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  1. Transalp
    Evening all, recently joined the forum after buying myself a ‘93 Transalp. It needs very little doing to it but I’d like to plan some repairs and basics. So, been asked before no doubt, but what’s the best source for buying spares and consumable, cables, electric parts, bearings etc. First off...
  2. Dominator / FMX
    Hi, I'm trying to restore my '88 dommie in factory condition, and so I need a new seat cover (the red one with the simple "honda" on the sides). Do you know some websites or shops wher I can find it (as close as possible to the orginal ?) Thanks !
  3. XR
    Having refurbished my rear brake callipers on my 1996 XR250R, I though the front callipers would be the same ..... BUT alas not. I discovered phenolic pistons in the front callipers ? Am wondering if they’re worth re-using, as i’ve never come across phenolic pistons before and I was...
  4. Africa Twin
    I need one for my XRV750 RD07A, are there alternatives to the Honda original aluminium one, searches appear to show plates that bolt onto the aluminium casting but not a replacement for the casting. There do appear to be replacements for RD03/4 carriers that are different to the RD07/7A...
  5. Africa Twin
    Help needed please guys. Decided to try and get my AT running over the festive period. Not a hope. I'd forgotten to drain the fuel when i put it away a couple of years ago. I know, it's a crime to put it away for so long, but i did. Well, it would not start, so i stripped and cleaned the carbs...
  6. Varadero
    Hello everyone.For the last 4 years i am on a transalp 700 that proved to be a reliable machine.I decided that is time to go to the bigger league and i am checking my options. Either i will go for a brand new motorcycle which will cost me over 15k euros or i will check for something used...
  7. XL
    Hi all A couple of months ago I bought a 1984 XL600R which seems to have had a hard life. The idea being to strip it down, clean it up and sort it out so that I have a decent looking bike that I can enjoy getting dirty again. My latest problem has got me stumped and I'm hoping someone will be...
  8. For Sale / Wanted
    sold
  9. Dominator / FMX
    I have been running mine, testing etc, with out any fairing or sump guard and I like it Bike still gets amazingly hot and I can feel more heat on my legs than before I am hoping that's due to more airflow wafting around the engine I am thinking a simple nose cone cowl only would be ample for...
  10. Transalp
    My 700 has always run a bit hot. I am thinking about swapping those 2 tiny radiators for a single large one. My question is would it be a simple swap or is there anything there to stop me doing it, some technical reason? I guess radiators are pretty simple but would like to hear from someone who...
  11. Africa Twin
    Alright lads, I'm giving the brake calipers and the brake system a good cleaning and service. All I have to replace are a few rubber boots. Happy days. NOW, I want to get braided performance brake lines. I hear with new disks, pads and braided lines the bike stops great! Is it as simple as...
  12. Dominator / FMX
    hi.. im new to the forum and hope i can get some help on here. i just got a nx650 that had been stripped for painting and was never put back together, i am having trouble getting a spark,, at the cdi i have 6 wires but all the wiring diagrams i have seen only show 5? i have a 4 block connector...
  13. Chatter
    Autumn greetings from Viking land. I am thinking about having a go at wheel building and know absolutely nothing about what I am letting myself in for. I will be needing something else to do now that my engine re-build is nearing completion. My project has got a 16x5 inch rear wheel that I am...
  14. Africa Twin
    My headlights stopped working because a wire came loose from the back of the fusebox.(see pic) Probably I can simply stick the wire back where it came from and squeeze the metal clamps tight again. As you can see on the pic the clamps (where the wire should be fitted) are visible in the...
  15. Dominator / FMX
    Hi guys. I bought a Dominator a few months ago because I want to improve my mechanical skills and a Domi should be simple and cheap. So far so good. The bike is in pieces right now - all according to plan. The collar in the swingarm is in bad shape and I don't want to re-use it. It has a lot...
  16. Africa Twin
    I installed Enduristan Monsoon soft bags on my RD07 for its maiden (for me) voyage in Europe last month. They worked great, but I had a heck of a time keeping them anchored in once place. They basically wanted to fall to the left all the time. I think I'd like some simple lightweight mounts to...
  17. How to.....
    Hi all you AT experts. I'm riding a lot of dirt roads in Australia and really need some help adjusting my Wilbers 640 rear shock as my XRV 750 RD07 is performing very badly on these corrugated dirt roads. I have earlier changed the preload so it is definetly not correctly adjusted now. I really...
  18. Transalp
    Hello All! I'm sure the collective fountain of knowledge here will be able to help me. I have one (possible) immediate dilemma and then one I just want to fix... Possible Immediate Dilemma... The Givi Spotlights mounted on my anti crash bars have for whatever reason decided to no longer work...
  19. Varadero
    I have the SDO2 model (2008 with ABS. My service manual is for an SDO2 but is from 2003. It does not cover the ABS model. Removal of the rear shock is straight forward on the non ABS model. Simply remove the upper bolt via the right hand side of the bike. On ABS models the right side is a...
  20. Transalp
    Hi, I'm new to this forum so I apologise if this has been discussed. I did so a search but couldn't find anything exactly like my problem. So, I bought myself some Heed Engine/Crash bars for my XL700 a few days ago and was looking forward to getting them on this weekend, XL 700V Transalp...
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