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  1. In need of an Africa Twin overhaul specialist mechanic

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, I have a W plate RD07 and it is not a well machine. I have owned it for 12 years and for 2 of those years it sat unused due to work and family commitments. I got it back on the road 2 years ago with the helps of my usual mobile mechanic friend but after a year it started to lose power...
  2. AT with Ural fitted

    Africa Twin
    Some folks may be interested to see the Ural chair which has recently been fitted to my trusty @, supplied & fitted by sidecar specialist Watsonian who fabricated a bespoke sub-frame which connects the Ural chassis to the bike's frame. Watsonian gave me some good tuition before we rode the 200...
  3. For Sale: Caliper Restoration service - Winter Discount - HALF PRICE !!!

    For Sale / Wanted
    During the summer I usually contract myself out to main dealers for specialist Technician work but during the 'quieter' winter I do a lot of private restoration work. To get the ball rolling this year I'm offering a massive discount on my usual service rates on Brake Calipers for the first ten...
  4. AT for sale at my local Honda dealer

    Africa Twin
    Don't know if anyone's in the market for an old AT but I saw this at my local Honda shop... Firstline Motorcycles Ltd Honda Motorcycles Specialist in Arnos Grove Says registered 2000 but R-reg would be 1997? Grey import if odo is in KM. Nice looking bike though. Anyway, too toppy for me at £4k...
  5. RD04 handlebar wobble + choke question

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, I have a question regarding two issues that have been alive for a while now on my bike. When I bought her the forks were a bit twisted (it was crashed) and I found a specialist that straightened them + I upgraded to progressive springs. The thing is, from the beginning I have been...
  6. First time owner, lots of questions - 1991 RD04

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, I didn't see an 'introduce yourself' section, but may have missed it. My name is Darren, I live in Dublin, Ireland and I've been fortunate enough to buy as my first ever motorcycle, a nut and bolt restored 1991 AT RD04. Have had it about 2 months now, mainly commuting. To my eyes...
  7. TA 600 replacing clutch

    Transalp
    The clutch on the transalp is due for replacement, apart from ordering a new gasket and clutch kit are there any other parts I should replace whilst I have the side case off? Also any specialist tools required to complete the job? Thanks
  8. 2 reg's ,2 stators and 2 rotors later and XL250R still not charging! Help!!

    XL
    Hi all,new to forum but can do most things on bikes so suggestions don't need to be too simplistic but i think i could be missing something obvious here.I have a 1984 XL250R with an MD17 engine ( md11 originally) which i bought as project and restored.Starts and runs fine but doesn't charge...
  9. Karma bit me in the arse.twin.

    Chatter
    Yesterday I was at our local Ozzie having an early appointment with my astma specialist....It was 7:50 am. Sat down and grabbed a free cup of coffee coz thats what they do in Denmark. Anyway , this little grey haired old lady came in with her turbo frame zimmer thingy and plonked her arse down...
  10. European Breakdown cover advice.

    Travel
    I'm taking my A/T through France and in to Spain in April and was wondering who you guys used for breakdown cover,my AA breakdown car/bike cover is due beginning of March so I have to renew everything anyway but is it better just to go for a one off policy for my 10 day trip with a specialist...
  11. need a camshaft for dommie 650

    Dominator / FMX
    Evening all, my 1993 nx650 needs a new or good second hand cam shaft. I've been quoted £200 for a new one but I'm struggling to find a second hand unit. Does anyone know where I could lay my hands on one or a cheaper new one?
  12. First Twin

    Africa Twin
    Hi, so I'm selling my gsxr 750 tomorrow to buy a 2002 RDo7a from a friend of mine. the bike is in pristine condition well taken care of. the owner is a specialist mech and has worked for both bmw and harley. Been on the forum for a couple of weeks learning about this awesome machine. now my...
  13. corrupted police specialist:)

    Travel
    Currently doing a solo 'around the world' adventure on my RD04 (1990) XRV750 and have become a bit of a specialist in giving advise on how to handle corrupted police so if anyone needs advise please give me a shout:) (Started in Ireland and have reached the Chinese border going via Baltic’s...
  14. AT hesitates after 120 km/h

    How to.....
    Hi All I have a 99 AT and had cleaned the carbs etc but after about 30 km`s the bike starts hesitating if you open up the throttle to pass other vehicles. Had the bike at a mechanic can`t find fault. If you open up the throttle and realy ride the bike hard through the gears no prob. Any one...
  15. Africa Twin Vendors

    Africa Twin
    Forgive me is this is a duplicate but I figured I'd start a list (assuming one doesn't already exist) of AT vendors. Gonna keep it simple - name, website, country, brief description taken from their website (I figure the descriptions could do with some sharpening up but as a starting point I've...
  16. Still a busy forum?

    Chatter
    I know we grumble about how the forum isn't the place it used to be and how the rate and pace of threads can be a bit slow, but I have my XT660R's advertised on here, ABR, XT660.com, and the HUBB. Viewing stats for the identical adverts each of which was posted within afew minutes of each other...
  17. Engine teardown, dreaded output shaft splines.....

    Transalp
    Ok so really I just want to vent, I´ve read all the threads on here about the problem and solutions but I´ve got a bit of a long story about this particular problem. It all started in Honduras. Riding to the Nicaragua border I suddenly heard a noise of epic proportions coming from the output...
  18. guaranteed value on 1993 @

    Insurance
    Guaranteed value on my @:- Not sure this can be done and have been told by Swinton it cant so just wanted everyone else s opinion on were to get bike insured. It is a really good condition 1993 with new wheels suspension full stripped and rebuilt and many other quality parts and worth in todays...
  19. Sold: Honda 1984 VT500F Ascot tracker in Harley colours

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD Honda 1984 VT500F Ascot tracker in Harley colours SOLD An original Honda 1984 VT500F Ascot, US market machine painted in Harley racing colours of orange/white/black. The machine is a 500cc stagger crank V twin (ancestor to TA, AT, XLV) with 6 speed gearbox and shaft drive. A flat track...
  20. Hi from Si,

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    I saw your forums from Google searches, so I signed up and thought that I'd post a Hello. I've had an AT for a week, passed on to me from being sort of a stalled project via a mate of a mate. The clutch was I think the last job started so that's my first job to pick up, the kit's OK, needs...
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