The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. chanev

    chanev n00b

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    Hi boys! I have a little problem with my RD04! My fuel consumption is slightly higher. I doubt that the needles are not original. Can anybody tell me what the sizes are on the original needles in the carbs. I have J83A and 9Tb needles on my carbs. I cant find information about the small indications on the needles. can anyone look at his needles?
    Note: the needles of Rd04 are different from those of RD03 and RD07!
  2. cas121

    cas121 Adventurer

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    DIY'd a set of panniers for this summer. Since I couldn't weld them I used a Sikaflex equivalent and a lot of rivots. I think it'll hold...

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  3. Fliegenfischer

    Fliegenfischer Adventurer

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    these needles are stock, check the choke system and clean airfilter
  4. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    Good job on the panniers. :clap I really like that colour and decal package on your model...one of the best looking on an AT.
  5. snor

    snor st1100 rider

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    Looks very nice. And i know Dutch love beer. But to put a special beerjerrycan on your bike ...:rofl
  6. chanev

    chanev n00b

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    Thanks! The choke is OK - when the lever is pull-off the chock needles are pull of the holes!
    I think that i find a solution - the float heights are little bit higher - more than milimeter. I will try to ride with new float settings :)
  7. cas121

    cas121 Adventurer

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    On to something different, last week my boss told me that there's an option to move to Canada in 2014 for a 6 month fellowship in my profession. What do you think? Is it worth shipping in the AT or should I look for something different ? For what I have read it should be possible. Opinions please..
  8. NORTH RIDER

    NORTH RIDER Been here awhile

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    it depends where and when you are coming to CANADA. if it's anywhere near where i live and you are here from october to march , don't bother bringing the bike.

    north rider
  9. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    Just update,

    Ktm forks rebuilt and 5.6nm springs fitted.

    going do oil in fork tonight then bolt them all in.

    have relocate the ignition to the dash, hope do that also tonight and then just matter of finding way to make steering stop up
  10. thedennman

    thedennman n00b

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    Hey doc..!

    If i were you, i would take the challengs.. :D dont mind the @T.! bring it to me and i will take good care of her...:D for those six months..!:freaky

    Latersz:D
  11. cas121

    cas121 Adventurer

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    Sustained one of the common AT problems this week, regulator failure.. Not a big deal except when a 5-6000 km trip is planned to start in 10 days...

    If it all works out it'll be fixed within 2 days, fingers crossed!
  12. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    Are you going Mosfet? What part of Canada does your boss have plans for you? A German friend had his AT shipped here to Alberta while he taught at the University of Lethbridge for a couple years and it worked out well with a trip he made to Alaska before he shipped the bike back to Germany.

    Following is a pic of Stephan in my garage. Funny...he had never seen another green AT even while in Germany...until he saw mine. :D

    Have a good trip...man i wud love to do about 5 k kms right about now :wink:.
    Where ya going....north?

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  13. Squily

    Squily Squily

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    All packed and ready to head to the Border run tomorrow morning- 2000km and 4 days of dirt, caves, good company and fun...

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  14. cas121

    cas121 Adventurer

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    For now I'm staying with the original regulator, mainly because it's the fastest solution. I'll have the bike up and running tomorrow. This is what I am riding today instead of the AT (prefer to have my own bike back)

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    Next week I'm heading south, via France into the Pyrenees and Andorra, and in Spain continue to the west and through the Picos d'europa into portugal to end up somewhere near Porto. Depending on how much time there's left I'm heading back trough the middle of spain or sort of travel opposite to the first part of the trip. All I know is that it'll be hot as hell over there... Can't wait.

    And the job in Canada would be somewhere near Toronto, but we're still in the exploring stage to see what the possibilities are.

    Ride on!
  15. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    What front fender is that?
  16. JossaXR

    JossaXR Been here awhile

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    I have Green one:)
    How is that screen working=?
    I`m going to cut mine something like that
  17. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    Mine is the AT on the left with the MRA Touring screen which I like a lot despite a crack with wire and stickers keeping it together and rigid. I recently purchased a carbon/kevlar screen from ruggedroads...but found it does not give me the protection I want. It looks good though. :evil

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  18. GSPD750

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    Sounds like a great trip. Have a safe one...and report back with pics.
  19. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    Looks like you bring all the comforts with you from the appearance of your load. :D Well...the extent of my trips might be the local grocery store this w/e :(:. This summer is a writeoff for me. Maybe a trip to the Kootenays in BC in Sept but thats about it.

    We're all due for another NAATS meeting. I still think a trip to Hyder Alaska would be a great one. Time to round up the Oregonian's, the Nor Cal gang, Jim in Colorado, NorthRider, Reidy008 and whoever else may be interested. Maybe persuade Stormforce8 to shove his AT into the cargo of a widebody plane and join us too :wink:.
    Something to talk about......eh?

    The Salmon Glacier in Hyder AK is a sight to see. Gotta get up their before it all melts away. :ear

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  20. Squily

    Squily Squily

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    Acerbis super-motard