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Old 05-03-2009, 02:04 PM   #3646
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Today is reason to celebrate: I just realized that Michelin T63 is finally available in the US.

Until now I had to import it from Germany.

Front:
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ront-Tire.aspx

Rear:
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:16 PM   #3647
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here are some Photo's of Ralph Putting his AT through some tricky Off road route's.

we had a great day's trail riding today in North Yorkshire.
More photo's here of the rest of the ride.

BMWGS.co.uk :: View topic - Pool run Pics









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Old 05-03-2009, 04:58 PM   #3648
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Indeed two very mint late models are up for auction, however nobody bid at those high prices.

Last week another RD03 went for a real low price and it looked MINT! I wanted to buy that one too.

After checking my Transalp tires, I actually have a Dunlop 605 on its front and it works fine on pavement and is a very cheap price. That tire, at least when new tends to make the bike turn in very quickly, guess that is normal.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:11 PM   #3649
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Originally Posted by wheatwhacker
On another note, anybody here got a quick fix for a non working speedo on my AT. Cable is connected on both ends.
As Greg said, and also check the washer next to the wheel bearing (have to remove fr. wheel) which drives the speedo gear. It has two raised bits that engage the speedo gear, check that they are raised and engage the speedo gear - they sometimes flatten....
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:13 PM   #3650
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Noob here, be gentle

Looks like I finally found my bike, but have a couple of questions:

How new/old is a 1994 with 40k?

What things should I look out for, besides the typical stuff?

Thanks
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:47 PM   #3651
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Another view of Yorkshire

Dazzer, luckily we avoided the little touch of mud you found.














But I did learn from your photos how good the engine crash bars are as grab bars! I hope to ride with you guys soon.
Cheers,
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:41 PM   #3652
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Noob here, be gentle

Looks like I finally found my bike, but have a couple of questions:

How new/old is a 1994 with 40k?

What things should I look out for, besides the typical stuff?

Thanks
Hi and welcome!......... A94 africa twin at 40k .....is more like fantasy BUT theese things DO exist (i got one) If it was well kept it is not old at all it's ....just right
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:01 PM   #3653
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What things should I look out for, besides the typical stuff?
Besides the typical stuff: Condition of the Output Shaft.

It might be difficult to get the seller to agree to this, but TAKE some time and remove the sprocket and inspect the shaft for wear. Be advised, if the shaft is worn and needs to be replaced, it is a major job as it is one of the last items that will come out of your engine.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:33 PM   #3654
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Thanks guys,

The guy its asking 6k, I think I will go for it, I have a buddy that might check the shaft.

I hope my wife confuses the Africa Twin for my NX250

Thanks again
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:37 PM   #3655
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Oh no, this is too unbelievable:
http://page10.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/m67085911

You have to check out this primo example of the RD04, 2,735 kms! Man oh man if I didn't just buy a nice RD03 I'd be all over this baby. I'm going to see what a mint bike goes for, hell who knows maybe I can scoop it, hehehehe...
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:19 AM   #3656
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Oh no, this is too unbelievable:
http://page10.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/m67085911

You have to check out this primo example of the RD04, 2,735 kms! Man oh man if I didn't just buy a nice RD03 I'd be all over this baby. I'm going to see what a mint bike goes for, hell who knows maybe I can scoop it, hehehehe...
OMFG!

No more torture...please.

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Old 05-05-2009, 07:59 AM   #3657
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Jim,

Wow, what a beauty!

There was a large article in BIKE (gb) magazine last month talking about 2 strokes and how a few businesses there made a good living from importing bikes from Japan.

Maybe you could buy it and install some of your wares on the bike then bring it to the US as a "demonstrator". Of course you'd have to sell it to me before you left. Maybe if you did only a bike a year, it wouldn't register on the importing radar?

The garden in the photo is nice, also.
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:30 PM   #3658
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Well nobody bid and that bike is up for another 4 days of auction. Alas, so many bikes here in that price range that are considered faster, more powerful, etc.

Yes I've thought of taking it to the States. I took one to Canada a few years ago, cost me over two grand to get it there and it got damaged somewhere along the line. Swore never again.

No problem registering in Canada if 15 years or more old.

I was thinking to jus fill a large garage with them here and start up an Africa Twin rental business to foreigners. "Come ride the mother roads on one of our Twins". Who wants to be first?

Let's see there are other bike choices currently, 2007 DL1000, 1993 Transalp 400 for learners, and a 110 cc two stroke scooter for those bopping around town.

That would be my idea of work, leading touring groups around Japan on Twins!
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:52 PM   #3659
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I'm looking for a small voltmeter for AT

Something like this here:



However the one on the above picture needs a 5V power supply and is not sealed.

Does anybody have an idea where I can get something like this as SEALED and READY to connect (two wire version).
Also it should not really be much wider than on the pictures.
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:00 PM   #3660
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That is what I like about the one I installed. So simple....and waterproof
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