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Old 04-25-2012, 03:42 PM   #11161
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:12 PM   #11162
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Wonder who that could be......
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:46 AM   #11163
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robotic Africa

Ciao!
Some years ago a friend, Stefano lost his left leg in a accident driving his Africa, going to work.
I met him in the Hospital while the doc were studyng what kind of solution they could adopt for him to permit him to walk, and we start to dream a solution to permit to him to drive again.



Some month ago he contact me and asking help to build up some accessories for his bike.
He continued to dream and he put on the bike a robotic gear and start to prepare a long trip to the door of China.
One month ago he left to me the bike and in the night, saturday and sunday I started the work.
I show you photo, no more time to translate.
This guys restarted driving and restart his life, changing everything exept his beautiful family.
The work done in the photo were my gift and contribute to a strong man.

































Toghether with my slim one.




Ciao!
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:54 AM   #11164
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Nice project.Your friend will be very glad.Good luck for his journey to China.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:59 PM   #11165
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Amazing story gpmucci, how is the robotic clutch operated? By his left hand?
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:23 PM   #11166
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This guys restarted driving and restart his life, changing everything exept his beautiful family.
The work done in the photo were my gift and contribute to a strong man.




My hat to you GPMucci, for the heart and the work !!!!
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:40 AM   #11167
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This guys restarted driving and restart his life, changing everything exept his beautiful family.
The work done in the photo were my gift and contribute to a strong man.




My hat to you GPMucci, for the heart and the work !!!!
I entirely agree with Alaimax !!!
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:56 AM   #11168
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Wow, those roads look amazing!

a short introduciton: I'm cas121, AT driver from the Netherlands. Been reading here for a while now and coulnt resist joining the forum.


@ Twinie, can you tell me where the road on this picture is? I am planning to go to porto this summer and try to find some nice tracks. Allthoug some say it is too hot in august.


Here a picture of my AT in the french alpes from my previous trip. I've swapped the plastic panniers for a DIY aluminum set

hey there cas, i sent you a private message, check it out!

cheers!
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:01 AM   #11169
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I didn't so much, just what I show in the photo and some little things more.
The robotic gear was done from a specialistic company.
Basically it is an electric piston working on the gear shift, you can see here:



You can decide to use it in manual or automatic way.
In manual you have a couple of button near to the left hand.
You push one to get the longer gear and the other to go down and you operate the clutch usually.
In automatic it is really interesting, because when you act on the the clutch the gear go up, and if you are braking the gear go down.
I did a fast tour in a very fast off road trip and it work very well, you can drive stand just forgetting the gear, each time you act on the clutch it change a gear.

Nice.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:28 AM   #11170
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This guys restarted driving and restart his life, changing everything exept his beautiful family.
The work done in the photo were my gift and contribute to a strong man.
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:06 PM   #11171
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hey there cas, i sent you a private message, check it out!

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Old 04-29-2012, 02:44 AM   #11172
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RD04 electrickery

advice please, well after close to 400,000km not surprisingly my AT is having some electrical dramas

Had a meltdown of the connector between the starter solenoid and the main wiring harness , Ive managed to scrounge another green socket that attaches to the solenoid but no idea where to get the red connector thats on the end of the wiring harness and plugs in , pic attached , any ideas ??



Also looks like my reg /rec is on the way out again ( not bad only the 3rd one) Has anyone done the mosfet upgrade on an rdo4 and can provide some advice on wiring etc
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:51 AM   #11173
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Greg,

Sounds like you need Jim Davis jim@easternbeaver.com

He should either have or can build what you need. He's got the updated rectifier on his RD03.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:05 AM   #11174
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advice please, well after close to 400,000km not surprisingly my AT is having some electrical dramas

Also looks like my reg /rec is on the way out again ( not bad only the 3rd one) Has anyone done the mosfet upgrade on an rdo4 and can provide some advice on wiring etc
Greg - sorry I can't help out with the connector - but as Ray has suggested, Jim over at Eastern Beaver will more than likely have a ready made solution for you.

As to upgrading the RD04 to a Mosfet Reg/Rec - absolutely





As it's bigger, we had to drop the coolant tank slightly.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:17 AM   #11175
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AT Greg, I did mine when I bought my RD04 and Jim Davis has the set up that you need for worry free riding and at a fair price. I got my mosfet R/R form a CBR600RR year 07-10, got it off eBay, it will bolt right up to the same holes as the original. While I was ordering the R/R kit from Jim I also ordered about 20 to 25 of his waterproof electrical connectors so that I could replace all of the original connectors mainly for the reliability as will as the waterproofing because breaking down in the middle of nowhere Thailand was something I didn't want to do. I still need to get a count of the remaining connectors to complete the job but I strongly recommend you do the same, most of the original connectors were still good but there were a few that were suspect, so I'm glad I did it.

All my AT brothers in the states, the family and I are thinking about coming back to the states and leaving an extremely important part of the family here would just kill me. Now I know that there has been some talk here in the past about AT's being brought to the states but I was wondering if there was any first hand knowledge/experience. I would ideally like to go back to Oregon but Calif might also be an option. How would the bike have to come in, would it have to come in, in pieces? Anyone have a family member of friend at the DMV that needs anything like a new car or house? I'm sure that there has to be a fairly easy/reasonable way to do it but I have no idea and leaving it here just isn't anything I want to do.

Thanks for any help or advice also AT Greg hope I helped.

Keith
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