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  1. XL650 V 2001 Fairing

    Transalp
    What's the best way to refit the fairing on my Transalp. I have just got all the panels back from the painters. Is it better to fit the tank, then fit either side of the front fairing and build it up on the bike, or should I build it up first then put on bike. Just wondering what is the best...
  2. Graphics for RD07 as a vector file??

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, my buddy and I are rebuilding a 99 RD07. We are nearly done and looking into the paintwork now... but there is nothing to be found on the internet with regards to the art work. We have a source down here in Southafrica for printing them. But we need a source file. Anybody an idea. Can...
  3. Paint job sketch

    Africa Twin
    Hey lads I've finally located a proper painter here in Hanoi, disassembled the bike, and is ready to get the old girl some new clothes. First I just wanted a completely black bike, but then I saw a white one, and also thought of the harsh sun, so changed to white. Now it's somewhere in...
  4. paintwork

    Transalp
    ok need some ideas for what to do with the 600 transalp, i'm thinking along the lines of a retro signwrighting type paintjob (hard to explain). any ideas or pictures please post them here. ta sean
  5. Touching up rusty paintwork

    Mechanical Advice
    While the TA is in dry dock (front brake calipers away being fixed and powdercoated), i've been cleaning it up and want to touch up some patches of bubbling/scratched paintwork on the fuel tank/crash bars/frame. Any tips on what to use (I was thinking Smooth Hammerite), and how to prep the...
  6. Blending Paintwork

    Mechanical Advice
    Just pulled off a nasty sticker on the duke and it's left a slightly darker colour underneath (on plastic) where it has not faded. Before I attack it with t cut I wondered what you paint experts would do to blend it in. It's ducati yellow. Thanks.
  7. In Dublin, Ireland, Paintwork, repairs or servicing

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    Must recommend Ken Burke aka The Motorcycle Paintshop Custom Paintjobs. Repairs Standard Servicing - he doesn't do engine tuning etc. Ken is a super bloke who has gone above and beyond the call of duty while being very reasonable. Ralphie
  8. Engine paintwork

    Africa Twin
    My bike is just two years old and the paint on the RHS crankcase is bubbling. If I rub it it flakes off. Should I worry, and what can I do to stop it getting worse? The bike is probably a month or so out of warranty :(
  9. Paintwork?

    Africa Twin
    Evening folks. I am new to both this forum and owning an AT. The whole thing took me by suprise. One minute I was considering a return to XR600 ownership, the next I was riding home on a 13 year old RD04!!! Have'nt had time to come to too many conclusions yet but it seems like a good old bus so...
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