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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by iswoolley, Aug 23, 2004.
Is it just me or is that price high?
It's a great old bike to be sure. But it did seem priced out of the park.
That kind of money would go long on something new, where as a guy could just ride and not worry about what the previous owners may have done to it or what o ring was drying out and ready to fail.
From a collector stand point, hey, buy it. But from a drive it, take it on trips, rely on it to get you home, be able to stop in the next town and get parts kind of thing, well. I want something more common on this soil. At least as my primary bike.
Just me I bet. But as I grow old here, I am more about what will get me home reliably without worry, vs. what is or was "cool". One would never be able to get a loan on one.
These were never imported to the US..........so that makes it a collector bike. If you were to fill a container with old used @ from europe and bring them here you could get a very good price for them. The older shadow 750 share a lot of parts with the @, so the only hard to get parts would be the @ specific parts ( plastics primarily ) that can be found on ebay.
Maintained properly an Africa Twin is one of the most reliable m'cylces out there no matter what it's age. And getting parts to your door these days is really not an issue IMO. To really appreciate them though....you have to own and ride one.
The Africa Twin is one of the few bikes where this is virtually guaranteed
I am looking for an extra windshield for my Queen, when we are going for a nice trip in to the forest. Because I don't want to ruin the windshield I have mounted at the moment.
I am looking for something similar on the picture below.
Thanks in advance
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Ermax offer an original screen for the RD03
I am aware of that, this is the reason I bought one before I move back to Canada in July. I paid 3400 Euro for a very very clean 96 with 38k km which is a little shy of 5k Canadian/American. Unfortunatelly for my south of the border brothers, you have that whole 25 year thing to worry about, which he appears to have beaten by importing as parts and registering as a 1980 goldwing...
Here I present you my Queen,
when I've bought it:
few time later:
and now, almost done =) ...
Many regards from Portugal.
My California Registration does not
mention model, only make: "Honda". The complete 17 digit VIN# is also properly listed.
It's some insurers who don't seem to have Africa Twin in their database. My previous insurer insured my bike as VT750. My current insurer correctly lists it as Africa Twin. :)
You guys must be lucky. In canada, if my insurance company found out the bike I was registering was not the actual bike, my
Insurance would be void. Those crooks would rape their grandmothers to not have to pay... that said, im all for doing what you have to do.
sent from hell for laughing at the handicapped!
I was wondering if anyone can tell how to ascertain the manufacture date of my AT. I want to import her to Canada and need to be able to show that she's 15 years old to do so. I've located the small metal plaque on the right side, but don't see the manufacture date, is it somehow coded in the information on the plaque, or do I need to look for it elsewhere?
It's a 1997 model year so it must be right around ripe for entry in Canada, 36000 original kms.
EDIT I found the info and it seems it was built in Japan in 1998
I am doing the same in July, as long as its produced before july 1998 for me im good, which theoretically could be a 99 model year, I think your safe.
edit: How is a 97 model year built in 98?
For sale in th e Flea Market until a mod closed the thread until OP could prove it was leagally registered and transferable.
OP stated he had registered it in California as an '80 Gold Wing.
That's what I'd like to know! I'm just looking at the original paperwork I have from here in Spain and it seems the bike was imported into the port of Barcelona in November 1997?
Have you sourced out shipping yet tattewell? Are you sending to west or east coast Canada?
My shipping is handled by the GoC... their going to box up all 5 of my bikes and ship them in a sea can with my furniture.
I am from the wet coast, but unfortunately moving to Ontario... not that I mind Ontario, but compared to B.C. the riding is junk.
Because year model (96 = RD07a) doesn't relate to year of manufacture (in this case, 1998) nor to the date of license plate registration.
During 1996, the RD07a was launched, replacing the RD07 model.
My particular AT is an RD07a built in 1996, license plate registered on 30 December 1996 and sold to its 1st owner on February 1997.
I understand that, but what he is saying is the opposite.
It would be like buying a genuine 1970 Norton that was built in 1990... doesn't add up to me. Im not saying it's not possible, but if a bike was built in 97, I would think it was a 97 or 98 model, not a 96. In any case, its not like anything changed.