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  1. Heavy clutch on Transalp 650

    Afternoon. My first post here. Just acquired a scruffy 2002 Transalp 650. However, all seems reasonably sound with history etc. However, clutch seems very heavy, even with new cable. Before I dismantle, any thoughts please? Perhaps just bunged up with crud from the past 36,000 miles?
  2. Vin build ID

    Africa Twin
    My first Post... I have just aquired an RD 03 vin # RD03 10004xx to keep my crf1000 dct company in the garage. It is 99% original but needs just a little care to make it excellent. Question.. Was this bike an early Japanese domestic build ? It does have a “speed” light and I think Japan...
  3. TA 650 02 Exhaust question.

    I had a look for another thread to tack this onto but they all seem quite old, so I'll ask on a new thread. My exhaust is leaking from the collector to tail section join. I'm pretty certain it's just the tail section that's rusted out but though I'd ask if the 650 collector outlet pipe has a...
  4. TouraTech travel event Ireland

    Meet Ups / Rideouts Anyone going to this?
  5. Parts replacement advice

    Hi, my Varadero as 115000kms on the odo and planing to make a 3200kms trip on it. Since I donno is history and by your experience what parts should I replace to garantie a safe journey? - Fuel pump - Manual cct - regulator thanks
  6. Wanted: F650gs Dakar wanted

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    F650gs Dakar wanted by private buyer. Must be good condition with history. PM with details please
  7. A Brief History of Mopeds

    Traditional mopeds are a part of motorcycle culture that is fast disappearing, rendered obsolete by changing laws and now kept alive mainly by the hard work of dedicated fans. The term ‘moped’ is now often used interchangeably with sub-50cc scooters, but the true original mopeds were quite...
  8. History of the Africa Twin

    Africa Twin
    For all the AT lovers out there! Ireland to South East Asia two up on a 89 Africa Twin 650. Updates Here:
  9. For Sale: 600cc Hornet

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Would anyone be interested in buying my Hornet? Will get pics up here later. It's a 2001 model in black with the bikini fairing and a top box. Lots of history with it and has mot until August(I think) sorned now as I have a VFR to play with. Would be looking for £995 for it?
  10. eBay: RD04 For Sale

    eBay - Africa Twin
    Does anyone know the history of this bike: Check out what I found. HONDA XRV750 AFRICA TWIN. CLASSIC ADVENTURE BIKE HONDA XRV750 AFRICA TWIN. CLASSIC ADVENTURE BIKE | eBay via @eBay_UK Been away from bikes for a few years (well ones that go) so any thoughts on price etc would be great :)
  11. How much d ya reckon?

    Africa Twin
    A rather nice 03 plate at on the bay, looks tidier & more realistically priced that the average AT you see, done 42k but has service history & mots. How much d ya reckon it'll go for? Never owned an AT! Phil
  12. Almost 11

    Here I am, alive on an island in the Middlesea. An island, a world, a history of conflict. It's almost eleven a.m.
  13. 11 Digit VIN Decoding – HELP!!!

    Hello All! So this is the frame VIN on my bike, I’m essentially just trying to identify all parts of it’s history and ID. I’ve got this far from a very helpful thread from “raoulserban”…. Can anybody help with the year and model?? Frame number is: M D 30 1 0 08064 M = CC with M up...
  14. Advice needed..

    :confused: new to forum so here goes... Got the chance to buy elefant 900, 1994. 34000km. Red silver colour scheme with some history. Bikes a bit tatty. Front barrel scored. Asking price £1100. Is this worth it.. Do I don't I buy. Ps how rare are the parts. Thanks
  15. Bike buying points

    I will be looking for a new (to me) bike and I was wonder if any one used a checklist to ensure they covered all aspects from bike condition to service history, willing to share?
  16. National history and science museum

    Africa Twin
    Anyone up for a ride down to visit the history museum on sunday
  17. Valve clearance check advice please.

    Africa Twin
    Hi, Just got my first AT and have a query about checking the valve clearances. The bike has 18k on it with service history. Up to 8k by a Honda dealer then independant after that. There's no record of the valve clearances being done.Even though the 8k service was done by a Honda dealer I don't...
  18. Ruben Faria official jacket

    Hi everyone,a friend of mine is auction an official KTM Red Bull Dakar jacket from Portugueserider Ruben Faria. This auction is for fundraising is son rehabilitation. You can visithis Facebook page to get to know is history: Jacketauction...
  19. New to the African Twin

    Africa Twin
    Hi. I have just bought a 1988 Africa Twin with 56000km on the clock. I am not new to biking but am to the Africa Twin. I think it's is in good nick, but would welcome any advice re some of the issues I've started to note. I'll post some images and start asking questions, if that's alright. I...
  20. 750 @ engine a step to far?

    Found this interesting site which charts the history of the 52 degree engine from VT500 to XRV750. Curious on your views on the following quote from this site; It has been broadly claimed, that the most effective use of the V-Twin 52o engine, is for the middle cubism motorbikes and that...