The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. Wald

    Wald Adventurer

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    I rode the whole of Finland from north to south ... Beautiful country!
  2. Wald

    Wald Adventurer

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    second attempt ..
  3. alainmax

    alainmax ca vaut le detour !!

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    great video Wald:clap:clap Man, what a load to control!!and all in the back..
    nice panniers set up, did not seem to interfere with the legs in tight passages

    ...i would have taken the ferry:D
  4. Byke_Baikonur

    Byke_Baikonur Adventurer

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    Wald &#1055;&#1088;&#1080;&#1074;&#1077;&#1090; &#1057;&#1086;&#1089;&#1077;&#1076;))
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  5. caljw

    caljw Been here awhile

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    Thanks. Good tips, we were looking at the engine install last night wondering what the best procedure was.
  6. dennism

    dennism dennism

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    If you subscribe at xrv.org, they have a link to the parts lists for @'s. Find the pages that have to do with the engine fitment to the frame, and you'll get a very useful idea of what goes where in the process of fitting the engine back into the frame. Same applies to all the other bits too, for that matter.:deal

    Also, you can still buy a copy of the workshop manual at David Silvers in the UK. It's a photocopy, so not too expensive. Mailing from there takes about 10 days. It has drawings showing routing of the wires and hoses, the wiring diagram and a lot of other useful info. You'll be glad to have it.

    Good luck. DennisM
  7. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    Get yourself a small trolly jack like in the pic. The tape on the frame will save you from scratching the paint.

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  8. atabay

    atabay Adventurer

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  9. Hectoe

    Hectoe Adventurer

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    Thanks!

    Here is another video I made last weekend.
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  10. Africa_Twin

    Africa_Twin Africa Twiner

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    Hi Sergey, great pics you have!!! :clap

    Do you have the track above for Garmin GPS? If yes, can you please email it to me? :evil

    Spasiba :D
  11. JGalt

    JGalt Adventurer

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    After a long search was able to find an unmolested RD04.

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  12. Africa_Twin

    Africa_Twin Africa Twiner

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    :eek1

    What's the mileage?

    Well done!:clap
  13. JGalt

    JGalt Adventurer

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    About 30,000 miles

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  14. Stormforce8

    Stormforce8 Farkle Tart

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    Such a short sentence for six months of fighting red tape and a journey of 5000 miles :D:D

    Glad it's arrived - this is pretty much a museum piece - the most unmolested RD04 I've ever seen - over 21 years old and still running an immaculate original can :clap:clap

    At least we now no longer have the temptation of having it staring at us every day..................ENJOY!! :lol3:lol3

    GSPD - this one is a definite contender for being shinier than your RD07A :evil:evil

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  15. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Wow....looks like is just came out of the crate from the handlebar closeup.

    Nicely done. :clap

    Share some details about the search and capture. It's always nice to see another inmate that's nuts for old Rallye type bikes. Looks like you'll need a DR750 to round out the list.
  16. JGalt

    JGalt Adventurer

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    Looked at a lot of bikes. Lucked on to this with the help of mysterious strangers that I have named the Baker Street Irregulars. They noticed my searches and contacted me.

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  17. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Oh, you have to be more forthcoming than THAT.

    When Stormforce is impressed and gives away a 5000 mile trip, red tape problems and now you're using Holmes references, there simple must be a good story (or three) connected with this.

    Don't worry I doubt the US DOT reads this thread.

    Any chance of a "group photo" with all of your rides? Oh wait, I'm looking at Stormforces sig. line.....sorry. I can't look at any more of his photos because it always ends in either buying something nice for the bike or 4 days in the shop making the mods I've been putting off.
  18. lukasteam

    lukasteam Life is beautiful !!!

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    Holly cow !!! Pictures like that should be illegal, some of us might have weak hearts for stuff like that , you know. LOL . Absolutely amazing condition, haven't seen anything like it since '89 when they came out new. Congrats on great find !!!
  19. Grumbleweed

    Grumbleweed Africa Twin UK

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    Mitas e-07 pair ordered!! Get those T66's that are knackered to the bin!
  20. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    whats the fuse box on dash for & wats the light over the other lights for?

    nice bike