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  1. Removing brake caliper pistons with a bicycle pump......A BODGE

    Africa Twin
    Yesterday I started on the brake re-build for my RD03. This bike had been sitting for a few years with the brake systems drained and partially disassembled. Problem: How to remove the old crusty brake pistons from the caliper while not destroying them in case they can be cleaned up and...
  2. RD04 Water ingress clear coat/film on tank?

    Africa Twin
    Hello Everyone, I came out to find what appears to be a clear film separating from the tank with water or air trapped underneath, after a night of heavy downpour. The safety stickers appear to be on the outside which suggests that this clear coating is original. Has anyone experienced anything...
  3. 17t front sprocket on the AT - compatibility

    Africa Twin
    Hello guys, I have a question; I run the 17t front sprocket from JT on my RD04, however, JT does not make the rubberized version of the 17t sprocket (JTF314) which id like to have, they only make the bare 17t version. However - Rugged roads sells the 17t rubberized OEM honda sprocket...
  4. Excessive chain wear using 17T Shadow front sprocket?

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, Using the 17T front sprocket from Honda Shadow seems to be quiet popular here. Has anyone noticed too short life of the chain, while using the 17T sprocket? My current JT chain with OEM Shadow sprocket is dead after 10k km. I do ride most of the time on gravel, but that seems too...
  5. Tollesbury > Maldon > Burnham-on-Crouch on Tigger 955i

    Great Roads/Routes
    Out & about early on Thursday for a bimble on the hottest day of the year so far. First stop at Doc's for a repeat prescription, second stop Tollesbury for a snack - little independent butcher with a mad glint in eye and blood splatters on his apron that was selling sausage roll by the length...
  6. New Off-road Romania guidebook

    Hello to everybody, Thinking of where to ride off-road next summer? A new guidebook will be out soon: Off-road Romania. It has an 3050 kilometers track covering the Carpathian Mountains. There is a short video teaser below and more details here: Off-road Romania Guidebook | Carpathian 2...
  7. Tyre size help

    Mechanical Advice
    Hey folks Quick question for someone in the know. I have a 17” wheel that typically takes 160/60/17 rear and 120/70/17 front... What tyres sizes both up and down will be ok to put on? I’m looking at a scrambler tyre but it’s 150/70/17 rear Just need to know what’s safe. I know you can do...
  8. Swap?

    I am looking for a touring screen for my 650 and have a set of engine safety bars to trade?
  9. RD07A 20th anniversary - Morocco again

    Africa Twin
    Dear XRV Community, My RD07A's anniversary was actually an excuse to return to Morocco. I've always received kind and useful feedback from this forum, herewith sharing a few photos: More can be found here:[email protected]/albums Happy and safe travels!
  10. Its alive....

    Dominator / FMX
    I finally got my Flatside sorted and fitted onto my scrambler with the help of Nick from Brummingham ,our resident flatside guru.:thumbup: Now it sounds like a beast that just wants to eat small children and scare old ladies.:D:D:D I havnt been for a test ride yet as the foot pegs are getting...
  11. A sad day

    Hi Folks, After nearly 9 years and 48.5k miles my TransAlp has gone. Faced with the bill for a new exhaust and front tyre [plus service] for the MOT I succumbed to an offer of £1,600 from my local independent bike shop. Whilst I know he'll do the work and clean her up for sale and make a...
  12. Parts replacement advice

    Hi, my Varadero as 115000kms on the odo and planing to make a 3200kms trip on it. Since I donno is history and by your experience what parts should I replace to garantie a safe journey? - Fuel pump - Manual cct - regulator thanks
  13. Parking car southern Spain (to cross to Morocco)

    Hi guys, Entire April this year I'll be touring Morocco on my AT. To save time I'm putting my bike in a van & drive and park it southern Spain. Ofcourse as always everything's on a budget. I'll be taking the ferry from Algericas. You can park your car in the port at £ 40 per 7 days. Meaning...
  14. For Sale: Honda Transalp 600

    eBay - Transalp
    Sadly due to moving into the Yorkshire Dales into a smaller house Im having to sell a few bikes. I have been trying to locate a garage or safe space to rent close by but to no avail. The bike that may be of interest to some on here is. Emma my Partners Transalp 600. its a 1987. When she...
  15. Happy and safe New year.

    Happy New Year to all our members wherever you may be in the world....:thumbup: I am so looking forward to 2017 because for the first time in 10 years ,I dont have to carry my son as a passenger as he passed his test and has his own bike now. Have a great night everyone and try stay...
  16. Rear linkage bearings

    Africa Twin
    Looking everywhere to get rear linkage bearings and prices scandless [emoji16] BEARING NEEDLE 17.5x24.5x22mm 91079-KA3-831 Any how come across this site Online Store - ORO2U it redirect to Catalyst FindIt £5 each but site deemed unsafe .....[emoji54] Anyone any experience? Recommend others...
  17. Heading over finally

    Africa Twin
    Finally have a tentative date to be Belgium way for a couple of years from stateside now. Anyone in the Brussels area? Going to take me a month or two to get settled and hopefully my 4Runner will arrive safe shortly after me. Need to find a bike after I get there. Not bringing my xrv650 back...
  18. Wanted: RD 07 cener (main) stand, rear right footrest bracket

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi, guys! If somebody don't need anymore his center stand, i would love to buy it :) Also looking for rear right footres bracket. Would like to find out information about internet resource where to search used parts for Africa Twin xrv 750 RD07 year 1995, so, if you know some, let me know to...
  19. RD04 speedometer and odometer not working

    Africa Twin
    My AT stopped showing speed and traveled kilometers. The white plastic gear was okay but I replaced it just to be safe. Same thing with the cable. I have disconnected the cable from the clock and moved the bike around: square end of the cable rotates smoothly. I think it's safe to say that...
  20. NX650 RD02 front brake

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi,Honda NX650 1994 RD02 here, I was about to change front brake pads and while taking old ones out those two tabs' fall off from piston tops I put one back in place here ^ just to show you where it was.The thing is, that those tabs don't stay in place any more, it falls down if I put brake...