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  1. CRF1000L - Install Oxford Heated Grips

    How to.....
    Installation tips for Oxford Advanced Touring Heated Grips - NEW MODEL in UK https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/323463 Got mine off eBay for £65 delivered. No cutting required with the TOURING model (ADVENTURE are longer; SPORTS shorter) 1. Read Manufacturer's...
  2. Heated seat.

    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 &...
  3. New prototype of rear parcel shelf for RD07

    Africa Twin
    Second version of a multifunction rear rack. The prototype is bead blasted raw aluminum for now. Installation requires to remove the flimsy plastic rear rack. This first prototype will require only minor adjustments before entering in production. I may produce a batch for a group buy on the...
  4. Heavy Duties centre stand?

    Transalp
    I've bought their centre stand for the TA700 but it came with no instructions and a quick search here revealed no hints about the general fitting method. So... Do I need to take anything off the bike? A quick look seems to show the side stand in the way. Do I grease the hinge pin during...
  5. Does the Spark plug fire on every TDC on Transalp?

    Transalp
    Hi, question regarding camshaft installation and ignition timing: Is it possible to get the Camshaft installed 360 degees wrong or does the transalp fire on every TDC? Given the assumption that the front and rear cylinder are correct installed in relation to each other (Rear (RT) 232 degrees...
  6. Original Honda XL700 Panniers installation HELPPPPPP !!!!!!!!

    XL
    Hi Everyone, I need some help, I have purchased a set of original Honda XL 700 panniers but came without installation in structions. Can anybody help me if you have a copy or a video on how to install these panniers. Thanks
  7. Honda Luggage Rack

    Transalp
    I've just bought a second hand genuine Honda Luggage side pannier rack for a Transalp XL700. Unfortunately there are no instructions with the kit :(. As it appears that installation requires cutting into plastic, I would be grateful if anyone with the same kit still had the installation...
  8. Rear indicators installation

    Africa Twin
    Hi, today my left rear indicator just broke off, i guess due to aged rubber.... I got replacement but how is this bloody thing installed, do I have to disassemble the complete tail section? I found a plastic cover that contains the indicators connections but how to fiddle the cables thru...
  9. Front fork covers/mudguard installation

    Africa Twin
    Can anyone confirm or post up a pic of the correct order the mudguard, fork brace and fork covers are bolted onto the rear lower fork? Mine has been in so many pieces for so long I've forgotten. Also a pic of the front and rear bolts would be amazing as I have ordered new ones, but an...
  10. Autocom Helmet Installation

    Chatter
    Hi, I just got a autocom pro 7 set up and set it up in a Shoei helmet the speakers make it really difficult for my ears to not fold over and the call quality is not great. Any ideas? if i can't resolve the comfort part its back on fleby with it. cheers
  11. Rear shock linkage installation

    Africa Twin
    I got a bit confused when installing the rear shock and linkage on my rd04. Wich way should be up on this part? : Rod Assy.,cush Co Xrv750 Africa Twin 1990 Northern Europe 52470MS8000 Haynes says "mount with the marked side facing up, see illustration". The problem is that both sides has...
  12. HELP me please spark plug spanner lenght

    Mechanical Advice
    hi there I have a plug spanner that fits the plugs but id imagine its far too long for my needs it looks like the one in the photo in this thread http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/transalp/94297-spark-plug-installation-removal-tips.html . I figure its a waste of money to go and buy one when I can...
  13. Acerbis bark busters - installation??

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I wonder if anyone else has tried to install Acerbis bark busters? I have tried a dozen different ways, looking at it from all angles I could think of, and short of getting out a hacksaw, a blowtorch and using a large mallet, I can't see a way to fit them. I'm wondering what others have...
  14. Watch out, new stealth cameras on motorways !

    Chatter
    Has any account been published of the total spend, so far, of how much the installation of the nationwide coverage of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology, and supporting hardware, has cost the taxpayers of the United Kingdom ? Has there been any published economic...
  15. Voltage drop in installation when lights on

    Africa Twin
    So, few days ago I installed voltmeter and wired it to switched source (fan) and took ground on frame bolt underneath the seat. My RD04 is for German market, with only one low beam but I changed that to both lights. Voltmeter shows good reading (14+ volts) until I switch the lights when it drops...
  16. Spark Plug Installation/Removal Tips

    Transalp
    Anyone have any tips on changing the spark plugs in a 650? I had a quick looksie and two seem gettable with the other two being a bit more tricky. Haynes would have me believe fairings need to be removed but they say the same when changing the coolant whereas only a small inner piece on the...
  17. Slime?

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Hi there all, have just shelled out some for a new set of heidenau k60 scouts and HD tubes...have found a couple of bottles of slime in my garage which have never been used. would you guys advise that i pop them into the new tubes after installation (as in prevention) or should i keep them on...
  18. Crank removal and installation

    Mechanical Advice
    Right, having split the case on an '84 Suzuki TS125 two-stroke, I'm now at the stage of needing to remove (and then reinstall) the crankshaft. From a lot of internet noodling I can see that there are two tools that might be helpful/essential - there's a crankcase splitter that (I think) can...
  19. Barkbusters for an RD07A

    Africa Twin
    Anyone have Barkbusters on their standard bar? I recently ordered a Kaoko throttle lock and a set of Barkbusters to match for my AT. After waiting over two months for everything to get here I tried to install them and nothing fits. I called Twisted Throttle and they told me they sent me the...
  20. CR500 Excessive Smoke

    CRF - New Forum!
    I have just replaced the engine in my CR500R after destroying cases and box on the old engine. The engine I bought second hand and has had a recent rebuild that included seals and bearings. It smokes like there is no tomorrow even after warming her up. So I'm thinking that a crank case seal...
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