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Old 12-22-2011, 02:50 PM   #10591
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:52 AM   #10592
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USA newby hear looking at bikes. I've been looking at RD04 bikes and came across a RD07. Should I keep looking for an RD04 and why?
Currently I ride KTM 200exc ,XR400, Rokon2X2, Montessa 315R trials
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:01 AM   #10593
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The RD04 as standard is, maybe, a bit more off-road capable than the RD07.

But, If you've found any AT in good nick in the States and your local DMV will allow you to register and insure it....BUY IT !

You won't get many chances. Just realize that it's not going to go down the single-track like any of your other machines
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:43 AM   #10594
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An rd07 is maybe even more capable in the dirt as the rd04
because it has less weight....
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:08 PM   #10595
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Here's wishing all my fellow Africa Twin owners.........................

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Old 12-25-2011, 06:28 AM   #10596
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Old 12-25-2011, 01:30 PM   #10597
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Here's a picture of mine. Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:01 AM   #10598
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Ahoy there

I'm the proud owner of @ from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. She's the pretty stock at the moment (except some minor improvements).
It's a great bike for almost every purpose but still there is a lot of room for improvements. I wish there would be some more horsepower, so I'm looking for a solutions.
I see there should be three tasks:
1. Replacing the air filter. There are two solutions: K&N, Pipercrosss. The last one, IMO, is more reliable one.
2. Replacing the exhaust. There are plenty of variants there. I'm personally adore the GRP or Laser (the first one is cheaper).
3. Rejetting the carbs. There are Dynojet, Tovami and 6Sigma available. The opinions on these variants are varied (never heard of the last one, but it's available at ebay).

What do You think about the choices there?

Also there is the kit from African Queens (this one: https://ssl.kundenserver.de/s7427041...3D28STF-A%3D29).
What do You think about this one - Is it worth the money? May be someone used this one before, what are the contents of the kit?
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:34 PM   #10599
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Wirth springs.

Hello there.

I am in the proces of changing my front fork oil, and fork seals. When i removed the spring, there was only one spring in the top, in the workshop manual it is shown that there is to be two springs, both an A and a B spring. Since i bought it second hand, i thought that maybe the previous owner put in some progressive Wirth springs, my question is how long are the Wirth springs when new? The lenght of the ones in my fork is 164,9 cm. Would it be improving the antidive if i bought a new set of "A" springs and installed them, and is it posible to screw on the top bolt with both A and B spring?

I have seen Rugged Road has progressive springs in their webshop, what is the lenght of them when new? Maybe Stormforce8 can give me the answer to this

Hope to hear from someone with experience with fork springs, hopefully Wirth springs.

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Old 12-28-2011, 04:55 PM   #10600
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Hello there.

I am in the proces of changing my front fork oil, and fork seals. When i removed the spring, there was only one spring in the top, in the workshop manual it is shown that there is to be two springs, both an A and a B spring. Since i bought it second hand, i thought that maybe the previous owner put in some progressive Wirth springs, my question is how long are the Wirth springs when new? The lenght of the ones in my fork is 164,9 cm. Would it be improving the antidive if i bought a new set of "A" springs and installed them, and is it posible to screw on the top bolt with both A and B spring?

I have seen Rugged Road has progressive springs in their webshop, what is the lenght of them when new? Maybe Stormforce8 can give me the answer to this

Hope to hear from someone with experience with fork springs, hopefully Wirth springs.

Twiniver.

I have Wirth's in my RD07: Two springs in each fork- one big/long one and a small one.

Two man job getting the cap on with both springs inserted without cross-threading the cap, so maybe previous guy left it out on purpose?
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:50 AM   #10601
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I have Wirth's in my RD07: Two springs in each fork- one big/long one and a small one.

Two man job getting the cap on with both springs inserted without cross-threading the cap, so maybe previous guy left it out on purpose?
Thanks for helping Squily, i will order a set of A springs.

Yes that may be the reason, but the change to wirth springs would probably be to improving the antidive, so leaving them out only made it worse. looking foreward to riding with the new setup

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Old 12-30-2011, 12:54 PM   #10602
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:07 AM   #10603
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:16 PM   #10604
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I think living near a space center like yourself may have an influence.

Thats a funny pic by someone who made the effort.

Megan's not so sure.....

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Old 01-02-2012, 01:46 AM   #10605
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