The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Photos, please....
  2. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    [​IMG]

    There ya go :)
  3. Squily

    Squily Squily

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    Sorry mate

    Can't make out any detail there. Care to do some more so I can see where/how it bolts on. Or is it not like that and simply fit onto the standard frame? Will my pivot pegs still work or a replacement for the normal pegs?
  4. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    Hey Squily,

    This is a completely new set of pegs. You would need to take yours off and mount these. These also do not pivot (bummer)

    Simply pull out the split pin, take your old ones off and slot these on. Pretty quick job.
  5. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Are those from motobau or something else?
  6. diskow

    diskow Been here awhile

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    I am almost 100% they are Motobau :)
    I have the same for 3 years now. They work very good for me because i am tall and i drive standing position mostly.
    The only problem i see is when legs go very far out (very wide) - specially on right side peg.
    I would love to find a solution to weld them closer to frame.

    @ GPMucci: amazing job again....
  7. LethPhaos

    LethPhaos brb

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    I love your work :) will you be selling copies of these tanks later, or are they a one-off?
  8. chipsds

    chipsds Adventurer

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  9. chipsds

    chipsds Adventurer

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    Sorry for the links that did not worked. I am posting l through my iPhone and could not really all i wanted.
    Need to check that but later. Have to drive now.
  10. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    I'm sure some of you also have the problem with your mirrors or front brake reservoir hitting your screen on semi to full turn? What's the best work around for this?

    I have a vario touring screen.
  11. ericGSsti

    ericGSsti Been here awhile

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    You could cut a curve into your screen where the bars make contact. Just enough to clear them. Just one option.
  12. ericGSsti

    ericGSsti Been here awhile

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  13. chipsds

    chipsds Adventurer

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  14. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Go fast...then you cant' turn the bars that far.:evil
  15. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    LOL! yeah! I already have to steer with the rear wheel!
  16. ericGSsti

    ericGSsti Been here awhile

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    You could cut a curve into your screen where the bars make contact. Just enough to clear them. Just one option.
  17. chipsds

    chipsds Adventurer

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    Yesssss i managed to make pictures viewable on the page using my iPhone. So guys Sorry for all that , be sure i will not post anything else regarding my bike at this current stage.
    The bike as i bought it. Looked like just out from dealer shop.
    [​IMG]

    After Some mods, here it is.
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  18. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    Looks awesome Chipsds!
    Put a plate close to your right peg or that header is gonna melt your pants when you put your feet down.
  19. LethPhaos

    LethPhaos brb

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    looks great indeed, like new :)
  20. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    that is a clean twin! wow! :freaky