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  1. Africa Twin 750 Re-build

    Africa Twin
    I was recommended to add a thread as I'm currently having another fad of re-building my Africa Twin. I bought it 5 years ago as a 'project' and proceeded to leave it in the shed for 4 years! Last Christmas I dismantled it in a shed, since then I've moved house and have the space to get my teeth...
  2. It still works!!

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, It’s been a while since I was last here. I have a RWB 03 XRV 750 that has lived in a bush for the last 10 years. I know serious neglect but this weekend I have had it shipped to my new address. Seat off, jump leads out, phew not seized it turns over on the starter motor and tried to...
  3. Slr debaffle

    Dominator / FMX
    Set to with the debaffle today. Cut the end off the two baffles so I could get 38mm hole saw in. Cut the baffle out and then welded a 42mm piece of pipe onto the hole so it looks a bit tidier. Gave it all a blast with some black vht paint and she sounds like a good un. Just got to swap the main...
  4. AT with Ural fitted

    Africa Twin
    Some folks may be interested to see the Ural chair which has recently been fitted to my trusty @, supplied & fitted by sidecar specialist Watsonian who fabricated a bespoke sub-frame which connects the Ural chassis to the bike's frame. Watsonian gave me some good tuition before we rode the 200...
  5. ULEZ anyone?

    Dominator / FMX
    Have we noticed any affect on the value of pre 01/07/2007 bikes, especially in the South East? I had a plan to get a post July 2007 FMX (there are few around) and re-frame a Vigor into it, but in the end gave up and went with an August 2007 XT660R instead.
  6. kick starter

    Hi Guys need a bit of help, i have an Xl500r 1982 & i have had it for over ten years, but have since got the urge back to ride her again, no i was trying to kick her over after changing the CDI unit & gave her a freshen up with new plug & oil + filter etc etc, now this issue is when i went to...
  7. XL650V lose power when driving in hard sidewind

    Hello everybody, and greetings from Finland! I have been reading a lot in this forums before, but today I decided to make my own profile. (Sorry my english) Today happened something that has happened to me once before. I drove my XL650V in hard sidewind. I think I can call it a storm. In the...
  8. Bloody Ell

    Dominator / FMX
    Hmm, Just debaffled my Vigor using a 64mm holesaw, not been able to do the 175 carb jet mod today...... But gave her a quick run out. Unsure if I like the loudness? Will get round to doing the 175 jet next week but think I may get some DB killers made, not quite sure yet. Had straight throughs...
  9. Piggy back to the Pyrenees.

    After a bit of a stressful few days we finally made it to Gavarnie. 5th gear on the motorhome gave up the ghost. Here's a couple o piccys. Dont blame me for the colour of the harness as it was picked out by the good lady Bill. Nick. Sent from my LG-H815 using Tapatalk
  10. Looking forward to next week.

    Dominator / FMX
    I am soooo looking forward to next week. I havnt been out on my Dommie scrambler in ages because I got fed up of taking my carb on and off to try and get the jetting sorted after my modifications. I couldnt get it quite right so I gave up. I bought a 41mm Keihin flatside carb for it a while ago...
  11. newbie says hello

    hi all thought i would say hello and post a pic of my new project thats if pic works first thing i need to do is get the key to turn in the ignition lock as it wont budge and now having seen the ebay gumtree tread think i may have paid too much was covered in moss but people i got off gave it...
  12. Exhaust can for africa twin

    Africa Twin
    hi guys. i have a 1998 africa twin and the original exhaust is leaking so i would like to put a race can on it to hear the proper sound of the v twin. a friend gave me a can off a vfr 400, would it suit as i dont want it to effect its performance. also i need a barrel for one of the front forks...
  13. Quick fix.

    My son has just sold his moped and gave me half his money to pay me back the cash I loaned him to buy this last year. He hasnt taken his test yet so were going to change all the control cables ,new brakes and a chain and sprocket set. The tank is off and under going electrolysis and you wont...
  14. Old Paris-Dakar videos - does anyone want them?

    Africa Twin
    I have about eight VHS tapes of the Paris-Dakar rally that my dad gave me. They are all recorded from the TV. Mostly from the 1990s. After I have watched them, does anyone want them?
  15. She scrubs up well!

    It's been about 5 months since the Alp has had a decent clean so I thought that I'd give her a treat this afternoon. I spent 2 1/2 to 3 hours cleaning off 5000 miles of crud and low and behold I can now see what the original colour is :). I gave the chain a bit of lube and also fitted some...
  16. Skived a day off work recently

    My Mate Allan called me a couple of weeks back and we both bunked off work to go paragliding at Rhossili. Got there and no one in sight. Conditions were good so we gave it a go. Allan filmed it on his gopro and made a great job of editing. This sums up the whole game perfectly, me on the orange...
  17. Hello all.

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hello all. It's time I introduced myself. My name is Gary and I purchased a 1988 XRV650 RD03 earlier this year. I'd like to thank you all. Your forum has been a great help to me with your advice and gave me some pointers when looking at buying. I had 2 motorbike posters as a lad. One is was a...
  18. 2002 Chugging as the Revs Go up

    Africa Twin
    Morning, I was taking my bike for a service yesterday, as a relatively new owner I was taking it in to get the fluids done, spark plugs etc along with new sprockets and a chain. On the way down the road I came off a RTB and gave her a twist of the wrist, it started chugging and choking at...
  19. Transalp 700 will not start after the break

    Hello everyone, I'm on the road and appeared to be less of a problem? Transalp 700 after a short break will not start,when i gave him throttle start up ... or if wait about 20 minutes start normal. I apologize for the bad language
  20. Datatool issues

    Mechanical Advice
    Has anyone had much experience with Datatool alarms? Specifically the System 3. I've not heard good things about Datatool alarms but tbh mine seems to be working fine, and its declared on my insurance so I do want to use it. My problem is that my bike's previous owner selfishly left no note of...