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Old 03-30-2011, 01:32 AM   #9031
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:31 AM   #9032
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Usually the worst conditions make for the most memorable rides. Looks like fun!
indeed joz, i spent the whole day with my feet wet, and we still had a 3 hour trip back home, but i couldn't stop smiling under the helmet


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The nice photos that Twinie provided illustrate my point. For the guys with knobblies...this will be remembered as a "fun" ride. For the guys with street type tires it will be either difficult, trying or a death-march.
as you can see in the pics (red helmet) i had a F1 tyre hehe... and still managed to have fun and to go home with no falls to the ground, and still could keep a good pace with the guys.

but i totally agree with you, it would have been a lot better and safer and more enjoyable with proper tyres... i really need to consider that any time soon. i'm thinking about the heidenau k60 scout! have heard realy good about them....
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:58 AM   #9033
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thomas,

This statement didn't translate well into English. The "thing" (noun) that you want to fit an RD04 is not present in the sentence.....unless I'm really misunderstanding this, you are asking if "something" is the same between the RD03 and RD04 but I don't know what the "something" is.

Clarification is required (at least for me)
Oops, thanks for pointing out my mistake, as always I was in a hurry...

What I meant was, I still have my RD03 fuel tank for sale, and a lot of people asked me if it would be a direct swap for their old/rust/dented RD04 fuel tank? So, will it fit the 750 without any modifications... ?

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Old 03-30-2011, 09:07 PM   #9034
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Carb question

Ok all you helpfull experts, is it possible to adjust a screw and change the mix? I need to get my bike passed emissions and with out rejetting (which I will probably do anyway but later) how can I change the mix quick and easy?

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Old 03-30-2011, 10:21 PM   #9035
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The RD03 tank is the same as the RD04 tank with the exception of the paint striping that will not match. Forward of the tank itself, the RD03 and RD03 side panels, front fairing and fairing brackets are different.

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The idle mixture screws are hiding under aluminum plugs on the sides of the carburetors just about the joint between the carb body and float bowl. Drill these plugs out VERY carefully and slowly. If you use a slow speed, the plug will usually "catch" on the bit just as the bit is penetrating the back of the plug. This will almost always twist the rest of the plug out. You'll want to make a neat job of this in case there is also a "visual" inspection. You want it to look as though the plugs were never there.

The screw underneath adjusts fuel not air. Turning the screw in (clockwise) will give you a leaner mixture. You may have to increase the idle speed screw to keep it running for your states insane smog test (at idle....srsly?)
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:27 PM   #9036
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Excellent

Thanks mate, I knew someone would have the answer. Cheers
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:22 PM   #9037
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Hoses Cont.

Hi everyone, I need to find out the I.D. of all of the cooling/radiator hoses, I gave one of what I think are original hoses a squeeze and I could feel and hear slight cracking so replacement is a must. If anyone has a source for dimensions of these hoses I would really appreciate it. I would like to go with silicone (mainly for the longevity) but I still need to find a cheap enough source. OEM parts are not out of the question (dimensions not needed) just trying to make the bike as reliable as possible.

The more I look at this project the more I think its going to be a lengthy and expensive endeavor but quite fun.

One more question, I went to David Silver's site and it looks like his list of bikes startes at the XRV750P and I have the L, are any of these parts going to be compatible IE: compare parts numbers or am I out of luck, being forced to go to other suppliers like Lings and Wemoto. Ideally I would like to shop at one supplier to cut down on shipping costs, not sure if this is going to be possible though. From the looks of these sites no one seems to carry everything.

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Old 03-31-2011, 12:16 AM   #9038
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My new AT

My new RD04 with some mods..






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Old 03-31-2011, 01:32 AM   #9039
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Very nice Mika , what header pipes did you use and what rear tank ??? thanks Greg
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Old 03-31-2011, 02:21 AM   #9040
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Greg,

Header pipes are from Mende -tuning and are from stainless steel.

Rear tank is my own fabrication from epoxy/kevlar as well as front and right side rear fairing

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Old 03-31-2011, 02:33 AM   #9041
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Luggage Rack and Mirrors

Mr Cotton,
Very capable looking bike, nice work. Any idea where your rear luggage rack came from? Also your mirrors, looks like they move center line of the bike for dirt, I assume???
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Old 03-31-2011, 02:59 AM   #9042
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Mirrors are from Doubletake - they use RAM -mounts.
Rear rack is from Africanqueens and the rack is for RD07. I did quite a lot of modding to rear frame of my RD04 to fit the rack and Boano RD07 rear fender.
Pannier racks are my own - I also did spesific frame mounts to the racks.

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Old 03-31-2011, 03:09 AM   #9043
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Mirrors are from Doubletake - they use RAM -mounts.
Rear rack is from Africanqueens and the rack is for RD07. I did quite a lot of modding to rear frame of my RD04 to fit the rack and Boano RD07 rear fender.
Pannier racks are my own - I also did spesific frame mounts to the racks.

-Mika
picture from the rear please- want too see that boano rear fender.

but i like!!!
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:28 AM   #9044
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Very nice Mika - particularly impressed with the rear fuel tank - it looks factory

First time I've seen a brake snake on an @
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Old 03-31-2011, 04:54 AM   #9045
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RD07 rear shock on a TA

Hi everyone, I'm interested in replacing my 1991 PD06 Transalp's rear shock with a RD07 shock. I Know that the RD07 part is 5mm longer and that it has a compression adjusting reservoir and maybe a stiffer spring but is there any other difference in how it operates? Is it a better part? Does it worth the money and hassle with transport and fitting? I want to improve my bike's off road
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