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Old 08-11-2007, 01:15 AM   #991
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How to spend a months wages in 10 minutes :)
absolutely !!!, Im about to drop 1800 euros at Boano
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Old 08-11-2007, 01:18 AM   #992
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I just bought this of ebay, for my AT, 4kg lighter than standard and I got the mold to make more as well
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Old 08-11-2007, 01:19 AM   #993
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Old 08-11-2007, 01:28 AM   #994
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I just bought this of ebay, for my AT, 4kg lighter than standard and I got the mold to make more as well
Nice, does it bolt up to the factory RD04 side panels?
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Old 08-11-2007, 04:28 PM   #995
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let's see it

4 kg lighter? Do you have any pics of it on your bike?
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Old 08-11-2007, 11:11 PM   #996
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4 kg lighter? Do you have any pics of it on your bike?
Im waiting for it to arrive from germany
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Old 08-13-2007, 02:43 PM   #997
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fuel pumps lives with Jesus now

Well the fuel pump on my 1998 @ gave up the ghost today.
So do I go with the fuel pump from Honda of America?
They use the same pump on the VTX1300 or do I go with the
after market Facet pump from aircraftspruce.com?

The other option is a guy at work will give a vacuum pump off a
donor quad.
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:01 PM   #998
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Well the fuel pump on my 1998 @ gave up the ghost today.
So do I go with the fuel pump from Honda of America?
They use the same pump on the VTX1300 or do I go with the
after market Facet pump from aircraftspruce.com?

The other option is a guy at work will give a vacuum pump off a
donor quad.
Stay away from Honda fuel pumps- Replace it with a Facet fuel pump. There is even an "how to install" technical section about it on the UK Africa Twin website.
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:04 PM   #999
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Well the fuel pump on my 1998 @ gave up the ghost today.
So do I go with the fuel pump from Honda of America?
They use the same pump on the VTX1300 or do I go with the
after market Facet pump from aircraftspruce.com?

The other option is a guy at work will give a vacuum pump off a
donor quad.

When my pump went, i had 1 choice. The honda pump. And the price hurt! 260$euros.

Facet is 25$ dollars I think.

IT's sopposed to be reliable and all. Wish I had one of them with me.
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:15 PM   #1000
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I just bought this of ebay, for my AT, 4kg lighter than standard and I got the mold to make more as well

Great find. I think you have too much free time. I wish I did.

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I really don't think cosmetically the africa twin needs help. Any deviation will just make it into a bike it wasn't meant to be.

I like the looks, but thats just me.

Stuff id like to fix on my bike. Id like to put headlights that are h4's(or hid), id like to get wheels that don't need tubes, attach some hard paniers for cheap.. But im too poor and don't have the skills to make this happen.
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Old 08-13-2007, 05:12 PM   #1002
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I really don't think cosmetically the africa twin needs help. Any deviation will just make it into a bike it wasn't meant to be.
Oh I beg to differ. Less weight means more power (power to weight ratio). Wouldn't you rather ride a 300 lb. bike versus a 450. lb bike? Okay, so it may not be that extreme of a difference, but it would make a big difference. The stock AT has a big and heavy front support frame. An aluminum piece with a carbon/kevlar bodywork would be awesome.

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Old 08-13-2007, 05:37 PM   #1003
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I really don't think cosmetically the africa twin needs help. Any deviation will just make it into a bike it wasn't meant to be.
I like the looks, but thats just me.
It's not about looks for me, I reckon the RD04 is a great looking bike, but I'd like to lose weight off the bike. After deciding I cant bear to part with the old girl for a new bike Im going to spend some $$ on her. A new front end, the lighter front faring / instruments / headlights. then I have a spare frame and eventually I'll get around to cutting of the uneccesary brackets, a bit of the subframe etc and lightening it up. The the heads from my spare motor will be going to Hordpower ( Hawk tuner extaordaire ) in the US for some massageing, 2mm OS inlets and porting to match. The AT750 heads are the same as the 91 Hawk. Im sure I'll think of more.
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Old 08-13-2007, 07:57 PM   #1004
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The the heads from my spare motor will be going to Hordpower ( Hawk tuner extaordaire ) in the US for some massageing, 2mm OS inlets and porting to match. The AT750 heads are the same as the 91 Hawk. Im sure I'll think of more.
Why not just stick a Varadero motor in there Greg? Sounds simpler and it would give those extra horses without sacrificing reliability. I think Africa Queens does one as well.
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Old 08-13-2007, 08:24 PM   #1005
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Why not just stick a Varadero motor in there Greg? Sounds simpler and it would give those extra horses without sacrificing reliability. I think Africa Queens does one as well.

sounds like a good idea :)

I think that lightening project will be a good one. Personally, i only have time to ride my bikes

maybe thats why they break down so much.

post some more pics when you get started.

You install HIDlights yet? can the africa twin handle the extra wattage?
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