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Old 08-10-2009, 01:12 PM   #4081
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Welcome, Magnus.

Do yourself a big favor, turn that lead over to me and forget about it. Just kidding. I've had my 91 for a few years now and the only thing I've had to replace was the neutral switch, besides tires and oil changes. I guess it just depends on how the current owner has been maintaining the bike. You may have to change wheel, steering head and swingarm bearings. But that may fall under normal wear and tear like brake pads and rotors.

I think RD04's are the best anyway.

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Old 08-10-2009, 01:19 PM   #4082
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Hi Andreas,

I already did a few roads here, but so far still with the German plate.

Once we are in Portland/OR and the bike is finally legal, I will explore the Northwest and more.

All the best
Stefan
It looks like you've been to my house!!!
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:41 PM   #4083
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A-Wind: Nice video on the sand! Your bike looks neat!
Thanks Carlos.

I had a small crash with it soon after these pictures. I overlooked a small but steep drop and layed it on it's right as a result. I guess the red radiator cover panel must have gotten pushed in a bit by the sand, as it has a small crack now. I had almost no speed when I layed it down, but looks like it was enough. Oh well, a few beers less and a CMSNL order. It is EU174.

Luckily this cover was the only part on the bike that I wanted to replace anyway, becasue it already had some crash marks on it from the prior owner.

A-Wind screwed with this post 08-10-2009 at 04:47 PM
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:55 PM   #4084
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Mighty RD03

Oh, would be nice to understand French.





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Old 08-10-2009, 06:12 PM   #4085
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Gday,

Broke a clutch cable yesterday and was wondering if anyone has successfully replaced the RD07 Clutch cable with any other clutch cable of similar design ?

290Km ride home with no clutch was interesting.

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Old 08-11-2009, 09:50 AM   #4086
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Oh, would be nice to understand French.
It's from when it was just launched. In essence it's a sales film saying how wonderful it is, developed from the Paris-Dakar machine etc. Nothing you won't already know!
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:02 AM   #4087
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Thanks Carlos.

I had a small crash with it soon after these pictures. I overlooked a small but steep drop and layed it on it's right as a result. I guess the red radiator cover panel must have gotten pushed in a bit by the sand, as it has a small crack now. I had almost no speed when I layed it down, but looks like it was enough. Oh well, a few beers less and a CMSNL order. It is EU174.

Luckily this cover was the only part on the bike that I wanted to replace anyway, becasue it already had some crash marks on it from the prior owner.
Hi Awind!

Sorry to hear about your spill, but luckily it wasn't much. Loved the video, but have to admit I am a bit scared of sand after a terrible highside at the beach a few years back. The bike landed on top of me...

Hey, just a question: What is CMSNL? I have always bought from www.bike-parts.fr, but I'd like to have an option. Happy trails from the middle of the world!

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Old 08-11-2009, 03:52 PM   #4088
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...The bike landed on top of me...
...Hey, just a question: What is CMSNL?
Hi Luigi!

I hope nothing serious that could not be fixed, on both bike and you.

CMSNL: I bought parts a few times from www.CMSNL.com and had good luck with them. They have ALL the parts, they ship worldwide and their shipping charges are fair. The only "problem" is that you need to know the part number and enter it. But I have an Excel file with pictures and partnumbers. If you are interested, pm me your email address and I send it to you. Otherwise you can also find the part numbers on www.zsf-motorrad.de too. ZSF is in Germany and I belive their prices include shipping within Germany. Either way it is more expensive for me/us than CMSNL.

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Old 08-12-2009, 06:46 AM   #4089
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Talking Vin

Hello guys,
I'm going to buy africa this weekend, it is 1996, repainted to tricolor blue,white,red...I'm going to take test ride, but as I have never ride AT before, I'm no sure about engine power. VIN is here (engine was not replaced I think).

JH2RD07DXTM000094

is this engine restricted ? I think B,C,D versions are restricted to some 50 or less horse powers, but I'm not sure. I found this VIN was for Switzerland but nothing about power, but I do not know.
I hope I will post pictures soon
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:13 AM   #4090
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As far as I know only Austrian models were restricted via camshaft. Other European countries restricted AT via intake manifold. So in the worst case you might need two new intake manifolds and maybe some jets. But previous owner should know anyway. Are hesitant asking him because don't trust him? If you don't trust him, you should not really do business with him. Good luck and I hope you'll find the right one.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:20 AM   #4091
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Welcome, Magnus.

Do yourself a big favor, turn that lead over to me and forget about it. Just kidding. I've had my 91 for a few years now and the only thing I've had to replace was the neutral switch, besides tires and oil changes. I guess it just depends on how the current owner has been maintaining the bike. You may have to change wheel, steering head and swingarm bearings. But that may fall under normal wear and tear like brake pads and rotors.

I think RD04's are the best anyway.

Jim.
Thanks for the advice Jim. I'll have a look at the bike this weekend and if I end up buying it I'll hand it over to you
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:12 PM   #4092
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Anyone know what type of AT is this? it looks like a rd04, but the front fairing seems to be from a rd03.. and i don't think that i saw this colors before..





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Old 08-13-2009, 05:54 PM   #4093
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[quote=Bocosb]Anyone know what type of AT is this? it looks like a rd04, but the front fairing seems to be from a rd03.. and i don't think that i saw this colors before..



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Old 08-13-2009, 06:13 PM   #4094
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Please excuse a newbie, but after looking around here a bit I decided this is the place to post my questions.

I'm thinking about buying an AT and found a -92 (40.000 kms). The bike looks very good on the pictures I've seen and I'll have a look at it this weekend. What should I look for? Any particular weak points to be aware of? Or are there even some good reason not to buy a -92?

Any advice appreciated!

Cheers,
Magnus
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:39 AM   #4095
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Anyone know what type of AT is this? it looks like a rd04, but the front fairing seems to be from a rd03.. and i don't think that i saw this colors before..



hehe oradeanul nostru
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eu sunt din cluj.. am vazut motorul asta de vanzare pe bikeshop si eram nedumerit ce fel este

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