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  1. RD07A MRA windscreens

    Africa Twin
    I seek advice from people with experience with the MRA varioscreen V (new full screen) and the MRA vario touring (clip on top of old screen) part. I suffer from high windnoise on higher speeds. Been looking for reviews and comparisons, but not alot to find. I'm 6 foot 2 inches high. I like the...
  2. Africa Twin 750 Re-build

    Africa Twin
    I was recommended to add a thread as I'm currently having another fad of re-building my Africa Twin. I bought it 5 years ago as a 'project' and proceeded to leave it in the shed for 4 years! Last Christmas I dismantled it in a shed, since then I've moved house and have the space to get my teeth...
  3. Free sprockets!

    Transalp
    I have these two. Free to collect from North London, or £10 posted they fit a 650 Transalp, and maybe a 600/700 too? (i'm not sure) - standard 48 tooth rear sprocket - 47 tooth rear sprocket (lowers the revs a little for motorway riding) both only lightly used as per these...
  4. XRV750 RD07A Crank shaft

    Africa Twin
    Hi all Im new the forum and require urgent help. I need to source a crankshaft for my XRV750 as far as I know the RD04 and the RD07 uses the same Crank is this correct. For some unknown reason mine broke 3 teeth on the Timing Gear. Im leaving a a long distance tour in 3 weeks and just my...
  5. honda XL500R Top End Replacement

    XL
    Hi all.....new member ...Blackbirdflyer....hopeing to pick your collective Honda brains....Rebuild project.... Honda XL 500R 1982....Camshaft split with top end requiring replacement including camshaft. Where would you suggest that I start....all breakers so far have turned up a blank....any...
  6. 1972 Honda XL250 Motosport - Kickstarter assembly problem - Need Help! (See Video)

    XL
    Hello, I've recently acquired a 1972 Honda XL250 Motosport and am currently restoring the bike. Before breaking the bike down, I noticed when kick starting the bike that it would make a sound (something like a crude click) and almost feel like it 'gave way' or was 'stripping/slipping' (for lack...
  7. Wheels Africa twin "MARATHON"

    Africa Twin
    Hello, Forgive me for my approximate English is that of GOOGLE translation ^^. I am selling this pair of wheels from 650 africa twin MARARTHON. These are real reinforced wheels (the rim is bigger at the spoke nuts and the spokes are bigger too). These rims come from my MARATHON who will go to a...
  8. [xrv750] carburetor gasket question

    Africa Twin
    Hello there! I was rebuilding my carbs while looking at the Honda fiches, and saw that a gasket on my carb is positioned differently. On the fiches, the order is: 28-1-15, so the metal collar (15) sits on the carb, the gasket (1) sits on the metal collar, and the plastic plate (28) sits on the...
  9. For Sale: RD07a USED & NEW PARTS Look Into

    For Sale / Wanted
    I have to make some room in my cellar. Just collecting all the time. But now its time to sell some stuff: Front Lights Left Side Panel 1996 (NEW, never used, OEM, original package) Front & Side Panels (Used, somewhere broken but good as spare, Fully Functional) 2X Rear MudGuard (not clean...
  10. For Sale: 18'' Rear Wheel

    For Sale / Wanted
    AKRONT WHEEL: (very good condition, Fresh Truing done) - AKRONT 18'' 3.0, 32 holes rear Heavy Duty Rim: USED (good condition, signs of ware, no rust) with Heavy duty spokes (v. good condition) - Originat AT Hub: USED (v. good condition, signs of ware) - 5XJerk Damper (almost new) - Original AT...
  11. Chain warning!

    Mechanical Advice
    I'm just going through my new to me Transalp 700, fitting a scottoiler and have discovered a major defect in the chain. PO stated chain and sprockets were about 1k old, no discerable wear on sprocket and chain could not be pulled away from the rear sprocket teeth and plenty of adjustment left, I...
  12. XRV750: Countershaft - Estimate of Remaining Mileage

    Africa Twin
    Hello. I am writing to learn if any XRV750 owners may have learned of premature countershaft or output shaft wearing and continued to ride while monitoring the wear rate. The first image reflects approximately a 30-40% reduction in the width of the splines. Also, please note the condition of...
  13. New sprockets and chain advice

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi all , looking a bit of advice . After 17000 miles and 16 years , I am looking to replace the front and back sprockets and chain on my fx 650 vigor . I see there are a number of options available with more teeth front and back on sprockets . I am probably going for a DID Vx chain . Anyone any...
  14. Honda OEM Front Sprocket

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, (quick question about the OEM rubber cushion) So it's time to change the front sprocket, I was using a JT sprocket for the last 15k km, it fitted well and wore well. Now finally I can fit the famous OEM Sprocket ;). 1. Why is the rubber cushion so big? It touches the chain. That...
  15. Oops I did it again.

    Chatter
    Well its 2017 and yours truly is up to his old tricks again. I found this online for £500 and I told jnr if he gives me half the asking price it will be his next project.:blob8::blob8::blob8: Its a 1983 Kawasaki Z 650 with 34000km on the clock but it hasnt run in a few years. Should I or should...
  16. Reinforced sprockets by stefter

    Transalp
    Hi everyone. Due to popular demand, I am starting another group buy for the "world famous" Stefter sprockets. On the last GB we had several of flake-outs. It is not disastrous as I still managed to sell everything, but it just took longer than expected. The next Group Buy will require a...
  17. Reinforced sprockets by stefter

    Africa Twin
    Hi everyone. Due to popular demand, I am starting another group buy for the "world famous" Stefter sprockets. On the last GB we had several of flake-outs. It is not disastrous as I still managed to sell everything, but it just took longer than expected. The next Group Buy will require a...
  18. clutch problems

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, I changed the clutch on my '91 RD04, but I have/had some problems and it's not working. result: even if I engage the clutch completely, or I put the engine in neutral stand, there is still friction between the engine and wheel. in centre stand for example wheel is turning (however...
  19. Transalp 650 Standard Seat Wanted

    Transalp
    It seems standard seats are rarer than the proverbial hen's teeth. There just doesn't seem to be one for sale anywhere - unless you know different ! My 2005 has, what must have been, an optional low seat fitted. It's too low for me to get comfortable as my knees are bent too much. I would even...
  20. HELP! Is my new chain the wrong size?

    Africa Twin
    Hi lads, I am just fitting new chain and sprockets to the RD07 this morning. I'm fitting the OEM front 16t sprocket and JT 45t on the rear which was all good so far but the chain just doesn't seem to be going around the front sprocket for some reason, it's like the teeth are too thick or the...
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