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  1. Headlamp fairing sub frame for XL600V 1999

    Transalp
    Hi, Would anyone (preferably in the UK) have a straight headlamp/fairing sub frame they may be interested in selling? (Picture attached.) Don't mind if it's rusty and in need of painting as long as it's not bent. If so, please send me a message with how much you'd like for it posted to Surrey...
  2. Dear Pepe. I wish you were here.

    Dominator / FMX
    The last 3 holidays I’ve been on I wished I could have had my trusty nx650 with me as there is no restrictions to riding off road. I’m currently in Sal, Cape Verde and hired a quad bike and had loads of fun but it’s not the same as Pepe. I wish the UK was so accessible to use on a motorcycle, we...
  3. 1979 xr250 engine swap question

    XR
    Hi all I’ve just picked up a 1979 Xr250 which had been left outside without a spark plug for probably several years. The top end is very rusty, there’s a hole in base of barrel (outside into cam chain chamber) and also quite a bit of play in con rod. These xr’s are not very common over here in...
  4. Xr250 help

    Africa Twin
    On a recent trip to Wales my trusty 94 xr250 let me down. Just before it stopped all the electrics stopped but it was still running. Then it stopped, I've got spark and had some little fires but not enough to run. And some wierd back fires. Its think it's a electrical problem I'm...
  5. 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...
  6. Handlebar height

    Dominator / FMX
    Does anyone have a solution to the handlebar height on the RDo2 ? I find mine very low and difficult to use especially when standing on the pegs, i have loosened them and pushed them up a little which is slightly better but causes the engine to race slightly on full lock so not ideal. I like the...
  7. Rear subframe corrosion

    Dominator / FMX
    The first thing to say is that my Dommie is very much a winter hack, ridden in all weathers, rarely cleaned, not a concours show bike by any stretch... so it’s not a massive surprise to see some corrosion on an 18 year old bike. Question is: what to do about it! The pic attached shows a hole in...
  8. Registering a French XRV 650 in the UK - Certificate of conformity

    Africa Twin
    Hi peeps, Has anyone had experience of registering an RD03 in the UK or any bike for that matter ? I have recently moved back from France and I have brought my trusty steed with me, now im in the process of trudging through the paperwork... The DVLA are asking for a certificate of conformity...
  9. AT with Ural fitted

    Africa Twin
    Some folks may be interested to see the Ural chair which has recently been fitted to my trusty @, supplied & fitted by sidecar specialist Watsonian who fabricated a bespoke sub-frame which connects the Ural chassis to the bike's frame. Watsonian gave me some good tuition before we rode the 200...
  10. Free: Varadero 1000 Crash bars and SW Motech luggage racks

    For Sale / Wanted
    Well with the old Vara now gone I have the following bits available for free SW motech luggage racks with most the fittings Crash bars with no fittings Both are rusty/scratched/dented/very well used Could be brought back to life with a good wire brush and a tin of Hammerite! I can't be...
  11. For Sale: Varadero 1000 2000 80k black £600

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD
  12. power source for sat nav - XL700

    Transalp
    I've finally succumbed to a sat nav and am looking at how to wire it into my trusty Transalp (XL700VA). I'm sure that somewhere on this forum I've seen that there is a spare connector block in the front cowl that can be used as a power source - but can't for the life of me find it now! Any...
  13. New owner of an XRV 750 saying hello etc.

    Africa Twin
    Hello everyone. Thank you for letting me join; this is my first post. I have recently acquired an XRV 750. It belonged to a dear friend of mine who died recently. The bike lived out on the street for a lot of its life so is rusty but it all works. Panels are cracked and the bolts have...
  14. What are the options for replacement wheeks?

    Transalp
    What are the options for replacement wheels? Hi The wheels on my 87 600 are starting to corrode. The spokes are very rusty and the rims are not that great either. Second hand ones are pretty rare and even then you dont know exactly the condition of what you are getting if buying off ebay...
  15. For Sale: Transalp 600 clocks

    For Sale / Wanted
    I have a set of spare transalp 600 clocks for sale Came from a 1993 model In overall good condition except for a few rusty connectors on the back PM me if interested or they get binned! £25 posted
  16. Free: Transalp 600 scrap iron parts

    For Sale / Wanted
    As per the title :toothy9: I have a few old, rusty bits of Transalp 600 for free (just pay the postage!) -both pillion foot pegs -fan (1 tab broken) -lower fairing bracket -clock bracket -upper yoke cable holder -a indicator -rear caliper bracket -some other random gubbins PM me if you want...
  17. I need some help please

    Transalp
    I need some help for my trusty 1999 Transalp, I am doing a refurb to get her back to how she should look, I am in need of a suspension linkage complete with good bearing already inserted if possible. or if any other TA lovers out there now of another compatible linkage that fit straight on the...
  18. New Pro Link spacers and and bushings for XL600V 1987

    Transalp
    Hi, I am currently searching for new bushings and spacers (and bolts and seals) for the Pro Link rear suspension linkage, anyone know if someone are selling these parts? Mine are very rusty and I am rebuilding the whole bike so I would like to get new parts to avoid future problems. Also, does...
  19. For Sale: 1991 xrv750 rd04

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi there, when I relocated from Switzerland back to the UK last Year I brought my trusty old Africa Twin with me. Unfortunately some things changed and I simply have no time space and use for it any longer. I never got around to get it MOT'd and registered over here, so it is still on a Swiss...
  20. Head removal

    Dominator / FMX
    So guys, with the cam cover removed one would next be expected to remove the head bolts. The 12mm bolts inside the engine look all nice and good, a nice socket shouldn't have any issues with these. Problem is the 12mm one at the front of the bike which is exposed, rusty as a wreck at the bottom...
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