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Old 07-22-2009, 01:27 PM   #4006
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longuito: thank you....can that piece be part of steering wheel lock mechanism?

about engine leak....should I not worry ? Is it necesary to replace seals? This AT is in Honda showroom, bike is from their customer, they told me he services his bike there many years. If it is from overfilled oil, it was not very good job . It shows 50k km on speedo, but I think it is maybe more.
on another side...seat is destroyed-painted with black color and it is comming down...is it possible to clean it somehow ? I think owner did not like blue color, but this was really BAD idea to paint it black.
Johan,

No, it's not the steering lock, because that part is closer to the switch mechanism... About the leak, I really wouldn't worry so much. They probably overfilled the coolant - that's what happened to me, it probably has nothing to do with Oil. Mine has 48,500 km (also pretty new) and I have always given it perfect maintenance, so it probably has nothing to do with the type of maintenance it has received.

What an idiot to have painted the seat, but I am sure it can be re-upholstered for not too much money. Here in Ecuador, you can have it re-covered for US$ 10.00. If not, look on Ebay.de for a new seat, or maybe go for an aftermarket, as the AT standard seat is terribly hard!

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Old 07-22-2009, 01:33 PM   #4007
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Quote:
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longuito: thank you....can that piece be part of steering wheel lock mechanism?

about engine leak....should I not worry ? Is it necesary to replace seals? This AT is in Honda showroom, bike is from their customer, they told me he services his bike there many years. If it is from overfilled oil, it was not very good job . It shows 50k km on speedo, but I think it is maybe more.
It's part of the steering lock, there should be the same on the other side of the frame. It enables you to lock the steering in the left AND in the right position.

I wouldn't like that brown stuff on the engine. Maybe it's nothing, but if it is a leak in the gaskets down there, it's a lot of work to fix it.
EDIT: on one of the pics it looks like it's all coming from that rubber thing that connects to the carbs. If it is that, it's harmless, just replace the rubber or tighten it stronger.



If your looking for a technical good AT I can sell you my blue one: 75000km, some optical issues like the paint of the engine side covers is getting loose, but technical in best condition, 2.600€. Most important modifications done: replaced fuelpump with Pierburg pump (like used in some VW Golf), soldered rectifier contact, Voltage monitor...

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Old 07-22-2009, 01:46 PM   #4008
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wants to help.

I am near Houston but out of town at the moment, did send Goh an email to see what I can help out when I am back in town.
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:57 PM   #4009
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:24 PM   #4010
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:28 PM   #4011
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bad bad bad...





we were very glad that Hope Too is on the move again after staying 19days with Gary and Heather.



we continued the journey north, about 1 hour or so, the bike started to lose power. i stopped by a gas station, took out the tank and adjusted the carbs.


after half hour, the bike had a loud cranking sound and we stopped. Gary came from 200km away and fetched us to the nearest motel. the next day, we loaned a truck for US$200+, loaded everything, including Hope Too and drive my 'whole family' towards Houston, where Dave 'adopted' us.





got some stocks in for the long stay at Dave's house.




i opened up the rear cylinder today, found that the piston is cracked, cylinder head is damaged. new valves were broken.



piston cracked. that semi circle black thing is a folded piece of metel from the valve seat.





again i took out some more parts today, 22nd july. the cylinder wall is cracked and chipped. the pieces couldn't be found. it could be inside the engine.




the connecting rod is bend side ways.




the piston is jammed on the cylinder wall.



where is our Hope? where is our Hope? if only in 2007 sept, Hope was not being stolen in malaysia. If only i had not been busy body and went to Malaysia to visit a friend in a Hospital. If only i had an extra lock to lock the wheel of Hope. This would not happen to me now with Hope Too.

give me a place to complain.

let me have some time off to think about another solution.

i do not want to end the trip.

i do not want to buy another motorcycle.

if anyone could help me to find an engine in anypart of the world, i would need to replace that urgently and desprately.

why? why me again?

goh mia chun

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Old 07-22-2009, 03:39 PM   #4012
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http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/mcy/1280934674.html

Honda Used that same engine I think in the Shadow.
3 valve V twin.
The link above is one for $350 Jacksonville Fl.
Would that not work in the Africa twin?
I don't know if it is chain or shaft drive though.


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Old 07-22-2009, 04:01 PM   #4013
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Why don't you sell the bike and buy something else to finish the trip on? A rare bike like that's got to be able to fectch a good price here. Sounds like you could buy a whole bike for what it's gonna cost to get the motor you're looking for unless Catfish's idea works out. Get something that you can get parts for anywhere in the world (KLR, GS. etc) and get back on the road.... Just my 2 cents, that's whhat I'd do. I don't know anything about the bike in question but I'd be interested in buying it.
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Old 07-22-2009, 05:05 PM   #4014
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Copied this thread from where it's also posted in RF: Texas in case someone has a lead on an Africa Twin engine solution.
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:07 PM   #4015
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It gets hot, real hot. But keep an eye on the voltage output. If it goes higher, like ladder106-Ray said go all over the wiring connectors and clean them. Add dielectric grease to avoid corrosion and that will help you avoid future headaches.

Apart of adding a cpu fan or vents, I will add cooling fins to help dispersing heat. I added an aluminum box and a cpu fan to my TA and up to now its working and the voltage is withing the range.

cdi's do a light clicking sound.
This guy is always right.........one of my friends helped me today and put on a cpu radiator(aluminium box with lots of fins) and a mega fan and now evry thing stays cool and the voltage with in the normal range! The operation was kindo nasty and it took all the space under the fairing, even got to move a reley in other place BUT IT WORKED ! it looks nasty under there but IT WORKS ! VTR regulator ..........i'll put some pictures tomorow of the whole shabang......damn i'm like........HAPPY :))
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:43 PM   #4016
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AT for sale 2000 Euros

Just found this.

http://www.biker.ie/forum/showthread.php?t=86138
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:29 PM   #4017
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Greg has suggested I post pics of the latest build:

Here's the list of what we did:
  • Kevlar Boano Rallye Light Front Fairing
  • Aprilia twin headlights (smaller to fit front fairing)
  • Custom front frame support – black anodised
  • Kevlar instrument support panel
  • Boano moulded coolant tank (now inside l/h bashplate)
  • WP48mm USD Forks
  • KTM Triple trees – black anodised
  • Custom machined steering stem
  • Brembo calipers with twin 300mm discs
  • Uprated 100Nm Ohlins Spring on Ohlins HO645 Rear Shock
  • Relocated Ohlins Remote Spring preload adjuster
  • Boano rear tanks holding additional 17ltrs (bringing the total fuel capacity up to 40ltrs)
  • Rear fuel tanks switchable.
  • Boano Righthand sidestand
  • Acerbis Rally Pro handguards
  • Matt Black Powdercoated Bashplate
  • All rear electrics relocated
  • Odyssey Extreme 8 battery
  • Rear frame modified to install Boano rear tanks
  • Kevlar rear mudguard and number plate support
  • Honda CRF front mudguard
  • LED Rear Lights x 2
  • LED Brake lights x 2
  • LED Number plate lamp
  • 12v direct connection power socket
  • Remote battery charge lead
  • Fibreglass 1 piece rear panel
  • 2.15 x 21 front wheel – Black with 90/90 Michelin T63
  • 3.5 x 17 rear wheel – Black with 150 section Continental TKC80
  • 4 x mini indicators
  • Custom link pipe for Leo Vince SBK exhaust
  • Carbon exhaust wrap to link pipe
  • Rugged Roads front engine guard
  • Rugged Roads radiator guards
  • Rugged Roads exhaust heat shield
  • Rugged Roads chain guard
  • Touratech IMO100R300
  • Touratech Sport Control Lamps
  • Touratech RB-TT Roadbook
  • Touratech FB Rallye 5 remote switching for IMO and Roadbook
  • Touratech Single seat
  • Touratech GPS locking mount
  • Garmin 276C GPS
All the build pics are in my SmugMug.












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Old 07-22-2009, 10:53 PM   #4018
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So.....I'm at the computer when I utter a very loud "WOW".

"What ARE you lookin at", Carole asks.

"PORN", I reply for which I receive a hard smack on the back of the head with a ladies magazine.

.....then she looks at the screen......"Oh my....you're right it IS porn", she agrees.


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but I shouldn't have gotten hit for it.
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Old 07-23-2009, 05:11 AM   #4019
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Maybe you can install a Honda NT650 engine to keep you going...and later bore it for greater displacement...



[quote=singaporedream]Wednesday, July 22, 2009

bad bad bad...
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Old 07-23-2009, 05:18 AM   #4020
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Sure, it is!!!!! XXX!


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So.....I'm at the computer when I utter a very loud "WOW".

"What ARE you lookin at", Carole asks.

"PORN", I reply for which I receive a hard smack on the back of the head with a ladies magazine.

.....then she looks at the screen......"Oh my....you're right it IS porn", she agrees.


NICE BIKE

but I shouldn't have gotten hit for it.
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