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Garage, Projects & Restorations / Re: 1980 Honda XR250 coming to life.....
« on: September 13, 2018, 06:22:01 am »
Dankie Buff en Zetman.... :thumleft:

Almost done with this bike then its on to the 500....

Looking good Buff.

That vapour basting does make the parts look brand new.

This going to be 'n good looking bike.

Garage, Projects & Restorations / Re: 1980 Honda XR250 coming to life.....
« on: September 12, 2018, 08:22:56 am »
Dankie Carel, waardeer.

Haha....watch the space....hys oppad.... :ricky:

Garage, Projects & Restorations / Re: 1980 Honda XR250 coming to life.....
« on: September 12, 2018, 07:39:39 am »
Definitely a very cheap way to get the job done.
Not to worried about the look as the stickers will cover most of the side covers.

And there she is....almost done...

Garage, Projects & Restorations / Re: 1980 Honda XR250 coming to life.....
« on: September 12, 2018, 07:37:34 am »
and the after....

Garage, Projects & Restorations / Re: 1980 Honda XR250 coming to life.....
« on: September 12, 2018, 07:36:26 am »
My offcut piece....had some old covers lying around..

Garage, Projects & Restorations / Re: 1980 Honda XR250 coming to life.....
« on: September 12, 2018, 07:34:50 am »
Used a proper  old school soldeerboud....

Garage, Projects & Restorations / Re: 1980 Honda XR250 coming to life.....
« on: September 12, 2018, 07:32:59 am »
Hi Guys,

Its been a while.
I can say the bike is 99.5% complete with only the side covers stickers needed.
I did take it out for a few rides, some minor adjustments and tweaks needed. Got that all sorted and now she's purrrring like a tamed wildcat...
There was a lekker crack in one of the sidecovers, the one that fits over the airfilter. These covers are very scarce to source second hand and just to blerrie expensive to buy new. So I made a "boer maak 'n plan" and took a offcut piece of plastic and solder it back together. This worked perfectly and came out not to bad for a first (and only) attempt.

The finish was not all that great but with a good half a day of sanding I got it spotless.

The before...

Planning a Ride / Re: Quest 2018 - True Adventure continues
« on: September 07, 2018, 08:51:47 am »
Just entered,

Kom ons kyk of die jong generasie 'n kans sal staan teen die menere... :thumleft:

Simpel vraag, dalk is dit al voorheen genoem:

Moet jou motorfiets padwaardig wees? Ek het 'n XR500R maar geen papiere.

Ek het wel al baie oor die grens gegaan sonder enige papiere maar eks nie seker oor die roetes wat gery word nie.


General Bike Related Banter / Re: What defines a good adventure bike rider?
« on: September 05, 2018, 11:39:34 am »
Hi Guys,
Probably too late, but as a 30 year old, with adventure running through my veins, here is my 2 cents worth: 

Kobus is spot on with his saying that most 20 to 30 year olds can’t afford an adventure bike, thus not fully experience the adventure rider spirit. I could never afford a proper adventure bike but my finances did allow me to buy a few forgotten Honda XR classics which I restored.

None the less that never stopped me from having an adventure. Whether it was building my own “kaskar” and riding it down in our street, or having to be very fortunate and doing a solo trip through Namibia on my boet’s 1150 GSA.

To me it is all about the spirit inside you, your willingness to explore and eagerness to see the unforeseen. If you have that passion, it can never be taken away. Passion is something that can’t be learned nor bought. Mechanical skills, endurance, stamina, strength, knowledge is all things you learn as life takes you on various journeys. Having all these skills doesn’t make you an adventure rider, it make you a good rider. Adventure comes from within.

Reading all the comment above and having followed the 2017 Quest closely, I can only dream of achieving all these things. But I will stand to my point, as a 30 year old I might not have all the skills and experience that defines a good adventure rider, but my passion, willingness and drive to learn, explore and go that extra mile makes me an adventure rider. I am young, I am fit, I am strong and I have passion. These are the only things that I can use to grow and evolve into a true experienced adventure rider.

I have learned all the necessary skills to take care of my bike, but no one has taught me to have a passion for adventure.

Getting on my bike every weekend and just driving on any dirt road I can find for as long and far as I can, man that feeling can never be taken away and sends chills down my spine.

The workshop manual only says: " Recommended oil: ATF", same as the front shocks.

I did phone Offroad Cycles in Pta and they say whatever you put in your front forks, whether its 7.5W or 10W, you can put in the rear shock as well.

Problem solved

Ek het in my voorste shock 10W fork oil, maar geld dit vir die agterste monoshock ook?

Dankie Toffie@2,

So dit lykmy is reg.

Ander vraag: Die manual se jy moet die shock opvul met die recommended ATF maar gee nie die spec nie. 'n 10W behoort die ding te doen, korrek?

Uiteindellik Kobus...

Nou is jy weer in jou comfort zone.

Jou deck lyk ook gladnie sleg nie.

Vat vas... :thumleft:

Hi Guys,

The workshop manual says the reservoir must me pressurized by 285 PSI or 20 Kg/cm^2. This is almost 20 Bar.

Can this be true?

AQ will give the best finish but might not be that good at removing paint or blemishes , I use AD which is good for cleaning and paint removal but slightly rough finish which is fine if it is being painted again

Thanks Dux

General Technical / Glass beads - what size to use and where can I get??
« on: August 15, 2018, 08:36:20 am »
Hi Guys,

I recently got myself a blasting cabinet. I'm looking at getting glass beads but not sure what size to use and where I can get.

I see on Blastrite's website they range from:

Code: BL, Size range: 400-800 microns
Code: C,  Size range: 200-400 microns
Code: AB, Size range: 200-300 microns
Code: AC, Size range: 150-250 microns
Code: AD, Size range: 100-200 microns
Code: AF, Size range:  70-150 microns
Code: AG, Size range: 50-100 microns
Code: AH, Size range: 40-70 microns
Code: AQ, Size range: 1-50 micron

I'm not sure what size to get. It will mainly be for motorcycle parts, so not looking for a rough finish, more smooth like.

And where else can I get the beads, Gauteng area?


Dit lyk sommer stukke beter en ek is bly dat die bike se "idling issues" ook nou uitgesorteer is.

Welgedaan  :thumleft:

Dit doen ja, eks baie bly dit was niks major gewees nie.


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