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  1. Varadero & my cure for the soft rear shock

    Varadero
    Right then, I've done heaps of mods to my 2000 Varadero over the years & tbh I fell out of love with it about 18 months ago. I still really like the bike & would never sell it, but I just ran out of ideas with the too soft rear end. I tried lots of things, first was jackup plates with the...
  2. Frame blanking plugs

    Africa Twin
    Just a little tip if your looking for a new cap for the swing arm bolt i found these work great. Just had to cut about 6mm off the length for it to fit flush...
  3. Free: Varadero VA5 silencers

    For Sale / Wanted
    I recently sold my Vara and still have the original silencers, with around 15k miles on them. Free for collection (York), or they go to the tip. Tim
  4. Touring Tips

    Transalp
    I’m a strong believer in less is more when it comes to touring speed, a rider can withstand more hours at 65mph for example than 75, especially if they stop every hour for 10 mins rest. I’m riding 250 miles on Friday but in no particular hurry, so thought it might be fun to try a programme of...
  5. Successfully Restored RD03 Exhaust

    Africa Twin
    Two years ago I had to remove my original exhaust from my RD03 because it was so badly corroded internally, I fitted a GPR Exhaust temporally until I could get my original restored. In Rostov, Russia I met a custom bike & exhaust builder called Pasha, i sent the exhaust to him and 2 months...
  6. Recovered my seat at last

    Dominator / FMX
    Having put off attempting my seat recover for three months i have at last done it. Firstly a massive thank you to bounder who kindly sent me a sheet of vinyl and posted detailed instructions. If you are thinking of having a go don't be feared of it as i was, just get your self a decent staple...
  7. Fuel consumption: RD07/a carbs adapted to an RD03?

    Africa Twin
    As the title states, is there a chance to adapt the different bits in/around the carburetors from a later model Africa Twin (RD07/a, which are noticeably less thirsty) to an earlier RD03, in order to make it a bit more fuel efficient? I'm not fully aware of their design/layout differences, so...
  8. New member and slr 650 project starter

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi All. I am a new member on here and ill be picking up a new project bike on Sunday. bike in question...... A great base bike as its got a fresh mot and is in tip top mechanical condition. I am looking for some bits and bobs. The idea is to go the semi scrambler rout. Although I...
  9. Free: Transalp 600 front fairing and headlight unit

    For Sale / Wanted
    I have a full transalp 600 front fairing for free or donations of beer :thumbup: It includes both front side panels, the nose cone (early model) and the headlight with front sub frame All well used but perfectly still usable! Collection only from Sheffield If no one wants it I'm taking it...
  10. Replacement indicators - Tip

    Transalp
    Hi Guys, I thought I'd just share a tip. Something I came up with today which has worked really well. I was looking for some new indicators for my 650. I wanted something the same size. Very hard to get it seems. I can of course order originals at £20 a peice. I've broken mine off _so_ many...
  11. Free: 650 Transalp Bellypan, Grey

    For Sale / Wanted
    I bought this on eBay but the bike has now gone and I've got no use for it and can't be bothered to put it back on eBay. It's the grey version (not black as it appears in the photos) from an early 650. Here's the original auction: HONDA TRANSALP XLV 650 1999-2006 belly pan guard part number...
  12. Free: Now Gone: Transalp 600 front fork legs

    For Sale / Wanted
    I have a pair of Transalp 600 fork legs going for free (just pay the postage or collect from Sheffield) They have the mudguard studs stuck in the threads and one has been drilled through at some point, The internals and upper legs are all fine PM me if interested or they go to the tip this...
  13. it's all about height, longer legs wanted!!

    Africa Twin
    Hi all Ive owned my AT RD07A for now 6 month and been tip toeing it successfully so far. (i am 5.8 foot = 176cm, 93-95KG *Christmas weight:rolleyes:) The monoshock is standard but the seat is a german seat that looks lower then the original. Now i have bought a Ohlin 645 monoshock and...
  14. Ltd Edition Africa Twin shirt

    Africa Twin
    Hi everyone. I have a small business of selling exclusive and ltd edition shirt. I have made a new tshirt for all the Africa Twin lovers that will end in 10 days. It's not available on stores and it's pretty exclusive. Check it out. Available in several styles and colors. TIP: Order with...
  15. Africa Twin not for me ....

    Africa Twin
    Well went to the bike show yesterday just for a brouse but also to check out the new AT. Looks great well built but christ its small .... on mine im on tiptoe with me Sidi Crossfires on at 6,2 on the new one flat foot with legs bent and your sitting in it not on it .... needed to be 6" taller...
  16. Hot tip on sprocket size for xrv750 rd07

    Africa Twin
    I am on my 5th RD07 and have done MANY, MANY miles touring. During the ownership of these bikes I have tryed different sprocket size combos to allter the xrv´s gearing. If anyone is intrested here are my 2 cents on getting the most out of the old girl. :D To start of the OEM combo for the...
  17. moved clutch and break leavers in further on the handle bars .

    Transalp
    I will be moving house and the gate way is only 3 foot wide miserable bastards couldn't have made it wider . so I decided to relocate the fittings and fixtures on the bars . the light switch and start button cant be moved unless extra holes are drilled or the locating tabs ground off . I went...
  18. CRF 450 over the fields :)

    CRF - New Forum!
    My Buddy's 450 just out for a couple of hours work, and then riding today :thumbup: Daytime MOT only, IIRC there needs to be power spun back out of the rotor and stator to power lights and sundries to get a full MOT? Tall bike though! And kick start only, which is nice ;) Is this around the...
  19. For Sale: bags and things

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi all, as I'm focussing on pedal power I've a few bags and bits surplus to requirements: Givi Monokey Top Box- well used but fully waterproof, base plate has some small screw holes in from some additional lights I had- £45 plus postage Spot lights and additional brake lights £25 inc uk postage...
  20. Tachometer not working properly after RR change

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, My saga after burned out Reg/Rec continues. After it cooked my battery and fuel pump it obviously damaged my tachometer (rpm counter) as well. I've now changed the RR to Shindengen MOSFET and fuel pump to Facet (btw: thanx for the tip and help, guys!:)) and the bike rides perfectly...
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