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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. For Sale: Arai tour X3 Tri colour LARGE

    For Sale / Wanted
    Size LARGE Selling as i dont use it and have another tour x, its in excellent condition with only a slight mark on the back where it was resting on the wall on the shelf. There is a stuck on GO Pro mount which can easily be removed. The Senna intercom does NOT come with it and will be taken...
  3. RD03/04 suspension linkage spacers

    Africa Twin
    Have just discovered that the spacers within the rear linkage are no longer available. Two of mine were completely seized, the smaller one where the shock attaches is available from Honda but neither of the longer ones are. Has anyone found a similar part that will fit or could be modified...
  4. For Sale: 2007 Honda Transalp XL650 Blue

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all I am reluctantly selling my bike as I do not have a lot of time for it. No issues. Runs well. No corrosion. MOT till August. Around 11000 miles. Comes with heated grips, full luggage and Scottoiler. Always garaged. Let me know of any sensible offers. Some better photos to be uploaded later.
  5. how interchangeable are the RD04 and RD07 Exhausts?

    Africa Twin
    Ideally the header as I have just noticed a crack in the collar for the rear pipe where it attaches above the front pipe into the system. I can get it welded up easily enough (cut the old collar off and get a new one welded on) but on the off chance they are a straight swap I might just stump up...
  6. 20,000 miles done

    Transalp
    Hi All, My TA is just approaching 20,000 miles and the service book is a bit sketchy. Its a 04 plate, 650. I got it with 18,000 miles on it almost a year ago and I'm guessing its time to get the spanners out. The oil is still cleanish, but I think ill change it anyway, and I had a look at the...
  7. Moving coolant tank on RD07

    Africa Twin
    I am currently drafting auxiliary aluminum fuel tanks for my RD07. On the left side, the mosfet regulator can easily be moved inside the toolbox under the seat. What about the coolant reservoir? Has anyone found a different location? It can't be moved to where the RD03 coolant tank sits because...
  8. For Sale: AJS 1956 Model 30 Springtwin600cc £3250

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD A 1956 AJS Model 30 600cc Twin, Jampots, Burman gearbox, tin primary chaincase, 6v electrics (electronic regulator), prop stand. 2 previous keepers, an older restoration by the previous owner and used lightly but regularly by him until I purchased it earlier this year. It starts easily and...
  9. Honda Electrical connectors question.

    Transalp
    Can anybody tell me if the connectors that Honda use on their bikes are of a standard type such that I can buy them easily ? Many thanks Nige
  10. ngine casing restore?

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi again oh knowledgeable ones Here is my next issue that needs attention. The left hand engine casing is corroded and pitted. I can sort that out easily enough but the finish on my casings looks to be a grey brown tint. Is this a spray paint finish or liquor? Can I get that same finish? I know...
  11. Are Dominators flying up in Value ??? Seems that way

    Dominator / FMX
    Ten years ago, you could easily find VERY nice Dommies for around £1000. Now you're paying £1000 for rusty rats. Nice condition Dommies are on Ebay for £1600-£2000. Are they following the way of the Africa Twin ?? Maybe now is the time for me to stock up :D
  12. Crazy question about speedometers

    Africa Twin
    Has anyone ever tried to fit a digital speedo with a magnetic pickup inside the stock speedo housing? This could be a solution for keeping a stock look, but not dealing with that nylon gear packing up all the time. Also, it would allow for easily switching between MPH and KPH. Talk me out...
  13. RD03/04 centre stand

    Africa Twin
    Found this while tinternet browsing. Might be of use to some one. With £/euro rates at mo it doesnt seem to bad. He makes it to order, ready to,fit, 1 week wait. Doesn't say will post to europe but that easily sorted i suppose.
  14. Who makes the best repro stickers for an RD03?

    Africa Twin
    I am extremely touchy when it comes to reproduced stickers. Been working for 20 years as an art director and can easily make the difference between superb and the rest. I can reproduce the logos with Illustrator myself (been using it since 1987), but perhaps good exemples already exist. Who has...
  15. Strange handling after fitting new tyres

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi Just fitted some anakee 3s to honda transalp 650. Bike seems to tip into corners realy easily, like too easily, nearly caught me out. Getting used to it but wondered if anyone can explain why. They seem much stiffer than other tyres , perhaps i could lower pressure a bit. Set at 30/ 36. Rick
  16. Is the clutch bearing press fitted or can it be removed and replaced easily?

    Africa Twin
    I am replacing my clutch soon and considering replacing the clutch bearing at the same time. I don't have the service manual at hand, and I am wondering if the clutch bearing can be easily replaced without special tools or if it has to be pressed onto the shaft and/or into the basket?
  17. convert dommie for classic scrambles

    Dominator / FMX
    your thought's before I get started I'm thinking of converting a dommie for local classic scrambles club races only stipulations are air cooled engine and drum brakes I can get a donor bike for about £500 but need to swap wheels and probably forks and swinging arm am I about to enter a world of...
  18. Sticking Dipstick!

    Dominator / FMX
    I've just picked up this rusty Vigor, amongst the catalogue of woes is that the dipstick can't be unscrewed when the oil is hot. When cold it unscrews easily enough. Has anyone else had this problem? I was thinking of dressing the threads a bit to slightly reduce the O/D, but I'm puzzled as to...
  19. For Sale: Black Africa Twin side panels

    For Sale / Wanted
    Black Africa Twin side panels For RD07 or RD07a Nothing broken, a few scratches as pictured, but easily covered with decals or painted. Sold as a pair, won't split. Purchased with a project in mind, but never started. £75 posted within the UK. Item in Baildon, near Bradford, West Yorkshire
  20. Good Value.

    Transalp
    Just bought a 51 litre top box brand new off e bay £27.00 it holds two helmets easily and the quality is very good.Oh and another new addition is the Fuel oval end can which sounds awesome.
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