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  1. Is this normal on the 650 Alp????

    Transalp
    Just wondering if this is normal on a 650 Alp - there seems to be a serial / engine / VIN number party visible on the clocks - Not sure what or why it’s like that you’d think the entire number should be seen????
  2. Engine missing a beat at idle?

    Africa Twin
    My 1994 RD07A is intermittently missing a beat at idle? It does need some carb work and is idleing a little high. But every once in a while it seems to have a little hiccup. There is a mechanical “click” sound then a miss in the RPMs. It’s just for an instant, then returns to normal. This...
  3. Camshafts on Austrian restricted AT model VS normal.

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys. I recently bought my first AT RD07. It`s an import from Austria, and I`ve learned that those models are restricted. The restriction in the inlet has been replaced with normal full flow inlet rubber manifolds/isulators by PO. But what about the camshafts they put in the Austrian models...
  4. Need help with voltage on a 650

    Transalp
    2001 650 Brand new "motobatt" battery fitted recently, all working fine, then one cold morning it only had enough power to turn the engine over twice, then went flat. Battery recharged from the mains. then all starts fine I suspect the Oxford heated grips are killing the battery. They are...
  5. Over fueling & 50 miles less to the tank ...

    Africa Twin
    Well as it says folks im getting about 50 miles less to the tank with normal back and forth to work. Over the xmas period ive removed the tank and popped the choke plunger out and sprayed lots of carb cleaner in the choke plunger location ive checked the carbs for being balanced wand there about...
  6. Bike shudders going through gears

    Dominator / FMX
    I am noticing a pretty strong shudder when accelerating particularly from 2nd to 3rd,recently fitted new michelin annakee3, brake pads, chain, sprocket,handlebars,not sure if the bike did it before,it just doesnt seem to be as smooth through the gears as before,the front tyre was not fitted to...
  7. Cover from Generator very hot

    Varadero
    Hi Folks, my Vara has a very hot Cover from the Generator ( 90 °C ) and the Cover from the Clutch has 67°C ( after 30 min driving ). Is this normal ? Could someone help me ? Best regards Markus
  8. strange clicking sound

    Dominator / FMX
    i have just rebuilt my 92 dommie top end new followers,oilpump disaster. I have fitted everything back as itshould be however when turning the motor over on the crank to find the T mark. As i rotate the crank i can hear a "click" is this the cam actuating the decrompression plunger? should i be...
  9. Sluggish clutch

    Africa Twin
    I recently bought my first RD04 from 92. I’ve been happy wit it. A couple of weeks ago I went on a longer trip round trip app 400km. Both ways during slow moving traffic i expirenced that when the engine got hot, my clutch leaver went sluggish and did not bite before half pressed and thus did...
  10. Barkbusters limiting steering movement - RD04

    Africa Twin
    Hi, mt AT (Catweasel's) has barkbusters and they limit the steering. They hit the fairing before end of the normal range of movement and I think they are why my steering lock won't engage. Any tips before I start grinding bits away? Cheers, Stewart.
  11. Xl700v trip meter reset

    Transalp
    Hi there! I recently bought my first motorcyle, a 2008 transalp 700 and everytime I turn the ignition off the trip meter resets to 0. Trip , trip A and trip B they al reset. Don't know if it's normal or not. Any solutions for it? Also a noob question: how far up in the tank ca I topup with gas...
  12. indicator flashing speed

    Africa Twin
    Hi, my newly bought RD07a has aftermarket indicators on it and they flsh quickly like normal one would if a bulb was out. Is there some way I can get around this withutnhaving tomsource some originals?
  13. Transalp 700. What is this pin for?

    Transalp
    Ever since Ive had the Transalp the seat seems to have been sitting a little high. Ive checked underneath a couple of times and everything seemed normal. Anyway today I had a closer inspection and noticed this pin seemingly not doing anything behind the bolt that holds down the fuel tank. It...
  14. Very faint ticking noise

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi all I have a very faint ticking noise coming from down near the oil filter area just wondering if it is normal, also it seems to feel like someone is now and again pushing against my bike as I'm going along, a few weeks ago I changed the oil etc and it was at the level at the time, I removed...
  15. My RD04 fairings is made of fibreglass. Is that normal

    Africa Twin
    Hi I just bought a RD04 1991. It seems like all my fairings are made of fibreglass. Is that original? Best Dan
  16. 2011 XL700V Transalp and stuttering at low revs

    Transalp
    Hi, I'm the proud owner of a 2011 Honda XL700V Transalp and am still getting used to riding it. One thing that I'm not sure if it's normal or not though is that the bike stutters (like it's about to stall) between 1500 and 2000 revs consistently. This makes commuting in Central London somewhat...
  17. transalp tail light woes

    Transalp
    Bought my first transalp 2 weeks ago, one small problem The tail light bulb, works running but no brake light, pulled the bulb out filament seems ok, but, I want to buy a spare bulb to see if the bulb is the issue befoer changing brake switches, here is the real problem, the bulb is an odd one...
  18. Chain care

    Product Reviews
    Anyone got views on this. Are chain oilers worth having for normal road use? Views appreciated
  19. Engine temp?

    Transalp
    Xl600v Ok after about 1 hr of steady riding my water temp rises, sits at about 80 degrees upon hitting traffic after this it will rise up to 105 degrees then fan comes in and lowers temp. My question are.... 1. Is this normal? 2. Do your fans come on? 3. What temp does your alp run at? Cheers...
  20. Fuel tap

    Africa Twin
    When putting my bike back together I found the fuel tap is leaking when in the off position, I had lost my patience in the excitement of hoping it was going to start, to open up the tap and see what was wrong. So anyway the bike fired up as normal :p but it looks like I have a sticking float...
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