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  1. Listen to the Force

    Africa Twin
    I have a Euro Africa Twin (RD07) that I've been rebuilding the engine top end over the last year or so. I live in the US so parts come out of the Netherlands and each order takes at least 3-4 weeks. Finally got it together and tried starting it yesterday but it wouldn't stay running. Just...
  2. Newbie with new XL350.

    Hi, just joined this forum as I have just bought a very nice imported ( USA ) 1972 XL 350 that was restored 11 years ago and not been used since. It has been part of a private collection including a Vincent Black Shadow. Plan to put oil down the plug hole for a few days and see how the engine...
  3. Hey everyone

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hello to all, I am a newbie here.
  4. Greetings from Newbie

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, Just thought i'd introduce myself, currently own a BMW R1150GS, though looking at changing to a Africa Twin XRV 750, I've been hankering after one for a long time now, and have decided to sell my GS (or swap, if you see my thread) and hopefully get one, so beware there wil be plenty of...
  5. XL600R Newbie from Düsseldorf, Germany

    I’m a Newbie from Düsseldorf, Germany and own my XL600R PD03 now since 36y’s. By this way I like to expand my range to British XL600R riders. Here is a 1st impression of my old bucket: .
  6. Transalp 700 screen

    Hello, newbie on here. Just bought 700 transalp,2010 model. Its got a Puig extended screen with adjustable alloy brackets. I want a standard screen . So anyone got standard screen to sell or swap ?? Cheers. Dave
  7. Swingarm adjuster snapped

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi all, (newbie) , just done a post on the crf page but think posting here may get more response, iv recently purchesed a 2014 crf 450r, on adjusting the chain I found a seized adjuster and yes like a t**t I snapped it trying to undo, iv tried several metal drill bits to drill out without...
  8. newbie xl600 transalp

    well its growing on me ,, smooth delivery plenty power ,,good suspension quiet ,,but think crash bars would be a good idea ,,
  9. Newbie to the Transalp world !!

    Hi All, just bought this, picture below. Its an 88 XL600VJ to restore. My son and I are going to do the Scottish NC500 this summer and I'll be using this when its done. He's going to be on his new KTM390 Duke as he is 19 and just passed his A2. Can't wait !!! :-D:-D
  10. Newbie with a question about the XL250 evolution

    Hi everyone. I am about to receive my first XL, in fact my first Honda and I am very much looking forward to it. It’s a 1982 XL250SA and it is bought unseen by me so I am taking a big gamble but the bike is 200 miles away so a specialist courier is collecting it. I would like to know more...
  11. Newbie without a bike.... at the moment...But.

    Hi and hello to you all Im currently looking for a 650 to do a European Tour on next year with a friend, we have narrowed the choice of bike to be a Transalp. I am looking at 2007 plate 20k miles in Black and was looking at the various models etc It turns out that this particular bike, although...
  12. XL600LMF Newbie Advice

    Evening all. Im on the verge of buying an XL600LMF but have some questions I'd appreciate some views on; 1) The bike has a dicky tacho that seems to wonder all over the place. Looks like a sealed unit, so is there anybody that does repairs? 2) The engine doesnt idle well. I assume that its an...
  13. Clicking noise from enginr

    Africa Twin
    Hello co-africans i have a problem. When mybike is on neutral and only on neutral and only when its cold and I pull the throttle I hear a clicking noise coming from the bottom right of the engine It stops after 10 minutes when the bike is better warmed. Should i worry cause i am frightened as a...
  14. newbie to the TA

    Transalp Technical Specs
    Hello , just bought my first transalp va8 , Picked it up today from Birmingham (uk), Great bike , ride home was cold , but hay , had a smile on my face all the way,, bit of a wheel shake , looked and found that the balance weights on the rims were missing , so that's my first job,, But overall...
  15. Newbie from N/Ireland

    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...
  16. Need a new project

    I just spent an afternoon helping jnr polish his bike up after it passed its MOT. All he needs now is new tyres and a pair of Dunstall replica silencers which are on order...;););) His Yamaha DT 125 is also sorted so looks like i can turn my attention to finding my next project....:D:D:D...
  17. Newbie with a transalp

    Hi all I've been lurking in this forum for a few months, bought an xl700 transalp three weeks ago and enjoying it, living in Welshest Wales helps a lot, went for a spin up the Elan valley yesterday and had great fun despite appalling weather. Jon
  18. newbie from Devon! Here begins the saga of my home mechanics!

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Here she is, called Fujin after the Shinto god of wind...or Fudge to her friends Was an insurance write off when I bought her but put a few hours in getting her shipshape - just battling a fuel(?) issue then heading out to Croatia in May. When I've finished fiddling I look forward to meeting...
  19. Brake caliper bolts - sourcing and repalce or reuse

    Africa Twin Technical Specs
    Hola. I hope this isn't too much of a newbie question but... I had a bit of a weird rattle coming from the front end whilst braking on cobble and, on checking, one of my caliper bolts (on my RD04) has gone AWOL So, my first question - It's these things right? OEM Honda Flange Bolt 8X40...
  20. XR250 +4mm piston make??

    Hello there, I'm a newbie to the site and have an issue with my XR250 (86). After an off on an event last year it lost compression when kicking it over. If I bumped it off it ran perfectly with no loss of power but no compression. I checked the de-compressor and the valve clearances and all ok...