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  1. Removing brake caliper pistons with a bicycle pump......A BODGE

    Africa Twin
    Yesterday I started on the brake re-build for my RD03. This bike had been sitting for a few years with the brake systems drained and partially disassembled. Problem: How to remove the old crusty brake pistons from the caliper while not destroying them in case they can be cleaned up and...
  2. A/T Side Stand springs

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, Although I've been a member for years I've never posted before as usually, thanks to the folks that do I usually find what I need...But! I'm rebuilding my 94 A/T and despite taking pictures before disassembly I'm at a total loss as to where the smaller of the 2 side stand springs...
  3. pannier rack 2008 650

    Transalp
    New member question - Hello recently bought a 2008 transalp 650 which I am enjoying riding much more than the GS1100 I just got rid of (too heavy !) Anyway, wonder if someone can help identify the pannier rack that my bike has fitted from the attached photo. The bike did not come with panniers...
  4. help needed with twisted/bent forks?

    Transalp
    Someone helpfully drove into me this week, they hit the very front of front wheel (from the side) i have slackened off the top and middle yokes, removed the fork brace and mudguard, and bashed the wheel against a lampost but I can't get it straight/true this photo was taken with the wheel...
  5. Rear Caliper Sleeve

    Dominator / FMX
    I just made myself one of these sleeves out of stainless steel for the rear caliper on a 96 RD08 (part No14 in the link below) hoping i'll never have to replace it again. Its a cheep enough part but i wanted an excuse to use the grooving tool i bought :D I made two so have one spare if anyone is...
  6. Ace Cafe Adventure bike day - photos

    Africa Twin
    photos from yesterday's event https://photos.app.goo.gl/SD6jcynas14XfH126 i spotted 3 or 4 750 africa twins
  7. Rugged Roads XRV Indicators question

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, If anybody has bought the indicators from rugged roads could you please tell me what bulb it uses, If it has the foam seal inside like the oem does ? And is the lens the same as the oem? If you could upload a photo of the rugged roads lens & bulb it would be great :) Here is one...
  8. Water Pump drain bolt problems

    Transalp
    I decided to change my coolant recently and found that when i replaced the drain bolt with a new washer it wouldn't tighten properly. I removed the bolt and found that what appeared to be the thread from inside the drain bolt hole had come away and onto the bolt. I decided to buy a new bolt to...
  9. 600 Alp No 2 - Oily Rag Refurb in photo's

    Transalp
    Photos of my Alps strip down, clean, oily rag refurb & rebuild . . . Before . . . . on the day of purchase actually Don't you just luv a nice clean rim? :rolleyes: 10k / 20 years miles of chain crud Front end work commences Front end rebuild in progress Heavy Duty crash...
  10. Wheels Africa twin "MARATHON"

    Africa Twin
    Hello, Forgive me for my approximate English is that of GOOGLE translation ^^. I am selling this pair of wheels from 650 africa twin MARARTHON. These are real reinforced wheels (the rim is bigger at the spoke nuts and the spokes are bigger too). These rims come from my MARATHON who will go to a...
  11. Dommie build - rear peg options

    Dominator / FMX
    Right, im looking for some ideas to mount rear pegs on my dommie project. Would prefer them to be removable, as they will only be fitted if i take my son for a ride. See photo below. The only idea i could think of, is two weld two nuts on the inside of the curved upright, so i could then bolt...
  12. Strange markings on main jet “CBT”

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi all. Stripped and cleaned my carb and thought I’d check the jet sizes etc. On the slow jet was the number 55. Which I understand is quite large! However I cannot find any size on the main jet only the letters CBT ???? Is that just a model fitment number or do these letters correlate to a...
  13. Air Cut Off Valve Cap Hole Size ?

    Dominator / FMX
    This is the air cut off valve cap Amongst many other things i tried to make sure everything is clean etc So when I tried to blow through this i thought it could be blocked Very difficult to blow through so i thought try pushing something through Tried old fuse wire, nope, tried a pin, nope...
  14. Looking at à 600

    Transalp
    Thinking of buying a 600TA and have seen this one https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/honda-transalp-600-rally-touring/1294269216 The owner has sent me a photo of the frame number (looks exactly how it should) to check with hpi. However the bike is registered as blue, when I would...
  15. For Sale: Side Stand Extension

    For Sale / Wanted
    LAST FEW REMAINING IF YOU WOULD LIKE ONE - I have acquired a few of these stainless steel side stand extension plates. They fit XRV750 Africa Twin, Transalp, XL600 & 650, and any model with a stand the same as the photo. They are £12.50 posted within the UK and £17.50 anywhere else. PM me if you...
  16. Problems fitting Rugged Roads Crash Bars

    Africa Twin
    Hi Folks I know there's a post on this from quite a few years back- but just wanted to see if other people have had the same problem as me and what solutions worked for them. I'm trying to fit the RR crash bars to my RD04 - got all the brackets fitted - but when it comes to attaching the bars...
  17. The new xrv750 !

    Africa Twin
    Ok ,it's the middle of winter and before I go into a freekin' coma with this freeze-up. I though this might generate a bit of heat !! I need a PROPER XRV750 Replacement ! For some months now I've been excited by the prospect of a bike to properly stand tall on my AT side of the workshop. The...
  18. Why did I sell it !

    Africa Twin
    Sold to Shrewsbury Honda about 1994/5, I traded it in against a newer Transalp, can’t even remember the reg no and this is the only photo that survives. Any body on here buy it ? I regret to this day selling it, if only we knew then what we know now.
  19. For Sale: RD07a USED & NEW PARTS Look Into

    For Sale / Wanted
    I have to make some room in my cellar. Just collecting all the time. But now its time to sell some stuff: Front Lights Left Side Panel 1996 (NEW, never used, OEM, original package) Front & Side Panels (Used, somewhere broken but good as spare, Fully Functional) 2X Rear MudGuard (not clean...
  20. Crash Bars for XL650 V Transalp? Help please

    Transalp
    Hi all, i have been looking at getting some crash bars fitted to my XL650 v Transalp but was hoping for some advice as to what make or type to get. I have managed to find the following two makes which seem to offer good protection to the upper parts of the bike ( the expensive bits ) Does...
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