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  1. XL700VA ABS light flashing on engine startup

    Transalp
    Hi all, Started the bike up (2008 XL700VA) this morning and noticed that when I started up the ABS light started to flash (18 times or so) and then as soon as I started moving it turned off. I rode the bike twice yesterday for around 40kms and didn't notice anything like this so it seems to...
  2. Hi from Swarland, Northumberland.

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    I've just bought a 2012 XL700VA and will no doubt have loads of questions - which hopefully some you can answer. Just moved on from 'old Triumphs' so am looking for reliability and a considerable reduction in maintenance !! Here's hoping.
  3. XL700VA

    Transalp
    Hi, My first post on this forum. Looking to purchase an XL700VA for about £2.5K What should I look for apart from FSH, long MOT ?? Found one near me 43,800 miles, 2008 with FSH. £2350 Would appreciate any suggestions / feedback. Kind Regards Brian
  4. Transalp XL700VA Engine Stops When Turning Right!

    Transalp
    I have a 2010 XL700VA with just over 19,000 on the clock. I use it to commute and only do about 50 miles per week. For the past few weeks, from time to time, the engine will cut out when I turn sharply right so it is always at low speed. It restarts OK but it is embarrassing! Any ideas why this...
  5. Oil seal removal

    Transalp
    Has anyone any suggestions on how to remove the oil seal from the right hand crankcase? It's the seal part 11 on here: Genuine Honda Parts | Honda Cars | Honda Motorcycles | Honda Power Products | Lings Honda Motorcycle Parts selection | Honda Bike XL700VA9 | RIGHT CRANKCASE COVER Cheers Karl
  6. XL700 owners manual

    Transalp
    Does anyone know where I might locate a replacement owners manual for my XL700VA-B 2011?
  7. XL700VA Exhaust

    Transalp
    Just on the offchance. Has anyone replaced theirs with an aftermarket one and got a standard exhaust (from cat back) that they no longer want avialable? :) Mine's just failed it's MOT on it. 59 plate with 18k Miles. Kind of hoped it would have lasted longer. :(
  8. Vibration on a xl700va-b

    Transalp
    Probably been posted before (I tried to search) but.. I have noticed recently that there seems to be some vibes coming through the pegs. This seems to start at about 75mph. The bike is approx 3 months old and only done around 2200 miles. Just wondering if this is a known issue or should I...
  9. XL700VA Transalp Rider in Berkshire

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    A quick note to say Hi. :hello2: My main hobby is classic VW camper Vans, which subsequently got me interested in Scooters from a similar era. The purchase of a barn (actually shed) find 1961 Lambretta Li150 found me needing to pass my bike test at the age of 37. Being almost 6'4" the XL125...
  10. Transalp XL700VA removing both wheels

    Transalp
    Can anybody give me a tip on how you can removed both wheels, and leave the bike in the garage? I have a paddock rear stand and I want to take both wheels, loose, for new tyres this winter. I have thought about sawn 4 x 4 timbers for the rear swingarm packing and using four 4 x 4 timbers to...
  11. New XL700VA

    Transalp
    Hi Guys and Girls! I've recently posted this: http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/id-like-introduce-myself/9133-new-members-141.html#post486688 Thought I'd mention it here too, hopefully I'll get time to browse often enough to give as well as take! Right now I have other things to do before jumping...
  12. Newbie saying Hello with CRF 450x and XL700VA amongst others....

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    :p hi all, I am Lars and live in Wokingham, Berkshire and I have been riding a long time...but only recently got into of OFF-roading and working for the big H i treated myself to one of these.... its a CRF450X - 2007 model with 09 Reg and very little use and fully maintained... so far i have...
  13. XL700VA OEM Topbox

    Transalp
    Hi Folks, Following on from the Givi E45 topbox, more of later, I took the option of the topbox & heated grips when I bought a new Transalp in March. Was taking it through France & Italy and boat to Greece. Anyway had filled the topbox with goodies, not too heavy now, and headed for...
  14. PDOiler installed on XL700VA

    Transalp
    I just want to share some photos of the installation of the PDOiler on my XL700VA. The connector for the accessories harness was purchased from Jim (www.easternbeaver.com) while the PDOiler from Brian (www.pdoiler.co.uk). Dealing with both was an excellent experience, no issues at all...
  15. XL700VA Honda Top Box For Sale

    Transalp
    I got chatting to a guy at The Silver Ball Cafe today after he saw me pull up on my XL700. He'd just sold his TA XL700 as he found it too tall and after being offered a bad Part-Ex price for it he chose to sell the top box separately. Its a 45Lt Honda top box and comes complete with mounting...
  16. XL700VA oil filler / dipstick tool

    Transalp
    Hi there my biking chums. Anybody struggled getting their finger and thumb to undo the oil filler / dipstick on a TA700? Well I found an old cricket stump in the dark corner of the garage. Sawed a 6mm wide x 12mm deep slot in the end and proceeded to undo a very tight oil filler. Works a treat...
  17. Fitting a Stebel Nautilus Compact Air Horn to XL700VA

    Transalp
    I found this air horn on ebay for £22.40 delivered. Ordered it at 12.30 yesterday and it was at my door at 09.30 this morning! Removed both side covers and the front guard, nowhere to fit it, replaced all guards/covers. Made a up a test rig and WOW it ain't half loud mum! People at end of street...
  18. XL700VA & Givi B36N Sidecases

    Transalp
    After quite a lot of searching, asking around, measuring, etc. I finally concluded on the touring setup for my XL700VA :) ... What I asked for: 1. Minimum of 35 liters capacity per side case. 2. The least possible width. What I got: Givi (Kappa) rear side case holders and two Givi B36N...
  19. **XL700VA Rear Brake lever pedal **HELP**

    Transalp
    Hi, Rally hoping someone can help me here, I am concerned about the position of my rear brake pedal. I think it sits to high, as I have to point my foot up when wanting to use it, and get on it. Can the angle of the pedal be changed, or lowered and if so how? Any schematics, pictures...
  20. xl700va tyre wear

    Transalp
    I just checked the tyre tread depth on my XL700VA. The front is about 4.5mm (centre) and the rear is about 3.5mm. That's after 3100+ miles, all on the black stuff, one up. Does anyone know what tread depth the new trailwings would have come with? I know what the legal minimum is, but would be...
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