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Old 05-18-2012, 03:44 PM   #11251
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Well the latest project has arrived in the workshop – another RD07A

It must be the most unloved example I’ve ever seen – in fact it’s that bad I’m not going to put a full picture up – just a few pics of the horrors that need sorting………

It appears that the bashplate has never been removed, the oil filter was one big block of rust– the oil that came out was like black water, and just look at the state of the air filter……..











Oh well, with a full breakdown, some serious care & attention, and a lot of delving in the spare parts shed, and it will eventually be back on the road.

I don’t plan on farkling this one too much – just upgrade the suspension at both ends
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:33 PM   #11252
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Wheel problems

Well the pounding I have been giving the AT showed up in a split in the rim. Getting this welded up tomorrow.



Glad I had to change tires or I may not have caught this so early.

Anyone got any better ideas than welding or replacing?
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:59 PM   #11253
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It must be the most unloved example I’ve ever seen
If you see the previous owner again.....

Dork Slap him for me.....


HARD !

And tell 'im that all the Yanks that never got an AT are pissed (American slang for "pissed-off" meaning so angry you can't speak) at him for being a midless moron. Hopefully he takes care of his body the same way so he won't be bothering us for very much longer.
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:31 AM   #11254
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it looks as if the former owner used the bike paying only for gasoline, and on the first malfunction he simply throw it on a scrap yard to disintegrate.

I hope you paid 100 $ to get it

I would be happy to see photos from the resurrection of the beast
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:55 PM   #11255
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What's wrong with it?
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:32 PM   #11256
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Within the next 10.00km it needs a new back tire... but apart from that... hmmmm, looks OK, will do at least 300.000km more...
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:09 AM   #11257
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Holly crap Stormforce, I almost threw up looking at those pictures. I can't believe someone would let such a nice bike get that far gone. Are you going to have to rebuild that sub frame or will it clean up enough to still work?

Reidy008, is that wheel cracked on the seam or in some random place? I would be curious to know how a weld/fix on something like that works.

Stormforce you said earlier that you don't/won't have the Excel wheels anymore, what else has the same quality? I don't want to mix and match the wheels but I do want to go with an 18" rear so that would mean that I will also be getting a 21". Do you guys still have the stainless steel spokes for the 18"also if not can you suggest where and how much for the whole set up (18", 21" plus spokes) and can you guys facilitate because I have a pretty good list and most of it will be coming from R/R when you have the crash bars ready for the RD04.

Thanks again
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:04 PM   #11258
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Need help!

I need to know sizes for rear hub bearings!
Motocycle is XRV650 1988 year

Greetings from Latvia!
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:48 PM   #11259
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Need help!

I need to know sizes for rear hub bearings!
Motocycle is XRV650 1988 year

Greetings from Latvia!
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:10 PM   #11260
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Stormforce you said earlier that you don't/won't have the Excel wheels anymore, what else has the same quality? I don't want to mix and match the wheels but I do want to go with an 18" rear so that would mean that I will also be getting a 21". Do you guys still have the stainless steel spokes for the 18"also if not can you suggest where and how much for the whole set up (18", 21" plus spokes) and can you guys facilitate because I have a pretty good list and most of it will be coming from R/R when you have the crash bars ready for the RD04.

Thanks again
Keith
Hey Keith - still have plenty of Excel rims - just not the 18" x 2.5" x 32 spoke - I've sent you a PM
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:25 PM   #11261
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If you see the previous owner again.....

Dork Slap him for me.....

HARD !

And tell 'im that all the Yanks that never got an AT are pissed (American slang for "pissed-off" meaning so angry you can't speak) at him for being a midless moron. Hopefully he takes care of his body the same way so he won't be bothering us for very much longer.
The previous owner has been 'virtually slapped and abused' - I knew it was in a poor state, which was extensively pointed out to him - hence, the bike was a 'steal' - despite it being worse than initially thought.

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it looks as if the former owner used the bike paying only for gasoline, and on the first malfunction he simply throw it on a scrap yard to disintegrate.

I hope you paid 100 $ to get it

I would be happy to see photos from the resurrection of the beast
Yup - I don't think there has ever been any maintenance done on this bike - EVER.

yes, I will post photo's - but it won't be a quick rebuild as it'll get done in between all the usual jobs.

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What's wrong with it?
Nothing - just needs a wash and some fresh fuel............

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Within the next 10.00km it needs a new back tire... but apart from that... hmmmm, looks OK, will do at least 300.000km more...
Now't wrong with that tyre - it's only worn in the middle - plenty of tread left on the outside

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Holly crap Stormforce, I almost threw up looking at those pictures. I can't believe someone would let such a nice bike get that far gone. Are you going to have to rebuild that sub frame or will it clean up enough to still work?

Keith
I'll give it a quick wire brush just to check, but after welding in a couple of new rear supports to replace the ones that have gone - I think it'll be fine to be bead-blasted, treated, and painted
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:28 PM   #11262
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Salted roads or ridden on the beach?

Wow Stormforce what a "ridden hard, put away wet" example you picked out!.

The slip on has been nicely buffed out however -

Love to hear what the guts look like after the oil service intervals...
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:50 PM   #11263
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:18 AM   #11264
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Spent some tie working ont he AT this weekend with my Dad.

Finished the tail-end, but Steph says the standard indicators look crap and I went and ordered some new ones today. Crash bars got 'templated'- still have to weld them up, and fit the skid plates, but the biggest work is done





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Old 05-21-2012, 07:38 AM   #11265
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hy my new version of RD04 !





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