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  1. Swap: 2015 ktm duke 200 with dyna boost chip (unfitted)

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi, I am looking for a early 80s xr200r rolling chassis or full bike to direct swap for my duke, only bought the duke as couldlnt find the xr i wanted, duke sounds nuts and looks pretty radical with a rat look paint job and after market parts, needsa few tghings for first mot in october, just...
  2. honda XL500R Top End Replacement

    Hi member ...Blackbirdflyer....hopeing to pick your collective Honda brains....Rebuild project.... Honda XL 500R 1982....Camshaft split with top end requiring replacement including camshaft. Where would you suggest that I start....all breakers so far have turned up a blank....any...
  3. Advise please

    So I have a 650v4 Transalp with 55,000 on the clock. Only proviso on the MOT from October was front discs are slightly worn. The bodywork and engine are a little cosmetically untidy- the engine's silver paint has come off in places and there is the spot of rust here and there but nothing major...
  4. which oil for my 122.000kms Varadero???

    Hi mates, Ive been using lately the shell advance 10w40 ultra 4T. Last trip to Pyrennes I did 3500kms and I had to topup with 1/2lts . Last day of the tour I had a non-stop 800kms with arround 35-40 degress and my stator melted the isolation..., could it be cause of the lack of that 1/2lts...
  5. First ride today

    Africa Twin
    Well after buying my AT in October and had to look at it while waiting on back surgery I managed to get it out today:p I have to say I like it! For sure my GS1200 Adventure will be finding its way to gumtree very soon! Anyway here it is at Lochbuie
  6. Big Trailie - October Meet

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Over at Big Trailie we have an October meet-up. So if you fancy a weekend with some good friends then pop over and register. October Meet | Big Trailie
  7. Africa Twin Meet, Switzerland, 01 October 2016

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi all I know it's on quite short notice but since there are some Swiss (Based) XRV'ers in this forum I post it anyway. Honda Switzerland has organised an Africa Twin Meet in Aeschi (some km's from Spiez/Interlaken) on 01 October 2016. See the link to the official flyer for more details...
  8. Foam air filter for TA700?

    I'm taking my TA700 to Morocco in October and we'll be doing some riding in sand. I've been advised to get a foam air filter as apparently they filter out finer particles than other ones. Is it possible to get a foam air filter for the TA700? I can't find one. Thanks
  9. Gloucestershire & Cotswold Edge Rally

    Great Roads/Routes
    The South Cotswold section of the VMCC is running an informal rally (like a treasure hunt) where you have 2 months ( 1 August to 30 September) to visit up to 31 locations in Gloucestershire. It could be a couple of days riding to do the lot or a series of leisurely rides doing an area at a time...
  10. Introduction from a new member

    Africa Twin
    Hi, Thought it would only be polite to introduce myself ... My name is Craig, I'm a Brit living in France and I recently bought this RD04 for a trip to Morocco in October. This is my first Japenese bike, my other mounts being Italian. But, having run through the list of Italian possibles -...
  11. changing gear need help

    Africa Twin
    hi i have a problem need help.. i have changed drive sprockets and chain..i used hondas front sprocket with gold did chain, sprox rear sprocket.. i have adjusted chain leaving plenty of slack 75mm so chain nearly touches rear swing arm.. but i cant change into third gear and can hear a horrible...
  12. Carburetors mixture

    Africa Twin
    The mixture on the front cylinder is rich and this foul the plugs up with carbon, which means I must clean or replace them often, the other cylinders fine,I did a trip to Malawi in October last year and had to change the plugs every 2000km. Is this the jets or air/ fuel mixture screwed?
  13. Hello from Gerrmany

    Africa Twin
    Hi, my name is Martin and I live near Munich in Bavaria. I'd like to say hello to everybody here. Since October 2015 I ride a 1998 RD07a and I'm very happy with this bike. It's my third AT. Had a RD04 from 1993 to 1996 and a RD03 from 1998 to 2008. Tried a lot of other bikes, but, mmmh....
  14. For Sale: 1987 Honda Transalp xl600v 14800 miles

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    A very sad sale of my Transalp. Only found it a year ago and now moving to Australia and can't take it with me. 14800 genuine miles. Very clean original condition. Have tool kit,taller blue screen plus data tag certificate which can be transferred to new owner. Don't know what it's worth not...
  15. For Sale: Honda Transalp 1987 14800 miles great original condition

    For Sale / Wanted
    Having found this Transalp xl600v like a needle in a hay stack I now am moving to Australia and can't take it with me. Genuine low mileage with vosa mot printouts plus overall condition to prove. Mot till October sometime will have to check. Replaced cdi unit along with full service. Rear brakes...
  16. Sammy Miller Museum 30th October 2015

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi, Really late notice but I have decided I'm off to the Sammy Miller Museum tomorrow; I will be leaving Colchester about 08.00, at the Dartford crossing just before 9.00, Fleet about 10.00 and at the Museum a little after 11.00. If anyone fancies it I'll see you either on route or at the...
  17. "The Distinguished Gentlemans Ride"

    Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride takes over London | MCN spotted (look in the background) Was this anyone here?
  18. Sold: F650GS

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    The clear out continues :) This time it's my '05 F650GS (ABS model) I bought this to ride while I had Big Bird off the road and if just isn't getting used so time to move it on It's black, done nearly 45k miles and in pretty good condition with about 11 months MOT and loads of history I...
  19. Katara pass

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    "Katara" in Greek means curse Many years before it was the main road connecting central and north west Greece. The road because of the bad weather it was very dangerous that's why it was called cursed As soon as the weather turned bad it was the first road closed because of snow. Also had only...
  20. XT 600E or DRZ400

    I am currently in Spain until April 2015 and using an XT350, it's going well but I think some of the really rough tracks are taking their toll on the old girl. So for our next sojourn in October 2015 I will be getting another bike but I am not sure which one. Any one owned both the XT600E and...