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Old 10-28-2009, 07:26 PM   #4516
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Hey you guys ever see an AT that looks like this:



One on auction right now. To me it looks like an RD04 painted but someone said they've seen more than one like this.

First one I've seen, not my favorite colour scheme but nice. This one looks really mint too.
No ......

Actually, I have some plastics, that I'll take some photos of that instead of saying "Adventure Sports" they say "Adventure Africa"

Any ideas?

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Old 10-28-2009, 07:33 PM   #4517
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Yeah, but NOT for you to use




I am looking forward to twistin' one with you ......

I'll PM ya my info ......

As for yer tires ....... trust me .....



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Old 10-28-2009, 07:53 PM   #4518
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...To me it looks like an RD04 painted but someone said they've seen more than one like this...
http://www.bikepics.com/honda/xrv750/91/pics.asp
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Old 10-28-2009, 07:56 PM   #4519
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If anyone wants their import AT shipped to LA and ridden to Canada by a responsible vet rider......I'm your man.

Will do the trip for the cost of a train trip home......flying sucks
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:52 AM   #4520
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Hey you guys ever see an AT that looks like this:



One on auction right now. To me it looks like an RD04 painted but someone said they've seen more than one like this.

First one I've seen, not my favorite colour scheme but nice. This one looks really mint too.
Thats a 1991 model you can see it here: http://transalpnet.free.fr/cyber-mot...ca-coloris.htm
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:24 AM   #4521
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Thanks all for the nice welcome back!

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Now, I wonder why the RD03 did a nose dive!!!
It happend due to fech-fech . This kind of sand is like flour, but not sticky at all. Hardheader was leading at about 40km/h when the frontwheel suddenly disappeared and he went full OTB. No damage to rider or bike, just hard work digging it out.

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welcome back Andy glad you made it ok.
What's up with the RD03, toast...cause you lost the front end in the sand??

hey wait! Is it still there in the Sahara? then,.somehow,.... it will find its way to the US

PS: we're all jealous
Some days after I took the pic Hardheader was again cought by some deep sand and highsided. The bike turned over. All plastics and lights broken, front subframe bent and broken, levers, panniers and dash bent, GPS broken, even the Motocross protective suit he wore was broken, forks may be slightly bent, we didn't check it completly. Naturally this happend in the middle of the desert. And again two days later the clutch burnt, again in deep sand (we were stuck for 4 days in Tataouine finding spares). On our way home the engine consumed up to 2.5l oil for 1000km. But we made it home (including towing the complete bike with luggage and rider for about 30km with my RD07a out ouf the desert).

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Andy G - I just read your post, and I will put you on the "FENCE" crowd. If it works out schedule wise, I'd love to put you in the "IN" crowd.

G.
Thanks, it think I'll get my travel plans settled in Feb.

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Hi Andy!

Welcome back!
Main thing you guys had fun and made it back in one piece. Everything else can be repaired.

In advance to your 2010 US trip. Don't forget to stop by in if you are in town.

Andreas
Thanks for the invitation! We had a blast!!!

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Damn Andy!
Finally some pict.... I was waiting for your report. I am so sad i couldnt go this time. But i am so happy to know that i will go next time :)

waiting for full report

p
Hi Peter,

Next time will be most likely Morocco. More rocks, less sand, but when sand, higher dunes. Will you come to Timpos March Moon Rally? Next Sahara trip / Morocco trip is postponed a bit due to Hardheader needing to find a solution for further riding (repairing the RD03, getting something else...). And it looks like I can go riding in the USA next summer or autumn without paying my flight (only the shipping for the bike). If this will come true I'll use that opportunity. Maybe you're still in NY then?

A full ride report with all the stories (there were many!) will come during the winter, we have to sort out something like 600 pics.

Cheers, Andy
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:23 AM   #4522
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OMG!!! That was an ordeal...but seems you had fun!! Sorry for the damage, but I have a question regarding the highlighted below: Were you talking about the rider? Or the bike?

Did you posted a RR?

Good to hear from you!

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It happend due to fech-fech . This kind of sand is like flour, but not sticky at all. Hardheader was leading at about 40km/h when the frontwheel suddenly disappeared and he went full OTB. No damage to rider or bike, just hard work digging it out.

Cheers, Andy
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:51 AM   #4523
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OMG!!! That was an ordeal...but seems you had fun!! Sorry for the damage, but I have a question regarding the highlighted below: Were you talking about the rider? Or the bike?

Did you posted a RR?

Good to hear from you!
The rider had so much momentum that he got back on his feet almost in the same motion, laughing loudly! The sand there was so soft that really nothing happened to him. When I stopped to help digging out his bike my RD07 sank into the sand over the rims, just by standing. The area is a dune belt around the south of the oasis Douz. We were on a 80km sand training trip and had an experienced desert rider (on a Suzi DR350) we met on the camping with us. The first 75km was moderate terrain, a pist with some sand and a few smaller dunes. It took us 3 hours. One drop, one time getting stuck. The last 5km were these dunes with no road / track / pist at all, pure cross country, just following the arrow on the GPS. It took us 5 hours to cross it. I stopped counting how often we had to dig out the bikes. Our skills in reading sand were massively improved.

Tonight I'll meet Hardheader to have a first sighting of the pics. We'll first have to update the Bacon-thread here on the forum since we had the honour of bringing our mascot to Africa (and back). A detailed RR with all pics and stories will follow.

Cheers, Andy
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:59 AM   #4524
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Now thats a nice looking AT!

That's still my favorite color scheme .....

Yes, I dig the RWB, but I've always liked green .......

I swear if I could ever get my hands on one, I'd procure a green 07 ......

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Old 10-29-2009, 10:11 AM   #4525
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:35 AM   #4526
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...Europe is getting picked over and they are demanding top $ over there, or so it seems...
You're right. I popped into my local Honda dealer a couple of weeks ago and they were pressing me to sell my RD04 to them. If they do get their hands on one, it's out of the door straight away.

Until Honda start to sell a replacement, it's probably going to stay that way.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:40 AM   #4527
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Couldn't find any on the Yahoo autions but they seem to be in abundance on the Kijiji Germany market. 54 @'s for sale ranging from 1800euros to 6K+. Heres a clean 1993 RD04 for 1900euros as per eg. Thats a little over 3K CDN. http://http://kleinanzeigen.ebay.de/...RD-04)/1118573
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:09 AM   #4528
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OK Found the Japanese markets. You're correct on the pricing there Wayne. 21,000 Yen for a 1991 @...converted to CDN$ is...$250 bucks?????? Time for more digging
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:18 AM   #4529
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That's still my favorite color scheme .....

Yes, I dig the RWB, but I've always liked green .......

I swear if I could ever get my hands on one, I'd procure a green 07 ......

G.
Before i saw this bike i hadnt seen this color on any other AT.
I bought this bike from a friends friend, and i was going to buy it before i even saw it. And when i saw the pictures of it i was sold, i really think this color sceme is one of the best on AT, ofcourse after the original white/red/blue!
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:39 PM   #4530
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Before i saw this bike i hadnt seen this color on any other AT.
I bought this bike from a friends friend, and i was going to buy it before i even saw it. And when i saw the pictures of it i was sold, i really think this color sceme is one of the best on AT, ofcourse after the original white/red/blue!
Of course I like my urban camo green, but as for my other fav it would have to be the following 1996.

More AT wallpaper at the following link.
http://www.hoc.org.uk/gallery/index.html

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