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  1. Transalp
    Hello, I am wondering which tyres others use that would give good onroad and offroad performance. I apologize that I cant tell you what's on her now as i didn't look when i bought her recently though they are road tyres.... I did a small spin up a forest track last week and was quite impressed...
  2. Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Hello, I am wondering which tyres others use that would give good road and offroad performance. I apologize that I cant tell you what's on her now as i didn't look when i bought her recently. I did a small spin up a forest track last week and was quite impressed, but i felt a little bit more...
  3. CRF - New Forum!
    Never been interested in fuel range before , but started to ride my bike more on the roads to get to green lanes further away , and i was impressed be the mpg. standard gearing and fuel system/air box (well 165 main jet ) and i got about 60 mpg , that was a mixture of green lane and urban riding...
  4. Transalp
    Hi,Can anyone recommend a good foot stand extension plate for the XL700?I've had a Cameltoe fitted for a couple of year and although it looked good I was not impressed with the way it bent with use and the bolts were continually working loose. So loose in fact that it now lies somewhere along...
  5. Africa Twin
    Some wag has cut the line from the left fuel tap and drained my tank of my RD04 Africa Twin. Very nice of them. I am thinking of taking the bike to my workshop and fixing it there. Question1, If I turn the left fuel tap off can I run the bike on the right tap or do I need to replace the hose...
  6. Accessories
    I've recently fitted a heated seat pad that santa dropped off for Xmas. I must say, I'm impressed, it was a touch under £40 delivered from the 'bay, so about the same price as mid range heated grips. It comes with the self adhesive heated pad, a load of wiring (most of which was chopped out &...
  7. Africa Twin
    Does anyone else watch Henry Cole's 'Worlds greatest motorcycle rides'? He was armed with the new Africa Twin in last nights episode, the first time he has ever used one of the big four manufacturers bikes in any show. He was very impressed with it, as if he could be anything else apart from...
  8. Dominator / FMX
    Got to say I'm smitten :) Just had my maiden run on my Vigor very impresed. A bit fluffy/hesitant under 2000rpm in traffic but feel it just needs a decent run out. 1500 miles in the last 5 yrs hasn't done it any good. Got a Givi top box, done a service,cleaned her up and thought I'd give her a...
  9. Transalp
    My Touratech pannier racks and crash bars were looking a right mess as despite the plastic coating they put on, they were getting rusted and the plastic coating was flaking off. I asked on another forum I'm on about the best way to clean the bars up to paint them and another member (Ollie)...
  10. Dominator / FMX
    I was having a little lad n dad chat with jnr about bikes and he said he had shown one of his photos of my bike to his mechanics teacher. His teacher was impressed with the bike and said ,tell your dad if he gives us the back wheel and gets the spokes ,we will do his back wheel for free and do...
  11. Clothing
    I just took delivery of a new brown pair of Forma Adventure Boots today and i have too say i'm very impressed.I did do quite a bit of research before i bought them and they had good reviews,they are the only boots that i've had that are comfortable straight out of the box,i have no connection...
  12. Africa Twin
    Hi All I haven't really posted anything since joining. This forum has been a great source of info and reference. So thank you all. Here's what I've been up to anyway. I bought what can only be described as a basket case. The previous owner had stripped the entire bike with plans of building a...
  13. Transalp
    Hi New member from London here. Recently got an xl700 and thus far very impressed, good forum also. I am wanting to change the exhaust system and rather than just the silencer (not sure which yet but probably a fuel one given the reviews on here) I want to install a decat pipe. I have a centre...
  14. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi there, Tommy from Northern Ireland, 35 years old and this is first Honda, and obviously my first Africa Twin, and as such any opinions and advice are absolutely welcome, good and bad! Previously had a Yamaha Fazer FZ6, BMW G650G, currently on a F800 GS Adventure which is now joined by the...
  15. Spotted
    While I was filling up on Saturday, just before a jaunt down the A702 to watch the Tornado steam loco go past, I had a brief conversation with a couple who were touring the UK on their dark grey XL650 Transalps. I was impressed at the collection of flag stickers on the side panels and luggage...
  16. Africa Twin
    Finally got a chance to get some miles on the finished @. Wife and kids ok suns shining quick bimble over to Welsh wales:p Sausage barm and a cuppa. Photo op outside Beddgelert. Even found a little bit of gravel to play on. Safely tucked away in my capacious garage. Fantastic first...
  17. Transalp
    After a few years away, failing to bond with other bikes, I'm back on a Transalp. My last one: which parted company with its output shaft splines and subsequently emigrated to Romania (in a van, although I did effect a temporary repair so it could move under its own power). I umm'd and ah'd...
  18. Transalp
    After modifying my Vara screen & being quite impressed, the Transalp feels plain draughty & noisey. I reckon the way forward is multi layered & high. Modified MRA on the Vara (the MRA was rubbish as stock). I've been looking at a suitable donor screen for the Alp for some time, only when I...
  19. Africa Twin
    Gday you adventurous lot. Picking up a 90 RD04 in 2 days. :p Planning on a total rebuild since its done approx. 160,000 kms and looking a bit shabby. Imported from Austria about 8 years ago I think. Very impressed with what I have seen in the forum so far. I have been riding for most of my...
  20. Clothing
    Been watching the development of this kit over the years and formed a viw that they may be worth while. At the NEC show there were some on display so I was able to try one for size. Good un obtrusive fit when un inflated, lots of thoughtfull detail in the design. The one that stood out above the...
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