The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by iswoolley, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. iswoolley

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  3. modrover

    modrover BOOMSHANKA!

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    I'll be checking in with this Thread. :thumb

    I don't own a @T, but I love those damn bikes! :evil
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  5. Raidrallyrider

    Raidrallyrider I am bored

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    You guys keep bringing up this africa twin subject and make me miss my old bike even more :cry Wish I had'nt sold it

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  6. Komet

    Komet The Voice of Reason

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    That was a beautiful bike.
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  7. Possu

    Possu de-nOObed!

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    Komet, are you okay? You appear to have accidently strayed from JM in toa bike related thread....... :D

    Joking aside, did you venture to the coast recently? If so, was there a Ride Report that I missed?
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  10. Tom Zinn

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    but the new GS was a worthy replacement and the new owner of my AT is very happy...it was time to pass the pleasure on.

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  11. Mr.Grumpy

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    WOW, nice movie! I noticed that the A.T. and the old school Tigers look rather alike. I am curious to know how they compare performancewise.

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  12. westnash

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    How big a deal is it to buy a new or used A/T in Europe and ship it to the USA and get it licensed? Is this bike available in Japan used? Where is it made?
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  13. gtcoop

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    wow ,this is wierd...i was just in paying my insurance bill for my new v-strom and i seen one of these bikes in the parking lot of the ama..never seen one before.i looked at his licence plates and couldn't figure out where he was from.(not north america).then i looked around trying to find him and there was nobody with riding equipment on in there.to bad ,cause i wanted to talk to him or her...oh yah this was in lethbridge,alberta.canada...it's to bad more companies don't make more of these bikes so we have more options on what to buy.
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  15. iswoolley

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    Honda stopped making the Africa Twin in the '03 model year, so getting hold of a new one is gettting harder and harder. However there are plenty of second hand bikes, especially in France, Germany, etc.

    Any Americans done the private import thing and like to comment on the hassles/pitfalls?


    The vast majority of bikes in Japan are 400cc and below, due to their 2-stage licencing laws. Apparantly it's expensive and a pain to get the unrestricted licence so most folk bomb around on little bikes. So I doubt there's many Africa Twins on the streets of Tokyo.

    Iain
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  16. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    i have brought 2 bikes to the us from canada , not exactly overseas but it gave me a look at us importation rules. you better have the EPA/DOT sticker, forms, letter , other wise it might be shit outta luck.

    what is amazing is that any inbred SOB with a slp together harley can get tabs due to home built. I thought od going that route, import it in pieces. assemble it as my home built chopper.... w/ luck you get ther idea.
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    Here's mine in African Queens rallye spec. I've still got it but it's back to OE now and I have sold off all the parts.
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  18. dedes (sas)

    dedes (sas) Been here awhile

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    Here in Greece you can find an AT from 4000-7500 euros (this prices are for models `95 -`02)

    I had one and i really loved it.
    I sell it with 115000km with no problems
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    Very nice! :thumb

    Hey, am I seeing that right... does that Africa Queens setup use the TA tank? How funny if so... most TA guys would KILL for a AT tank to put on their bike!

    Did you still have to use the fuel pump from the AT with the TA tank on it?
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  20. rob_erto

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    Don't believe it's a TA tank... It appears rather large.
    But yes, you can put a AT tank in the TA, but you have to modify the sides of front fairing and adapt a AT seat.


    Yes, because the fuel exit oh the tank stands bellow the carburator... or at same level.. I don't exactly remember... :nod
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