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  1. Anyone tried the Inexpensive fuel pumps

    Africa Twin
    There seem to be quite a few very inexpensive Mitsubishi style fuel pumps all over the internet of late. I’m assuming they are Chinese Has anyone tried one yet?? if so please post your thoughts as to fit and function. thanks
  2. XL700V - temperature gauge going bananas

    Hello folks I'm hoping you can help me pinpoint the cause of a peculiar looking issue with the 700. A bit of background; I've had the bike for a couple of years and recently had the engine rebuilt by a Honda dealer to repair a stripped output shaft. The splines the sprocket mounts onto had...
  3. Rd04 cdi / others

    Africa Twin
    I'll try keep this short, many moons ago, i lent a twin out to a friend for a day, he went up lakes with R1's..... So, after a while it became my daily ride....ride her til she dies.........yeah. afew years on, always left outside, ran daily, without fuel pump, late oil changes.... cam chains...
  4. For Sale: Honda Transalp xl600v PD06 and PD10 (1987 to 2000) OEM Honda silencer/exhaust FORSALE

    For Sale / Wanted
    Honda Transalp xl600v PD06 and PD10 (1987 to 2000) OEM Honda silencer/ exhaust FOR SALE After an engine malfunction I’m now parting out my ’87 Transalp. As you’re looking at this advert your silencer has probably rotted away. Mine did. This silencer came off a friend’s 1998 bike that was...
  5. For Sale: 1987-89 drum brake model rear Honda Transalp xl600v PD06 wheel FOR SALE

    For Sale / Wanted
    1987-89 drum brake model rear Honda Transalp xl600v PD06 wheel FOR SALE After an engine malfunction I’m now parting out my ’87 Transalp. My original rear rim rotted away (as they all do), so a few years ago a professional wheel builder (Paul Jackson, near Huddersfield) laced the oem Honda hub...
  6. Honda 1987 XBR 500H cafe racer SOLD

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Honda 1987 XBR 500H cafe racer with/without fairing
  7. Engine Has Died

    Africa Twin
    Here’s one for ye, So I was cursing at 120kph and then the engine cut out, it was exactly like I hit the kill switch. The engine died instantly. I tough it was the CDI but there two of them and if you loose one you loose only one cylinder not two. Possibly both of the CDIs blew at the same...
  8. Stolen 600 transalp

    Sadly not a post I thought I'd ever have to write.. ***Stolen*** Corporation Street, Stafford, Uk Some kind souls have decided to relieve me of my '89 transalp (reg: K826DDC) (late import). Most likely happened the night of Tuesday 13th March / morning of Wednesday 14th but could have been...
  9. Coil Replacement - Yes or wait - Bike also hard to start

    Dominator / FMX
    Since changing the CDI my Dominator starts fine first thing in the morning, garaged over night, after work though she is a pig to start. Again garaged all day in a public car park. Messing about with different amounts of choke the bike backfires bad and then eventually starts. The only other...
  10. wheres wally very easy version : )

    Transalp hears an old girl I would love an old friend from years ago that I haven't even seen since 89 rode with a 1% club in the late 70 he had one of these with ape hanger bars at the time . very interesting bloke to chat with very mechanically minded used...
  11. Trail riding

    Africa Twin
    Hello. Any one have advice on trail riding in Wales. I have a few spare days in late August and would like to put my xr in my van and head off. I don't want to book a guide as I really am of the gentle pace and have heard story's of guides and groups going flat out. Just want to know my way...
  12. Need hepl

    Africa Twin
    3 day before my trip my facet gone and new pump will be late. Any one can lend me fuel pump or sold for trip. needs to be original honda pump. thank you
  13. Wanted: Africa Twin 750

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi Just joined and am looking for a late Africa Twin 750, looking for something nice. Not after a project as i have them already. Im in Doncaster area. Current bikes - 97 Honda Valkyrie 1500 77 Honda GL1000 (naked goldwing) 57 AJS 350 76 Suzuki Beamish 250 59 Excelsior 150 52 Motobecane Ive...
  14. For Sale: Honda 1989 VFR750 FK RC24 VMCC eligible classic insurance

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Honda 1989 VFR750 FK RC24 £1500 sold Another bike for sale along with the HD & Varadero in an attempt to clear some space in the garage. A 1989 Honda VFR750FK good condition excellent runner standard except for 4-1 exhaust Excellent machine creamy power delivery from the legendary V4 engine...
  15. What´s your plan for 2017?

    What´s your plan for 2017? Our "list" for next year: a short trip over the Alps in early summer and from late September on for the rest of the year through Spain and Portugal. Where are you going to ride in 2017? Cheers Frank
  16. Yamaha MT-07

    :cool: I’m intent on buying an MT-07 early next year. While I would love one of the new Africa Twins I can’t afford one at the moment and will be happy to go for the MT-07 and maybe have a look at the AT in a few years. I spent a long time researching my current choice of bike, the Honda...
  17. Brno & Cal Crutchlow.

    Cal Crutchlow has now become Britain’s first premier class (MotoGP) race winner since late legend Barry Sheene in 1981. After the race on Sunday evening, or on Monday morning … no mention at all of this sporting achievement on British Radio 4. Media Luvvies out of touch ?
  18. Headlight Unit Required

    Just got back from a ride to Belgrade, Serbia. It was nearly 40C in Budapest on the way and I made the mistake of blanking off my dip beam with black tape. The tape got hot and cracks developed in the headlight lens. The Vara is a late FI. Any suggestions as to who could supply a used or pattern...
  19. European Trip - Bike Prep (RD04)

    Africa Twin
    Morning ladies & gents, In late August I'm going on a +5000km solo trip around Europe. My first trip ever...46 days off work...don't think I'll come back! :-) I've a list of questions as long as my arm but I'm trying not to be a total noob and actually search the forum for the answers...
  20. Transalp early wheels

    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...