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  1. New member - 88 XL600v Transalp owner

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi everyone, Just bought an 88 XL600V Transalp to restore to its former glory!! Its in the best colours white, blues and gold wheels :toothy7:
  2. Part porn

    Africa Twin
    Got some new parts for my rebuild just thought i'd share a few pics. Dunno if i've gone mad with powdercoating fever but it looks very bling.:toothy8::toothy8::toothy8::toothy8::toothy8:
  3. Wanted: Rugged Roads Crashbars for RD03/RD04

    For Sale / Wanted
    Anyone have a used set of Rugged Roads crash bars they are willing to part with? :toothy9:
  4. Hello from Greece.

    Africa Twin
    Hello guys...i just sold my 650 transalp (modified with AT parts) to get a 2002 Africa. I must say. Im in LOVE !!!!!!!:toothy10::toothy10::toothy10:
  5. Drive chain oiler

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, just awaiting delivery of a 99 AT, I'm planning to fit a chain oiler and have used Scottoiler in the past, which oiler do you guys recommend? I always felt you were adjusting the scottoiler from filthy everything to no oil! Thanks in advance JTP
  6. Mechanic for servicing required - Stirling, Scotland

    Transalp
    Dear All, Can anyone recommend a good mechanic in the Stirling area who can give my Transalp a decent service ? It is currently immobile and I would like to get it roadworthy. Thanks in advance. GC
  7. Summer 2015 Bears, Fish eagles, beavers and painted ladies,,, Germany at its best

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Summer 2015 Bears, Fish eagles, beavers and painted ladies,,, Germany at its best. Fiona and myself decided our summer break this year would be to join our friends Pete and Debs on a tour of the Frankishche Schweiz area of Bayrouth, Germany. Peters parents live in Bamberg and his brother had...
  8. wheel bearings

    Mechanical Advice
    long story short I need to change my back tyre the wheel is too corroded to reuse so I am using a spare wheel I have . I pulled the seal on the bearings and there is a brown mess in there . I have watched youtube video on how to clean out the dirt with break cleaner tooth brush and compressed...
  9. RD04 - Benneton colours on A465 Abergavenny

    Spotted
    Was it you I was shouting at while we were waiting in the roadworks? I was on my Suzuki DR650 :toothy10:
  10. Tranny 700 fuel gauge instructions

    Transalp
    I have no handbook for my Transalp, can anyone just run me through the fuel gauge, I know the bars drop off as you use fuel, I have been down to one bar remaining, what happens next? Or do I just splutter to a halt...:lol: Also if anyone has an owners manual they don't want, I'm after...
  11. ADVScotland out west rally Strontian

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Well I might as well use Steve’s Pilgrimage theme:- on this Ride Report:- Strontian May 2015 - Steve Ts Ride Report Given the weather forecast the Lone Alford Pilgrim set off on the Southern Route to The Corran Ferry, and was rewarded by a sunny ride through Ballater , Braemar and a stunning...
  12. Any recommended firms to get a africa twin road legal again..

    Africa Twin
    Hi, My trusty AT has been 'stored' in the garage for a few years and is now in need of some TLC to get it road worthy, any ideas on who could do a part restoration on the bike? I have the time to ride it (back and forward to work) but not to get the bike roadworthy. Just looking for a bit more...
  13. Wanted: Rear shock

    For Sale / Wanted
    Looking for a healthy aftermarket rear shock for, my one and only, RD04. Nitron, Wilberts etc.
  14. Carb Cleaning (Blocked Jets) - Need some top tips!!

    Africa Twin
    RD07A is running like a dog, pretty sure it's blocked jets. I have read up, and it seems like it's going to be a total b1tch to try and get the carbs off and clean them up. Before I do so, are there any other top tips that might I might be able to try? I have tried carb cleaner and Redex and...
  15. Looking for snow on an Elefant!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all, a great finish to a long weekend, took my old Elefant out for a run today, see if I could find some snow! I headed up Speyside to "The Mountain", Cairngorm. So Elgin, over the hill by Dallas to Knockando, follow the Spey, through Grantown then back road by Nethy Bridge to Coylum bridge...
  16. Heed Engine Bars don't line up

    Transalp
    Hi all, has anyone else fitted these. The right side is no problem but the left side doesn't quite line up with the engine hole mounts. They're just a few mm off lining up. I'll have to get it milled out somewhere, just wondered if anyone else had come across this. Sorry about the poor photo...
  17. Fried Clutch anybody? experience and solutions?

    XR
    Afternoon All, After a years ownership and use I got half way up High Button yesterday and fried my clutch. When I got it back, cleaned and stripped there is a horrible burnt smell, blackened plates and destroyed friction linings ripped up, melted and fused with friction material bits loose in...
  18. Shocking news.

    Dominator / FMX
    I hit a bit of a brick wall on my flat tracker build last year due to lack of funding by the Danish government. :lol: After not drinking or smokimg fags for a while , I managed to get the cash together for my new shock absorber. After I paid for my shock I got an email asking how heavy I am, how...
  19. My Africa Twin has no head for heights - Altitude Problems with RD 04

    Africa Twin
    After a 30 year ‘rest’ from motor biking I bought a 1991 Africa Twin XRV 750 RD 04. Had not problems with in until staying in the Alps last year the bike suddenly started running very rich, with loss of power and difficult tick over. I wear an altimeter watch for trekking and eventually...
  20. Best TA 700 windshield out there ????

    Transalp
    Hiya all . Every time I've used my ta I get a vibration in my head when I go over 45mph . Caused through the wind shield . I'm 5ft 8 inches and got the givi wind shield fitted . Is there any wind shield out there that will pass the wind over my head instead of hitting the peak on my shoie hornet...
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