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  1. Hone for new rings

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I have been lucky enough to be the new owner of an 96 XRV750. As we all know there are not many here in the US and I'm excited to get her on the road. I'm working on rebuilding the motor and I can not find info on what grit of hone to use to re-ring. I have factory rings and the bores...
  2. Water Pump drain bolt problems

    I decided to change my coolant recently and found that when i replaced the drain bolt with a new washer it wouldn't tighten properly. I removed the bolt and found that what appeared to be the thread from inside the drain bolt hole had come away and onto the bolt. I decided to buy a new bolt to...
  3. Pressing crank bearings

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, Greeting from the west coast of the US. I have been lucky enough to import a 1997 TA. The motor was blown and I'm starting the rebuild process. I need to press the crank shells out of the case and I was wondering what people are using or any tricks. I was planning on turning a pressing...
  4. German RD07 to New Zealand. Head light problems

    Africa Twin
    Hi Guys, sorry for first post and instant questioning :) Hope you gonne help me anyway... I just brought me RD07 from Germany to New Zealand and now I am about to get it road legal here. So I assume I have to change the head light. Because the bike was not used really the last years I am not...
  5. Fittings for Boano Marathon Tank question

    Africa Twin
    I was lucky enough to source a slightly used Boano tank. The fasteners that were on the tank do not have the smaller "inner" piece that accepts the twist stud. Can anyone tell me if the Boano kit comes with these or does one drill out the riveted pieces on the OEM tank and use? Yjx
  6. Dominator 650 front wheel fit Transalp 600

    Hi all from across the pond, I'm the lucky owner of an 1989 TA 600. I'm getting ready to upgrade the front and rear end to RD04 specs. I'm looking for another rim I can a lace to my new hub while leaving the bike together. So is a 650 Dominator front rim the same as a TA? Thanks for the...
  7. Gear lever damaged

    Last weekend the gearlever on the XL600V got well bent up with the end getting under the footrest...and it could have been a lot of a problem..except i was rescued by a few nice blokes with a big vice and a hammer...ANYWAY...TopBuzz99 had previously put a post on here about a good...
  8. Wanted: Big Footpegs wanted

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all I'm looking for some hefty footpegs for my 2003 xrv750. Any conditio Touratech or Ruggedroads or similar. Can't really afford new so hoping maybe I'd get lucky by asking here. Thanks
  9. Black smoke from a 98 Dominator :/

    Dominator / FMX
    Good friends, I have a problem with my 98 dominator. I have tried my best to solve it myself but my mechanic skills are fare from good. When I bought the bike it started pretty well but it looked that the carburetor was clogged with something. In low revs it makes some black smoke and stalls...
  10. serbia riding

    hi! i'm the lucky owner of 2 husabergs 350 and 450, 2014, and 3 husqvarnas I used to ride MX for 6 years, but since 2010 Enduro and hard enduro have become my life) I'm also a enduro guide through our beautiful country, and I really love my mission!! I'd like to meet like-minded muddies here and...
  11. I suppose I can count myself lucky!

    Riding home from the Haggs Bank Rally on Sunday the chain snapped on the Alp whilst in the outside lane on the A1 M.[emoji33] I was 90 miles from home and all alone ?. After a few phone calls a mate came and picked me and the bike up in a van just as it was getting dark. When I got home I...
  12. M20 Bridge Collapse: Motorway Travel Chaos As Biker Injured

    M20 Bridge Collapse: Motorway Travel Chaos As Biker Injured That's one lucky biker! How the hell can this lorry go down this road and take out this bridge?
  13. Laser exhaust 1995 at 750, loud

    Africa Twin
    I am lucky enough to have both the original exhaust and a laser exhaust on my 1995 rd07. They both came with the bike. I like both, even though I prefer the laser one. But it is loud. Very loud. I suspect that it has been modified at some point. From YouTube I see that there is a piece inside...
  14. Free: Metzeler Tourance 140/80-17 to suit Africa Twin

    For Sale / Wanted
    I'm trying to pay it forward a bit here. I've been on this forum for many years, and have been lucky in the past, and just recently, to be shown great kindness and help by other members with advice and offers of parts. So, I figure it's my turn to try and do a good deed, and offer up a tyre...
  15. Prudential Ride London 100 Surrey 21st July 2016 - Bowel Cancer UK

    Charity Events
    Hi All, My son and I are doing this 100 mile cycle ride in aid of Bowel Cancer UK. I am aiming to raise £500 to help them research the disease and support others who went through what I did. 11 years ago I was diagnosed as having Bowel Cancer and long story short it was cut out of me, I made a...
  16. For Sale: Tickets to Superbike World Champonship!

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all Fancy winning a trip to the 2016 FIM Superbike World Championship at Donnington Park? Well, Opie Oils has 4 pairs of Silver Paddock Passes up for grabs! These passes will give you access to the paddock and grandstand at the Goddard's throughout the entire weekend, Friday 27th May -...
  17. Alternate paint schemes, vinyl wrap or Decal ideas.

    I was wondering if anyone has any ideas or have any pictures that they would like to share about changing or modifying the looks of the old Varadero SD01/02? I've never tampered with the looks, even though they do test the eye, but I do have a spare set of body panels for the ole girl &...
  18. Hello all.

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hello all. It's time I introduced myself. My name is Gary and I purchased a 1988 XRV650 RD03 earlier this year. I'd like to thank you all. Your forum has been a great help to me with your advice and gave me some pointers when looking at buying. I had 2 motorbike posters as a lad. One is was a...
  19. Free: Opie Oils Autumn Competition

    For Sale / Wanted
    Fancy your chances? If you do then make sure you enter our Autumn Competition..... We've got an awesome prize bundle up for grabs - One lucky winner will get a Forza 6 Inspired 1TB XBOX One with controller, Forza 6 download token and FIFA 16 with a limited edition steelbook and mini EA...
  20. Front brake caliper rebuild and hose replacement

    Africa Twin
    Evening all. I've got the spare parts needed to rebuild a siezed (again) front caliper and replace the front hoses with HEL this weekend. I paid a local bike mechanic to rebuild them last year, is this something I'm likely to have to do annually or have I just been unlucky this time around? The...