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  1. XRV750N 1992 RD04 magneto question

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi, Can anyone tell me or even better show me pictures of the differences between magneto rotors on an RD04, RD07 or transalp. The motor I bought a while ago only had one pulse coil and the magneto has eight little bumps near the edge. My motor has two pulse coils now as per the recesses in the...
  2. Dommie custom in Bike mag

    Dominator / FMX
    For those that like that kind of thing, the current issue of Bike magazine has a feature on a French-made custom from a Dommie donor bike. July 2019 edition, page 20. The engine, bash plate and front half of the frame look familiar, but that’s about all! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Honda XL125 points conversion to later CDI?

    Honda XL125 points conversion to later CDI? I notice that the engine cover is different and of course the head. Can the magneto/cover and flywheel be made to fit ? Swap heads and thats about it. Anyone done this?
  4. XL600R engine parts

    I have a bottom end for a XL600R, it the red magnesium casing complete with crank and con-rod. Also have two pairs of cylinders and a complete set of dellorto carbs (two together) and wish to sell them off. WOuld rather offer them to the community instead of eBay. Will accept a reasonable offer...
  5. Copper washer on magnito casing side

    Africa Twin Technical Specs
    Putting casing back on after blasting + powder coating. Kept all bolts in position through a piece of cardboard. One of the 3 long bolts that holds the outside cover of the stater / pick-up cover on has a copper washer on it. I cannot remember putting it on the bolt, but must have done !! Does...
  6. Magnesium Gold Paint For Engine Casings/Exhaust?

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I'm having trouble finding any suitable paint for the exhaust heat shields on an RD03. What have people used in the passed? As far as I know the colour is Magnesium Gold. Will regular paint work or will it need to be high temperature? I won't be painting the engine casings...
  7. Honda CT/XR 125 CDI no spark ?

    The bike is a Honda 125 farm bike, here sold as a CT125. 1988 not sure if it is original, bitsa. It has CDI.Same engine a the XL 125 The bike was going well, then the lad rode it on the farm and said it was miss-firing. I rode a day later and it conked out. Pushed it back to the shed and found...
  8. For Sale: Magnetic tank bag

    For Sale / Wanted
    Selling a spare magnetic tank bag, I have never used it as it came with an old bike Its in good condition and has all the usual features of a tank bag It even says 'Travel Speed Journey Explore' on the top, whats not to like?! £25 delivered to UK mainland PM me if interested Cheers
  9. RD03 which tank bag?

    Africa Twin
    Hi gents, I'm going on a roadtrip this sunday. From Belgium to South France. I would like to have a tank bag (prefer magnet one) but I don't know which one fits the best, or which one I should choose. Any ideas? Thanks in forward.
  10. Map Holder

    Does anyone here have any recommendations for a decent map holder to fit the TA700 tank? I used a magnetic tank bag on my old bike but the plastic tank covers has ruined that. Tried a tank ring tank bag but the fuel cap is too far forward on the TA for this to work with anything of a decent...
  11. 700VA Petrol tank material.

    I've not picked up the Transalp yet so can't do the obvious test but what is the petrol tank made of? Steel, Aluminium? I have an Oxford tank bag which is held on with magnets so wondering if it will still be of any use :) Nige
  12. Mag wheels on a Transalp

    Hi Folks, just wondered ( I haven't searched so don't shout), if anyone has ever fit a set of cast wheels to the transalp (mine's a 650) and if so was it easy, straight swap, chop and change parts etc and what were they off ?. Just had to have the spokes tightened up on mine for M.O.T which...
  13. Nice 1990 RD04 Restoration in CMM magazine

    Africa Twin
    Picked the Sept. issue of Classic Motorcycle Mechanics mag up the other day, and there's a good report on a chap in Wales who's done a nice resto on an RD04L. Mostly a standard refit and refurb, but a cracking livery conversion from "shell-suit" to HRC R/W/B :) All that's best in modern...
  14. Many many many Africa Twin

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    This was a trip from Africa Twin club last weekend and Africa Twin owners came from almost all over Greece We stayed in Trikala Trikala - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia One of the most beautiful town in Greece next to the magnificent Meteora Meteora - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A unique...
  15. For Sale: FS: Touratech/Kahedo expandable tank bag

    For Sale / Wanted
    For sale is my Touratech branded Kahedo tank bag, it has a shaped semi rigid base to fit curved top tanks, a large A4 map pocket which is velcro'd do detachable, extendable by a couple of inches, has a couple of pockets & side bungees etc. It IS NOT magnetic, I've successfully attached it to the...
  16. Crazy question about speedometers

    Africa Twin
    Has anyone ever tried to fit a digital speedo with a magnetic pickup inside the stock speedo housing? This could be a solution for keeping a stock look, but not dealing with that nylon gear packing up all the time. Also, it would allow for easily switching between MPH and KPH. Talk me out...
  17. Aldi tank bag

    Africa Twin
    I just popped into my local Aldi and they are selling biker stuff and i bought one of their magnetic tank bags for the A/T,it seems to fit quite well and it has the plus of side securing straps that i've run down to the engine bars to secure,it's not the biggest in the world but it's just a...
  18. Magnetic sump plugs

    Mechanical Advice
    Ive just read a very old post about the use of magnetic sump plugs. May I offer a word of warning, Perhaps there are certain varieties that are better but in my experience they are far too weak. I know a couple of guys who managed to sheer them while installing. I did the same helping a friend...
  19. Using a bike computer (sigma) as a replacement for a trip meter

    Africa Twin
    I have been reading on ADV that a lot of vstrom owners put sigma bike computers on their bikes as the speedo on a vstrom is crap. Anyway I need a trip meter replacement and been looking at the sigmas but the gap between the spoke magnet and the recurved is 1/2 an inch Max. Can any manner be used...
  20. Trip master replacement

    Africa Twin
    Is there such a thing as a direct replacement for the trip master. Mine has been playing funny buggers for a while (screen just shows 8's for first few miles then works fine but as its missing first few miles so the trip is not correct). I am going to disconnect the battery and reconnect later...