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  1. Top Box

    Top Box , Been thinking about this for a long time , wots the best top box for a transalp, me personally , I am not a fan of them , but out riding in a group with side panniers on , I almost took a mirror of a Porsche whilst weaving through traffic, (I know could have gone for a lexus lol) so ...
  2. Engine temp?

    Xl600v Ok after about 1 hr of steady riding my water temp rises, sits at about 80 degrees upon hitting traffic after this it will rise up to 105 degrees then fan comes in and lowers temp. My question are.... 1. Is this normal? 2. Do your fans come on? 3. What temp does your alp run at? Cheers...
  3. Xl 600 lm for first big bike ?

    Hello everyone This is my first post on here and would like your advise on buying a 600 LM I don't get my full licence until next feb and would love to get the XL for my first big road bike. I've been a fan of this bike since I was a kid. I just find it hard to come across a good clean one for...
  4. Free: Transalp 600 scrap iron parts

    For Sale / Wanted
    As per the title :toothy9: I have a few old, rusty bits of Transalp 600 for free (just pay the postage!) -both pillion foot pegs -fan (1 tab broken) -lower fairing bracket -clock bracket -upper yoke cable holder -a indicator -rear caliper bracket -some other random gubbins PM me if you want...
  5. Varadero 2004 - FAN / air direction question

    So i have this question about the direction of the Air from the FAN Vara 2004 if i'm in front of the bike and down the headlight , i go near the FAN. Should i see the Air coming out of the FAN to the outside or it should suck the Air to the inside ? can you guys check yours ( those who has...
  6. Running Hot?

    So I've spent all day riding on/off road at the Touratech event today and if I don't keep to speeds above 30/40 the radiator fan was on/off with the temp hitting 100c regularly. Is this normal for the Transalp 700 or should I look at changing the coolant. No idea when it will have been changed...
  7. ENGINE OVERHEATING ? Fan works while in idle

    Hello , quick question here i don't use the bike so often so i try to run the engine once a week. if i leave it for 15 mins running in idle the fan works. is that normal ? the coolant level is Ok and same for the oil what should i check ? vara 2004 ABS
  8. An XR650L I built.

    I've bought a few of these now and have been bringing them back to 'better than new' standard. They're such a rare bike here and such a bloody fantastic bike too. Why we never got them here is a mystery. They're still produced and sell well in USA, Aus and South Africa. Unchanged since 1993...
  9. Rebuild 2 complete!

    Africa Twin
    Haven't been on much at all recently as the bike was parked up around a year ago and has been undergoing a sporadic upgrade/restoration. Here are a few pics (99% of what you see was supplied by Rugged Roads!) The swingarm was painted by Sudden Impact in Essex who did a fantastic job.
  10. XR in Vietnam

    XR is a fantastic model of Honda. We are using them for our bussiness in Vietnam. If you want to ride XR to see the real Vietnam, please contact us. Our website: Vietnam Motorbike Tours | Crossing Border Motorcycle Tours
  11. a bit quite on hear tonigh or this morning

    what ever the case may be . im watching the Mike Leigh film naked right now on youtube its pretty good I really rate him as a director . im going for a smoke at about 50 minuites into the film the bloke cant smoke but I can . isn't all this technology at our disposal fantastic before the...
  12. Tour de France

    I'm a big fan of the tour and I allso like watching the motorcycle that take part , recently spotted a varadero with a camera man on the back , Ian.
  13. SD01 fan problem

    I noticed in the last couple of days that the fan was not coming on. I guessed it maybe the Thermostat, but now I am not sure. If I take a cable from the battery ground and press against the radiator, the fan doesn't come on, I am guessing it is a ground switch similar to the Deauville. I do...
  14. Nee help, please!

    Need help, please! Hello I have just had my 650 TA engine fully rebuilt, I put the bike back together over this weekend checking everything along the way with help from Haynes. The bike is just refusing to start, the engine turns over without any issues, fuel is getting to the carbs but for...
  15. TDR250 Best bike ever? discuss.

    Thought Id throw this in for discussion as I havent seen any TDR's here. Who has owned or ridden one? Arent they just fantastic? No other bike I have ever owned made me ride like such a tw*t. I sold each of the 3 Ive owned because I knew I was going to either die or get arrested. I was nearly 40...
  16. MCN Fantasy Road Race 2015

    Competitions / Trials
    It's back for 2015, in the old format of GP, WSB and BSB two riders from each maximum of £10 million spend. To join XRV League Pin number 19116 MCN Fantasy Road Race 2015 Free to enter Good luck
  17. Salisbury Plain 9th Jan. Winter blues NOT ?

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Took a day out with Paddy from Newbury Motorcycles (die hard @t fan) to try out the new suspension and tyres over on Salisbury Plain. Didn't quite work out as planed, had a slight off in a rather large Puddle much to his ammusement. Only damage my touring screen, thanks to the very effective...
  18. Taffy Dakar 2015

    Charity Events
    Preparations for the Taffy Dakar 2015 are underway, we have been very busy behind the scenes to make this even better. There will be a larger area covered with regards to waypoints so even more unsurfaced roads to navigate though. These are still in progress to make sure everyone has a...
  19. Day trip to Porto Germeno

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    This is a day trip for coffee in a place near Athens called Porto Germeno.Fantastic route that goes up to the mountain and then heads back to the sea and ends next to the sea.In the summer is croudy but this time of the year is great Enjoy
  20. Hello and help!

    Hello everyone, Long time Transalp fan and in need of your help and knowledge. I own a rather shabby-looking Transalp 600v. It is the 50th Anniversary edition and I need to buy some replacement panels and a seat. Does anyone know where I could go fo these? Thanks Dave