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  1. Design Fault with Front wheel Axle Holder

    Transalp
    Was doing a routine check and found that the front axle holder was broken and the nuts on the studs were so loose that they could come off by hand. Anyway as I do not have torque wrench I managed to snap 1 stud off and then was trying to put a temporary support plate which caused the other stud...
  2. newbie from Devon! Here begins the saga of my home mechanics!

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Here she is, called Fujin after the Shinto god of wind...or Fudge to her friends Was an insurance write off when I bought her but put a few hours in getting her shipshape - just battling a fuel(?) issue then heading out to Croatia in May. When I've finished fiddling I look forward to meeting...
  3. Christmas greetigs

    Chatter
    I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all where ever you may be in the real world a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous and peaceful new year from myself and my lad here in Denmark. Glaedilig jul of godt nytår.:thumbup:
  4. RD07 - Rear hub collar: design flaw?

    Africa Twin
    Hi Gents, In May I have done a beautiful trip through Germany and return (2000km). Before leaving I changed a rear tyre and was surprised to hear a bearing was starting to fail. I was sure they did not have much mileage (and I bought and rebuilt the wheel 2 years ago). I thought they wanedt to...
  5. broken bolt extrators

    Tools
    Hi just thought i'd share with you my experience with these. About 6 months ago i decided to change the glow plugs in my 20 year old toyota as it was taking a bit longer to start than normal and the unthinkable happened i snapped one of the plugs :( there was a hole in what was left of the plug...
  6. newbie, stitched up like a kipper!

    Transalp
    Ok guys firstly hello. Always wanted a transalp and sorted funds together and bought a nice early 600 off eBay. Slightly modified less fairing nice paint trail style mudguard, previous owner has spent a lot of time and money. Guy seemed fine etc etc, bike was in my price range and bought...
  7. Problems with my RD07a- Tried everything, about to give up..Black smoke, smells fuel

    Africa Twin
    Hi all! My first post on this forum, been lurking about for awhile though. My name is Magnus and Im from Sweden. My english might be hard to understand sometimes, but i will do my best! :p So, here it goes! Bought my dreambike last october. A 2000 Africa twin, red, blue and white. 350000 km...
  8. Transalp 700 front fender / mud guard

    Transalp
    i have seen som xl700 pics with a different front fender. i think its from touratech, but i can't find anything on their website. anyone godt any info on this???
  9. Clutch rattle on side stand

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, Yes, I know the clutch rattling is a very common theme, but on mine I hear a god-awful rattle when the bike is on the side stand. When placed upright or slightly right leaning, the sound goes away. The only thing I can think of is the chain driving the oil pump is loose enough to rattle...
  10. i gave my old transalp it's annual wash yesterday LOL

    Transalp
    it took hours at a leisurely pace with cups of coffee smoking fags and sitting chatting with my mammy who was 88 last week who's house I done it at for a bit of peace (last year I done it out front of my house on a real hot day I had my shirt off to get a bit of sun on my bones and and i...
  11. Removing the RD04 bash plates - advice needed

    Africa Twin
    RD04 tinkering/service - advice needed So I finally started work on the RD04 today...well, me and Mr.Haynes. Here's my to-do list.. Stuff requiring removal of petrol tank check/replace spark plugs (all of them) - tidy up the garmin cables - have a general poke around check out the choke...
  12. Honda VFR800 Crossrunner vs Yamaha 900 Tracer

    Yamaha
    Hi all, while waiting for my new Africa Twin to turn up (spoke to Honda Ecosse today, confirmed I'll get the first one in)I decided to have a look around at what's out there that interests me as I feel the need! I've still got my Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer which I love to bits and am heading to...
  13. Arrow Paris Dakar Exhaust

    Africa Twin
    Well after what seems like an age, I've finally bit the bullet and bought an aftermarket exhaust. Tuesday night after a few Ciders (maybe I shouldn't have):lol:, I went online and ordered an Arrow Paris Dakar exhaust from Rugged Roads. I left a note on my door asking for it to be put round the...
  14. Urgent!! I have a need for a R/H side panel

    Dominator / FMX
    Urgent!! I have a need for a R/H side panel I lost one out on a run! Why it came off God only knows! But anyway my dommie is J reg RD02 so 1992 I purchased another side panel off eBay but it didn't fit even though it advertised as 92-98 so I am after a side panel any colour to fit the version...
  15. Wanted: R/H Side Panel Wanted

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Urgent!! I have a need for a R/H side panel I lost one out on a run! Why it came off God only knows! But anyway my dommie is J reg RD02 so 1992 I purchased another side panel off eBay but it didn't fit even though it advertised as 92-98 so I am after a side panel any colour to fit the version...
  16. Looking for snow on an Elefant!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, a great finish to a long weekend, took my old Elefant out for a run today, see if I could find some snow! I headed up Speyside to "The Mountain", Cairngorm. So Elgin, over the hill by Dallas to Knockando, follow the Spey, through Grantown then back road by Nethy Bridge to Coylum bridge...
  17. winter ride-out

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    i thought i'd share some pics of a ride out i went on organised by a bike club in almeria yesterday. i went with my babysitter juan but this time he took his transalp on knobblies instead of his xr so we both could have the same laughs! two shiney and a bit out of place bikes in the morning...
  18. 2014 Bike Related Tales & Wisdom

    Chatter
    Merry Christmas to Everyone With Christmas Day knocking on our doors (or chimney's) and the New Year not so far away, I thought I'd start a thread about the year we're just about to leave behind. 2014 has perhaps been a good year for some, and a bad or sad years for others unfortunately. So...
  19. clean shave

    Chatter
    I recently found agin in a box of bits and pieces my fathers old safety razor after not seeing it for a good few years . I used to use it back in the late 90's was the last time I remember . I decided to give it a go agin and I bought 2 5blade packets of Wilkinson sword classic blades for 2.80...
  20. Honda XRV750 Africa Twin V's Cagiva 750 Elefant

    Africa Twin
    Well, those who know me, will know I'm on my seventh Honda Africa twin, third RD04, also four RD07's, over 100k miles on XRV750 Hondas! Just love those V Twins! I decided to take on an old Ducati powered Cagiva 705e Elefant that had been in storage for over eight yrs and reinstate it to the...
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