HONDA AFRICA TWIN RD07 RALLY BUILD ________________________ This is about a "transformation " from a legendary old bike to a new adventure bike! Follow us on our social media and stay tuned on all our projects : Instagram -> https://www.instagram.com/perfectfairings/ Facebook -> https://www.facebook.com/PerfectFairings ________________________ 01.The Bike The bike which we received and asked to make it looks like a new rally bike was a Honda Africa Twin RD07 1993. It was a great bike to work and make a nice rally bike. The bike we received was a hard used bike almost 30 years old , so we start working on it on several designs but the final decition was taken from the bike owner . The bike was bought for a reason , a nice rally projct . The "Mata De Aqua Project " https://www.instagram.com/matadeaguaproject/ ________________________ 02.The PROJECT First thing we had to do was to remove all plastics and headlights including the rear brake light . Then we have removed the chain guard,radiator guards and the aluminium frame covers. New parts designed in order to replace the old parts. -Radiator protections -Chain guard -Frame covers Once we finished with the design it was the time to place the new goodies on the bike ! *In the main time navigation tower was ready to take place on the bike ! Next big step was to install the navigation tower , it was easy enough as the Africa have a bracket from factory to hold the headlights and clocks ! Navigation tower is now on the bike so we can start making the new side panels !! "Navigation tower is the main part which holds the headlights, speedometer and also have brackets for the new windshield ." Side panels ! This maybe sounds easy to do but its a very slim line between the fail and success ... First step was to produce a pair of fiberglass standard side panels , like the OEM . We made the fiberglass panels and we start drawing new designs .. The original idea was to keep the air intakes on the side panels ,this was not good at all in real life :) . We start cutting the standard side panels and with some magics the first prototypes getting a nice shape ! The result was better than the one with the air intakes on the side panels . The whole bike was looking "aggressive rally" ,new side panels fits like a glove on the bike without any modifications and we are really happy !! Next job to do was to fix a nice tail / lisence plate holder .. As we had something from our previous projects we decided to go with it . Few modifications in order to get a great fit on the standard rear fender mounting points . Yes !! The new fender was really nice , nice lines which follow the bike and doesnt look like an extra part ! ________________________ 3.The Rally Bike All parts are ready , tested and already on the bike ! Lets see what we have .. -Rally side panels -Navigation Tower -Radiator protections Aluminium -Frame covers -Chain guard -Rear fender Rally style Next step was the roadtest and feedback :)
We had the opportunity to work on a BMW G450X and add some parts in order to make it a rally bike ! The parts we used : https://www.perfect-fairings.com/product/mastech-complete-adventure-navi-tower-kit/ https://www.perfect-fairings.com/product/frame-adapter-for-navigation-tower-ktm-690-950se/ https://www.perfect-fairings.com/product/ktm-450-690-front-lower-fender-carbon-fiber-2015/ We also did 2 small side panels to cover the gap between OEM side panels and the KTM windshield . On the Mastech tower we made a special cut to fit the OEM Speedo and also the standard indicators . Customer asked to mount also his F2R roadbook ,so we did it on the tower ,for this installation we used the parts which provided from cuctomer the only we did was few drills in order to mount them :) The challenge was on the way to fit the navigation tower on the bike frame ,on our first convesation with the customer we agreed to weld a tab on front but after few days we change this decision and we made a new bracket .A real bolt on bracket made ,this part made by reshaping our existing KTM 690 Enduro bracket . With few magics the new bracket was ready .This is sure easy to installed as it use 2x upper small brackets and then a M10 U -Bold !! The fender was a direct bolt on job ,no need to do any extra work!! The bike looks amazing ,the overall building takes approx couple of hours as all parts are now made and no need for custom work !!
We received some nice pictures from our friend and customer Rene from Switzerland ,also his feedback : " Hello Dim, hope you and your loved ones are healthy and save. I did wirte a feedback for the the kit you sold me. I will send it via Messenger and hope you will post it. Or i can post it as a comment of the fotos, of my bike, that you postet. To all interrested in the Lite Fairing Kit Gen2, by Perfect Fairings. First, I must say, I’m not a moto mechanic. I do however, have my own bussines in sheet metal production which gives me experience in handling tools. This was for sure helpful but it is not required to install this kit. I had a lot of doubts and questions before I even ordered the Lite Kit. I can not thank Dimitris enough for his patience in answering my emails quickly and always having some good advise. Since this was the first time, for me, to install this kind of kit, I was expecting major problems and therefore I warned my Superhero-mechanic-friend (everybody should have one) well in advance to help me if need be. Turns out my worries did not materialise. Of course there were some minor issues but I filed them under „Beginner‘s mistakes“. After installing the kit, I realised that the bike was much better to handle. Visability is great. Windprotection is great (although I did not look for that). Biggest plus is stability at higher speed! I know, it is an enduro bike, nobody rides really fast on a bike like this. But where I live, I always need to ride on highways to get to the good stuff. All in all, I must say buying the kit was the best decision ever made! Best service from Dimitris! And yes, I would recomend the kit and Perfect Fairings any time. Cheers René"
This nice bike comes from a very far from us country ... China ! This build took many time in order to be ready as it have some nice and made to order parts ,such as the exhaust lower pipe which is on the right place insteed of the left,this made in order to give the "real" rally look and be as close to the KTM 450 RFR bike . One of the nice things on this bike is the seat as our friend from China didnt change the standard 690 seat but it modified in order to keep the budged low . On this build we provide: Carbon Fiber navigation tower Hella lights with harness Carbon Fiber engine guard protection Fuel tank brackets kit Engine guard brackets kit Also during this build we made some kits for future customers which are doing the same project ,so now we have available : Lower exhaust pipes Complete set of brackets Wiring harness for fuel pump ,Keihin pump Wiring harness for lights Hella lighs , H3 , Street legal Hella lights LED ,Street legal Lower fenders Radiator protection Rally style Fuel hoses kits ,with one way valves and fast connection couplings Carbon Fiber engine guard ,toolbox and brackets Navigation towers ,Aluminium or Carbon fiber If you looking any of the above parts feel free to contact us !!
Julien from Switzerland recently shared some pictures of his bike which is equipped with our 'KTM 9X0 Rally parts' . The colors are inspired from MotoRex Front lower fender is made higher than the stock fender ,more fun for offroad use Navigation Tower is made of High quality Carbon Fiber Rear panels and fender are also made by us Lights are street legal ,Hella . No modifications required to fit the kit on your bike Enjoy:
Africa Twin RD07 Rally fairing ,mask only, by Magnus. A great bike with OEM Africa Twin colors !
A great build from Sebastiaan ,bike is a Honda Africa Twin RD07 with our rally full fairing .