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  1. RD07A MRA windscreens

    Africa Twin
    I seek advice from people with experience with the MRA varioscreen V (new full screen) and the MRA vario touring (clip on top of old screen) part. I suffer from high windnoise on higher speeds. Been looking for reviews and comparisons, but not alot to find. I'm 6 foot 2 inches high. I like the...
  2. YSS Rear Shock on 600 Alp - Anyone tried one?

    Transalp
    Thinking of spoiling the old machine and replacing the 21year old rear shock. The YSS units that Wemoto sell seem to get great reports when fitted to the little CRF250L, so I was thinking of trying one out. Anyone on here tried one on a 600 Alp? I have prices up a Wilbers for it as well -...
  3. PD06 1996 engine in a 1987 Bike

    Transalp
    Hello all, My tranny just died while out in spain, the con rod snapped appaently! I have my eye on a 1996 PD06 engine to replace the old one. I hear that the 1996 engines had a "new whole electronic (TCI) ignition system (new ignition unit, new impulse ignition coils, new ignition advance...
  4. SLR650 17" front wheel

    Dominator / FMX
    Hey all After about 3 years, I'm about to kick off the build of my SLR650 scrambler/tracker. I'm looking to get a 17" front wheel & am looking at fitting a 120/70/17 up front with 150/70/17 rear Continental TKC80's. Now after some research, I'm not sure if these will fit on the current wheel...
  5. 520 chain and sprockets on XRV750 RD07a

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi everybody, I am new to this forum. Just bought an XRV750rd07a full stock that I am planning to rebuild to a lighter and more offroad capable travel bike. One of the ideas is to install Supersprox sprocket and 520 pitch chain to reduce weight. Anyone any advice or experience having done this.
  6. JT Rubber Front Sprocket

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, Just asking if anybody has experience with JT’s rubber front sprocket on the XRV? We all know why many use the OE Honda front sprocket but since they cost about €30-35 and the JT cost about €15-20 it could be just as good.. Just for reference the JT sprocket is JTF296-16RB. other...
  7. Honda NX650 Dominator

    Dominator / FMX
    Does anyone out there have any experience of fitting a Keihin FCR41 Flat Slide Carb to a Dominator? I was told by a carb specialist that this would be an improvement and a little more power. If so, how hard is it and what would I have to do .? Thanks in advance Ian Melrose
  8. replacing Avon Gripsters with Mitas MC24 or E-08 on TA650

    Transalp
    now Avon Gripsters are no longer available I am considering replacing the rear with a Mitas MC24 ( I have them on the TA600) or E-08 (cheaper than MC24 & bit more road orientated). I only use the TA650 on the road or gravel but many local roads are poorly surfaced and often quite muddy. There...
  9. 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...
  10. Fournales Air Shock

    Africa Twin
    Anybody had any experience of a Fournales rear shock on a @. I have one on a Crosstourer and like it.
  11. Alley Radiators ...

    Africa Twin
    Well the old girl will be stripped and a complete overhaul undertaken around the end of March. Now the original radiators are in a poor state but not leaking the fins are bent ect ect .... So does any of you out there have any experience with the alley ones from say Czech Republic or the...
  12. Small hole in Exhaust

    Transalp
    Hi I'm on a 2003 650 Transalp. Not owned it long, I've noticed a small hole in the Exhaust down near where the Exhaust fit's onto the big Metal box underneath (is this the CAT)?? After the clamp so the hole is on the muffler part. Anyway's I've got original Stock Honda Muffler on. I'm not...
  13. Found: Importing a used bike from Italy to the UK

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all, This is my first post on here (this might be in the wrong forum) but i am looking for some guidance / experience. As the title suggests i am looking to import a used bike from Italy. Has anyone done this before that could give me an idea of the costs and the time process of the...
  14. wrapping rather than respray

    Africa Twin
    Has anyone on here has any experience of having a bike/bike panels wrapped? Has anyone done a diy wrap? seen some sites offering unusual wraps and was wondering how hard they are to apply and what the final look is like? cheers https://www.wrapdirect.com/motorcycle-wrap-kits/
  15. wrapping rather than resprAY

    Africa Twin
    Has anyone on here has any experience of having a bike/bike panels wrapped? Has anyone done a diy wrap? seen some sites offering unusual wraps and was wondering how hard they are to apply and what the final look is like? cheers
  16. Tubeless tyre's

    Africa Twin
    Made a boo boo and bought a tubeless rear tyre. I've always fitted my own but they've all been tubed tyres. This one is especially ridged and i reckon could be a bit of a bugger to get on. Anyone with any experience of fitting tubeless tyres ? Cheers Bob.
  17. nx 650 poor accelerating

    Dominator / FMX
    non standard air filter and exhaust (nx650 1999 Keihin VE carb) , hesitant acceleration up to 1/4 throttle , above that ok . all points to needing larger pilot/slow jet but already have gone from standard 50 to a 65 . a lot better but still not smooth . Anyone think ok to go even bigger on slow...
  18. Blue header pipes after decat

    Transalp
    Hello all, What is you experience after the decat, do you get blue header pipes colors? Did runs the bike not more the 20in without the O2 sensor elinator, could that be the reason? With the lambda/O2 sensor, would the blue coloring stop? Cheers Mike
  19. RD07A Pod air filters mod

    Africa Twin
    Has anyone had any experience with pod filters such as those that can be used on the Honda Hawk https://www.hordpower.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_40&products_id=148&zenid=t9gtpas51iqqntkum9bdb167i5 My airbox has seen better days I think the snokel pipes have shrunk / degraded...
  20. titanium heat wrap tape for exhaust

    Africa Twin
    has anyone tried to wrap titanium heat tape on africa twin 750 rd07A?? . it's says is ok up to 650 Celsius...from mine experience africa twin exsaust is can be really hot....
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