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  1. Top Box

    Transalp
    Top Box , Been thinking about this for a long time , wots the best top box for a transalp, me personally , I am not a fan of them , but out riding in a group with side panniers on , I almost took a mirror of a Porsche whilst weaving through traffic, (I know could have gone for a lexus lol) so ...
  2. Parts list wanted.

    Africa Twin
    Hi Guys, I am in the middle of deciding whether to replace an output shaft on the AT, XRV750 - 2002. Can anyone give me a list of the parts I need to order, gaskets etc to do this job? - gonna use the VT750 shaft. Also is there anything else worth doing whilst I have the engine in pieces?
  3. Oil Lose

    Africa Twin
    Hello all Proud owner of a RD7A I'm suffering for an excessive oil lose, I fill the reservoir up to the max mark on the dipstick and 200 miles later the oil is half gone The oil appears to be leaking from one of the overflow tubes whilst parked on the side stand (although this anecdotal...
  4. 83 XL 125 help

    XL
    Hello My son has just bought an 85 XL 125 Whilst dooing the deal the seller said I have another 1983 XL 125 in bits in the shed, so I bought it as I wanted one 30 years ago. I now need help as the rear suspension is seized and been cut out! Looking for a parts diagram for it but cant find one as...
  5. 700 engine stall.

    Transalp
    I took my 2008 700 Alp out today for a 30--40 miles run seeing as the sun was shining, at last. After a not too hard a thrashing whilst heading home I rode through the local town. Whilst amongst the slow traffic I thought it sounded a bit lumpy once or twice. A quick blip of the throttle seemed...
  6. Honda designs new adventure bike?

    Transalp
    https://www.morebikes.co.uk/44181/gotcha-hondas-next-wave-adventure-bike-revealed/ And whilst this motorcycle doesn’t ape back to the glory days of Honda’s early Adventure motorbikes like a Transalp or an XR, it does ape the styling and key selling points of that original German bike from...
  7. 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...
  8. What a difference an inch makes.

    Transalp
    I've had my 700 Alp for about 3 years now and have really grown to love it. One problem I've had though is that at high speed, 95 mph + the steering would get very light, especially whilst carrying camping equipment and a full top box. Whoever had the bike previously had dropped the forks about...
  9. Wanted: Transalp 650 Parts

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi guys, Took a fall last week as a car turned into me whilst overtaking. I am now in search for full left fairing and gauges/cluster to start off with. Radiator coolant was leaking, still to see if it needs to be changed or not. Any offers are appreciated. Cheers!
  10. XR400R electrical accessory power socket

    XR
    Hi, I have a 2004 XR400, the model without a battery (are they all like this?) bought in the UK. I want the facility to charge a mobile phone or sat-nav whilst riding. The alternator appears to produce an unrectified but regulated output of around 12v AC for the lights. Is there a means to...
  11. Catweasel - '91 RD04

    Africa Twin
    Hi, I am Catweasel's brother, here as I've inherited his 91 RD04 - Tim had a heart attack whilst cycling near his home in Vienna on May 14th. Sadly he never regained consciousness and officially died on the 16 th aged 49. I have just brought his RD04 back from Ausria and will be registering...
  12. rear sets webbing

    Africa Twin
    Hi all i am trying to get to grips with my 98 AT ..Whilst cleaning the rear sets i found out why one side doesnt fold so well i have a crack in the pin mount .So i may need to replace .But heres the thing ,they the rear passenger pegs are quite heavy anybody found anything lighter as a...
  13. Rough running?

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi I'm experiencing some rough running whilst the engine is ticking over I think it's referred to as hunting, it also seems to miss fire occasionally on a steady throttle at around 2000 rpm with a soft sort of wet fart backfire on the overrun. Can anyone put there finger on a reason for these...
  14. 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...
  15. rd04 front brake light....

    Africa Twin
    whilst backing June down a dark alley, i noticed the front brake light wasn't working. i replaced the switch with 2 new, & 1 off Dumbo, switched wires too. With the lights on & off, results - fully lit rear bulb then no lights when the lever is pulled in. Anyone have any ideas, before...
  16. Faulty fuel relay switch?

    Africa Twin
    Hi there, I've had my AT RD07A for a couple of months now and occasionally it stalls whilst riding. I can usually get it going again after a couple of minutes. This happens about every 100 miles or so. I've been advised that it might be a faulty fuel cut off relay rather than the pump itself...
  17. Brake caliper bolts - sourcing and repalce or reuse

    Africa Twin Technical Specs
    Hola. I hope this isn't too much of a newbie question but... I had a bit of a weird rattle coming from the front end whilst braking on cobble and, on checking, one of my caliper bolts (on my RD04) has gone AWOL So, my first question - It's these things right? OEM Honda Flange Bolt 8X40...
  18. I suppose I can count myself lucky!

    Transalp
    Riding home from the Haggs Bank Rally on Sunday the chain snapped on the Alp whilst in the outside lane on the A1 M.[emoji33] I was 90 miles from home and all alone ?. After a few phone calls a mate came and picked me and the bike up in a van just as it was getting dark. When I got home I...
  19. Running woes. Cdi issues?

    Transalp
    Xl600v 1990. Tick over perfect. Open throttle perfect. Whilst riding it's like it's bogging down tops out at 60 eventually no torque. Fuel lines fine, carbs spotless, jets clear. My exhaust is shite but this hasn't changed and it did run perfect? Im not in the position to fork out...
  20. Head shake. The answer?

    Transalp
    Like many Alp owners Ive found that at low speeds, 25-40 mph, that if you take your hands off the handlebars they start to shake quiet a bit. Yes of coarse you shouldnt but-----. Even changing to different tyres didnt make much of a difference. A few weeks ago I was messing about with the...
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