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Old 05-16-2009, 08:46 AM   #3766
Andy G
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AFAIK the RD07 still has the same engine and alternator, but I'm not 100% sure on that. On the RD07a (>1996) they changed a lot: ignition (one coil per cylinder instead of two), pickups, maybe also regulator, alternator and CDIs. The engine number in my RD07 still says RD04.

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Old 05-16-2009, 01:16 PM   #3767
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I'm speaking about this type of alternator cover... Seems that even RD04 have it?

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AFAIK the RD07 still has the same engine and alternator, but I'm not 100% sure on that. On the RD07a (>1996) they changed a lot: ignition (one coil per cylinder instead of two), pickups, maybe also regulator, alternator and CDIs. The engine number in my RD07 still says RD04.

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Old 05-16-2009, 01:47 PM   #3768
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Hello ,
I wanna buy Africa Twin year 2000 40.000km, but owner repainted fuel tank and mask, so I will have difficult time to analyze condition of bike.
Can anybody tell me what are critical parts that wear out ?

I found in manual that front brake disc is 4,5mm thick ant service limit is 3,5mm, rear 5,0mm to 4,0mm....can anybody tell me how many km it takes to wear 1 mm out ?

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Old 05-16-2009, 02:14 PM   #3769
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Hello ,
I wanna buy Africa Twin year 2000 40.000km, but owner repainted fuel tank and mask, so I will have difficult time to analyze condition of bike.
Can anybody tell me what are critical parts that wear out ?

I found in manual that front brake disc is 4,5mm thick ant service limit is 3,5mm, rear 5,0mm to 4,0mm....can anybody tell me how many km it takes to wear 1 mm out ?

thanks
If the owner allows, check the contacts of the stock fuelpump (need to remove the pump and its black cover), they tend to burn down, the countershaft of the front sprocket (need to loosen the rear wheel, remove the cover and sprocket), there were some probs on that on RD04s, and the connector between the regulator and the alternator (just take off the seat and the left cover). If possible make a short measure if the battery gets charged when the bike is running.

Don't know about the brake discs, depends on the riding style, mine are more or less finished with 72.000km (bought with ~55k).

The AT is a rather robust bike, so the checks described above are for the super critic. Normally with just 40k it's more or less virgin.

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Old 05-17-2009, 08:40 AM   #3770
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tips needed for RD07 fork conversion

Hello all.
I replaced my fork with a KTM 620 (1996) fork and i stumbled into a problem with the brakes.

I want to use the original front wheel hub so i could use 2 disks and to save the cost of the caliper and its adapter.besides, i think that a 310/320 mm disk is too big.
so, to use additional caliper i need additional axle clamp.
what can you suggest me?
or should i stick with the one-disk-formation?
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:06 AM   #3771
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I think you don't have too many choices.
I would love to have one disk only. I'm a very slow rider on the street and almost never go above 55mph (except on dirt ), so I belive one disk would suit my needs. As far as looks the one disk comes closer to Paris Dakar.
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:36 AM   #3772
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Abat,

Welcome!

It's very difficult to add the right side disc to a set of forks that were never intended to provide this.

Why do you think the larger disc is wrong? It may be easier to damage if your riding through large rocks, but little else can go wrong.

It may be easier and less expensive to use the KTM front wheel and Motard parts to add a large left side disc.
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:42 AM   #3773
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hi from sa

lurked here for sometime but is a long standing member of the wilddog forum localy.and my 2000 RDO7 is called AiTsa
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:10 AM   #3774
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Great pic!!!!
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:41 AM   #3775
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welcome briv

welcome to the forum briv, let's see some more pics of your bike .

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Old 05-18-2009, 10:40 AM   #3776
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AiTsa pics

solo ride i did in jan 2009... and some pics
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=26362.0



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Old 05-18-2009, 03:53 PM   #3777
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solo ride i did in jan 2009... and some pics
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=26362.0
"Life is paradise in The Hell"

Good ride. Still one of my favourite spots. Nice pics.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:20 PM   #3778
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electricity... elec-tricity

Just to clarify something... I can put a generator from a RD04 into my RD03 and get more output? I could hook up an extra set of lights.
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:55 AM   #3779
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Why do you think the larger disc is wrong? It may be easier to damage if your riding through large rocks, but little else can go wrong.
Thanks for you're answers guys.
This is the reason for not loving the one big disk.it may suffer a thing or two.

so,
i decided to stay with one disk.i'll buy myself a 320 disk.

briv-
Great pics.

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Old 05-19-2009, 11:34 AM   #3780
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so why not share...
I had a little accident few weeks ago.i felt like riding into a protective road barrier
My front all wrecked so i finally had the opportunity to upgrade my RD07.
In my opinion, the OEM fork is not working well off road so if i'm already there...

this is my bike when i started to take it apart.




fork:


both:


wheel.
the disk, spokes and the rim-all garbage.




more damage:


i started to take is apart:


it appears that i had water in the axle.god knows how.




started to work on the new KTM fork:



more pics,
later.
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