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  1. Removing brake caliper pistons with a bicycle pump......A BODGE

    Africa Twin
    Yesterday I started on the brake re-build for my RD03. This bike had been sitting for a few years with the brake systems drained and partially disassembled. Problem: How to remove the old crusty brake pistons from the caliper while not destroying them in case they can be cleaned up and...
  2. Wheel issues and Parts for the xl650v series?

    Transalp
    Hello all! I'm the proud yet frustrated owner of a Transalp xl650v6 which I brought new in August 2007. Ever since then I've had a love hate relationship with the bike especially when it comes to maintenance and repairs. Firstly let me admit that I am a sinner! Hailing originally from New...
  3. Finally got an RD03 in the USA

    Africa Twin
    After years of waiting (and converting my Transalp to as close to a RD04 as possible) I've finally got an RD03 here in the States. It's an early one with 0000996 serial number and looks to have come from Germany through the hands of my friend and collector/restorer, screen name "Ujeni"...
  4. Hello and XR400 Air Filter Cage / Support Question

    XR
    Hi Everyone, I finally got my first XR400 last week and have clocked up a few miles on and off road already. Loving the bike and have already carried out a number of modifications but I'm struggling to find something. The bike came with a K&N air filter on it, I bought a replacement foam filter...
  5. Greetings /My bike/ JE big bore Question

    Africa Twin
    Hello, I have been reading the forum since years but that's my first post, so finally greetings everyone! My name is Orestis and this is my beloved and abused xrv: My bike's main modifications are: Boano Sachs 48mm fork, Nitron ntr pro shock, jetting/pump/air/exhaust, controls/levers etc...
  6. Non-running RD04 in Sussex

    What's it worth?
    Hello people. Long time no see, etc. Not been around here in yonks due to, well, life and things like that. You know how it is. Anyway, I finally got to the point where I have admitted I am never going to live anywhere with a garage where I can rebuild my old RD04, so I think the time has...
  7. For Sale: Transalp XL600V

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Finally getting around to selling this. I bought it to use as a run around whilst I do a rebuild (of another 600!), but have found that I'm just not getting on with the project so this has to go to a) make space and b)motivate me to crack on with the rebuild! I had it a little over 2 years and...
  8. new bars question

    Africa Twin
    I have finally received my new starbars ready for fitting at the weekend. Question I have is this....the original bars have holes for the instruments, do I drill new ones or remove the bits that slot into the holes on the instruments? cheers in advance
  9. !st ride on my 98 AT

    Africa Twin
    Weather finally arrived so with some new insurance and a shiney new registration plate i ventured out ! The weight of the bike was really noticeable on moving her around the garage and i was beginning to think i had enter'ed one of those it's a knockout competitions when i tried to get her off...
  10. Any Swiss members out there? (Or what to do with a Swiss RD07 frame?)

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, On one of my parts hoarding trips I acquired an RD07 frame. Never needed a frame, but can't resist hoarding XRV parts. It needs blasted and powder-coated, but it seems in a pretty good overall shape. It came from a barn full of bike bits collected over years by a fellow parts hoarder...
  11. new front end. transalp 600 wavy disc for sale

    Transalp
    Finally got round to fitting the new wheel and forks. xl600 fork bottom legs xl600lm Dakar front tubeless wheel. to match the rear wheel. less spokes. original wavy disc for sale in the sale section.
  12. For Sale: Transalp 600 wavy front disc and bolts

    For Sale / Wanted
    Finally got round to fitting the different front wheel and forks. So have a single disc wavy disc. I believe its a Sumo disc. with the bolts. and new pads with less than 300 miles, fitted for mot. Will be marked inside and outside, so pre run in. £30. plus postage.
  13. Oil Leak

    Africa Twin
    Hi, I have returned to the forum after a few years away. I had a RD07 that I rode around spain and france and then part restored after 11 years of ownership. My user name used to be africamadness and before that barryw33 and all the photos etc should still be on the forum. I sold the bike 3...
  14. Exaust tape/paste

    Africa Twin
    I finally ordered and recieved my new Arrow PD exhaust. Looking forward to getting it installed but Curious about what I call exhaust tape that is very similar to putty sort of. Does anyone use it over here? I notice a lot of folks using exhaust paste but that looks to be a messy setup. Any...
  15. New Transalp from Honda?

    Transalp
    Interesting... Honda Africa Twin 'little brother' on the way | MCN ---- Honda Africa Twin 'little brother' on the way Published: Today 13:38 Ke nji Morita, Large Project Leader for the Africa Twin The Honda Africa Twin is a well-balanced adventure bike that’s perfect for two-up...
  16. Lifting the Dommie

    Dominator / FMX
    Today I whiled away a pleasant hour cleaning, oiling and waxing the chain on my Dommie. Jobs like this are so much easier if the rear wheel is off the floor and able to spin freely. I use an old trusty paddock stand for the job. First the white plastic lower chain guard has to come off to...
  17. XRV RD07 rebuild in Ireland! (2Up2Down)

    Africa Twin
    Hi Lads, I have finally broken ground on the rebuild and so far I'm just stripping the easy stuff off. Progress is slow but no issues so far. Been on the site a long time and have been meaning to do this for just as long. Ok, my first question so far is what do you guys think the nick my...
  18. Catweasel - '91 RD04

    Africa Twin
    Hi, I am Catweasel's brother, here as I've inherited his 91 RD04 - Tim had a heart attack whilst cycling near his home in Vienna on May 14th. Sadly he never regained consciousness and officially died on the 16 th aged 49. I have just brought his RD04 back from Ausria and will be registering...
  19. shoei neotec & bmw system 7 carbon users, a word please.

    Helmets
    after 20 years of wearing flip up helmets, up to a certain (low) price. yeah i know...finally in a position to get the helmet that ticks most of my boxes, price...sky limit. so, i had a list of the lids that i fancy. twas a big list, until i went to local Schuberth etc shop. 1 min away...
  20. Leftover part....what is it?!?

    XL
    I have a knack of acquiring spares. They end up left on the floor after I put things back together. :/ Anyway, last night I finally got round to changing the sprockets and chain on my 1981 XL185. Everything came off and went back on as I expected but when I was tidying up tools afterwards I...
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