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  1. XRV750: Countershaft - Estimate of Remaining Mileage

    Africa Twin
    Hello. I am writing to learn if any XRV750 owners may have learned of premature countershaft or output shaft wearing and continued to ride while monitoring the wear rate. The first image reflects approximately a 30-40% reduction in the width of the splines. Also, please note the condition of...
  2. For Sale: Vango Omega 250 Tent

    For Sale / Wanted
    NOW SOLD Vango Omega 250 which I purchased secondhand a couple of months ago. Pictures taken when I first got it to test for leaks, it stood for 4 days in heavy rain and there were no leaks. The sleeping area is 2100 long x 1400 wide, the porch area is 1800 long x 1500 wide and at it's highest...
  3. africa twin and crank shaft..

    Mechanical Advice
    Hello everyone! I'm new here, i'm italian, so please forgive me for my bad english. So, here the situation.. i'm a owner of a Honda Africa twin, which unfortunately has the crank shaft( where the pinion has to be inserted ) that has the teeth a bit worn. So i opted for a modify : I drilled the...
  4. Africa twin crank shaft

    Africa Twin
    Hello everyone! I'm new here, i'm italian, so please forgive me for my bad english. So, here the situation.. i'm a owner of a Honda Africa twin rd03, which unfortunately has the crank shaft( where the pinion has to be inserted ) that has the teeth a bit worn. So i opted for a modify : I drilled...
  5. More about chain play

    Transalp
    Been going to do this forever just never got there until today so at last spent a bit of time and got there at last My alp is the 650 I don't know if other models have a different swing arm geometry. The aim to line up output shaft centre, swing arm centre, and rear wheel axle centre. This has...
  6. Transalp coolant levels?

    Transalp
    Haven't been on forum for a number of months, but am now giving a used T/A I bought end of last year some much needed TLC. It is all slowly coming together with lower seat, home-made side stand plate, rust removed, sump guard repaired and cleaned up, Scottoiler now working and generally cleaned...
  7. Electrical 'Balance Sheet' RD-07

    Africa Twin
    Have looked around til I am senseless, but can't find the following for an RD07 What is the power consumption of the following? - ECU, - Fuel Pump, - Ignition coil, - Cooling Fan - Anything else (outside of lights)? I can't seem to find these anywhere....can somebody confirm what these are...
  8. Frame number plate info needed

    Transalp
    Can anyone make a picture of his/her bike's frame number plate (or whatever it's called, see image) please? Unfortunately my one has been powder coated, so I have to make a new, but have no idea how it looks like. update: and please hold a tape measure next to the plate's long side, so I can...
  9. TA Damaged.

    Transalp
    At 6:30 this evening, from a distance that precluded direct action/intervention, watched in increasing disbelief, then shock, as a blind driver reversed their Freelander into my Transalp ... knocking my TA over Crash ! onto it's right hand side ... Hit and run Freelander then sped away ... but...
  10. slow jet average turns?

    Dominator / FMX
    I have my carbs off at the moment and we all know how hard it is to reach the slow jet screw so what is a good average number of turns out from fully screwed in.I ain't arsed if I'm out by 1/4 turn or so.any ideas just a rough estimate as I can't reach it when the carb is on.cheers folks.
  11. Isle of Man Trails

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Im thinking of heading across to the Isle Of Man on Sunday 30th October and returning Wednesday 2nd November. Ive been told that 2 days is plenty to cover all the green lanes on the island. Anyone fancy it? Will be tenting (I think....will also price up bunkhouses) but based in 1 campsite to...
  12. For Sale: Shark Vision-R helmet, 4 months old and like new; black/orange

    For Sale / Wanted
    I have to sell my nearly new Shark Vision-R helmet. I really liked this, it has am amazing field of view that makes other lids feel claustrophobic. Only slight flaw that it can get a bit warm inside in hot weather at low speeds. Unfortunately the fit just isn't right for my head :( Read...
  13. Help - broke KTM

    Everything Orange - KTM
    I have a very poorly KTM with a stripped engine at the dealers. The estimate repair cost is £1,925. What to do. Im open to suggestions. Its sits really awkward having this repair bill - and this is on top of the £250 I paid a few weeks ago for a service and new fuel pump (plus new tyres and bar...
  14. africa twin CALIPER ROT

    Africa Twin
    Right then - the time has come to throw in the towel and admit defeat having fought this battle every year for some time. i changed tyres this weekend and services the callipers prior to the MOT which was meant to be today - one piston had not been working so i decided to pump the pistons out...
  15. Alan moped

    Chatter
    another classic ebay sale ALAN the MOPED | eBay UK 'ALAN' - one of only 30 million ever made - It is widely believed (by me) that this unassuming little moped was the original training bike of the 'Ghost Rider' (please see photo 1 for documented proof) Looking resplendant in non-original...
  16. Going Naked!

    Transalp
    Is it worth junking the fairings etc to save weight? As I have a part assembled 1995 TA that I am selling at the moment I thought I would weigh some of the components to see what savings can be made. Item Kg Side front panel LH 0.765...
  17. Top end rebuild

    Africa Twin
    My AT may only have 30K on it but the startup smoke and front cylinder sparkler deposits tell a story of probable dodgy valve seals :( I'm trying to decide whether to do the job myself (and get warm glowy pat self on back feeling:p) or give it to someone who knows what they are doing (no skinned...
  18. Stripped output shaft splines - alternative repair method without welding

    Transalp
    In brief, this is the problem that I was trying to cure: Gearbox output shaft splines stripped as a result, I suspect, of the sprocket being fitted the wrong way around for long enough to cause wear due to uneven loading. Bike unable to move under its own power. The accepted solutions to...
  19. 100% road tyre for AT

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Hi, my RD07 Africa Twin currently had Avon Distanzias fitted but I just can't get on with them. I have tried pressures varying from 29/29 to 32/38 but they still don't inspire confidence after several twitches during cornering. I use my bike almost exclusively for A road and motorway riding...
  20. The total so far

    The Longest Day
    Hi Peeps Philip has kindly asked me to collate some information for him Our target for this years’ TLD - Help for Heroes is £25,000 and ideally, to have as much of this collected in before the end of August so we can get a handover cheque organised According to the current website figure...
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