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  1. Africa Twin
    Well I may be heading to that side of the world for awhile to work if things work out. Be around Germany, Belgium, France area. I will be having a car as well as a bike possibly shipped with me. I still have to work a few things out but the paperwork process is moving. Any ideas on things I may...
  2. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi, I'm looking for a standard screen for an RD03, and I need a new end can too - stock would be great, Arrows PD for RD03 would be perfect, anything else considered. I'm based in France... Thank you!
  3. Africa Twin
    Don't think I ever posted this here... 14th June 2003 It’s thirty degrees in the shade and I’m clad in Kevlar, Gore-Tex and leather. I’m already hot and bothered and as I enter the Willesden Junction branch of HSBC the sight of half a dozen loitering customers does little to cool me down. I’m...
  4. Travel
    I'm off to France and Spain later in the year and I intend to carry a spare fuel can (Fuel Friend 2l) with me for just in case. Looking at some of the ferry websites they seem to state that petrol cans either empty or full are not allowed. I'm sure that a lot on here have gone abroad with spare...
  5. Transalp
    Hi, I'm planning a big trip through France and Spain next year. Although I'll obviously service the Transalp XL700 before I go I will be taking along a few tools, etc just in case of any problems. I was intending to take a copy of the Workshop Manual along with me on my Kindle just in case it...
  6. Transalp
    We all know that the TA700 can suffer from wind turbulence and noise with the stock small screen. Coupled with my AGV Compact the noise tends to be very loud in my my ears and I always need to wear good quality ear protection. I'm planning a big trip to France and Spain next year and would like...
  7. Africa Twin
    I'm in Love again! After 8 years in a dark garage in France (the bike, not me) my Africa Twin 650 "2015" is born, at last!! I got it in 1989 and we have lasted through two marriages together! Lots done to rejuvenate the old girl, LOTS, from necessary to upgrades to "tweaks" ;-) Welcome to...
  8. Africa Twin
    Hi All I haven't really posted anything since joining. This forum has been a great source of info and reference. So thank you all. Here's what I've been up to anyway. I bought what can only be described as a basket case. The previous owner had stripped the entire bike with plans of building a...
  9. Travel
    I have just got back from a trip to Spain and while on the way back home, I was gobsmacked when my CAXTON card was refused on 3 occasions. I put it down to a faulty card, as I "knew" there was over €250 credit still on the card. On getting back, I checked my account to find two debited sums...
  10. Africa Twin
    Hi All, I have a Africa Twin RD03 and am touring France, Italy and Switzerland at the moment. So long story short, on the first day i arrived in france i put some RedEx into the fuel tank and got bad results, black smoke, plugs were miss firing and the bikes performance was very poor. So i...
  11. For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all, I have just thrown up a set of front calipers in extremely good condition on an irish site Adverts.ie from a Transalp XL700V abs model which are a direct replacement for the caliper rot ridden ones on the RD07. I was looking to get a new set for my pig as mine were beyond repair after...
  12. Bodgers Corner
    Having recently bought a sat nav I struggled to find a Place to mount it on the RD07a that I was happy with, the handle bar ram mount just didn;t seem to work for me. I've seen them mounted in place of the trip meter but call me old fashioned I kind of like the old thing and it is useful...
  13. Transalp
    Just a note of advise as I was very very lucky. Got a 2009 XL 700 transalp, 20 k miles on it. Always well maintained. Out for a ride to Chester on Saturday (with the missus) 100 mile round trip, when in slow traffic, I felt a slight 'click, when I used the clutch. About 5 mins later, I felt the...
  14. Varadero
    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.
  15. Africa Twin
    Hi everyone, Been registered for a while now, but never got around to introduce myself, but now seemed to be the best time ( and, as the title says: assistance is required) My name is Mathijs, a dutch veterinary student, currently owning his first '93 RD07. And here lies the problem i'm...
  16. Dominator / FMX
    I've just bought a Divvie! The exact opposite of an FX650 in many ways. Why? Well I LOVE FX650's, bloody bloody LOVE them! I have three on the road at the moment and an SLR which I bought because it was cheap (turned out to be a bit of a hound but I'll get it sorted). I want to be able to...
  17. Africa Twin
    Heading over to Spain and France soon what do you seasoned travelers do about headlight beams? Do I need to fit beam benders, bits of black tape or nothing at all? How hot are the gendarmes on this kind of thing.
  18. Transalp
    My Black TA (the one that the engine of went phut Big-Time in France back in 2014, see this and also this), now has a replacement engine in it that goes just as well as a 650 TA engine should … But … bearing in mind my earlier experience of that cataclysmic TA 650 engine seizure in France …...
  19. Ride Reports and Pictures
    Summer 2015 Bears, Fish eagles, beavers and painted ladies,,, Germany at its best. Fiona and myself decided our summer break this year would be to join our friends Pete and Debs on a tour of the Frankishche Schweiz area of Bayrouth, Germany. Peters parents live in Bamberg and his brother had...
  20. Transalp
    All set for our trip to France, strikes allowing. Nick and the good lady Bill.
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