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  1. Honda 1987 XBR 500H cafe racer SOLD

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Honda 1987 XBR 500H cafe racer with/without fairing
  2. Free: Transalp 600 scrap iron parts

    For Sale / Wanted
    As per the title :toothy9: I have a few old, rusty bits of Transalp 600 for free (just pay the postage!) -both pillion foot pegs -fan (1 tab broken) -lower fairing bracket -clock bracket -upper yoke cable holder -a indicator -rear caliper bracket -some other random gubbins PM me if you want...
  3. Transalp early wheels

    Transalp
    With my new to me transalp I acquired a spare front and rear wheel. The rear looks like a TA one but is silver & 36 spoke with heavier guage spokes, correct rim size 2.50x17, brake drum internal diameter 130 mm and 17 mm spindle hole. What is it from Xr/XL600 of late 80s. The front wheel is the...
  4. New Varadero Owner :D

    Varadero
    Hello everyone, new Vara owner from Derby area. Just recently purchased an old 2001 Varadero to ride through the winter has seen a lot of hard work in its life, purchased it cheap and as a bit of a project. Have to say didn't expect too but absolutely love the bike!! has a few niggles i need to...
  5. Electrics maintenance RD04

    Africa Twin
    My new Mosfet arrived from the states today. OEM's working fine but will keep as a spare now. Been looking through the posts regarding this unit for some easy to explain pictures of the unit fitted but only come up with wiring diagrams which look to be fairly straight forward. Whilst I'm...
  6. Been out for my first long ride

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I’m a member of the Iron Butt Association and I’ve just completed a BBG1500 that’s 1500 miles in 24 hours, on the new to me Transalp it performed superbly didn’t hiccup once in the whole trip I’ve yet to do the stats on the ride but I completed it in 23.40 the link is for my Spot tracker thing I...
  7. Hand guards XRV650

    Africa Twin
    Hi all. I am trying to work out if it is possible to fit barkbuster type hand guards to my AT 650 1988. I did buy some cheap items off ebay, began to fit them by cutting off the end of the left hand side grip to discover that inside the handlebars is a ball of iron about an inch and a half in...
  8. Alternative speedo for Africa twin?

    Africa Twin
    My trip computer has given up the ghost. I am not a soldering iron wielder so dont fancy opening and fixing it. Is there an alternative speedo that will fit straight on? or without too much fannying about. the only extra function is a trip meter or ideallt two trips. is it simply get another...
  9. For Sale: Tools

    For Sale / Wanted
    Tools for sale all brand new not used I opened some to take pic's Draper expert composite 1/2 drive air gun list price £157 mine £110 Draper expert ratchet torque wrench list £217 mine £150 Draper air ratchet 3/8 soft grip. List £87 mine £60 Draper expert ractchet crimpers and terminals approx...
  10. For Sale: Honda 1984 VT500 Classic V Twin Shaft Drive VMCC eligible

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD Honda 1984 VT500 Classic V Twin Shaft Drive VMCC eligible SOLD Not an adventure bike but the original stagger crank Honda, the ancestor of the Africa Twin and Transalp also the Bros, NTV, Deauville etc. A 500 cc OHC V Twin 6 speed shaft drive VMCC eligible motorcycle, cheap insurance...
  11. Circuit of Ireland Iron Butts

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Myself and Serious3 recently did the Circuit of Ireland Iron Butts challenge. Left Clifden, on the west coast on a bright sunny morning and headed for Letterkenny in Donegal. Had a quick break then across to Ballycastle for another stop, then headed on the longest leg, all the way down to...
  12. Weird electrical problem

    Varadero
    Was doing an Iron Butts challenge last night and stopped to take photographs of the bike. Bike had started ok at precious fill approx an hour before Had left lights on and after 5 mins if even that, was like no power in the battery. Brand new battery this week. Trips reset. Got leads started ok...
  13. hello from ireland!

    Africa Twin
    just thought i'd say hello from west ireland, i have just aquired jon's (wingnut on here) old @RD04, this one > http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/africa-twin/40800-stripping-rebuilding-do-do-not.html very pleased with it so far as jon did a good job on it, the next owner after him decided the front...
  14. Porridge

    Chatter
    I was reading an article this morning accompanying an Obituary for Clarissa Dickson Wright (one of the 2 Fat ladies of late 90s fame) and part of the piece was about her passion for porridge cooked in a "traditional" manner and eaten very simply. ie cooked in water with a pinch of salt...
  15. Taffy Dakar registration

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Thanks to the advert in this month's ABR and RIDE magazine's the registration is filling up fast with not many places left. Please get your entries in now to avoid disappointment as we can only cater for a maximum of 150 people. There are quite a few who are going to turn up on the day and be...
  16. Norn Iron.....St Patricks Day run

    Transalp
    For any Alp riders or any motorcycle riders, who fancy a ride out on St Patricks Day, CMA (Christian Motorcycle Association) are having a run up the Antrim coast and back inland. Meeting at McDonalds beside Sprucefield, Lisburn, 9.30am and travelling on from there. A donation of £5 per bike is...
  17. tt closer to the edge fri utv 11.05pm glory days of british bikeing tue bbc4 2.40 am

    Chatter
    closer to the edge on tonight on utv its in other channels on sky hear in Ireland . so I cant tape it but I can set the alarm clock on my mobile phone . im looking forward to it I heard its a good show .
  18. Shepton Mallet Jumble, Pugh Auction Ledbury

    Chatter
    A couple of events on Saturday 5 Oct. Shepton Mallet bike jumble British- Iron and older Jap and European bikes and bits, much under cover. Find your winter project? At Ledbury Pughs Auction (indoors) http://www.hjpugh.com/cyclesales/051013catalogue.pdf (readable on website but would not...
  19. Deformed front fairing bracket :(

    Africa Twin
    Hi all! A few month ago I went for a trip with the AT to Norway but unfortunately the bike tipped over once while it was parked. It fell on a iron bar holding some kind of sign and the bike got "hit" by the bar on the right side of the front faring and the windscreen. Luckily the faring and the...
  20. Jernatter rally 2014

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Having chatted to Vader and learned about his adventures at the Elephant rally, we have decided to hold our first Jernadder (Iron night) rally in the depths of a Cumbrian winter. Please see the flyer, all welcome. Brave riders attending 1.
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