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  1. Wheel issues and Parts for the xl650v series?

    Transalp
    Hello all! I'm the proud yet frustrated owner of a Transalp xl650v6 which I brought new in August 2007. Ever since then I've had a love hate relationship with the bike especially when it comes to maintenance and repairs. Firstly let me admit that I am a sinner! Hailing originally from New...
  2. Greetings from a New Member...

    Africa Twin
    Hello Everyone. Greetings from Denmark. New to the Forum and to the Africa Twin. Had the idea (I know it's blasphemy) to convert an XRV 750 1992 to electric motor run by batteries and solar power, to prove that EV is possible with a heavy robust Enduro machine. Bought a nice RD04 in Poland...
  3. CRF250 Rally Overheated

    CRF - New Forum!
    Hi guys. First of all, warning: I am not very good in motorcycle repairs and maintenance :) Around three years ago I have purchased brand new CRF250 Rally here. Until not long ago everything was just fine. But last month I have noticed that my bike start to become very-very hot - and much...
  4. hi help needed

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    hi all i have just purchased a transalp 650 from a friend who had it stored in his garage for the last 6 years its only done 6,800 miles from new on a 2002 model the battery was completely flat and being from someone i know i purchased it upon getting it delivered the next day i replaced...
  5. Anyone get these Headlight Guards?

    Africa Twin
    Has anyone purchased these polycarbonate head light guards. Trying to see if there any good before I pick them up. This is the only place I can find selling this version for an RD07a. https://kkbike.it/en/headlight-protection/17-unicat-rd07a.html Failing that has anyone purchased from this...
  6. Blakes New RD04 - time to tidy it up

    Africa Twin
    Hey lads / Ladies, Blake here from NZ, have been a lurker on the forum for a few years but just purchased my own RD04 after falling in love with my father in laws one a few years ago. its an "interesting" looking bike with some cool history, the old owner road it for 50,000kms around south...
  7. Piecing together 1972 XL 250 engine, Need help!

    XL
    Hey all! I purchased a 1976 XL 250 recently, and it came with two engines, neither of them complete. I've been working on the 1972 engine, as it is in better and more complete condition. It was missing some covers, such as the valve adjustment covers and the alternator cover. I'm currently...
  8. Speedo vs rev counter question

    XL
    I have recently purchased a 1984 XLX250R & on my first ride today I am unsure if the speedo or tacho are reading correctly at 80klmh the tacho reads around 7k it seems to be quite high the gearing is 14--40 & I read std gearing is 13--38 which is not too far away can someone give me an idea of...
  9. Engine hesitation at open throttle

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi there, I have a 99' fx650 which I purchased to refurb and modify. I do not know how it ran before it was dismantled. It was only started. I have now rebuilt after refurb and I'm having trouble with engine hesitation with throttle open. I have put a larger main jet (175) as it has a custom...
  10. Finding out if a frame has ever been registered and is not stolen?

    XL
    I have two frames that I have inherited as part of a bundle of spares that came with an 80's XL185 I have purchased, I only have a V5 for the complete bike but the other frames have clear frame numbers and the seller states they were complete road registered bikes when he stripped them in the...
  11. Did zvmx124 chain

    Africa Twin
    DID Chain - 525ZVMX124 Super-Street ZVM-X-Series Heavy Duty Black Hi haven't been on on here for a while ,but purchased one of the above to fit to my RD07A having snapped a JT chain last year which took out the water pump in its haste to exit the front sprocket ,I thought I would buy the best I...
  12. Wanted: Wanted pair of rugged roads crash bars.

    For Sale / Wanted
    New to the forum and recently purchased a rdo7a want a pair of rugged roads crash bars if anyone has any. Thanks
  13. Crf 450 xrl 65 plate cutting out.

    CRF - New Forum!
    New to the group could do with a brain to pick please. just aquired a crf 450 xrl 65 plate the bike had done 29 miles when I purchased it in November after a full nights running fine it just started cutting out if I held the clutch and let the revs die down then won't start for about 5 mins. Any...
  14. Honda XR250 Project

    XR
    I have recently purchased a XR250 project - Frame number HMME03-5700255 & Engine number ME08E-2314517 I'm trying to identify the year and model ? The cylinder head is off with a bent exhaust valve, and damaged guide. What might have caused this to happen :eek:
  15. Can you identify this aftermarket exhaust on my XRV750 RD04?

    Africa Twin
    Hello AT Fans! Can you identify this aftermarket exhaust on my XRV750 RD04? It was installed on an AT I purchased and I am unable to locate any stamps or reference to an aftermarket manufacture. It sounds really nice on the V-twin. Any thoughts or guess? Thanks in advance!
  16. 1974 Honda XL-250 issue

    XL
    Evening from a very fall like Northern Michigan, USA, I just joined your forum to find some input about my little bike's issue. I have tried unsuccessfully on the sites here but only get the usual "know it all" obvious answers. I joined here because I hope people take things a little more...
  17. Electrical charging issue - Help needed by novice in Miada Vale, W London

    Mechanical Advice
    Electrical charging issue - Help needed by novice in Guildford Earlier this week, my nephew Sam purchased from a guy in West Midlands, what was my old Transalp 650 but after checking it over and it flying through the MOT, the bike stopped on the M1 on the way back to London from Shropshire...
  18. Crashed '95 RD07 off-road and twisted up some front bits, what do I need now?

    Africa Twin
    Have a '95 RD07 I picked up 2 years ago for visiting coffee plantations and off-road in SE Asia and have been upgrading and modifying it from the crap state I purchased it in and recently I got it to a near "finished project" save for some farkles I have sitting on the shelf. But recently I...
  19. Anyone need a bigger front brake disc??

    Transalp
    for a single disc transalp 315mm diameter to be used in conjunction with suitable adapter bracket (not included) £35 posted (in uk) (adapter bracket can be purchased from: [email protected])
  20. Question: can a XL-600RM made as it look like the sister XL-600R?

    XL
    Hello from Italy. I recently purchased and restored an 1987 Xl-600RM: I like how it go, More than I could to imagine. The my premise: I'am a big fan of the original XL-600R but I dislike it because of the foot start... I have problems athe knees and I have the fear of to be in trouble in the...
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