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  1. Speedometer overlay

    Africa Twin
    Any opinions on the speedometer overlays I have seen? I’m back in states with rd07a and would like to change speedo over to mph now from kph . This is a lot cheaper option versus full speedo replace. How hard if someone has done
  2. 2nd gear rattle.

    Africa Twin
    Hello! I did a quick search in the forum but didn't find anything similar to my issue. My 2nd gear rattles quite a lot when I open the throttle throughout all the rev range. The rattle occurs only in 2nd gear and only during aceleration. I'm sure it comes from the gearbox and it's not something...
  3. Transalp 700 brake pads

    Transalp
    Just had the Alp pass its mot with a couple of expected advisorys. 1. Wear on rear tyre and 2. Front brake pads worn. Me and 3 mates are doing the NC 500 in May so now is a good time to get the bike fettled up. Been looking at getting some Goldfren ceramic carbon pads with sintered metal in...
  4. Strange custom header, spare engine and Keihin flat slide carb

    Dominator / FMX
    Just bought a 2006 FMX 650. Found this strange custom header in a box of spares that came with the bike. Anyone have any idea if they would fit or the performance etc. Also got a spare 650 engine and a Keihin 42mm flatslide carb ;-) The engine and carb will be sold later just want opinions if...
  5. Upper fairing/screen guard rack

    Africa Twin
    Hi all I’ve seen these a few times over the years (mostly Riky Cross) and I’m considering hunting one down. Any opinions or suggestions as to problems etc, availability or even if anyone has one knocking around? I know there was a chrome one on fleabay a few months ago so I reckon the chances...
  6. Best road tyres for CRF 1000?

    How to.....
    Any opinions yet for best road only tyres for the CRF 1000? I was thinking of Conti Trail Attack or Road Attack, which worked well on my BMW, but that did not have a 21 inch front wheel.
  7. recommended crack repairs/fairing

    Africa Twin
    Lots of researching and can't figure out what would be best for crack repairs. Front fairing on my 97 xrv has 2 cracks leading down from windscreen. 1 crack dead ends into bolt hole from top 1/2inch long, the other opposite side from top down for about 2 inches. Never done repairs on this stuff...
  8. Bike covers

    Product Reviews
    Following on from the excellent opinions on chain maintenance i thought i would chance my luck on further opinions. I used to have an excellent green canvas bike cover for my Sr 500 20 years ago but it appears the choice is more limited these days. Is it oxford or oxford??
  9. are early 600 transalps engines better?

    Transalp
    around 1991 honda started releasing the 600 transalp with silver engines (from 1986-1990 the engines were black) from what i can see the silver engined ones don't seem to age as well, they often seem tarnished/corroded apart from that, is there any difference in the engine itself? are the...
  10. For Sale: a line on customisable shrouded cables for securing items to bikes

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hola, A friend of mine, based in Lithuania, has a line on steel cables that can be used to secure items to bikes. As far as I know, thickness can be 2, 3 4 or 6mm (possibly also other thicknesses) and the length is customisable. There'd be a loop at either end and it'd be shrouded in 2mm...
  11. RD07 crankshaft bearings or something else ?

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys! Here is the video of my noisy RD07. I changed camshaft tensioner becouse of this noisy sound, double check valve clearance, check exhaust gasket. Is this normal sound. Firend of mine said that probably its crankshaft bearings or something with valves....? I need you opinions before i...
  12. High mudguard Transalp 600

    Transalp
    Morning All, I'm toying with the idea of fitting a Supermoto/MX style high mudguard to my 89 Alp partly because I like the way they look and also because I hope to have a go at some green laning and read a few posts about mud possibly clogging under the standard mudguard. Does anyone who has...
  13. Honest opinions please!

    Africa Twin
    Honest opinions on my modification to the front mudguard please? I would like to know before I make a fool of myself in public.... Thanks Jack
  14. Exhaust XL600

    Transalp
    My trusty old 1999 XL600V still has its original exhaust, which now has as much coming out of the sides as the rear. I'd appreciate opinions/advice as to what to fit as a replacement system. The bike is fitted with a Givi Monolock pannier system...no idea whether this restricts fitting on some...
  15. K&N filter opinions for TA700

    Transalp
    Hiya all. I'm thinking of getting a k&n air filter . Save some cash in the long run . Plus I wanted to know is it better filter than the standard ? . Got them in my yamaha ttr250 plus my can-am 800 outlander and they are great . Does anyone use one and how is it for off road dust/mud ect
  16. Lunch time...Xmas.....ebay.......

    Chatter
    bad combination! Not sure I can have a second bike but could I please ask some learned friends opinions on this yoke....? Anyone close enough to be able to have a look...? suzuki dr 650 adventure bike | eBay I don't know anything about these bikes and this is just a on a whim...... Thank you
  17. Opinions on the Acerbis XL front guards

    XL
    Any good?? Acerbis Vorderradkotflügel Weiß universell Honda XL 250 R, XL 250 S, XL 350 R | eBay
  18. oil brands

    Africa Twin
    what brand oils are we all using in our @twins? reason i ask is that my "local" bike shop is a 110 mile round trip, i get my oils for my boats, quads etc from the local oil merchant who is an agent for Gulf. he got me some gulf powertrac 10w40 semi synth, it meets all the relevant specs etc but...
  19. Reluctant starter

    Varadero
    I've a 2005 Varadero 1000, newish to me — lovely bike; rode it down to Italy two or three weeks back. The couple of times I've had it out since, it's struggled to start. My impression is that the longer it's sat in between rides (week to ten days thus far), the less oomph the battery can...
  20. Messy battery compartment - opinions sought

    Africa Twin
    (Cross posted on advrider) Anyone care to express an opinion as to what's going on with the battery compartment here? It's real messy with some weirdly placed fuses. Figured I'd post here before start tinkering and blowing stuff up.
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