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  1. Africa Twin
    I'd be interested to know what average running temperature you guys have. I went for a 150 mile ride yesterday and the temp reached 107. The road conditions were dry, 19C and an average speed 80-90, continuous for 2hrs or so. The temp gauge showed two marks below red so nowhere near boiling but...
  2. Africa Twin
    Hi all, After 10years, I am proud to say that I have bought another Twin. I sold my last one, a RD04, many years ago and deeply regretted the decision. My new one is a 2001, 18,000 mile model. It is in almost perfect condition, and has been parked up since 2003! I have changed to oil etc, but...
  3. Africa Twin
    I have a rd07a that i commute on but I do 555km a week and it will kill the bike if i keep pileing on the km's. So the missus has signed off a trip to the UK to buy a crf1000 to ride back to Spain to use as my daily mile muncher. last time I did the route a few years back ( link to some pics...
  4. For Sale / Wanted
    Here is my Honda Africa Twin XRV 750, a bike for life! I am reluctantly selling (never planned to) as we are moving to Australia! I am 198cm so I have made some adjustments to suit a taller rider including 2" dropped foot rests (but I still have the originals) and 2" handle bar risers...
  5. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    https://www.autotrader.co.uk//classified/advert/201803285026841 Low mileage well maintained example. Selling due to family bereavement. Next MOT due 05/04/2019. Part service history, ABS, centre stand, crash bars, crash bungs, electric start, heated grips, LED indicators, luggage rack. Grey, 1...
  6. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Selling on behalf of a friend, if interested PM me and I will forward his number Varadero 1000 in black Current mileage 48,858 Recent Hagon shock fitted Recent battery and regulator Both tyres good comes with pannier rack & 45 ltr top box Multiple spare genuine keys for bike Crash bars...
  7. Dominator / FMX
    I just got back from a 50 mile brap, mainly fast country roads with a little town work towards the end. An hour later i put my hand on the clutch cover and it feels really hot, an hour later. Now by hot i mean putting my hand on the cover and leaving it on, it was uncomfortable to say the least...
  8. Dominator / FMX
    Thought i should say hello to everyone. Bought myself a bike i have fancied for nigh on 30 years, a 1989 nx650. Took for its mot today and she passed with flying colour, after the test i went on a 30 mile ride over the mountain, first impression ? absolutely BONKERS FUN:blob5:. Cant wait to get...
  9. How to.....
    Hi everyone,<br><br>Renewing camchains on 80k mile RD07, but I can't get sufficient slack to bolt cogs back on camshafts with chains in place. I need an extra 10mm upward movement for things to match up.<br><br>What am I doing wrong? Is there some way of adjusting tensioners to build more slack...
  10. Transalp
    Moving onDecided that a cull will be needed of all sorts of stuff that I've not got around to dealing with over the last few years, so ... Output shaft from my ’06 TA’s 11,422 mile engine. If anyone wants to make an offer for it, or any other parts of the engine, then contact ‘Ash’ (9-5...
  11. Transalp
    2006 Transalp. I got work but when I tried to start it, going home, it was completely dead. As if the battery wasn't there. Got it started from a battery pack someone had. It ran roughly for a few minutes and the rev counter was working intermittently but after a few minutes it ran fine. As if...
  12. Africa Twin
    ridden daily, as often as possible. tank brimmed until 2nd fuel light appears (every 4/5 days) until recently. last week started her up, set-off, 2mins down the road she coasted to a halt. waited a min before re-starting, happy on tick-over but wouldn't be rushed into higher rev range for a...
  13. Other Honda
    I've just returned from a few days in Bruges.... wonderful city, well worth a visit (and the Belgian beer's good too!). the young person's transport of choice appears to be.... ... it's essential that a sporty exhaust can, sans baffle, is fitted! You can hear them coming half-a-mile away ;)...
  14. XR
    So... Riding along and my bike dies.. has no compression..and won't start, next day compression is back but won't start. check valve clearances, and one exhaust valve is too tight. I adjust it and bike starts and i go for a ride.. Pull into my drive and it dies again after 5 mile test run.. i...
  15. Africa Twin
    Hi there, Does anybody got a spare reinforced sprocket and wouldn´t mind to sale it? Tried to contact Stefter the french guy who make them with no success...and also the waiting list seems to be a mile long. My countershaft is too knackered to carry on using the bike! Thanks in advance!
  16. Great Roads/Routes
    I brought a book from a charity shop -The Southwest Highway Atlas for 1675 by Paul White. He had gone through the routes in the south west of England shown in JOHN OGILBY'S BRITANNIA, 1675 and attempted to relate them to current roads/tracks/paths. Googleing -ogilby britannia atlas- brings up a...
  17. XR
    Hi and thank you for letting me join this forum, recently bought a nice tight XR400 (2002) bike is now in bits as a winter project / hobby. Intend to do the obvious.....wheel bearing, oil, filters etc......but also looking to fit new chain and sprocket......this is the question, will use bike on...
  18. Africa Twin
    Hi all, The penny has eventually dropped - I'll not be going to Mongolia or Morocco on my new Africa Twin or having 40,000 mile RTW experience :( But, do you really need to ride so far to have your own little adventure? :D Have a laugh at my latest silly video.....
  19. Suzuki
    Since purchasing the budget priced (new 'uns could be had for 5.5k at the time) 650 Strom just over a year ago, it struck me that this is one of the few recent bikes that has managed to break the '9 month honeymoon' period! As I'm now Transalp-less it'll be here a while longer. Overall, the...
  20. For Sale / Wanted
    Anyone interested in a 1999 xl600v front wheel hub twin disc, open to offers. The hub is in great shape no broken spoke mounts or stripped threads on disc mount bearings only 500 mile just over a year.
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