Just a little pre-winter inspiration for your upcoming projects. Took my AT RD04 - 1990 calipers a part this summer and gave Them new life. Fairly straight forward. Be carefull with the bleed nipples and the pin cover screw. Can be seriously stuck. WD40 and correct size of screw driver is key.
Here is my latest XR600R project on my YouTube Motorcycle & Tool Rehab Channel that I'm saving from the junkyard. I managed to get it running after sitting for several years. The old girl even threw my off on camera which put me out of action for a few weeks. It hurts more when your older The...
Hello AT lovers. I am from İstanbul / Turkey
7 years ago, i sold my XRV when i was divorced. In one week missed my bike and i felt so sorry but it was top late to get it back.
Here is the short story of restoration. I bought the bike in boxes ☺ It took 5 months to restorate.
Don't sell your XRV !
Hello guys, I am Nikola from Bosnia and I am in the process of restoring old AT 650 and the job is nearly done so I've decided to share this with one of the biggest Africa Twin cummunities.
For now I will share with you link to a Serbian moto-forum,BJBIKERS, where I post everything I do on my...
I am trying to get a severely corroded RD04 running, The carbs have completely seized and it appears to be due to external corrosion. Is there a good resource available to understand...
I've just taken delivery of a tired 1985 XR350, which is currently fitted with a 250 motor complete with a race head! My challenge is to do a complete restoration on it and also find a 350 in one piece if possible, or I'll have to build one from scratch using new and second hand...
First big problem on my rd03 restoration the casting on the hub broke away when removing the very stuck bolts. I was going to rebuild the wheels anyway.
So I need
Or transalp 600 hub Or wheel
Or dose any one know of any other wheels fit.
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Hi, just bought one of these as a project bike. Bike has been sitting since 1992. All the plastics (fenders, side panels, fairing) are full of cracks. The cracks are just on the white paint that these parts have. Paint is not loose or coming off, but it's not pretty. They can only be seen...
I am curious. When I removed my center stand before the restoration, I didn't have these rubber o-rings. It seems my center stand has a little side-to-side play. I bought two from my ,ocal hardare store and they are smaller. They do fit the two sleeves/ pivots. Where do these o-rings go? I think...
So I went to see just how deep the rabbit hole goes and completely tore my dommie apart for a restoration.
I'm currently rebuilding it, and I've changed the pads on the rear, but there is only a pin to secure them on one end, which means that the pads won't stay in the caliper!
What am I...
I have recently come into ownership of a 1996 Africa Twin.
Last run in 2007, it has sat garaged up ever since. Complete non-runner in need of a complete overhaul, although it is complete as the day it was last ridden. 42k miles.
Just wondering on a rough idea of value in its current...
I'm busy gathering the last few bits for the restoration of rd03. I'm in need of the indicator and pilot lamp relays. New prices are just too high!
It's the two pin indicator relay and the 4pin (red connector) pilot lamp relay. There is also a 3pin red connector relay but I need the 4pin...
Hi ,my name Ioannis and I live in Sheffield
My Africa was stolen three weeks ago and was found vandalized and in a terrible condition (engine and frame ok)
I 've decided to keep it . Any suggestions for restoration shops would appreciated
One I knocked up earlier in the year. This was my own bike so kind of just played around with it making it how I liked myself. Not scared to crash it either. It came off roading with me a few times. I had a Hagon with stiffer springs so it handled quite well.
I've done a couple of XR650L's...
SOLD A 1956 AJS Model 30 600cc Twin, Jampots, Burman gearbox, tin primary chaincase, 6v electrics (electronic regulator), prop stand. 2 previous keepers, an older restoration by the previous owner and used lightly but regularly by him until I purchased it earlier this year.
It starts easily and...
Haven't been on much at all recently as the bike was parked up around a year ago and has been undergoing a sporadic upgrade/restoration.
Here are a few pics (99% of what you see was supplied by Rugged Roads!)
The swingarm was painted by Sudden Impact in Essex who did a fantastic job.
Hi everyone, I've just picked up an lmf as a restoration project. The rear wheel is shot, does anyone have a decent one or a suggestion as go what I could fit as an alternative please? It's currently got gold wheels. Thanks Mud
Picked the Sept. issue of Classic Motorcycle Mechanics mag up the other day, and there's a good report on a chap in Wales who's done a nice resto on an RD04L.
Mostly a standard refit and refurb, but a cracking livery conversion from "shell-suit" to HRC R/W/B :)
All that's best in modern...