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  1. XR600R - specialised mechanics/workshops in UK

    XR
    Hi, I am preparing a '98 XR600R for a two-week rally across Europe. Can anyone recommend a workshop in UK where they are knowledgeable about this particular bike? I have been to experienced enduro/rally shops but, while they're very good with current bikes, they're struggling with mine. Many...
  2. Problems with my RD07a- Tried everything, about to give up..Black smoke, smells fuel

    Africa Twin
    Hi all! My first post on this forum, been lurking about for awhile though. My name is Magnus and Im from Sweden. My english might be hard to understand sometimes, but i will do my best! :p So, here it goes! Bought my dreambike last october. A 2000 Africa twin, red, blue and white. 350000 km...
  3. AT for long long trip

    Africa Twin
    hello guys, Me and my mate are planing to do a trip to Mongolia next year in May, so we are starting slowly over the winter to prepare my old RD04, so I was wondering what I should put most attention into preparing bike and what spare parts I should take with me? I would appreciate any advice Val
  4. How to make that faded rubber plastic shine

    Varadero
    Hi there. I think i got an idea. Was tidying my garage and faound some magic spongues (not magic mushrooms :)), and figured it out... I have been trying to get my rubbery Vara plastics a bit less faded without luck. Tried peanut butter, silicon conditioner etc. Last time in Singapore I got hold...
  5. For Sale: New unused XL700 chainset. Plus sundries.

    For Sale / Wanted
    Top of the range DID gold, complete chainset. Gbox sprocket one tooth larger for slightly less frenetic cruising. Bought for my Trannie but never fitted before I sold the bike. Sunbdry other items such as spare inner tubes, puncture repair packs, spare front bulb. £80 for the chainset is...
  6. lubrication oxidised electrical connectors

    Africa Twin
    Hi All. Just preparing bike for winter have some electric connection oxidized , want lubricate them but not sure what to use Any recommendations ? Sometimes I use vaseline on battery is there specific grease can be used like copper grease or vaseline be ok ? VAL Africa Twin , BMW R1100RT, 2...
  7. Spotted on the M6

    Spotted
    While leaving the northbound Sandbach Services on the M6 on Monday lunchtime I passed a group of four bikers preparing to leave; one was on a light blue big KTM and two were on black Africa Twins - RD07a models. After about half an hour they weren't far behind, and trailed us for a short time...
  8. Sold: RD03 Africa Twin XRV 650 (will deliver)

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD
  9. My recent Bargain

    Africa Twin
    A pair of wheels for my @ £60.00 the pair and £15 for paint ect, the anodising was a bit rough but the inside of the rims were rot free so I just sprayed them with a coat of smoothrite, I wish I'd spent a bit more time preparing the spokes but that a Job for the summer now. The can was a bit of...
  10. RD03 speedo an headlights

    Africa Twin
    I'm in the process of preparing my RD03 for UK spec and am looking for option for the headlights and KPH speedo. I've scoured the net for MPH RD04 clocks with no luck as well as early RD04 headlights. I've considered trying to find a speedo overlay sticker with no luck either. I've got the...
  11. Long term Storage (2 years)

    Mechanical Advice
    Ladies and gents, I'm preparing to stable the AT for 2 years as i'm leaving Europe and the AT hasn't left my heart which means I'm not prepared to sell it. The plan is - Inflate tyres to max pressure - Drain fuel - Run motor until fuel is out of carbs - Replace coolant - Replace oil and filter...
  12. Not another flat tracker.

    Dominator / FMX
    Greetings from Denmark. I thought I would write an update about how my flat tracker is getting on. As some of you might be aware, my CRF250R exhaust got ripped off from outside my gaff last month but Post Denmark kindly coughed up the insurance money as it was...
  13. Trying to find time

    Chatter
    Why is it when you plan to do things on your day off ie a good bimble your wife always gives you jobs to do. First thing this morning she said she wants me to cook my specialty for tea ,only fair realy as she cooks all week sort of :rolleyes:,so not to be stuck in doors cooking all day I get...
  14. switching fuel petcock to off wont run dry?

    How to.....
    I am preparing my bike for winterzation, and i want the carbs to be empty. I usually switch the fuel petcock to off and it runs dry. But now it keeps running and running and wont run dry? Its set to off going to the side with the off to the north. any ideas? a while ago, there was a tube that...
  15. For Sale: Transalp 1998 for sale spares or repair, XRV registration.

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    1998 Transalp, twin disc model, Tax til December 2013, MOT til January 2014, XRV registration I bought this as a project to rebuild over winter, but have been told by SWMBO, that I can only have one project at a time, so it will have to go. It has an MOT but it is not rideable, the engine is...
  16. Not for highway use? Say what?

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    So I bought a new inner tube for my rear -- the LBS assured and reassured me it would be good for my 140 tires, even though the package said 4.5-4.75 (Chen Shing). However after prying the old megastiff tubeless K60 from and preparing for mounting the new ultrastiffer K60 I noticed the tube had...
  17. Wanted: offroad extras for TA650

    For Sale / Wanted
    Guys, I am in the market for the following for my TA650... 1. bark busters hand guards or equivalent - 2. sump guard 3. headlight protector 4. pivot pegz or offroad pegs I am preparing the bike for doing some gentle green laning, but its greenlaning on a budget so if you have any bits and...
  18. "Spring" ride up to the V-meet p.1

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    As i had a few days extra off i decided to go up north on Wednesday already. Unfortunately to Deb having a nasty cold and the weather forecast not being to nice meant she could not join me on this trip With my goddaughter getting married on the Saturday at 2pm i could not join the guys on their...
  19. Are all XRV750 rear brake calipers & brackets interchangable?

    Africa Twin
    Hello. I am preparing to perform a XRV750 swing arm, rear shock and rear brake upgrade on an '89 Transalp. Visual inspection of posted photographs on eBay indicate the RD04 and RD07 brackets/calipers assemblies are very similar. Some ebay ads also reflect RD04/RD07 in the item description...
  20. Fuel pump diagnosis and preparation for Marocco..

    Africa Twin
    Hey peeps, I am in the process of preparing for a 2 week off road trip to Marocco, Atlas mountains, Sahara, I can't wait ! I'll be riding an @T RD03 650 built in 1989 with 50k km on the clock. After reading threads about the @T weak spots and adventure touring, I have pre-emptively changed...
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