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  1. Africa Twin
    My CRF1000L is now out of warranty so kicking dealer servicing into touch :p Having just clocked 16000 miles a valve check was due (££££££££). So I reviewed the Honda Service Manual - pretty poor, watched some YouTube videos and then came across a fantastic service manual from Marks Motorcycle...
  2. Africa Twin
    Hello guys, I am in the process of rebuilding an old grandma, my RD03 that I bought 10 years ago for a trip to Magadan. That trip never happen since I got married (haha, it is not funny, it might happen to you too). This winter I started a hidden project, my dream bike restoration. I...
  3. Transalp
    Hi, I am a new forum member, in London, have been lurking for a while and getting a lot out of this great site/forum. I got my 2011 700XLVA a few months ago and have just started doing some servicing. The bike has 16,000 miles on it now, loving it so far, so much more comfortable and...
  4. Africa Twin
    RD03 Rebuild New to here, just bought my first big bike to rebuild and restore while I take my direct access. an E-Reg 88 Jap import RD03 Africa Twin. Needs a bit of work, back rim is badly corroded so bought a Transalp 650 wheel to replace it. Frame could do with powdercoating and it need a...
  5. Transalp
    My forks, well one stanchion, have developed a small leak. I obviously need to fit some new seals so once I've moved house in Summer and have a garage, sorry workshop, at last then I will be stripping and servicing them. Whilst they are in bits I thought that I may as well get the lowers...
  6. Transalp
    Iv'e got the rear cylinder valve cover off as I am pretty sure the gasket was weeping I got a whiff off burning oil some time last summer when I parked up. When I had the shock off last week I noticed a smear of engine oil on top of the exhaust manifold so thought I had better have look at it...
  7. Africa Twin
    Hi, I'd like to get as many RD03 related documents together as possible. I think it would come in helpful as I work my way through the servicing, and I'm big on reading through all of workshop manuals/wiring diagrams. My RD03 is a French import but I'll take anything I can get. If anyone...
  8. Chatter
    Its that time of year again when my thoughts turn to servicing my bikes for spring.:cool::cool::cool: I need to get my hands on a decent torque wrench because my head needs seeing to.:D:D:D I have only done a couple of hundred miles on my Dommie since I fitted a Wiseco piston and replaced my...
  9. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD
  10. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    NOW SOLD Honda NX650 Dominator 1989 Desirable Japanese built model. Low mileage, MOTs reflect this. Feb 2017 renewal date Good rear shock (Showa) with adjustable damping Good overall condition considering its age. Few bumps dings and scratches as to be expected. Recent chain and sprockets...
  11. What's it worth?
    I have quite a few bits sitting in my garage Would prefer collection from North East england Clymer Manual Engine-Was running when removed from frame Front wheel- Brand new never used tyre Rear Wheel-Used but serviceable tyre Front forks Sump guard Various plastics Assorted bits and pieces...
  12. Africa Twin
    Hi everyone. The AT has been my daily ride for a few days now and I absolutely love it. I want to change the oil and filter. The bolts holding the engine guard into the frame are seized and the hex is rounded off. So I need to drill them out. My question is do they bolt into nuts welded...
  13. CRF - New Forum!
    Hi all I've been interested in green lane-ing/off road riding for some time now, I'm a seasoned road rider but wanted a winter bike to play on, as I'm new to off road riding and after a lot of internet browsing as to Which bike I should go for, I decided on a crf 250 xrl which I'm picking up...
  14. Africa Twin
    Hi all, Today I was servicing the rear brake and all was going well until I started trying to bleed the system, after pumping the rear brake pedal for over an hour I couldn't get any pressure at all. I have blead brakes a few times before and haven't had this issue. The reservoir was full...
  15. Transalp
    Dear All, Can anyone recommend a good mechanic in the Stirling area who can give my Transalp a decent service ? It is currently immobile and I would like to get it roadworthy. Thanks in advance. GC
  16. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Never thought I'd do this but I'm getting round to the idea that I really should sell the trusty Alp, so a tentative toe in the water.... It's a 2002 reg 'V1' that I purchased 3 years old with 6800 miles, only 1 previous owner. I've owned it for around 11 years and put around 70k on it, in...
  17. Chatter
    Okay. I'm in the market for a newer bike. I've been looking at KTM990's but as much as I love the look of them, my head can't let go of the fact they seem to be expensive to run regarding maintenance and fuel, and not ideal for long distance work etc... If I did a lot of dirt then it would be a...
  18. For Sale / Wanted
    Folks, This is very bad manners, but I have registered with XRV.org with the sole intention of selling my much loved RD07a. :rolleyes: In my defence, I have browsed/stalked/skulked through the forum over the last 8 or 9 years of my RD07a ownership for fettling advice and found it...
  19. For Sale / Wanted
    Having just got my second Africa Twin restoration finished I need to make some space so my trusty 700TA needs a new home. I bought it in June 2013 and it has never missed a beat. Mileage is 11080 (may go up a bit as I'm still using it). It comes with OEM grip heaters (five stage), OEM spot...
  20. Africa Twin
    Hi All I need to share an experience with you in case my issue is wider. Not trying to frighten people, just sharing what for me was a frightening experience CAUTION: DCT owners PLEASE take note Bike had its first service today (579 miles). I drew the dealer's attention to the sticking...
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