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  1. Hello and XR400 Air Filter Cage / Support Question

    XR
    Hi Everyone, I finally got my first XR400 last week and have clocked up a few miles on and off road already. Loving the bike and have already carried out a number of modifications but I'm struggling to find something. The bike came with a K&N air filter on it, I bought a replacement foam filter...
  2. Greetings /My bike/ JE big bore Question

    Africa Twin
    Hello, I have been reading the forum since years but that's my first post, so finally greetings everyone! My name is Orestis and this is my beloved and abused xrv: My bike's main modifications are: Boano Sachs 48mm fork, Nitron ntr pro shock, jetting/pump/air/exhaust, controls/levers etc...
  3. Honda FMX 650 smokes when very hot

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi to all, I am currently facing an issue with my FMX. While it does not smoke not at all (at least not visibly) when it warms up (very hot) it starts to smokes (mainly from the right exhaust). This however does not happen every time that the motor warms up, so the occurrence is irregular. I...
  4. Transalp 700 handlebars.

    Transalp
    On longer rides, especially when loaded up, I find that my arms sometimes start acheing. I'm thinking of trying some higher bars. Any recommendations and do they affect the handling etc of the bike? Also what if any modifications will be needed to the controls etc? Thanks for any answers. Nick...
  5. Foot pegs for XL700 from other bikes

    Transalp
    Hi I am trying to find a way of adjusting the rider foot pegs position on my XL700. The stock footpegs are in my way when I stop at the traffic light and I want to move the 2-3 cm to the front or to the back. I know that SW-Motech had some pricey kits for the XL700, but are not available...
  6. CG125 Tank Mods

    Dominator / FMX
    Just wondering if anyone got any photos or advice for the modifications needed to fit my CG125 tank to my Dominator?? Any Help would be much appreciated? As they say, a photo worth a thousand words, so a photo of the underside of a modified tank would be ideal.
  7. Just got a Transalp -92. What is your recommended modifications?

    Transalp
    Hi there! My first motorbike (since my 125cc motocross) is a Transalp 600 1992 in great condition. Already love it. I kind of like how quiet it is, but if I could gain a few horsepowers, I could consider a cooler sound :) What exhausts do you recommend? Is it worth it? I hate the dull...
  8. Make Alp Great Again Rebuild Project

    Transalp
    Hello fellow Alpiners. Alp (1991) and I have been out and about in the world for almost three years now. We've done a fair bit of k's and had the occasional spill. A bad one in Australia particularly left a mark but still managed to put the bike back together again. Now it is time to make this...
  9. all season riders: How do you prepare your bike for the cold months?

    Riding
    A question for the all-seaons-riders: How do you prepare your bike for the cold months? I admit, that I don´love ice and snow riding. Usually I try not to be out on the bike when the conditions are really bad, but nonetheless I spent a lot of time on my motorcycle at low temperatures because...
  10. Honda XL/XBR 500s Exhaust Flanges

    XL
    Hi all, really struggling to find a set of exhaust flanges and collars for my XL500s, have however found a set for the XBR500, does anybody know if they will fit my XL, don't mind making any slight modifications. Cheers
  11. Easy to fit Honda XR650 rear fender on Africa Twin RD04?

    Africa Twin
    Hello! I'm looking for info regarding fitting a Honda XR650 rear fender onto the Africa Twin RD04. Is it easy? Do you have do some modifications to make it fit? Regards, Matthias
  12. Looking forward to next week.

    Dominator / FMX
    I am soooo looking forward to next week. I havnt been out on my Dommie scrambler in ages because I got fed up of taking my carb on and off to try and get the jetting sorted after my modifications. I couldnt get it quite right so I gave up. I bought a 41mm Keihin flatside carb for it a while ago...
  13. XL600R 1987 into XL600L (Tank Fitment)

    XL
    Hello, I have a 1987 XL600R (PD04) and it was recently stolen and recovered (luckily no damage and hardly any miles put on) its a great runner and copes pretty well off road. I am looking at turning into an overland bike by way of a few simple mods. I have acquired a 1987 XL600L 28 litre Pairs...
  14. couple of tips, may be of help, newbies & vets

    Africa Twin
    Africa Twin XRV 650 RD03 - Honda AT RD03 fuel reserve sensor. Africa Twin XRV 650 RD03 - AT XRV650 RD03 CDI. Africa Twin XRV 650 RD03 - Fuel Pump Africa Twin XRV 650 RD03 - Spark plugs Africa Twin XRV 650 RD03 - Suspension Upgrading Africa Twin XRV 650 RD03 - Race Tech Emulators 43mm...
  15. CB500X Adventure - the new Transalp?

    Transalp
    i called into the Ace Cafe today - it was 'Adventure and Overland' day or something like that. I had a look at Rally Raid Products' "CB500X Adventure" and it's a great looking bike - possibly a (non-official) successor to the Transalp with a parallel twin motor in the same way that the Africa...
  16. Honda XR 125

    XR
    Just bought a Honda XR 125. Have a full manual - service, parts and user if anyone wants a copy via pdf. I'm planning on re-building and doing a few modifications as I go on. I'm a mechanical fitter / machinist by trade so will see what I can do once I take it apart :) anyone know if the xr200...
  17. Honda XR125L - Luggage question!

    XR
    Hello Folks, I live in the states and am flying to Cape Town the middle of Dec. I will be buying an 2015 XR 125 - it comes preinstalled with a rear rack which is nice. I am wondering if I can use soft saddlebags/panniers without adding any modifications(bars/side brackets)? Does anybody have...
  18. Touring Europe And Getting Strange High Millage On My Africa Twin

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, I have a Africa Twin RD03 and am touring France, Italy and Switzerland at the moment. So long story short, on the first day i arrived in france i put some RedEx into the fuel tank and got bad results, black smoke, plugs were miss firing and the bikes performance was very poor. So i...
  19. Regulator/Rectifier RD07A

    Africa Twin
    Not a new thread, I just want confirmation from experience: Can I use a post 2005 Yamaha R1's 50Amp Regulator/Rectifier for my 2001 AT? If so, does it need heavy modifications to the connectors and fitment?
  20. Get your Snorkel Out!

    Dominator / FMX
    I've posted on here many times about the transformation that can be wrought on an FX650 by removing the baffle tubes from the standard silencers and going up to a 15t front sprocket and 175 main jet. I've always eschewed intake modifications because of a long and painful history of Honda bikes...
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