The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. Habibi Rocks

    Habibi Rocks Banned

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    Know how you feel ....

  2. cas121

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  3. Squily

    Squily Squily

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    How about some descriptions Greg?
  4. Underground

    Underground unbefuckingbelievable

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    I'd say top one's a lake with water (probably the best thing ever in the outback)
    Bottom one's a shearing shed.....where Aussies do things to sheep :D
  5. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    Lol
  6. alainmax

    alainmax ca vaut le detour !!

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    ...will put my Africa twin corbin seat up for sale again. Anyone interested ? RD07
  7. ujeni

    ujeni just doesn't get it

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    I might be. Will send you a PM.
  8. JossaXR

    JossaXR Been here awhile

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    Made my Twin a litle taller this wekeend now I just waiting för a 18" rim and spokes:)
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  9. Sascha

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    What about your old 19" front rim, still OK? Want to sell ist? Mine ist just not that good anymore...


    cheers Sascha
  10. johnny77

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    Hi AT fans!

    I would like to ask you is anybody here, who bought an AT after a Varadero? I am just curious. The AT looks so cool. :)
  11. JossaXR

    JossaXR Been here awhile

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    It´s the back rim I will change to 18"
    The front are 21" on the twin
  12. babis

    babis n00b

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    Hello all, can anybody tell me if the central stands for RD04 and RD03 are the same?

    I own a RD03 and I found a central stand of the RD04 with excellent price, I would like to know if I can mount it on my RD03. As I read in some forums, the frames must be the same so I hope it can be mounted but first, let the experts talk...


    Thanks

    Babis Italy

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  13. aikidimi

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    I did...
    Advantages of the Dero was:
    - More space for 2 persons
    - Tubeless tires
    - More power
    Advantages of the AT:
    - Lighter and far easyer to handle
    - Better in city traffic
    - Better fuel consumption, range and economy in general
    - Easyer to service
    - More adventurus... better on dirt roads
    - Far more reliable (i hade issues with Varadero with the HISS and with cut off engine and,,, and....)
    - Timeless, cool and practikal design!

    The Dero is a streetbike with some offroad look, fine for long travels on highways.
    The XRV is for me (almost) the ultimate allround bike.

    The 850-900 XRV with +20hp, 6 gears and tubeless spoked tires would be the perfect Africa Twin for me...

    Aikidimi
  14. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    ah sorry , will get back with that soon, just got home from the 2nd part of my 50th B;day hols :D:D

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  15. farcall

    farcall Bike-a-holic

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    Oh stop it :lol3 :lol3

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  16. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    I was thinking the same thing!

    Happy 50th Greg!
  17. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    On my second twin. I've ridden a couple of Deros and while the power is pretty much addictive, its a bigger pig than the twin. I love my twin and have made peace with the old engine design and lack of power on tar. Off the road shes plenty fast.

    I just did a trip a week ago and managed 22.5km/l - 52mpg (I dont know how I did this!) Riding was pretty slow going 80-100km/h. So Interms of fuel consumption, the twin can be pretty light on fuel. The dero does about 25-30mpg.
  18. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Happy birthday Greg. Do a lot of riding on that island? Is it difficult to pick a new route everyday? :lol3
  19. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Only one route around that track....but it's got a GREAT front straight.

    Happy B-day Greg:freaky
  20. johnny77

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    aikidimi, stevh0: Thanks for your fast reply.
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    Well, I’ve ridden a lot last years in Europe with my wife and we have taken long travels on tarmac. The Varadero (with FI) was very comfortable for us, the power was enough all time all situation. The Dero is absolutely fit for me (6’7) with bar riser and higher seat. J
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    But nowdays I haven’t got enough time for long time travels (kids, work, etc.) therefore the Dero is unitilized. I ride a lot in the city and the Vara is a big pig in traffic. It is a heavy bike. Well, it is born to the long travels not to traffic jam. J
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    The AT is absolutely old school adventure bike and I like it. It is app. <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:metricconverter w:st="on" ProductID="40 kg">40 kg</st1:metricconverter> lighter than Dero and „only” 60 HP but I think it is better for city traffic and single riding. Well the center of the gravity is higher than her big brother. I have never ridden an AT just sitting on it. I would like to use it for city travels (not too much), and short trips (app. 80/20 % tarmac/rugged roads)
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    The 850-900 XRV (with +20 HP) would be the best but it is unattainable for me……
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    I like the Dero too. Reliable but boring. The AT is older, weaker but timless and reliable too.