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Old 07-13-2009, 02:56 AM   #3946
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hi, I'm from italy and in september i'll be in USA with my africa twin, if I need tyres are they available in every tyre dealer or are difficult to find?
the rear tyre is 140/80-17 in europe, what's the right measure in inches for my bike?
and what about spare parts if I have troubles? I think it could be a problem...

thanx for the answers
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:38 PM   #3947
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hi, I'm from italy and in september i'll be in USA with my africa twin, if I need tyres are they available in every tyre dealer or are difficult to find?
the rear tyre is 140/80-17 in europe, what's the right measure in inches for my bike?
and what about spare parts if I have troubles? I think it could be a problem...

thanx for the answers
Sourcing tires will be no problem. Tire sizes are universal.
http://www.swmototires.com/ will ship for free anywhere in the USA.
Parts? Well...you won't find head gaskets in the US for an AT...but many engine parts are available as the AT shares the same crank as the Shadow. Stuff like side cover gaskets, seals etc are no problem. Bring over a spare regulator/rectifier as they are hard to source over here. If you have the OEM fuel pump and if it should fail...like they always do, then sourcing a Facet solid state pump will be easy as they are made in the US. A JT Rear sprocket can be sourced herebausa@bikealert.com out of Atlanta GA. Chain and front sprocket should be no problem to find.
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:48 PM   #3948
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:29 PM   #3949
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Finally some pictures. And some nice ones too!
It was time E-Bum.

@Santa: Congrats to your freebie. GSPD750, nice move!
BTW: How did you manage to wear it down so quickly? Or do ride your chain dry?
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:52 PM   #3950
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While tire sizes are universal, there are some sizes and some brands that are not available in the US. Some tires, the Conti TKC 80 for example, are not available in the 140/80 - 17 size in the US. The 130 comes close and would certainly be functional but there are differences over here. Check USA tire suppliers on line to see what's available in your favorite brand.

For common spares go to http://www.cmsnl.com/.

Look up the Africa Twin parts you think you'll need. Once you pick the part on this site you also get a list of other models that have the same part number. The list isn't perfect but it is fairly extensive. That way you can have the US part number in hand and can just give the dealer the number. He doesn't have to know what bike you want to put it on. Sometimes this only confuses them.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:44 PM   #3951
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:17 PM   #3952
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Nice bike! It blends nicely with the forest background!!!
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:05 PM   #3953
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:01 AM   #3954
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thanx GSPD750 and Ladder106 for informations!
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:06 AM   #3955
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Greetings from Romania!

hello everyone, may I present you my toy?
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:56 AM   #3956
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Really nice bike

I love the Boano/African Queens tank, the Afircan Queens exhaust, the Touratech frame for panniers and the H&B alu eclusiv top box: good equipment

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Old 07-16-2009, 08:19 PM   #3957
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Shipping my AT stateside

I'm in the process of trying to get my AT from Ireland, where it currently resides, to this side of the pond. I'm replacing it with a Suzuki Vstrom, better for 2 up riding as I uasully have company on my Euro trips and the AT does not cut it with gear and more than one person

Shipping it seems easy enough. I have to ride it to Germany and put it in a crate. Problem seems to start with registering it on this side.
So, so I ride with Euro plates and see what happens or go to a different state as CA is a pain in the rear.

Anybody have any experience..
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:37 PM   #3958
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damn

ok here we go again ...this piece of shit gave up on me ....... and i ain't buying a new one as in 230 euro honda original and 100 on ebay.
I'm planning to put a R1 or shadow or anything i might find .....will there be any problem?
I am writing this becose search really stinks on this site :))

BETTER ..i just had the revelation of the century........if anyone has the electrical scheme of the rectifier.....please share it with me ......i'l make cheap rectifiers for evryone !
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:16 PM   #3959
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Chain Slider Repair RD07

Here is some quick fix i did for the Chain Slider on My AT.


Plus the bike.

Same Colour / Model as Antti 's .
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:23 PM   #3960
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Jeez Oly.....what'd you do....rip it out with your teeth?
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