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  1. xrv rd07a engine codes

    Africa Twin Technical Specs
    I have a year 2000 RD 07a that has a hairline fissure in the engine case. I am looking for an engine. I just wondered why the engine code states rd04 while the frame is RD07. Are the crank cases the same on both models? Richtwin
  2. Wanted: RD07 Rear Disk

    XRV Swap Shop
    Anyone got one in decent Nick?, mine has hairline cracks.
  3. water pump

    Africa Twin
    hi lads got a leak on the water pump casing and what i need to no is if i take the water pump off do i need to drain the oil and is it a hard job to do.... also could the casing be alloy welded along the hairline crack... or has anyone got a quick guide in stages to taking the water pump off...
  4. Cracking front brake discs

    Africa Twin
    Cracking but unfortunately not in good way when finishing the MOT preparation at the weekend I noticed a small mark on the left disc between the outer and one of the vented holes on closer inspection this turned out to be a hairline crack that went all the way through to the inside of the disc...
  5. My Tall Rider Modifications to my 650 TA: Raise handlebars by 200mm and seat 100mm

    Here’s some photos of my 650 Transalp before I made any serious changes to it. Bog Stock 2003 Australia model. 20010-...
  6. For Sale: Transalp XL650 v4

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    I’m selling my Transalp XL650V4 2004. Taxed to MOT to end November, MOT to May 2013. I love the bike and it is in good condition and with a little tlc could be in very good condition, but a major life-style change means I must sell and cannot ride or provide elbow grease. It has one previous...
  7. Ride Safe - Parking A Pan

    Fortunately both rider and pillion are ok (bruised and battered and with a hairline fracture) Not sure what happened yet but it was on the way to Whitby and they had slowed down from 70 to 40mph. The Rider a mate of mine has only had it for a week! Now the nice weather is coming it doesn't need...
  8. A crack on my exhaust - welding?

    Africa Twin
    Hi I washed (shock horror) the AT the other day and noticed a hairline crack on my end can (Lazer Produro) where the oval section joins/becomes the round section at the engine end. Only about 1" long and not blowing, can it be welded? I know ... I had to be really close to see it ... I know, I...
  9. Watch out for EBC brake pad catastrophic failures

    Mechanical Advice
    I really hate EBC pads now. Look what I found when I removed the rear wheel to get a new tyre fitted: This is the second set of EBC pads I have experienced that have broken up. The last set was on a little Honda CB-1 where the entire pad material completely separated from the backing and...
  10. Xr 650 R Engine Casing Cracks Or Not ?

    Hi does anyone have small hairline looking cracks on their xr 650r coming right accross the sump from the righthand side of the engine ? Or is it just flacking of a coating of paint or laquer , i cant tell ..only had it a few days ....
  11. to tube or not to tube?

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Had a puncture today and am thinking of fitting a tube to my rear varadero tubeless wheel. Some people say its ok others say its not I have repaired the tyre with an internal patch but am not confident in it. And I dont like those bung repairs on bikes but have no doubts they work. I have used...
  12. Tripmeter

    Africa Twin
    Any of you guys know if Its possible to buy just the plastic outer shell of the tripmeter from Honda. I've noticed that the black plastic around the rubber buttons has started to craze, & today in noticed what appears to be a hairline crack starting to work its ways across the clear plastic...