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Old 09-20-2009, 06:06 PM   #4276
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Is your front axle straight? How about the fork tubes?
My axle is straight.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't the front fork tubes have to be aligned if my axle were straight and vice versa? It would be impossible to thread the axle through the first fork and into the second if they either the forks or the axle were bent correct?
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:17 AM   #4277
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How much space do you other RD03 owners have at this interface?
I just checked. My disc is 5.5mm thick first of all and it's really really close to the caliper at the outside point but NOT touching...

Have you checked that your brake pads are the right thickness? I mean the total including steel backing.

It is possible to get an axle in even if the tubes are bent I suppose. I mean they'd have been bent with the axle in place, right?
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:12 PM   #4278
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Hm that's interesting that you too have a 5.5 mm disc... I mean the OEM specs call for a 4.5 mm disc.


Something must be wrong with my assembly though, since your 5.5 mm disc doesn't touch. Is there anyway you could take a pic from a similar angle so I can take a look?

Here is the overall picture. Looks pretty normal.... although a small distance is going to be hard to notice I guess.



Here are some pictures from below the forks to get an idea of what the spacing looks like. I'm a little curious as to this picture below:



What I'm looking at is that space between the fork tube and the speedometer assembly. There's a good 5-6 mm of visible axle (where the blue grease is). Is that space suppose to be there? The wheel does not slide from side to side in any way along the axle.... And really, the only thing that would close that gap and shift the wheel a few mm's away from that caliper bracket is if I had a bit longer distance collar...
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:26 PM   #4279
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E-Bum, Your axle doesn't look like it's all the way in. It protrudes too much outside the fork clamp. The shoulder part of the axle should be touching the speedo drive.

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Old 09-21-2009, 02:42 PM   #4280
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PM sent. I may be able to give you some ideas as I had something similar happen to me.

Jim, now you know why I bought those new discs (one of mine got warped due to misalignment and rubbing on that bracket). Thanks to you, I'm now good to go! Mario
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:09 PM   #4281
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I'll get in contact with you XRV.


Jim, I think my axle is in as far as it goes. The end of the axle protrudes about .5-1mm out from my other fork, which is what I remember it doing. I also compared it to my brother's 89 Transalp, which looks exactly the same as mine as far as protruding distance goes. How much of the axle sticks out on yours?
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Old 09-21-2009, 04:49 PM   #4282
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Take out the disk and put everything back together, but without the disk and see how it goes...and from the pics the wheel is more the right side of the bike...
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:06 PM   #4283
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I took some photos, mine looks just like yours by the speedo drive. I don't believe you have a problem there.

Have you actually measured the thickness of your rotor?

Speedo Drive Area:



Looking Down the Disc, Fork Side:


Disc Spoke Side:
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:00 PM   #4284
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Don't look to right speedo side of axle, yours looks same as on my Transalp. Most important is left side where brake rotor is and also spacer between wheel bearing and fork- this is what defines rotor's position against caliper. Take apart wheel bearings, compare also spacer to TA's spacer- they must be same. you can try also TA's wheel, wheels are same between RD03 and TA up to 1996.

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Jim, I think my axle is in as far as it goes. The end of the axle protrudes about .5-1mm out from my other fork, which is what I remember it doing. I also compared it to my brother's 89 Transalp, which looks exactly the same as mine as far as protruding distance goes. How much of the axle sticks out on yours?
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Old 09-22-2009, 02:28 PM   #4285
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parts list for 94 RD07

Looking for a parts list or fish for a 1994 RD07 AT.

Are the RD07 engines identical (or close) to the RD04 engines?

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Old 09-22-2009, 06:17 PM   #4286
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Looking for a parts list or fish for a 1994 RD07 AT.

Are the RD07 engines identical (or close) to the RD04 engines?

Steve
Link to an 'R' model. Should be close enough.

http://zsf-motorrad.de/en/Spares/XRV750R-G-50P

Some Pulse Generator coils and HT coil differences between the models you mention.

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You gotta pretty big stable there. Cool.
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:43 PM   #4287
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Thank you very much Just what I was looking for. Wish they would ship to USA. I'll try David Silver Spares now that I can identify the parts.

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Link to an 'R' model. Should be close enough.

http://zsf-motorrad.de/en/Spares/XRV750R-G-50P

Some Pulse Generator coils and HT coil differences between the models you mention.

More here.
Free workshop manual download for Honda Africa Twin+Transalp 650

You gotta pretty big stable there. Cool.
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:18 PM   #4288
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I have had good luck with DSS before.
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:36 PM   #4289
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Hi Jim, I agree

DSS ships faster than most US based internet parts suppliers.

Steve

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Old 09-23-2009, 01:32 AM   #4290
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Honda is working (according to Motorrad DE) on a Africa Twin followup, namely Africa Four, equipped with the 1200c V4 from the new VFR1200.


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