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  1. How to Fiberglass Repair

    Africa Twin
    Hey guys, just sharing some work that i have been doing lately on the bike, in order to have my plastics back together, hoping that someone will find this post helpfull enough so that they can do the same, if having the same problem- i believe it is a common issue for the Africa Twin owners that...
  2. Ivan_replica_transalp_600

    Just found this beauty for you Transalp owners, don't get to excited as it is over 2600 euro and forks not included... New body kit to the TRANSALP 600 little sister of the Africa Twin RD04 !! We re-designed the entire bike to make it even easier to handle and fun to drive both on road and...
  3. RD03/04 airbox mod

    Africa Twin
    I've bought my RD03 about one year ago. I've got it ready for the 2016 and this year I've ridden more than 26000 km on it, one third on unpaved roads and muletracks in Italy, Balkans, Turkey and Georgia. What really disappointed me about the bike is the air intake system, in a shitty place...
  4. African Queens Tank Leak

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys I have a leaking in my 45L African Queens tank for my Africa Twin. It's on the place where the tank rests in the frame. Pretty stupid idea if you ask me, the thing looks like it should be solid here. Anyone has any ideas about how to fix it? The tank is made of fiberglass. Thanks .
  5. 1991 Transalp Scrambler

    My Italian is, shall we say less than perfect, but if I understand the text enough, then this 1991 Transalp has got a new custom made rear subframe and the bodywork is made of fiberglass. I can imagine my self plotting around on twisty roads on a simillary scramblerized Transalp.
  6. 1989 XRV650 RD03 Restoration

    Africa Twin
    I managed to import a 1989 XRV650 RD03 from Thunder last year. As far as I know, it is one of five RD03s in North America right now (there may be more, but they have not come up on my radar yet). That makes this not only a wonderful bike in its own right, but a very rare machine that deserves to...
  7. Going Hunting

    Dominator / FMX
    I have just spent a very interesting afternoon fabricating my seat base with fiberglass resin,,contact adhesive ,and other wondrous chemicals and this is the first mock up.....(should have opened the windows) :toothy10::toothy10::toothy10: I just need to smooth out the lines and make the base...
  8. How to put the Africa Twin on a diet?

    Africa Twin
    I've had an Africa Twin before and used it for a trip through Africa. I liked the bike very much. It proved to be very reliable. Now i'm contemplating getting an Africa Twin. Part because i'm getting the itch go on an adventure once again, partially because i like to farkle/modify bikes. I dont...
  9. Painting for beginners

    Mechanical Advice
    Painting is one of the few things I've had little success with over the years. Wheels and such things I've used rattle cans and generally had a good enough finish but any sort of bodywork repair has been, to be frank, awful. Not withstanding the above and the fact that a pro job would push the...
  10. Ujeni's RD07 Rebuild

    Africa Twin
    I'm one of the lucky few to have one of these wonderful bikes here in the USA. I bought it about a year ago wanting to do a rebuild right away, but I thought it would be better to ride the bike everyday for a year to make sure I wanted to spend the time and money on it and to figure out what I...
  11. Paint Explorations

    Africa Twin
    My beloved @ will be getting a refresh in the next 6 months or so. I've had a nice chat with Mr. Stormforce8 and am currently trying to figure out how I can explain my crazy plan to the wife! :D My bike already has a boano fairing with custom paint...but the fiberglass has taken quite a...
  12. Introducing my TA

    Hello :cool:, I'm a new member in this forum and maybe first one from Lithuania :] My new (also first) bike is the reason I came here:] I bought a 2005 Transalp with 15k km on it:blob7:. I have only had a a few hundred kms on it, including two drops ..oops. So now it's a lot of snow outside and...
  13. How best to repair cracked fairing panels.

    Africa Twin
    After some complete lunatic caused me to come off my AT yesterday I now need to mend my headlight fairing panel and left side fairing panel which have been cracked (whilst bouncing off the lunatics right rear light of his car). :blob6: Has anyone fixed fairing panels themselves using some...
  14. working with Fibreglass

    Mechanical Advice
    I have just been looking at utube and watched a few clips on fiberglass,how to copy a mould and such,so my thoughts are would it be that difficult to say copy a side panel or a fairing?I`ve looked at the prices of fiberglass kits (gelcoat,resin ,mat)and all the other bits and pieces it dosen`t...
  15. rd03 marathon

    Africa Twin
    Think i have found a marathon and need advice for full rebuild. I have not had time to check the frame numbers before going away to work. The bike has all the right parts, ally rear tank with dakar 92 sticker on, water storage in the sump guard, large air filter acses, looks like the pics i have...
  16. XRV 650 RD-03 Marathon - New Project

    Africa Twin
    Hi all XRV 650 RD-03 Marathon lovers, Owning one of the first ever build XRV 650, I am fire of the looks & potential of the Marathon bikes. From all I learned so far, it would be very difficult to get my hands on one of these rare birds. However, after some hours of discussions with my local...
  17. First French bimble

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Well the date is set for the first "french chapter" ride out:angel9: The date...11th January The place... Hautefort In attendance... Wobblemonster PHILinFRANCE Jonnybgood+ If anyone wants to join us PM me for contact details Seeing as PiF is riding...
  18. For Sale: Africa Twin RD-04 (1990)

    For Sale / Wanted
    Honda Africa Twin RD-04 Asking price £1200.00 First registered February 1990 39338 miles, full service history, Honda serviced to 32399 miles and the last two done by me. Wheel bearings and steering bearings replaced at last service 2800 miles ago. Not showroon condition but what do you...