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Old 04-25-2008, 06:29 AM   #1636
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hey folks

Just randomly picked this guy up in Florida...Now I had a TransAlp in the past but this bike rocks! I know they are rare but how rare?

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Old 04-25-2008, 08:32 AM   #1637
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Just randomly picked this guy up in Florida...Now I had a TransAlp in the past but this bike rocks! I know they are rare but how rare?

Sweet .....

I gotta ask this .... how does one just randomly pick up an AT in Florida ????
My XRV650 is orignally from FL .... and she needs a little work cosmetically, but it was only 100 miles away from me ....

Why does it seem they're out in FL ?????

P.S. ..... They're pretty damn rare ..... none were brought into the country by Honda directly as far as I know ...

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Old 04-25-2008, 01:26 PM   #1638
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RD07 Rotor

Hey Guys I'm almost finished with my TA to AT suspension project. The rear hub with an 18" rim should be here next week. I still need a chain and rear brake rotor. I have been able to find most everything that is attached to the AT swingarm on bikes here in the US and I'm sure the RD07 rotor is here too. I have a few leads on which US model it may be on but I need the diameter of the rotor and any hole pattern measurements.

A tire, rotor, and chain and then a test ride Any help would be great!

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Old 04-25-2008, 03:55 PM   #1639
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Africa Twin

DON'T MEAN TO BE AN ASS ,but that africa twin from florida doesn't look quite right to me . how about all you other AT experts??


GRAPHICS ARE WRONG , BRAKES ARE WRONG, LEG SHIELDS ETC.

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Old 04-25-2008, 04:14 PM   #1640
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DON'T MEAN TO BE AN ASS ,but that africa twin from florida doesn't look quite right to me . how about all you other AT experts??


GRAPHICS ARE WRONG , BRAKES ARE WRONG, LEG SHIELDS ETC.

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Hee Haa! Can't tell from the pic but it looks like single headlight.
The front brakes are wave rotors and the graphics look like a RD04. Judging by what I can see of the side cover , I'll go with RD04 IMHO.
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Old 04-25-2008, 04:27 PM   #1641
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Africa Twin

TANK AND SIDE COVER GRAPHICS ARE LIKE MY BIKE MAKES IT 1993 RDO7 , wrong fairing and tank decal, wrong color front fender and fork shields, looks like twin headlights
as far as i know there are NO SINGLE HEADLIGHT AFRICA TWINS ( THEY WERE NEVER MADE ) A SINGLE HEADLIGHT SUPER TENENER ( YAMAHA) was made in the early version but then too it went to twin headlights. the first africa twin , 1988 ?? xrv 650 had twin headlights ,unlike TRANSALPS which never got the twin lights always square single. the bike from florida does not look right to me .it looks good but not right and not stock from honda either. not with those graphics.

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Old 04-25-2008, 05:04 PM   #1642
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650 AT's sold in Swizerland had single headlights due to some wierd swiss rule.

That bike is an RD07, the frame is different to an RD04. There are a few different paint schemes that you probably havent seen before
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Old 04-25-2008, 05:23 PM   #1643
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650 AT's sold in Swizerland had single headlights due to some wierd swiss rule.

That bike is an RD07, the frame is different to an RD04. There are a few different paint schemes that you probably havent seen before
Might also be the angle of the photo, cause it looks like two headlights to me and the same model as my @. Also, many people change the colour schemes on their @s. Mine has had 3 now. Started as Black with gold and silver, then White and this is the current flavour of the month...
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:21 PM   #1644
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Easy fix here !!! It is in two parts, and made of aluminum. The front part you see,
and then there is a another plate welded on behind that bolts to the skid plate. This is my first attempt, I think
it should be about an inch shorter. A common problem with the AT,
as I have had to replace two front fenders that caught on the skid plate after hitting a big pot hole. I have put
these on all my bikes, and have never had a problem since.
Just wanted to say ..... that sir, is genius.

Would you post the measurements of the plate you did up?

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Old 04-25-2008, 07:01 PM   #1645
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Easy fix here !!! It is in two parts, and made of aluminum. The front part you see,
and then there is a another plate welded on behind that bolts to the skid plate. This is my first attempt, I think
it should be about an inch shorter. A common problem with the AT,
as I have had to replace two front fenders that caught on the skid plate after hitting a big pot hole. I have put
these on all my bikes, and have never had a problem since.
Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:20 PM   #1646
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Dead Cat

Man you can't throw a dead cat and not have it land on a twin here in the states.

Theses things are poping up everywhere! Lets hope we can get some of these guys to show up at the North American Africa Twin Riders Summit!
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Old 04-26-2008, 03:23 AM   #1647
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I have been able to find most everything that is attached to the AT swingarm on bikes here in the US and I'm sure the RD07 rotor is here too. I have a few leads on which US model it may be on but I need the diameter of the rotor and any hole pattern measurements.

JIM
Using Honda part # locator from my local Honda shop I've been able to get many parts. The brake pads and rotors don't match up to any U.S. models.
That isn't to say another bike brand wasn't using them on one of their bikes.
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:56 AM   #1648
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Using Honda part # locator from my local Honda shop I've been able to get many parts. The brake pads and rotors don't match up to any U.S. models.
That isn't to say another bike brand wasn't using them on one of their bikes.
The RD04 and 7 caliper is on the 1990 CB400F, same brake pads too! I'm just needing the diameter of the AT rear rotor to double check with what I think is the same one on other US Honda bikes, then I'll go aftermarket.
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Old 04-26-2008, 02:55 PM   #1649
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nice one greg I was chasing one of these a while back. Now if no one else bids I may have a chance

cheers, Bob.
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Old 04-26-2008, 10:52 PM   #1650
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Just wanted to say ..... that sir, is genius.

Would you post the measurements of the plate you did up?

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I have been called many things in my life, but cannot recall being called genius...
The aluminum plate is 4.25 inches wide, and about 4.5 inches tall. The thickness is the same as the skid plate. The plate welded on behind is the same thickness, and extends down about an inch as I recall. It could be made a bit shorter as it does not really need to be that tall to stop the fender from binding. However it also stops the mud flung off the front tire from entering that area as well, a trifling side benefit. My other amusing mods to a Africa Twin are here.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=50630&page=86
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