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  1. XR
    Hi guys I've not posted for ages, I've been a touch busy with other bikes/hobbies/diy and life. I've also not ridden my XR for some time due to pain in my right foot as I found kicking it over was far from comfortable, even with an enduro boot on. Today I go the results from the doctor...
  2. Africa Twin
    Well the old girl will be stripped and a complete overhaul undertaken around the end of March. Now the original radiators are in a poor state but not leaking the fins are bent ect ect .... So does any of you out there have any experience with the alley ones from say Czech Republic or the...
  3. Africa Twin
    Hi all, Greeting from the west coast of the US. I have been lucky enough to import a 1997 TA. The motor was blown and I'm starting the rebuild process. I need to press the crank shells out of the case and I was wondering what people are using or any tricks. I was planning on turning a pressing...
  4. Africa Twin
    Ok so over the last 4 years and 30k this time of year the old girl runs about 55-65 degree according to me RR KATO digi temp sensor to the point were i cover the rads up to get it to around 80 in winter. Now all of a sudden it upto 80-90 degrees with nothing covering the rads :???: Now the...
  5. Transalp
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2SzlJjwL68 hears an old girl I would love an old friend from years ago that I haven't even seen since 89 rode with a 1% club in the late 70 he had one of these with ape hanger bars at the time . very interesting bloke to chat with very mechanically minded used...
  6. Africa Twin
    Help . Fired my old girl up the other day and left her running for half an hour and she chucked her water out ! is this common ? or , has the thermostat broke.
  7. Transalp
    At tomorrow's pub night in the village hall, £2.50 a pint, they have decided to have a bike themed night. I thought Id better give the old Alp a bit of a spruce up. First clean for about 4-5 months. Must say she still looks pretty good. ? Nick. Sent from my LG-H815 using Tapatalk
  8. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Welcome :compress: We are brothers from Poland currently live in Peterborough , fascinated by adventures and no ordinary way of life. My name is Marcin(34) and my brothers name is Pawel(33 ) BIKES ----> Currently looking for Transalp 600 or 650 ( june - buying deadline cause i am going...
  9. eBay - Africa Twin
    Time for the old girl to move on. :( 1997 HONDA XRV750V AFRICA TWIN | eBay
  10. For Sale / Wanted
    Hi, don't know if any of you guys can help me ? Looking for a good used front cylinder head complete With valves, cam etc to finish the old girl off and have her back on the road for the first time in 12 years all other work done. Happy to pay good money for the right parts. Thanks
  11. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    I've recently brought a 1982 XL 250 R, the old girl is in rough condition but all there, it will stay mostly in its working clothes, though I intend to get her back on the road.
  12. Transalp
    Forgive me as I have sinned. Checked the Alps oil 'tother day & it looked darkish, checked in my service record - September 2011 it was last done. Oops! It seems that I have been so preoccupied with meddling with the shinier stuff coming & going that I have been neglecting Old Faithful. Oil...
  13. Transalp
    Finding an annoying problem with my 700 TA of late. If I do a sharpish right turn the old girl just dies on me. No probs on roundabouts, only sharp rights, into my drive or parking spaces. Happening quite often. No difference if fuel is full, empty or anywhere in between. Hot cold dry wet, no...
  14. Africa Twin
    Hi fellow riders, just signed up for this forum. Currently on a long trip - so far from Denmark to Cambodia :) I need to changed oil again, but are not sure if this oil is ok. In the manuals it says API grade E ,F or G. This one is API grade SL - is that ok? I dont have a lot of choices here...
  15. Yamaha
    I am currently in Spain until April 2015 and using an XT350, it's going well but I think some of the really rough tracks are taking their toll on the old girl. So for our next sojourn in October 2015 I will be getting another bike but I am not sure which one. Any one owned both the XT600E and...
  16. Africa Twin
    Hi lads! I'm currently doing the big loop around northern Vietnam, and I've been riding on super dusty roads for about 10 days now. The big girl is starting to run slightly rough, and I'm thinking the airfilter could use a cleaning. I have a Pipercross foam filter, which is easy to clean, but...
  17. Africa Twin
    My RD04 was cheap but she had lost a bit of her Razamataz! Well not any more, she's looking more like she was supposed to
  18. Transalp
    Hi Again members, I have replaced the faulty cdi unit and all appeared good, free reving was ok, went for a ride and the old girl is breaking down under load, I replaced the plugs but still same problem, when slowly bringing the revs up out of gear it has rough spots until it gets a fist full of...
  19. Africa Twin
    Looking for a fuse box that will take normal blade fuses. 4/5 way, trying to tidy the old girl up. What with sat nav, heated grips, optimate & spotlights it's a mess. What has everyone done/used?
  20. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Anybody tried these out ?? Went to order new boots for the old girl today, don't do Anakee 2's any more got this new Anakee 3 tyre. Looks like a fekin slick :( Completely different pattern. Supposed to be 90% road , 10% off ??? Not sure about this, been with Michelin for a while, ok the last...
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