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Old 08-14-2009, 10:46 AM   #4096
Andy G
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Anyone know what type of AT is this? it looks like a rd04, but the front fairing seems to be from a rd03.. and i don't think that i saw this colors before..
exactly! Or any kind of combination. Forks are RD04 or newer, tank and front side panels are RD03 or 04, rear side covers are RD04, paintjob is custom, bashplate looks like rd04, so I would suggest its mainly a rd04 with some rd03 parts...

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Old 08-14-2009, 01:30 PM   #4097
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RD04 with RD03 fairing

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Anyone know what type of AT is this? it looks like a rd04, but the front fairing seems to be from a rd03.. and i don't think that i saw this colors before..






Looks like an RD04 to me (sides, exhaust angle, passenger footpegs, skidplate
double disk).
I is not a problem nor a great expense to replace the front fairing, but it would be quite expensive to replace all the rest.

My take is it's indeed an RD04.
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:16 PM   #4098
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Short answer. No.
At 40 k kms it's just broken in.
Buy it...and post pics.
Bought it!!!

I'll post some pics when I'm back home where I left my camera. I just have to make a quick detour to Murmansk first. And Ushuaia. And Leh. And...

I've been laughing out loud several times today! It is such a great bike to ride - I'm happy as a pig in deep shit
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Old 08-14-2009, 06:33 PM   #4099
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Bought it!!!

I'll post some pics when I'm back home where I left my camera. I just have to make a quick detour to Murmansk first. And Ushuaia. And Leh. And...

I've been laughing out loud several times today! It is such a great bike to ride - I'm happy as a pig in deep shit
Come over to http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/ and chime in when you get a moment. Lots of info over there.
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:16 PM   #4100
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I agree...

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Looks like an RD04 to me (sides, exhaust angle, passenger footpegs, skidplate
double disk).
I is not a problem nor a great expense to replace the front fairing, but it would be quite expensive to replace all the rest.

My take is it's indeed an RD04.
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:20 AM   #4101
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I agree...
I know the bike. It is an RD04 with RD03 front fairing and custom colors. The bike is for sale.
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:26 PM   #4102
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Choke Plungers

Gday,

Pulled the carbys off the bike today, concerned about high fuel usage.

Are the choke plungers supposed to be sealed ? Looks like someone has been heavy handed on the plastic retainer bits and broken them. One had a poor attempt at glueing them and the other had a brass plug. See pic.

Was thinking of getting rid of the choke cables etc. Not really needed the choke in Queensland. & Just putting in blanking plates from the front brakes.

Any ideas anyone ?

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Old 08-16-2009, 12:45 AM   #4103
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Gday,

Pulled the carbys off the bike today, concerned about high fuel usage.

Are the choke plungers supposed to be sealed ? Looks like someone has been heavy handed on the plastic retainer bits and broken them. One had a poor attempt at glueing them and the other had a brass plug. See pic.

Was thinking of getting rid of the choke cables etc. Not really needed the choke in Queensland. & Just putting in blanking plates from the front brakes.

Any ideas anyone ?
Hi, blanking the chokes is a common mod here in the UK and it will take your MPG back to normal.see xrv.org.uk and do a search as its been well documented......
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:39 AM   #4104
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Hi Mel,

Glad to see you here too

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Old 08-16-2009, 01:41 AM   #4105
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Hi, blanking the chokes is a common mod here in the UK and it will take your MPG back to normal.see xrv.org.uk and do a search as its been well documented......
Done, & removed the jammed up choke cables. Pinched the blanking plugs from the front brake calipers. Same size and done on the xrv.org site. Cleaned the carbies and a general once over. Cleaned the main jets. All gummed up with light brown stuff.

Put the carbs back on next weekend and try her out. Should have the clutch cable by then too. Getting some made up to exact spec of OEM cable for $40 AUD each. Keep one as a spare.

Tks meljordan much appreciated.
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:44 AM   #4106
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Hi Mel,

Glad to see you here too

It's a small world isn't it?
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Old 08-16-2009, 04:15 AM   #4107
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Oh yes it is

Glad to see you here too
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:50 AM   #4108
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...Should have the clutch cable by then too...
...Looks like someone has been heavy handed on the plastic retainer bits and broken them...
Peter (same login/screenname) on German Africa Twin page FAT is selling these "plastic retainer bits" for the choke, which he fabricated out of aluminium. I think they are about 10 Euro each, but considering it is quite some work involved in the fab, I think it is reasonable. Also think about how expensive the crappy plastic OEMs are. I already got two of these from Peter and will install them by next chance.
If you want to get in contact with him, his homepage is http://www.wuestentwin.de/
He also sells revised springs for the back of the clutchplate, the ones that start rattle on OEM configuration.
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:07 AM   #4109
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I can understand wanting to eliminate those fragile plastic fittings.

However, just "blanking-off" the holes with nothing inside doesn't seem like the correct method.

I'd think that the two small rubber seals would have to be replaced and the brass bits and springs would have to go in. The "blanking plate" would hold those parts inside the carbs.

The important bit is that the "enrichening circuit" of the carb has to be closed and the way to do this is to have those brass bits seal the passage with the rubber tips.

Otherwise, your carbs would be running with the "choke" ON all the time.
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Old 08-16-2009, 11:50 PM   #4110
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Mosfet R/R Unit installed on RD-03

Well guys I told you about the R/R unit I picked up on EBay and how it is the new type with Mosfets and supposed to be cooler and better, well here's the results of today's swap:

http://easternbeaver.com/Main/Stuff/.../r-r_swap.html

This should liven up the thread heh heh.

So you want to know how hot does it get? Well I don't know yet but I'll see if I can touch it after a long run on a hot day. I'd like to put a remote temp probe on it, but likely won't go that far. I'm looking forward to a well charged battery though...

I may be able to borrow my friends' temp gun, but it won't be for a couple weeks.
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