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  1. For Sale: Africa Twin alu radiator grills + brackets for secondary cooling fan

    For Sale / Wanted
    The parts will fit RD03. RD04 and RD07/a radiators. Protect your radiator with these lightweight anodized aluminum grills. You can transfer the rubber flaps from your old grills. Basic kit (without side baffles that keep air from escaping thru the sides). $60.00cad + shipping Kit with...
  2. Secondary pulling fan on Africa Twins

    Africa Twin
    Secondary fan for Africa Twins Made a small batch of those. Some Greek AT rider insisted I made him a set. :D The adapters allow to install an OEM fan on the left radiator for improved cooling in hot weather and slow sections. The brackets are aluminum and must be spot welded onto your rad. I...
  3. Varadero XL1000 rear brake dragging

    Varadero
    Hi all, I have a '99 Varadero and here's the problem: Apply the front brake and it releases ok. However, it doesn't activate the rear caliper. Apply the rear brake and it activates both front and rear calipers but doesn't release the rear one properly, which continues to drag. It releases...
  4. Help! My senile old dad has broken his Africa Twin!

    Africa Twin
    Hello all, i'm Ricks son, Joe, and after spending many hours working on his AT trying to get it running right i've still had no luck, so thought id put a post up on here in case anyone had any ideas. Dad is a fairweather rider, so bike was put away before winter running perfectly. Over a month...
  5. Carb settings on 1986 XR600RF?

    XR
    My brother just bought a 1986 XR600RF. Motor 100% and no smoke. Was apparently recon (the gaskets does look new) recently. Bottom end revs good grunt. Problem is when holding the throttle open in higher gears you can feel something is holding "back". I did remove the air filter, and the...
  6. Vara using a little oil

    Varadero
    Hi Folks, I have an older 2001 Carbadero which has been recently using a little oil, nothing too serious just needs 1/4 litre top up every 2-3 months, I ride it everyday and do about 40-50 miles on average. It also did a 3k mile trip round Europe in the summer :) I do have a little mechanical...
  7. The Vercors

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    I've been organising & talking about this for so long that I hardly know where to start as most of it has already been explained before. "Start at the beginning & work through 'till the end" they say, so I will. I will try & be brief with the preamble: For those of you that haven't been paying...
  8. bleeding the brakes

    Varadero
    just cleaned the calipers/pistons front and rear and before bleeding the brakes i`m trying to get my head round how the system will work - according to the haynes manual and other posts i`ve seen, there is an order sequence to the bleeding procedure which makes sense. however i dont understand...
  9. My Mother Made Me Laugh today

    Chatter
    My mother has been fussing over me since i had my hand op last week, today she came over to see me and brought something out to me for me to read. God knows why she brought this out but it's from 1989:confused::confused::confused::confused: Made me laugh at some bits...
  10. Have we really got to the stage...

    Chatter
    .. where the headmster of a secondary school, full of 12 to 18 year olds, feels the necessity to write to parents to remind them that when the sun is shining and it's warm, it's very important your child drinks water and perhaps doesnt wear their school jumper under their blazer ... you know...
  11. Not starting

    Africa Twin
    After 5500 miles in the last 6 weeks, the machine won't start (2000 xrv). There is fuel, the filter allows flow and the pump pumps. The engine turns, the plugs spark. The ignition coils show correct primary and secondary windings resistance. The throttle position sensor shows appropriate...
  12. letter

    Africa Twin
    hello people i found this letter from spanish forum, they send it in 2007 to honda spain, maybe we can do it again for all honda representatives in the world... I don't agree with everythingthey say but it's something... i use google translate... Montesa-Honda Spain Marketing and Sales...
  13. f650 advice

    BMW
    howdy im a ta/at kinda guy,and would never change but my wife insists that what she wants is a bmw f650,in particular the 1998 model.theres one going for around 1700 euro,i think the milage is around 40 k/miles.i know its a single thumper and lighter than the trannie but ,i need more info.what...
  14. Transalp Aussie Style

    Transalp
    [i]Transalp Aussie Style A mate of mine just built up a great TA, here it is[/i] It wasn’t originally part of the plan (is it ever...) but upon arrival of the kit, I decided to strip the bike down for a complete re-spray. So, apart she came: Above: Bare chassis @ about 126,000 km. (Note...
  15. Piel Island 24th & 25th April

    Austin's Adventures
    Piel Island 24th & 25th April. Meet up and route details Edits to this post highlighted in RED Edits to this post on 11th April in BROWN Edits to this post 16th April in PURPLE Follow up to the earlier thread about a Possible meet on Piel Island, Morecambe Bay, Barrow in Furness. This thread...
  16. TLD09 the Route

    The Longest Day
    Time is running out so I have reattached the updated update of the updated route to the important info thread http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/charity-events/35514-longest-day-important-information.html#post359398 It is still not confirmed whether the start will be Carlton Hill or the NCP...
  17. No spark... pulse generator?

    Dominator / FMX
    Have owned '92 Dominatrix since August w' no-end of (un)reliabilty probs so now getting tools out. No spark, so have measured across ignition coil primary, and secondary, windings. Appear OK. Have bridged all safety switches(stand, clutch, kill). Have second CDI unit to compare against. Now...
  18. Cutting Out

    XR
    Hi, Not sure if I can include the thread here as well, but as the Dommie is the road version of the XR650 and this is an engine question, I hope it's okay. I've just got a 1988 Dominator; always wanted one The thing is, when you slow down and come to a junction, the engine cuts out...
  19. cutting out

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi All, I've just got a 1988 Dominator; always wanted one:D The thing is, when you slow down and come to a junction, the engine cuts out instantaneously. Now, if I'm still moving a bit, it will bump easily; it also starts immediately on the button. It's not all the time, this morning, it...
  20. One less worry sorted today

    Chatter
    Got the letter we were waiting for :thumbup: My daughter's got into her/our first preference secondary school - phew. Only she and 5 others did from her primary school as the school we wanted is 'technically' outside of our catchment area - so we're all pretty much well pleased in the...
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