Dominic writes in from India to show us his bike and tell us a little about himself:
Hi Lawrence, was really a treat to chance upon your site - been going through it and am enjoying reading it (just gone through some of it till now).
I have been crazy over the RD (the R5 as you refer to it) since the time i was a kid. have been a huge fan of twin cylndered bikes for a long time now. Recently i finished putting together my Jawa350 twin (have attached some pics - do let me know what you think of the same)
it has been my dream to put together an rd (r5) the way i feel it should be.
been drooling and dehydrating over pics of your r5 - she sure is a beaut, been baby sitting a pals and now having a tough time giving her back :)
being in India, parts is a huge hassel, when i was getting the Jawa done - i was in touch with the local clubs in the checzh republic and the blokes there helped me a great deal.
was wondering if you could help me, I have been looking for a set of b spec barrels (cylinder kits - standard size) and exhaust pipes (b spec - similar to the ones you have on your r5) would you be able to help me with this? also - if i had chanced on your site a couple of days ago would have been lucky with the DG performace heads!!! missed them! would it be possible for you to let me know if i could find a set?
looking forward to hearing from you - and once again - brilliant job on your R5, got a pic of it as a screensaver now :)
So how about it... anyone know of a place to get some "B" spec parts in India?
Wow... my bike as a screensaver! Now that's something!