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  1. Africa Twin XRV 650 RD03 1988 Re-build restoration

    Africa Twin
    Hello guys, I am Nikola from Bosnia and I am in the process of restoring old AT 650 and the job is nearly done so I've decided to share this with one of the biggest Africa Twin cummunities. For now I will share with you link to a Serbian moto-forum,BJBIKERS, where I post everything I do on my...
  2. Shock Absorber

    Varadero
    I bought one of the last Varas in 2014, made in 2011 I believe. I’ve done three long European rides (3K to 4K miles) and it’s been brilliant. It’s now done nearly 41K miles and in preparation for another long ride around Europe I’m thinking I should change the rear shock. Just looking at Haynes...
  3. Finally got an RD03 in the USA

    Africa Twin
    After years of waiting (and converting my Transalp to as close to a RD04 as possible) I've finally got an RD03 here in the States. It's an early one with 0000996 serial number and looks to have come from Germany through the hands of my friend and collector/restorer, screen name "Ujeni"...
  4. Pannier Racks for early 600s

    Transalp
    Does anyone know if pannier racks for later models ( like this one https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F401786279542 ) will work on my ‘89 600? thanks!
  5. Fairing Bolts

    Transalp
    Anyone know where I can get a set of bolts and screws for my fairing? '87 Transalp 600 with original fairing? I have found this one online, but not sure it will fit my early bike? https://www.pro-bolt.com/aluminium-fairing-kit-honda-xl600-vr-vx-transalp.html Thanks!
  6. Wire size for mosfet battery side

    Africa Twin
    Last time I fitted a mosfet I got wiring kit from eastern beaver and with handling fees cost nearly fifty quid. This time I have ordered the fittings from uk but I need some advice on the battery to mosfet wiring size, this is what I was going to buy but would like someone with more knowledge to...
  7. Dragged out...

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Insured, taxed and dragged out of my brothers pigeon loft where it's been resting since early September last year (shocking, I know...) after a 24hr charge, dust the bloom of, kick the tyres, prime the carb & she started first prod. Yay, great to be back out on an Alp [emoji41] Sent from my...
  8. Swap: 2015 ktm duke 200 with dyna boost chip (unfitted)

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi, I am looking for a early 80s xr200r rolling chassis or full bike to direct swap for my duke, only bought the duke as couldlnt find the xr i wanted, duke sounds nuts and looks pretty radical with a rat look paint job and after market parts, needsa few tghings for first mot in october, just...
  9. Local Ride for me - Glencoe

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    600 Alp - Loaded test run Well, after over 400 miles since yesterday morning, I think I can safely say that the 21 year old Alp is fairly sorted. Took a 120 mile run over to the Red Squirrel camp site at Glencoe Saturday morning and met up with a fellow Alp rider. Red Squirrel camp site...
  10. 2 x CDI units - £60

    Transalp
    spotted on ebay... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-Transalp-XL600-Early-CDI-Unit-X2-Pair-1/223452478723
  11. End of an era [emoji20]

    Transalp
    Today I had a drive up to Wigan and sealed the deal to part exchange my 700 Transalp for a nice and shiny, nearly new 650 V Strom. Ive had the Alp for nigh on 5 years and have loved every minute of my time with it. However over the last few months Ive been thinking that its maybe time to let the...
  12. That was a bit scary/disconcerting.

    Transalp
    I just had my first go at logging in using my new smart phone and the tapatalk app, only to be confronted with at least 6 new posts that seemed to originate from me. I quickly signed out, and logged in with my tablet to get the view I'm used to, expecting to have to advise that I'd been hacked...
  13. Vin build ID

    Africa Twin
    My first Post... I have just aquired an RD 03 vin # RD03 10004xx to keep my crf1000 dct company in the garage. It is 99% original but needs just a little care to make it excellent. Question.. Was this bike an early Japanese domestic build ? It does have a “speed” light and I think Japan...
  14. How do I adjust carb slides xl350r

    XL
    HONDA XLX250R or XL350R Ive just pulled my carbs off & both slides nearly lift together Can someone tell me how to adjust them so the r/h slide lifts later thanks
  15. Wanted: 600 Transalp Centre Stand

    For Sale / Wanted
    Has anyone out there got an un-wanted centre stand for a 600 Alp (mines a '98 model, but earlier ones should fit)? Checked with that excellent source of new Honda parts, David Silvers, and apparently the stand is no longer available. The after market availability of a stand is very patchy as...
  16. The Motorcyclist’s Guide to Scotland

    Travel
    There’s a new book that’ll be of interest to anyone heading north of the border. It does seem to be very comprehensive, well written and informative. There’s loads of background information, not just route directions. JG even suggests appropriate reading material and soundtracks to accompany...
  17. Newbie without a bike.... at the moment...But.

    Transalp
    Hi and hello to you all Im currently looking for a 650 to do a European Tour on next year with a friend, we have narrowed the choice of bike to be a Transalp. I am looking at 2007 plate 20k miles in Black and was looking at the various models etc It turns out that this particular bike, although...
  18. Starter Relay Woes

    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...
  19. riding to Dartmoor area

    Africa Twin
    So I may be taking a ferry over to Dover from Belgium in a couple of weeks. Was thinking of going up to the Bath area but now just thinking of taking a left off of ferry in Dover and heading out towards Exeter or such. Really don't have a plan per se just trying to get a little riding in. How's...
  20. Air Cut Off Valve Cap Hole Size ?

    Dominator / FMX
    This is the air cut off valve cap Amongst many other things i tried to make sure everything is clean etc So when I tried to blow through this i thought it could be blocked Very difficult to blow through so i thought try pushing something through Tried old fuse wire, nope, tried a pin, nope...
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