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1994 893 Restoration - Updated

I've always wanted an Urban Tiger and inspired by Practical Superbikes magazine, I've bought this a couple of weeks ago.



underneath the rattle can matt black knackered fairings, it's really sound and mechanically very good, it would pass an MOT now, the chap I bought it off owned it since 1996 and there's reams of service history with it, It also came with a spare pair of forks (now sold) and spare set of wheels.

The plan is to get busy over the winter and turn it back in to this, and enjoy it in the spring as a second bike.


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Re: 1994 893 Restoration

Picked up my front paddock stand today £15 brand new off Gumtree and decided to spend a couple of hours in the garage this afternoon, luckily the bike came with a spare set of wheels so first job was to swap them over so I can get a set re-painted.


I also removed the lower fairings, the engine is really clean just needs a scrub and the down pipes re-painting with stove paint, only damage is to the generator cover which I'll swap when I service and change the oil. The slightly grazed clutch cover, I'll leave as it's not that bad.

The fairings are a real mess, I'll keep them storage, but I've ordered a full set from China already finished in the Urban Tiger colour scheme with decals which is the most economic option, I just need to get the tank painted to match when they arrive.



So my first bit of progress, off for a couple of cheeky beers now!

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Re: 1994 893 Restoration

I love good old rebuild/refurbish of the older girls!! Well done, crack on mate


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Re: 1994 893 Restoration

Prety good condition bike to begin restoration. Good luck.
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Re: 1994 893 Restoration

Id be interested to know how well the fairings fit, im also thinking of turning my 95 blade into an urban tiger rep
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Re: 1994 893 Restoration

good stuff gunk! really nice looking bike you got there, looks we've bought and started our restoration project around the same time. look forward to seeing how we do
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Re: 1994 893 Restoration

A little bit more progress, this evening I carefully stripped off the rear seat cowl, making sure I didn't lose any fastenings. I also had a close look at the pillion seat which was refusing to sit straight, for some reason it seems to be twisted, I've checked the subframe and that's completely true, so I came up with a solution using a numberplate screw and cap on one of the rear corners and that seems to have done the trick, once the new body work is fitted I can add extra shims to get the gap the same all round.

Underneath as you can see it's all pretty clean and corrosion free, looks like it's always been garaged, I'll clean and detail the whole bike before I re-fit the new fairings, next job is to strip the nose fairing off.






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Stripped the nose this morning, I knew when I bought it that it had suffered a whack on the nose, but the clocks are scrap, all the mountings are broken and they're cable tied to the mounting frame so I'll have to source a decent second hand set, the side light is also scrap which is a shame as they're an expensive used part. But some good progress, I just need to make sure I remember how it all goes back together!

A good tip is to put all the bolts back in to the frame or on the old fairings rather than bag them up, so you know where everything goes.

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Re: 1994 893 Restoration

coming along nicely... I sure am glad you decided to go with the Tiger

it'll surely be nice to have a "spare" set of plastics when you're done too, eh? I've always wanted to have multiple sets for multiple reasons (track day, different mood) Plus, there's no rush on repairing the "spare" set if the weather is nice

can't wait to see your progress!

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Re: 1994 893 Restoration

looking pretty good gunk!

My bike's front is completely trashed as well, I feel your pain
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Re: 1994 893 Restoration

Looks worse than it is, £100 should source new clocks and a side light, the mounting bracket should straighten out.

What motivated me this morning was hooking up a battery, everything working and the bike firing up first prod of the button and sounding fantastic, I have a long way to go but my target is to have it 100% finished and ride it by March 1st which is more than achievable even though I'm just managing to grab an hour here and there at the moment.
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Re: 1994 893 Restoration

See you have bought some decals (different thread)... How do you find them,... Pics please.....
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They are due to arrive this week
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Excellent.. Will watch this thread as I have some "refresh" work to do on my own RRR....
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Re: 1994 893 Restoration

Arrived today



All at a standstill now until the bodywork arrives from China, as I need that to match the colour on the tank.

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