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  1. For Sale / Wanted
    Hi, just about to buy an old 1978 XL125K2, with the orange tank and black side panels, that's looking tired and neglected. She is in need of some TLC and some parts. My list consists of about 30 parts from memory, I know that's almost the full bike. Looking to find out if anyone has the main...
  2. Africa Twin
    just agreed to buy a 97 RD07a with 20k on the clock, needs a bit of tlc and a few things put back to original, but nothing too major. One very happy individual.......deep joy! was great to jump on it today and have a spin around, felt like an old pair of shoes....very comfortable. pictures:
  3. Africa Twin
    RD03 Rebuild New to here, just bought my first big bike to rebuild and restore while I take my direct access. an E-Reg 88 Jap import RD03 Africa Twin. Needs a bit of work, back rim is badly corroded so bought a Transalp 650 wheel to replace it. Frame could do with powdercoating and it need a...
  4. Africa Twin
    I'm getting some pannier frames powder coated for my new CRF1000L so thought I'd give the RD03 back end a limited refurb. Main aim it to stop the rot of the rear subframe. Couple of non-standard plates on the rear rack for the GIVI top box and exhaust bracket need removal/replacement.
  5. Africa Twin
    Hi Guys, My name is Nick, 25 year old Dutchie. I'm new to the Forum and just bought a nice RD03 classic with only 38.000 km on it (not 138.000). Standed still for many years so giving it some TLC. Regular stuff like sticky chokes, maintenance and synchronizing/cleaning the carbs is all done and...
  6. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Sold Has a hole in exhaust, but not stopped it from getting MOT before. Clutch slips........has done for many years. MOT expired this month so SORN. Needs TLC. Comes with the original screen, white Givi topbox, Oxford heated grips and spare keys. Graham.
  7. Transalp
    :p Hi all - been browsing the forum for a while as always wanted a Transalp - finally got one today - it's a 1987 D reg - mechanically pretty good, has 10 months MOT and runs very well, a few issues to sort out, small oil leek from the top of the back cyclinder ( hope its rocker cover gasket...
  8. Chatter
    I am having problems finding a replacement CDI for my sons bike. Its a 1986 Yamaha DT125 LC3. Model 35A/2AJ IHR. Its a Swiss model that has 22bhp so the standard LC1 or LC2 models are different. His bike has been sat in my living room for several months while he changed the tyres and brakes and...
  9. For Sale / Wanted
    Hi guys, Have recently acquired this lovely old bike. She goes well but as you can see, needs a bit of tlc. Am finding some parts ok but struggling over the front fender which is pretty well shattered. Anyone have such a thing in their garage or can perhaps suggest another which will be a good...
  10. Africa Twin
    Hi all, Just bought a 2002 xrv750 , been looking for a couple of months after selling my classic mini honda powered project, found this one on ebay needs some tlc but for £1270 couldn't let it go. first issue is (which seller mentioned) the bike will not rev above 5000k ish rpm , I have...
  11. Transalp
    TARefurb is now open for business, renovation of mainly Transalps 600 based in Newport South Wales we also have a spray booth for those broken panels that need TLC, if your wheels are corroded and you don't want to pay for a new rim contact us, we can also be found on Facebook under TARefurb...
  12. Africa Twin
    My RD07A passed its MOT yesterday but the tester asked how the brakes were when riding. It passed on the rollkng road but maybe after all those Alpine hairpins it deserves some TLC :) So I was thinking braided lines and a full fluid change. What lines have peeps used? Ta chucks :) John
  13. Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Evening All, Have been browsing eBay/Gumtree for a while and haven't seen many for sale lately. I'm after a 600 Transalp as a second bike/project. I'd like a bike which is mechanically sound but could benefit from a bit of tlc. Looking to pay around £1k. I'm based in Manchester so something...
  14. What's it worth?
    Hi there New to the forum so please be gentle I have a 1991 XRV 750 RD04 AT sat in my garage awaiting some TLC but I'm now thinking of just selling her on as a non runner for spares or repair to clear some space. The only thing is I have no real idea what it's worth. She is an import with...
  15. Africa Twin
    Hi, My trusty AT has been 'stored' in the garage for a few years and is now in need of some TLC to get it road worthy, any ideas on who could do a part restoration on the bike? I have the time to ride it (back and forward to work) but not to get the bike roadworthy. Just looking for a bit more...
  16. XR
    Hi all Here's a little story: A while ago, after I had had the bike for a little while, I thought about moving the position of my gearchange lever, however, it wouldn't come all the way off the spline. It appeared to be fouled by the footpeg mount itself. Now I've had the chance to strip the...
  17. XR
    Hi, Having bought a KTM 640 adv last year I thought it was the 'do everything' bike and the only one I needed. So.., stupidly, I sold my much loved mint 2004 xr250r ..and have regretted it ever since. Today I bought a 2000 xr 250r, same colour - red, less mint, a few more miles. 5000 since...
  18. Transalp
    Haven't been on forum for a number of months, but am now giving a used T/A I bought end of last year some much needed TLC. It is all slowly coming together with lower seat, home-made side stand plate, rust removed, sump guard repaired and cleaned up, Scottoiler now working and generally cleaned...
  19. XL
    Hi all new member here from downunder downunder (New Zealand).1st bike wayyyy back was an SL125 followed by an orange XL175 then XL350,39 bikes later and oldish i have grown bored with my long term project a 1998 TL1000S that ive had since new and chucked ridiculous amounts of money at ie later...
  20. For Sale / Wanted
    2008 BMW F650GS(twin) for sale, if you are looking for a low mileage mint condition bike then stop reading now! The bike has done 31000 miles and is............how shall I say, a wee bit cosmetically challenged? It is however mechanically sound having flown through an MOT this very morning with...
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