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  1. Transalp
    ---on my 2008 Transalp 700. Lately when going to start the Alp I've noticed that sometimes I have to wiggle the key or slightly lift it up and down before it will turn the ignition on. Any idea anyone what's going on and a solution? Nick.
  2. Transalp
    So I've spent all day riding on/off road at the Touratech event today and if I don't keep to speeds above 30/40 the radiator fan was on/off with the temp hitting 100c regularly. Is this normal for the Transalp 700 or should I look at changing the coolant. No idea when it will have been changed...
  3. Chatter
    For all you people out there that suffer with arse ache but don't have the dosh for expensive fixes I just had a brainwave, what's needed and what you get when you buy them is a air filed bladder, sooooo how about using ( wait for it) a Whoopie cushion. Just buy the biggest one you can get hold...
  4. Transalp
    Hello, Does anyone has an idea from where to buy the linkage bearing kit for the VX 600 transalp? I cannot find it anywhere...except on CMSNL, it's a bit expensive but at least it could have the parts, but any other solution do you guys know? Thanks Radu
  5. Dominator / FMX
    It's nearly time to get new tyres for my Dommie. No idea how long the current BT-45s have been on there (I've done 7,000 miles on them) but they're well worn now. What's the weapon of choice for road-going inner-tubed Dommies these days? The Bridgies are ok, if a little squirmy going across...
  6. Africa Twin
    Hi guys, I'm looking for a solid rack for my africa twin, to replace the useless plastic one. I'm looking for something like this : As far as I know, only Boano makes this.. but it's bloody expensive (130e excl transport). If I can't get anything, I'll probably go for it.. I need...
  7. Transalp
    How about a side stand each side of the bike that automatically flips out when stationary and leaning more than a few degrees to either side. Sure would save a lot of damage.:) Just an idea. Pete
  8. Africa Twin
    Any idea what this will be? ie - how much will used ones be when they are 5-10 years old? Will they depreciate like the Varadero 1000?
  9. Transalp
    I saw on instagram yesterday that Cafe Racer Dreams next build is a Transalp but i've no idea which model or any details yet. In the meantime feel free to post any other custom Transalps! Heres some of their other work, Crd Motorcycles | Motos - Crd Motorcycles
  10. Africa Twin
    Want to stiffen up the front forks a bit. Been told I could use a spacer in the top Of each fork. Is this a good idea and if so what sort of Size would I need? Cheers Bob.
  11. Transalp
    Hi There, Anyone has idea how to connect universal Lazer muffler to Transalp original headers? The diameter of the connection in Lazer muffler is 70mm and the diameter of the original header where I create the link pipe is around 42mm if I recall it right. I have searched the "DIY" (Do it...
  12. Africa Twin
    Hi guys I have a leaking in my 45L African Queens tank for my Africa Twin. It's on the place where the tank rests in the frame. Pretty stupid idea if you ask me, the thing looks like it should be solid here. Anyone has any ideas about how to fix it? The tank is made of fiberglass. Thanks .
  13. Transalp
    Morning All, I'm toying with the idea of fitting a Supermoto/MX style high mudguard to my 89 Alp partly because I like the way they look and also because I hope to have a go at some green laning and read a few posts about mud possibly clogging under the standard mudguard. Does anyone who has...
  14. Varadero
    I have a strange noise with my 2008 Varadero XL1000. Usually (but nothing consistent) when I come to a stop I will hear a noise just before I come to a complete stop. Sounds like maybe a loose clutch lever, or maybe a shifter lever, or maybe a relay click sound or maybe something hitting the...
  15. Transalp
    Guys, Just bought some cheap and cheerful led spotlights and noticed that they have 3 wires, red ,yellow and black. Any idea why I would have 3 wires and is it safer to run them straight from the battery via a fuse and a handlebar switch?? Thanks in advance Alex
  16. Chatter
    Some people are just amazing at what they can throw together Guy Coullon is one of them. I WANT ONE OF THESE Turn your speakers up!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dswkzR48FIk
  17. Dominator / FMX
    Hi all after months of looking around for a big single motor for my retro /military chop project, I was offered a dommie engine for free! I collected it oiled the bore and after twenty four hours checked to make sure it turned over , yep alls good stacks of compression and all gears selecting...
  18. Transalp
    Hello folks, first post on here so go easy :thumb:. I'm in the middle of stripping back/modifying my 2009 XL700V. I'm looking for fork boots but don't know the size to get, I'm away from home at the moment so can't measure up myself...Has anyone any idea? Diameter and length to go for? Cheers Al
  19. Africa Twin
    Hi folks My RDO7A has just passed the 30k mark and I'm wondering how long the rear shocks normally last on these bikes before they need replacing . I know it will depend on the different variables , weight , riding conditions etc. but just a general idea would be good. Thanks...
  20. For Sale / Wanted
    Honda Africa Twin RD04 genuine parts bought and never used still in packet front 45105-mv1-406 rear 0645-kt7-405 will fit other bikes but no idea which. Packet may be worse for wear but pads fine cost new nearly £80 Would swop for RD07 pads lol £50 posted
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