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  1. Replacement Topbox lock

    Transalp
    Just wondering whether anyone knows of a suitable source for replacement barrel lock for my Honda Topbox on my Transalp XL700? The one on at the moment is getting more and more fiddly to open every day and is only a matter of time before it refuses to open. The OE replacement lock set is Honda...
  2. Replace rear shock with another one from another Model

    Varadero
    Hello guys , i was just wondering if anyone tried to replace the rear shock from another model Honda/Yamaha..etc ? the aftermarket is too expensive and new OEM as well . i see a lot of good rear shocks in good condition and cheap as well from other bikes any idea ? thanks speaking about...
  3. XRV650 RD03 coolant type

    Africa Twin
    Hi, Planning on flushing the coolant, can’t make out if I should use OAT (silicate free, red colour) or IAT. The bike has green stuff in it now, but I believe silicates ruin the water pumps on some bikes. Anyone know what I need to use, my manual doesn’t say anything helpful on the matter...
  4. Which Coolant/Antifreeze should I use?

    Transalp
    Hi There, I have a 1997 Transalp XL600V. Its my first venture into the world of bikes and I am loving it so far. Simple question (I hope!). Which type of coolant should I use in the bike? OAT Antifreeze or Silicate Antifreeze? Does it matter? If so why does it matter? Thanks in advance! Paul
  5. Honda Xr250r 1993 crank case

    XR
    Removed my crank as it needs a new con rod , but the crankcase inside has a section that the crank sits in and there is a hole init , will this matter im sure its designed for some reason like to hold oil to lube the crank but with a hole this will reduce it ? . Does anyone have a set of cases...
  6. Wanted: Wanted Varadero 1000 front wheel

    For Sale / Wanted
    Anyone got a front wheel from a non abs model v1/v2 varadero 1000? Colour doesn't matter. Cheers Garry Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
  7. Buying a Transalp

    Transalp
    Hi everyone. I'm new to the forum and to motorcycling for that matter. I have always wanted to buy a transalp, for various reasons. Question though, do you guys think it makes sense to buy one now given the fact that it is out of production? Would it make more sense to go for something like the...
  8. Oh dear....

    Chatter
    Guy turned up at the H cafe bike night last night on a brand new Yamaha R1M... He only had a woman pull out in front of him just down the road from the cafe 5 mins before he turned up and slid it down the road...:eek: It was all scraped down the left side. He seemed fairly matter of fact about...
  9. Urgently need a tank! RD04. Please help!

    Africa Twin
    Hey guys I urgently need a tank for my RD04 as mine is not up for the job at the moment. We are leaving for Spain on Tuesday so I need it veerryyy soon. It doesnt matter what colour or condition, as long as its usable. Does anyone have one I can buy? Happy to pick up anywhere. Cheers guys.
  10. Wanted: Anyone has front and rear RD03 hubs ?

    For Sale / Wanted
    Only hubs needed (and rear sprocket carrier). Must have good threaded holes (not mangled). Paint condition doesn'T matter. I will bead blast and paint. TIA Lee
  11. Screen Screws

    Varadero
    Hi Guys, went to change the screen yesterday for a taller one, removed the screw covers, undid 3 screws no bother the 4th a completely different story! As ususal it's a screew that you cannot get to from the back, the lower n/s one, and no matter how much persuaion i gave it it would not come...
  12. harley 1340 evo engin strip and rebuild video high quality

    Buell / Harley Davidson
    by far the best think i ever seen on youtube even if you don't fancy Harleys you will still love this unless your a bit ****ed in the head or something . its so well made its a pure joy to watch it don't matter at all what make of engine it is its out of a a bike and that's all that matters ...
  13. need a quick answer please 02 or 08 thermostat

    Dominator / FMX
    I have bought an oil thermostat for my 1988 Dommie the thread is M20 x 1.5mm b4 I send money is this correct I know these thermostats fit R02 and R08 models the 08 being different in some way and I have been told an 08 will not fit The item was advertised as an 02 1988 your help in this matter...
  14. FX650 Gear Lever options

    Dominator / FMX
    No matter what I do with it, after about 50 miles the gear lever on the 650 FX vigor loosens off on the gear change shaft. Tried cleaning out the clamp gap with minature file, using different bolts materials with various Loctites and still loosens off. Still changes gear but I want a solution to...
  15. Wanted: +1 RD04 screen

    XRV Swap Shop
    Original style screen wanted for RD04L, doesn't matter if its clear or tinted as long as it's in good condition. Please PM Thanks
  16. How big a van do I need

    XR
    I may need to move my XR400 and as I don't have a van (nor a car for that matter) I was looking to hire one. Question is what size of van do I need. I know it will fit in a transit but what about something smaller? Will it fit in one of these car sized vans but with the higher back. No mirrors...
  17. Motorcycle movies, bad ones and good ones

    Chatter
    A Movie, possibly interesting for some; THE WOMEN’S MOTORCYCLE EXHIBIT FILM | BEHIND THE SCENES W/LANA MACNAUGHTON | The Selvedge Yard I thought I start a thread about motorcycle movies. I can't seem to find one on this forum, so perhaps it's time for a motorcycle movie thread? Have you seen...
  18. Wanted: WANTED 89 Transalp tank

    For Sale / Wanted
    I am on the search for a tank in good condition (color doesnt matter) for my 1989 Transalp. Please let me know if you have any for sale. Thank you.
  19. Tank needed

    Transalp
    Hi, I am looking for a TA 1989 tank. The guy I bought the bike from had cut the parts of the tank, that the fairings connect to. Does anybody have a usable tank for sale? Color doesnt matter, will be painted. Thanks
  20. What's this for?

    Dominator / FMX
    Last daft questions of the day (but tomorrow's a whole other matter :p ) . With pictures! Pic 1. What is this for? It's just below the fuel tap on the left side of the engine. It's a bit gunky, don't remember it being like that when I got the bike. Pic 2. What does this do? Just below the...
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