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  1. Lowering seat hieght

    I know that parts are difficult but I am seeking advice on lowering the seat height on my 2004 trans alp 650 anyone have or know where there might by suspension lowering kits or low seat. What is the thoughts on softening the preload on the rear shock and lowering the forks a bit I have a...
  2. A month in March

    I posted this on the Hubb....thought I'd share the link here in case anyone fancies it. Timing is not nailed on, but more a guide, and I'm flexible on duration. Would like to stick to Feb/March though,as I'd like to do another month trip in Sept/Oct to the Balkans/Romania. A month in March -...
  3. Water Pump Failure Frequency

    Africa Twin
    Forum Members, Hello and happy holidays. I am interested in learning of the age or mileage any members may have experienced a water pump failure on their AT. I searched the forum and learned water pumps are not frequently discussed. My 1990 RD04 AT with 78k km is being updated for a long...
  4. Front wheel sizing question

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi Folks Once again I am seeking the educated opinion and good advice of the XRV community. The question is what are the benefits of changing from a 21" front wheel to a smaller size. I have read that the large front wheel is to overcome the occasional deep crevice or dip while riding offroad...
  5. 2005 Transalp 650 help needed

    Hi, newbie to this forum and i come here seeking some help. We have a customers bike here in our shop that came in with a failed big end bearing on the rear cylinder. After rebuilding the engine, we are faced with the cause of the initial failure (that we didn't know about earlier). The bike...
  6. West of Crete on a scoot

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Returned recently from a 2 week jaunt in Crete, exploring mountain villages and seeking out the quieter;);) beaches. Rented a scoot. The man in the shop said we could take it anywhere - "Balos every day if you like" (Balos is nearly an hour down a dirt road.) This is a tarmac trip down the West...
  7. Wanted: Wanted 21 and 18 inch used tyres, UK

    For Sale / Wanted
    Seeking a 90/90/21 inch used, but still legal front tyre and well as a 130 or 140 profile 18 inch rear to put on my X Challenge in order to ride from the UK on the slab to northern Italy, before fitting new knobblies for an off road trip I’m doing this summer around southern Europe. Legal and...
  8. New from the midlands

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi, just joined seeking some info for an informed choice of cheap trailies to buy for the impending onslaught of winter as the Pan is a big beast to negotiate on icy roads. I started off my bike history some 20 odd years ago on an XT125 but that was the only trailie I have ever had. Spend the...
  9. Wanted: RD07/07a numberplate/taillight holder

    For Sale / Wanted
    Seeking a numberplate/taillight holder to fit my RD07. You know the black plastic thing that holds the tail light and sticks down out of the back of the bike. Am attemptng to sex up the look of my bike and want to give it a shorter rear mudguard/numberplate/taillight holder/rallye look. So...
  10. UK spec Africa Twin Headlamps

    Africa Twin Technical Specs
    For folk in the UK seeking replacement headlamps, i.e, for driving on the left side of the road, and the beam dipping on the right. Cast into the glass of Honda headlamps is a 4 digit number. 4758 is for a UK spec RD04 3952 is for a UK spec RD07 Hope that helps! Bob :thumbup:
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    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi, I am new to this so please be patient. I am looking for a Fairing Infill Panel (or strip), that runs on top of the left side fairing from the tank fairing to the headlight fairing. It is for a 1991 RD04 in otherwise good condition. Honda describe the part as Sub Cowl,l*nh138* Part No...
  13. Exhaust baffles

    Africa Twin
    Please excuse me for asking this question...It may be common knowledge but this is my vigin experience here..... I have a 1992 @ and have just removed the motor for some much needed maitenance / rebuild. As I removed the exhaust pipes from the cylinder heads, I notoced what appeared to be large...
  14. After the Fireworks

    Africa Twin
    After this evening's edition of the Firework festival, conversation turned to the subject of seeking the source of good advice on matters Africa Twin ... well, quite naturally, I suggested The Esteemed So, as I know from my own fortunate experience that you are all...
  15. Thank You All

    Seeking more first hand, real world experience of DRZ400 ownership, I joined a certain SingleCylinder forum. Have to say that this XRV.ORG.UK forum seems a far more helpful, friendlier and tolerant place to be when asking novice/newbie questions. So, Thank You All for your assistance with my...
  16. bed for the night needed W4

    Tea total non smoking white male seeking company with like minded.....:toothy9: 2nd December got a job interview in the city just need a bed for the night before, can anyone help????
  17. There's not much to compare....

    Ride Reports and Pictures getting up before sunrise on a stolen, extra Summer's day and riding along the backroads to Whitstable for breakfast, before the sun seeking crowds descend. And if you do it on the newly revived Major, there is the extra bonus of grinning all the way there at his puttering, loyal service...
  18. Tank Cover and Bag seeking your experiences

    Hi, Before I continue to spend my hard earned money on adding more bits to my XL700 want to seek the experiences of those who have purchased tank covers. I see the benefit being that a tank bag can be fixed securely by clips to the one (Bagster) I found researching the internet. Anyone...
  19. Seeking advice on replacing stock screen / ARD panniers

    Hi, Having just bought myself a 2009 XL700V this week. Bike has a host of extras already fitted. Will be travelling UK to Tunisia on it in May next year. I am seeking advice from those of you who will have experienced the issues I am raising. I am looking to do something with stock screen at...
  20. Seeking reference book

    Africa Twin
    Can anyone recommend a book that chronicles the various Africa Twins and what each model change brought? I am looking for an AT, however, I am sensing that there are some significant model evolutions and I would like to be more aware. Thanks. Ernest [email protected] New Orleans, La.