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  1. Most common fuel hose ID

    Africa Twin
    Looking to replace all the fuel lines on my RD03 as a couple more leaking a bit nowadays. Rugged roads has 4or5 sizes. What is most common I would need? I plan on buying some bulk lengths. They have 4.5, 5.5, 7.3 and 8mm ID. Mine are so old going to be hard to determine sizes. I know I have used...
  2. Continental TKC80

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    hey guys, just bought my Conti TKC80 yesterday. I will fit them on Honda FMX650 supermoto. They are 40/60 road/offroad. I chose them, because I want to take my FMX to the gravelroads, fields, etc, but I live in city, and also need to drive on asphalt. Also only those tyres had 120 and 150 widths...
  3. 520 chain and sprockets on XRV750 RD07a

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi everybody, I am new to this forum. Just bought an XRV750rd07a full stock that I am planning to rebuild to a lighter and more offroad capable travel bike. One of the ideas is to install Supersprox sprocket and 520 pitch chain to reduce weight. Anyone any advice or experience having done this.
  4. Transalp Rebuild.. What to replace?

    Transalp
    Hi All, Yesterday I stripped my bike down to give it a freshen up, below is a list of jobs i'm planning to do, is there anything obvious i've missed? I'm hoping to have the bike back together and running in 3 weeks time for MMM at Haggs bank. I'm going to prioritise the engine as that's the...
  5. Recovered alp rebuild project

    Transalp
    Following the theft and subsequent recovery last March of my old transalp 600 (in pieces). I'm now gearing up for a project. I have most big parts from my alp here with a frame from a bike a friend broke for spares. As this will never be/feel like the same bike it was, I'm planning a few...
  6. Been Away

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi, I've been living in Thailand for the last 14 years and just recently returned to the UK, but still making regular trips back to Thailand whenever I get the opportunity. How long I'm going to stay is anybody's guess and at the moment I'm looking around for an XRV750, I have my eye on...
  7. For Sale: For Sale: Immaculate RD04

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    For Sale: I have an immaculate RD04 which I am going to sell - looks like it's straight from a Honda showroom opposed to 27 years old! It's the more unusual tri-colour blue with rare Honda OEM engine guards (they have a small bracket to attach extra fuel cans - as if the fuel tank isn't large...
  8. Pressing crank bearings

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, Greeting from the west coast of the US. I have been lucky enough to import a 1997 TA. The motor was blown and I'm starting the rebuild process. I need to press the crank shells out of the case and I was wondering what people are using or any tricks. I was planning on turning a pressing...
  9. Looking for XL600V headlamp cowl in original red colour

    Transalp
    Hi, I'm trying to restore my bike and the existing headlamp cowling was repaired and resprayed using rattle cans by the previous owner. Does anyone have one still in original red colour and with the right Honda sticker, that they are planning to sell at some point? If so, please message me...
  10. Total wheel bearing failure, with photos (anyone got spares?)

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, It would seem that the previous owner of my RD03 suffered a wheel bearing failure on the rear. Instead of finding a new hub they bodged it and have left me to sort out the mess. The bearing should sit between these two lines, not going to happen here. A mixture of bearing failure...
  11. Dommie rebuild question

    Dominator / FMX
    Hello i'm planning to replace the piston rings , valve seals and sort the head along with replacing the timing chain set on my dommie. My question is , can all of that be done while the engine is in the frame?? thx
  12. Suspension upgrade

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys as the good weather is just round the next snowy corner and time to play will be upon us in no time, I’m thinking of trying to make some improvements I’m not planning a full fork swap for KTM stuff, but I find the front a bit soft, most of my riding will be on tarmac, and around...
  13. CRF1000L - Quick release pillion seat

    Africa Twin
    There’s a small amount of storage space under the pillion seat but access requires a spanner to remove two 10 mm screws. This spanner is in the toolbox by the battery which in turn needs the Allen key under the rider seat. To make the pillion seat quicker to remove there are two easy...
  14. Wanted: centre stand

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi folks just wondering if anyone has a spare centre stand they would like to sell - honda or aftermarket (I'm in Australia though and will cover the postage) Also interested in crashbars or an ally sump guard (planning an overland trip from Australia to Paris -maybe London - depends on where...
  15. Dominator Partial Refurb - Front forks

    Dominator / FMX
    So my plan was to have a week off in August, buy a load of bits, strip the Dominator, get the frame resprayed and rebuild. Like most of my plans in life things have changed a little. Well maybe a lot. I still have a week off in August but am seriously lacking in funds to do the full refurb...
  16. Guidance required on setting correct camshaft timinng after @ RD07A engine rebuild

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, I thought I would ask the forum collective if they have any tips they have for setting the timing correctly on the @ RD07a engine as I am planning my second strip down to fit a brand new output shaft original designed for the Honda Vt750 cruiser. I originally split the cases a few...
  17. Rough running?

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi I'm experiencing some rough running whilst the engine is ticking over I think it's referred to as hunting, it also seems to miss fire occasionally on a steady throttle at around 2000 rpm with a soft sort of wet fart backfire on the overrun. Can anyone put there finger on a reason for these...
  18. What bike after Transalp?

    Transalp
    Hi! I am a happy owner of a '97 Transalp 600 PD10, with 57k kms on it and of course still going strong. In the next year I am planning to swap it for a newer bike with similar riding characteristics, but I seem to struggle to see what the obvious choice is. - I was first thinking Transalp 700...
  19. GPS woe's

    Travel
    Hi are there any GPS experts on the forum? I am planning a trip around the coast of Ireland this year, I'm plotting my route using the on line satmap xpedition software and downloading as GPX Tracks. All well and good so far, after sorting the glitch with satmaps format I import them to...
  20. CV carb (and Dave's mod)

    Dominator / FMX
    Hey NX650 from 1988. Have a jet kit in the mail and planning on doing Dave's mod. I wanted to take the carburetor apart and clean it up before hand, but having trouble getting two of the screws in the float chamber out - seem very soft and I don't want to ruin them. I have PH and PZ...
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