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  1. Africa Twin
    I bought this in the USA from a friend and am rebuilding the engine. I need to know what country it's from so I can get the right parts. VIN is JH2RD07A6VM2200180 Thanks, J.
  2. Dominator / FMX
    In the box of parts that came with the '89 NX650 that I just bought, I found the metal plate/sticker that shows the VIN, tire pressure info, model year, etc. Where does this thing belong on the bike? I want to glue it back on, but I can't find it on parts diagrams.
  3. Transalp
    Just wondering if this is normal on a 650 Alp - there seems to be a serial / engine / VIN number party visible on the clocks - Not sure what or why it’s like that you’d think the entire number should be seen????
  4. Transalp
    Ok I've found a frame with v5 and some other parts. It's been in a shed for some years in a dismantled state. According to the owner it was a one owner grey import which is verified by the v5. It says first registered to an independent importer. It's an Italian factory model but can someone...
  5. 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...
  6. Other Honda
    Hello! I would be glad if the forum could assist to decode an 11 digit VIN : AD016110263 This was located on the steering head of the motorcycle.
  7. Africa Twin
    Hi guys I have a 1999(according to the Vin) and 2001 (First registration in South Africa) and the reg/rect has died. Reading here has kind of shown that you can maybe use a unit from another bike. Any one done this successfully. Waiting for delivery in South Africa is 3 weeks and I was due...
  8. Africa Twin
    Hi Folks Re: RD07A (1998 W Vin No) Front Brakes Upgrade! Been quite a while since my last post and, I dare to raise this old chestnut again! BTW, I have searched the forum but, I'm hoping there may be more recent research and actual upgrades that someone may be kind enough to advise on. Last...
  9. XRV Swap Shop
    This is free as it came with the RD03 I recently bought. It's textile with leather shoulders and elbows. It is a size 54, which is too large for me otherwise I would keep it. I think it's from the 80s, but I have no way to verify that. Well used, but it's FREE. I can send pics if you want them.
  10. Meet Ups / Rideouts
    as title Boxing Day meet Whitminster Inn M5 J 13 from 11 on see more sites.google.com/site/vmccsc/calendar although organised by vintage club all ages of machines and riders welcome, weather supposed to be good. Its a stand and natter/view bikes etc. Many make it the target of their Boxing Day...
  11. Africa Twin
    Hello everyone Any recommendations on protecting the VIN on the steering head and the VIN plate on the back of the frame before the sandblasting?
  12. Transalp
    Morning all, I came across a 1987 XL600V "Rally Touring" last week and - after reading some advice on here - now she's mine :dance: I had a Hornet previously which I found a bit manic and have been trying all different bikes but none felt right - too high, too low, arms too stretched, back...
  13. XR
    G'day everyone, I'm having a hard time trying to identify my XR, every "VIN checker" website I go to none of them can identify the vin as a vin here it is: ME01-5400695, I'd like to register my xr but I wanna know if it has been stolen in the passed, if anyone can help me out I'd very much...
  14. Chatter
    Hi guys, I just wanted to let you know about the latest edition of Influx Magazine – the motoring culture mag made by us here at Adrian Flux and Bikesure. February’s edition is titled “Make it Mechanistic”as we explore motoring’s shift from analogue machines to digital technology – and we...
  15. For Sale / Wanted
    Hello folks I'm looking for a plastic classic mx face mask with goggles in black,white or blue,. Cheers in advance jon
  16. Africa Twin
    Let me first say a Merry Christmas to you all, far and wide. Next; Could someone with an RD04 (not interested in RD03/7/7a thank you) please post a picture of the VIN plate on the right side of your bike please. Please remember to obscure some, but not all, of the chassis number, for...
  17. Africa Twin
    Hi All, Brand new here and I just got my hands on what I believe to be a 2000 AT, even though it was first registered in 5/2002 and is gold and black although it appears the tank may have been blue at one point, which is kinda strange. A little bit of blue is showing at a chipped area of the...
  18. Chatter
    Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you all know about the latest edition of Influx Magazine, the motoring mag put together by us here at Bikesure. Last month we headed down to Pendine Sands to look at the UK vintage hot rod scene, whilst this month we jetted off to California to speak to our...
  19. Insurance
    Can anyone recommend an insurance company that will insure on the vin plate ? My son has just got a bike from Germany and after some insurance before getting it registered. He's already had a few silly quotes and even a few that said would insure it but won't let him ride it until it's...
  20. XL
    new to the site, and hoping you guys could help me out. I’ve been trying to find a vintage Honda trail bike for a while, and I just came across this XL500S it’s far away from where I live so I haven’t seen it in person yet… but from the pictures it appears to be all there a couple immediate...
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