The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. Heno

    Heno Lover Of Perfection

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  2. B DIRT

    B DIRT Long timer

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    I fellas, I think Im gonna start looking again for an Africa Twin, have any of you guys seen anything for sale in the states? Or close by? I was looking at the AT for sale in Yukon and thats just a tad outta the way :wink:

    Thanks
  3. locorider

    locorider Loco, pero no estúpido!

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    Nice!

  4. Buggsubique

    Buggsubique Adventurer

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    Hi all...sorry I seldom pop in, I spend most of my time on the KiwiBiker site here in NZ.

    Being that there are very few AT's down here (maybe around 6 or so) I thought I would share my updates among fellow AT enthusiasts...

    Here's a few pictures from my adventures over the past year. Thanks go to my fellow KiwiBikers for some of these photos.

    Sometimes a man just needs to take his chainsaw for a ride...

    <a href="http://s204.photobucket.com/albums/bb200/buggsubique/Africa%20Twin/?action=view&amp;current=IMG057.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb200/buggsubique/Africa%20Twin/IMG057.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    Unfortunately I didn't have it this time....

    <a href="http://s204.photobucket.com/albums/bb200/buggsubique/Africa%20Twin/?action=view&amp;current=IMG074.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb200/buggsubique/Africa%20Twin/IMG074.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    It got a bit cold here over winter...well, cold as far as NZ is concerned!

    <a href="http://s204.photobucket.com/albums/bb200/buggsubique/Africa%20Twin/?action=view&amp;current=IMG015.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb200/buggsubique/Africa%20Twin/IMG015.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    Sometimes its good to have a riding buddy ... or five, to help in sticky situations.

    <a href="http://s204.photobucket.com/albums/bb200/buggsubique/Africa%20Twin/?action=view&amp;current=sunkit.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb200/buggsubique/Africa%20Twin/sunkit.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    And sometimes one needs a little mechanical assistance in the form of a winch...y'know, to make those "tough" climbs...

    <a href="http://s204.photobucket.com/albums/bb200/buggsubique/Africa%20Twin/?action=view&amp;current=IMG111.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb200/buggsubique/Africa%20Twin/IMG111.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
    <a href="http://s204.photobucket.com/albums/bb200/buggsubique/Africa%20Twin/?action=view&amp;current=IMG116.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb200/buggsubique/Africa%20Twin/IMG116.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


    Always a smile on my dial with the RD04...

    <a href="http://s204.photobucket.com/albums/bb200/buggsubique/Africa%20Twin/?action=view&amp;current=WaiouruVista.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb200/buggsubique/Africa%20Twin/WaiouruVista.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    Cheers, and ride safe, Buggs
  5. Dog_River

    Dog_River Stubborn Adventurer

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    Is that a COLIN ARCHER behind you !!! :eek1

    Nice bike

    Dog_River


  6. E-Bum

    E-Bum Been here awhile

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  7. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    That "Miles - to - Kilometers conversion always makes me do that too.

    Nice photo of Dad.
  8. E-Bum

    E-Bum Been here awhile

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    That's why he sent his son to engineering school then stuck him up front on moto trips.
  9. Ross Brown

    Ross Brown One AU out

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    I've seen only 3 or 4 @s on the road in NZ in 3 years! And no other black ones. Rare is good. TransAlps just don't do it for me when I see all that road-biased plastic.
  10. NORTH RIDER

    NORTH RIDER Been here awhile

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    over the summer i got all the missing bodywork needed to turn my green and purple monstrosity into a real beauty. now my AFRICA TWINS truly are TWINS
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  11. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Nicely done.
  12. NorthernStar

    NorthernStar Hardly Working in Progress

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    Might be triplets :rofl:rofl:rofl
    Here is a pic of my 98 AT that I have stashed in the Philippines for when it gets really cold here (Alaska) I head out to where it is warm :clap

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  13. Buggsubique

    Buggsubique Adventurer

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    Actually, thinking about it more, there are probably more around - two RD03's I know of, three or four RD04's, and probably 4-5 RD07s. But there's only a very few of us who seem to actively advertise our steeds.
  14. Joz

    Joz What could go wrong?

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    Show off! :rofl
  15. KilgoreTrout

    KilgoreTrout adventure flyfisher

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    Particularly rare in Canada never even seen one in person although I know there are a few in my area for that matter the only other transalp I have seen is in a local shop on display.:huh May have to make a trip to visit the sis in the UK and bring one back.:D
  16. MakS

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  17. MakS

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  18. MakS

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  19. Byke_Baikonur

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  20. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Welcom MakS.

    Beautiful machine. Please share photos of your changes and modifications.