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  1. RD07 rear rim cracking issue - is it serious??

    Africa Twin
    Hi everyone, I'm a proud owner of an RD07 '95, but yesterday i noticed this on my rear rim: The rim seems to have cracks around the vent. Anyone had this issue, and is it too serious? Thanks!
  2. Rear Wheel From 98 RD04 fitting an RD03 88?

    Africa Twin Technical Specs
    Hi all, My Rear wheel of my 88 RD03 has serious rim rot and the bike won't get through an MOT. I've been trying to source a new rear wheel but had no luck. I have found a rear wheel from a 1998 model and wondering if it would fit? Thought I'd ask hear for advice. My other route is to get a...
  3. It still works!!

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, It’s been a while since I was last here. I have a RWB 03 XRV 750 that has lived in a bush for the last 10 years. I know serious neglect but this weekend I have had it shipped to my new address. Seat off, jump leads out, phew not seized it turns over on the starter motor and tried to...
  4. Rugged Road crash bars saved the day

    Africa Twin
    Just dropped my AT today at slow rolling speed and thanks to those Rugged Road crash bars any serious damage was prevented. But the right one took a substantial hit and it absorbed all the force which resulted in it being slightly bent inwards. Is it possible to bend it back? I will post some...
  5. For Sale: How much is it worth.

    For Sale / Wanted
    I am thinking of selling my Dommie as it doesnt get the use it deserves.:(:(:( What are these bikes selling for these days? My spare time will be taken up riding my latest project next year so I would l like to find a good home for it.:thumbup: It just needs a pair of new tyres and the...
  6. Camchain change problem

    How to.....
    Hi everyone,<br><br>Renewing camchains on 80k mile RD07, but I can't get sufficient slack to bolt cogs back on camshafts with chains in place. I need an extra 10mm upward movement for things to match up.<br><br>What am I doing wrong? Is there some way of adjusting tensioners to build more slack...
  7. Dirtquake

    Had a great weekend at Dirtquake which takes place at the Adrian Flux arena in Kings Lynn, loads of nutters on everything from scooters to 1100 sports bikes and choppers racing around a speedway track, few serious racers having a go too , Guy Martin, Carl Foggarty, Steve Plater, Gary Johnston...
  8. What would you do?

    I need some serious advice from you guys. My dear old 84 year old mum "oop north"called me today and offered me some money.:blob7::blob7::blob7: She is worried about some dementia tax that might come into force next week after the election and is worried about her nest egg.:(:(:( What bike would...
  9. Temperature gauge pointer mooves up and down!

    Africa Twin
    Hello from winter Norway! I have a question regarding the Temp gauge! When the needle points above the C or at low operating temp, the needle is "quiet" in other words does not moove like crazy up and down! When the temperator rises and the pointer passes the middle of the gauge, it starts to...
  10. For Sale: RD07a For Sale

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi guys / gals. My 98 RD07a is till up for sale. Had a number of enquiries and time wasters but nobody serious, so advertising here again. Please, if your genuinely interested, give me an initial message. If your just messing around get a hobby or something. 1998 RD07a in excellent condition...
  11. Wanted: Transalp 600 (preffered ) or 650

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Welcome, i'm looking for a Transalp 600 or 650 to buy :) Only serious offers, please send me a private message :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: Best Regards Marcin
  12. Man down. Takoda Paul!

    From ABR this evening. I know many of you on here will know Paul Holroyd. Owner of Takoda campsite @ Kirkby Stephen. Last Sunday he was doing his job as a Highways agency officer protecting people on the M6 when an out of control car hit him and his colegue at the scene of an accident. Paul...
  13. TT Ferry Ticket & Camping Package

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Due to a change of mind (been there/done it) I have a ferry place booked going out Heysham - Douglas 05/06 @ 14.15 returning Douglas - Heysham 11/06 @ 08.45 for one motorcycle & 1 person (no problem to add extra person) and camping for a 3 man tent with 1 person (no problem to add extra person)...
  14. Looking at a XL500s

    new to the site, and hoping you guys could help me out. I’ve been trying to find a vintage Honda trail bike for a while, and I just came across this XL500S it’s far away from where I live so I haven’t seen it in person yet… but from the pictures it appears to be all there a couple immediate...
  15. Whats it worth?

    My son wants to sell his 1981 Yamaha DT125. Its just had a new chain and sprocket set and new brakes. We changed the Gianelli exhaust for a standard one. Its got 8500km on the clock and it always starts first or second kick. We have owned it 5months and he only used it twice. How much is it...
  16. Airbox plastic is bent in my 650

    Does anyone know if such a bent in the airbox plastic is something serious?
  17. Exhaust options

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi to everyone not been on here much of late. Out riding my dommy all winter in all conditions and still love it to pieces. Just recently whilst cleaning I noticed my exhaust has some serious corrosion think it's been held together for a while with mud :) considering imo this is the Origanal...
  18. Serious newbie

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi Guys, I am so glad I found this site. Just bought an 1982 xr500 r and need some serious guidance. I'm here to learn as much as I can, so if I annoy some of you with questions please bare with me ( I blame my mild OCD for this).
  19. Neutral not engaging.

    Hi There I'm new owner of a 1991 XL600V, bike passed MOT few weeks ago and i purchased last week! last couple of days i started to find difficult to get into neutral, not to bad on cold engine but a real struggle as soon as the engine warm up, clutch lever seems fine. Any idea what cause the...
  20. Where best to sell a used bike?

    Forgive me, it has been a while since I have posted, mainly because I have been riding a Suzuki GSR750 the past two years... but I have seen the error in my ways, and am looking to sell the bike and put the pennies towards something shiny in the New Year (unless anyone has a reasonable 650...