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Old 01-21-2013, 04:40 PM   #12031
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The emergency switch on the right handlebar...
I hope it is this one causing the problem.
I''ll test the next few days and report.
Sorry for maybe asking simething that's been dealt with before, but I'm to lazy to go back and read all teh posts...


Have you checked the side stand switch? Mine has dropped me in the crap a few times till I bypasses it completely. Depending on dirt and water, it can cause intermittend cut-out issues.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:15 PM   #12032
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I have bypassed the sidestand switch many years ago.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:49 AM   #12033
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The emergency switch on the right handlebar...
I hope it is this one causing the problem.
I''ll test the next few days and report.
I now remembered: a few months a go, a friend removed the fuel tank on his Africa Twin and disconnected a few connectors located under the tank, to the front of the bike, near the thermostast housing. One of those connectors belongs to that on/off kill switch on the right handlebar. He disconnected them to clean them and spray them with contact cleaner but apparently, he failed to connect all of them correctly. You guessed it, the mis-connected connector was the kill switch connector and one day while riding the bike (not very long after removing the tank and luckily to him, not far from his home), the engine simply shut down and wouldn't start again. He pushed the bike home and when looking for possible causes, he found the connector disconnected.

So, have you been disconnecting stuff lately on your bike? Could it be the connector for the kill switch on your bike is poorly connected? Or having bent of ill-connected terminals inside? I would check to see this first as sometimes the vibrations from the engine may cause poorly connected connectors to come completely apart... I actually had this happening to me on the tripmaster connector...

I hope the cause is actually something simple and not too expensive to fix.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:42 AM   #12034
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Hey guys!

I live in France and I've 25. And I am customing an Africa Twin to do in August a trip to Istanbul in Turkey.
I've decided to give a rallye look to my bike and lengthen the suspensions (+7cm). And make a little lightweight.


My Rd04 one month ago :


The tail after painting :


During a jaunt in the mud :


Before / After :


My future color :




It will be finished, I think, in two weeks

See you soon
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:38 AM   #12035
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:25 AM   #12036
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wicked!

what kind of fairing are you planning to use?
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:04 AM   #12037
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thks guys.


I do my rally front Fairing. I work in fiberglass tech. Here in France, I will make a limited production of rally fairing for my local AFRICA Owners Club.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:28 AM   #12038
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thks guys.


I do my rally front Fairing. I work in fiberglass tech. Here in France, I will make a limited production of rally fairing for my local AFRICA Owners Club.

vien nous voir l'ami

http://africatwin.forumactif.com/

tu sera le bienvenu
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:37 AM   #12039
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I will make a limited production of rally fairing for my local AFRICA Owners Club
Wonderful color choices LaCase. A great looking fairing.

Can we see photos from other angles. i'd like to see what you've done with the headlamps etc.

Would you post photos as you build up the Rallye fairings?

Will you base the fairings on the RD03/04 tank and bodywork or will they be based on the RD07?

I would be interested in more detailed information and possibly a purchase if the fairing will adapt to the RD03/04 platrform.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:55 AM   #12040
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thks LADDER (et merci LEMOVICE, dès que j'ai un peu de temps, je fonce vous voir sur ton forum)

My fairing fits on RD04/03, I havent do the model for RD07 yet.
It is a one piece fiberglass fairing with 3 fiber skins, and GELCOAT surface finishing.
Instalation is easy because it uses origin mouting supports. (It just needs to bend forward the 2 front IronTube supports of the windscreen to fit correctly to the RallyFairing)

I've doing an image to show you:


I will paint all my fairing during next week. I'll so give you more picture of my work.
As soon as I finish my Africa, in fews weeks, I'll start the production of the RD04/03 RallyFairing.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:05 AM   #12041
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Right,

I've had that front fairing on and off quite a few times, so I'm familiar with how this will work.

Just changing the front fairing and leaving the standard side fairing is a very nice concept and should be easy to both work with and to be able to change back to the standard Honda piece of necessary.

I'm very interested in one of these.

Do you have any prices in mind for a purchase?
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:16 AM   #12042
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Ciao!

One week and I'll use it:

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Old 01-27-2013, 11:23 AM   #12043
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:41 AM   #12044
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:07 PM   #12045
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Man, I know you made that thing to ride, but it deserves to be in a glass case on display.
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