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Old 12-25-2012, 11:09 AM   #11941
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Time to say goodbye.



May the new owner have a lot of joy.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:44 AM   #11942
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Hey Alainmax,

Who has an Rd03 in America? I'm in the process of importing one and I've been wondering if there are others already here.
that would be E-bum, ...........son !!
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:43 PM   #11943
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Does anybody know of somebody making lower foot pegs? Im 6'3" and feel I could use less bend in my knee when I ride. Im planning on a new seat (Touratech) which I think is higher too, but the pegs would sure help out... Bike is 07A

Thanks.
Or take this one:

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Old 12-26-2012, 10:44 PM   #11944
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I think in my county (In Germany called "Landkreis") there are more Africa Twins than you have all over the US! We have already 4 in my motorcycle club!

btw Kenyon, you wanted more pics? Here are 2 more:



Thank you very much, Schelbi. I make a good figure on this track
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:04 AM   #11945
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Those are nice, however they're not low enough. Looking at the originals posted from motobau.de.

Thanks though.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:53 AM   #11946
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Ride May 2013

Hey riders,

it´s been a long time since i wrote some..
Hope you all had a pleasant Christmas time and i whish you all happy new year
BTW i´m planning a ride in May 2013, down to Italy along the coast, to Bari, Ferry to Dubrovnik and all the way up along the croatian coast, maybe a trip to Mostar. So if there is anyone along the way to meet and greet, or to join, just gimme a quick information, would be glad.
bye and take care.

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Old 12-27-2012, 02:44 PM   #11947
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Front forks disassembly

Hi everyone.

Need some help with front forks disassembly on a 1997 AT. I like to clean them and change the oil and seals (never being replaced), but I have difficulties to loosen up the damper rod bolt. Mistake I did was not loosening them when the forks were on the bike. Now they are turning together with the damper rod. I’ve put back on the springs and compress them in order to make more pressure on damper rod but without success. Is it necessary to remove the dumper rod in order to separate the tube from the slider?

Also there is some part moving inside the tube when it is compressed. If it is extended there is nothing moving inside. Is this normal or there is something out of its place?

Thanks.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:49 PM   #11948
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Wicked RD07 stock rear luggage carriers

Hola Amigos,
I have not posted in a long time and it is good to be back in touch
I need a set of rear luggage carriers and really like the original ones... I have 2 Africa Twins (2003 RD 07) and ride extensively in South America. I have spent 3 months on the road this year and am presently in Tulua,Colombia. Home is Cuenca ,Ecuador. A trip is planned soon for 2 to 3 months in Brasil.
The luggage carriers give excellent protection to the muffler and rear of the moto. I have made a tool box in stainless steel for the left side and find it excellent for the necessary tools.
Does anyone have a pair of these around I could buy to fit out my second A/T the same way??
Any help much appreciated.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:42 PM   #11949
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TLC,

Yes, it is necessary to remove the bolt that holds the damper rod into the lower fork leg in order to separate the leg from the tube and replace the seals.

You are on the correct path. Put the spring and cap back on, turn the fork over so the damper rod bolt is at the top.

The next step is key. You must use some sort of impact wrench to spin the bolt very quickly. A normal hand held wrench is too slow.

A manual impact wrench (the kind you strike with a hammer) usually will work. If not, a air-operated one will do the job. Just push down on the lower leg to compress the spring at the same time you hit the impact driver.

Once this bolt is removed the only thing stopping the tubes from separating is the fork seal. Remove the wire spring keeper above the seal and use the upper leg as a kind of slide-hammer to pop the seal out of the lower leg.

To replace the seal, you can make a tool from two pieces of PVC pipe that is split in half. Put one each half around the upper tube and tap the new seal into place.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:32 AM   #11950
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:46 AM   #11951
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AT Meeting

The next Africa Twin Meeting in Hungary:


The date: 17-20. 05.2013. (long weekend)

The place: Near lake Tisza, Tiszaörvény, camping ( www.szabicskikoto.hu )

http://www.panoramio.com/user/59032?...1&photo_page=3

Sleep: tent, woodhouse, or hotel (its about 100meter from camping)

Plan: boat trip to lake, moto trip to Hortobágy & mountain Bükk.



More info coming soon: www.africatwin.eu

Regards: Tibor



Don't remember: 25th Anniversary 1988-2013
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:10 AM   #11952
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The next Africa Twin Meeting in Hungary:


The date: 17-20. 05.2013. (long weekend)

The place: Near lake Tisza, Tiszaörvény, camping ( www.szabicskikoto.hu )

http://www.panoramio.com/user/59032?...1&photo_page=3

Sleep: tent, woodhouse, or hotel (its about 100meter from camping)

Plan: boat trip to lake, moto trip to Hortobágy & mountain Bükk.



More info coming soon: www.africatwin.eu

Regards: Tibor



Don't remember: 25th Anniversary 1988-2013
I'm very interested as some friends and I were planning a bike trip through Romania at this time.. this could definitely be a side trip along the way...
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:47 PM   #11953
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TLC,

Yes, it is necessary to remove the bolt that holds the damper rod into the lower fork leg in order to separate the leg from the tube and replace the seals.

You are on the correct path. Put the spring and cap back on, turn the fork over so the damper rod bolt is at the top.

The next step is key. You must use some sort of impact wrench to spin the bolt very quickly. A normal hand held wrench is too slow.

A manual impact wrench (the kind you strike with a hammer) usually will work. If not, a air-operated one will do the job. Just push down on the lower leg to compress the spring at the same time you hit the impact driver.

Once this bolt is removed the only thing stopping the tubes from separating is the fork seal. Remove the wire spring keeper above the seal and use the upper leg as a kind of slide-hammer to pop the seal out of the lower leg.

To replace the seal, you can make a tool from two pieces of PVC pipe that is split in half. Put one each half around the upper tube and tap the new seal into place.
Thanks Ladder106. I'll have to go the hard way then. Good idea for the PVC pipe tool.

Any info on the loose part inside the fork.? I think it just could be the rebound spring but I'm not sure.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:35 PM   #11954
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Hola Amigos,
I have not posted in a long time and it is good to be back in touch
I need a set of rear luggage carriers and really like the original ones... I have 2 Africa Twins (2003 RD 07) and ride extensively in South America. I have spent 3 months on the road this year and am presently in Tulua,Colombia. Home is Cuenca ,Ecuador. A trip is planned soon for 2 to 3 months in Brasil.
The luggage carriers give excellent protection to the muffler and rear of the moto. I have made a tool box in stainless steel for the left side and find it excellent for the necessary tools.
Does anyone have a pair of these around I could buy to fit out my second A/T the same way??
Any help much appreciated.
davemacduf
Hello Dave. Sounds like your having a great trip. I'm not familiar with the OEM racks as I have the Touratech racks which I find very robust...almost like a roll cage. Don't know what to suggest other than the Evo-Lock system over at Twisted Throttle. I would like to hear more on your current trip someday...blog?...and then 2-3 months in Brazil....Wow...that retired life is working out well I can see. Ride safe.

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Old 12-29-2012, 07:50 AM   #11955
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I'm very interested as some friends and I were planning a bike trip through Romania at this time.. this could definitely be a side trip along the way...

Ok ! We welcome you there!
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