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  1. Parts list wanted.

    Africa Twin
    Hi Guys, I am in the middle of deciding whether to replace an output shaft on the AT, XRV750 - 2002. Can anyone give me a list of the parts I need to order, gaskets etc to do this job? - gonna use the VT750 shaft. Also is there anything else worth doing whilst I have the engine in pieces?
  2. What XRV seat is this?

    Africa Twin
    Hi Lads, I recently sold my old CB400 and the dude who bought it from me said he had a XRV seat that he was gonna give me because it was laying around. Its definitely not for my RD07. Anyone recognize it? https://imgur.com/a/s6gbPf7 Thanks, Aido.
  3. Vfr 800 FI into a RD03

    Africa Twin
    Just wondering what my options are for an engine swap. My RD03 (650) is comming on to 95000km and its time to replace cam chains & tensioners..... Can get my hands on a VFR 800 FI for a fair price (way less than what the cam chain adventures gonna cost)...........
  4. Hello From Canada

    Transalp Technical Specs
    New to this forum and just picked up a poorly looked after 87 Transalp. I owned one in 1987 and it is what really got me into adventure riding. This one is gonna need some love and that's where you guys come in. I have a odd collection of bikes in the garage right now but this transalp is...
  5. Replacement engine Transalp '87, which fits?

    Transalp
    I bought a '87 Transalp and is possibly needs another engine (front cilinder has 0 compression and is 'rattling'). I'm gonna pull the engine out anyway to check out the condition, but I'm not too positive. This Transalp has the black engine, do the newer gray engines also fit?
  6. 1st Spain Trip

    Transalp
    Hello All, longtime lurker first time posting. Had my Transalp since Christmas, just taken my first ever road trip to Spain, pulled in to Salamanca and after parking up look what was next to me. Knew it was gonna be a good trip then! Met loads of other bikers and everyone agreed the roads are...
  7. Need help with fork conversion

    XR
    Hi everyone got myself a 2000 plate xr 400, it's had a crf fork conversion done. Now my question is can someone help me please and measure from the ground to say the dip stick or somewhere. I want to make sure that due to the forks being changed when I'm checking the oil it's accurate and...
  8. DIY ALU Panniers and Top Box

    Africa Twin
    Well,I just turned 40 and went out and bought myself a TIG Welder in Fairyhouse Market as a present to myself today. This will be the thread for my build. I've never welded before, so this is gonna be a steep learning curve. Thought I'd start the thread by hopefully giving you all a bit of a...
  9. Leukemia Busters at Matterley 26 July

    Charity Events
    Hampshire motocross club are holding their Leukemia Busters Motocross event at the famous Matterley Basin in Winchester tomorrow (26th July) Adults - a fiver Kids under 14 - free All in a good cause as far as I'm concerned Scott Redding is gonna be there too apparently
  10. look after your chain

    Chatter
    Watch this drag bike run , the chain looks a bit tight when stationary but look at the slack under acceleration, ok a road bike is not quite gonna have the same effect but it just show https://youtu.be/u6ZsWwQ072E
  11. Hand guards, bark buster type

    Africa Twin
    I'm gonna get a new set of hand guards for my twin I want the bark busters type, anyone got any recommendations other than the real expensive bark busters?
  12. Your not gonna believe this.

    Dominator / FMX
    I went to the job centre today to try and get myself one of them job thingies. :clown::clown::clown: The guy in the job centre said sorry as he didnt have any that would suit my skill set and he asked me what would I like to do if I found my dream job. I told him that I would love to build bikes...
  13. Am I getting soft with old age?

    Chatter
    I just witnessed one of nicest things in my life. I was walking around a local market with a mate of mine when we were approached by a couple of teenagers and one of them said to my mate,"Hello dad"................(I thought we was gonna get mugged) My mate hadnt seen his sons in four years due...
  14. Cleaning AT wheels - eblow grease + ?

    Africa Twin
    As per subject line is there anything worth knowing when it comes to tarting up the wheels? Can I, for example, just take a brillo pad to them? Or wire wool? Or a toothbrush? Any do's and don'ts when it comes to chemicals? I've see some guys using brick cleaner, others use branded products...
  15. i have a TA and am thinking of getting a Varadero so....

    Varadero
    how do they compare size and weight wise? is the Vara gonna be much taller than my TA600? it's got to be heavier that's something I am sure of. anyone else gone from TA to Vara and can give me any idea of the differences? there is a Vara for sale in the local bikeshop you see and I think I...
  16. Rad Weld or not

    Mechanical Advice
    I have a very small coolant leak, so small that I don't know where it's coming from. Couple of spots of coolant on my right boot and a few splatters on the exhaust guard after a ride. I kind of know what I'm gonna do but would like to know folks opinions: a) put some Rad-Weld in the system...
  17. What size inline fuse for TomTom Rider v5 ?

    Accessories
    Got my new TomTom Rider v5 today and the hardwire charger for the permanent connection doesn't have an inline fuse So I'm gonna buy an inline fuse holder from ebay but what size fuse would you fit? Ta John
  18. AT starting problems.

    Africa Twin
    Hi everyone, I started to fix my AT back to driving condition after a few years break. I put new brake discs, fixed some minor issues etc. Now after recharging my battery I started trying to get it actually running. At first it didn`t really seem like it was gonna start at all. But after trying...
  19. Disappointing reply from Suusex Police regarding the theft of my bike ..

    Chatter
    My motorcycle theft update from Sussex Police = ..................................................................................................................... Dear Jon Nash, We will not be requesting that officers actively look for your motorcycle because we don't have the man power and...
  20. Kitped you gonna like this I hope

    Yamaha
    But it is nearly back on the road
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