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Old 09-03-2009, 07:40 PM   #4216
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my 2cents:

I basically agree with you. Changing the shaft is the way to go. At the same time this is an old engine and who knows how much life is left in it. It might not last more than a few welded sprockets worth anyway.

I just don't like splitting engines away form home. But if you find a nice comfy and well equipped garage away form home: then it's a whole different story.
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:32 AM   #4217
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countershaft replacement in BC canada

hello again,

thanks guys for all replys! thats been already realy realy helpful.... and i don t feel alone with that problem!

at a-wing:got a mail from goh from singapore ( RTW, he is now near montana ) his old engine is still in texas... but he wrote me that parts from the valve fall in the engine and parts of that also arrived through the oil in the gearbox....that means that probably that there is also damage. but i don t know if that will be a big help... gaskets and bearings "have to be" new anyway.

at GSPD750: i am in victoria vancouver island... maybe a bit far from nelson, but what is far in canada?! you are more than welcome to have a look!

ready for a u-haul? drinks guite a bit of oil, so rings def!

just wrote a mail to my german shop... they will send me a quotation for countershaft job and rings .

soooooo, see what will happen!

ez axel
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:56 AM   #4218
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I'm in Europe at the moment with time on my hands as I am back home in Ireland.
If you want, I have access to some parted out motors and am shipping my AT back to San Francisco next Monday. It is not a prob to put an extra motor in the box if you want.
Let me know.
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Old 09-04-2009, 07:02 AM   #4219
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Old 09-04-2009, 08:25 AM   #4220
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:50 AM   #4221
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wow it is a great community. I feel for Axel. Though ,if he stays in BC for a while, it makes sense to do it properly. Love to see that done.

Hey Axel, only thing I can offer is my shop here in Portland,Oregon
I may go up to BC in a few weeks. As you keep us posted I'll see if I can meet you there. I could hold the lamp when you perform surgery !!

on a nother topic: My question is still outthere fior RD07a owners: both of your low beams work together ( mine does not : RD07). I'd like to know if you have H4 for high beam. If your high beams are very effective I would be looking for a used set of lightd from an RD 07A to do the swap

Oh, and still looking for a thin , OVAL exhaust pipe for my RD07, got one for sale?
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:21 PM   #4222
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hello again!

thank you thank you guys! great community!!!!

got partprices from europe round about 350,- euro for the new countershaft, bearings and gaskets....for piston rings ( have to mesure the "play" first) and valveshafts 210 euros. the e bay engine from GSPD750 in austria 550,- plus shipping

at Wheatwacker:thanks for offering that!
so you will ship this monday ( 07.sep.)from where in europe? what kind of engines you have acces too? how many KM they have and the prices? do you fly your bike or ship it?

pls let me know

thanks guys

axel in victoria
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Old 09-04-2009, 05:36 PM   #4223
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whooa! This is awesome!!!! Hope you get what you need to fix it...sssoooooonnnn!
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Old 09-05-2009, 02:31 AM   #4224
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I would weld on the sprocket. Do that one or two times and your back in good old Germany

If that doesn't solve the problem you can still change the countershaft. All you loose is the money for a new sprocket. Not much compared to the effort of a new countershaft.

If it works you can build up your engine back in your own garage.

Good luck and have a nice trip around the world!

Greetings from the south of Germany.


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Old 09-06-2009, 11:18 AM   #4225
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alainmax
...looking for a thin , OVAL exhaust pipe for my RD07...
I have large diameter Two Brothers headers with a Two Brothers C5 canister, which is probably at least one inch narrower than Leo Vince. And I still had clearance issues at swingarm. I read others had the same/worse issue with Leo Vince. Therefore I'd be careful with Leo.

As far as mounting. It is pretty poor/weak on most of these slip-ons. Original Exhaust still beats all of them in this regard. I carry an extra mounting ring with me, becasue the mounting points tend to crack/break.
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Old 09-06-2009, 03:31 PM   #4226
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I have large diameter Two Brothers headers with a Two Brothers C5 canister,
tell me more about the large headers ????
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:03 PM   #4227
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tell me more about the large headers ????
Hi Greg!

The were made by Two Brothers but are to my best knowledge no longer produced. Does not hurt to ask, they might be pursuaded $$$ to fabricate a few more.

I don't know how they compare to originals because I bought the bike this way already.




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Old 09-07-2009, 02:46 AM   #4228
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Originally Posted by alainmax
on a nother topic: My question is still outthere fior RD07a owners: both of your low beams work together ( mine does not : RD07). I'd like to know if you have H4 for high beam. If your high beams are very effective I would be looking for a used set of lightd from an RD 07A to do the swap
Yes, they are both H4. For me they are effective enough.

Cheers, Andy
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:02 PM   #4229
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Some pics for you...

been on the MRT rally this weekend. It's said to be THE long distance traveller gathering in Germany. There where 60+ ATs and some TAs...

My buddy Shappy and his "Outback Twin". He did a 3 years 160k kms RTW trip on this bike. He rebuilt and repainted it afterwars. This bike got more mods than I can tell, e.g. 43l Touratech tanks, Wilbers shock, extended forks ...


Inmate T.J.s Transalp and my AT. This TA got 220k km without any major probs:


On these bikes I don't know all the riders / owners personally so just some eye candy:




Swiss AT with square headlight:










This bike is owned by Peter. More info on it can be found at www.wuestentwin.de:






also a nice one, Falks bike I think (www.falkman.de). KTM rear, TT tank, AQ fairing, XR400 forks and frontwheel and more...




There were some TAs also (for you lurkers from the TA thread):


This is my buddy Thorstens RD04, with self made side covers form aluminum:


Enjoy!

Cheers, Andy
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:27 PM   #4230
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Hey Andi,

thanks for the nice pics.

My buddy Tobi was really impressed by the great shape of your twin


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