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Old 06-25-2013, 01:05 AM   #12436
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Hello everyone especially everyone in Oregon, Jim sorry to hear about the problems going on in Colorado, glad to hear that you are ok. This next part is for the guys in Oregon, I am going to be leaving Thighland and moving back to the Portland area. I am going to take the RD04 appart and add it to my household items, the problem that I am going to have is that the previous owner altered the numbers on the bikes headset as well as the engine. They are currently stamped as an XLV so I'm pretty sure that I can never going to get the bike registered and titled but it will be a good pile of parts that I can sell off or make a transalp nodded bike not sure what I'm going to do. Any idea if I could get a frame and engine from someone like Hamart to end up with a Twin in the states? The frame and engine are perfect just the stamps are bad, the vin plate on the right side of the frame has also been removed, what a mess. Any help would be great, and thanks in advance.

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Old 06-25-2013, 01:13 AM   #12437
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Hello everyone especially everyone in Oregon, Jim sorry to hear about the problems going on in Colorado, glad to hear that you are ok. This next part is for the guys in Oregon, I am going to be leaving Thighland and moving back to the Portland area. I am going to take the RD04 appart and add it to my household items, the problem that I am going to have is that the previous owner altered the numbers on the bikes headset as well as the engine. They are currently stamped as an XLV so I'm pretty sure that I can never going to get the bike registered and titled but it will be a good pile of parts that I can sell off or make a transalp nodded bike not sure what I'm going to do. Any idea if I could get a frame and engine from someone like Hamart to end up with a Twin in the states? The frame and engine are perfect just the stamps are bad, the vin plate on the right side of the frame has also been removed, what a mess. Any help would be great, and thanks in advance.

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Old 06-25-2013, 02:46 AM   #12438
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my restored RD03

Although I finished her (for Spanish speaking people, motorcycles are female while cars are male) some months ago I didn't have the time to post the photos...here they are,pictures of my 8th Africa Twin since I bought the first XRV 650 in 1988, and for me the most authentic Africa Twin (after owning all the models )












In my "harem", still my favourite girl, even though she has to compete with the gorgeous Goldwing, the young and skinny KTM530, or the goodforall GS 1200!!!

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Old 06-25-2013, 02:49 AM   #12439
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Although I finished her (for Spanish speaking people, motorcycles are female while cars are male) some months ago I didn't have the time to post the photos...here they are,pictures of my 8th Africa Twin since I bought the first XRV 650 in 1988, and for me the most authentic Africa Twin (after owning all the models )



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Old 06-25-2013, 02:51 AM   #12440
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:09 AM   #12441
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Mazinger,that is a beautiful motorcycle!
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:24 AM   #12442
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I can never going to get the bike registered and titled but it will be a good pile of parts that I can sell off or make a transalp nodded bike
I'm not certain what the laws are like in Oregon. Many states only register a motorcycle by frame number and ignore the engine number. You'd have to check

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The differences between the RD04 frame and a Transalp frame are negligible. It's only a matter of minor brackets for rear brake master cylinders and things like that that may require a bit of welding. You'd have your old RD04 frame to use as a template.

If it were me, I'd search for a salvaged Transalp, refurbish the frame, hang all your RD04 parts on it and register it as a Transalp. Stick a Transalp sticker or two on it and take it to a DMV office in some small town. I'd bet that would work.

The Oregonians will be able to tell you if engine number is important or not.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:30 AM   #12443
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[The Oregonians will be able to tell you if engine number is important or not.[/QUOTE]

Hi Ray, hope you enjoy your "other" bike :)



i recall frme number is all they looked at ...
for insurance purpose i just added a bunch of zeros to make it 17 numbers on the VIN and voila.

Keith, we re in Portland, so i m sure we ll hook up somehow !!
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:44 PM   #12444
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I'm not certain what the laws are like in Oregon. Many states only register a motorcycle by frame number and ignore the engine number. You'd have to check

BUT

The differences between the RD04 frame and a Transalp frame are negligible. It's only a matter of minor brackets for rear brake master cylinders and things like that that may require a bit of welding. You'd have your old RD04 frame to use as a template.

If it were me, I'd search for a salvaged Transalp, refurbish the frame, hang all your RD04 parts on it and register it as a Transalp. Stick a Transalp sticker or two on it and take it to a DMV office in some small town. I'd bet that would work.

The Oregonians will be able to tell you if engine number is important or not.

I've never had to register a bike from scratch, so maybe this is a stupid question, but if it is stamped as an XLV on frame and motor in such a way that looks legitimate, couldn't he try to register it as an XLV? Surely they wouldn't know the difference in some small town. And if someone accused you of a felony for tampering with the VIN because they recognized that it's an AT, just tell them you swapped frames with an XLV...


The VIN plate being gone may make things difficult...
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:18 PM   #12445
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I can't help you with what is needed to register in Oregon, but I live in a small town in Kansas, and what they wanted to see was the number stamped onto the headstock of the frame, the factory plate was nice, but they didn't care.

Nobody here has any idea what is an Africa Twin, so they just put my bike in the closest category they could find in their system- with my help. I guided them to the TransAlp - but this one is a 750. Job done...

Wish I could tell you more.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:41 PM   #12446
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Little ride in Sud France :

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Old 06-27-2013, 08:43 PM   #12447
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Everyone thank you for all of your words of wisdom. Another question I have is, is what kind of paperwork was required for the registering and titiling process. The reason I ask is because first of all everything is in Thai and second they use a book type system that basically lists the owner as well as previous owners. Ideally it would be the best for me if I didn't need this stuff from Thailand, just getting it all done at the DMV would be perfect but like I said I don't know. I wonder if there is anyone there in the Portland metro area that is willing to make a trip to the DMV for me and ask these questions, for the price.of a 12 pack or more if that is the going price. Basically I.would love to get my Twin back to the states without too much trouble. I will be putting the bike as parts into a continer and then once home put it back together. Now comes the real problems, what is necessary to get it registered and titled. Worst case I guess I could build a TransAlp but if I can keep the Twin that would be the best

Thanks for all the help in advance
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:58 AM   #12448
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All: Thank you for your replies regarding the RD04 emissions plate. SD Splash
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:13 AM   #12449
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Little ride in Sud France

Looked like fun. Thanks for posting.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:30 AM   #12450
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Screen for RD

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As above lads got out for an hour today on the bike during my lunch break. Here a few pics I took.


Hi there, what screen is that?
I'm looking for a taller one for my 7a but can't decide....

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