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Old 04-12-2014, 12:39 PM   #13336
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:24 AM   #13337
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hey guys,

I just bought my first AT - a 91 750. Should pick it up later on this week once the paperwork's sorted out.

Care to make suggestions of things that I should check immediately, changes I should make?

Stuff that I can think off - all from the top of my head and all basic stuff, just to get the ball rolling
Check or replace the rectifier
Check Change the fuel filter
Oil and filter change
Other fluid check
Suspension check? I'm about 80kg - road and gravel track rider, nothing technical - any set up suggestions?

Other stuff?
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:29 AM   #13338
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Chain tension and countershaft sprocket condition.
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:31 AM   #13339
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The Africa Twin thread

Check the output shaft spines they can be ruined by a tight chain!,,
The RD04 has a higher spring rate 100 lbs/ inch as opposed to the 07s 70 lbs/ inch, if I remember the figures , so you may find the ride a bit harsh, also intiminators for the front will stop the infamous fork dive

Other than that usual checks :-)
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:27 PM   #13340
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Both front brake calipers.
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:57 PM   #13341
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Both front brake calipers.
For anything in particular or just corrosion and general wear and tear? Any tell-tale signs?
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Old 04-14-2014, 02:02 PM   #13342
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The callipers are prone to corrosion also check wheel rims for dreaded. Honda alloy wheel rot
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Old 04-14-2014, 02:05 PM   #13343
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RD07 has a horrible case with front calipers, i've heard similar rumours about RD04 but being the 7 owner myself, I have not paid that much attention.

AT calipers are prone to unreasonably excessive corrosion which in turn will clog up the piston sylinders. You can read all about it from the xrv.org.uk .

Telltale: ABS like slight rattle-vibration in the brake lever when braking. I also seem to have some sort associated front end squeak on low speeds (when pushing or maneuvering the bike).

What appalls me is the total lack of any response from the Nissin manufacturer, i distinctly remember another japanese CEO crying in a press conference regarding braking issues on their automobiles.

Being a "soft and social sciences" major I am willing to be corrected by the math, physics and engineering department on this one.

My guess would be that the brits have such a headache with it due to the generally dampish weather they have over there. I'm guessing it also applies to austria, germany and everywhere further north.

Greeks seem to be fine with their AT brakes, as usual, apply some sunshine and just ride.

Incidentally: all our slavic brothers out there (Russia, Ukraine, Balkans, Romania), you are notorious about your low-tech genius solutions to similar technical issues. Any advice?

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Old 04-14-2014, 03:03 PM   #13344
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The callipers are prone to corrosion also check wheel rims for dreaded. Honda alloy wheel rot
I suppose it can also be put down to the environment the bike has been in.
The UK is harsh on bikes from what I've seen. My German AT with 85 K kms has very little sign of corrosion...calipers original as with the swing arm bearings. I just renewed the rear wheel bearings as a preventative measure even though they were still spinning smooth. Rims had some minor spotty corrosion...so minor.

Central Europe is not so hard on bikes it seems so being in Austria might be good for the bike. All it takes is just one drive through a salty ocean surf and that bike will probably never be the same. Of course riders who use them daily and year round on salty roads will have issues.

Following pics borrowed from the TA forum over at xrv.org. It's an older TA from the UK getting a restoration. Before pics.








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Old 04-14-2014, 03:11 PM   #13345
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Yup 1 winter will do that , but folk here who run bikes through the winter often use acf50 or scotoiler 356 corrosion protection, but if the previous owner has used that level of protection then it's lost cause :-)
If you get a Spanish or Italian model they your laughing :-)
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:37 PM   #13346
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Yup 1 winter will do that , but folk here who run bikes through the winter often use acf50 or scotoiler 356 corrosion protection, but if the previous owner has used that level of protection then it's lost cause :-)
If you get a Spanish or Italian model they your laughing :-)

My '96 XL600v imported from Germany. Summer driven only and stored inside will do that.

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Old 04-14-2014, 10:00 PM   #13347
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:33 PM   #13348
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My '96 XL600v imported from Germany. Summer driven only and stored inside will do that.

Good god man! Do you lick clean wit' tongue? that's insane! :)
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:48 AM   #13349
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Good god man! Do you lick clean wit' tongue? that's insane! :)
Wild eh? That's what it looked like when I bought it. A lot of bikes out there
that have probably never seen a mud puddle. Germany is a good place to shop.

Aside from the spline wear that has been mentioned you may also want to check the output shaft for radial wear once the front spocket is off by moving the shaft up and down.

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Old 04-15-2014, 07:01 AM   #13350
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