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  1. For Sale: Transalp XL700VA-9 For Sale

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD Okay, it's a tough decision as I love my Transalp and she's NEVER let me down but I want an Africa Twin and as I can't afford two bikes then she has to go! So for sale is my trusty Honda Transalp. This has been my trusty commuter to work and has NEVER let me down. The only time I've had...
  2. Greetings from a New Member...

    Africa Twin
    Hello Everyone. Greetings from Denmark. New to the Forum and to the Africa Twin. Had the idea (I know it's blasphemy) to convert an XRV 750 1992 to electric motor run by batteries and solar power, to prove that EV is possible with a heavy robust Enduro machine. Bought a nice RD04 in Poland...
  3. Hi everyone !

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi ! I'm a new member from France (in Auvergne, in the center of the country) First of all, I want to apologize for my poor english (kind of a french tradition, I think...) I ride a 1988 gold honda dominator, I keep it as a "collector". I also love VW bugs (I own a 1303 super beetle), and old...
  4. Imported TA insurance?

    Transalp
    Hi all, This is my first post, so please let me know if it is in the wrong place! I am looking at importing a TA from France, via a friend of mine. Will this massively affect the price of insurance? If I save £500 on getting it here and taxing / registering it, will I end up paying that anyway...
  5. For Sale: Honda Transalp xl600v PD06 and PD10 (1987 to 2000) OEM Honda silencer/exhaust FORSALE

    For Sale / Wanted
    Honda Transalp xl600v PD06 and PD10 (1987 to 2000) OEM Honda silencer/ exhaust FOR SALE After an engine malfunction I’m now parting out my ’87 Transalp. As you’re looking at this advert your silencer has probably rotted away. Mine did. This silencer came off a friend’s 1998 bike that was...
  6. For Sale: 1987-89 drum brake model rear Honda Transalp xl600v PD06 wheel FOR SALE

    For Sale / Wanted
    1987-89 drum brake model rear Honda Transalp xl600v PD06 wheel FOR SALE After an engine malfunction I’m now parting out my ’87 Transalp. My original rear rim rotted away (as they all do), so a few years ago a professional wheel builder (Paul Jackson, near Huddersfield) laced the oem Honda hub...
  7. For Sale: Africa Twin RD07 for sale in Manchester, UK

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    My brother is selling his Africa Twin RD07 1998 which has done 54,888 kms or 34,300 miles. He bought it off a mate in France so has kilometre clocks but it has been reregistered in the UK. It has been very well maintained and has things like the head bearings and swing arm bearings stripped...
  8. Vin build ID

    Africa Twin
    My first Post... I have just aquired an RD 03 vin # RD03 10004xx to keep my crf1000 dct company in the garage. It is 99% original but needs just a little care to make it excellent. Question.. Was this bike an early Japanese domestic build ? It does have a “speed” light and I think Japan...
  9. tales of joy and woe on the continent...

    Transalp
    Thought I'd post up a few details of my recent european 'oddessy' on the 'alp. spent the last five and a bit weeks hooning around france, belgium and the netherlands. Had a great time but one or two mishaps along the way. First 'mishap' in Limoges was forgetting to remove the U lock from the...
  10. Where to?

    Africa Twin
    I have a rd07a that i commute on but I do 555km a week and it will kill the bike if i keep pileing on the km's. So the missus has signed off a trip to the UK to buy a crf1000 to ride back to Spain to use as my daily mile muncher. last time I did the route a few years back ( link to some pics...
  11. Time for a new chain,,,,,, but what to buy,,,,,?

    Transalp
    This is a bit sad really,,,, given that I've been riding bikes for 32 years,,,,, but I need advice on what chain to buy. In my defence, the last time I bought a chain was for my Fizz in 1976,,,, and then I had to save up for the cheapest one I could find,,,, My 250G5 didn't need one in the year...
  12. 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...
  13. Total wheel bearing failure, with photos (anyone got spares?)

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, It would seem that the previous owner of my RD03 suffered a wheel bearing failure on the rear. Instead of finding a new hub they bodged it and have left me to sort out the mess. The bearing should sit between these two lines, not going to happen here. A mixture of bearing failure...
  14. For Sale: RD07a USED & NEW PARTS Look Into

    For Sale / Wanted
    I have to make some room in my cellar. Just collecting all the time. But now its time to sell some stuff: Front Lights Left Side Panel 1996 (NEW, never used, OEM, original package) Front & Side Panels (Used, somewhere broken but good as spare, Fully Functional) 2X Rear MudGuard (not clean...
  15. RD03 (650) Brake Discs - Where to find replacments

    Africa Twin
    A bit of advice/help would be gratefully received here. I'm trying to find front and rear discs for the XRV 650. I haven't had much luck finding anything good, my primary concern is most aftermarket discs are a single piece, where the OEM appear to be floating (perhaps due to a risk of...
  16. Registering a French XRV 650 in the UK - Certificate of conformity

    Africa Twin
    Hi peeps, Has anyone had experience of registering an RD03 in the UK or any bike for that matter ? I have recently moved back from France and I have brought my trusty steed with me, now im in the process of trudging through the paperwork... The DVLA are asking for a certificate of conformity...
  17. 07 AT newbee

    Africa Twin
    Hi all ,i am new to the site .I would like to say hi..As is the norm i am in need of assitance from the more knowledgable .. I have found for sale a 1997 AT in the pics it looks great ..21,000 km's No service history (from france) i will be viewing the bike this week with an option to buy 2k...
  18. For Sale: CDI unit for XRV750 RD04, RD07. OEM Shindengen. Tested, working.

    For Sale / Wanted
    NOW SOLD A tested and working OEM CDI unit for the RD04 and RD07. £90 (or 100€, if you prefer). I'll be mailing this from France, so postage will be £15 if you're in the UK. If you're not in the UK, please contact me so I can give you the cost of postage to where you are (including la...
  19. Crank shaft freeze plug XRV 650

    Africa Twin
    Good evening, I need to remove the two freeze plugs on the crankshaft to clean the oil pipes between the main journals and the crankpins journals. Diameter of these plug is 11,5mm and height about 5 mm. Does anyone know where I can order this king of plug ? In France, it's by now impossible ...
  20. Oil consumption

    Transalp
    Hi, my TA650 (80000km on the clock) has high oil consumption on the higway. When I returned from France (1500km, at 120km/h, 3 panniers) it used 0,7l. It seems a lot to me. My theory is too high oil temperature. It was really hot (engine case), compare to brothers Tiger 1050...So I am...
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