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  1. For Sale: Honda Africa Twin XR 750 2003

    For Sale / Wanted
    2003 Africa Twin 21k Miles. New Black powder coated rims, powder coated hubs and new stainless spokes, Metzeler tyres. Braided brakes hoses. New front discs and pads. Venom exhaust with original as new to come with the bike. Scottoiler, satnav, heated grips. The Garmin and holder doesn’t come...
  2. For Sale: For Sale - 2002 XRV750 Spares or Repairs - sold as seen.

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    XRV750 September 2002, 60k milage, MOT til Feb 2020 Bike is in Welham Green, near Hatfield Hertfordshire, just north of South Mimms Services on the M25. Bodywork not bad, no broken tabs or cracks. Tank is good, some small chips around the filler. There must be some marks, after all, the bike is...
  3. 700 ABS Bleeding/New Brake Fluid linked brakes help!

    Hi, I am a new forum member, in London, have been lurking for a while and getting a lot out of this great site/forum. I got my 2011 700XLVA a few months ago and have just started doing some servicing. The bike has 16,000 miles on it now, loving it so far, so much more comfortable and...
  4. For Sale: Pair of Africa Twin (RD07/RD07a) wheels, rebult & good condition

    For Sale / Wanted
    I'm selling my Africa Twin summer wheels, having sadly parted with the AT now :( My bike was an RD07a, but the wheels are the same an the RD07 -- and I understand will also fit an RD04, though the rear rim is 0.5" wider on the RD07. These were built by George Spence (Cupar, Fife) just before...
  5. YACO (Yet another Chain Oiler)

    Bodgers Corner
    I wanted to get rid of the sticky spray lube for the chain and intended to build my own chain oiler.<br> My main objectives were: low tech, independent from motor vacuum or electricity/electronics. full manual control of the amount of oil being applied, depending on road or weather conditions...
  6. What is this?

    Without wanting to open myself up to scorn can anyone please tell me what this is? I think it's an automatic chain oiler but as my St1100 is a shaft drive I've never seen one? I have just picked up a 650V4 Transalp and is on the chain side of the bike but it looks empty- I don't even know where...
  7. Chain warning!

    Mechanical Advice
    I'm just going through my new to me Transalp 700, fitting a scottoiler and have discovered a major defect in the chain. PO stated chain and sprockets were about 1k old, no discerable wear on sprocket and chain could not be pulled away from the rear sprocket teeth and plenty of adjustment left, I...
  8. Got myself one at last!

    A lovely 650 on an 02 plate with all the luggage and a strange oiler (not Scott). Am a little alarmed at the seating position tho. I think i will be forming a squeeky voice and a sorebum in no time! Are there resolutions to this issue?
  9. For Sale: Honda transalp xl650 2004

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Honda transalp with long MOT,really nice condition for the year with lots of extras including high screen,centre stand,scotoiler,remus exhaust,motobot battery,LED rear light and give mono lock rack and pannier frames.two good tyres with 44000 miles and ready to go anywhere. £1550 07828834567
  10. On the verge of buying a vigor

    Dominator / FMX
    Went to view a vigor today. Bloke had a couple for sale. Nice guy. And many others in bits in his garage. I particularly liked the one with lower miles. Blue, 1999, every accessory you could need. 6000 miles. We struck a fair deal but im slightly worried about the oil dripping from under the...
  11. oil filter removal tool

    Bodgers Corner
    having broken my oil filter removal tool changing the oil on my brothers car I needed to change the oil and filter on my transalp 600 so the long slot head screw driver and hammer were put to use a couple of belts of the hammer and it was in then just a push down and it was loose easy peasy ...
  12. Pannier frames & Scotoiler

    Africa Twin
    Hi Guys, I am looking to purchase some pannier frames for my RD07A and have been in touch with Alex at Heavy Duties. My bike has a Touring Scotoiler fitted which mounts between the mudguard and the number plate, I am concerned the cross piece that connects the two racks at the back may...
  13. my version of chain oiler

    This is my interpretation of a chain oiler. Initial ideea was a gravity based drip with some sort of auto-off when engine is not running. Materials used: Plastic bottle(preferably HDPE to withstand oil in the long run) 1/4 brass barbed connector 6MM gasoline hose 5mm copper brake pipe 1/4...
  14. Sidecover removal with Givi pannier racks

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I have fitted Givi PL148 pannier racks to my 1993 RD07 Africa Twin. I now find that I am unable to remove the left hand sidecover in order to access my Scottoiler reservoir and the fuses. At the closest point, there is only about 1cm gap between the cover and the rack. It doesn't matter...
  15. For Sale: XRV750 Africa Twin 1998, 17500 miles, many extras

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hello Peeps - I'm selling my Africa Twin as she's not getting out and about enough these days - lovely example, genuine low miles and loads of extras. Comes with: Tank cover Tank Bag Givi Hard Luggage Road legal race can + original Heidenau Scout off road tyres + a set of road tyres...
  16. Drive chain oiler

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, just awaiting delivery of a 99 AT, I'm planning to fit a chain oiler and have used Scottoiler in the past, which oiler do you guys recommend? I always felt you were adjusting the scottoiler from filthy everything to no oil! Thanks in advance JTP
  17. For Sale: Xrv 750 1999 t-plate

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    BY AUCTION Xrv 750 1999 t-plate STARTING PRICE 2000.GBP FULL ADD ON E BAY WITH PHOTOS ITEM NUMBER 142150468686 ..23546,Miles, Non standard ccolours, unfinished project, possibly selling due to new business adventure, Recent chain and sprocket, plus new spare chain and sprocket kit. Plus 2 spare...
  18. For Sale: 2007 TA 650 for Sale

    For Sale / Wanted
    Now that I'm back in the Uk again, my Black 2007 650 Transalp can be offered for sale again. Original toolkit. Centre-stand. MRA tinted vario screen. Conti Attak front and back. Givi E36 top-box and panniers. Scottoiler fitted. Tool-tube fitted. Frame mileage now 16,532 Replacement...
  19. My new Hack.

    I've just returned from a day trip to Northwich via the Dublin- Holyhead ferry to collect my latest commuter. It is a really clean , mechanically sound 2007 Red Transalp with 33500 miles on the clock. It has been well cared for and it came with full service history and more. I had a 2002 black...
  20. New SD01 Owner in South Australia

    Finally got my first decent ride on this new acquired bike today. :D After a little suspension and carby tuning, I think I'm going to like it! My main concern is how much the fairing rattles and moves about on rougher tracks. Not sure what I can do about it, though. It came with lots of...