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  1. That was a bit scary/disconcerting.

    Transalp
    I just had my first go at logging in using my new smart phone and the tapatalk app, only to be confronted with at least 6 new posts that seemed to originate from me. I quickly signed out, and logged in with my tablet to get the view I'm used to, expecting to have to advise that I'd been hacked...
  2. Water Pump Failure Frequency

    Africa Twin
    Forum Members, Hello and happy holidays. I am interested in learning of the age or mileage any members may have experienced a water pump failure on their AT. I searched the forum and learned water pumps are not frequently discussed. My 1990 RD04 AT with 78k km is being updated for a long...
  3. DIY ALU Panniers and Top Box

    Africa Twin
    Well,I just turned 40 and went out and bought myself a TIG Welder in Fairyhouse Market as a present to myself today. This will be the thread for my build. I've never welded before, so this is gonna be a steep learning curve. Thought I'd start the thread by hopefully giving you all a bit of a...
  4. New to board

    Africa Twin
    Just thought I would say hello. Been reading through learning what I can about the 1989 RD03 I now own . Keep all the info coming as I need more to read . Thanks
  5. Newbie from way down under.

    Africa Twin
    Gday you adventurous lot. Picking up a 90 RD04 in 2 days. :p Planning on a total rebuild since its done approx. 160,000 kms and looking a bit shabby. Imported from Austria about 8 years ago I think. Very impressed with what I have seen in the forum so far. I have been riding for most of my...
  6. First Twin

    Africa Twin
    Hi, so I'm selling my gsxr 750 tomorrow to buy a 2002 RDo7a from a friend of mine. the bike is in pristine condition well taken care of. the owner is a specialist mech and has worked for both bmw and harley. Been on the forum for a couple of weeks learning about this awesome machine. now my...
  7. Riding an AT off-road as a newbie

    Africa Twin
    So I've got a few circuits near me (well, within 100km) where I can do some free-riding on dirt. The thing is I'm a newb to dirt, never having ridden on it. I'm also a newb to the AT. I'll go on a dry day - don't need to make my learning curve any steeper :p but I was wondering if there are any...
  8. Hello from Scotland

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi all, Just got my first Transalp, also my first big bike having just passed my full test in September, and joined the forum. Looking forward to learning more about my bike :) As you can tell I'm based in Scotland so no doubt have the usual rest & be thankful bike photo soon enough!! Steve
  9. Wanted: Wanted: Touratech Pannier Racks for a 1990-1992 Honda XRV750 RD04 Africa Twin

    For Sale / Wanted
    Forum Members, Hello. While searching for pannier racks for my aging 1990-1992 Honda XRV750 RD04 Africa Twins, I am learning some vendors have discontinued producing pannier racks for the 1990-1992 models. Two sets of pannier racks for an RD04 model are needed. All pre-owned racks without...
  10. Wanted: Wanted RD07 good rear shock

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi looking to buy a good rear shock for 2001 RD 07 think mine is goosed I ,m in Belfast happy to pay postage , please something which is good not one worse than my one . Just thougth would try here before I run out and sell the dog to buy one, if I take mine of to be rebuilt will be off the...
  11. 600 Shock Rebuilt, Spartacus?

    Transalp
    Welp, further to learning that I can't fit a 650 shock to a '98 600, here is the next shocking question: Has anyone here got first-hand experience of having a 600 shock rebuilt in the UK? I've searched, and there are a few people who have heard of it being done or heard of firms that offer a...
  12. The Motorcycle and The Idiot: A Marriage of Inconvenience

    Chatter
    Dear All, I have just started writing a blog of my feeble attempts at learning how to maintain a motorcycle. I've been riding for over 30 years and can only do the very basic stuff so I've committed myself to learning by buying a 1998 Honda Transalp. You can read about my trials and...
  13. project bike

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi there... so, my recent mechanical "exploits" have encouraged me to look for a project bike...I have seen the africa twin/dominator threads but I am scared of approaching anything that big/difficult myself. The idea is to buy something cheap, and slowly do it up to new/better than new myself...
  14. Parked Cars

    Chatter
    Got a question to ask.......... Was out following the wife on her bike. She passed parked cars without indicating (she looked and did her safety checks). Now I normally indicate in good time to warn traffic behind what I am about to do. When we pulled up I told her she should have indicated...
  15. screw to adjust the suspension

    Transalp
    Hi guys, can someone explain in baby language what the screw on the side of the bike for the rear suspension does on the 650. I can understand the concept of preload which i think basically makes the rear suspension harder...the screw does not adjust this it adjusts the damping correct? but...
  16. Rally Training

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I went for some Big Bike Rally Challenge (BBRC) training today to get me prepared for the first race in April. And, it was so worth it. I feel so much more confident and managed my aim of learning to drift the bike and power through corners at speed. Had a great day, and looking forward to the...
  17. kinked chain - to be or not to be

    Mechanical Advice
    ok guys, help me out here... i am really not mechanically experienced and am learning to take care of my bike as i go along.:D My chain is adjusted as per manual (xl650v 2006). and the pinch test on the back sprocket can only move the chain slightly(1-2mm...nothing close to have half the...
  18. Trail rides for children with learning difficulties

    The Longest Day
    For anyone who can get to South Wales on the 20th or 21st of June 2009 (not including those of us flying past on TLD!), this is from the latest edition of Trail, the organ of the Trail Riders' Federation: The children need YOU. DON'T LET N.E.R.C. KILL IT. Trail rides for children with...
  19. Essential Learning for the Welsh invasion

    Chatter
    As we will be watching the rugby on Friday night, it would be excellent of all attendees could learn the following Problems with pronunciation let me know :D Whealie I expect your very best welsh accent for singing the welsh national anthem too :blob7::blob7::blob7: I've got a rugby shirt...
  20. Learning curve!

    Transalp
    While some of you were having fun round Dartmoor, Mrs M and I went for a little spin - sort of investigating the capabilities of the Alp north of Kendal Now, I've seen Whealie's forward facing videos from Dartmoor, and they seemed very familiar after yesterday - we fell off too! Studied the...
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