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  1. Shark Helmets Introduce a Line of Drak Models Featuring Face Masks

    MOTORCYCLEiD
    Shark Helmets is one of the leading manufacturers of motorcycle helmets in the world with four decades of experience in the field. The company was established by former professional racers who wanted to create safer, better gear for all riders to enjoy their biking experience while staying...
  2. Slip-On Mufflers by Akrapovic for Honda CRF at MOTORCYCLEiD.com

    MOTORCYCLEiD
    The Akrapovic company, with its technologically advanced manufacturing facilities and highly-skilled specialists, is considered a pioneer in its field. The company was founded in 1991 by Igor Akrapovič, a racer who was pursuing perfection but couldn’t find suitable products for his bike on the...
  3. Piecing together 1972 XL 250 engine, Need help!

    XL
    Hey all! I purchased a 1976 XL 250 recently, and it came with two engines, neither of them complete. I've been working on the 1972 engine, as it is in better and more complete condition. It was missing some covers, such as the valve adjustment covers and the alternator cover. I'm currently...
  4. Increasing the rear wheel travel

    Africa Twin
    Hello everyone, I've tried to find some information about how to increase the rear wheel travel on XRV (RD03 and RD04) but I couldn't find anything for all models. Has anyone ever looked into that? Cheers, Norman
  5. FMX 650 valve clearance

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi to all, I would like to ask what the recommended valve clearances for FMX 650 are. My net research gave me two outcomes: (1) 0.10 (intake) and 0.12 (exhaust) +-0.02 (like in XR650L, Dominator etc) , and (2) 0.10 +-0.02 for both intake and exhaust valves (see here...
  6. The Motorcyclist’s Guide to Scotland

    Travel
    There’s a new book that’ll be of interest to anyone heading north of the border. It does seem to be very comprehensive, well written and informative. There’s loads of background information, not just route directions. JG even suggests appropriate reading material and soundtracks to accompany...
  7. Introducing to the Forum

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hello riders! I have an Afrika Twin and since three years now I'm doing a big trip in Europe every year. I live close to Geneva and Imwant to start to do the maintenance by myself. I would like to share some information/questions I coulnd't find in the internet. Hope to be able to helo...
  8. Oil Lose

    Africa Twin
    Hello all Proud owner of a RD7A I'm suffering for an excessive oil lose, I fill the reservoir up to the max mark on the dipstick and 200 miles later the oil is half gone The oil appears to be leaking from one of the overflow tubes whilst parked on the side stand (although this anecdotal...
  9. RD03 - Front MS sight glass replacement.

    Africa Twin
    I want to replace the sight glass/inspection lens on the front master cylinder of my 1988 XRV 60, but I can not seem to find a spare or any information about the size of the lens. Does anyone have any good information about this? :happy8: I am pretty sure the XL600V shares the same master...
  10. steel wheel rims ?

    Africa Twin
    hi,gathering information on wheels,new rims needed soon,specially front. im simply not going to be paying hundreds n hundreds for an alloy rim this time round,they appear to be having a laugh imo,so ive been looking at steel rims and wonder if theres a uk supplier who would have the right sizes...
  11. For Sale: HONDA Varadero XL1000ABS Reg 2011

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    For Sale HONDA Varadero XL1000ABS Reg 2011 Extras include: Full set of Givi Honda mono key LUGGAGE in matching livery. Top box includes a pillion passenger back support pad. Factory fitted centre stand (Honda part) ABS Braking DATA TAG Full MOT and service history. Very Low Milage 7600 from...
  12. Vendor Rules

    Vendor Deals
    1. Any and all commercial posting on the forum requires vendor credentials to do so. This includes: A business name Usernames, business information in your Signatures and or Avatars, soliciting in private message, and any and all commercial posting in threads. Failure to sign up as a vendor...
  13. RD03/04 engine rebuilding possibly

    Africa Twin
    Well I've been in Europe 6 months now and yet to get a bike. I've been looking for an RD 04 since I have been here as I have an RD03 stateside already and wanted something different. Everything seems to be to far away or I just don't get to it in time coupled with the fact I was looking for a...
  14. Honda xr 125 wiring

    XR Technical Specs
    Hi, I have been given a xr 125 field bike no engine number frame number etc. The bike is a basket case and i am slowly getting it back together the engine is electric start not kick start could somebody point me in the direction of a suitable wiring diagram for this bike please. Worth...
  15. RD07A fuel leak and fix

    Africa Twin
    Hi everyone, I noticed my Africa Twin has been smelling of petrol somewhat lately but I just ignored it as I had no time to look but I was forced to when I had to fill the tank 30 miles earlier than I expected. The leaks had become serious and there were petrol stains on the engine. Fuel was...
  16. Piston rings XRV 650

    Africa Twin
    Hi All I am currently renovating my XRV 650 and I need new piston rings for it. Unfortunately I am having a very tough time finding a new set of these. The pistons are an oversize allready (I was told it was a 0.5 piston I measured the diameter, and it was 78.5 mm if this information has any...
  17. RD07 high Mileage machines. What's your mileage and what have you had to do to it ??

    Africa Twin
    I've bought my fourth Africa Twin. I just couldn't live without one. Again !! But it's also the highest mileage one I've had at 76,000 miles. I know they're good for a lot more. I've rebuilt one at 55,000 miles for a customer and I really wouldn't have bothered. It looked and rode like new...
  18. Honda XRV750 Fuel Pump Alternative

    Africa Twin
    Hi! I may be repeating something that has already been discussed before, but since I could not find any information about it, here it goes. I found these Honda XRV750 Fuel Pumps for sale on Ebay, at a very good price, with 2 year warranty with no mileage limit, and very similar to the OEM...
  19. Wanted: RD 07 cener (main) stand, rear right footrest bracket

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi, guys! If somebody don't need anymore his center stand, i would love to buy it :) Also looking for rear right footres bracket. Would like to find out information about internet resource where to search used parts for Africa Twin xrv 750 RD07 year 1995, so, if you know some, let me know to...
  20. XR 125 wiring???????

    XR
    Hi, I am a complete newbie to motorcycling and I am looking for help. I have been given a Honda xr 125 with electric start, I have now sourced a carburetor which was missing and a battery. The problem is I have a rats nest of wiring and I don't have a clue where to start, the few wiring...
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