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Old 05-10-2007, 10:56 PM   #826
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Metzler Tourance...hands down.
Yep, I'd go with those, I got 10,000 miles out of the last set
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Old 05-11-2007, 07:18 AM   #827
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Found a video of mine with me riding my 95 africa twin through my village in portugal, i thought it was neat because there is sheep, tractors, and scooters

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Old 05-11-2007, 09:50 AM   #828
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Nice vid Scorch.

Where'd you guys find all those rocks?

No lack of building material there.

What do you know about emissions specs in europe? Italy in particular. Some other european ADV riders are saying that the price on ATs, DR Bigs, Teneres etc are starting to plummet because of new emissions regs.

It sure would be nice to be able to import some of those machines rather the seeing them all rot and be broken for parts.

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Old 05-11-2007, 10:33 AM   #829
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Nice vid Scorch.

Where'd you guys find all those rocks?

No lack of building material there.

What do you know about emissions specs in europe? Italy in particular. Some other european ADV riders are saying that the price on ATs, DR Bigs, Teneres etc are starting to plummet because of new emissions regs.

It sure would be nice to be able to import some of those machines rather the seeing them all rot and be broken for parts.

Ray
We love granite. Northern Portugal is still building houses with medieval stones

Africa twin's can be had for cheap, I bought mine for 3500 euros with a 2 year warranty, teneres are super cheap, and can be head for less than 2000$. They are definatly good bikes if you can't afford the new stuff.

You don't usually find bikes rotting away, specially africa twins. Even in europe where they are abundant they are still very desirable. It's a cult thing, and even the r1200gs owners come talk to me about my bike.

Importing a bike to the states can be difficult from all that i've read. But you will need to get it to pass emissions, and i have heard it can cost about 1000$ dollars. Shipping a bike on a ship is about 500-800 dollars if you put the bike in a bin with other bikes.
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Old 05-14-2007, 11:23 AM   #830
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Love the thread. Thought I'd stick up a pic from the weekend gone.
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Old 05-15-2007, 07:22 AM   #831
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Nice pic Scotland or Ireland maybe?

Here's one of me taken last week in the Pyrenees.

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Old 05-15-2007, 10:42 AM   #832
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Love the thread. Thought I'd stick up a pic from the weekend gone.

Whats that seat?
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Old 05-15-2007, 11:23 AM   #833
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Lough Mask in Connemara, Ireland. Wow, the Pyrenees look like real trail-riding country, I'm mucho jealous !

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Nice pic Scotland or Ireland maybe?

Here's one of me taken last week in the Pyrenees.
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Old 05-15-2007, 11:27 AM   #834
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I don't know actually, it came with the bike when I bought it. However, looking at the underside makes me suspect it's just the standard seat redone.
It's lower, wider and a helluva lot comfier (I've done over 1,200 miles in a day no problem). But I would like it to be higher and... black !!

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Old 05-15-2007, 01:54 PM   #835
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(I've done over 1,200 miles in a day no problem)

bloody hell my ktm would make my butt blead if i did that
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:42 AM   #836
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Question for AT guys re: Fork Tube upgrades

for AT innovators:
do you guys use XR600 or XR400 tubes as replace for originals? Does the stock AT utilize a 41mm tube size?
of the available "gently used" tubes & stuff, which are the best to pick for the project? I'm looking for adjustability
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Old 05-25-2007, 02:47 PM   #837
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for AT innovators:
do you guys use XR600 or XR400 tubes as replace for originals? Does the stock AT utilize a 41mm tube size?
of the available "gently used" tubes & stuff, which are the best to pick for the project? I'm looking for adjustability

AT's have 43mm fork tubes, same as XR600 in diameter, What are you trying to do ??? more details would help with advice
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Old 05-25-2007, 03:16 PM   #838
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and same as XR650L and Suzukis DR & DL 650s.
TAs have 41mm.


Ps. for Atgreg: Regards for you from the Swiss Martin (yellow AT650)

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Old 05-26-2007, 02:00 AM   #839
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and same as XR650L and Suzukis DR & DL 650s.
TAs have 41mm.


Ps. for Atgreg: Regards for you from the Swiss Martin (yellow AT650)

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Old 05-27-2007, 07:40 AM   #840
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newbie to africa twins help please

Just a quickie, my son is looking at a 650 africa twin tomorrow. its an 88 model. The clutch has just started to slip. What should we look out for on this bike? its in the uk and was imported 2 years ago from italy.
What are the main problems with these old bikes? Thanks guys.
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