The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. modrover

    modrover BOOMSHANKA!

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    Dirk,

    For the love of all that is holy... DO NOT SELL IT! :huh

    I know temptation my friend... she's a beautiful-ugly thing indeed. :D

    You've got that AT so dialed in to your riding style that'd it take twice the TT39 to come close. Yeah, my vote's for keeping that sweet ride of yours. :1drink
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  2. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    Dirk mate, Hi !!!, yes my old girl is going OK, Im just sorting out the carbies at the moment, worn emulsion tubes etc. I know what you mean about selling the AT, I love mine dearly but having ridden the KTM950 it's very clear how "old tech" the AT is these days. I do dram of a modern AT built by Honda but I dont think thats going to happen. Ive got a KTM front end in the garage ready to go on my AT in the future but maybe I could get a Vstrom 650 and turn it into a real dirt bike, the engine is light years ahead of the AT's.

    I think whatever I do I will keep my AT forever, to many good memories on the old girl. maybe a centrepiece in the loungeroom or a feature in an indoor garden ??

    I think you should get the TT and keep the AT !!!.
    Greg
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  3. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    From a dirt course we recently did;

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  4. modrover

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    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! :D
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  5. modrover

    modrover BOOMSHANKA!

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    "Right... you're lost my friend, but come... come into this tent here... I've something to show you." --and the PD racer woke the next day to find no tent, no bike, and he felt somewhat... umm... dirty. :huh
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    :lol3 blah blah blah... just fun'n wit cha!
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  6. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    I did a complete engine rebuild on my AT at 200,000km. hile I was inside the engine I did some mods;

    1mm OS high comp pistons - these are a wiseco kit for the 650 hawk from the US, a 3mm OS on the 650 they needed some mods to the piston skirts so they didn't hit the AT crank, made the AT comprssion go from 9.2:1 to 10:1. i also had the heads flowed and the headers ceramic coated.

    I ran the bike in and it felt a bit gutless so I got a dynojet kit and had it jetted on a dyno. As you'll see from the graph below it was a big change, it was running so lean with standed jetting that it was only about 30hp and after jetting it was about 56hp bnoy did I get a pleasant surprise when I picked it up !!!!. The HP before the engine mods was about 48hp.

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    :evil WOOHOO!
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  8. modrover

    modrover BOOMSHANKA!

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    I'm still on the fence as to what kind of top box I want to run so... I just re-installed this setup that used to be on the Transalp. Not a bad fit on the AT, but it's not what I really want. To be continued... :D
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  9. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    2 AT's in the Oz Outback

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  10. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    My outback house, what more does one need that a tarp and an AT

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  11. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    Another one, 2 AT's in the desert. As you can tell Ive been wanting to share my piccies for ages and have just got a smumug account.

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  12. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    A wet AT this time;

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  13. the white rabbit

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    Just stumbled on this thread.

    Despite owning probably the best bike in the world :evil.... I still want an AT so bad. Trouble is not much desert my way...I guess its this feeling that if I had one the desert would somehow come as an added option...

    Well just dreams for me at the moment but nice bikes and great pics, guys.
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  14. kimangao

    kimangao Been here awhile

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    Hi Greg,
    keep the pics coming! :clap They'l sweeten my office hours ...

    Dirk
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  15. Pete Rock

    Pete Rock Been here awhile

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    same here
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  16. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    In the Oz high country

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  17. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    Not an AT photo but a nice one anyway. An outback oasis at Mungeranie on the Birdsville track.

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  18. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    Claypan between Tibooburra and Cameron Corner

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  19. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    Varadero's and sand dont mix !!!

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  20. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    Dirk, check out the Transalp modification thread, ive posted some photos there too.
    Greg
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