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  1. Who's liable for my tools destroyed in fire at workplace ?

    Chatter
    I've got a tricky question. I was hoping someone here would have some experience or insight. I went for a job at a workshop. The boss was keen to hire me but he said he'd put me on a trial for a few weeks to see how I got on. He told me to bring in my tools and do a couple of days a week in the...
  2. Africa Twin 750 Re-build

    Africa Twin
    I was recommended to add a thread as I'm currently having another fad of re-building my Africa Twin. I bought it 5 years ago as a 'project' and proceeded to leave it in the shed for 4 years! Last Christmas I dismantled it in a shed, since then I've moved house and have the space to get my teeth...
  3. Wanted: Longshot! XRV650 RD03 Carbs wanted

    For Sale / Wanted
    My carbs are worn past the point of repair and the only option seems to be some secondhand carbs; have seen them on eBay Germany in the past but not for a while. Haven't posted here for years but thought it might be worth a try. Anyone got some RD03 carbs lurking in the back of the shed? Cheers
  4. Removing brake caliper pistons with a bicycle pump......A BODGE

    Africa Twin
    Yesterday I started on the brake re-build for my RD03. This bike had been sitting for a few years with the brake systems drained and partially disassembled. Problem: How to remove the old crusty brake pistons from the caliper while not destroying them in case they can be cleaned up and...
  5. A/T Side Stand springs

    Africa Twin
    Hi All, Although I've been a member for years I've never posted before as usually, thanks to the folks that do I usually find what I need...But! I'm rebuilding my 94 A/T and despite taking pictures before disassembly I'm at a total loss as to where the smaller of the 2 side stand springs...
  6. Newbie with new XL350.

    XL
    Hi, just joined this forum as I have just bought a very nice imported ( USA ) 1972 XL 350 that was restored 11 years ago and not been used since. It has been part of a private collection including a Vincent Black Shadow. Plan to put oil down the plug hole for a few days and see how the engine...
  7. Blown bulb

    Dominator / FMX
    My dommie’s tail light failed on the way home last night. The first clue was when a trucker flashed his lights at me after I passed him on the M25. A couple of others flashed but it’s remarkable how many of my fellow motorists didn’t! Also remarkable what a faff it is to get to the bulb. Both...
  8. For Sale: Transalp XL700 Pooratech bits for sale.

    For Sale / Wanted
    Now that I've moved over to an Africa Twin I have a few Pooratech protection bits for sale. These were made by myself to go on my Transalp XL700V (ABS). The parts are all made from stainless steel. They have been on my old bike for about 6 years but still look in good condition. They've not...
  9. SLR650 17" front wheel

    Dominator / FMX
    Hey all After about 3 years, I'm about to kick off the build of my SLR650 scrambler/tracker. I'm looking to get a 17" front wheel & am looking at fitting a 120/70/17 up front with 150/70/17 rear Continental TKC80's. Now after some research, I'm not sure if these will fit on the current wheel...
  10. Wheel issues and Parts for the xl650v series?

    Transalp
    Hello all! I'm the proud yet frustrated owner of a Transalp xl650v6 which I brought new in August 2007. Ever since then I've had a love hate relationship with the bike especially when it comes to maintenance and repairs. Firstly let me admit that I am a sinner! Hailing originally from New...
  11. Finally got an RD03 in the USA

    Africa Twin
    After years of waiting (and converting my Transalp to as close to a RD04 as possible) I've finally got an RD03 here in the States. It's an early one with 0000996 serial number and looks to have come from Germany through the hands of my friend and collector/restorer, screen name "Ujeni"...
  12. Chain slider (lower front) on XRV650

    Africa Twin
    I'm looking for some help on the mounting of the chain slider. I've been working on a restoration and it has been some time since I've been at it due to health reasons. When I went to put the slider on, the mounting point does not seem to be right. I'm wondering if one of the points has been...
  13. Ive got a 97 AT to sell ,any idea how to value it ?

    Africa Twin
    been sat in garage for years , thing is i dont believe il ride her again , bugger !
  14. Another dead RD07...

    Africa Twin
    OK, so I got home the other day, put bike away as normal, no problems, but next day...nothing. No lights, nada, dead. Getting in there with my multimeter, I diagnosed a knackered ignition barrel, swapped it for a new one from David Silver and the bike started first time, roared into life. Great...
  15. For Sale: Varadero 1000 SD1 Honda Luggage set Panniers Topbox Racks

    For Sale / Wanted
    SOLD £150 A complete set of Honda luggage for 99-02 (carb) Varadero boxes, racks and fittings removed from 99 Varadero XL1000V. The Honda panniers tuck in closer than most aftermarket boxes of the similar capacity and the pannier racks fit closer around the silencers. The topbox has the Honda...
  16. slr fmx

    Dominator / FMX
    heres my slr/fmx ive not been on here for a while just fired the bike up today its been stood for 2 years.
  17. XL700V - temperature gauge going bananas

    Transalp
    Hello folks I'm hoping you can help me pinpoint the cause of a peculiar looking issue with the 700. A bit of background; I've had the bike for a couple of years and recently had the engine rebuilt by a Honda dealer to repair a stripped output shaft. The splines the sprocket mounts onto had...
  18. Hi from new member

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi Decided it was time to join the forum, I've owned a '86 XL 600R that due to being laid up for a few years I've started to recommission, but as it was (and is) still off the road when the summer started I brought a '96 NX 650 Dommie that was ready to ride. Problem is I'm spending all my spare...
  19. Rd04 cdi / others

    Africa Twin
    I'll try keep this short, many moons ago, i lent a twin out to a friend for a day, he went up lakes with R1's..... So, after a while it became my daily ride....ride her til she dies.........yeah. afew years on, always left outside, ran daily, without fuel pump, late oil changes.... cam chains...
  20. Greetings /My bike/ JE big bore Question

    Africa Twin
    Hello, I have been reading the forum since years but that's my first post, so finally greetings everyone! My name is Orestis and this is my beloved and abused xrv: My bike's main modifications are: Boano Sachs 48mm fork, Nitron ntr pro shock, jetting/pump/air/exhaust, controls/levers etc...
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