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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    GPMucci,

    Fantastic job !

    A question about your paint.

    From what I saw you painted the white and blue.

    Then added adhesive Rothmans graphics to this. The area around the rear tank filler was custom built by you, correct?

    How did you get the graphics to fit this area.

    Is there a special graphics guy in your part of the world? If so, is he available to do work for others...maybe even in the USA?
  2. palla62

    palla62 Adventurer

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    :clap Amazing job Gpmucci :freaky

    I love it although in my opinion the rear silouette is to much heavy. :evil

    Did you modify any XR 650 R also?
  3. Kitedans

    Kitedans In love with my AT !!

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    Wow what a machine, impresive !!! :clap:clap
  4. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    Beautiful work!

    These are metal tanks no? So forks and rear shock had to be resprung right?

    What is the weight empty and with the whole Exxon Valdez loaded?:lol3

    Man, what a beauty.
  5. gpmucci

    gpmucci gpmucci

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    I try to answer.
    The stickers are produced from a friend Emanuel & co, you'll find on ebay under africa twin stickers. These were specific for this bike.
    My tanks are in aluminium, really lighter than the original. The rear tank is also the frame, there is not the original under seat frame, just the tank. I didn't get the weight of the bike jet but it is really lighter than the stock one. At least 20 kg less.
  6. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Beautiful. :clap That must be super tape. Will it keep the fender on at the first compression? :lol3 Just kidding.
  7. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    I would NOT have guessed lighter. This is just phenomenal work.
  8. gkam

    gkam Adventurer

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    Great job Gpmucci!:clap:clap:clap:clap
    The rear rim is a 3.00X18?
  9. DoctorAbo

    DoctorAbo friends call me Mitsulas

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    GPMUCCI, this is a rewarding result :clap. Although it is a bit heavy silhouette, it is very impressive. How many kilometers in one tank fill ?
  10. diskow

    diskow Been here awhile

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  11. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    woah!!!!!!!!!! what are the details on the F800GS?

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  12. gpmucci

    gpmucci gpmucci

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    Gs 800 is a real work in progress
    The idea is to create something really slim

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  13. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    More please!!!!
  14. Heno

    Heno Lover Of Perfection

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    gpmucci...it is wooooooow :clap
    I would call it FATTY!
  15. Heno

    Heno Lover Of Perfection

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  16. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    Think going have give caliper a re work as 4 pot too tight so will try a 3 pot caliper of a blackbird

    Ok so 99.999% done.
    1 - have find 2 14mm fine thread bolts longer for calliper as ones have arebit short.
    2 - grind caliper tiny bitin 1 area
    3 - then sort digi display as rpm not showing up
    4 - Buy new shock
  17. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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  18. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    Nice ride and I would love to own one....however....if I was given the choice....and I was to choose between yours and something
    along the same lines. Well...I would choose (or build) the one below. Afterall....this is the Africa Twin thread...so I can say that. :D



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  19. boboneleg

    boboneleg we can rebuild him.

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    Hello Dudes,

    I am back in the gang as this week I bought a nice RD04. This is a return to my roots for me as my first Africa Twin was a RD04 and I really liked that bike. Since then I have had a KTM 950ADV (still have it, awesome bike) and then also had a RD03 and a RD07A but for me they weren't the same as my first bike so when this one came up for sale I didn't hesitate.

    The bike is a testiment to the previous owner as he has kept it a great condition......

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  20. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Sweet bike I wish we could get those AT in the states I'd have one or two:deal