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  1. YSS Rear Shock on 600 Alp - Anyone tried one?

    Transalp
    Thinking of spoiling the old machine and replacing the 21year old rear shock. The YSS units that Wemoto sell seem to get great reports when fitted to the little CRF250L, so I was thinking of trying one out. Anyone on here tried one on a 600 Alp? I have prices up a Wilbers for it as well -...
  2. PD06 1996 engine in a 1987 Bike

    Transalp
    Hello all, My tranny just died while out in spain, the con rod snapped appaently! I have my eye on a 1996 PD06 engine to replace the old one. I hear that the 1996 engines had a "new whole electronic (TCI) ignition system (new ignition unit, new impulse ignition coils, new ignition advance...
  3. Suitable tyres

    Transalp
    Hello, I am wondering which tyres others use that would give good onroad and offroad performance. I apologize that I cant tell you what's on her now as i didn't look when i bought her recently though they are road tyres.... I did a small spin up a forest track last week and was quite impressed...
  4. Which dual tyre

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Hello, I am wondering which tyres others use that would give good road and offroad performance. I apologize that I cant tell you what's on her now as i didn't look when i bought her recently. I did a small spin up a forest track last week and was quite impressed, but i felt a little bit more...
  5. 1985 XR350 Engine.

    XR
    Hello Chaps. I've just taken delivery of a tired 1985 XR350, which is currently fitted with a 250 motor complete with a race head! My challenge is to do a complete restoration on it and also find a 350 in one piece if possible, or I'll have to build one from scratch using new and second hand...
  6. Hello - New Member

    Transalp
    Hello All. This is my first post on this forum so i would like to introduce myself. Coming from a Fazer 600 to a Transalp 700 2013 and I am excited to hear all your experiences and knowledge and share my ones as much. I am living in Ireland for the past 17 years and been riding only for the past...
  7. 1972 Honda XL250 Motosport - Kickstarter assembly problem - Need Help! (See Video)

    XL
    Hello, I've recently acquired a 1972 Honda XL250 Motosport and am currently restoring the bike. Before breaking the bike down, I noticed when kick starting the bike that it would make a sound (something like a crude click) and almost feel like it 'gave way' or was 'stripping/slipping' (for lack...
  8. Rear Wheel From 98 RD04 fitting an RD03 88?

    Africa Twin Technical Specs
    Hi all, My Rear wheel of my 88 RD03 has serious rim rot and the bike won't get through an MOT. I've been trying to source a new rear wheel but had no luck. I have found a rear wheel from a 1998 model and wondering if it would fit? Thought I'd ask hear for advice. My other route is to get a...
  9. strange clicking sound

    Dominator / FMX
    i have just rebuilt my 92 dommie top end new followers,oilpump disaster. I have fitted everything back as itshould be however when turning the motor over on the crank to find the T mark. As i rotate the crank i can hear a "click" is this the cam actuating the decrompression plunger? should i be...
  10. gear indicator on xl700

    XL
    Hello all. Glad to be hear. Just bought this gear indicator. is it possible to install on the Transalp (xl700) (two thousand & eight model) and if yes, HOW. thanks for your anticipated responses. homms.
  11. Clicking noise from enginr

    Africa Twin
    Hello co-africans i have a problem. When mybike is on neutral and only on neutral and only when its cold and I pull the throttle I hear a clicking noise coming from the bottom right of the engine It stops after 10 minutes when the bike is better warmed. Should i worry cause i am frightened as a...
  12. radiator question

    Transalp
    My 700 has always run a bit hot. I am thinking about swapping those 2 tiny radiators for a single large one. My question is would it be a simple swap or is there anything there to stop me doing it, some technical reason? I guess radiators are pretty simple but would like to hear from someone who...
  13. Valve Clearances and Cam Chain Tensioners

    Varadero
    After having a 2002 carb'd Vara, I bought one of the last Varaderos in 2014 (manufactured 2011) and now it has done 27,400 mainly on long trips around Europe. I was just wondering how long the CCTs are good for? I don't hear any nasty rattles or anything so I'm just wondering whether it's a good...
  14. Burn baby burn

    Transalp
    Burn baby burn - regulator? Dear all I have an issue where the wired connection between the stator and regulator/rectifier on my XL650 Transalp has torched itself. The damage means that quite a lot of the original cable will need to be replaced. What I would like help with is around how best...
  15. RD03 (650) Brake Discs - Where to find replacments

    Africa Twin
    A bit of advice/help would be gratefully received here. I'm trying to find front and rear discs for the XRV 650. I haven't had much luck finding anything good, my primary concern is most aftermarket discs are a single piece, where the OEM appear to be floating (perhaps due to a risk of...
  16. Catweasel - '91 RD04

    Africa Twin
    Hi, I am Catweasel's brother, here as I've inherited his 91 RD04 - Tim had a heart attack whilst cycling near his home in Vienna on May 14th. Sadly he never regained consciousness and officially died on the 16 th aged 49. I have just brought his RD04 back from Ausria and will be registering...
  17. bike been unused for about 1.5 years

    Dominator / FMX
    As stated above my 89 dominator engined special has gone unused for about 1.5 years apart from starting it about 6 months ago. Today I dragged it out and after charging the battery tried to start in.i could hear the relay click in but the starter did not spin.Thinking the battery was suspect I...
  18. custom transalps post them up here please

    Transalp
  19. What bike after Transalp?

    Transalp
    Hi! I am a happy owner of a '97 Transalp 600 PD10, with 57k kms on it and of course still going strong. In the next year I am planning to swap it for a newer bike with similar riding characteristics, but I seem to struggle to see what the obvious choice is. - I was first thinking Transalp 700...
  20. A little trailling ?

    Other Honda
    I've just returned from a few days in Bruges.... wonderful city, well worth a visit (and the Belgian beer's good too!). the young person's transport of choice appears to be.... ... it's essential that a sporty exhaust can, sans baffle, is fitted! You can hear them coming half-a-mile away ;)...
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