The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    Happiness is a throttle that snaps back to idle...i hear ya. A properly rigged and routed throttle cable should do that providing their is no damage in the circuit. Is the cable guide (#17) installed correctly or is it worn? Order a new one if it's effed.
    Properly installed that white plastic thingy does not really require lube as already suggested as that will only attract dust and dirt and make it worse in the end. Only the cable ends need a touch of lube.
    Are the 2 throttle housing halves lined up to the punch marks on the OEM handlebars. If not OEM bars then rotate as req'd until their is no friction and cables are at their slackest and not tight and stretched. Order a new tube and grip from Honda (#12) if worn.

    Patience and persistance...keep fiddleing in the grip area and you will solve it. Obviously with those cables disconnected it sounds like you have already eliminated the cable run/conduits/spring.

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  2. farcall

    farcall Bike-a-holic

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    Timely post of that pic GSPD...

    Noob question - what are the short wires (with terminals) coming out of each switchblock for? Immediately left of the number 10 and above/right 42 in the pic.
  3. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    front brake light switch and clutch lockout switch :deal
  4. farcall

    farcall Bike-a-holic

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    Cheers.

    The leads (not switches) are not plugged into anything... and the clutch lock out and brake light are both working.

    Are we talking bout the same thing?

    Screwdriver points to the switch. Unplugged leads dangling nearby.
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  5. Africa_Twin

    Africa_Twin Africa Twiner

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    Well, there is a lubrification hole on the bottom of the throttle guide housing (part#16) which is covered by the rubber boot (part#2)... a squirt of WD40 every now and then has never made any harm to mine... and after recently disassembling it for throttle grip replacement, I haven´t found any dust or dirt in there... after 4 years of owning this bike and 45k kms later. Just make sure the boot covers the lubrication hole.

    In fact, I've cured many a sticking throttle simply by squirting a bit of WD40 into this hole and/or by correcting the cables' routing to the carbs and/or by pulling the throttle handle weight a bit outwards so that the handle weight does not rub against the tip of the throttle grip rubber... as a joke, we call this weight a "poor man's cruise control" because if you tap the weight inwards enough with the palm of your hand, you can make the throttle stick into any given position... I wouldn't recommend doing this while on the move, though... you may lose control of the bike. If you want to try it, do it with the bike stopped and make sure you use it only for cruising on longer trips... like you would with a "normal" cruise control. When done, pull the weight out again, so as to release the throttle grip... :freaky
  6. Africa_Twin

    Africa_Twin Africa Twiner

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    EDIT: you sure the clutch works as intended with the clutch switch leads disconnected?
  7. farcall

    farcall Bike-a-holic

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    Ummm... I think I now know what's happened.

    The switches worked when I first got the bike and checked it over. I never noticed, one way or the other, whether those leads were dangling or not. Straight after that the stripping project started. My mate gave me a hand day 1. He was working at the front end. I'm guessing he unplugged them when stripping the electrics on the front end and me, the unobservant one, missed the change.

    Thanks fellas.

    I knew it was a silly noob question. :baldy
  8. GSPD750

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    I doubt Mr Honda put that hole there as a lubrication point but if it works for you then use it as one...it's purpose is more likely a water drain. Like I mentioned earlier the recommended lubrication points are at the cable ends and thats where I apply mine using a multi purpose grease. If it's wet IMO then it will only attract dust and dirt which can lead to grit and and abrasive.
  9. ninety

    ninety Adventurer

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    Suspension upgrade completed and very happy with the result!

    front: RuggedRoads steering stem for WP usd with Reiger suspension = 4cm lift
    rear: Technoflex suspension and 18" rim

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  10. tserts

    tserts Chaotic Neutral

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    That looks yummy... :wink:

    How much did the whole shenanigan cost?

    If I had that suspension, ABS and a 6th gear I would never think of changing that bike..
  11. ninety

    ninety Adventurer

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    I don't keep track off the costs, that would spoil the fun! But it was a hard dissision to sacrifice my other, older AT for this.
  12. Faceplant

    Faceplant Been here awhile

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    Just had to remove and strip my RD04 engine due to excessive bearing noises. I have priced replacement OEM parts which seem a bit expensive. Also I have an issue with importing bits, I live in Tanzania, and I saw somewhere, either on this forum or on XRV's that there are options for replacement big-ends and mains bearings, cam-chains etc. Have searched both sites fruitlessly, Does some kind sole have the link to the list of options please? I would like to source as much locally as possible naturally.

    Many thanks in advance
  13. gpmucci

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  14. Stormforce8

    Stormforce8 Farkle Tart

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    :clap:clap:clap:clap Are you going to make an NXR exhaust system:to go on it :evil:evil..........
  15. AJ..

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    My AT with the newly converted 18' rear rim.

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  16. Fantuzzi

    Fantuzzi Been here awhile

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    Very exciting project :clap. I'm looking forward to the progress.
  17. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    how do you find the dinsle disc and what size it it or is it stock disc



  18. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    anyone have best setupfor ignition lock with usd's

    have few ideas but like see what res are doing
  19. AJ..

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    Hi John,it's a complete WR400FS front end....original size.
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  20. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    so how do you find the braking?