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  1. 42 Liter HRC XRV750 Paris Dakar Series II Fuel Tank

    Africa Twin
    XRV Fans, Hello. I believe I own an original metal HRC XRV750 series II fuel tank from the Paris-Dakar races and am writing to learn if anyone on the forum may be able to provide a market value for the fuel tank. As you may be aware, they are very rare and rarely become available for sale...
  2. NX650 RD02 front brake

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi,Honda NX650 1994 RD02 here, I was about to change front brake pads and while taking old ones out those two tabs' fall off from piston tops I put one back in place here ^ just to show you where it was.The thing is, that those tabs don't stay in place any more, it falls down if I put brake...
  3. Fitting new steering head bearings on an RD04

    Africa Twin
    I did this years back on my XBR500 and dont remember any real problems. Are there any AT weirdnesses to bear in mind or is it just pop the front wheel and brakes off, drop the fork legs, bars off and remove the steering head. Then drift out the top and bottom races and refit new ones. One...
  4. 2015 MotoGP - where Uk Free to Air ?

    With the Qatari race one of the new season almost upon us ... And Cal Crutchlow currently second fastest in practice ! ... Can any XRV United Kingdom resident fans of MotoGP advise me of the how, the telly channel where and when, the 2015 season races can be viewed 'free to air,' whilst one...
  5. Hub bearing spacer problems, too long?

    Africa Twin
    Has anyone encountered hub spacer problems when changing their wheel bearings? It is my understanding that when the bearings are driven into the hub the spacer should be touching the inner race. When the axle is then installed and torqued up the spacer prevents side loading to the bearing. In...
  6. MOT Fail on the most expensive single item- Rear Shock

    Africa Twin
    OK. My XRV has failed the MOT today on the rear shock. Oil leaking on spindle and no rebound dampening. My sphincter is twitching at the cost of replacement shock !! The MOT guy offered a rebuild for £100 plus parts cost? Not sure what this could go up to. He's a general MOT guy and races MX...
  7. Man down....and UP again!

    Great news form the surgeon yesterday. Tests are back and no traces of the Lurgy in my innards. Great! So planning to have a week with the Boss in Canada to see my niece. Weather is still good in patches so I'm racking up a few miles again to make up for lost time. Promise I'll take more...
  8. FX 650 Front End Upgrade

    Dominator / FMX
    They might be Showa Forks on the FX but dont think much of the spring and spacers: Wirth's fitted, along with Taper Head bearings to replace the sad looking ball races
  9. Vapour Blasting, Blast Cleaning and Powder Coating

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    I recently had some parts blasted and powdercoated at a local business, which I was really pleased with and felt was worth a recommendation. South Coast Blast Cleaning and Powdercoating Transit Road, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 0BB. 01273 515513 Nothing fancy, a genuine one man band...
  10. Racing on the public highway

    Tragic loss of life but really is there any place for holding races on open roads? BBC News - Cyclist Junior Heffernan killed in Severn Bridge race crash
  11. For Sale: TT, Manx GP, Ulster GP, European GP racer reports 40's 50's Shepton Jumble

    For Sale / Wanted
    TT, Manx GP, Ulster GP, European GP racer reports reviews 1940's 1950's I have been sorting out cuttings from old Motorcycle and Motor Cycling magazines that I have accumulated over the years and have now put some on EBay. A pointer to one of them is here TT report June 55 Motor Cycling Junior...
  12. Head races

    Just a quick question, found a notch in my head race yesterday. It's not an urgent or overly important job to do as it not really noticeable on the road steering doesn't feel any different. About 6-7 years ago i replaced them when they didn't need it but thats another story. The question is...
  13. Thatcher op

    I see Maggie has had an op to remove a small growth. The growth contained minor traces of compassion. If left untreated it can develop into a social concience. Rapid invasive treatment at a private hospital has ensured all traces have been eradicated with little chance of it recuring.
  14. BSB at Brands Hatch

    Did any of you watch this weekends great BSB races? Well I was thinking of popping along to Brands Hatch on the Saturday 13th October, to watch the practice and the first BSB race of the three remaining. The final two will be on the Sunday, but Sunday will be mobbed so I will watch that on TV...
  15. Races Oct and Nov...

    Competitions / Trials
    We're at the Cambrian, 13/14 Oct, and the BBRC Night, Sat 24rd (I think) Nov. Anyone else out to play? :blob7:
  16. 1983 XL600R...on the road..yay!

    Bought this French import last month,in pretty good condition,fitted new tyres,head races,sorted bodged electrics,stripped and re greased swingarm and got it UK registered. First test ride today and it goes brilliantly!...woohooo [/IMG]
  17. Honda to enter factory team in 2013 Dakar

    Honda has announced its intention to participate as a works team in the motorcycle class of the Dakar Rally to be held in January 2013 in South America, travelling north to south through Peru, Chile and Argentina. Honda competed nine times in the motorcycle class in the forerunner of the...
  18. Fitting Tapered Steering Head Bearings - advice

    Africa Twin
    Removing the lower ball race: Before I start with my usual butcher approach, is there a neat way of getting this off? I'm thinking a bit of heat is needed but what tool to prise it off? Bearing races in the steering head: There's almost no lip to work with on both of them - less than 1mm...
  19. Moto GP 2012

    Is it me or is it boring so far this year? all three races so far have been processions, my god even F1 is better this year :rolleyes:
  20. cleaning spokes and removing slight traces of rust

    Hi there....miserable weather here (ok i know Malta`s bad weather is like summer for some of you guys:blob7:) and anyway, am trying to get my spokes into as good a shape as possible.... 2 problems 1. my hands are too big to reach into the ackward places 2. i have some surface corrosion...