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Forum: Beasts 11-01-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14,165
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Posted By ujeni
Jim's posts about his Africa Twin are partially...

Jim's posts about his Africa Twin are partially responsible for me getting into these bikes. I've owned three and I have two more coming from Europe!

Not only does Jim have good taste in bikes,...
Forum: Beasts 01-10-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14,165
Views: 5,078,457
Posted By ujeni
Beautiful work! I need to learn how to airbrush...

Beautiful work! I need to learn how to airbrush now! :D
Forum: Beasts 01-08-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14,165
Views: 5,078,457
Posted By ujeni
Thanks everyone for the kind words on the...

Thanks everyone for the kind words on the restoration. If you are near Santa Cruz, let me know and you can take it for a spin :D
Forum: Beasts 01-06-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14,165
Views: 5,078,457
Posted By ujeni
Stop by anytime Ladder106! I nice ride down to...

Stop by anytime Ladder106! I nice ride down to Santa Cruz!
Forum: Beasts 01-06-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14,165
Views: 5,078,457
Posted By ujeni
I finished the restoration of my RD03. You can...

I finished the restoration of my RD03. You can read the story here (http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/africa-twin/101177-1989-xrv650-rd03-restoration.html).

Still a few small things to do, but here's a...
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14,165
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Posted By ujeni
Cheers AlainMax, Jim is good guy and a...

Cheers AlainMax,

Jim is good guy and a valuable member of the North American Africa Twin community. :clap
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 24,110
Posted By ujeni
Nice!! Looking forward to the fuel...

Nice!!

Looking forward to the fuel injection! What's your plan?
Forum: Beasts 03-12-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14,165
Views: 5,078,457
Posted By ujeni
I am just starting the search for the restoration...

I am just starting the search for the restoration of my RD03. Imageworks (http://www.bike-stickers.com/homepage.htm) in the UK can make a set of decals for the RD03, but it won't include the stripes...
Forum: Beasts 03-08-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14,165
Views: 5,078,457
Posted By ujeni
:lol3 I'm in. I'll PM you.

:lol3

I'm in. I'll PM you.
Forum: Beasts 03-07-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14,165
Views: 5,078,457
Posted By ujeni
July would work better for me! Being a designer...

July would work better for me! Being a designer by trade, I'd be happy to help out with t-shirts/stickers :wink:
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14,165
Views: 5,078,457
Posted By ujeni
Mr. Stormforce8 deserves a lot of credit for...

Mr. Stormforce8 deserves a lot of credit for dealing with Honda UK. Otherwise I wouldn't own the only RD03 manufactured in 1998 in the entire world!! :lol3

North Rider, big congrats on your bike....
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14,165
Views: 5,078,457
Posted By ujeni
Imported RD03

After more than eight months of waiting, I have successfully imported a 1989 RD03 into California! Here's the story...

I finished my RD07a rebuild project just over a year ago. While chatting with...
Forum: Beasts 02-21-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,909
Posted By ujeni
This is why I love the Transalp and Africa Twin...

This is why I love the Transalp and Africa Twin communities; dedication, enthusiasm and a willingness to share.

Thanks for this! :clap
Forum: Beasts 12-24-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14,165
Views: 5,078,457
Posted By ujeni
Hey Alainmax, Who has an Rd03 in America?...

Hey Alainmax,

Who has an Rd03 in America? I'm in the process of importing one and I've been wondering if there are others already here.
Forum: Beasts 12-22-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14,165
Views: 5,078,457
Posted By ujeni
Ha! I figured that might get your attention! I'll...

Ha! I figured that might get your attention! I'll send you a PM.
Forum: Beasts 12-22-2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 14,165
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Posted By ujeni
One here in Santa Cruz California. My brother has...

One here in Santa Cruz California. My brother has one in high point North Carolina. I am also working on importing another one.
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14,165
Views: 5,078,457
Posted By ujeni
I might be. Will send you a PM.

I might be. Will send you a PM.
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14,165
Views: 5,078,457
Posted By ujeni
If the tach is acting up then that points to a...

If the tach is acting up then that points to a CDI issue (one of the CDI unit powers both a cylinder and the tach). Quick test would be to swap CDI units with another rd04 if you can. The other test...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14,165
Views: 5,078,457
Posted By ujeni
I am working on getting a RD03 shipped from...

I am working on getting a RD03 shipped from Ireland to San Francisco. The quotes I have been given are...

By Sea: ~$1,200 (about six weeks travel time)
By Air: ~$1,800 (about a week travel time)...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14,165
Views: 5,078,457
Posted By ujeni
It can be done. Thats how we have any of them...

It can be done. Thats how we have any of them over here! :D

Though there may be many ways, I am only aware of three ways that worked. I have done one of them twice, am attempting the second and...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14,165
Views: 5,078,457
Posted By ujeni
Many people agree that the earlier RD04 and even...

Many people agree that the earlier RD04 and even the RD03 were made with a higher standard of quality (I've been told this by people owning both).

The good news is that there are no bad years for...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,960
Posted By ujeni
Transalp are excellent bikes. They were only...

Transalp are excellent bikes. They were only available in the USA in 1989 and 1990. There is a strong community of Transalp riders to this day for several good reasons:


They are extremely...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14,165
Views: 5,078,457
Posted By ujeni
I would love to join too. AZ would be easier than...

I would love to join too. AZ would be easier than Thunder Bay for me...might be a bit warmer too...these are desert racers after all right? :evil
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2012, 12:18 PM
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Posted By ujeni
Sent you a PM

Sent you a PM
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17,395
Views: 5,181,126
Posted By ujeni
Hey clockwatcher, just so you know...that was my...

Hey clockwatcher, just so you know...that was my first Transalp. I sold it when I left NC. Shandy added the swing arm and rear disk brake.

That was a great bike. I bought it from a fellow in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-26-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,456
Posted By ujeni
I did some research on this. The main...

I did some research on this.

The main difference is that the Boano kit has more precise adjustment...more clicks for each of the three settings on each fork. Other than this and the ease of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-26-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,456
Posted By ujeni
Once you have the parts, the modification is...

Once you have the parts, the modification is pretty easy...


Get a 950adv or 990adv front end. That includes the front wheel, front brakes, forks, triple clamps and front fender. It can't be...
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,377
Posted By ujeni
I don't have experience with those CDI units. I...

I don't have experience with those CDI units. I have only purchased the honda part (they can be found on ebay for around $90). I would buy two. Replace the one that is intermittent and have a spare...
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,377
Posted By ujeni
As you found, transalp CDI units are known to...

As you found, transalp CDI units are known to fail because Honda positioned them in an unfortunate way under the seat (weight applied via the seat slowly weakens them).

The fix is pretty simple......
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14,165
Views: 5,078,457
Posted By ujeni
Sounds like either bad fuel, bad fuel pump or a...

Sounds like either bad fuel, bad fuel pump or a combination of the two.

Double check that your air filter is clean and that all your sparks are firing. Drain out the old fuel, put fresh fuel in...
Forum: Beasts 02-29-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 159,212
Posted By ujeni
This video made my day! Although I guess...

This video made my day!

Although I guess Macgyver didn't know about the side stand :huh
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,181
Posted By ujeni
Congrats on getting your old friend back. We'd...

Congrats on getting your old friend back. We'd love to hear the story :ear

You might consider repairing your plastic. Scratches, cracks, gouges and even missing tabs can be repaired. I've repaired...
Forum: Beasts 02-10-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,611
Posted By ujeni
I've ridden all three. If it were me, I...

I've ridden all three.

If it were me, I would go for a Transalp. It is smoother and more reliable than a KLR and more off-road worthy than a weestrom. All three bikes are great rides and have...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-10-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,456
Posted By ujeni
Solved! Thanks to everyone who pitched in...

Solved!

Thanks to everyone who pitched in here....turned out that the rotors are fine....

I took the wheel off, cleaned the rotors and put new brake pads in. This helped, but the problem...
Forum: Beasts 02-07-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By ujeni
Put 2 liters in. Run the bike for 30 seconds...

Put 2 liters in.
Run the bike for 30 seconds to a minute.
Turn off the bike but keep it upright (not on the side stand).
Measure the oil by taking out the dip stick, cleaning it, putting it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,456
Posted By ujeni
Good point on the brake calipers. Though they...

Good point on the brake calipers. Though they appear to be in great shape, I have not gone through them. The front wheel is brand new (I built the wheel). Fluid and hoses are brand new as well.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,456
Posted By ujeni
Sorry, I was referring to the wave rotors in the...

Sorry, I was referring to the wave rotors in the ebay auction I linked to. You are correct that the rotors I have on there now are stock (and within spec btw).
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,456
Posted By ujeni
It is hard to know if the pads are good beyond...

It is hard to know if the pads are good beyond just seeing if they are worn past their minimum height (they aren't). Un fortunately, both the rotors and the pads came to me used from different bikes...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-23-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,456
Posted By ujeni
950 Adv Front End Pulsing When Braking

Hi everyone!

I have finally mounted the KTM 950 adventure forks on my Africa Twin. Man, these things are so cool!!!!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7141/6744122523_3bb443df3f_b.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 01-15-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14,165
Views: 5,078,457
Posted By ujeni
Get the part numbers you need and try it over at...

Get the part numbers you need and try it over at servicehonda.com. Not all parts are available here in the US.

For the parts you can't find here, consider wemoto, cmsnl or sending the part...
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