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  1. RD03 Clutch & alternator cover color

    Africa Twin
    I am in the process of rebuilding a ‘89 XRV650 and I want to have these covers powdercoated. Does anyone know which RAL color comes closest to the original bronze-ish color?
  2. Newbie with new XL350.

    XL
    Hi, just joined this forum as I have just bought a very nice imported ( USA ) 1972 XL 350 that was restored 11 years ago and not been used since. It has been part of a private collection including a Vincent Black Shadow. Plan to put oil down the plug hole for a few days and see how the engine...
  3. Exhaust Heat Sheild

    Africa Twin
    Hi All Has anybody got a heat shield for AT RD 07, the lower one that fits between the down pipes and the tail pipe, mines a bit battered and not happy with it, paint finish not an issue but must be quite straight and undamaged. Thanks Luke
  4. XL600R Newbie from Düsseldorf, Germany

    XL
    I’m a Newbie from Düsseldorf, Germany and own my XL600R PD03 now since 36y’s. By this way I like to expand my range to British XL600R riders. Here is a 1st impression of my old bucket: . http://www.honda-xl.nl/forum/download/file.php?id=11542
  5. Camshafts on Austrian restricted AT model VS normal.

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys. I recently bought my first AT RD07. It`s an import from Austria, and I`ve learned that those models are restricted. The restriction in the inlet has been replaced with normal full flow inlet rubber manifolds/isulators by PO. But what about the camshafts they put in the Austrian models...
  6. Newbie to the Transalp world !!

    Transalp
    Hi All, just bought this, picture below. Its an 88 XL600VJ to restore. My son and I are going to do the Scottish NC500 this summer and I'll be using this when its done. He's going to be on his new KTM390 Duke as he is 19 and just passed his A2. Can't wait !!! :-D:-D
  7. prospective owner

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Good day one and all. I currently have 2 bikes one for the road and the other for trail riding, ST1100AW and a Yamaha WR250F, and am seriously thinking of getting rid and getting an RD07. The plan is for some long distance rough trail riding over to Europe, British exit be dammed, which I...
  8. C90 v Dominator

    Dominator / FMX
    Can someone explain to me why the price of a Honda C90 on ebay on most cases seems to be a lot more than a Dominator? I know people are customising both bikes but there seems to be a massive demand for the C90 at the moment. Considering its the best selling bike ever I would have thought there...
  9. Bike pulsing when cruising - thoughts ?

    Mechanical Advice
    Strange one, when cruising home 30mph ish the bike seems to pulse like the throttle drops and then returns... I have a suspicion of the clutch plates/friction plates but wanted a second opinion Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. sprockets for 88-89 motor

    Dominator / FMX
    I currently have a 1990 ish motor (without kickstart) that is in need of a rebuild. I have found a good 1988 motor.I believe the early motors had different splines on the gearbox shaft. I am asking because I currently have a 14 tooth sprocket fitted because the motor is in a sidecar that I...
  11. swapping dominator engines

    Dominator / FMX
    my engine is a 1990 ish motor my question is can I fit any of the variant of motor.I see some later ones have some sort of valve thing fitted on the left hand side of the barrel what is this. My motor needs a rebore by the sound of it (rattles badly at low revs under load,I assume piston slap)...
  12. Picos de Europa

    Chatter
    Last week, I was in the Picos. Don't get too jealous, though - i was in the car. Nevertheless, some superb roads and scenery. And while in Potes, I saw this Dominator. We travelled on the Plymouth - Santander ferry .... it's a 20ish hour journey but comfortable, and judging by the...
  13. Decision to make RD04 vs RD07

    Africa Twin
    Guys,..pls dont punish me but I still got caught in this - looking for a decision whether to go for RD04 rather then for a RD07 :-/Can you guys tell me about your experiences or the technical differences? Red about wight, slightly different style as well as air filter built more to the top - BUT...
  14. Refitting Engine

    Dominator / FMX
    Need to temporary refit the engine back into the frame of my Dommie, so i can finish off custom subframe and exhaust mounts etc. ;Anybody got any tips on the easiest way of doing this ;I better eat some Wheatabix because i found it heavy to lift out
  15. 20,000 miles done

    Transalp
    Hi All, My TA is just approaching 20,000 miles and the service book is a bit sketchy. Its a 04 plate, 650. I got it with 18,000 miles on it almost a year ago and I'm guessing its time to get the spanners out. The oil is still cleanish, but I think ill change it anyway, and I had a look at the...
  16. What to do while the engine is out?

    Transalp
    Hi I have just stripped my transalp down and had the frame, swingarm and wheels powder coated. I will be starting to put it all back together soon. The engine was running 'ok' before I removed it, but while its out what (easy-ish) jobs should I be considering? Its done about 41,000 km Cheers
  17. British AT Riders in Sardinia - Thank you very much!!

    Africa Twin
    On June, 4th, 2017, I had a big problem with the front tire in the middle of nowhere in Sardinia (Italy) on my AT RD 07a. Unfortunatly it was Sunday and I had no spare tube on board. So it was great luck, when 4 (or 5?) Englishmen on their AT's came along and stopped to help us. One of them even...
  18. For Sale: RD03-04-07 and 07a radiator and oil cooler protection grills. Exhaust shield.

    For Sale / Wanted
    I have been out of stock of radiator grills for awhile. Now they are back. Introducing a new oil cooler protection grill as well as an exhaust shield to keep you from burning your pants when installing an aftermarket muffler without the original protection. Grills and heat shield are...
  19. Wanted: Rd07 Seat or Seat cover

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi, I'm looking for a good standard Seat or original Seat cover for my Rd07 to finish its rebuild. The one I got from Poland doesn't fit and they want me to send the Seat to them to fit Cheers John
  20. RD07 front brake calliper wanted

    Africa Twin
    Hi, I recently purchased another AT and unfortunately the front right hand brake calliper has succumbed to the British winters and rotted quite badly. Has anyone got a spare laying around in the shed that they would like to sell? Thanks, Neil.
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