The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. The Apostle

    The Apostle Adventurer

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    I am trying to send an Africa from Athens-Greece to Miami. But until now everything seems to expensive and complicated. Has any one done the same??? And how ?? Any ideas ???:freaky
  2. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    On the RD03 and 04, you should be able to remove the brake master cylinder arm on the inside of the frame tubes from the splines on the brake pedal and rotate the pedal downward a few notches. Dunno specifically for the RD07 but I'd assume it's about the same
  3. Africa_Twin

    Africa_Twin Africa Twiner

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    It is! I've done exactly that to my RD07a.

    There is a small rubber dust cover on the pedal, just be carefull not to pinch that when re-inserting the pedal after realignment.
  4. ujeni

    ujeni just doesn't get it

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    It can be done. Thats how we have any of them over here! :D

    Though there may be many ways, I am only aware of three ways that worked. I have done one of them twice, am attempting the second and won't try the third. Here they are:

    1. The Non-US Citizen route

    If you are bringing it over here as a tourist, then you can simply ship it over here with the proper paperwork, get it insured and drive it around in the states. At this point, you can sell it to a US citizen. The US citizen will need to jump through some hoops to get it properly registered here in the states, but it can be done. Thats how I got my RD07 and RD07a; they were brought over by German tourists and I eventually bought them. Getting them registered is a task that Donna Leek here in California has done a few times now. You can contact here here: pro [dot] reg [dot] service [at] gmail [dot] com

    2. The US Citizen route

    With the proper paperwork, you can import an Africa Twin into the United States. I am aware of one other guy who did this successfully. I am in the midst of doing this myself. Here's how it works...you have the bike shipped to the states with all of its papers and bill of sale. You will also need an official document from Honda that verify's its age. You will need the bike to be more than 21 years old to get around EPA paperwork. Otherwise, the EPA will not let it out of customs. The best way to do all of this is with a Customs Special Agent. You can hire them in any town that has an international port. So, in conclusion, this route is only proven with bikes that are 21 years or older. An RD07 or an RD07a won't work.

    3. In Parts

    I have read of a few people who have dismantled their bikes and shipped them over in separate pieces. They then reassemble the bike and get it registered in the states. I know the least about this approach. Perhaps others can chime in if they have had success with it.
  5. The Apostle

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    How much is the shipping cost?? I asked here in Athens and told me about 800-1000 dollars !!
    Fortunately it's a RD04 1990-1992 model. I was to try the 3rd one but still in search.
  6. ujeni

    ujeni just doesn't get it

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    I am working on getting a RD03 shipped from Ireland to San Francisco. The quotes I have been given are...

    By Sea: ~$1,200 (about six weeks travel time)
    By Air: ~$1,800 (about a week travel time)

    Keep in mind that I haven't done it yet...these are just the quotes that I received from a shipping company in Ireland.
  7. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Then you'll want to talk to Donna Leek in Grass Valley. She's a DMV guru who can help you get it registered in our wonderful state. She did the work on my recent DR800 purchase and said she's dont ATs before.
  8. vor-werk

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  9. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    need double check this

    the front brake master cylinder for the twin disk bikes,

    12.7mm piston is it?
  10. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    i have seen pics of either an africa twin or transalp with ktm 4 pot caliper fitted.

    anyone else remember this just i cant find it again
  11. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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  12. dennism

    dennism dennism

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    Look at post 6869, that looks like Nissin. Then -

    Look at post 7994.. Looks like it might be a Brembo caliper. Let us know what you find?? :wave
  13. vor-werk

    vor-werk Adventurer

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    place a bid! :evil
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    50$
  15. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Hey...Look.

    It's "adv-bay"

    Beautiful stuff but I'd rather PM you if you're serious.

    ....shipping is gonna kill me.
  16. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Buy it Ray and sell me your old stuff serious!
  17. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Cory,

    I though you were selling the TA. I'd love to have the Rothmans stuff but I'll have to see what the shipping costs would be.
  18. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    cheers, i think one is a 3 pot caliper off a blackbird, was reading his post else where about it

    I might skip 4 pot and go for a 3 pot as may be easier to make up
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