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  1. Hi everyone !

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi ! I'm a new member from France (in Auvergne, in the center of the country) First of all, I want to apologize for my poor english (kind of a french tradition, I think...) I ride a 1988 gold honda dominator, I keep it as a "collector". I also love VW bugs (I own a 1303 super beetle), and old...
  2. Dommie custom in Bike mag

    Dominator / FMX
    For those that like that kind of thing, the current issue of Bike magazine has a feature on a French-made custom from a Dommie donor bike. July 2019 edition, page 20. The engine, bash plate and front half of the frame look familiar, but that’s about all! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Any big bore Africa Twins out there?

    Africa Twin
    Hi everyone. A few years ago there was a lot of discussion about big bore kits for the XRV750. The thread kind of tailed off, and I never did read of one that actually got finished at 850cc or even bigger. Are there any completed projects out there? cheers Steve
  4. sidestand foot

    Africa Twin
    I know there are aftermarket feet to enlarge the sidestand footprint, but my foot has disintegrated. Is there some kind off slide on option for a foot or do I nned to get it weelded?
  5. Rectifier Regulator Problem

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys I have a 1999(according to the Vin) and 2001 (First registration in South Africa) and the reg/rect has died. Reading here has kind of shown that you can maybe use a unit from another bike. Any one done this successfully. Waiting for delivery in South Africa is 3 weeks and I was due...
  6. Africa Twin RD07A starting problem

    Africa Twin
    Hello Mates, I got an issue on my Africa... It is a kind of strange starting issue: When I turn the key, I got lightes on an everything looks like working perfectly (lights, turn, etc..) Then I switch the start killer "on" and push the button to start. Nothing happens: no noise, no moves...
  7. JT Front Sprocket

    Africa Twin
    Has anyone experienced JT front sprocket being a very tight fit? Kind of too tight?
  8. Tyres

    Transalp
    I will be buying a new pair of tyres over the winter and have always stuck to tourances BUT been looking at maxxis (seem to be a big saving on the metzellers)) has anyone been using them what are they like in the dry/wet, what kind of mileage did you get any advice appreciated.
  9. 2011 XL700V Transalp and stuttering at low revs

    Transalp
    Hi, I'm the proud owner of a 2011 Honda XL700V Transalp and am still getting used to riding it. One thing that I'm not sure if it's normal or not though is that the bike stutters (like it's about to stall) between 1500 and 2000 revs consistently. This makes commuting in Central London somewhat...
  10. Unusual electrical problem

    XL
    Hi guys, New to the forum and hoping it will be very useful. I have a 1978 XL250 with an electrical issue i cant work out. My neutral light and horn will only work when the brake light is on. Also the back light isnt working at all. I have changed the rear bulb and checked the inline fuse...
  11. XR 125 LED 3P connector

    XR
    Hello Has anyone changed their indicators to LED ones and what is the relay that will work properly ie proper 'flash' rate ...I notice it's a 3P on the XR L6 and that there are only 2 pins wired in ones I've seen on ebay? I'm not very clever with electrics,but is this the kind of thing I should...
  12. RD07A 20th anniversary - Morocco again

    Africa Twin
    Dear XRV Community, My RD07A's anniversary was actually an excuse to return to Morocco. I've always received kind and useful feedback from this forum, herewith sharing a few photos: More can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums Happy and safe travels!
  13. Delkevic Exhaust

    Product Reviews
    Hi all Ive recently posted asking for advice on a XL650V exhaust and a very kind gent has suggested a Delkevic exhaust. Does anyone else have this brand of exhaust? If so can I ask your thoughts please? Kind regards Steve
  14. Transalp 600 rally upgrades

    Transalp
    Hello gentleman, I have picked up old 600 with good motor 55000 miles on the clock really cheap with intentions to build up myself rally bike for fun. Everything is tired on the bike, so looking for advises of improving or replacing forks and rear shock. Any advice welcome. Plan for this bike...
  15. XL650V lose power when driving in hard sidewind

    Transalp
    Hello everybody, and greetings from Finland! I have been reading a lot in this forums before, but today I decided to make my own profile. (Sorry my english) Today happened something that has happened to me once before. I drove my XL650V in hard sidewind. I think I can call it a storm. In the...
  16. Water Pump Coolant Leak

    Africa Twin
    Hi, I recently noticed a coolant leak coming from the inspection hole on the water pump. About a teaspoon of coolant everyday. Discovered the leak after cleaning some engine areas, maybe it was already leaking for some time, not being noticeable because the hole was covered with grease. Any...
  17. Toolkit for TA700

    Transalp
    Hi, I didn't get a toolkit with my TA and would like something under my seat for emergencies etc. I can make up a set from spare tools but would prefer original if available but can't find one on the internet. Questions: Does anyone know where I can buy an original? Can some kind person list...
  18. 6v ac lighting question xl500s

    XL
    So my 81 xl500 has 6v AC direct unregulated lighting. Am I correct in thinking Ineed all the correct wattage bulbs to effectively provide some kind of regulation? With just the headlight bulb and tail light the tail glows really bright and soon fails. I see in the wiring diagram there is another...
  19. Dommie clutch cable.

    Dominator / FMX
    Does anyone know where to get hold of a genuine Honda clutch cable for my Dommie ,all the ones on the internet seem to be cheap copies and something that is called a Slinky Glide which sounds like some kind of sex lubricant.or a kinky condom and I dont want that on my bike.:D:D:D Does anyone...
  20. Is my Transalp 700 running as it should??

    Transalp
    Hi Everyone, Newbie here so please be kind. I have bought a 2008 alp 700 with 10000 miles on it about 1 month ago. I have put another 1000 miles on it and I am not sure it is running as it should. I am used to smooth Honda inline 4's and this is the first twin I have owned, so I have been...
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