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  1. Appreciated advice, CUTTING OUT .

    Africa Twin
    Hi everyone, I am a proud owner of a AT RD07A 1997 (Name TOTO) I experienced a bizarre moment this morning as was riding, Toto decided to cut out leaving me with no lights or ignition button working( dead ) 10 minutes later after waiting on the side of the road she started again ! Now I will...
  2. RD07 rear rim cracking issue - is it serious??

    Africa Twin
    Hi everyone, I'm a proud owner of an RD07 '95, but yesterday i noticed this on my rear rim: The rim seems to have cracks around the vent. Anyone had this issue, and is it too serious? Thanks!
  3. Proud new owner XL1000 V5

    Varadero
    So just bought it its silver/black 2005 abs 22k on it,i have fitted a new front tyre(metzler tourance) have bought a new chain and sprockets and my question is,does anyone know the correct torque settings for the front sprocket and the nuts for the rear sprocket,i live in londonderry n.ireland...
  4. Barney bodget pannier brackets part deux

    Transalp
    This might not interest anyone, except those with some spare Nonfango panniers. It might not interest them either, but hey! :D Just received my newly ordered Givi pannier brackets for my new to me 700. as I had the nonfango panniers, the made up brackets as well and these were last fitted to my...
  5. Re Born Rider, Back In The Saddle on a RD07!

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, After 10years, I am proud to say that I have bought another Twin. I sold my last one, a RD04, many years ago and deeply regretted the decision. My new one is a 2001, 18,000 mile model. It is in almost perfect condition, and has been parked up since 2003! I have changed to oil etc, but...
  6. Xr250r 1987

    XR
    Hi guys and thanks for adding me to the group, I am the proud owner of a XR250R 1987 , I am having problems with the silencer , what else will fit on here as originals are not an option I think , thanks in advance. Karl From England
  7. 2011 XL700V Transalp and stuttering at low revs

    Transalp
    Hi, I'm the proud owner of a 2011 Honda XL700V Transalp and am still getting used to riding it. One thing that I'm not sure if it's normal or not though is that the bike stutters (like it's about to stall) between 1500 and 2000 revs consistently. This makes commuting in Central London somewhat...
  8. Proud dad moment.

    Chatter
    I just thought I would share a proud dad moment with you. My teenage son is currently working on a work experience programme connected to his education as a bike mechanic. His boss let him have his first go at welding and this is the result. Not a bad attempt for someone who started working...
  9. Push cable on RD04 Throttle seems a bit loose?

    Africa Twin
    It's the pattern "Slinky Glide" one, and it seems to be a spot-on cable with smooth action and slide. It's replacing a Honda OEM one, which looks pretty much identical but was getting a bit "sticky", so I'm questioning OEM Honda here as much as pattern cables. There isn't any obvious...
  10. Wanted: Anyone got a clean Laser Produro and link pipe for an RD04 A/T?

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all, I'm brand new to the forum but I'm trying to rekindle my youth. I'm the proud owner of a lovely standard 1991 RD04 A/T imported from Germany last year (identical to my first ever bike). It's totally bog stock (albeit plastered with Dakar replica stickers) but I'm hankering for a nice...
  11. Anyone got a clean Laser produro RD04 for sale?

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I'm brand new to the forum but I'm trying to rekindle my youth. I'm the proud owner of a lovely standard 1991 RD04 A/T imported from Germany last year (identical to my first ever bike). It's totally bog stock (albeit plastered with Dakar replica stickers) but I'm hankering for a nice...
  12. new member getting started

    XL
    hello all . I'm the proud owner of an xl250k0 motosport and I need help ive pull the bike apart over the last 6 months and ive just got it back together again but I cant get it to fire up . ive done the points and timing , done valves , new coil and plug . carb cleaned out , heres the thing (...
  13. New Bike!

    Transalp
    Hi all Well, I'm extremely excited this evening as tomorrow may well be the day I buy my first Transalp 600! It is a '99 twin disc model that was imported in 2011 but has been converted already to mph. I am looking at it tomorrow, but I hope to be the proud owner and riding it back along the M4...
  14. For Sale: 25% off Shell Advance Ultra 4T 10w-40 only @ Opie Oils

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi Folk's Opie Oils are proud to announce that we have a HUGE 25% off Shell Advance Ultra 4T 10w-40 To be able to get 25% off Shell Advance Ultra 4T 10w-40 use the discount code: ULTRA. Only £22.13 for 4 litres of performance fully synthetic motorcycle oil. Just need a top up? 1...
  15. cooked dominator engine

    Dominator / FMX
    I will soon be in the proud owner of a 650 dominator engine that has been run short of oil,I will need to rebuild it or swop it out for another one or something similar.The engine is actually in a sidecar so another engine that has similar mountings would do,is an fmx 650 motor similar? Any...
  16. A Proud Father writes ...

    Chatter
    A Proud Father writes; My Son and his West Cork Chums ... The TreeSleepers - Say Yes To Everything https://soundcloud.com/thetreesleepers/sets - Genre: Rock/Funk/Ska with a dash of gypsy. Rotten Roll. This is West Cork HomeBrew and it's Music for Dancing! - TreeSleepers' Home page -...
  17. XR600 Exhaust options + reputable supplier

    XR
    Hi all, Well firstly, a quick hello from Africa. I'm an expat living in Uganda and the proud owner of an 2000 XR6 and and somewhat less than-new but still so awesome XR250 (circa 1983). Few pictures below. I'm heading back home to the UK for Christmas and looking to purchase a few tasty bits...
  18. Fmx oil return valve

    Dominator / FMX
    Anyway I can check that the oil return valve is working right I always go for a ride come back leave bike on tick over for 5mins maybe abit less because exhaust is loud.... Let it cool down half hour and check levels.....One min it's full next min it's close to empty on dip stick don't wanna...
  19. RD07a Workshop Manual

    Africa Twin
    Hello All hoping to shortly become the proud owner of an RD07a does anyone out there have a PDF of the original workshop manual that they could email me. Hope this doesn't break any rules. Thanks
  20. Footpegs NX650 '94

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi there! Since last monday I'm the proud owner of a 1994 Dommie with 54.000 kms on the clock. Although I should do some routine maintenance it seems the engine is kept in very good condition. I would like to use it 50/50 off-road/road so my plans are: - Crash bars - 50/50 Tyres (Heidenau K60...
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