The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    Got the springs and plates ordered. Will contact a dealer tomorrwo for the other parts. Cheers
  2. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    Guys does anyone have a nice clear pic of the couter sproket and all the pieces that would go to mouting it up? When I pulled mine off other than the sprocket the washers and keeper look pretty thrashed. Cheers
  3. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    ok going open a real can of worms here

    the older @ had single disks, great nto problem, were they the same diameter as the twin disk models?

    curious as whats stopping someone just using 1 disk off the twin disk. i know its small disk but i have seen plenty bikes with similar disk sizes on similar weight bikes.

    that or can i get a much much larger disk to fit the @ hub
  4. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    Hello Reidy...Do you have the Haynes Manual? Their are some good pics on page 6-26 or you can look at the following items #20 and #21. Their are no washers...only the plate and 2 bolts. Your right, the fixing plate can get a bit thrashed so I would just order a new one...and the 2 bolts while your at it. Your dealer should have those...plate p/n 23811-MV1-000 and bolts p/n 90118-958-003. Clean the threads on the sprocket and apply some Loctite on those bolts prior to install.

    You sorta need that sprocket on their to hold the crank (in gear and standing on the brake) whilst you remove the clutch nut...but you can't get it into gear can you? If you have'nt got the clutch nut off already then try fiddling hard with the shifter up and down until you find a gear.

    Clutch nut is a 30 mm socket...1/2" drive works best with 1/2" drive breaker bar...or better yet an air or electric impact gun and that sucker will whiz right off...of course while you try to hold the crank still. Better yet...rather than standing on the brake in gear is if you have an old front sprocket with some cheater bars attached/welded to it somehow and thereby holding the crank.

    Yeah...your clutch was probably close to being worn to limits anyhow :D...this is all just routine maintenance on these beasts. Got all that mud off yet? :ear

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  5. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    The RD03s had a single disc that is the same size as the Transalp single.

    It's larger than the dual disc on those models. Dunno the measurement off the top. However, the 320 mm disc from the Honda NT650 will bolt right to the wheel (6 bolt pattern). Then you have to make an adapter to space out the caliper. This is a common TA mod and improves front braking dramatically.
  6. ravelv

    ravelv from Baltic side of river

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    As far as I remember, RD03 have bigger rotor than single TA one.
    6 bolt pattern on hub is same.

  7. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    ah now i like the sound of this

    1 thing, will a 6 hole nt650 disk fit a 4 hole hub
  8. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Do you really need an answer to this question?
  9. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    Here is the pieces that I have after I removed the counter sprocket.. the thin washers are the only parts I am not familiar with. You guys seen these before?
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  10. GSPD750

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    Someone fabricated those to act as shims...probably to take out any axial play. Not req'd...or Honda would have supplied them. Their is a certain amount of play on the sprocket to begin with which is normal. A new plate will help keeping it all secure.
  11. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    I got the plate and bolts ordered up today. What if any has been the best idea to help the output shaft not ware so quickly? My sprocket has a little play in it and I would like to prevent the ware if possible with the hope of not having to split cases and replace the output shaft down the road.
  12. GSPD750

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    Not much really...other than using an OEM rubber cushioned sprocket and good chain maintenance. But then again I have heard of others who have used after market sprockets (non-cushioned) who claim they have had no appreciable spline wear. Applying some spline lube i suppose won't hurt....but it's not really called for.
  13. DC Chad

    DC Chad Been here awhile

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    as stated just keep it adjusted and lubed properly , @s really hate chains adjusted to tight this is mostly the cause of premature output shaft wear.
  14. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    Not only will it affect splines from an overly tight chain but also the output shaft bearing for radial play which can eventually lead to an oil leak through the shaft seal or even the engine grenading if it lets go.
    The following vid is from an RDO7A output shaft bearing that I replaced some years ago now...I barely made it home on that bearing after a long trip without destroying my engine...it was moments away. :eek1

    I've posted this before....beware. :evil

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x-LqbBscdY
  15. DC Chad

    DC Chad Been here awhile

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    yup and it never cease get this reaction:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1
  16. john_aero

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    more i was checking to see if people mad made adaptor plate or something seen as you mentioned it may work thats all
  17. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    ok have few bits still for sale

    front forks, top clamps, brake callipers, brake line, lower fork mudguard and side for 180 euro

    will also have a rear shock in 4-5 weeks and may also sell my SM PRO front wheel or set if someone wanted a new set of wheels if willing do deal with your old rear hub so i can re lace a new rim on
  18. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    Guys when I first got my AT I understood that every second year there was a US AT rally or meet up lets say. Is there any plans for one this year?
  19. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Are you volunteering? :evil

    I'm still in my radiation treatment and haven't ridden since November, except for one half hour. BUT, I am so looking forward to April 13th. That will be the first free day and I won't care if it's a Friday. After that, I will be available to plan a get together if no one else steps up. I'm thinking end of August.
  20. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    I would be happy to step up and host here in Arizona... I could have some fantastic rides planned that could be as hard as you like or easy. I could plan routes for both. What has happened in the past?