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  1. Africa Twin
    Wondering if there is a definitive answer to the heated grips issues on the new AT - Has anyone had these fixed, replaced, or some compensation? :confused: I am hearing all kinds of odd stories: Some say they got a refund, others say Honda are not going to do anything :( I'm confused......
  2. Africa Twin
    Just noticed the price of the CRF1000L has gone up by about £350 - Odd ????
  3. Transalp
    Just gave my 2009/2010 XL700 a really good clean. My forks are a bit battered and I looked at them closely with the aim of simply giving then a quick sand and a coat of hammerite. I noticed an odd mark on the axle clamp and upon closer inspection it turned out to be a crack running most of the...
  4. XR
    Hi All, I've got a 94 XR 250 that had been sitting in my parents shed for a few years. I got it home and found the carbi was full of gunk since the fuel had all evaporated and left things a bit grimy and sticky. I pulled the carb apart and soaked, cleaned and blew it all out best I could. The...
  5. Africa Twin
    I've recently purchased an rd03 which is in nice condition (67000kms in theory!), but it backfires when off the throttle - not badly, more a tinkling pop pop with the odd loud crack. I suspect this could be down to the Suzuki exhaust can that has been bodged on, but maybe it could be the sign...
  6. For Sale / Wanted
    Having just got my second Africa Twin restoration finished I need to make some space so my trusty 700TA needs a new home. I bought it in June 2013 and it has never missed a beat. Mileage is 11080 (may go up a bit as I'm still using it). It comes with OEM grip heaters (five stage), OEM spot...
  7. Transalp
    Transalp 600 94 model So yesterday I go to warm her up and as I jump on notice that she's running but rev counter is dead - You gotta be kidding me!! I just replaced the damn CDI for the rev counter!! Then I realise the neutral and side stand lights are off as well as the clock lights. I...
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  9. Africa Twin
    Hi all, I'm finishing my TA ==> AT bodywork mods. I have RD04 bodywork on a US-spec '89 Transalp. I also have the RD04 front fairing stay (#12 in the image below), and the headlights and frame that I *think* were off an RD04. However, I was missing the smaller brackets that attach the...
  10. Chatter
    I was watching t.v. the other night (10.30) when i heard a what sounded like a bomb going off outside my house,i went outside to find my Transit van 20ft further up the road from where i had parked it and a Ford Fiesta at right angles to the road with n/s front ripped off and my van looking like...
  11. Dominator / FMX
    I've been reading up on this. Most fuel is E5 and it's going to go to E10 soon. The ethanol draws in moisture and separates from the petrol (phase separation) and the resulting acidic mix sits at the bottom of the fuel tank rotting it away from the inside. The general concensus seems to be that...
  12. Transalp
    Well the other day my TA felt a bit odd riding home. I thought it may have been the front tyre going down but it looked fine so I assumed that it was just the very wet roads I was on. The next morning I got my bike out to go to work to find the front tyre was indeed flat. DAMN! Never mind...
  13. Africa Twin
    Hi all, An odd but important question - are the clutch and stator covers made of aluminium, pot metal or something different? Am about to start a rebuild and I would like to put an anodised plating on them, but need to know what the material is. Does anyone know for certain? Thanks, James
  14. Chatter
    I just tried a couple of 500 ml bottles of Guinness west indies porter and its fhucking hansome :happy7: I seen it advertised somewhere so I went looking up about it on beer forums and it good enough reviews although someones said its just a marketing thing . 20 odd years ago I was working at...
  15. Transalp
    Is the engine used on the PD10 marked as a PD06, I know it sounds odd but have just fully stripped my 1998 PD10 to bare frame and I'm sure I'm the first to do my engine is marked as a PD06? And is the exhaust manifold the same on both a PD06 and PD10?
  16. Transalp
    I know it must seem like an odd question, but the previous owner of my 1998 xl600v removed the original for some nasty LED crap, I simply want to know if the original is 'handed' or not as they appear on pictures to be symmetrical.
  17. Africa Twin
    Out with the Copdock Classic Motorcycle Club yesterday, 50 odd miles round the twistys from Ipswich out to the Flixton aviation museum at Bungay. Good ride out, I'd guess well over a hundred bikes in all, entry fees to the East Anglia Children's Hospice :thumbup: Great weather, mostly sunny...
  18. I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hello everyone, My name is Tom. I live in mid devon and run a small timber yard. Been riding bikes on and off since I was 16, all sorts, latterly 350cc singles and then a KLR650 which I liked a hell of a lot less than the previous two Yamaha derivatives. Anyway. Been fancying a transalp for...
  19. Africa Twin
    Hi everyone, Been registered for a while now, but never got around to introduce myself, but now seemed to be the best time ( and, as the title says: assistance is required) My name is Mathijs, a dutch veterinary student, currently owning his first '93 RD07. And here lies the problem i'm...
  20. Africa Twin
    Has anyone fitted BF Goodrich hoses to their twin? I've just bought a set of new brake calipers for my bike. Looking at the back hose, where the hose is clamped into the metal ferrule (caliper end) there is a bulge where fluid is getting out from the center hose, so I need to replace it. I...
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