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  1. 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...
  2. Dommie custom in Bike mag

    Dominator / FMX
    For those that like that kind of thing, the current issue of Bike magazine has a feature on a French-made custom from a Dommie donor bike. July 2019 edition, page 20. The engine, bash plate and front half of the frame look familiar, but that’s about all! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Giles Lalay

    Africa Twin
    On the Honda 750 NXR , One hell of a Rider on one Hell of a Bike "Sorry but its in French" But great footage.
  4. 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...
  5. Transalp 600 1998 Headlight replacement

    My mates got a 1998 french import (600VW) and needs to replace the headlight unit but he can't find one. Does anyone know if any others can be made to fit poss from another make of bike or from an earlier 600??? Help appreciated (Parts link undernoted) Cheers...
  6. RD03 - PDF or similar wanted

    Africa Twin
    Hi, I'd like to get as many RD03 related documents together as possible. I think it would come in helpful as I work my way through the servicing, and I'm big on reading through all of workshop manuals/wiring diagrams. My RD03 is a French import but I'll take anything I can get. If anyone...
  7. For Sale: RD03 Africa Twin XRV650

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hello. I'm selling my 1990 RD03 Africa Twin. This was rebuilt in Autumn 2016 and ridden across France to the UK. Registered in the UK in Feb 2017, prior to that it was a French registered bike (2/3/1990). UK Reg is now G901 YRJ It's in fantastic condition and comes with panniers and racks as...
  8. Stefter Reinforced Sprocket

    Africa Twin
    Hi there, Does anybody got a spare reinforced sprocket and wouldn´t mind to sale it? Tried to contact Stefter the french guy who make them with no success...and also the waiting list seems to be a mile long. My countershaft is too knackered to carry on using the bike! Thanks in advance!
  9. No filings but chips in the engine ^ ^

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi there, I'm a French guy and this is my first post here (and also first time opening a Domi engine) because I wanted to change the cam chain for a friend's Domi and one screw maintening the chain tensioner broke while trying to take it off :eek: I've tried all the ways to take it off from...
  10. New prototype of rear parcel shelf for RD07

    Africa Twin
    Second version of a multifunction rear rack. The prototype is bead blasted raw aluminum for now. Installation requires to remove the flimsy plastic rear rack. This first prototype will require only minor adjustments before entering in production. I may produce a batch for a group buy on the...
  11. Headlight Unit Required

    Just got back from a ride to Belgrade, Serbia. It was nearly 40C in Budapest on the way and I made the mistake of blanking off my dip beam with black tape. The tape got hot and cracks developed in the headlight lens. The Vara is a late FI. Any suggestions as to who could supply a used or pattern...
  12. NEW Honda XR600R Service Manual: English-ONLY, User Friendly

    Good evening ladies. I have done all you XR600R owners a noble deed by removing all of the french and german BS, making the PDF searchable, and aggregating the multiple files into one PDF. Total pages reduced from 535 to 261. ENGLISH ONLY! I say unto you, spread this PDF far and wide, from the...
  13. A French Excursion

    Knowing that I'm quite keen on a nice Transalp, an Australian chum thought I'd need to see this ... Mon Dieu ... qu'est-ce ?
  14. For Sale: For Sale Suzuki DRZ400 S 2005

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Well I'm going to let this go, I've had it a year and just not used it, This bike is a French import, I registered it last August, she's done 11500km so under 8000 miles and on a 56 plate. I fitted a brand new Clarke high capacity fuel tank at a cost of £375, new hand guards and other plastics...
  15. French fuel crisis

    Just rode 500 miles through France without any problems. No queues no closures no crisis as far as I'm aware. Took an extra 10 litres in 2 × 5ltr jerry cans just in case but not needed. It has rained constantly. It's early morning day 2 and I'm in Bellac now looking out of my hotel window at...
  16. How to import an old motorcycle from France (or another EU country) to the U.K. NOVA

    I just thought this information might be useful to anyone who has bought or is thinking of buying an old Honda or whatever from France or elsewhere in the EU and registering it in the UK. There are two stages to this. One is satisfying HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) that you have paid...
  17. Certificate of Conformaty

    Africa Twin
    Hi Chaps, Does anyone out there have a certificate of confirmaty for a RD03 in French ? scanned copy or original would really help me out, its for the bullshit Belgium authorities..... Many thanks Matt ahh maybe send me a private message :-)
  18. Stefter Sprocket

    I don't know if any Transalp owners have been following the 'Worn output shaft easy fix?' thread on the Africa Twin forum? If not check it out because a guy on the French Africa Twin forum manufactures a...
  19. New Africa Twin CRF1000L

    Africa Twin
    I had the luck to be part of the presentation to the french Honda dealers of the New Africa in Spain, near Barcelona. :thumbright: A great trip, leading 17 red CRF on roads and tracks. If you can read french or have a good translator, just click here! But I created this post because I...
  20. New project XL500s 1981

    Greetings, I have "accidentally" bought a new project on EBay. You know how it is. :rolleyes: It is a French import, 1981, running, with about 17,000 miles on the clock. It needs a good clean, a new rear tyre and probably a host of other small jobs, suspension overhaul, full service etc. Picking...