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  1. Vin build ID

    Africa Twin
    My first Post... I have just aquired an RD 03 vin # RD03 10004xx to keep my crf1000 dct company in the garage. It is 99% original but needs just a little care to make it excellent. Question.. Was this bike an early Japanese domestic build ? It does have a “speed” light and I think Japan...
  2. Wanted: 96 XRV Rear Rim wanted.

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi folks , so yes my rear rim has turned into the magical Japanese dust from the inside ! Has anyone got a suitable rear rim for sale for my P reg XRV :D
  3. DRZ400E wheel big issue

    Suzuki
    HI everyone, Had my DRZ400E for a few months now and absolutely love it - it's a UK registered DRZ400E (2001 model). I now need to replace the chain and sprockets and have hit a bit of a problem. The standard sprocket size doesn't seem to fit my rear hub as the spacing of the holes is very...
  4. DRZ400E Sprocket dimensions - eg how far apart should fixing holes be?

    Suzuki
    HI everyone, Had my DRZ400E for a few months now and absolutely love it - it's a UK registered DRZ400E (2001 model). I now need to replace the chain and sprockets and have hit a bit of a problem. The standard sprocket size doesn't seem to fit my rear hub as the spacing of the holes is very...
  5. Transalp 600 prototype - early photos from 1985

    Transalp
    the first prototype of honda transalp google translation from italian magazine "It was 1985 when the Japanese engineers began to design the first prototype of what would have been the heir to the XVL750R, but with a completely different connotation. From an old press kit '97, emitted during...
  6. Introduction from a new member

    Africa Twin
    Hi, Thought it would only be polite to introduce myself ... My name is Craig, I'm a Brit living in France and I recently bought this RD04 for a trip to Morocco in October. This is my first Japenese bike, my other mounts being Italian. But, having run through the list of Italian possibles -...
  7. Help needed Japanese RD03!

    Africa Twin
    Hi everyone, I would really appreciate the help of some experts! My headlight setup and harness is the same as in the picture below. I can't find the headlight relays? It's H4 bulbs so I would assume that a relay is required? The only three relay I can find (either by connections available on my...
  8. Just saying hello

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi all I've been riding bikes over 40 years and have had a very strange assortment in that time including CZs, MZs, Royal Enfield, BMWs, a few British bikes and 3 or 4 Japanese thumpers. I've just bought a 1999 SLR650 to replace my Yamaha SR400 as it is kickstart only and hurts my knee too much...
  9. xr250-md30

    XR
    I have a 2004 xr250 which is a Japanese import which is called a MD30. Any of you guys out there got a parts manual, or any more info on this bike. I am after a part number for the front fork seals and dust covers(upside down forks). Cheers
  10. How to make that faded rubber plastic shine

    Varadero
    Hi there. I think i got an idea. Was tidying my garage and faound some magic spongues (not magic mushrooms :)), and figured it out... I have been trying to get my rubbery Vara plastics a bit less faded without luck. Tried peanut butter, silicon conditioner etc. Last time in Singapore I got hold...
  11. XR 400 workshop manual in spanish

    XR
    hi, just wondering if anyone can point me where i could try and obtain a workshop manual (cd, pdf, etc) for an XR400 in spanish for a friend. all he or i could find are in english and japanese. surely must be one in spanish,italian, german etc? thanks in advance. mark
  12. Hi from NZ

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Just bought myself a 1990 XL250 Baja. From what I can find online it seems to be a Japanese only model. My intention is to try and renovate back to standard. At some time in the past the twin headlights have been swapped for a single, which in my opinion does look better, but if I can source a...
  13. Japanese import AT full power?

    Africa Twin
    Does anybody know if the Japanese import RD04 is a full power model or not? Certainly feels like it compared to my XLV750R. Any specific model changes to the rest of the world?
  14. Spark plugs !!!!!!A Japanese joke.

    Africa Twin
    Over the last week or so I have given the bike a bit of a service. Changed the air filter, easiest job ever. Changed oil and filter also easy job. Changed front and rear pads, again very nice and easy. The spark plugs on the other hand........ what idiot at Honda thought twin plugs would be a...
  15. Fixtures and fittings

    Chatter
    I have been fettling bikes for most of my life. the variety of fixtures and fittings does my swede in. Here is a useful looking guide to some of the more esoteric types. As a biker and fixer and semi engineer it never ceases to amaze me the variety of fixings and fittings available. We have set...
  16. Varadero rebuild to customized adventurebike!

    Varadero
    Hello from Sweden!:blob8: I have the Honda XL 1000 Varadero MK1 -00, one of the best bikes i've ever had amongst the 33 I've went true. My idea about the rebuild of this bike is to build a mix between an adventurebike and a show/custombike. some may hate the looks and some may love it but my...
  17. Honda XR250 Jap Import Electronic speedo problem (MD30)

    XR
    I have a Japanese Import Honda XR250, And I am having a problem with the electronic speedo not turning on. I have check for loose connections and all of that, but still no joy. Any ideas? Thanks, Joe
  18. Viral videos

    Chatter
    I don't normally go for these viral videos but this while being so wrong on so many levels this one just makes me laugh and laugh Japanese Dinosaur Prank Part 2 - YouTube So what ones tickle your fancy. Work safe links only please :)
  19. fuel pump for xrv 750 - tour max from Japan? other options?

    Africa Twin
    Hello everybody, I need to replace the fuel pump for my RD04. The original part from Honda is quite expensive so I am looking at other possible options. one FACET pump seems OK (I do not remember the model) but needs a little modification to be installed as the pump has a different geometry...
  20. removing the airbox/carb

    Dominator / FMX
    right then seasoned Dommie owners/fettlers. how the bleeding knuckles to you remove the airbox. as far as i can see it cant come out the battery side so it must be the airbox side. or does it. 30 mins of gentle wiggling and still no joy. i want to give the carb a good clean out and generally...
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