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  1. Rear brake lever spline compatible / interchangeable .... ?

    I'd like to experiment with a modification to the rear brake lever of my XL700 Transalp but want to keep my original lever in case it goes horribly wrong! Are the splines the same across the different Transalp models (or any other Hondas)? This would open up the choice of spare parts/price...
  2. This Is An Interesting Dominator

    Dominator / FMX
    I have no idea if this has been posted before, but, imho, its impressive for a Dominator and in same bike colours as mine too :) Website below Honda Dominator
  3. Honda designs new adventure bike?

    Transalp And whilst this motorcycle doesn’t ape back to the glory days of Honda’s early Adventure motorbikes like a Transalp or an XR, it does ape the styling and key selling points of that original German bike from...
  4. XL 600 18L Acerbis Tank

    What's it worth?
    I mistakenly bought a tank, it was described as fitting an XT600 Yam, it doesn't - Its an Acerbis Tank and has 1835 stamped underneath, 18L twin taps, and it was described as fitting as a Honda XL600 - though I'm not sure what year, I think 88 ish. Here's a pic - the one I have is in black - and...
  5. Bimble up to the David Silvers Honda Museum in Suffolk

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Bimbled up the south Suffolk coast to DS via Bawdsey Manor (hush hush WW2 Radar develpment place), Orford, Aldeburgh, Leiston, Orwell Bridge and Pin Mill... Wrote a stern note in the museum's comments book complaining about lack of a representative Firestorm & SPs, Africa Twins & Transalps...
  6. changing gear need help

    Africa Twin
    hi i have a problem need help.. i have changed drive sprockets and chain..i used hondas front sprocket with gold did chain, sprox rear sprocket.. i have adjusted chain leaving plenty of slack 75mm so chain nearly touches rear swing arm.. but i cant change into third gear and can hear a horrible...
  7. XR250R/XLR250/BAJA oil cooler

    hi,i have a low milage import '94 xlr250 very similar to the pic on the haynes cover,in good straight unmolested and sound condition,as always there will be a few questions which i know will be answered here,in order of what i feel is most important, 1,my bike is the non battery/non oilcooler...
  8. alternatine front wheels

    Dominator / FMX
    sorry if this has been covered elsewhere but I have just aquired a dominator engined sidecar,it seems that a solo was used as a donor bike.The wheels are definitely dominator but the front one is 17" which may be fine on the road but i want to use it green laning and would like to change to 21"...
  9. Advice on buying a RD03

    Africa Twin
    I have been restoring and rebuilding old Hondas for many years - mainly SOHC4's. Now is the time to have a project with a XRV650 RD03 from 1988. I have the opportunity to buy and 1989 AT XRV650 RD03 with 91000 kms on the clock. I have absolutely no experience with XRV's og XLv's so before...
  10. Hand guards

    Africa Twin
    I've searched the forum but can't find a definitive answer. I'm after some hand guards for my RD03. I'd like the perch mounted ones as handlebar space is a bit tight. I've always thought the originals look a bit clunky, but more critically even David Silver want £71 plus delivery for a pair. Can...
  11. New, Hello Rd03

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, just picked up my new bike from a friend . I believe it was sold to him from somebody off here . After that sale my friend fitted a new clutch , cables ,service and had the carbs stripped rebuilt and balanced . He then set out across europe on it last summer . Unfortunately his trip got...
  12. small bike for touring advice

    Hello I wanted the forums advice on a choice of smaller bikes for touring. Being retired I don’t have time constraints, the desire to go fast and I need to think about economy. My favoured choices just now are both Hondas a crf250l and a xr125l I am 16 stone and would be carrying perhaps...
  13. Porn - shouldn't be allowed

    Tribute to Paris Dakar Rally - YouTube (Stick with it, the Hondas and Yamahas are in there, plus some gorgeous-looking Suzukis!)
  14. Honda's reputation in the balance !!

    Shock, horror! My TA had a problem yesterday!! Honda's reputation was in tatters. One of the rear indicators stopped working. A blown bulb, I thought, but as I jiggled it, it started working again, so crisis over and Hondas reputation is intact ! If only other manufacturers could match it.
  15. Motogp Well done Cal!

    Another podium for the boy. Lets get Scott Redding in there and give em a couple of Repsol Hondas? Shame about Bradleys finger. That looked nasty!
  16. Bad riding West Coast style

    Last Friday, I was coming back home from the west, travelling in my vectra between Kyle of Lochalsh, Glen Carron and Garve. After hooning around the single track bit ( gotta love that section :thumbright: I got onto the long straights before Achnasheen. Looked in my mirror, saw a long line of...
  17. Africa Twin and XR400 on Hampshire byways

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    hi all, being a Bank Holiday in the UK today and with the sun shining - what better to do than a ride around in the country side. Glen and his Africa Twin came up towards my area to explore some of the local lanes and byways... here are the 2 ladies in question: most of the lanes were dry...
  18. special tools needed for swing arm?

    Dominator / FMX
    hola, re-greasing the swing arm bearings and possible fitting a grease nipple ( why isnt there one as standard?) is next on my list. i have heard some hondas have pre-loaded bearings needing a special tool to remove. does a dominator have that or just old school bearings and spindle. thank you.
  19. RD 03 fuel tap/pipe

    Africa Twin
    Don't know how these forums work particularly so am risking a "New thread"? Had/have an issue with the @ misfiring popping and now running like a 350. Stripped her down to "getattable" status and have discovered horrible gummy brown mess around left fuel tap. also discovered a section of fuel...
  20. Trying to help Dad.

    So for the last year Iv'e been storing my Dad's Jinlun 125-11 in my garage as he has been unable to ride. With new addition on my KTM adventure I need to clear some space in the garage so i need to sell dads bike . However Its got an oil leak and won't pass its MOT as it is i'm sure, but can I...