Oz Honda V-twin Adventure bike riders thread

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

  1. Thunder Dan

    Thunder Dan I don't like wallabies...

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    G'day Cruz,

    Converting it to a twin exhaust system. Just trailered it to Denis Foran (at Gosford) this morning for a 'Feasability Study...'
    I've got the Arrow Headers fitted up and a pair of SP Engineering Stainless Mufflers. It's booked in with Denis on the 17th Dec to go under the knife.. We worked out how we're running the connector pipes to the mufflers. :clap

    I'll need to relocate the rear blinkers (relatively easy fix) & modify / reposition the sidestand. That part will be a little harder. :huh

    Also, ordered in an 8L Advtank from the USA. Alone, it could be made fit the LHS on the old TA, but not with the twin exhaust I'm fitting. It's for a 950 / 990 Kato Adventure. I'll advertise here first later on, with more pics, etc - just in case another Honda V-Twinner wants to pursue fitting it.
    Basically as far as LH & RH rear tanks go - I'm back to square one. It's looking like the last option will be to get custom Alloy tanks made. That will be more expensive and might have to wait a bit. :cry

    Anyway, cannot wait to get the exhaust system crankin'. It's going to Bark!


    Cheers,

    Dan. :D
  2. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    Dan- WHY are you going dual mufflers- more weight, less room fo fuel?????

    If you're thinking custom made alloy tank have a talk with KTM matt. (rockhad rally gear) He built me up a very nice extra 15 litre tank for my 640 KTM (because the standard 450 K range just wasn't enough:evil). Not cheap, but I keep telling myself it doubles as a pannier rack....even though I already had a pannier rack.....and I already had a 20 litre turtle pack ...and we don't often do more than 750 k's between fuel stops....but hilly has a 900 k range so I REALLY needed it:deal

    Do you want me to see if his tank comes close to fitting one of the local transalps?
  3. Squily

    Squily Squily

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    Practical? :scratch

    Not sure, but I think it'll look coool!! Have been thinking about it myself. :evil
  4. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Interesting, you going to have to redo all the jetting etc as well with the carbies as the Arrow headers would be a bigger diameter than oem wouldn't they? Are the mufflers you are using small?

    Have the single Arrow muffler on mine, certainly made it run nicer and lost a heap of weight.

    Does anyone know the Africa Twin for sale in Melbourne on Bike Sales?. :ear
  5. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama

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  6. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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  7. Tiggs

    Tiggs Dreamin of Adventure

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    Not for sale anymore! I bought it! :clap
  8. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Lucky bugger, hope it is as good as it looks. You obviously need someone to ride it back to Qld for you now. Could be good rehab. :evil
  9. Thunder Dan

    Thunder Dan I don't like wallabies...

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    G'day Paul,

    Yep, will be heavier than the current set up (single up swept Remus), but I'm tipping the whole system will be similar in weight to the standard XL600V muffler. Certainly still lighter than the XL650V Muffler & Cat Convertor combination. I'll weigh it up to compare. However, I tossed the 650V Cat Convertor ages ago..
    To be completely honest, the main motivation is the look and sound. I can appreciate that it's not the most practical modification - ie, it takes up more room. Russ also suggested KTM Matt, so will try & get in touch with him.
    What sort of money was your rear tank?

    Cruz,
    Yep the Arrow headers are approx another 3mm in diameter. Doesn't sound like a lot, but they are noticably bigger. The mufflers are 300mm long, 100mm diameter, 51mm ID. You are correct in suggesting that the carbuettors will need adjusting to suit the exhaust system.


    Cheers,

    Dan. :D
  10. Tiggs

    Tiggs Dreamin of Adventure

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    Sorry Cruz, organised transport thru Bikes Only. But yeah I'm very happy! It's a one owner bike from Germany comes with panniers and top box, his and her riding gear, looks like a very original well looked after bike! :1drink
  11. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Saw that it had Goretex riding gear in XXXL to go with it. Bargain, if that is big enough to fit! :rofl
  12. Hardhead

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    Never been off road... I guess something will need to be changed pretty quick. :D
  13. Tiggs

    Tiggs Dreamin of Adventure

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    It'll definitely be going off road with me! :clap
  14. Tiggs

    Tiggs Dreamin of Adventure

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    Just. I think? If they're too big for me you're welcome to try them on. :lol3
  15. Squily

    Squily Squily

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    Look what Santa dropped off: To Dad, from Dad. A spare engine for the AT.


    Courtecy of me Dad, me son, Michael at Dualsports Adventures and Brian at Trioptimum Logistics

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    I can see an 80hp future... :deal (Insert evil laugh here)
  16. Rumble

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    Will got out on the Transalp for a ride last weekend. Just to prove I still use it and not the DR all the time :D

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    Will put some nobs on it for Philth's Christmas ride :evil
  17. Hardhead

    Hardhead Long timer

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    Where'd you go? RR?

  18. Rumble

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    Little riding and more R&R. Just north of Gympie then to Inskip :1drink
  19. Tiggs

    Tiggs Dreamin of Adventure

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    1993 RD07 one owner 67,000km

    It's on it's way up from Melbourne to Brisbane. I can't wait to ride it when I get back from my trip around Oz! :clap
  20. jimkat

    jimkat jim

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    It is with regret that I must inform my v/twin friends that my days with the Honda are numbered.
    Today I worked a deal on a new bike and tomorrow I will buy it.
    I have tried to justify me keeping the Transalp and have thought of converting it to a sidecar tug and also converting it in to a Dakar/African Queen clone. But It is not practical for some of the rides I have planned over the next 4-5 years. And will just waiste money trying to make it what it aint.
    It has 2 more days on that big auction in cyberspace and then I begin to travel into one of the dark sides.
    Anyway's I hope to be still welcomed at a get together, and catch up with the good mates I have met in the last 5 odd years.
    Regards Jim