The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. Stormforce8

    Stormforce8 Farkle Tart

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    The previous owner has been 'virtually slapped and abused' - I knew it was in a poor state, which was extensively pointed out to him - hence, the bike was a 'steal' - despite it being worse than initially thought. :lol3

    Yup - I don't think there has ever been any maintenance done on this bike - EVER. :huh

    yes, I will post photo's - but it won't be a quick rebuild as it'll get done in between all the usual jobs.:evil

    Nothing - just needs a wash and some fresh fuel............:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3

    Now't wrong with that tyre - it's only worn in the middle - plenty of tread left on the outside :evil:D

    I'll give it a quick wire brush just to check, but after welding in a couple of new rear supports to replace the ones that have gone - I think it'll be fine to be bead-blasted, treated, and painted :D
  2. Kamuk

    Kamuk lost in the ozone again

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    Wow Stormforce what a "ridden hard, put away wet" example you picked out!.

    The slip on has been nicely buffed out however - :huh

    Love to hear what the guts look like after the oil service intervals...
  3. Renxx

    Renxx Moto maniac

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    Thanks!! :thumb
  4. Squily

    Squily Squily

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    Spent some tie working ont he AT this weekend with my Dad.

    Finished the tail-end, but Steph says the standard indicators look crap and I went and ordered some new ones today. Crash bars got 'templated'- still have to weld them up, and fit the skid plates, but the biggest work is done

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  5. Mika_AT

    Mika_AT Adventurer

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    hy my new version of RD04 !

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  6. Heno

    Heno Lover Of Perfection

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    Uf :puke1
  7. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    :thumb
  8. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    I like the Boano combined with the TA tank and modded side panels....nicely done.

    Who got the worst part of the water crossing? It looks about even from the photos.
  9. Squily

    Squily Squily

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    I like the polished carbon. Very nice
  10. Mika_AT

    Mika_AT Adventurer

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    the side panel of transalp tank will be repeated later, as they are not well finished, I'd make a mold of the prototype

    against the ktm was equal, both wet from head to feet
  11. Mika_AT

    Mika_AT Adventurer

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  12. boboneleg

    boboneleg we can rebuild him.

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    A bit past it's sell by date there dude :eek1:eek1:eek1
  13. tserts

    tserts Chaotic Neutral

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    Wow, for an RD07 that bike looks as if it was left in the sea all these years.. :eek1

    I bet he lived close to the sea that guy, still amazing how this can happen in the few years since '96...

    On the other hand it's a testament to the build quality of the @, she just goes no matter how bad you treat her..
  14. @dreamer

    @dreamer Been here awhile

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    I have another question for everyone, ever sence my rebuild I keep having problems with my water pump. A short time after I had everything back together probably only a few hundred kilos I had a leak out of the weep hole so I got that fixed with a new seal but the guy who did the work never should have opened a bike shop, actually had to spot weld the impeller onto the shaft. So I found another guy who has worked on a few Africa Twins and when I removed the pump to take it to him the weld had not held so the new shop and I fit a new seal behind the impeller and again had to weld the impeller onto the shaft then bolted everything up. No problems for maybe five hundred to a thousand kilos but the bike had to sit for a couple months while I made a trip back to the states. Now that I'm back and been spending time working on it, the weep hole has drained all of the coolant, I didn't mess with the pump there was just a big green puddle underneath her. Any suggestions, I just can't believe that the seal behind the impeller it this prone to giving out.

    Any help would be great.
    Thanks in advance
    Keith
  15. Africa_Twin

    Africa_Twin Africa Twiner

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    Only good advice I can offer is don't compromise on your engine's health and get yourself a new water pump...
  16. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    A properly installed waterpump with new seals is pretty much bulletproof on an Africa Twin...just be glad you don't own a KTM in which certain models are very prone to leak.
    If your mech did a weld job on the impeller chances are it's now out of balance and any slight wobble will eventually cause that seal to leak....that's my guess.
    Pay mr honda or check ebay.
  17. Squily

    Squily Squily

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    Got the indicators yesterday.


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    Starting to come together :wink:
  18. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    Mini's are cool.... :bmwrider

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  19. Stormforce8

    Stormforce8 Farkle Tart

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    Yup - me likey mini indy's as well - especially the really bright LED ones..........:D

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  20. XRV-94

    XRV-94 Adventurer

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    Nice looking led:s
    What mods were required to get the indicators right? Are you using the original relay? Added any resistors, diodes etc?

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