The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. VonFries

    VonFries n00b

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    I've read the questions and so I realize you might not be able to answer this question but here it goes;
    Will it survive a trip to Sweden?
    I'm flying to Athens on the 26th and supposed to fly back on th 3rd of May but if you think it's up for the job and give me a good price I'll put cash in your hand!

    I need a bit of spring adventure and isn't that what this site is all about?! :wink:
  2. The Apostle

    The Apostle Adventurer

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    In December I did a 500 km trip in 2 days but with no more than 120 km/h.
    Today I am going to think it twice before doing it again.

    I do not think that it will it make more than Italy!! When you start going up the Alps I believe will be the end ....

    But glad to help you in any way :freaky


    PS http://www.car.gr online sales of cars and bikes

    the left blue button "Αναζήτηση" is for search
    in the next menu press to bike icon

    all these fields are for age, km's, price etc etc etc
    in the middle there is a price, the average price of a bike
    below is an empty box
    write africa ( or whatever you like :p ) and press the button on the right "Δείξε αγγελίες" show ads
    if you need anything ask me
  3. VonFries

    VonFries n00b

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    Or I could just push the "ENGLISH" button in the top right corner:evil

    Joke's aside, appreciate your honesty and thanks for the tip; surprised how many AT for sale down there at good prices! Looks like I need to cancel my return flight!!!:clap
  4. *thomas*

    *thomas* *thomas*

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    Hi all,

    I have a set of silver colored AKRONT rimms for sale.

    They came off my 1997 cagiva elefant and are in good condition (the quility of akront is far superior to the OEM DID that was on the honda's and yamaha's).

    It is a 19 inch (front) suited for 100 wide tires and a 17 inch (3.25 large) for 140-150 tires).

    I converted my elefant to 21 - 18, so if anyone is interested, pm me.

    Cheers
  5. al bowlly

    al bowlly Adventurer

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    Ladder,
    My AT is exhibiting the same problems as Thump's. I've had it to the LHD twice and have gotten no relief. I have the carbs off now and one issue discovered is one side of the pilot jet screw is broken where someone tried to remove it. We haven't checked the diaphrams yet. Could this affect performance?
  6. @dreamer

    @dreamer Been here awhile

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    Hello All,
    I am currently in the states and it just so happens that Leo Vince USA is just down the street from my sisters place and I was wondering if someone could help me with an important question? They have the SBK OVAL EVO II ALUMINUM slip on for the 1993 in stock but that's the furthest back that they go (even surprised they had anything for a Twin). Can anyone tell me if this pipe will fit the 1990? I can't tell if the mounting points are the same, I have tried comparing by looking at the photos but that's just not going to cut it, I need first hand knowledge. Also if this pipe isn't going to work could someone please guide me to one that will.

    Thanks for the help in advance
  7. RiderMakis

    RiderMakis Adventurer

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    Few weeks ago i bought a second hand Touratech fuel tank 43L.
    It was on a white colour and i deside to paint it in red as the colour of my bike.
    I m gonna make some nice decals to put on it.
    How do you see the result? Is it looks ok? When everything ready i ll upload more fotos.
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  8. shortikus

    shortikus shorty

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    Hi @dreamer,

    AT 04 and 07 has the same exhaust pipe diameter, only mounting points are not the same. Easy solution is mounting clamps for oval exhaust and it fit perfectly.
  9. Fantuzzi

    Fantuzzi Been here awhile

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    Very nice tank. I'm looking forward to see it installed.
  10. 621andy

    621andy Been here awhile

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    ridermakis-That looks very nice:wink:
  11. 621andy

    621andy Been here awhile

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    It's snowing here at the moment:huh

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  12. raoulserban

    raoulserban vrrummm

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    @RiderMakis- why didn't you paint those lines too? doesn't the tank have points to install fuel sensors?
    @621andy- SUPERB!
  13. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Could the broken pilot affect performance?..........Possibly, if it's partially clogged. However, if the bike idles and runs well at small throttle openings, the pilot jet should be OK.

    Whenever you remove the pilots you MUST have a screwdriver that fits the slot perfectly....otherwise they can break. If it were me, I'd try to remove it once but if it doesn't want to turn, I'd leave it alone. Shine a strong light down inside and try to determine if it's blocked or has foreign material in it. It's a very very small hole...so this is difficult at best.

    Generally, I never stick anything inside a jet - the pilot in particular - because the hole is so small. If you find it blocked I'd try compressed air first. Shoot the air up through the pilot jet hole on the other carb (with the pilot jet removed) so you can see where the pilot bleed hole is on the carb body......then try to shoot air in through THAT hole on the bad carb. What you're trying to do is "backflush" the jet.

    Blowing air into the pilot jet in the direction that fuel normally flows just serves to block it further if there is dirt or other material down there.

    OK...so back to the problem. The bike runs fine until 4000 rpm or so at which point it seems like it's running out of fuel, correct.

    A few things that will give this symptom:
    Water in the fuel.....if there's just a bit, the water will form a bubble at the low point of the bowl. Fuel is not drawn up from this point (through the main and into the needle jet) until higher rpms ....so the water just sits there until it gets sucked up at higher rpm causing problems. Drain the bowls through the drain ports in the bottom of the bowl. Drain into a clear container so and let the fuel sit for a few minutes. If there's any water, it will settle to the bottom.

    A dying fuel pump....The bane of the ATs. Your fuel pump may be able to keep up with the flow required at lower loads and rpm but not provide enough fuel at higher rpm and load. You should be able to test this by bypassing the fuel pump with some extra fuel line. The tank will "gravity-feed" for about 2/3 of the tank before the fuel pump is really necessary anyway.

    A partially torn carb diaphragm...Description of problem already provided. To examine the diaphragms remove them and gently invert them looking for tears or cracks. They tend to bend and flex at one point at the crusing speed the bike sees most often. This is normally where cracks occur.

    Hoping you find this helpful. Pleas post what you discover
  14. RiderMakis

    RiderMakis Adventurer

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    My friend as you know A/T RD 07 has no fuel gauge. Thats why i left the two lines without paint. To see the fuel level inside the tank.
  15. RiderMakis

    RiderMakis Adventurer

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    I hope on Thursday to install it on the bike with the decals too.
    I ll upload more fotos. At the moment my bike looks ....

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  16. @dreamer

    @dreamer Been here awhile

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    AT 04 and 07 has the same exhaust pipe diameter, only mounting points are not the same. Easy solution is mounting clamps for oval exhaust and it fit perfectly.

    Are these mounting clamps an aftermarket product? Not sure what you are talking about, any photos of a set of these clamps so I can see what you are talking about.

    Again, thanks for the help
  17. @dreamer

    @dreamer Been here awhile

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    Does anyone have a list of bikes that uses the FH008 regulator/rectifier, even if the list is one?

    Thanks
  18. trackbikes

    trackbikes Adventurer

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    I've always liked Africa Twins but never bought one,
    I've always wanted to do a full rebuild on a bike.
    I've always wanted to ride around North Africa*

    Something weird happened today... :) (I am getting there!)

    I was looking for a new iMac today and found an Africa Twin that looks in need of a good bit of TLC and is crying out to be stripped down and rebuilt. I am going to go and look at it on friday (thats what I told my wife but I'll probably buy it there and then)

    Anyway I have 2 questions....

    1. anyone know what model it is from this picture...

    2. Anyone know any good rebuild threads and rebuild project blogs?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/89914208@N00/5616092294/



    * Where I live now I can see Morocco on a clear day... so no excuses!
  19. ray3656

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    you might like to look at this :-)

    http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/africa-twin/73313-ready-start-new-project.html
  20. ray3656

    ray3656 Adventurer

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    its an rd04 check the name plate on that right hand side frame member near the seat/engine