importantly in mounting points) of the speedoblock depending on the generation, i.e. are they identical and/or swappable? Happened to break the mounting ears on mine of a 1995 RD08 while carelessly tackling a motocross...
  2. XRV750N 1992 RD04 magneto question

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi, Can anyone tell me or even better show me pictures of the differences between magneto rotors on an RD04, RD07 or transalp. The motor I bought a while ago only had one pulse coil and the magneto has eight little bumps near the edge. My motor has two pulse coils now as per the recesses in the...
  3. Pre and post 2003 rear end differences

    Hello mates, would anyone here be able to tell me if there are significant, if any, differences of the rear end on the Vara before and after the 2003 models? I would really love to mount Givi V35's, but they only offer racks for the 2003+ models. If I don't have to modify the original rack...
  4. camshafts

    Africa Twin
    Any differences between xrv 650 and xrv 750 camshaft? I know they have different part numbers, but are they different?
  5. Fuel consumption: RD07/a carbs adapted to an RD03?

    Africa Twin
    As the title states, is there a chance to adapt the different bits in/around the carburetors from a later model Africa Twin (RD07/a, which are noticeably less thirsty) to an earlier RD03, in order to make it a bit more fuel efficient? I'm not fully aware of their design/layout differences, so...
  6. Decision to make RD04 vs RD07

    Africa Twin
    Guys,..pls dont punish me but I still got caught in this - looking for a decision whether to go for RD04 rather then for a RD07 :-/Can you guys tell me about your experiences or the technical differences? Red about wight, slightly different style as well as air filter built more to the top - BUT...
  7. SLR-FX-FMX Frame differences

    Dominator / FMX
    Does anybody know what differences (if any) there are between the SLR/FX and the FMX650 frames? I know the SLR and FX are identical because I've turned an SLR into an FX and vice versa. I'm interested in re-framing and older Vigor into an FMX650 to get a 2007 registration number. I can see the...
  8. Differences between '88 RD03 and '89 RD03

    Africa Twin
    I've looked for differences between RD03 my but I haven't found anything. I'm not talking about differences between countries, but differences between a 1988 RD03 and a 1989 RD03. From what I've seen, the 1989 RD03 doesn't have grese nipples on the rear swing arm and the front hub is...
  9. Engine side cases

    Africa Twin
    My engine side cases on the RD07a are in need of tidy up / repair or replace I have a set of side cases of an RD04 that also need tidying up, spraying etc but are in better condition than the RD07a cases Before I get them done are they a direct swap or are there differences?
  10. XR 125 Valve clearances

    XR Technical Specs
    Good Evening all Just watched a where the guy quotes 2 different clearances 0.003 and 0.005.and in the comments there seem to be yet more differences. My manual for after 03' [L6] says 0.003 for both IN/EXH . Has anyone else got reference to two clearances,or,like...
  11. Main Loom Trouble..... Anyone good with RD04 electrics?

    Africa Twin
    Hi All:) Just returned back home from a global circumnavigation on my XRV 750 RD04 (if anyone is interested: and due to my CDI breaking in china I had to let a Chinese mechanic connect it to another CDI from another bike in order to be able to continue...
  12. Nx650 rd02 forks in slr650, do they fit?

    Dominator / FMX
    As above, somebody asked me if they will go... I said yes. But, a quick search reveals the wheel offset is different.. But that shouldn't affect the forks... Are there any other differences? Calliper mount maybe?
  13. Suspension linkage differences.

    I have been looking into the differences that have been made to the suspension linkages for the Varadero 1000. There is a change to the Triplate & the Connecting rod from pre 2002 models to post 2003. What I am looking for are the measurements for these items. I have the measurements for...
  14. Differences between output shafts...?

    Africa Twin
    The RD03 countershaft has it's own OEM Honda code, then the RD04's and RD07's share a common code. The RD07A has yet another code. Are they subtly (or vastly) different in mechanical specs, or are they the same animal, with just an adjustment in the stock code number due to year-on-year...
  15. Going from RD07 to RD04

    Africa Twin
    I had my RD07 nicked a few weeks back and get an replacement 04 delivered tomorrow. Are there many drastic differences between them the 04 looks to have the seat bolted on; fine. The Haynes manual mentions a connector for a fuel level sensor to be removed before removing the tank, is this easy...
  16. Xlr frames 125/200

    What differences are there in the frames between the XLR 125 and the 200 ? I know the 200 electric start and the kick start only differ where the bigger battery fits the elecy start bikes .
  17. Transalp 600 handlebars - same for all models?

    Hi all, Just posted a wanted message for Alp Handlebars, found some on ebay from a 1987 Alp, they do look like my 1996 Alp bars, but not sure. Does anyone know if the bars are the same for all 600 Alps or are there differences???? Appreciate your help everyone :D
  18. Rear wheel / brake disc differences

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi, Looking for advice please, I had to replace the back wheel on my 1988 rd02 due to wheel rot. I managed to get one from Germany in good condition ( both wheels are gold anodised )however when I tried to fit the brake disc the wheel hub isn't countersunk to take the shaped Allan bolts. These...
  19. Africa Twin through the years

    Africa Twin
    Hi Guys/Gals, I just wondered if anybody knows the differences between the six versions of ATs. I'd really like as much detail as possible or links to sites about the histories etc. #slightlyobsessed :compress: I know you'll come through. You always do. Rob
  20. RD engines???

    Africa Twin
    At the risk of making a total dick of myself... Whats the difference between the RD03, 04, 07 etc?? Ive had a little looksie about but thought it be quicker to ask directly. can anyone point me to a thread or explain the differences and pros and cons. best/most reliable etc??? I really...