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  1. Transalp
    Hello to all as I have just joined this forum. The new alp has just hit the showroom floors here in Australia and I grabbed one of the first in an anout face compared to what i have been riding. I am very impressed with the all round capability of the alp, fuel economy is good and power is...
  2. Mechanical Advice
    I've just got back from J2 Honda AGAIN. I was talking to Lee, top chap and finalist for Honda's engineer of the year, and told him about the problems I've been having with engaging neutral at idling and in physically pushing the bike. He's said that at least one of the clutch plates is...
  3. Africa Twin
    Dont know why but I have always been a little worried about the clutch on my bike. Works fine, is a bit rattly sometimes (why not all the time?) and feels like its gonna wear out on the next trip... that was 10000km ago... still the same now, maybe its fine and they are a bit that way, engaging...
  4. Travel
    Well after the success of reading Sam Manicom's last book :read2: I set out to read his new book "Under Asian Skies" with great expectations. I have to say I really wasn't disappointed at all. It was the same great style as last time, but possibly slightly richer as his writing style had...
  5. Africa Twin
    Hello out there i has just bought another africa twin, last had one 12 years ago, this one ive got now has a really strong clutch what i mean is when engaging the clutch lever on the handle bars its hard work and after several miles my arm begins to ace any suggestions on how to sort this
  6. Africa Twin
    After 10 k its was time to replace the chain.Went into local bike shop ordered a chain for the AT.Two days later got my tsubaki 525 sigma 128 link.Fine so far .The sprockets are perfect so no point in Ordering them or so I thought.Pulled the new chain through, adjusted it and headed out for a...
  7. Africa Twin
    Folks, just a quick question before i go and take the exhaust and clutch cover plate off for a look, are there any known problems with the clutch not engaging? the cable seems fine, and have adjusted it up and down, also disconnected the cable and moved the fork at the clutch, still nothing. Can...
  8. Transalp
    A couple of weeks ago, whilst doing a bit of off roading in Spain, my 97 Transalp started to show all the symptoms of a worn and slipping clutch. As I don’t speak the lingo and dealerships were like hens teeth, I decided to drive it back (slowly) as it was to the UK, by which time the bike was...
  9. Chatter
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/09/12/db1201.xml&DCMP=EMC-new_12092006
  10. Africa Twin
    Hi Folks, i am on the last leg of my trip and i have a prob on the bike, but i am still mobilke, i just want to know if it is safe to carry on the last thousand mile back to the UK About a thousand miles ago i started hearing a fient metalic knocking sound from the front of the bike, if i...
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