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  1. Africa Twin
    Had a bit of a nightmare yesterday after installing new pistons reassembling the heads and getting the engine back in the frame quite nicely disaster struck. When torquing down the small 6mm bolt in the cylinder head it snapped like a bit of cheese. As usual this was the last bolt. To fit a...
  2. Africa Twin
    Hi Fellow XRV enthusiasts. Most of you are probably on your bike today as glorious weather but hopefully someone around to ask:) Replaced Headstock bearings on my RD04 (AT) and failed to make sufficient notes for reassembly. If anyone has a reassembly diagram then grateful, if not then good...
  3. Africa Twin
    I'm in Utah USA and need engine parts for my RD07 Can anyone suggest a parts source in the US or someone in UK / EU that ships to the US? References good or bad would be appreciated. Anyone who can suggest a good shop to do valve work on the heads here in the US would also be appreciated...
  4. Dominator / FMX
    Help please! I've set myself the task of replacing my rear brake pads but I've fallen at the first hurdle. I can't for the life of me see how to get the pad retaining pin out. I can't see any threads / hex heads like on my other bikes. I can just about see a tiny hole where I guess an r-clip...
  5. Africa Twin
    Hello all ! This winter i want to rebuild my beloved AT as it already eats some oil - about 1l/1000km or so. I bought 8 years ago an complete engine with about 35.000 km, or so the seller told me. Anyway, i kept this engine in storage for 8 years and before i`ll put it on my bike i wanted to...
  6. Transalp
    Has anybody attempted or know if it's possible to fit the 700 4 valve heads and barrels to a 650 Transalp ?
  7. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Just a quick heads up- a friend of mine is selling his XRV650 Name is John 07896 700043 If you look on ebay- its the only one there. Started off at £999, but I would say its got to be worth between £3300-4000, given the rarity & condition. Regards Rod p.s in the signature link at the bottom of...
  8. Africa Twin
    Just a heads up folks on this new gadget ive got to play with ... its a real time tracker £35 of fleabay .... ive got it for my van but can use it on bikes cars ect ect ... i did a bit of reading before i got it and there was mixed reports but for the money i took a punt...
  9. Transalp
    trying to remove the headstock bearing outer race on my 2010 700 from the headstock but the inner diameter of the outer race is bigger than the shoulder it sits on :( no edge at all to get to to knock them out. Any tips or tricks ?
  10. XL
    Honda XL125 points conversion to later CDI? I notice that the engine cover is different and of course the head. Can the magneto/cover and flywheel be made to fit ? Swap heads and thats about it. Anyone done this?
  11. Transalp
    Hi, Please would somebody give me an advice on changing the exhaust downpipes? I'm always worried I may shear off the lugs that screw into the cylinder heads when I'm undoing the domed nuts holding the flanges. Also, is there a work around to not having the gasket between the downpipe and the...
  12. Dominator / FMX
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  13. For Sale / Wanted
    Just a heads up. I've just ordered a brand new centre stand for the 650 Transalp, £85 shipped from Germany. It seemed to be a decent price, if anyone is looking for one. Sent from my SM-A320FL using Tapatalk
  14. Charity Calendar
    Hey lads, just a heads up.* Registration for this year's Paddy Dakar is open.* Dates are set for 29th Sept- 1st Oct.* Follow link to register.* https://endurancecui.active.com/even...ace?e=43499654 There is a ferry discount code for anyone coming across to join us. Cheers Sent from my...
  15. Chatter
    I need some advice. I have been offered a Yamaha TZR 250 from a mate as a project for jnr when he heads back to Technical College to start his third year of his bike mechanic education in september. I would like to know if there are any usb cameras available on the market that can be used to...
  16. XL
    I definitely want to buy a 650 LM. The only problem is that at around 50,000km, and often even less less, they all suffer from the cracked head syndrome. What are the options? Does Honda sells updated heads? Any other Honda engine will fit in replacement of the 600cc lump? Has a company found...
  17. Transalp
    Transalp 600 side pannier racks A quick heads up to everyone, I am selling these... http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/sale-wanted/156362-transalp-600-pannier-racks-2-givi-side-45-litre-panniers.html
  18. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    3rd Countrymen Rally, CumbriaHaggs Bank Bunkhouse and Campsite, Alston CA9 3LH, UK From Friday 12th to Sunday 14th May About this event It's time for our third attempt at a rally cum get together in Cumbria near Alston at Haggsbank bunkhouse and campsite...
  19. XL
    I am so eager to buy a good old 1988 XL600LM (1987 last year production), and I found several, but what keeps me from handing the cash is the dreaded cracked heads that RFVC motors seem to suffer from. And strangely, nobody knows the exact cause. Could be bad quality of oil. Could be starting...
  20. For Sale / Wanted
    I hope this is OK to list here but i have a lot of 1984/85 XL250 USED parts for sale. There are too many to list here but i have many engine parts from complete engines to barrels, heads, crankcase covers, clutch and gearbox parts, electrics, carbs, cables plus many more parts. Let me know if...
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