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Old 10-21-2009, 08:24 PM   #4456
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It looks interesting....but too KTMish.... The bike looks awesome like it is now....anyway....what the f.......go ahead and do some damage!!!!


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I've been messing around on photoshop, and I think this is how I want my @ to look. What do you think?

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Old 10-21-2009, 09:02 PM   #4457
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G,

Belgian Waffles would most likely be joining (my brother, Alainmax's son). He owns a TA.
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:52 AM   #4458
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Question Scared of AT mileage...

Hey guys.

My mate is looking at a '99 AT with 45k km on the clock. Mine has about 30k on the clock, so I can not really answer him on his question...

i know there are guys with 200-odd k km's on their AT's...but does my mate have to be scared of 45k on the bike's clock. I know it all depends on how it was treated...bike seem to be in top notch condition. Any major parts that will need replacing soon??

thanks guys!
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:51 AM   #4459
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45K km?.... barely broken in!! that's "nothing" for an AT.

A quick look at the pinion shaft ( L side behind the front sprocket) will tell you in what shape the bike is
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:11 AM   #4460
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my second africa twin

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Old 10-22-2009, 12:00 PM   #4461
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Ohhhhh! Another gorgeous one!
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:04 PM   #4462
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You Junkie .........

Heya North ......
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:22 PM   #4463
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AT meeting in oregon

hello all you AT fans. so OREGON next year .you guys could not make it any closer???
that is a LOOOONNNNNNGGGG. ride for me. not sure if i'll make it. i might have to get together with PAPAPETE and have our own rally.i am glad that at least there is going to be another get together. it is good to see more AT owners in the usa and canada

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Old 10-23-2009, 08:14 AM   #4464
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Could you guys tell me, why Honda wasnt sell Africa Twin in USA?
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:51 AM   #4465
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no africa twin in the usa

because the TRANSALP was a huge sales flop. both in the USA and canada. today the transalp has a cult following but back in the late 80's and early 90's they sat on the showroom floor until they had to be discounted. the africa twin would be priced higher and honda knew they would never be a sales success like they were in europe.

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Old 10-23-2009, 09:20 AM   #4466
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Yes, we all know the problem of the original crappy pump. A fairly good solution was to go to the Facet pump. It works well, but makes a lot of clacking noise when it is working, which is sort of annoying. Also it does not really fit in the stock bracket very well. I have now gone to a Carter universal electric solenoid pump.


Here is a picture from the catalog.



Perfectly quiet, and fits exactly in the same rubber holder as the stock pump. It is sold through Napa in America, not sure who sells it overseas.
Here is the link to the Carter web page. http://carterfueldelivery.com/fuelpu...iversal_fp.php
The price is about 75 US dollars. Still looking for the specs for it, but I think it is about 4 PSI which is just right.
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:27 AM   #4467
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hello all you AT fans. so OREGON next year .you guys could not make it any closer???
that is a LOOOONNNNNNGGGG. ride for me. not sure if i'll make it. i might have to get together with PAPAPETE and have our own rally.i am glad that at least there is going to be another get together. it is good to see more AT owners in the usa and canada

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C'mon North ...... it's only 1300 miles farther away than Jim's place.

Seriously .... I started realizing how many AT owners there were on the West Coast, and thought a "regional" get together was in order ......

And then somehow it got ..... ummmm, bigger.

And yes I know it's a long way for you amigo .....
But if you did attend, I know you'd dig it

locorider ...... I think that would be the bomb if you could attend!

And last, for the moment ...... C'mon guys, vote on a date range in the Poll.
So far only locorider, coyotetrips, and E-Bum have ponied up.

Don't make me have to pick the date range on my own ......


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Old 10-23-2009, 11:34 AM   #4468
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first half of July OR first half of august is fine with me
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:12 PM   #4469
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Originally Posted by klomp84
Hey guys.

My mate is looking at a '99 AT with 45k km on the clock. Mine has about 30k on the clock, so I can not really answer him on his question...

i know there are guys with 200-odd k km's on their AT's...but does my mate have to be scared of 45k on the bike's clock. I know it all depends on how it was treated...bike seem to be in top notch condition. Any major parts that will need replacing soon??

thanks guys!
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I just bought one with 59000kms on it, works just fine!
Though the radiator fan does not start, but the bike does not heat anyhow.
The rest of the bike looks and works perfectly!

I had a very carefull look before I bought it. Having a look around the engine and places hard to clean gives you a first clue on how it was maintained.



Mine has a rendez vous with Honda for carburator setting because I just fit a "MIG" exhaust and I'm looking for a pair of wheels so I can paint the extra set in Black.
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:36 PM   #4470
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Did you install Facet 40171?

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Yes, we all know the problem of the original crappy pump. A fairly good solution was to go to the Facet pump. It works well, but makes a lot of clacking noise when it is working, which is sort of annoying. Also it does not really fit in the stock bracket very well. I have now gone to a Carter universal electric solenoid pump.


Here is a picture from the catalog.



Perfectly quiet, and fits exactly in the same rubber holder as the stock pump. It is sold through Napa in America, not sure who sells it overseas.
Here is the link to the Carter web page. http://carterfueldelivery.com/fuelpu...iversal_fp.php
The price is about 75 US dollars. Still looking for the specs for it, but I think it is about 4 PSI which is just right.
Did you install the 40171?

I read somewhere that KTM 950 and Africa Twin were using the same fuel pump (Mitsubishi I think). I have had an AT and it the same size, same shape, same make, on the other hand in July I had to replace my 950 pump with a Facet 40171, I didn't see it click, it would make suction sounds very briefly to establish pressure upon starting and that's it.

My $0.02
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