The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. gpmucci

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  2. robie

    robie n00b

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    Yes, I will have to make new one as well..if it's wp than you can't help apparently, but thanks
  3. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    My conversion from 2007


  4. robie

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    I wish I saw it before I bought the forks, because mine comes from RMZ 450, so it's different:
    Stem is shorter(6mm) and bigger in diameter. Beacuse it's shorter I will have to get machined a new one.
    I've done drawing for machinist, but I'm not 100% sure...I was wondering if somebody else have any drawing too, so I can compare it and make myself sure about the sketch....
    But thank you ;-)
  5. robie

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    atgreg: by the way is that 320mm brake disc? How it works with only one brake calliper? is it weaker or same as a stock two discs brakes? cheers
  6. svestenik

    svestenik armchair adventurer

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    One question regarding the KTM WP conversion. I have trouble finding a KTM front fork from any enduro/cross model, but on ebay there are loads of KTM Duke front forks. Are they shorter than enduro ones ? Can they be used with 21" enduro wheels without problems ?
  7. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    Probably a bit weaker, I find it fine on the tar and dirt
  8. Squily

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    Got the last bits today (thanks Jonathan). Claimed a family emergency today and finished her off. Still waiting for the chassis punch so I can finish the bash plate and skid plates, but she's ready for the pits on Thursday.

    Without crashbars:
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    And with:
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  9. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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  10. GSPD750

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    I like it. Where did you get your decals from? Are they pattern?
  11. ericGSsti

    ericGSsti Been here awhile

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    Got it in one mate. Cann't do much around there these days but it's nice to spend and hour or so.
  12. Squily

    Squily Squily

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    Got the graphics (writing) off e-bay. Any colour you want. Got the Tuareg from Ruggeroads (reflective). Rest of the stuff I just made up as I went along.

    Now that I think of it, I'll have to update my profile picture :D
  13. ericGSsti

    ericGSsti Been here awhile

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  14. gpmucci

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    [​IMG]

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    Inviato dal mio HTC EVO 3D X515m con Tapatalk 2
  15. Dutchy506

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    this is starting to look good!!! :clap
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    diskow Been here awhile

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  17. locorider

    locorider Loco, pero no estúpido!

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  18. farcall

    farcall Bike-a-holic

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    Good pics there Eric. Nice paint job too!

    Pro's & con's of the high guard... what say you?
  19. Heno

    Heno Lover Of Perfection

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    One and only con...it looks awful.
  20. farcall

    farcall Bike-a-holic

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    Mmmm... kinda agree with ya there.

    Then again, a mud-packed low guard can bring on a gravity attack pretty quick.

    Spose its a "form vs function" thing.