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  1. Riding to Monaco vs not riding

    What would be cheaper do you think? Riding or flying? Flights are around £200 return. Would love to ride but I'm thinking the plane will have the edge in terms of cost and speed :(
  2. XL700V swingarm question

    Do any of you guys out there with the new Transalp happen to know if the swingarm is the same as that on the 650 Model? Mostly thinking in terms of the alignment holes for the chain guard. Thanks in advance, James :thumbright:
  3. Suspension squeaking

    My suspension's started to squeak. :( My last MOT in Oct 2007, picked up play in the swingarm bearings (which naturally, i've ignored :oops:), so i'm guessing that the squeaking is a symptom of shagged bearings and a trip to my friendly neighbourhood bike mechanic (if you know of one, please...
  4. What does CE safety mean..

    Dear XRV.ORG .. in Dummy speak.. what does CE-Level 2 and CE-Level 1 really mean? Halvarssons just came out with a CE -1 suit but i can find what this really means in terms of my survival level.... Why would they go from a CE-2 to CE1 ? They also charge less it is less safe right ? (Am i as...
  5. Layman dictionary of medical terms

    Anti-Body : against everyone Artery : study of paintings Bandages : The Rolling Stones Bacteria : back door to a cafeteria Barium : what to do when treatment fails (Bury em) Botulism : tendency to make mistakes Bowel : letters lik A E I O or U Caesarean Section : a district in Rome...
  6. Umm, Transalp 600 or Africa Twin 650?

    I've decided to buy a used Transalp or an Africa Twin, but can't decide which (I'm selling my old Cagiva). Part of my problem is that I'm not sure what the main differences are in practical terms, apart from the AT being a little larger. I'm hoping that you experienced experts might help. My...
  7. Umm, Transalp 600 or Africa Twin 650?

    Africa Twin
    I've decided to buy a used Transalp or an Africa Twin, but can't decide which (I'm selling my old Cagiva). Part of my problem is that I'm not sure what the main differences are in practical terms, apart from the AT being a little larger. I'm hoping that you experienced experts might help. My...
  8. Cows

    farmer goes out to his field one morning only to find all of his cows frozen solid. As far as the eye can see are cows, motionless like statues. It had been a cold night, but he'd never thought anything like this would happen. The realisation of the situation then dawned on him. With his...
  9. Are RD04 and RD07 wheels interchangeable?

    Africa Twin
    'lo again. I stupidly posted question before this at the end of a nearly-dead thread, so I don't know if anyone actually saw it or not, or if a) no-one knows, b) no-one cares, c) no-one is talking to me, or d) all of the above. So anyway, I hope it's not too annoying to post it again in it's...
  10. Metal Mule Racks

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, Anyone got the Metal Mule pannier frames on an RD07A AT? How did you get them to fit? I've just picked up my (and Edteamslr's) beeeeaaauuutiful new panniers (and they really are beautiful, by the way) and our frames and rear racks, offered them up to my bike and they don't fit...
  11. Do I need the second exhaust ?

    When I bought the bike, it had a Remus exhaust my ear it's a quiet, unobtrusive tone, not particularly sporty sounding....& nothing like my 1960 600cc Norton twin !!;) In addition, I was presented with the original Honda new condition, as far as I can tell. I...
  12. What model is it?

    Africa Twin
    I've got a 95 Rd07 but am unsure as to which type classifification it is in terms of L, M, N, etc. I'm trying to suss out the part numbers for the bits i need but am unsure as to which micro fiche relates to my bike :confused: Any Ideas TIA
  13. I Need some help guys.

    Other Bikes
    Hey guys, I need some help so if anyone can spare the time to point me inthe right direction then I'd really appreciate it. 2 weeks ago I got back from my night shift at the fire station only to find that some kids had pinched my XL600 RMG PD-08 (1988 Italian import). I've since had it...
  14. lm-spares

    Africa Twin
    Hi Guys First off hello everyone, I've been watching the site lately as a new @ owner and was going to get a pic up as soon as I get my pipe fitted. That brings me to my question, whats up with lm-spares have any of you guys used them in the past and how was the experience? I was going to...
  15. xr600

    What about it then? Read some interesting stuff on adv about the 600 being a 'nicer' bike than the 650; mainly in terms of real world useability I think. Understand the 600 was air-cooled while the later 650s are watercooled. Does the air-cooling make for a simpler more bombproof bike...
  16. Yet another Irish joke ... (no offence intended)

    A Irishman living in Toronto decided to visit the zoo. While there, he saw a man with an elephant act. The man claimed the elephant could look at a person and tell that person's age. The Irishman was very sceptical and said so, in no uncertain terms. The trainer had the elephant look at a small...
  17. Africa twin Fuel Tap

    Mechanical Advice
    Oxford Hotgrips.....fantastic. Plastic fuel tap oooooopppppppss, now repiared with epoxy. I started off the day planning to take my time and fit a pair of oxford hotgrips, which were an early xmas present off the missus. I decided to remove the panels and fuel tank to have a better look at...

    Chad is going to kill me !!! i just found this on the web ESSEX HURRICANE APPEAL A major hurricane (Hurricane Shazza) and earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale hit Essex in the early hours of Friday with its epicentre in Basildon. Victims were seen wandering around aimlessly...
  19. New member, may get an AT!

    Africa Twin
    Hi, I have been visiting this forum for some time now and finally got around to saying hi. I must congratulate you, this is by far the best forum I have found on this type of bikes. My name is Sergi, and I live in a town right next to Barcelona, called Sant Cugat. I have been fond of off-road...
  20. Original Exhaust

    Africa Twin
    Gooday! Short of buying an aftermarket can is there anyway of modifying the original RD07A end can both for sound quality and performance? If so, does it make for a worthwhile job? Once the piggy bank is full I think I may go for a Remus Grand prix or Rev', but until then.... Inside exhausts...