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  1. How do I program a new HISS key? (650 transalp)

    Can someone give advice on how I program a new key for a 650? I have a key that works, I can buy a blank key, get it cut (so it works the lock). then....??? what do i do next? do i get this? how do i use it? is it easy? etc i watched this, i assume the procedure is the same for the TA 650?
  2. Crashed '95 RD07 off-road and twisted up some front bits, what do I need now?

    Africa Twin
    Have a '95 RD07 I picked up 2 years ago for visiting coffee plantations and off-road in SE Asia and have been upgrading and modifying it from the crap state I purchased it in and recently I got it to a near "finished project" save for some farkles I have sitting on the shelf. But recently I...
  3. AT with Ural fitted

    Africa Twin
    Some folks may be interested to see the Ural chair which has recently been fitted to my trusty @, supplied & fitted by sidecar specialist Watsonian who fabricated a bespoke sub-frame which connects the Ural chassis to the bike's frame. Watsonian gave me some good tuition before we rode the 200...
  4. Fork height

    Dominator / FMX
    Over the next few days i am going to fit new fork gaiters, now the bike is a bit too tall for me and i thought i might drop the the yolks about an inch to compensate, doe's anybody think this may have an adverse effect on handling ? or should i leave well alone?
  5. Norway trip

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hi all Report and pics on my trip to Norway in August. I left home on 29th of July at about 1pm and just over 1 hour later I was in Folkstone the board the 3.20pm Eurotunnel. I hoped the weather would get better on the other side of the channel. I had lots of time to hope...
  6. Wheel building.

    Autumn greetings from Viking land. I am thinking about having a go at wheel building and know absolutely nothing about what I am letting myself in for. I will be needing something else to do now that my engine re-build is nearing completion. My project has got a 16x5 inch rear wheel that I am...
  7. Wanted: Transalp 2008 parts for adventure trip (screen, bash plate, engine bars, hand

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all, I'm planing a trip to Mongolia next year so I think it's time to update the Trans to be a little more suitable for the trip. I don't fancy buying parts new as they are extortionate. So i'm hoping that some of you lovely people might have some spares you want to sell. I'm looking for...
  8. Need some help with a bodge

    Bodgers Corner
    I have the engine out of the 1970 Triumph T120R TR6 I aquired in Germany and have need of some bodging advice from you experts out there... I have just taken the primary chain case off and totally de-greased it.. On closer inspection it looks like some ham fisted fool has hit it with a hammer...
  9. Draining battery and engine stalling

    Hi folks! I've recently bought myself a -92 transalp, which had been sitting for 2 years. I knew the carbs needed cleaning and thought it was a great deal. First time I noticed problems with the battery was after driving 150kms straight on the highway and then letting it sit for a few days...
  10. Hello !

    Just thought i had better say hello as i have just joined. I live in Devon and i have just bought a 2010 700 TA 8000 miles and unmolested :) i have been off of the road bikes for 3-4 years and just trail riding with a 91 xr250 this will be to potter around on and take away behind the...
  11. Whats it worth?

    I found an imperial measurements socket set for sale here in Denmark for £20 Its make is USAG which I have never heard of and its has 21 sockets from 3/8" up to ! 1/4" which is a bargain in this part of Europe that I call home.. While I was talking to the seller I asked if he had any other tools...
  12. My latest project

    Greetings from Denmark from the forums favourite scouse person...:D:D:D Now my son has finished his XS 400 which he wouldnt let me go near I decided I needed a project of my own.. I collected a 1970 Triumph TR6 Tiger 650 from an old German mate who is seriously ill with alcohol related...
  13. My old TA is coming home... Advice please?

    I am hoping to buy back my old 2001 Transalp in the next few weeks, not for me, but for my Nephew as his first "big" bike after getting his Test. Total mileage now is around 30k miles I sold it after owning it for 6-7 years and only moved it on because of a knee problem at the time :-( The guy...
  14. British AT Riders in Sardinia - Thank you very much!!

    Africa Twin
    On June, 4th, 2017, I had a big problem with the front tire in the middle of nowhere in Sardinia (Italy) on my AT RD 07a. Unfortunatly it was Sunday and I had no spare tube on board. So it was great luck, when 4 (or 5?) Englishmen on their AT's came along and stopped to help us. One of them even...
  15. RD03/04 engine rebuilding possibly

    Africa Twin
    Well I've been in Europe 6 months now and yet to get a bike. I've been looking for an RD 04 since I have been here as I have an RD03 stateside already and wanted something different. Everything seems to be to far away or I just don't get to it in time coupled with the fact I was looking for a...
  16. XL700 Fork Service and improvements

    My forks, well one stanchion, have developed a small leak. I obviously need to fit some new seals so once I've moved house in Summer and have a garage, sorry workshop, at last then I will be stripping and servicing them. Whilst they are in bits I thought that I may as well get the lowers...
  17. 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...
  18. What bike after Transalp?

    Hi! I am a happy owner of a '97 Transalp 600 PD10, with 57k kms on it and of course still going strong. In the next year I am planning to swap it for a newer bike with similar riding characteristics, but I seem to struggle to see what the obvious choice is. - I was first thinking Transalp 700...
  19. re-starting old AT motor

    Africa Twin
    Hi All i am an old forum member , was on here yr's ago when i lived in the UK. I brought my AT to Australia and its been a rebuild project for the last 5 yrs or so due to house renovations and having kids. I want to see if the motor still goes and have managed to turn the thing over by welding a...
  20. What would you do?

    I need some serious advice from you guys. My dear old 84 year old mum "oop north"called me today and offered me some money.:blob7::blob7::blob7: She is worried about some dementia tax that might come into force next week after the election and is worried about her nest egg.:(:(:( What bike would...