The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. NORTH RIDER

    NORTH RIDER Been here awhile

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    i agree with GSPD , i think we should have another get together. we need to make it central .
    i hear IDAHO, MONTANA have excellent riding, both road and onffroad.
    i don't get a lot of time off work,so it needs to be doable between 7 to 10 days.

    I'LL GLADLY HOST IT AT MY CAMP ( CABIN ) IN THUNDER BAY. I'LL PROVIDE ALL FOOD AND BEER. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK A TIME AND SHOW UP.

    i know it's too far from the OREGON, CALIFORNIA crew.

    let's pick a spot and see how much interest there is.

    north rider
  2. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    Heck, I dont own one, but would love to show up just to ogle 'em!!!!
  3. NorthernStar

    NorthernStar Work in Progress

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    I have an AT overseas, does that count for an invite??? :rofl
  4. Squily

    Squily Squily

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  5. yeljac

    yeljac Adventurer

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    I am up for it name a date and place and I'll be there.I have 1996 AT and live in Ontario Canada
  6. Belgian Waffles

    Belgian Waffles Been here awhile

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    No faith :nah
  7. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    It would certainly take some planning, time and money...and I'd have to renew my passport....but it sounds plausible.
  8. NORTH RIDER

    NORTH RIDER Been here awhile

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    if any or all you guys are willing to travel this far IT WOULD BE MY HONOR TO HOST YOU.
    I have hosted 3 rallies before at my camp. ( mostly drinking ,social events with very little riding)
    we can sleep about 10 guys inside, this includes couches and some mattresses on the floor. camping is unlimited. we have a full washroom ( no outhouse ) a sauna, nice beach. i'll take care of all the food and drink.

    YOU WOULD NEED TO BRING A BOTTLE OF GOOD TEQUILA FOR THE EVENT.

    WE HAVE MORE DIRT ,LOGGING ROADS THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE. lot's of short or long day trips.

    no night riding , night is for drinking and socializing.

    if you go to the canada regional forum and search " northern ontario rally" it will give you a good idea of what camp is like

    i'll even supply my extra AFRICA TWIN if anyone decides to fly or bring a car to the rally.

    i'm also open to any other options, but i do think we should have a RALLY somewhere next year.

    thanks

    north rider
  9. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    I also would be happy to host. I can setup routes for all levels and great camp site options.
  10. ujeni

    ujeni just doesn't get it

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    I would love to join too. AZ would be easier than Thunder Bay for me...might be a bit warmer too...these are desert racers after all right? :evil
  11. Barbarin

    Barbarin España

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    A recent great ride, from Madrid to Cabo de Gata Natural Park, stopping by in Úbeda, Baeza and Lagunas de Ruidera. 2200 km of spanish roads, incredible landscapes and food.


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  12. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    I added some rox risers to my already exsisting touratech risers (they were still a little low)

    Is this too much? Feels great when standing and riding and im happy with it, but how much is too much?

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    I am 6'4 and without them, they feel a little low.
  13. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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  14. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    I think you're a candidate for lowered footpegs.

    Lowering the pegs effectively raises the bars when standing without making them feel too high when sitting.

    You can DIY the project or go here:

    http://www.motobau.de/
  15. gpmucci

    gpmucci gpmucci

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    Some update from my nxr project

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  16. gpmucci

    gpmucci gpmucci

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  17. wrryder

    wrryder Been here awhile

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    I'm 6'5'' and have a similar setup along with Pastrana FMX bend ProTaper bars and Pivot Pegs. As long as you're not feeling too much flex in that set up I say go for it.

  18. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Nothing to be sorry for.....beautiful work!
  19. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    Hey Craig,

    They do tend to flex a little, but I think that is the nature of the bolt type fixture which the bars attach to the triple clam.

    I suppose if it does not feel dangerous it should be fine. I might take out the touratech risers and see how it feels with just the Rox risers. Biggest issue I have is that the bars hit the Mra Vario screen on full lock and that is extremely annoying. I might opt for a kappa/givi screen which is narrower.
  20. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    I managed to find some low peg and i've taken the touratech raisers out.

    I took the bike for a quick ride this afternoon and im pretty chuffed. No more ape hangers :p

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    Im a bit bummed I had to replace my touratech pegs, but hey, they are just pegs :)