The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. LethPhaos

    LethPhaos brb

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    RD04 is numbered differently indeed, I've been looking around for info on how it's built up but couldn't find anything
  2. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    Looking at some hard luggage options for my twin.

    Looking at Trax
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    or Krauser (Hepco and Becker)

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    Both cost about the same. Hepco's look a little nicer dont they?

    Whats your experience with the products?
  3. The Apostle

    The Apostle Adventurer

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    Have a look at this thread Here too.
    It's in Greek but it has plenty of photos.
    It is some guys here in Greece that made hard cases.
    They take orders.

    The inspiration for the project was an Africa :clap
  4. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    try konvoi panniers much cheaper or if like hepco becker then got for G&G panniers much cheaper but same boxes
  5. Spencer54

    Spencer54 Adventurer

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  6. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    Thanks for the links guys!

    I checked out the trax and the krauser. The Trax is relatively cheaply made and more of an ALU looking box. Its got plastic hinges for pete sake!

    The krauser on the otherhand... Its heavy and it feels ALOT stronger.

    Just some tips :)


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  7. RiderMakis

    RiderMakis Adventurer

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  8. cas121

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    Look what the cat dragged in...

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    It'll probably take me months to get the stuff mounted but hey, it's a start.
  9. toro618

    toro618 Been here awhile

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    That looks nice. I am looking for something like that to convert the look of my bmw f800gs. May I ask where you bought that from in case I decide to actually begin the conversion?
  10. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    i have load pica of my dash build if you want sent me pm will email what have on
  11. toro618

    toro618 Been here awhile

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    Thanks. PM sent.
  12. LethPhaos

    LethPhaos brb

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    why not post them here, so we can all learn? :ear
  13. twinie

    twinie traveler

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    some Africa Twins getting it done this weekend at Touratech Travel Event 2012, in Portugal!

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  14. Mika_AT

    Mika_AT Adventurer

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    excellent !!! :clap
  15. LethPhaos

    LethPhaos brb

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    nice pics :) did they win?
  16. twinie

    twinie traveler

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    there were only 7 riders, i took 3rd place with 58 seconds, and my friends took 4th and 5th with 59 and 1:01.

    the guy who won did 53 seconds, and on second place with 55 seconds came jorge soriano, the spanish guy who won this year's GSA DAYS in spain, so we did okei =)
  17. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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  18. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    think left decal not at right angle

    have 4 brackets make up and still waiting on sensors arrive then bike done

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    dry layup now tonight

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  19. Markus_w

    Markus_w n00b

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    Hi all,
    Due to my height (195cm) I wish to increase seatheight and legroom with installing AQ front and rear underbody heightening/lift kit and Motobau lower footpegs.
    My questions are as follows:

    1. When installing the lift kit will the standard cables do it or do I need to replace them with longer cables? (brakes/speedometer etc)

    2. With Motobau lower footpegs do I need to modify brake lever to get it in correct height for the lower pegs?
    I have searched through the forum without finding answers to my question and I have previously been in contact with AQ without receiving respond hence why I'm asking here.

    Thanks in advance,

    Br Markus_w
  20. VTT

    VTT n00b

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    Hi Markus

    you lift the suspension for how much?
    Doing so I would recommend anyhow to replace breaklines with aftermarket steel-flex which you get in any lenght.
    I have some Spiegler (not on market anymore) with additional 2cm for my bar raiser.

    Taking the AQ Front (check for the polish one which might be an option) you replace the speedo anyway, don`t you? Otherwise, I assume from my knowledge, you need to replace the drive cable for the speedo. It has only some reserver orginally.
    austrian http://www.ebay.de/itm/Ralley-Light...pt=Motorrad_Kraftradteile&hash=item564a32a918
    polish link i did not get yet but german ebay gives an email owiewki(at)gmail.com

    Motobau pegsyou can use with the original breakgear hence you need to adjust position of the lever.
    http://www.africatwin.de/phpbb_x/viewtopic.php?t=11688&highlight=motobau

    If you do understand german or give it a chance to understand a german writting english you might check the german board. We do all kind of changes and for sure you get details on Motobau pegs www africatwin de .

    regards
    Heiner