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Old 10-07-2005, 03:41 PM   #181
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The vast majority of bikes in Japan are 400cc and below, due to their 2-stage licencing laws. Apparantly it's expensive and a pain to get the unrestricted licence so most folk bomb around on little bikes. So I doubt there's many Africa Twins on the streets of Tokyo.

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This must be maddening for the Japanese bikers, unless there's some strange 'natural' reason, prevalence of congestion or something, that gives some rationale to the rules.
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Old 10-07-2005, 03:45 PM   #182
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I'm looking for an AT rear wheel if any of you overseas guys know of any breakers that may have one for sale.
I really like the look of the bike on the stand. It's as if you were in the bivouac getting the bike serviced and ready for the next day's stage through Mauretania.

What do you want a whole rear wheel for? It may be cheaper if you try to locate a hub and have the wheel built here in the States. Shipping would be a lot less.

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Old 10-09-2005, 02:05 PM   #183
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Old 10-14-2005, 01:30 PM   #184
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Some Africa stufff...

I have translated (some of) my Africra Twin page to English. You ca read it here: http://www.andersjonsson.se
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Old 10-14-2005, 02:05 PM   #185
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I have translated (some of) my Africra Twin page to English. You ca read it here: http://www.andersjonsson.se
Nice AT, Anders. Thanks for translating your page.
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Old 10-14-2005, 05:59 PM   #186
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Thanks Anders. I enjoyed your web page. The AT on ice looks like fun, and you have given me some ideas as we have no shortage of frozen lakes around here. Also, you have some interesting modifications there. Enjoyed the following quote too...

Here is a qoute from Motorcycle News about the Africa Twin:
"Almost no other bike has the road presence of the Africa Twin and cars seem to melt out of its way, once they see the angry glare of its lights in their mirrors." ...
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Old 10-14-2005, 11:00 PM   #187
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Speaking of lights... I've been mod'n again... and ohhhh sweet Jesus it feels so good!

Yep, I've finally got all my bits for the twin lamp (remember I've got the oddball single lens RD03 -rare yes, but all ATs should have the proper twin rally lamps) conversion. I'm also going to upgrade the bulbs to 55/60W H4.

Oh look... here's what I've done so far. I used an old Cibie lamp from a Land Rover and the orginal Stanley lamp for the SuperEnduro remains... for the bulb holder. I mod'd it up to fit the H3 and will be doing the wiring this weekend.

My plan is to have one lamp working just like stock. The other lamp will be on it's own switch with off, lo, and hi settings. This way... any problems that might come up with say a stock light switch, wiring harness, etc... won't leave me in the dark.

My only question... will the stock Stanley lamps made for 35W H3 bulbs handle the extra heat of the 55/60W H4?

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Old 10-14-2005, 11:15 PM   #188
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BTW... special thanks to Dilbert and Dirk for the tips and sweet scream'n deals on the bits needed!
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Old 10-15-2005, 01:13 AM   #189
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german power anyone ??



makes me droool a bit

Cick on tuning on the left and chose africa twin or transalp

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Old 10-15-2005, 06:41 AM   #190
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My only question... will the stock Stanley lamps made for 35W H3 bulbs handle the extra heat of the 55/60W H4?
I think the housing can handle the extra heat. I don't think it's that much more. It's not like you're burning a 100 W. bulb.

Let's see some pics when you're done. I like modifying.

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Old 10-15-2005, 07:49 AM   #191
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I think the housing can handle the extra heat. I don't think it's that much more. It's not like you're burning a 100 W. bulb.

Let's see some pics when you're done. I like modifying.

Jim.

You bet Jim
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Old 10-15-2005, 04:46 PM   #192
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Question Any AT's For Sale in the U.S.??

Reading this thread every day has really given me the itch. Damn you all!! Anyone know of any FS in the U.S. None on CT or CL ???
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Old 10-15-2005, 06:45 PM   #193
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Reading this thread every day has really given me the itch. Damn you all!! Anyone know of any FS in the U.S. None on CT or CL ???
Heres one for sale in Eugene, Oregon. http://eugene.craigslist.org/mcy/104222888.html
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Old 10-16-2005, 04:09 PM   #194
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Heres one for sale in Eugene, Oregon. http://eugene.craigslist.org/mcy/104222888.html
Thanks, I will FU on this
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Old 10-16-2005, 09:01 PM   #195
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Finished up the mod'n today. From this...
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