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  1. For Sale: Beta Alp 4.0 2010 60 plate

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi, A friend is selling her 60 plate Beta Alp 4.0 in white, it has the Suzuki DR350 engine and suspension. the bike has done 1320 miles from new, to be honest the bike was too tall for her and because of this she drop it against a tree causing a new headlamp shroud and the front right corner...
  2. Output shaft,dry or greased?

    Africa Twin
    As the above question,do you leave the output shaft dry or lubed,on my newly acquired A/T I removed the front sprocket and checked the output shaft for wear before i bought it and it seemed o.k. i forgot to check the spline wear on the sprocket though so i did at the weekend and found it to be...
  3. original fork brace: actually useful for anything?

    Africa Twin
    The AT has a fork brace as OE, that inverted U shaped thing under the front mudguard. I was wondering if it's any use. I hate the bolts that fasten it -- and the plastic fork covers -- stupidly small and always want to seize solid even when greased up well and hardly tightened up. Would...
  4. Sold: XTZ660 Tenere

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    I fancy a mid weight 4 Cylinder bike again, so i've decided to sell my Ten' It's a 1992 3YF model with 70810 Kilometres (44256 miles) on the Clock. I have removed most of the aftermarket kit to sell seperately. This includes; Renthal 613 Bars (silver) Pannier frame Rails Centre Stand Much...
  5. Woohoo - nearly done!

    Africa Twin
    After my caliper conundrum I decided to refit the original calipers after a good clean etc. Braided hoses fitted, new rear pads fitted, everything greased and torqued up. Works a treat. All I need now is a front brake switch and then an MOT. Do I keep the spare calipers or sell?
  6. MOT fingers crossed!!

    Africa Twin
    Well, I've had a distinct lack of work since Christmas, which, fingers crossed, will change soon. The MOT and tax ran out on my much abused, long serving RD04 work mule last year, so it was time to give the old dog some much needed TLC, and book it in for an MOT, which is in an hours time. So...
  7. Nitron NTR Xtreme Shock for an RD07 / 07a

    Product Reviews
    The Honda OEM Standard Showa shock – has an 85 nm spring rate, 80mm travel on the piston ( I have been using 55mm of this), no adjustments apart from spring preload for ride height adjustment. The spring rate on any spring remains the same when compressed or unloaded The standard shock is...
  8. Daft question - how to clean the AT?

    Africa Twin
    Feel a bit stupid as have had bikes for 25 years but want to clean the AT a different way and thought I'd check beforehand on here to avoid making a silly mistake Want to use my power washer BUT NOT ON FULL BLAST mode. I know about not blasting the grease out of joints etc. Whilst cleaning the...
  9. Front brake lever free play (stop light staying on)

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I've just found a problem with my front brake lever, I can't dial out the free play by using the adjuster on the lever and I'm not sure if the the problem is down to the master cylinder or not. There is quite a bit of lever movement before the knocker hits the end of the M Cyl piston...
  10. Sold: Yamaha XTZ 660

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Madness from me, maybe. But was suggested by someone elseto have a decision made for me. Obviously got the TA up as well which is stillplaying on my mind.Mainly due to the fact I have ridden the TA to work and outand about and love riding it !! I do think Im genuinely a "Honda"man, but the...
  11. How far do you ride?

    Chatter
    OK, so I've bought this new bike called an Africa Twin. I remember the days, not so long ago, that they were new in the dealers. Oh I wish I had the money then to buy a new one, but I didn't! So all these years later I'm working on my new bike, trying to give it a new lease of life treating it...
  12. 10 years with my Africa Twin

    Africa Twin
    May be of interest to @ owners - it's 10 years ago today I picked up my new @ from my local Honda dealer, Kent Motorcycles near Canterbury. What are my thoughts on @ ownership over this time? Well, it's been a happy relationship with the bike proving reliable and extremely durable over the...
  13. Finished...

    XR
    Last November, I bought another XR250 (after owning 4-5 previously and having sold my last one in 2004) after realising they are probably one of the best trailbikes ever made Simple, robust and with some nice Honda-esque touches, like KYB fully adjustable suspension, Nissin brakes, DID rims...
  14. 1983 XL600R...on the road..yay!

    XL
    Bought this French import last month,in pretty good condition,fitted new tyres,head races,sorted bodged electrics,stripped and re greased swingarm and got it UK registered. First test ride today and it goes brilliantly!...woohooo [/IMG]
  15. Steering Head Bearings

    Africa Twin
    Ok as some of you know ive been sorting out my AT RD07a , i removed the steering head bearings , the ball bearings in a steel race i cleaned them and greased them up and poped them beck in. If i do the to the correct torque im still getting movement in the forks so now ive over tightened them...
  16. Sidepanel lug fix

    Bodgers Corner
    These lugs snap so easily and have one missing on the TA and thought I would try and get someting done to help keeping it in place. Heres the one that needed looking at And this is where it flaps about loose Small bolt looks like it will fit Used a Urethane adehesive given to me by a mate...
  17. For Sale: Selling my Africa Twin.

    For Sale / Wanted
    I have the chance of a very nice 955 Tiger so it looks like the AT will have to go.Its an RD07a,1999 bike,MOT till Xmas,tax till Jan 2013,39000 miles.Crashbars,heated grips powered by a switched relay so no leaving them on by mistake,chain oiler,Hel stainless hoses.Seat modified by GA Wells at...
  18. Speedo problem

    Transalp
    Has stopped working so have checked the cable attachment to clocks, no problem there. Have had the white plastic bit that goes in the black piece which attaches into the wheel hub that spins, which was worn at the bottom and also some of knurling and replaced it with a spare. Put the grease...
  19. Swingarm removal

    Transalp
    Have read a couple of threads on here about swingarm removal. Just have one Q however. To get the swingarm bolt out the bike is on its centre stand, do I also need to take any weight off the engine also with a jack or something. I wasnt going to remove it, but as advised and not knowing how long...
  20. uneven rear pad wear and which way round does the pad spring go?

    Transalp
    The rear brake pads on my TA have worn unevenly, and I mean very unevenly. The piston side is nearly worn out, the sliding side is barely worn at all. Pads have done an awful lot miles getting on for 50,000 (the first set did over 50K and still had meat on them when repalced with this set). I...
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