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  1. For Sale / Wanted
    As per this forum post http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/africa-twin/164714-total-wheel-bearing-failure-photos-anyone-got-spares.html My rear wheel is shot! Desperate need of a new, I'll take pretty much anything you have. Thanks!
  2. XR
    Hi, last summer I bought a 2002 Honda xr 440 with electric start. Had total oil loss and engine completely ruined. 1. Can anyone advise if fitting the electric start to replacement engine would be difficult [for my mechanic] 2. any thoughts on using Honda trx quad engine as replacement 3...
  3. Africa Twin
    Hmmm, i recently chopped out 2 hubs, relacing new rims. BUT, now i don't know which was a rd04 & which a 07a. No big deal, but hey according to lings rear type 1/ 16 x A9x177, 8 x A9x173, 8 x A9x170 total 32 spokes rear type 2/ 16 x A9x178 8 x A9x173, 8...
  4. Dominator / FMX
    Hi Everyone, Could anyone tell me the total length of a Vigor please? I'm looking to see if it will fit in the back of my mates van. Thanks
  5. Transalp
    This 1999 Honda Transalp has had a total Refurb by TAReburb WOW and passed MOT first time NO advissories
  6. Africa Twin
    Hello there, Does anyone know the dimension (inner and outer diameter, total length of both springs together) and spring rate of the front fork springs? With wirth springs the bike is still to soft fort me. Cheers, Norman
  7. Africa Twin
    Hi all, Just putting the clutch basket back together, and I have 7 friction plates in total. When I put it all together and tighten down the spring plate though, the plates move about freely. I would have expected the plates to be held in place by the pressure plate, until the push rod presses...
  8. Triumph
    I am heading down to Germany the weekend after next to collect a 1970 Triumph TR6 650 that my mate blew up 20 yrs ago and I need a parts supplier. This engine might turn out to be a total re-build and I need info as to where I can get the parts i will need and probably a parts catalogue. The way...
  9. Africa Twin
    Hi all after many years of "ill get round to it " its time to do a total rebuild of my RD07 engine . it has been in pieces for about a year and is now time to put it back together!!! is there anyone in the Cambridge area who has done a total engine rebuild . i am OK with the spanners but have...
  10. Africa Twin
    RD07A is running like a dog, pretty sure it's blocked jets. I have read up, and it seems like it's going to be a total b1tch to try and get the carbs off and clean them up. Before I do so, are there any other top tips that might I might be able to try? I have tried carb cleaner and Redex and...
  11. Transalp
    Hi, I have a Transalp 650 (UK 07 Plate) and am a bit concerned about what appears to be an oil leak. I have had a look and it appears to be from front face of the front cylinder. Is this something that other owners have experienced? The valve clearances were done about 8k miles ago. Total...
  12. XL
    hi guys me and my son have just rebuilt a xl125rf 1985 from gearbox up timing is spot on / but i cant get above 45mph as she starts cutting out / engine sounds sweet untill then / we rewired her about a year ago so all that is fine / just took off the exhaust and cleaned it out / but we have run...
  13. Africa Twin
    I had been in contact with the folks at ASH Hoses (also known as Auto Silicone Hoses or APMotorstore I think) about 5 weeks ago about their silicone hose sizes and ordering from the US. They told me to register with my US address on their site so as to not be charged the VAT. I have done this...
  14. Africa Twin
    At the risk of making a total dick of myself... Whats the difference between the RD03, 04, 07 etc?? Ive had a little looksie about but thought it be quicker to ask directly. can anyone point me to a thread or explain the differences and pros and cons. best/most reliable etc??? I really...
  15. Africa Twin
    Just browsed the MCN bikes for sale pages, as you do, and kicked the search for @'s up. 4 total, 3 of which are private. 2 of those private sales are 50+k miles old, and one of them is a bitsa to my eyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . but they all want £3k plus for their bikes...
  16. Insurance
    I've been with Motorcycle Direct for 18 years and spoke to them today to advise change of address as we've moved. So they want £50 because of the address change and when I said they bike is currently on SORN they said oh we can't cover that someone will call you tomorrow to cancel your policy...
  17. Dominator / FMX
    Hi all I'm picking up a 2007 fmx 650 next week and looking for advice with any free mods that can be done and also What to look out for as in any faults with them The bike is replacing my drz 400 and will be used over winter and used to commute to work so not bothered about power as my...
  18. Africa Twin
    Hello All So as per normal jumped on the AT and started her up. Was wheeling her backwards to get out a the spot that it was parked in and all of a sudden switched off and lost all power to the electrics. the alarm still has power but everything else is dead.......checked the fuses on the dash...
  19. Africa Twin
    got asked what they are! two 5 lit side pouches clips onto crashbar. great for moving weight forward when loaded up. clips of to become backpack. total ballance of bike much better
  20. Chatter
    Went to Glasgow today to meet up with a few ABR guys and have a look at Gino's bike collection. Low and behold, hiding at the back of the room was yet another Moto-Guzzi 500cc single!! Never seen one in my life before June this year and now the total is 3. :icon_smile: Andy.
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