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  1. For Sale: Honda SL230 for sale

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    1999 Honda SL230 7000 miles Excellent condition. MOT runs until Jan 2021. Comes with heated grips, screen and rack [not the tail bag]. Oil changed every 1000 kms. Recent battery. 85 mpg. geared for 50mph cruising. Bridgestone TW rear tyre and Tracker front with lots of tread left. Located near...
  2. Newbie with new XL350.

    XL
    Hi, just joined this forum as I have just bought a very nice imported ( USA ) 1972 XL 350 that was restored 11 years ago and not been used since. It has been part of a private collection including a Vincent Black Shadow. Plan to put oil down the plug hole for a few days and see how the engine...
  3. RD04 choke valve/plunger and running lean

    Africa Twin
    Hello everyone. I have read mostly all threats and post about XRV choke and lean problems and haven't find solution for my running lean problem.. slowly dropping revs and hunting idle... and only air leak that i can find is from choke. I have reamoved choke cable and pushed choke valve/plunger...
  4. XR400 Standard Indicator Relay

    XR
    Hi all, just joined here, need some help. Partners son has an xr400 that needs to get through an MOT. It has standard indicators with bulbs not LED ones and we are after locating a relay to get these working. For the life of us we can not locate one, can import one from Australia of all places...
  5. Another worn output shaft thread.....

    Africa Twin
    Sorry to bore you guys with this but I would appreciate your input. I have aquired a 52 plate, September 2002, AT 750 with 60,000 miles on the clock and a buggered output shaft. I have read most of the threads regarding this topic and seen the posts and pictures of the Spendler sprocket and the...
  6. That was a bit scary/disconcerting.

    Transalp
    I just had my first go at logging in using my new smart phone and the tapatalk app, only to be confronted with at least 6 new posts that seemed to originate from me. I quickly signed out, and logged in with my tablet to get the view I'm used to, expecting to have to advise that I'd been hacked...
  7. Vin build ID

    Africa Twin
    My first Post... I have just aquired an RD 03 vin # RD03 10004xx to keep my crf1000 dct company in the garage. It is 99% original but needs just a little care to make it excellent. Question.. Was this bike an early Japanese domestic build ? It does have a “speed” light and I think Japan...
  8. Newbie with a question about the XL250 evolution

    XL
    Hi everyone. I am about to receive my first XL, in fact my first Honda and I am very much looking forward to it. It’s a 1982 XL250SA and it is bought unseen by me so I am taking a big gamble but the bike is 200 miles away so a specialist courier is collecting it. I would like to know more...
  9. PLEASE HELP! Over heating

    CRF - New Forum!
    Hi guys. My friend and I recently installed new gears in my CRF 250 R 2007. All works great apart from ive now noticed my bike seems to be getting very hot very fast. Literally within 10 seconds of starting it the pipe at the front is scorching hot! I rode it briefly mainly to test the gears and...
  10. Rd03 cdi help

    Africa Twin
    I think one off my cdi's have gone. The bikes rev counter has gone crazy the bikes misfiring badly. Feels like it's running on one. My question is I don't think these are the original cdi's and I'm not sure what to order. These read right on eBay but don't match mine 262455285638 Or do I...
  11. Rd03 electrics help?

    Africa Twin
    I need the help off you experts. My rd03 runs really well. But as it gets warm after maybe few miles the neutral light starts to flicker then goes completely. Bike still running fine. But if you turn it off starting is tricky. You need to pull clutch lever in, and have stand up to restart...
  12. RD03 Front Brake Light Problem

    Africa Twin
    My brake light isn't working with the front brake. I was hoping a quick clean of the connections at the switch would fix it, but no joy. What else is it that might be the problem. I read one thread where a guy had a broken wire. I'm hoping that isn't what's wrong with mine. Brake light works...
  13. Transalp 650. Mudguard bridge (front). Which way round?

    Transalp
    Hello all, Just been doing a bit of work on the front of my bike. This involved moving the mudguard bridge. When I took it off I didn't notice which way round it was. The manual says it has an arrow telling you which way round it goes. Mine was too rusty to read any arrow! Please could someone...
  14. Smallest van to fit a 650 in

    Transalp
    I’m working down in Dorset and thinking of hiring a van to collect my bike one weekend, rather than spend 6 hours on the train and then 5 hours back mostly on motorways. It also means I can bring another suitcase of bits and pieces with me, I work at sea so spend months away at a time. Can I...
  15. fuel tap lever

    Africa Twin
    i have lost fuel tap lever. new one is 15 plus delivery. does any one have other alternative? I have read that someone made a tube connection to handelbar so can be easier switched when needed.. thanks
  16. RD03 Headlight Upgrade

    Africa Twin
    My 89 has RD04 H4 headlights in it. I'm thinking of changing out the bulbs for LED bulbs like these - https://www.cyclopsadventuresports.com/3800-Lumen-H4-LED-Headlight-bulb-_p_83.html I've read threads where people have used the cheap Chinese LED bulbs without problems. Anyone running them on...
  17. Immobiliser

    Transalp
    I have a new-to-me 2005 Transalp V4. Having now read the users manual it stares that when I turn the ignition on the little green 'key' light (immobiliser system indicator) on the RH side of the neutral indicator should turn on for a few seconds and then go off? That does not happen. turn key...
  18. sprockets for 88-89 motor

    Dominator / FMX
    I currently have a 1990 ish motor (without kickstart) that is in need of a rebuild. I have found a good 1988 motor.I believe the early motors had different splines on the gearbox shaft. I am asking because I currently have a 14 tooth sprocket fitted because the motor is in a sidecar that I...
  19. 1994 Transalp Tacho wont exceed 1500rpm

    Transalp
    New here so hello to all :thumbright: I just bought a 1994 Transalp 600 ,and have been fixing a few age related issues. One issue I still have is that although the bike runs fine the tacho does not go past 1500rpm. I saw posts on other sites (after a google search for tacho issues) where...
  20. Bimble up to the David Silvers Honda Museum in Suffolk

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Bimbled up the south Suffolk coast to DS via Bawdsey Manor (hush hush WW2 Radar develpment place), Orford, Aldeburgh, Leiston, Orwell Bridge and Pin Mill... Wrote a stern note in the museum's comments book complaining about lack of a representative Firestorm & SPs, Africa Twins & Transalps...
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