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  1. Most balance pannier set up?

    Transalp
    Just wandering what is the most logical pannier set up for a TA since the exhaust side one will stick out more if its the same size? To make the bike roughly the same rear width would a E45 on the left and E28 on the right make it roughly same width? Or would having different loads make the...
  2. The Laws

    Chatter
    Try reading this without nodding! Law of Mechanical Repair After your hands become coated with grease, Your nose will begin to itch or you'll have to pee. Law of the Workshop Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner. Law of Probability The probability of...
  3. XL125V - Baby Vara - Prestwick to Paris

    Varadero
    Hello all, I bought a baby Vara as my first ever bike. I'd knocked around on a Suzuki before years ago when I worked summer vacation on a local farm. Anywho, my intention was just to get a put-put CB125 second hand and keep it at my folks for fun whenever I was home from France. But then I saw a...
  4. Start problems

    Transalp
    Hi all, I have problems starting my Honda Transalp XL 600 V from 1989 after a winter break for about 4 months. I have rechrged the battery and added new fuel, but it is not sufficient to get it started. What would be the next 2-3 logical steps to get the bike started? Kind regards Carsten
  5. Fitting a 12v Relay & Ciggie Socket

    Africa Twin
    Disclaimer first: I am not a qualified electrician and make no claim to be one. The only thing I’m sure of when it comes to electrics is don’t lick light switches. This write-up is based on what I did to my bike and is not intended as a definitive guide to all things electrical. That said...
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