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  1. Report: Progressive springs and "Ricor intiminator" rebound valves (650 TA)

    My forks were too soft, they used to bottom out quite easily off road, and they dived a lot under braking. I don't own a garage but had the use of one whilst a friend was on holiday, so with little time I had to do all the work in one go. I fitted Hyperpro progressive springs, and I also...
  2. What do you think of these for a fork conversion ?

    Africa Twin
    Ok so ive sold my long time love the Drz :( so ive got some bits left over :D so how about a pair of SHOWA forks and yokes on a Africa Twin :D full adjustable for preload and rebound and free. Ive also got a 4 pot Braking caliper for the forks as well.... Well people what do u think ...
  3. Xr250 r rear shock

    Hi I have a issue with my rear shock, the. Rebound and dampening adjustment do not work.I wish to rebuild it ,it's the one with the remote resvoir. I have a Haynes manual but it does not have the information how to do it. I have had a looked all over the net to. What oil/how much goes in it. Can...
  4. Nitron NTR Xtreme Shock for an RD07 / 07a

    Product Reviews
    The Honda OEM Standard Showa shock – has an 85 nm spring rate, 80mm travel on the piston ( I have been using 55mm of this), no adjustments apart from spring preload for ride height adjustment. The spring rate on any spring remains the same when compressed or unloaded The standard shock is...
  5. screw to adjust the suspension

    Hi guys, can someone explain in baby language what the screw on the side of the bike for the rear suspension does on the 650. I can understand the concept of preload which i think basically makes the rear suspension harder...the screw does not adjust this it adjusts the damping correct? but...
  6. 1998 XR250R rear shock setup?

    Unfortunately the standard damping settings for the standard rear shock isn't in the Haynes manual. The spring preload isn't a problem, but having a baseline setting for the compression & rebound clickers is what I need for a friend's XR250. If anybody has the Honda owners booklet for this...
  7. Crosstourer has landed

    I had no idea what to expect from the Crosstourer. But no matter what I wrote about it, I knew what I could expect from comments on it’s not a new Africa Twin; Honda should make a new Africa Twin. Well, the Crosstourer is not the new Africa Twin. Its seat is comfortable, for a start...
  8. vara shocker

    i have a 52 plate wi 42k on it.,.. the shock seems to be squatting a bit... by turning the knob,,does it only harden the rebound.,,or does that adjust the shocker height at all..???? thanks.
  9. Honda Crossrunner Technical Specs

    Crossrunner Technical Specs
    ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC 90° V-4 Displacement 782cm3 Bore x Stroke 72 x 48mm Compression Ratio 11.6 : 1 Max. Power Output 74.9kW/10,000min-1 (95/1/EC) Max. Torque 72.8Nm/9,500min-1 (95/1/EC) Idling Speed 1,200min-1 Oil Capacity 3.8 litres...
  10. Problem forks on zxr400

    Mates just bought a cheap zxr400 but there is an oil leak on the adjuster (comp/rebound) does anyone know if there is a seal?
  11. Africa Twin 48mm USD Sachs Forks - Complete Kit - **SPECIAL OFFER**

    Discounts / Deals
    SPECIAL OFFER ON THIS FRONT END UPGRADE FROM BOANO Usual Price - £1933.20 OFFER PRICE - £1550.00 - that's a saving of nearly 20% :D:D:D Sachs 48mm USD Fork Kit for Africa Twin XRV650 / XRV750 - RD03, RD04, RD07 and RD07A The brand new front fork kit which has been developed by Boano in...
  12. rear suspension travel-increase

    high all, trawled the web but still confused:rolleyes:. looking for a rear shocker that [a] raise the rear ride height about 40-50mm [b] has both comp and rebound adjustment [c] has a longer travel length than std ta 650 shocker thought of the xr600 unit , not sure how to fit it. Probably a...
  13. 800XC first Triumph to ‘go everywhere’

    Triumph’s claims its Tiger 800XC is the British company’s first “go everywhere” motorcycle. It describes it as “a machine designed and built for adventurers looking for a strong and reliable companion to take them on a round the world trip.” It has: A steel chassis and torque 799cc...
  14. Honda Crossrunner

    Straight from the Honda press release (sorry bit of a rush) (pics at the end) The Crossrunner represents the best aspects of two separate biking genres: the flexibility and exciting attitude of a Naked performance machine with the upright riding position and rugged appearance of an adventure...
  15. replacing CRF fork seals

    CRF Technical Specs
    I keep wondering why this technical section has no threads in it so i'm going to refer you to a 'How to' article by "smash" on that has a pictorial walkthrough of doing the fork seal replacement :: View topic - How to: Showa Fork rebuild seals and oil change...
  16. growing on me

    Hi all, Bought my 08 700 transalp about six months a go, It was on the rebound of my last love a 04 varadero which looking back I should have kept:confused: . Did not bond straight away with the transalp, main reason I bought it was to get a bike with less weight and a bit more of a every day...
  17. Nitron racing shock on my at

    Africa Twin
    Been saving a bit of cash, and it was my birthday recently, so asked for a new shock :blob5: as my existing ones a bit tired, and the spring toooooo soft. I did a LOT of google research on various companies - affordable shock makers had some very mixed performance reviews with some early...
  18. 2003 v2 rear suspension setting confusion..on my part :)

    New to the forum and my first post despite being a Vara owner since 2005.. Sort of ashamed to admit i have had my 2003 v2 Vara since 2005 and I only use to it to drive across to Manchester from Leeds in the summer for footy matches and a yearly 4 day trip to Skye....7K on the clock!! I am...
  19. For Sale: BMW G650 XMoto, Sussex, FDSH, Extras

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hello all, Some of you with long memories might have a sense of Deja Vu about this particular bike / advert - I thought about selling this last year, put an advert on here, then a mate was interested, then he wasn't, then he was again, etc... you know how it goes. Skip to the end: I never got...
  20. help needed

    has anyone got a manual for the xr600, i need to know the standard settings for the rear suspension rebound and compression damping (the srews at the top and bottom of the shock) i need to know how many clicks out i need to turn it for standard. I have looked over google and got a manual but the...