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  1. Why so many new Africa Twins for sale ...

    Africa Twin
    So they have been raving how good the new Africa Twin is yet there is loads for sale with little miles on them so why is this ... Personally for me yes its a modern bike but the essence of the Africa Twin was the V twin engine and the simplicity of it all plus i sat on one at the NEC and i was...
  2. Registering a French XRV 650 in the UK - Certificate of conformity

    Africa Twin
    Hi peeps, Has anyone had experience of registering an RD03 in the UK or any bike for that matter ? I have recently moved back from France and I have brought my trusty steed with me, now im in the process of trudging through the paperwork... The DVLA are asking for a certificate of conformity...
  3. After MOT need to improve braking

    Africa Twin
    My RD07A passed its MOT yesterday but the tester asked how the brakes were when riding. It passed on the rollkng road but maybe after all those Alpine hairpins it deserves some TLC :) So I was thinking braided lines and a full fluid change. What lines have peeps used? Ta chucks :) John
  4. Decat question.

    Hello peeps, I've just fitted an o2 sensor eliminator, and I have to say the bike really has responded well to it, the fuelling is unbelievably smooth. I was also after a louder soundtrack ( not offensive, just nice & deep ), and was going to fit a decat pipe, leaving the standard silencer. I...
  5. bent bars

    HI PEEPS Bloody only gone and crashed the tranny ( 650 ) in a local ford got covered head to toe in mud but was only shaken thank the lord , Fortunatly the tranny seems ok apart from a bent set of bars . anyone replaced there bars , if so whats the best no / little fuss option ? thanks
  6. Les motards de la deuxieme enfance

    Charity Events
    Hello peeps, look, there's no easy way to say this, this is in effect a begging letter,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I'm trying to raise some money for Bone Cancer Research in memory of my nephew Alex. Alex never got to ride a bike, he died shortly before his 15th birthday, but his Mum and Dad made sure he...
  7. Dimming and flickering lights on revving xl650v2

    Hi peeps, anyone help me out. I have an issue with my transalp where when I rev the lights dim and at idle they flicker. I have (today) a brand new battery and rr. my stator kicks out 50+acv at 5000rpm. my dc volts across battery also drop when revving. have tried to find any shorts etc but to...
  8. XL650 v2

    Hi peeps, anyone help me out. I have an issue with my transalp where when I rev the lights dim and at idle they flicker. I have (today) a brand new battery and rr. my stator kicks out 50+acv at 5000rpm. my dc volts across battery also drop when revving. have tried to find any shorts etc but to...
  9. Driving or running lights

    Hello peeps, Thinking about installing some driving lights for extra visibility. As I'm nowhere being near an electrician I am keen to have a go at wiring them. I would like to have them come on when I switch my ignition, how do I do that???? Alex
  10. Vara CCT's & Reg Rec

    Evening peeps, I haven't been on here for ages now, due mainly to going back to the silly world of sportsbikes. Just done a deal on a Vara, and I have a question, if you don't mind. CCT's & Reg Recs on these.......are we looking at the same issues as with the Firestorm ( My current ride till...
  11. Headlight wiring & `in line` switch

    Xl650 V6 Headlight wiring - 3 wires run in to the plug-to-headlight bulb; - White, blue and green. Which is the live feed please? I plan to `wire in` an inline switch giving me the choice of when to have the main headlight on........thanks peeps :bom:
  12. Right Hand Mirror Help

    Africa Twin
    Morning peeps. I just wondered if anybody has the reverse thread nut for the right hand mirror. I broke my mirror in Greece, I'm in the UK and the bikes still there. I've bought an eBay mirror but its missing the nut. Help Rob Aim for the Horizon | Ride the World
  13. Removing De-smog pot and assotiated pipework

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi Its been covered I think, having trouble locating simple answers ( just me and the topic and beer). Is it just a matter of; 1. Ripping the lot out. 2. plug all the holes. 3. run a pipe from the engine breather to a oil breather filter under the seat. Apologies if its a little vague as...
  14. Engine whine on closed throttle ??

    Only looking for reassurance really. Just got a 2005 TA, and there seems to be a bit of a mechanical ' whine ' on closed throttle/engine braking. Pretty sure it's normal, but my last bike was loud and I never heard all the engine noises, so didn't worry. Cheers in advance peeps !!
  15. Evening Ladies and Gentlemen.

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hello All, I am about to become the proud owner of a 2005 Transalp in silver, and am hoping to get myself out there on some more adventurous rides than the run of the mill stuff. I look forward to the banter and useful info you kind peeps will be able to throw my way. Regards, Lee 41 Romford...
  16. Which fuel tap is the reserve ?

    Africa Twin
    Hi peeps, silly question but my africa twin XRV 650 has two fuel taps, one on the left and one on the right side of the fuel tank. Could any of you let me know which tap is the reserve and which is the main ? I believe that the tank is the same as the RD04 750 Thanks Wesley
  17. 'ello 'ello'ello!

    No, I'm not a rozzer, just thought I'd say hello to you peeps out there and introduce my steel horse. Been on sports tourers for most of my biking days and decided, on recommendation, to try a Vara. Really fancied a GS but on reading up on the two bikes, and there being a 4000 quid difference to...
  18. Sleeping Bag

    After freezing in my tent on Saturday Ive decided its time to invest in a new sleeping bag. Heres what I want.... Pack size as small as possible Pack weight as light as possible Min 3 season, comfort rating from below zero Max price £100. So what do peeps recommend? Weight and size are really...
  19. Top Box Advice...?

    Hi, this time I'm after some advice about a good top box for my 2010 TA........ The top box must be able to be capable of : two full face helmets, to have a back rest fitted, secure/well made. Hope some of you peeps can help, before I spend even more of my hard...
  20. R1200GS comfort?

    No peeps, I've not suddenly grown up by 10" :rolleyes: I'm not in the market for a 1200! But I've had the following enquiry from some relatives in Oz. Your thoughts and experience would be welcome. Ta in advance. I/we are looking at getting a BMW R1200 GS, as it would suit the un-made up roads...