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Old 04-12-2008, 08:31 PM   #1546
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Closing ceramony

Great time and then we had to part ways after much drink and talk.
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Old 04-13-2008, 04:50 AM   #1547
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Using the lightness

Ciao my friend. All the week I spend the nights set-upping my "Bianchina" (Littel white, the name of my white and light AT) for a race that they are running now.

Here is a short video of the baby:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIAARS_lI_8
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Old 04-13-2008, 06:48 AM   #1548
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Crazy video...you make the bike scream...you are in control...and of course, you are a tall guy...great looking bike
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Old 04-13-2008, 08:14 AM   #1549
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drool, sob

For those of you who haven't seen it and want to have a little drool check out www.boano.com. I'll take the one in red please.

I'm in the Northern Italy GPmucci part of the world right now going mental without my bike, in a valley more less between the Alps and the Dolomites, watching bikes go flying by from the passenger seat of my dad's station wagon, seeing a sign out the corner of my eye that says "St Moritz 152 kms", it's hard...

I don't think I can make it to an AT meeting in the US, my bike can do a lot, but I hear the North Atlantic can be a bit rough this time of year.

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Old 04-13-2008, 11:58 AM   #1550
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NAm AT summit

....uhmmmm...would a.....Transalp in AT clothing be invited??
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:11 PM   #1551
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Its all good

A Honda by any other name ,is still a Honda.
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Old 04-14-2008, 11:49 AM   #1552
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I am sure this has been brought up plenty of times, but here it goes. Can a guy import an Africa Twin? If so, are certain years allowed, and who is the guy to talk to?
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:33 PM   #1553
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I agree that having a welder local would be better, just for being right there and all, but I got to thinking .....

Would you be so kind as to snap a few pics of your mounting hardware with the Gobi's off? I'd like something with some detail, per se, to show my friend when I get to doing this ....... Oh, and like whenever you have time.

The first order of business for me once I get the bike is to perform a bunch of maintenance on it .....

Then I'll get onto the farkles ......

Mucho thanks !!!

G.
Sorry, I haven't forgotten about the pics. I'm a little busy right now with getting bikes ready for a ride in TX. If I get energetic, I'll snap a few for you.

Jim.
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:47 PM   #1554
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I am sure this has been brought up plenty of times, but here it goes. Can a guy import an Africa Twin? If so, are certain years allowed, and who is the guy to talk to?
It's not impossible. Having said that, it also depends on what state you live in. Some states are more lenient than others.

My suggestion is to take a vacation in Europe and shop around for a bike. Dismantle the bike and ship the parts back in several boxes as spare parts. Sure, it will cost you for shipping but you'll have enough parts to "build" your own bike. Once you've built your bike, go to the DMV, MVD or whatever your state calls the place to aggravate the public and tell them you want to title your new project. In most cases, you'll have to get the bike inspected for roadworthiness and either sign an afidavit or the inspection station signs it. Get proof of insurance. Pay for registration and walk out with a plate. Yeah, it's that easy.

The first AT I bought was from a guy in CA that could not get it registered the "Regular" way. I did it in 45 minutes. The second AT took a whole 15 minutes. That's because I made small talk.

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Old 04-14-2008, 03:20 PM   #1555
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Laugh Here she is !!!!!!!!

K .... here are a few shots of my 89 RD03 that I picked up over the weekend. Tonight when I have more time, I'll be posting a bunch of questions that I have regarding her.

And, here's the story ....
She came from Luxemberg to Florida via a military person that had it shipped over. From what I understand DMV laws in Florida back in the day were more relaxed, and he got it registered with no problems. In fact, on the FL title for model, it states "RD03" ...... Crazy.

Jim, I didn't realize it was that easy, per se, to get AT's registered and titled in the US. Though, flying over to Europe and shopping around, has associated costs to it.

Anyhow here are the first pics ...... oh, and yes, a new paint job is in order, but first and foremost is the maintenance on her, which starts tonight.
She needs a new right front turn signal and mirrors, which I'll be getting from the Honda shop tomorrow. From what I was told the turn signals and mirrors are basically xr600 signals and mirrors ........
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Pic 2


Pic 3
Loaded up and ready to go home ........


Take it easy everyone, and ride safe!

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Old 04-14-2008, 03:23 PM   #1556
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Sorry, I haven't forgotten about the pics. I'm a little busy right now with getting bikes ready for a ride in TX. If I get energetic, I'll snap a few for you.

Jim.
It's all good, sweet, and thanks!

Whenever you get the time Jim .... and have fun in TX.

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Old 04-14-2008, 03:37 PM   #1557
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Africa and zebras

Well the paint is sure to make people wunder what you have.
Its kinda cool. I had a 1975 jeep with a zebra paint scheme.
We use to go out and count rhinos in it. You would be amazed
how many rhinos are in Wisconsin.
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:40 PM   #1558
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Keep the paint job!!! I LIKE IT. Well, I would keep it if it were mine.

About the NA AT Summit, I would be glad to set something up short notice if I knew how many people would be attending. I envision a group photo on top of Pikes Peak. So chime in if you're interested. I need a head count. I'll throw out a date, say August 1-3?
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:17 PM   #1559
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I'll throw out a date, say August 1-3?[/quote]

If I manage to take time off from work, I'll be there.
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:39 AM   #1560
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Hi All !

Look this: http://www.dakar.hu/centraleuroperal...p?lang=en&id=0
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