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  1. Africa Twin
    Hello Everyone, I came out to find what appears to be a clear film separating from the tank with water or air trapped underneath, after a night of heavy downpour. The safety stickers appear to be on the outside which suggests that this clear coating is original. Has anyone experienced anything...
  2. Africa Twin
    Hi all, I hope you're all keeping well! Clearly I have too much time on my hands and too many ideas floating around in my head as my RD04 is undergoing further surgery... As a result, I am going to be selling my Boano fairing and headlight kit. From memory, these are £600+ new, so hopefully...
  3. Africa Twin
    I recently bought a set of secondhand GIVI Outback pannier frames that were in a poor state due to off-road use. So I stripped the powdercoating and got them re-coated in a bright silver (work done by Micro Fusion in Bedford) The alloy catches at the top were restored with alloy wheel paint and...
  4. Transalp
    Evening Guys. Has anyone found a good match for frame paint. I think it's called "Muscular Grey Metallic". It's basically a dark metallic grey. I've found some on Amazon but it's £30 for 1 can of paint & 1 can of lacquer.
  5. Transalp
    I'm putting my 1998 TA xl600v on the ramp for a winter project with a view of it being my main touring bike next year. I'm trying to decide how far to go with it, so my question is has anyone repainted the frame before and what lengths did you go to? I would rather not remove the engine, but if...
  6. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD Triumph 2007 Scrambler carburettor many extras £4250 SOLD A Triumph 2007 Scrambler a carburettor model that I have owned from new. It has covered 8224 miles, generally 1000 to 1500 miles each year, mainly good weather country road riding. I am now using my Transalp for many of the rides...
  7. Africa Twin
    Hi all, It's probably been answered a milion times, but it's still hard to find a comprehensive answer. So here's the question: How to properly clean and protect the metal parts of AT for winter storage? My garage is a cold and pretty damp place (when it rains/snows). Especially i'm...
  8. Mechanical Advice
    Nope not talking about buffing up my ever decreasing hairline, more thinking about a panel I've been sanding. So, the short story is I've removing some deep grooves from a radiator shroud and working the grades back up to 2000, then adding a scratch removing cream and buffing to within an inch...
  9. What's it worth?
    Hi all, I have some bits for sale for an RD04... * Complete front wheel - gold rim, straight with no flat spots. Lacquer is lightly crazed in some places but generally the condition is good. * Pair of front discs - worn but servicable * Pair of front calipers - good condition * Front brake...
  10. Mechanical Advice
    Painting is one of the few things I've had little success with over the years. Wheels and such things I've used rattle cans and generally had a good enough finish but any sort of bodywork repair has been, to be frank, awful. Not withstanding the above and the fact that a pro job would push the...
  11. Mechanical Advice
    So the wheels for the old airhead are away at the blasters and I'll be needing to apply soome paint when they return. What's the latest recommendations on paint. Previously I've just used car body paints and lacquer but I see there are a few wheels specific paints by duplicolour, simoniz and...
  12. Chatter
    Been doing some maintainance on the wife's SV to get it tip top for her to put it on the road. When i bought it the previous owner had no garage and it lived outside in the winters. The fork legs look a bit tattly where the saly had got under the lacquer. Last week i stripped them down and...
  13. Suzuki
    The wife's now doing the final part of her test at the end of the month and has been looking for something low and lightweight. SAw this on the local rag this week and we went up to Plymouth shopping today and decided to have a look at it. We had a look and a short test rode and bought it...
  14. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Ok folks, a tentative toe in the water....... The one on the right! A very nice unabused, unbutchered 600 Transalp in black, '98 on an R reg - one of the later twin front disc models, possibly one of the best Transalps made, certainly the best of the 600's. Previously owned by dod then...
  15. Transalp
    Hi to everyone, I am now a new and fully subscribed member of this great site, I was a member a few years ago when I briefly owned an Africa twin RD07 but I stupidly sold it without realising what a great bike I had and only kept it a couple of months. I now have the pleasure of owning a 650...
  16. Africa Twin
    Hi, I am based in Spain and the lacquer on my tank has all come off, so am biting the bullet and getting the whole thing resprayed white(will add decals to liven up). Have been quoted €250.00 Is this reasonable as I have no idea, or should I shop about? Cheers chaps(and chapess's)
  17. Transalp
    I am looking for assitance on a couple of points! I have fitted a Powerbronze tall screen to my 2007 650cc Transalp and it snags on the bars at full lock. I am sure I read the remedy for this on another post with the Honda tall screen but cannot find it again ... any ideas of the solution...
  18. Transalp
    Hi Just bought some hagon progressive fork spings off Ian (Sproggy), but I am not sure whether to put 5w or 10w oil into them. Ian and Silkolene opt for 10w, but hagon and Honda opt for 5w. Any comments would be helpfull, (preferably about the oil) I could start a poll. Second, has anyone...
  19. Transalp
    All my zinc-coated, powder-coated, lacquer-coated swingarm and linkage bits have come back and have had the bearings pressed in. I'm gonna grease the bearings tomorrow and then reassemble.... ...except.... ... that having not taken a photo of the orientation of the shock linkage, I don't...
  20. Africa Twin
    KIT ADESIVI DECAL HONDA AFRICA TWIN XRV 750 RD 04 | eBay has anyone experience of them?? has anyone put lacquer on it afterwards?? thanks
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