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Old 02-10-2013, 08:12 AM   #12076
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:43 PM   #12077
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Just took my AT for a back road tour of the upper South Island of New Zealand. Maruia Saddle, the Braeburn track, the Porika and finally the Rainbow Road back to Hamner. Ideal riding conditions here at the moment.

The XRV is a great bike for this kind of back roads NZ touring and the geometry and long wheel base works amazingly well even with a load. Inspirational to see so many nice Africa Twins on the thread....it took me two years looking to find mine but finally a nice one turned up. They're a superb design and often I find myself just looking at it and amazed how it good it looks as a bike IMHO.

At Boundry gate in the Rainbow.



The Matakitaki River



The NZ riders would recognise this view from Island Saddle......look at that road and tell me you don't want to ride that. Beautiful flowing corners through a timeless landscape. Everytime I complete the ride I just want to refuel and go back again.

Beautiful pics there,I was lucky enough to ride the Rainbow Rd a few years back,unfortunatly not on an Africa Twin,stunning ride tho!
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:51 PM   #12078
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:14 PM   #12079
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I took a hard look

Too many points against it

The search continues.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:17 AM   #12080
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I took a hard look

Too many points against it

The search continues.
One word....corrosion.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:34 AM   #12081
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Is it just me or is that price high?
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:02 AM   #12082
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It's a great old bike to be sure. But it did seem priced out of the park.

That kind of money would go long on something new, where as a guy could just ride and not worry about what the previous owners may have done to it or what o ring was drying out and ready to fail.

From a collector stand point, hey, buy it. But from a drive it, take it on trips, rely on it to get you home, be able to stop in the next town and get parts kind of thing, well. I want something more common on this soil. At least as my primary bike.

Just me I bet. But as I grow old here, I am more about what will get me home reliably without worry, vs. what is or was "cool". One would never be able to get a loan on one.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:27 AM   #12083
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Is it just me or is that price high?

These were never imported to the US..........so that makes it a collector bike. If you were to fill a container with old used @ from europe and bring them here you could get a very good price for them. The older shadow 750 share a lot of parts with the @, so the only hard to get parts would be the @ specific parts ( plastics primarily ) that can be found on ebay.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:31 AM   #12084
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It's a great old bike to be sure. But it did seem priced out of the park.

That kind of money would go long on something new, where as a guy could just ride and not worry about what the previous owners may have done to it or what o ring was drying out and ready to fail.

From a collector stand point, hey, buy it. But from a drive it, take it on trips, rely on it to get you home, be able to stop in the next town and get parts kind of thing, well. I want something more common on this soil. At least as my primary bike.

Just me I bet. But as I grow old here, I am more about what will get me home reliably without worry, vs. what is or was "cool". One would never be able to get a loan on one.
Maintained properly an Africa Twin is one of the most reliable m'cylces out there no matter what it's age. And getting parts to your door these days is really not an issue IMO. To really appreciate them though....you have to own and ride one.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:33 AM   #12085
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.............will get me home reliably without worry.
The Africa Twin is one of the few bikes where this is virtually guaranteed
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:57 AM   #12086
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Hello all.

I am looking for an extra windshield for my Queen, when we are going for a nice trip in to the forest. Because I don't want to ruin the windshield I have mounted at the moment.
I am looking for something similar on the picture below.

Thanks in advance

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Old 02-11-2013, 11:04 AM   #12087
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Hello all.

I am looking for an extra windshield for my Queen, when we are going for a nice trip in to the forest. Because I don't want to ruin the windshield I have mounted at the moment.
I am looking for something similar on the picture below.

Thanks in advance

Suhir.

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Ermax offer an original screen for the RD03
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:41 PM   #12088
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These were never imported to the US..........so that makes it a collector bike. If you were to fill a container with old used @ from europe and bring them here you could get a very good price for them. The older shadow 750 share a lot of parts with the @, so the only hard to get parts would be the @ specific parts ( plastics primarily ) that can be found on ebay.
I am aware of that, this is the reason I bought one before I move back to Canada in July. I paid 3400 Euro for a very very clean 96 with 38k km which is a little shy of 5k Canadian/American. Unfortunatelly for my south of the border brothers, you have that whole 25 year thing to worry about, which he appears to have beaten by importing as parts and registering as a 1980 goldwing...

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Old 02-12-2013, 04:53 AM   #12089
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Hello,

Here I present you my Queen,

when I've bought it:




few time later:




and now, almost done =) ...




Many regards from Portugal.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:29 AM   #12090
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The Africa Twin thread

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...by importing as parts and registering as a 1980 goldwing...
My California Registration does not
mention model, only make: "Honda". The complete 17 digit VIN# is also properly listed.

It's some insurers who don't seem to have Africa Twin in their database. My previous insurer insured my bike as VT750. My current insurer correctly lists it as Africa Twin. :)
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