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  1. Getting a 700 onto the mainstand!!!!!!

    Transalp
    I’ve had a number of bikes, big, small etc and I’ve never had a bike as hard to put on the main stand as the 700. ive strained my shoulder. strained my foot. Airhead Beamers, heavier bikes... easier. sports bikes with main stands.... easier. 650 Trannie..... don’t remember this being hard...
  2. 600 Sidestand

    Transalp
    Quick question,,,,,,,,,,, my 600 TA will roll forwards and allow the sidestand to fold up on the slightest of downhill slopes, should the stand lock in place somehow? or do I just have to remember to park her in gear?
  3. Vstrom 650 or Tracer 700 or NC750X??

    Transalp
    I am looking for a "do it all" bike, to replace the Transalp (London ULEZ has kiboshed it's use) and the R1200RT. I am looking at the Vstrom 650, the Tracer 700 or the NC750X I have ridden the NC750X recently and it was good. I rode the VStrom a while back, but can't remember anything about...
  4. Time for a service

    Dominator / FMX
    Quick question folks, i am about to do an oil and filter change to my 89 and cannot remember if it was sump first then downtube or vice versa. It was only four months ago too :( and did i, do i dip the filter in fresh oil or put in dry ? Bloody hell i'm doting :rolleyes:
  5. RD04 1990 : where does this screw go??

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys I'm Marco from Belgium. I have an RD04 from 1990. It's a great bike, but has had some bad owners that didn't maintain it. :( I have replaced the rubber inlet seals, valve cover seals, fuel hoses, blablabla... =) Now i am left with one part: a screw, a tiny washer and something on...
  6. Why did I sell it !

    Africa Twin
    Sold to Shrewsbury Honda about 1994/5, I traded it in against a newer Transalp, can’t even remember the reg no and this is the only photo that survives. Any body on here buy it ? I regret to this day selling it, if only we knew then what we know now.
  7. Transalp 600 centre stand handle/lift

    Transalp
    Anyone know where the handle to help put a 1994 transalp 600 on the centre stand actually attaches to? If I had the handle here id figure it out,but I remember seeing a TA with one before but never paid an attention to how effective it was or where it bolted on as it was before I bought the...
  8. Copper washer on magnito casing side

    Africa Twin Technical Specs
    Putting casing back on after blasting + powder coating. Kept all bolts in position through a piece of cardboard. One of the 3 long bolts that holds the outside cover of the stater / pick-up cover on has a copper washer on it. I cannot remember putting it on the bolt, but must have done !! Does...
  9. clocks legit miles?

    Africa Twin
    Hi all ,i find myself still looking for the elusive AT.. I have come close but distance and time constraints have all worked against me ..Something i have noticed though it may be nothing but i wanted to ask the more knowledgable on this forum ..I remember from my youth that if the numbers on...
  10. For Sale: XRV750 RD07 / 7A UK Spec Clocks for sale

    For Sale / Wanted
    Apologies from an old duffer - the clocks were sold a while ago - it's continental headlights I have - I'll pop up a properly researched advert soon. Steve T :cool:
  11. honda fmx 650

    Dominator / FMX
    hello im thinking selling mine it is in bits, was a bit rough so stripped it cleaned it , painted some bits ,polished others it did run lovely it has remus exhausts 34,000 miles , I was going to make a scrambler out of it think its worth £1350 can send any photos email or whatsapp remember this...
  12. Exhaust collector's copper rings

    Africa Twin
    I sweared over and over last night when I reinstalled the RD07's collector. I tried fitting them using the copper rings and it was impossible. The collector would always be crooked. I tried half a dozen ways without success... I finally decided to reinstall it without the crush copper rings...
  13. Which rack to choose with Arrow exhaust?

    Africa Twin
    Hello, fellow riders - spring time is coming! I just bought an Arrow Paris Dakar exhaust for my RD04, but when trying to mount it, I found that I can´t fit it, as long as I have my luggage rack on - and I don´t remember which brand it is... So, guys and dolls, may I ask for your recommended...
  14. RD03 rpm per mph?

    Africa Twin
    Happily cruising at 75 today wondering how many rpms I'm doing. Haven't had a rev counter for a while and can't remember what it used to be, anyone know roughly how many rpms a RD03 would be doing at say 60, 70 and 80 in 5th? Cheers
  15. with two XL700VA around the world

    Transalp
    My girlfriend an me rode around the world with two XL700VA. Honda does not sponsor us or even give us a discount on anything. Thereby this is completey honest: these bikes are undestroyable and they can suffer a lot. We rode 183,475 Km (app. 110k miles) and we had nearly no problems except...
  16. Buttons for trip meter

    Africa Twin
    Sometime back remember someone looking for this Ersatzabdecktasten für Tripmaster - Honda XRV 750 "Africa Twin" | eBay Val 2 bikes , twice is happy ?
  17. For Sale: GIVI twin top boxes in rare Honda colours

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi All, I listed them here GIVI twin top boxes in rare Honda colours | eBay but frequenters of this forum can get them for 60£, provided that nobody puts an offer on eBay. Just send me a private mail if you are interested. Remember, collection in person only! cheers GC
  18. Schuberth SR1 - Size

    Helmets
    Yes I know about SR2 but looking at SR1 now =) Head size 61cm: According to Schuberth size chart: L = 58-59cm XL = 60-61cm Today I have: Shoei XR-1100 L = 59cm Fits good but can't be larger and Medium is to small. Uvex × 2 L = 59-60cm Feels quite large but also very light with soft...
  19. R.I.P Matt Hallam

    Chatter
    Many of us old XRV's and BigTrailie forum members will remember Matt from a few rides and meets at the Ace.......Ollie has posted on FB, sadly Matt was involved in a fatal bike accident Thursday night and lost his life:-( My thoughts are with this family and friends and I have asked Ollie to let...
  20. Hello all....

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Just saying hello again, used to be here when I had a Transalp but couldn't remember my name so started again....that happens a lot nowadays!! Sold the Transalp 3 or 4 years ago and got a Cagiva GC but have been missing having a Honda and am planning a project build using a RFVC motor and...
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