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Just finished rigging up the Acerbis plastic tank. What is it that needs renewing????

 

Got a leaky head as well, so ordered a new set of gaskets for the whole engine(might as well) and 4 tappet covers (looks rounded off).

Squeaky sound from the rear. took the shocks off to rebuild and put it back on, still squeaky so ordered a new bunch of needle bearings for the swingarm as well as the rear suspension linkage area.

 

Shift lever seal busted and leaking oil. WAS suppose to be a simple job but the previous owner welded the lever to the spline. so now i have to slowly and carefully grind it off...arghhh...

 

Powdercoatd the exhuast as well as washed and re-tuned the carb. previously it always tend to stall at traffic lights or during idle. after 2 weeks of fine adjustments it's running as sweet as ever!

 

so many things.. so little time.. haha

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My tank has faded so need to sand it down to bring alive the original colour. That's some work you had to do. You DIY?

 

Am looking at getting an oil cooler to reduce the bike temp as well.

 

Just finished rigging up the Acerbis plastic tank. What is it that needs renewing????

 

Got a leaky head as well, so ordered a new set of gaskets for the whole engine(might as well) and 4 tappet covers (looks rounded off).

Squeaky sound from the rear. took the shocks off to rebuild and put it back on, still squeaky so ordered a new bunch of needle bearings for the swingarm as well as the rear suspension linkage area.

 

Shift lever seal busted and leaking oil. WAS suppose to be a simple job but the previous owner welded the lever to the spline. so now i have to slowly and carefully grind it off...arghhh...

 

Powdercoatd the exhuast as well as washed and re-tuned the carb. previously it always tend to stall at traffic lights or during idle. after 2 weeks of fine adjustments it's running as sweet as ever!

 

so many things.. so little time.. haha

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My tank has faded so need to sand it down to bring alive the original colour. That's some work you had to do. You DIY?

 

Am looking at getting an oil cooler to reduce the bike temp as well.

Unfortunately i lack the time to DIY so i let the shop handle the jobs. But i monitor the works closely. For the tank u can use those platic shine sprays. I tried and they last a good few months.

 

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Woah this thread is still alive!

anyway im a proud owner of a 1988 RD02 that i got nearly 4 years ago, i must really say that although the cost to rebuild the bike is relatively high but the satisfaction of riding her around is priceless.

Anyway guys, anybody letting go of any legal after market exhaust for this bike as Unique Motorsports told me that the exhaust is discontinued.

 

Let's keep this thread alive!

 

Cheerios!!

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Woah this thread is still alive!

anyway im a proud owner of a 1988 RD02 that i got nearly 4 years ago, i must really say that although the cost to rebuild the bike is relatively high but the satisfaction of riding her around is priceless.

Anyway guys, anybody letting go of any legal after market exhaust for this bike as Unique Motorsports told me that the exhaust is discontinued.

 

Let's keep this thread alive!

 

Cheerios!!

 

hey steven, u still have that dakar fairing up for grabs??

yea.. slowly restoring her up to her former glory.. hah..

Talking about exhaust i thought the arrow's and gpr's are legal? u can probably get it online and ask the shop to fix it up for u. from my knowledge for inspection u just need the authorisation letter from a workshop to say that it was "bought" and installed there; provided the model is ald LTA approved.

I was lucky when i got the bike it came with a stan tune exhaust. previous owner told me it is "inspection friendly". well i will know come sept!

haha.

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hey steven, u still have that dakar fairing up for grabs??

yea.. slowly restoring her up to her former glory.. hah..

Talking about exhaust i thought the arrow's and gpr's are legal? u can probably get it online and ask the shop to fix it up for u. from my knowledge for inspection u just need the authorisation letter from a workshop to say that it was "bought" and installed there; provided the model is ald LTA approved.

I was lucky when i got the bike it came with a stan tune exhaust. previous owner told me it is "inspection friendly". well i will know come sept!

haha.

 

hey im not Steven here although hes my buddy for the past 20years

 

hmmm didn't know that we can just buy the exhaust online and den get it inspected here straight, i will look that up and see if its feasible.

 

anyway have fun restoring her as ive spend quite a bit jus to restore and maintain her thru this 4 year ownership (already spent more than what i paid for her liao n still rolling), all i can say that she's damn reliable, starts on the 1st crank (usually) every morning and the only time where she let me down was a flat batt ( not her fault right? ), im enjoying her each n every moment till the stage where i would pick her anytime over my Harley ( yes! poor thing ), but i try to ride them on alternate days usually to work. Am already planning a southern Thailand trip with her next year liao.

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hey im not Steven here although hes my buddy for the past 20years

 

hmmm didn't know that we can just buy the exhaust online and den get it inspected here straight, i will look that up and see if its feasible.

 

anyway have fun restoring her as ive spend quite a bit jus to restore and maintain her thru this 4 year ownership (already spent more than what i paid for her liao n still rolling), all i can say that she's damn reliable, starts on the 1st crank (usually) every morning and the only time where she let me down was a flat batt ( not her fault right? ), im enjoying her each n every moment till the stage where i would pick her anytime over my Harley ( yes! poor thing ), but i try to ride them on alternate days usually to work. Am already planning a southern Thailand trip with her next year liao.

 

 

Which one of u is in the RSN?

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Wow!! So glad to see this page alive! Worth trying my luck here. I really wonder how many domi left in sg. Maybe post a pics of your bikes too?

 

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I would say less than 30. Just a wild guess.

Haha. Usually the thread gets alive when an itchy backside guy buys a piece of history. And i happened to be the guy recently.

Haha.

We should have a get toegther soon! Would be quite a sight to see all the old but gold machines together.

Ping me or put your number here and we can set up a chatgroup.

Or there is ald 1 that i dunno of?

 

Cheers.

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I would say less than 30. Just a wild guess.

Haha. Usually the thread gets alive when an itchy backside guy buys a piece of history. And i happened to be the guy recently.

Haha.

We should have a get toegther soon! Would be quite a sight to see all the old but gold machines together.

Ping me or put your number here and we can set up a chatgroup.

Or there is ald 1 that i dunno of?

 

Cheers.

I doubt it's more than 10 on the road. Hahaha

 

And would really love a meet up and see how many pieces of this legend is still on sg roads!

 

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I doubt it's more than 10 on the road. Hahaha

 

And would really love a meet up and see how many pieces of this legend is still on sg roads!

 

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A meet up sounds great bro!i got your number ald.

 

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Jimmy have shifted to Kivile Enterprise at Block 3007, Ubi Road 1, #01-408

 

It would be better to buy a new shock. ebay.de and ebay.fr have quite a few options.

 

Thanks for the reply bro. Riding this bike, I rarely go to workshops except to service it which is like once a year cause it's a lightly used commute bike. Where's the best place to get the suspensions done i.e. checked and replaced. (probably would need replacing though cause it's like a water bed). Is Jimmy still at the same place near Sim Lim Sq? Used to go to him many years ago but the location is just way out.

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If you are afraid of over-sanding, just use an old cotton shirt to rub down the white oxidized portions until you reach the un-oxidized plastic.

 

After that, use a plastic UV protector which you can buy from Autobacs.

 

The oil cooler helps with dropping temperature by 10 degrees on normal runs and 20 degrees on extended expressway runs. Better to tune your engine (richen the mix) in order to reduce your temperature to operate within 80 - 100 degrees.

 

My tank has faded so need to sand it down to bring alive the original colour. That's some work you had to do. You DIY?

 

Am looking at getting an oil cooler to reduce the bike temp as well.

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I had a similar query to LTA because I wanted to upgrade my street-legal GPR to another twin pipe. They informed that as this bike is so old and original parts are no longer available, as long as you can get a exhaust technical specifications and noise report to them, they would review and approve before you buy.

 

Woah this thread is still alive!

anyway im a proud owner of a 1988 RD02 that i got nearly 4 years ago, i must really say that although the cost to rebuild the bike is relatively high but the satisfaction of riding her around is priceless.

Anyway guys, anybody letting go of any legal after market exhaust for this bike as Unique Motorsports told me that the exhaust is discontinued.

 

Let's keep this thread alive!

 

Cheerios!!

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