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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #140 on: December 27, 2011, 07:24:12 am »
I recently imported decals for my Honda Blackbird and was charged duty.So dunno?
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #141 on: December 28, 2011, 07:58:13 pm »
If you give customs a chance they will find their own tariff heading and whack you with duty. When in doubt get the exporter to specify a tariff heading on the invoice, or alternately ask them to specify on the invoice something like " Motor Cycle Spare Parts " which leaves no wiggle room for customs.

I've gone so far as to include specific comments like " For laboratory weather testing only " or " for research purposes " , or for "personal use motorcycle spare parts only, NOT FOR RESALE in South Africa " etc etc. Give 'em hell !

NEVER bring in TWO of the same thing of they will "deem" you to be re-selling.

But under the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs , motorcycle spare parts are duty free and that's IT. Don't let the farkers get away with it, thieving bastards take enough revenue from us in every ...single....other.....fucking.....aspect....of...our....miserable.....lives !!!!!

GRRRRR. and their ARROGANCE , gah, don't get me started !

The secret is to box them so tight , they can't argue.

If you have a friend with a Tariff Guide , it helps.  That bloody huge tome should be web-based by now, surely ? I have a friend who owns a shipping company .... he's a fellow biker .... maybe I can squeeze him for a favour.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #142 on: December 28, 2011, 08:13:45 pm »
Love it. Thanks. Will definitely be yanking the chain aoon.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #143 on: December 29, 2011, 08:17:04 am »
Check documentation BEFORE signing it off and paying. It helps if you collect at the customs PO (if possible) rather than at the local PO.

The only time I ever had problems was when the sender for some silly reason declared as "Motorsports something" which attracts import duties over and above VAT and clearance fees.
I got it reassessed as "Motorcycle spares" without any problems and without hassles within three days (incl. sending the stuff back to Cape Mail to reassess and forward back to Goodwood PO.

The important part is to calculate roughly in advance how much VAT and duties should be and ask to see the documentation before paying if they want waaaaay more than what you calculated.
You can still claim a refund for an incorrect & overpaid assessment but it's a MAJOR mission with a huge paper trail and you won't see your money soon (if ever).

Importing goods you paid for for private use or resale does not make any difference with regards to the calculation of customs fees.
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #144 on: December 29, 2011, 08:24:33 am »
I find the trick is to order a BIG box so it doesn't go to the local PO !
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #145 on: December 29, 2011, 08:31:17 am »
Thanks for the pointers
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #146 on: December 29, 2011, 11:48:04 am »
Wildcoast , I know you're sailing some wild yacht across the pond, but I just wanna put this up for yer before I forget, I have closeups with a tape measure, but here's a full frontal nude showing where the 94 'SER' s tank rubber titties are , for your camel tank considerations ... more detail where this came from, but I don't wanna bore the locals. All the white plastics I took off ... previous owner powder coated the frame...I am about to undo some of his efforts....white and blue , while OEM and fetchingly 1990's....is a bit limp wristed for where this bike will be at home.


Looks pretty similar frame wise, acerbis should fit
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #147 on: December 29, 2011, 11:52:26 am »
My next issue will be mounting the polisport headlight unit, alot of electrics and brake hoses etc mounted behind the fairings will have to be moved, anyone here built up a streetfighter?
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #148 on: December 29, 2011, 11:53:26 am »
Brake hose
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #149 on: December 29, 2011, 12:33:12 pm »
That hose is so compact right there , can't you work around it ? Which Polisport headlight did you choose , I see their site shows 9 or so choices ( nice ! ) .

I've built up many bikes , no so much a streetfighter in the GSXR/Bandit default but I've ripped the poephol outta some bikes in my time  :ricky: , GS1000 platform was my biggest project.

I have a Flat Tracker in mind that is my next project , have my eye on a GN400 to make a 'tracker for the Missus who is a 48kg titch ... 350/44 suits her.

You can get quite a bit of stuff behind a new fairing if you put your mind to it !

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #150 on: December 29, 2011, 12:39:59 pm »
Headlight is called the "Halo" I noticed it has extensions in the box, will give a wee bit more space, it straps on to the forks with rubber straps, may have to fabricate a bracket of some sort.
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #151 on: December 29, 2011, 01:53:19 pm »
Nice looking fairing.
I am thinking of modding bike with Kehin 39 FC MX carb, larger valves in head, change cam profile, then progressive springs up front with nitro fitting, harder rear spring with nitro mod. Wrap around crash bars, pannier brackets, modify seat adding gel.
Should give me more low down grunt with excellent handling and very good touring capability. Almost a go anywhere bike.
If I do all this I should have a bike good for another 10yrs at least.

So do I spend the bucks over time to do this or do I sell and buy something else that has most the goodies.
Problem is that I probably would need to spend similar money to get it to be a go anywhere kind of bike whilst laying out more capital for a new bike.

Dunno. What do you guys say?
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #152 on: December 29, 2011, 01:56:42 pm »
I'd say you will be so deliriously happy creating your OWN bike that some mass produced item will never ever measure up.

You know when you lose track of time and you forget to eat ?

THAT's when you are truly happy.

Building bikes from a solid platform like this one we share .... no contest !!!
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #153 on: December 29, 2011, 02:51:50 pm »
Mock up of plastics
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #154 on: December 29, 2011, 02:56:32 pm »
Build up your bike Dave,  :biggrin: I think I already spent a newish Orange monster on my bike and I have not even got started.
Now that cam story interests me, low down grunt under 3000 rpm would be nice
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #155 on: December 29, 2011, 03:12:03 pm »
An idea for crash bars!
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #156 on: December 29, 2011, 03:42:49 pm »
That infernal front brake line runs exactly where I want to bolt my front fender on..... :dousing:
 

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #157 on: December 29, 2011, 03:43:35 pm »
Ooooh that's looking exciting.

I've never REDUCED a cam overlap and duration before , to move it towards what I'd call a 'lawnmower' cam. It's got to be possible.

You'll lose some top end bhp of course , might even need stronger springs for more aggressive closing.

But for me, I like the high rev surge the new DR lacks ... and if you make it a Grunter , mmmm, you start to open the dialogue of "is it not better to start with a post 96 ? "

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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #158 on: December 29, 2011, 03:45:25 pm »
That infernal front brake line runs exactly where I want to bolt my front fender on..... :dousing:

Bypass Surgery !
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Re: Older DR 600/650 thread (Pre mid 90's)
« Reply #159 on: December 29, 2011, 03:48:32 pm »
Was thinking its easier to make up spacers for fender attatchment, brake pipe is not flexible.
Maybe I should have taken a look at what I was in for BEFORE buying the plastics, but will make a plan.