Oz Honda V-twin Adventure bike riders thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by atgreg, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    well, there's a few of us now, so time we had a thread like the Dr and orange roughie boys, so Oz transalp/XLV750/Africa twin and varadero owners post your piccies & mods here.





    My old TA

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    My mate's Dero didn't like sand !!

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    Transalp city

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    A gaggle of honda v-twinners

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  2. DANNOj

    DANNOj Long timer

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    My Dad's '98 Transalp

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    He posts occasionally here as NEWCMAN.
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  3. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    And some At's

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    A mix

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  4. icekube1

    icekube1 Middle aged git

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    Great idea Greg

    Here are a couple of my 1987 TA:

    116,000km, goes like a train
    Ohlins rear shock
    Progressive front springs
    320 fully floating front brake
    Pro-taper fat bars with risers
    Barkbusters
    Alloy bashplate and chainguard
    Crashbars

    Can't claim credit for most of the mods, but I've done some of them and want to do a few more.

    I love it..

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    Wonder if this will ever be repeated??

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  5. Clancy

    Clancy Long timer

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    On ya Greg:clap Bout time we had our own. Now you've put me to shame and I'll have to post some of mine.

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    The day I got it home from the dealer


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    After a few mods
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    Including a bash plate
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    But this is one you might like better Greg. Claudios monster
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  6. Clancy

    Clancy Long timer

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    A few more.

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    But then you have to pull it all off just to change the bloody plugs:wink:

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  7. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    can a traitor post?
    I sold this trusty old transalp after about 15 years...
    alloy bashplate (raised as much as possible by grinding a few finns from the bottom of the motor)
    ohlins rear shock (awesome)
    moorhouse seat (excellent)
    progressive fork springs / revalve etc
    replaced the rubber tripple clamp mounts with machined alloy bushes - transformed the steering
    renthals, barkbusters etc.
    front guard raised with spacers (after it clogged with mud on the blue light - first and only real crash with the wife on the back - slid all the way down a mongrel greasy hill with no steering before droping her in a puddle at the end)
    lots and lots of scratches (memory marks)

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  8. 2uprallyist

    2uprallyist Adventurer

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    Here is mine,
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    only mod is the staintune, and a homemade gearsack rack.
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  9. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    I bought this africa twin.

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  10. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    I convinced a few locals to buy transalps

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  11. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    I even convinced another doc in town to buy one - call him DR TA??

    it's a 94 model grey import- has the light weight and nice motor of the 600 but a disk brake and better fairing, hand me down pannier racks that were originally built for my transalp god knows when. The locals did a group buy on the motech bashplates. Great bike.

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  12. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    trouble is, I then bought a 640. Looking back on all my photos there has been some great times.

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  13. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    and some really interesting bikes (600 transalp sidecar, from memory he had delorto carby, tuned exhaust.)
    he dropped in to Arkaroola when we had the 2002??? (second) get together

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  14. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    this was an interesting trannie a NSW guy built up, wonder whatever happened to it

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  15. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    so thanks , Greg, for starting the original ozhondavtwinadventurers. You're a legend.

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  16. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    as for you, Andy, I WANT IT BACK!!!!!

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  17. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    hey Greg, what about that other hondavtwinadventurer bike?
    (Ian D on his way into the wonnangatta- we had about 30 vtwin hondas)

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  18. Squily

    Squily Squily

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    Thanks to ATGreg's assistance, my AT (after I brought her over to Perth) in Karijini NP

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  19. ozcan

    ozcan Been here awhile

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    Your enthusiasm for these amazing offroad Honda v-twins has convinced me to buy four, so far: XLV750R, TA600, AT750, AT750... and I'm shopping for one in Canada, now. May hafta be the new Dero... .
    Thanks for all your help and advice during the last eight years!:D
    Paul
    PS: So there are four ATs in WA now, Squily?!~:freaky

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  20. sharkey

    sharkey XLV750R

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    Indeed, thanks Greg for many happy v-twin memories!

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