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  1. Adjustable screen for the 700

    Transalp
    Yes I know this has been done to death and quite frankly it’s different for each rider and also dependant on things like jacket worn, snood type etc, but.... Has anyone tried this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Adjustable-Windshield-Screen-Adapter-Kit-Honda-XL700V-Transalp-/162487197450 I don’t...
  2. Xl700v trip meter reset

    Transalp
    Hi there! I recently bought my first motorcyle, a 2008 transalp 700 and everytime I turn the ignition off the trip meter resets to 0. Trip , trip A and trip B they al reset. Don't know if it's normal or not. Any solutions for it? Also a noob question: how far up in the tank ca I topup with gas...
  3. Crank case breather bottle?

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi again On the left side of the carb on my Dommie there is a plastic bottle type container which I assume is part of the crank case breather. Certainly in the diagrams I have found, that appears to be what it is. Can I remove it and replace it with a bit of tube that does away with the bottle...
  4. Brass nuts

    Dominator / FMX
    Nothing to do with cold weather! On the back of the headlight surround on the Dommie there are four nuts set into the plastic, into which the instrument / surround screws go. They're like short brass barrels with a threaded hole, and they're machined / knurled on the outside to help them grip...
  5. RD04 headlamp bulb change update

    Africa Twin
    Well I managed to find time today to have a go at this. Ha bloody ha. I eventually got the old bulb out (right hnd side), screen off along with right hand panel and the black panel above the front mudguard. Getting the fairing off looks like a nightmare with inaccesable bolts. I can get the bulb...
  6. 1999 SLR 650 a few questions

    Dominator / FMX
    A few possibly stupid questions but please bear with me as this bike is new to me and am just getting to know my way round it In connection with tuning for more power Is this the snorkel that has to be removed from airbox, it appears to go into the oil canister thingy & if removed does the...
  7. Wanted: AT 07A Clutch basket

    For Sale / Wanted
    Think I may require a clutch basket for my 98 Africa Twin,does anybody have one lying at the back of their shed ?? :confused: Will buy the whole assembly if need be. Mine is making a helluva racket, having getting me home from Ireland last week. Cash or Paypal thingy, whatever rocks yer boat...
  8. tyre fitting RDO4

    Africa Twin
    Just fitting new tyres on my new to me RD04. I have gone for Tourances, they seem to have a good rep and in my current financial state are cheap. Fitting them? I have a local shop ho do it for a tenner the pair, lucky old me. Question. Both wheels have those bolt on thingies that clamp the tyre...
  9. RD13 Front sprockets - any issues with aftermarket/non-OEM stuff?

    Transalp
    Hi, I need to replace the chain and sprockets. So far (45.000km) the sprocket shaft of my wife´s RD13 has seen only Honda sprockets (given the poor history of damaged sprocket shafts with the Africa Twin). However I hate to spend the extra dough since the DID kits usually come with a JT...
  10. 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...
  11. Fitting new steering head bearings on an RD04

    Africa Twin
    I did this years back on my XBR500 and dont remember any real problems. Are there any AT weirdnesses to bear in mind or is it just pop the front wheel and brakes off, drop the fork legs, bars off and remove the steering head. Then drift out the top and bottom races and refit new ones. One...
  12. Boosterplug ?

    Varadero
    Hi there, anyone tried this boosterplug or have experiences with it. Just fitted Mivv cans, considering K&N filter and this thingy, Detailed explanation on the BoosterPlug
  13. RD04 Help PLease

    Africa Twin
    Hi, I need to source the rubber link section that goes between the Air Filter housing under the seat, and the other Airbox thingy that sits on top of the carbs - mine has split! Any idea where to source one? Am i best going to my local stealer, as searches on a well known auction site appear...
  14. increased varadero underseat storage

    Bodgers Corner
    The varadero has a nice big underseat storage area which honda helpfully ruin by moulding in a wheel shaped bulge that the wheel doesnt go anywhere near, even if you take the shock out, and a bracket thingy and hook that only fits the Honda D lock, by coincidence! I've been fed up with this for...
  15. I used to lurk in the TA room...

    Varadero
    But now that there's a big Vara in the garage I've taken to lurking here... Evenin' all, not really one for forums but thought it polite to say hello after trawling through a load of threads here. Just become the owner of an '01, which is sitting alongside the TA whilst I decide what to do. As...
  16. Regulator rectifier connectors

    Varadero
    I suspect my regrec is on the way out and had a look-see this morning with a view to seeing how easy it would be to swap. (Bike is a 2005 VA-4; ribbed regrec on metal plate behind shock). Slightly surprised to find what my fingers tell me (didn't hoik the battery out) are five wires coming out...
  17. OMG.. Now its Peeing Petrol

    Africa Twin
    Hi All I need help again. Took the bike to work today, no problem. Came home this evening and noticed it was peeing out petrol from one of the breather pipes under the bottom of the frame/stand area. If the engine is not running it drips out about 1 drip every 2 seconds. If the engine is running...
  18. Duff connector block by rectifier.

    Africa Twin
    The notorious connector block, little white thingy with three yellow wires coming from it, connected to the rectifier. It seems to be notorious for cooking itself. A while back I fitted three bladed conectors to replace the ones previously bodged on there, as a temporary fix. Mine became...
  19. Speedo plastic gear thingy

    Africa Twin
    Hi Folks, I'm in the process of replacing the speedo plastic gear thingy and have hit a bit of a problem. The old isn't in too bad a condition and slides in and out of the housing no problem but the new one slides in so far (I've given it a good greasing) then feels slightly stiff. I'm...
  20. Wiring Diagram needed

    Africa Twin
    Hi all I am looking for - a wiring diagram for a RD07a Y-model (the complete VIN would be JH2 RD0 7D2 YM41 0105). It's a swiss AT, i.e. low and high beam are each using both lights. - some graphics or photographs that show how all the cables are routed correctly around that multifinger antlers...
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