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  1. Looking for parts for a Swiss RD03

    Africa Twin
    Hi all i’m in the middle of restoring a 1988 RD03 from Switzerland. looking for the square headlight cowl and a tank. both need to be in good condition and not in need of painting. I already have both parts but the bike has been given a crazy paint colour so it might cost me more to restore what...
  2. Headlamp fairing sub frame for XL600V 1999

    Transalp
    Hi, Would anyone (preferably in the UK) have a straight headlamp/fairing sub frame they may be interested in selling? (Picture attached.) Don't mind if it's rusty and in need of painting as long as it's not bent. If so, please send me a message with how much you'd like for it posted to Surrey...
  3. dashboard lights mask for painting

    Africa Twin
    Hi guys, I wanted to restore the white paint for the dashboard light controls (Fuel, High-Beam...) of my RD03 (and I would not mind to do the same for the RD07). I thought my patience would have been enough but I found out the characters are too small for free painting, even with the thinnest...
  4. 1998 RD07A rebuild

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, Started the rebuild process last week at last! Thought I would start a tread about it as I do like to read a good rebuild post and happy to receive any suggestions that go along with it. Happy with my progress so far but I think this is going to take a long time before it's back on the...
  5. My FMX tracker project

    Dominator / FMX
    Thought I’d post a couple of pictures of progress so far. I picked up a tatty FMX in March 18 and since the have been slowly rebuilding it in the style of a tracker / Scrambler hybrid. Still lots of tidying to do but the basics are now done and I like the direction it’s going. It’s all my...
  6. Boano rally kit for sale

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I hope you're all keeping well! Clearly I have too much time on my hands and too many ideas floating around in my head as my RD04 is undergoing further surgery... As a result, I am going to be selling my Boano fairing and headlight kit. From memory, these are £600+ new, so hopefully...
  7. For Sale: africa twin,1995,12mths mot £2500.

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
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  8. Tinworm

    Dominator / FMX
    You know that moment when you poke something with a screwdriver and immediately wish you hadn’t... I found a bit of flaky paint around where the seat and silencer bolt to the subframe, off side. One poke with a screwdriver later, I had a hole. After a friend attacked the affected area with a...
  9. Recovered my seat at last

    Dominator / FMX
    Having put off attempting my seat recover for three months i have at last done it. Firstly a massive thank you to bounder who kindly sent me a sheet of vinyl and posted detailed instructions. If you are thinking of having a go don't be feared of it as i was, just get your self a decent staple...
  10. wiring issues

    Dominator / FMX
    hi.. im new to the forum and hope i can get some help on here. i just got a nx650 that had been stripped for painting and was never put back together, i am having trouble getting a spark,, at the cdi i have 6 wires but all the wiring diagrams i have seen only show 5? i have a 4 block connector...
  11. finally.... finally... finally... finished...

    Africa Twin
    well after much swearing, and painting and lets be honest.. bargaining with the bike to run, start, and generally not break on me.. I am done.. every nut, bolt replaced , most new parts, new suspension. new mosfet, new CDI, new shocks, callipers, tyres.. dash I made myself.. and multifunction...
  12. Lee's RD07s resto reassembly

    Africa Twin
    I will not post complete sets of pictures of before and after. we all know what a sad RD07 looks like. Instead, I will post a few pictures of sub-assemblies put back together after every single component has been either powder coated or plated. The longest and toughest job is preparation. When...
  13. Hello from happy new owner! :)

    Africa Twin
    Hi, I've owned my 98 rd07a for about 4 months now and it's the first bike i've not wanted to part with. It's amazing!!! You just think your way down the road and voila! So stable it's like surfing a 10ft Malibu!! I've had all kinds of bikes (all smaller) and have always planned on some big...
  14. Presentation from Spain and painting question.

    Dominator / FMX
    Hi, I´m Sergio, from Spain, I´ve got an ´97 Rd08 Domi,bought last year with 50000 km. Now, it´s dissasembled to change the starting clutch.I¨ll make an tutorial with photos about the job, now I´m waiting the piece and relative cover´s gasket. My question is about painting the alternator cover...
  15. Magnesium Gold Paint For Engine Casings/Exhaust?

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, I'm having trouble finding any suitable paint for the exhaust heat shields on an RD03. What have people used in the passed? As far as I know the colour is Magnesium Gold. Will regular paint work or will it need to be high temperature? I won't be painting the engine casings...
  16. Paint or powder coat?

    Africa Twin
    Hi all . Starting rebuild RD04 Need recondition ... frame is rusted to f**k nothing new . Was wondering what's best way to go powdercoating or painting ? Or is there anything else ? Val 2 bikes , twice is happy
  17. Honda Varadero centre stand fitting instructions - OE Honda

    Varadero
    Hi there Just wondering if anyone has the fitting instructions for the Honda OE centre stand for the Varadero (1000)?? If so, could you please scan and upload here, or I can PM you my email address. Just given her a good thorough clean and noticed the stand could do with removing and...
  18. paint for helmet

    Helmets
    hello May I ask a question about custom helmets? I want to take my old scratched helmet and paint in new colour. Who knows about any techniques relating to painting the helmets? This is will be the first DIY project of this type, so I need tips. thanks
  19. RD03 Rebuild

    Africa Twin
    Hi All I haven't really posted anything since joining. This forum has been a great source of info and reference. So thank you all. Here's what I've been up to anyway. I bought what can only be described as a basket case. The previous owner had stripped the entire bike with plans of building a...
  20. transalp rims - refinish / clean up marks in annodising (how?)

    Transalp
    Hi, I've been doing a lot of work on my neglected transalp this year. Some mechanical, some cosmetic. Now I'm on to the brakes/wheels. The spokes were corroded but sound. Spent ages cleaning them off, but they went rusty again almost immediately! Have ordered new spokes and will rebuild, but...
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