I was recommended to add a thread as I'm currently having another fad of re-building my Africa Twin. I bought it 5 years ago as a 'project' and proceeded to leave it in the shed for 4 years! Last Christmas I dismantled it in a shed, since then I've moved house and have the space to get my teeth...
Honda 1972 SL350K2 £2400
The SL350K2 is the last of the Honda 350 twin dirt bikes with no electric starter, pressed aluminium mudguards, 21” front wheel, 18” rear wheel
Honda 1972 SL350K2 speedo 7643 miles, free tax & MOT, last expired May 2019, UK reg May 2018.
From here (2004 - he's in Australia, I think)
Now that the dust has settled on the new 650 Tranny, these are my observations and experiences thus far.
The engine is feeling...
Hi to all,
I would like to ask what the recommended valve clearances for FMX 650 are. My net research gave me two outcomes: (1) 0.10 (intake) and 0.12 (exhaust) +-0.02 (like in XR650L, Dominator etc) , and (2) 0.10 +-0.02 for both intake and exhaust valves (see here...
There’s a new book that’ll be of interest to anyone heading north of the border. It does seem to be very comprehensive, well written and informative. There’s loads of background information, not just route directions. JG even suggests appropriate reading material and soundtracks to accompany...
I have just had a rebore on my 92 Donnie.
What oil should I be using to bed the rings and bore.
Should I stay away from semi synthetic?,
Should I use some cheap oil for 500 miles then change filter and oil for some semi synthetic?
Your thoughts please
Digital CDI for Honda Transalp XL600V (PD06) and XRV650 Africa Twin (RD03)
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Information regarding the available types see below...
Just completed a DIY install of some auxiliary lights.
Some £11 Chinese specials were recommended on another bike forum. They came in 3 days from European stock.
Great build quality - will see how long they last ... They come in two versions; Flood or Spot. I bought the Flood version...
I know there's a post on this from quite a few years back- but just wanted to see if other people have had the same problem as me and what solutions worked for them.
I'm trying to fit the RR crash bars to my RD04 - got all the brackets fitted - but when it comes to attaching the bars...
I’ve recently observed some strange behaviour on my old lady (RD03 AT with RD04 motor):
After I’ve got her back from receiving some routine service incl. carb cleaning and a new choke cable she tends to stall when breaking somewhat stronger whilst simultaneously pulling the...
Hi all I have a very faint ticking noise coming from down near the oil filter area just wondering if it is normal, also it seems to feel like someone is now and again pushing against my bike as I'm going along, a few weeks ago I changed the oil etc and it was at the level at the time, I removed...
A 1975 Honda CB500 Four K1 UK model in good condition 25500 miles, UK registered from new not an import. The CB500/4 is VMCC eligible and qualifies for classic insurance and free tax, current MOT expires June 2018.
The previous owner had the bike from...
I just received my new tires and figure I will change tubes as well and keep old ones as spares. Everything I have owned for years has been tubeless except my RD03 which came with new tires/wheels and my KLR650 which I changed eons ago. Want Heavy duty but not sure which brands are best. Any...
What do you think ?
Is it possible? Recommended?
I have seen a few "universal" oil coolers on eBay but can they be fitted to a bike that never had a oil cooler to start with.
Then of course the best option might be to fit the oil cooler from the RD04.
Anyway what do ye think ?
Does anyone know if there is running lights available (later model?) that would fit sockets for an 87 TransAlp XL600V H model Canadian bike??? Also a lighter than stock muffler recommended??!!:rolleyes:
Lots of researching and can't figure out what would be best for crack repairs. Front fairing on my 97 xrv has 2 cracks leading down from windscreen. 1 crack dead ends into bolt hole from top 1/2inch long, the other opposite side from top down for about 2 inches. Never done repairs on this stuff...
Hi guys, I'm looking to get some more agressive tyres for my XRV 750 RD07 1996, as I will be riding a lot of sand and dirt here in Australia.
I have until now run Mitas E07, but would love a bit more grip in the sand.
I am looking at a TKC 80 for the front.
Interested in the new Motoz...
On a road trip in Europe at the moment and need some advice.
I had the engine oil changed and full service about 2000 miles ago at my local Honda main dealer in the uk. I'm not sure what oil was used but assume it was the recommended type. I'm not sure if that would be semi or fully...