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Old 04-18-2014, 01:00 PM   #13381
catweasel67
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So here's my new to me beast..a '91 (which makes it an RD04?) with about 60km on the clock. I've only ridden it a few KM so far (from the previous owner's home to mine) as I want to give it a basic service before I take it out for a proper ride.

fingers crossed I remember how to post pics here..

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Old 04-18-2014, 02:54 PM   #13382
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lucky man that looks like a new one.. nice bike i hope it serves you well is that your first africa twin ..i have a rd03..88 done 77 pus klm strange i went to the local
bike dealers to look at a xt660r..07..looked it over then took a better look round to see what was in ....saw this big old black dual sport bike looked it over
a bit and climbed up on it sat on it started it and bought it ...since then ive changed the brakes...oil and filter...and rear wheel bearings..and done a 1000 km on it..there is just something about the africa twin great to see what other people are doing with them...i love riding mine.....regards....icelandmg066
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:02 PM   #13383
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I need you help!

I try different colors.
These are the two I like more.
What do you prefer?






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nice i would like to see the ROTHMANS VERSION ..of this nice bike..iceland
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:46 PM   #13384
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I need you help!

I try different colors.
These are the two I like more.
What do you prefer?






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black
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:36 AM   #13385
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And black it will be.

Waiting fot the graphics.




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Old 04-19-2014, 10:37 AM   #13386
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I can use with or without the front tanks


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Old 04-19-2014, 11:40 AM   #13387
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Bravo!
Awesome transformation.
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:11 PM   #13388
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please don't hide that beautiful engine

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PLease don't hide that beautiful engine, paint the headers red, "rosso"
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:12 PM   #13389
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:48 AM   #13390
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A little ride out along the mediterrenean today





Saw some nice houses





And met Aida in Cannes



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Old 04-20-2014, 11:04 AM   #13391
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:43 PM   #13392
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My day

Hangover

Bike training 49 k.

Took AT for a spin that became a trip to my unofficial mechanic, to adjust the idle revs (I studied the soft stuff, ok)

AT revs repaired, but for some reason, black smoke coming from muffler.

Ok, after some revving, smoke cleared for a bit, strange engine noise however, somewhat... ugly, not smooth and slurpy as the usula AT.

Starting to leave mechanics farm... electrics completely gone.

Okay, we found some weird electrical circuit/conduit thingy near fuel pump, that seemed to be burned (I did mention that maybe it is that bad connection at the battery, but that idea was dismissed for being too easy). Cleared that one. Turned the key, got the clocks back.

Tried to start the engine, soft bang from the open circuit, slight smoke and nothing.

Cleaned the thingy again, got the clocks, lost the clocks. Checked the battery connection. No connection (I'd like to point out at this point, that I, lawyer, suggested it 40 minutes ago). Cleaned that connection.

Got the engine running again. Started limping home (50 k to go). Some weird "bad spark, weird pushing momentum in the revs" soon appeared.

Got lost in the highway intersection, went 10 k totally opposite direction.

It was fing cold.

Reaching city, idle revs never went below 3000 rpm when stopping in traffic. Well, that hadnt happened today, what's next.

Took the Anus Africanus to my friends garage, easier to plan repairs there.

Friend not home, jumpstarting his Volvo at the other side of the city. Garage doors locked.

Walked 3 k to the store and back, took beer for waiting, completely pissed at that point.

Finally, the damn bike is in a garage... now lets fix friends cat, who got injuries, I guess from the catfight. An IT tech and lawyer performing light surgery on a domestic cat.

Cat shat on the IT techs lap (to be fair, a little bit on my riding boots also).

If I didnt had Honda Africa Twin, I never could have gotten most of those things done today.

So how was your day?
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:54 AM   #13393
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Anyone had problem with emulsion tubes on AT? Is it possible to repair/replace these somehow (RD04 in question)?
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:40 AM   #13394
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Anyone care to express an opinion as to what's going on with the battery compartment here?

It's real messy with some weirdly placed fuses. Figured I'd post here before start tinkering and blowing stuff up.

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Old 04-21-2014, 11:09 AM   #13395
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Looks like starter relay has been changed, adapted another model. If it works, leave it be
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