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8 hours ago, Andrew_Smith said:

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I'm guessing he means Royal Enfields are no longer available at his dealership? Or is tat for SA as a whole?

Here we mostly see Himalayans and the odd Classic 350, but at their price (around R80,000 equiv for the Classic 350), it puts them in 390 Duke or Husky 401 Pilen territory. Not the same style of bike, I know, but for a commuter I know which I'd prefer.

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I see Husky Norden 901's are now available in NZ. About R270,000 equiv. Ouch!

The dealerships photography also isn't as flattering as the concept pics, but doesn't look like too much of a departure (unlike the T7 concept vs the Tenere 700 Production).

 

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7 hours ago, patches said:

I see Husky Norden 901's are now available in NZ. About R270,000 equiv. Ouch!

The dealerships photography also isn't as flattering as the concept pics, but doesn't look like too much of a departure (unlike the T7 concept vs the Tenere 700 Production).

 

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Seems Husky have built ….a Ktm 950 ..looks very similar to the original 950s 

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7 hours ago, patches said:

I'm guessing he means Royal Enfields are no longer available at his dealership? Or is tat for SA as a whole?

Here we mostly see Himalayans and the odd Classic 350, but at their price (around R80,000 equiv for the Classic 350), it puts them in 390 Duke or Husky 401 Pilen territory. Not the same style of bike, I know, but for a commuter I know which I'd prefer.

https://www.royalenfieldsa.co.za/

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2 hours ago, IceCreamMan said:

Seems Husky have built ….a Ktm 950 ..looks very similar to the original 950s 

I quite like the look - very different to the 890/890R on which its based. 

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23 hours ago, Headshot said:

So my DR750 restoration is ongoing. Its a cheapish job so no sand blasting of frames and such like, but lots of wire brush in cordless drill action is happening. The aim is to get the bike back to largely original colours with improvements to make it look better.

I'm moving from the back to the front and have resprayed the rear of the mainframe with white smooth Hammerite (white is the original frame colour.) Other parts of the frame that are hidden and need some decent protection from the elements are getting normal gray Hammerite brushed on. I'm impressed with the paint and the finish looks quite professional compared to past efforts of mine. 

Next step will be removing the rear shock and cleaning and painting that and the spring. I'm thinking Ohlins yellow for the spring and silver/gray for the swingarm and shock body. 

Some of the body panels were so badly painted that hot water softens the outer layer and it virtually rubs off. In other areas a better job was done making the stripping far harder. The tank is going to need a professional spray job and minor dent repair. 

Mechanically, I have the carbs to sort out and have just received rebuild kits for them from Mototech (thanks for the referral). The forks will need new seals as the left/brake side is leaking. I also had rear brake master cylinder mounting bolt break off in the cylinder which will need some careful drilling to remove and probably an easy out tool. Steel into aluminium with no anti seize doesn't work so well. 

I'm going to leave the wheels and probably the brakes until I've got the bike running and can test them properly. Rear brake does look as if it needs a service though - I suspect the pistons are a little sticky. 

Pic below is the look I'm aiming for - the frame, tank, side covers and fork boots that is. 

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If someone fancies restoring the DR800:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=266289.0

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41 minutes ago, Headshot said:

I quite like the look - very different to the 890/890R on which its based. 

Look, one of my dear mates has a 890, he loves it. And I am sure it goes well and is a superb machine, but it’s fuglier than a fugly (klr650) . 
 

but I never tell him that 😀

I would have the husky, looks manlier. 

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I just bought a hydraulic bike lift stand thing from TracMac Bellville. Cant wait to lift my monster off the ground for shock/swingarm refurbishment. The lack of a stand/lift has been hampering progress. while I was there I spotted these two bikes belonging to the owner. Brought back some memories.

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14 minutes ago, Headshot said:

I just bought a hydraulic bike lift stand thing from TracMac Bellville. Cant wait to lift my monster off the ground for shock/swingarm refurbishment. The lack of a stand/lift has been hampering progress. while I was there I spotted these two bikes belonging to the owner. Brought back some memories.

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I popped past there a few weeks back to look for some jackets/gloves and saw the same two bikes, but under about 1000 boxes! Felt like they needed rescuing from an abusive owner.

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7 minutes ago, Patchelicious said:

So after many years, my OG is on the stand getting restored back to new!

Have had this bike for 23 years, motors is as sweet as ever thanks to Oom Stretch, but now it’s getting all the body bits made pretty again.

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That's radical. Long live 2 strokes. 

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20 hours ago, Patchelicious said:

So after many years, my OG is on the stand getting restored back to new!

Have had this bike for 23 years, motors is as sweet as ever thanks to Oom Stretch, but now it’s getting all the body bits made pretty again.

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Still a bucket list bike for me. 

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3 hours ago, Patchelicious said:

I’m at my investor offices and this is their entrance hall art.

Spoke to the owner, he has never ridden it in 50 years

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so nice, yet so sad

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