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Old 05-27-2007, 09:41 AM   #841
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Hiya spot,

...and welcome to the padded ward.

I'm a Transalp/AT guy in the US so the UK problems might be a bit different. You might also check with the guys at xrv.org.uk for a better idea of how things are in your part of the world.

Basically, the CDI boxes seem to be a chronic problem on this entire line with useful life at about 25000 to 30000 miles before problems start. There is some luck with repair but replacement (and carrying a spare for trips) seems to be the common wisdom.

The clutch is no real problem to rebuild but while you're there consider replacing the oil pump drive chain. It tends to slacken with higher mileage and has no tensioner. It's also cheap to replace. If you haven't done a clutch before, search this site and others for assistance. The main problem here is holding the clutch backet still while you loosen the big nut. Do not pry against the six protruding studs in the basket or you will break them off.

The UK bikes seem to have corrosion problems particularly with the alyoomineeum (your pronunciation) rims. This should be apparent looking closely at the spoke holes or the valve stem hole. It will look like the metal is bubbling or chiping. If suspect you might consider pulling a tire off to have a peek inside the rim. Many riders have replaced rims in the UK.

Same thing goes for rear suspension linkage bearings. They are subject to salt and water corrosion and damage. They can be replaced but are somewhat expensive.

Make sure both fuel sensors are functional. The yellow light sensor tends to fail when riders allow this light to remain on for long periods of time.

That's all I can think of. On the whole they are very reliable and beautiful bikes.

Photos would be fun. Good luck,
Ray
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:57 PM   #842
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:35 PM   #843
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Thanks, Greg

See, photos ARE fun.

Where do you find all these......that Rothmans bike has me drooling in my sleep

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Old 05-30-2007, 07:52 PM   #844
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:28 PM   #845
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Thanks, Greg

See, photos ARE fun.

Where do you find all these......that Rothmans bike has me drooling in my sleep

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Old 05-30-2007, 11:55 PM   #846
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emmmmmmm................to pimp out my @ or just buy a 690 when they arrive, decisions decisions.
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Old 05-31-2007, 02:24 PM   #847
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This is Italy, I know my country.. and I know this bike was posted some pages ago with a Dakar look... right now the engine went from a 750cc to an 840 to a 900... this is the last I know... They even took it to the Erzeberg rodeo last here (this year again), quite a machine
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Old 06-01-2007, 09:12 AM   #848
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My wish list has grown so large, I must consult with my Advrider brethren for help.

I need chain and sprockets for my 98 @. It's currently running 16-44 gearing and I want to lower revs for cruising speed. I was thinking 17-42 or 17-40. So with that in mind, anyone running that combo currently, and if so, who did you get them through so I can contact them? Steel sprockets only.

Who's sorted their jetting for use at sea level and what were your settings? Bonus points if you are running a K&N air filer and stock airbox. I'm planning to change the OEM silencer with an aftermarket slip-on ONLY. US exhaust distributors don't have crap to fit an @, so I'm looking for something basic (alu. preferred, maybe titanium, no carbon fiber). Suggestions for something mainstream so I can service it if need be?

Anyone have a Honda OEM parts connection that they wouldn't mind sharing? English-speaking would be helpful. Bonus for countries that don't have an unfavorable exchange rate vs. the dollar. I have boxes of spares but have found a few things that I still need to stockpile.

Anyone have an unmodified centerstand for an RD07 that they don't need? I can use it.

Crashbars other than Touratech, GIVI, or the crap kind that are presently on mine (I have no idea whose brand are on mine as they came with it when I bought it four years ago).

Thanks!

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Old 06-01-2007, 06:16 PM   #849
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US A.T. Parts.

Go on fleabay and look for a.t. exhaust. Thats where I'm going. Learn to speak german, as you will get better pricing than from our UK brethern.
There is another thread here with info for sprockets. The crash bars look a lot like sw.motech. Check www.twistedthrottle.com for parts your looking for. Send me an e-mail. I have a program with part numbers and can point you in the right direction.
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:09 PM   #850
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I run 17 -45, drops the revs about 3-400rom at 100km/h, anything taller and 1st gear gets to be a pain.

re jetting, drill a few holes in the airbox, slip on muffler, go up 1 size on the mains and it should be fine
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:12 PM   #851
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for parts,

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Old 06-01-2007, 11:51 PM   #852
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I'm planning to change the OEM silencer with an aftermarket slip-on ONLY. US exhaust distributors don't have crap to fit an @, so I'm looking for something basic (alu. preferred, maybe titanium, no carbon fiber). Suggestions for something mainstream so I can service it if need be?
Do you have the brand Leovince in the US? if so, they make a really good slip-on in aluminium with a removable Db killer.. you may look as well for a used model, the X3, you can find it standard or racing..
The new model is this one



And this is the X3...




For the sprocket, if you make a search there's a post of a guy that made the change to a 15/41 or 16/41 and he posted his impressions..

Personally I have been running on a 16/43 (by mistake, previous owner did it and didn't tell me) and compared to the standard 45 I could run 800 rpm lower .. 170 kmh I was at 7200 rpm instead of the usual 8000/8100..

Now I am running on a 16/47 and it's really another bike, I lost around 800 rpm but it goes like hell probably I'll switch to a 46 when I'll need to change the chain (4/5000 km more)..
It doesn't consume much more, with the 16/43 I was around 17.5 km/lt and now 16 km/lt... can live with that...
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Old 06-02-2007, 05:26 PM   #853
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Old 06-02-2007, 05:30 PM   #854
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Old 06-06-2007, 07:18 PM   #855
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So Any Going To Honda Home Coming?

Hey A.T. USA riders I'm going to mid-Ohio vintage motorcycle days and Honda home coming on my @ The dates are July 27th to 29th mid-Ohio race course and Honda home coming July 27th to 28th. Not to far off and lots of fun. So how about it any one want to wave the gray market flag at Honda coming with me?

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