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  1. Help! RD07 dies on highway and bad idle when warm

    Africa Twin
    Dear all, Lately I have been experiencing some nasty issue with the RD07 AT (1995). This issue popped up when driving for 30 km’s at around 130 km/h. Suddenly, the bike started to loose power and couldn’t maintain that speed. I stopped and couldn’t start it again. After a while it ran again...
  2. Dash Cam Experiences?

    Photography
    Hello, fellow two-wheelers! I consider mounting a (double) dash cam on my bike, and I can´t navigate in the jungle - I would rather get tips from experienced people in here. INNOVV seems to be a good choice, but one place it was mentioned that it stops recording for a short period of time now...
  3. Honda FMX 650 smokes when very hot

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi to all, I am currently facing an issue with my FMX. While it does not smoke not at all (at least not visibly) when it warms up (very hot) it starts to smokes (mainly from the right exhaust). This however does not happen every time that the motor warms up, so the occurrence is irregular. I...
  4. Clicking noise from enginr

    Africa Twin
    Hello co-africans i have a problem. When mybike is on neutral and only on neutral and only when its cold and I pull the throttle I hear a clicking noise coming from the bottom right of the engine It stops after 10 minutes when the bike is better warmed. Should i worry cause i am frightened as a...
  5. Braided lines? Yay or Nay? If yay, which ones?

    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...
  6. CRF1000L - Fitting OEM Centre Stand

    How to.....
    Given a centre stand is not standard fitment on the CRF1000L I thought I’d post my experience in fitting an OEM Honda stand (part number: 08M70-MJP-G50). There are several manufacturers selling stands so some tips may apply to these. There are no instructions supplied with the Honda stand. The...
  7. Dutchie needs some help in Wales (fuel pump)

    Africa Twin
    Dutchie needs some help in Wales (update: stranded! But back home) Hi all, Sorry for having a first post with a request for help. I'm on holiday in Wales and my fuel pump is acting wierd. It stops pumping suddenly or sometimes directly after starting. A restart helps and thats how i came from...
  8. Fuel overflowing

    Varadero
    Right guys after my first successful post on the forum I am back again in need of help! So I am well versed in carburettors however with all the tubing attached to the Varadero I am a bit bemused. Just started her up this afternoon and fuel began spewing out of one of the overflow pipes which...
  9. RD04 - Diode Fuse?

    Africa Twin
    Fellow Africa Twin enthusiasts, Asked my local garage to look at some electrical issues I had with my RD04, unfortunately when they handed bike back they did not return the black round diode-fuse (located in the main fuse box located below the ignition) circled in the photo (and later told me...
  10. Repeated question i guess - Clutch problem , Neutral

    Varadero
    Ok .. So i have this problem i think it's common but not sure exactly where or what i could be looking for When bike stoping . It's hard to shift to neutral. some how its skipped tried 2nd to Neutral , 1st to Neutral..When engine running it doesn't get to neutral , i have to switch it off...
  11. Africa Twin tank on Transalp: Petcocks and Fuel Pump?

    Africa Twin
    Good day all you lucky Africa Twin riders. I'm currently doing a rebuild project on my Transalp and one of the mods is of course a rd04 tank. A tank from Greece should be arriving soon but in the meantime I've completely forgot about the petcocks and the fuel sensor. Was completely unfazed by...
  12. Varadero 1000 / Clutch noise / where is this bearing ??

    Varadero
    Hi. i have this known problem of clutch noise/knocking/rattleing on idle and when you pull the clutch the noise stops. so i read that this was fixed by changing the bearing?..question is where is this bearing ??? mine is 2004 ABS . the mileage is not correct but i assume it should be high.it...
  13. New Africa Twin - 'Users Views'.

    Africa Twin
    Unsure if this subject has been covered in any depth but its almost been a year since the launch of the new @T. So, 'users' will have had enough time to evaluate and assess the new bike's potential. I know there have been so many reviews written on this bike, but what I'm looking for is the...
  14. Transalp XL700VA Engine Stops When Turning Right!

    Transalp
    I have a 2010 XL700VA with just over 19,000 on the clock. I use it to commute and only do about 50 miles per week. For the past few weeks, from time to time, the engine will cut out when I turn sharply right so it is always at low speed. It restarts OK but it is embarrassing! Any ideas why this...
  15. Starting problem XLV700

    Transalp
    Hi ,my bike is from 2008 with 93000km. The last years i have sometimes that it won't start after standing still for about 30 minutes. It nevers occur after short stops like refueling or quick shop visit. Only after longer rides and certainly in the warmer months like spring and summer. So far i...
  16. Engine temperature

    Transalp
    Hi, I recently bought a Transalp 600 from 1997 so I'm still learning new things about it. I noticed while riding that the engine temp guage never seems to reach middle where I'd expect it to normally be. Instead it settles for the left side of the gauge. The below picture was taken when the...
  17. Random Air spurting sound from under tank/Airbox area

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, i'm new here. Been reading quite a bit about the AT and loads of knowledge here. I just got my AT about a month ago. Its a 2001 model and i have a couple of issues with this beauty. 1) idling is low during first start up and bike requires choke each time. Just a quick pull of the choke...
  18. Smell of petrol after engine stops.

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, This has been going on ever since I have bought my RD03 2 years ago. After driving the bike and I turn off the engine (most of the time) there is a faint smell of unburnt petrol for a few seconds. There is no obvious leaks or wet patches on the engine/carbs etc.. The next time I...
  19. my rd07 ratling under 2000rpm in neutral

    Africa Twin
    Hi everyone ... im new...and i need help ..My rd07 AT 93' started making a strange rattling noise on my right side were the discs are...when i pull the clutch it stops...or in neutral and over 2000 rpm it stops...i think i can hear it when i ride in second gear with passenger...seen a couple of...
  20. xl 125 dakar front brake locks up

    XL
    My mate has an xl125 and his front brake locks up after hes been using it for about 10miles. He has to crack the bolt on the caliper unit to release the pressure ( after the oil expands through rubbing the disc..? ) otherwise it stops the bike dead eventually. I need advice on where to look...
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