The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. maximuski

    maximuski Don't Follow Me I'm Lost2

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    Hi everyone.

    This is a dummy question. I need new tires for my AT and I'm completely lost. I don't know if I need Radial or 'Bias Ply' or if any of them is OK. (my AT has the original wheels/rims)

    Also, I was deciding between the Tourance and Anakee2 but when adding them into the cart in Bike Bandit I noticed that both tires (rear and front) of both Tourance and Anakee2 says they are tubeless. Can I get those ones or do I need different (tube) ones?

    http://www.bikebandit.com/metzeler-tourance-motorcycle-tire

    http://www.bikebandit.com/michelin-anakee-2-motorcycle-tire

    Any help will be really appreciated!!!

    Cheers
  2. rusic

    rusic Adventurer

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    as long as the size fits, you are ok.... I have anakee 2 and I love them...
  3. *thomas*

    *thomas* *thomas*

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    Hi all,

    As you know (or don't know), I'm working on my RD03. My handle bars need replacement. I would like to keep the original gold color and stock hight.

    Now, I'm hesitating between two options:

    - stock steel handle bar (steel)
    - renthal MX/enduro bar with risers (alu)

    The price for both items will be about the same, so that's not the issue... Any comments?

    Cheers
  4. africadero

    africadero ronny-king

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    HI Thomas,

    I'm also rebuilding my RD03, I'm gonna repaint my stock bars, but if they needed replacement I would buy a FEHLING handlebar in germany, much cheaper than stock (40 euro), but they only come in black or chrome
  5. rusic

    rusic Adventurer

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    http://www.louis.de/_10e427fe568992aec2180c2bd5792684a9/index.php?topic=artnr_gr&artnr_gr=10021161

    We used this on my friends RD07... just had to cut the bars at the ends since they were to wide... other than that fit's like a glove :)

    I'd like taller ones since 35mm sw motech bar raisers didn't do the trick... I still need more height... and I'm trying to figure out what to do with the pegz... how to lower them..
  6. MolloZ-81

    MolloZ-81 n00b

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    Hi,

    try Magura AX2 as handlebar:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50630&page=691

    and motobau pegs ( 4,5 cm lower)

    www.motobau.de/shop/product_info.ph...re-va-rallye-fussrasten-fuer-africa-twin.html

    or SW_Motech pegs (1,5 cm lower):

    http://shop.sw-motech.com/produkte/Ergonomie/Fussrasten/index.htm

    Point one and two work great for me.

    Greetz

    Martin




  7. Twinmike

    Twinmike Grandpa

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    Hi, very nice work
  8. dwdufour

    dwdufour Adventurer

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    I'm in Germany and also rebuilding an RD03. Where are you sourcing parts?

    I'm in the Tri-Border area.
  9. Heno

    Heno Lover Of Perfection

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  10. Ze_zaskar

    Ze_zaskar Been here awhile

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    Very impressive project. Can you give us the suspension specs?
  11. diskow

    diskow Been here awhile

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    Heno -

    Your rebuild looks awesome. Congratulations.
    Some questions goingh through my mind:

    - Have you used longer Wilbers (extended strut) or just shorter U bone at the back for more ground clearance?
    - I think You ll need Much longer brake cables at the front
    - I see you use aftermarket brake disc. No offense but I very doubt they will work as much good as original. Let us know how they work....
    - SW motech footpegs look very interesting and nicely strong build (without rubber for my use). Are they lower as original?
    - Your extensions for Magura are very high. Try maybe rather not so much long extensions but put them leaned more forward to straighten the angle. Than magura can be straight up with the line of forks.

    Let us know
  12. Heno

    Heno Lover Of Perfection

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    Ze_zaskar...Thank you :wink: Here, see the specs.

    Front suspension:

    • HYPERPRO Progressive springs
    • 44mm lifting kit
    [​IMG]

    Rear suspension:

    • Custom build, fully tuned WILBERS 641 shock
    • Built accordance to these specs:
      • Honda XRV 750 Africa Twin (RD 07A)
      • Built 1996
      • Bike weight 250kg
      • Driver weight 120kg
      • Occasional passenger weight 70kg
      • Occasional baggage weight 50kg
      • On-Road riding 50% of whole riding time
      • Off-Road riding 50% of whole riding time
      • 10mm longer shock
      • Hydraulic Pre-Load
    [​IMG]
  13. Heno

    Heno Lover Of Perfection

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    diskow

    • Wilbers offers up to 20mm shock length change. How they do it? Dont know. U-bone is original.
    • Brake lines gonna be Hel stainless brake lines. Length will be set to actual conditions.
    • Will see ;)
    • Foot pegs are standard height with 15mm possibility of vertical setting, I think.
    • Gonna try this setting, than will see. Thanks ;)
    I definitely will.
  14. Ze_zaskar

    Ze_zaskar Been here awhile

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    Amazing how you got so much ground clearance with so little suspension height increase. Ever thought about going the Boano Sachs fork kit route?
    And whats the plan for the fairing?
  15. diskow

    diskow Been here awhile

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    I have 15mm longer Ohlins than original on my AT.
    It gave me around 4cm more at the back.
  16. Heno

    Heno Lover Of Perfection

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    Ze_zaskar...Boano Sachs fork kit is too expensive. For riding type, I am used to, original fork with prog. springs is faaaar enough :D Boano fairing? Most ugliest fairing ever. (sorry for those who have it) I am just going to change the angle of original fairing for rallye purposes.
  17. Joz

    Joz What could go wrong?

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    That's so pretty how will you bring your self to get it dirty??
  18. Heno

    Heno Lover Of Perfection

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    Its never gonna get dirty :lol3 I´ll take care of this.
  19. Africa_Twin

    Africa_Twin Africa Twiner

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    I agree!

    I am interested in learning more about this. :ear
  20. Ze_zaskar

    Ze_zaskar Been here awhile

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    About the fairing, to each it's own, I guess. I happen to be a fan of the Boano's one, but the stock is sexy as well.
    Forgot to ask about the tank, will you keep it stock or go for a big one?

    By the way, saw your former Transalp 700 on SmugMug, really cool. I don't understand how that bike isn't more popular, it can get really nice with some upgrades