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  1. Looking for parts for a Swiss RD03

    Africa Twin
    Hi all i’m in the middle of restoring a 1988 RD03 from Switzerland. looking for the square headlight cowl and a tank. both need to be in good condition and not in need of painting. I already have both parts but the bike has been given a crazy paint colour so it might cost me more to restore what...
  2. xlv750 PARTS FOR SALE

    Just noticed an advert for a load of XLV750R parts. In Switzerland but he seems to have plastics, forks, tanks, etc.
  3. Yes a fuel pump question

    Africa Twin
    Returning from SW today and about a 100km from house in Belgium I get fuel and when I go to start bike nothing. Hit starter again and it fires but dies, goes on a few more times so I pulled in to a stall. Pulled hose off of filter and lots of fuel flow. I go to pump side towards carb and nothing...
  4. RD07A Tripmaster Refurb.

    Africa Twin
    Just a quick note to relay my experience with my tripmaster repair. My 2002-reg RD07A Tripmaster started to show "ghost" characters. As well as the true LCD character displayed I was also seeing the remaining elements of the character in the display - very confusing and difficult to distinguish...
  5. Africa Twin Meet, Switzerland, 01 October 2016

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi all I know it's on quite short notice but since there are some Swiss (Based) XRV'ers in this forum I post it anyway. Honda Switzerland has organised an Africa Twin Meet in Aeschi (some km's from Spiez/Interlaken) on 01 October 2016. See the link to the official flyer for more details...
  6. Africa Twin 1000 L Rothmans Edition

    Africa Twin
    Hi, I just finished my project this weekend. Took some Time. I will post some Fotos in the next week. I did the project with a dealer here in Switzerland. So if any other people than me are interested, he will produce some more! I will make some other special models in the future... such a nice...
  7. For Sale: 1991 xrv750 rd04

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hi there, when I relocated from Switzerland back to the UK last Year I brought my trusty old Africa Twin with me. Unfortunately some things changed and I simply have no time space and use for it any longer. I never got around to get it MOT'd and registered over here, so it is still on a Swiss...
  8. Switzerland for 2016 - any advice?

    Hi all, Looks like we're now off to Switzerland in 2016 :D If any one has any advice, hotel recommendations and the best passes to ride I'd appreciate any help ! The plan is to ride to a single hotel and use that as a base to explore the passes. Cheers all :thumb:
  9. Anyone had their Tripmaster speed upgraded by Joerg Hau in switzerland ?

    Africa Twin
    Ive found this man in Switzerland who do upgrades and repairs of the Tripmaster (RD04-RD07-RD07A) One of the upgrades is a hidden speed display that he kan activate + he makes a voltmeter mod Has anyone tried this service ? Please see link: Joergs Motorcycle Pages: Honda Africa Twin Cheers...
  10. Swiss MOT stories

    Africa Twin
    I'm keen to hear from anyone with tales of getting their AT through a Swiss MOT, especially if it's got some non-standard bits. Mine passed second go - failing first time for having a nearly new, with EU road-legal cert, Arrow Paris-Dakar exhaust. I've heard from another Swiss AT'er who returns...
  11. The bear tour of germany

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    If you looking for a different region for a holiday with stunning roads,ridiculus good and cheap food and drink,have a look here.Just come back from 2 weeks of biking bliss My ride report and about a million pics are here bigtrailie • View...
  12. Germany,Bamberg and Franconian Switzerland end of June beginning of July

    Vader's Tours
    Hi guys We decided to do another trip over to Germany. So if you interested, more details are over here bigtrailie • View topic - Germany,Bamberg end of June beginning of July
  13. Water pump Oil leak

    Africa Twin
    Trying to help a friend of my brothers in Switzerland who has got an RD04 ( i think so anyway from his description :rolleyes: ) he knows its a Honda Africa Twin !! He has described what appears to be a very small minor weep of oil at the base of his water pump, he is almost certain its coming...
  14. Update on wedding plans

    Hi all, just a quick update as the day is approaching,,,, bloody fast! Steve T has planned more of this wedding than I have, and Hudders has planned the route to the reception! Special thanks to both of you! The Stag do is Steve's plan, it doesn't involve drink,,,, as he doesn't drink alcohol...
  15. Maps, Germany.

    Can anyone recomend any good maps of Germany? Ones with enough detail to pick enjoyable riding roads. I am heading down through the Black Forest and into Switzerland this June and would like a good map with enough detail to pour over and plan details. I have booked stopovers allready and once I...
  16. Hello - new from Switzerland with RD03

    Africa Twin
    Hello everybody I'm new here with my XRV650, 25 years old (the bike, I'm 46) :D I live in the south of Switzerland, near Italy My language is italian (sorry for my english!!) Bought in 2000, my RD03 was 100% original since last year In 2010 I bought a fantastic Moto Guzzi Bellagio Sell the...
  17. Ian Coates - The Legend is possibly returning to England in November!

    Hi All, The Legend may finally be returning home to Blighty! He has threatened to return before, so maybe this is another false alarm! He's in Switzerland and may possibly be back here sometime in November. He's promised to keep his followers updated via Facebook in advance of his arrival...
  18. Planing a trip to France

    Well due to having a bit of time on my hands out here in Kenya and due to a change in my marital cercumstances i have decided to do somthing i have wanted to do for a long time now but never had the time or finances. So im looking at March April time jumping on the bike (could be a new one by...
  19. My new seat

    Hi, Every one, Thought you may like a look at my new seat, Had a gell insert fitted, lowered by one inch & had it recovered in basket weave with silver piping Main reason for having it done was comfort on long trips, hope the gell helps with the num bum syndrom. Off to Austria, Italy &...
  20. Calais to lake Garda

    Great Roads/Routes
    Me and 2 friends are planning a road trip for this April. I will be hiring a Transalp from "Motorcyclehireuk" for a week (not sure the XR400 would be suitable!)and take a leisurely ride down to Italy. We need to stop in Verbier in Switzerland en route. Any advice of great roads we shouldn't...