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  1. Helping out a fellow biker

    Transalp
    Hi All....I am a bit of an older than average biker'ish bloke...Helped out a 17 year old broken down in today's dodgy wet weather...Anyway..short version...Do any of you guy's know about or also carry old fashion re-wireable fuse wire ? ? HE DIDN'T or does anyone carry a flattened long life...
  2. Help, XRV 750 (model year not clear) CDI/coil plugs different from new harness

    Africa Twin
    Hello, I've not done electrics on bikes before so have a mechanic here in Thailand helping me sort this out and we're stuck. We're redoing the wiring on a bike that's registered as a 1996 Africa Twin XRV 750. However '96 and on has the longer 17 digit serial numbers and this one has the 11...
  3. Fear and Loathing in Cricklewood

    Africa Twin
    Don't think I ever posted this here... 14th June 2003 It’s thirty degrees in the shade and I’m clad in Kevlar, Gore-Tex and leather. I’m already hot and bothered and as I enter the Willesden Junction branch of HSBC the sight of half a dozen loitering customers does little to cool me down. I’m...
  4. Urgent help required

    Transalp
    My friend recently tried helping me out when I needed a jump start due to flat battery, however when he connected up the jump leads to the battery he put them the wrong way round, and popped my electrics. Ive checked the fuses on the handle bars and they're all intact, however when I checked the...
  5. Spark plug question...

    Africa Twin
    So yesterday while the tank was off balancing the carbs, I realised I hadn't changed spark plugs in over 24k km's so in amongst all the chatting with a mate and helping him fit heated grips I changed all 4 plugs put the bike back together and all is good, running and ticking over just fine, go...
  6. Replacement pillion peg RD04

    Africa Twin
    My RD04 was pinched a while back. I got it back via the police which was a miracle. The right pillion peg was snapped off, hopefull when the theives broke arms crashing. I have just found myself a lovely pillion passenger, RD04 rear pegs are unavailable SH and I am ona tignh budget. So decided...
  7. Engine in...

    How to.....
    Any tips for getting the motor back in the frame chaps... Having a great time with mine... Have taken the rocker covers off for more clearance but still struggling... Hemp appreciated! Slidey
  8. My next bike project.

    Chatter
    I just got back from Germany visiting a mate who has had his Triumph T120 Tiger TR6 650 parked in his spare room for 20 yrs. He bought the bike in the USA and was promised it had a genuine 20000 miles on it..........They lied. He told me it was running fine the last time he rode it and it only...
  9. Magnetic sump plugs

    Mechanical Advice
    Ive just read a very old post about the use of magnetic sump plugs. May I offer a word of warning, Perhaps there are certain varieties that are better but in my experience they are far too weak. I know a couple of guys who managed to sheer them while installing. I did the same helping a friend...
  10. Hello

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hello XRV Forum, I signed here the other week in the hope that I could get funds together to purchase a certain bike which had been listed but alas I was not quick enough. Undeterred I am still on the hunt and determined to get a bike after many, many years without one. I did my bike test...
  11. help - photos needed for a rebuild RD07A

    Africa Twin
    help ! I am building an RD07A from parts of two bikes. Does anyone have photos of all the rubber pipework and where to connect it. Also photos of the wire attachments to the coils , just to make sure I dont wire up wrong. Finally I have a small metal part about 50mm long ,looks like a bracket...
  12. Writing a buyers guide.

    Africa Twin
    Hello all, I've decided to build an Africa Twin fan site as part of a web course I'm doing an am currently writing a buyers guide. I have an AT and have rebuilt a few but I didn't think of taking photos of all the common problems. I'm looking for good and bad examples of things like the...
  13. Border Reivers Raid - Plus One

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well, I've done some single finger typing about wot we down the other weekend . . . . . From the North-East they came, thundering down from the Glens into the hinterlands that make up . . . . Cumbria! and Yorkshire, of course! When LWR first posted this rally up I was not for attending...
  14. family delayed build but now back on it

    XL
    Hi all Being delayed by commitments meaning more time for more bits and pieces and hey bought a brand new honda packed battery box well chuffed. Still having some slight issuies with being busy at work hovever keeps my coppers being saved up in my bike account . Just thought I should touch base...
  15. WP Springs for RD03

    Africa Twin
    I'm having a hell of a time finding 5.4 or 5.6 springs for my 43mm front end over here in Germany. The length is 505mm. The front end is from a 2001 KTM 520 EXC. Anyone know of a good place to look? Google isn't helping much.
  16. GPS for Motorcycle

    Product Reviews
    For those that dont know there are many devices on the market now for helping you to navigate routes that you can plan from the comfort of your home. I have tested many of these and come up with a relatively cheap way compared to some. A Peaklife or Rage gps produced in China and can be bought...
  17. 1987 Transalp 600.

    Transalp
    My Transalp is sold and a guy from Kettering is picking it up tomorrow.Because ive been laid up through surgery for a few weeks my son has been helping me out doing a few jobs and recently changed the oil and filter on the Alp as he has been riding it to our yard when the weather has been...
  18. Overland Magazine at the NEC

    Chatter
    I'm guessing that you guys are up on this but just in case you aren't, Overland Magazine will be at the NEC and bless 'em, they are making space for motorcycle travel authors to be at the show with them. You can find out more on their website - who is going to be there when etc. But one I...
  19. Nice day - lets ride!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Just a few snaps from a run out today with youngest son. Into some hills we went, trying to find some sunshine. Nice run of around 170 miles, taking in the sights along the river Findhorn near it’s source, then onto and over some hills to the south of Inverness on a little road...
  20. Q: Brakes without pressure

    Mechanical Advice
    I'm helping a mate with his motorcycle. It's a Yamaha XV1100 Virago but that's not that essential. See, he had leaking front brake calipers, so he got a pair of fresh second hand set installed. In with new pads and all that, and filled the system up with fresh brake fluid. Then I came along...
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