The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. Africa_Twin

    Africa_Twin Africa Twiner

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    Don't want to open a can of worms here, but... I fail to see where the AT is weaker than the Varadero...:ear

    Unless you mean weaker in terms of having less engine power.
  2. johnny77

    johnny77 Adventurer

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    Yes, you're right. That's the correct definition.
  3. The Apostle

    The Apostle Adventurer

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    I am selling my RD04. Not in good condition but it is cheap.
    Only for EU to avoid customs :deal
  4. LethPhaos

    LethPhaos brb

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    what's cheap? :)
  5. The Apostle

    The Apostle Adventurer

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    The bike !! I'll give it to a reasonably small price.
  6. Rensen

    Rensen Adventurer

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    Love the AT
  7. Africa_Twin

    Africa_Twin Africa Twiner

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    I think he was asking how much is your cheap price... :evil :ear :norton
  8. The Apostle

    The Apostle Adventurer

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    I know :lol3
    I am just waiting for the best offer :evil
    By the way ,,, here in Greece I was offered 400 euro :huh
  9. DominicDomingo

    DominicDomingo axe me anything

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    Hi there! I haven't been around here for a while. I have a 97 rd07a with some front end damage in Barcelona city.

    Due to life's circumstances I'd rather sell it to someone will make good use of than fix it up myself.

    If any in Europe is interested in buying it, or knows someone who might be, please get in touch with me via PM.

    Thanks!
  10. DoctorAbo

    DoctorAbo friends call me Mitsulas

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    Hy Apostle, can you p.m. me th specifics of the actual bike condition ? I might be interested.
    Thanks
  11. Ridesolo

    Ridesolo cereal lurker

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  12. lukasteam

    lukasteam Life is beautiful !!!

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    Looks like a nice bike , but reserve is probably set at 10K , so no matter how much everybody love's AT's save roughly 3K more and get a new Super Tenere ...
  13. The Apostle

    The Apostle Adventurer

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    That's too much !!!
    Here in Greece, because of the financial situation, you can find the exact same bike in excellent condition for 2.500 euro ~ 3.200$ +1.500$ for sending it over the Atlantic.
  14. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    ...............but you're not counting the fees for importing in through our Dept of Transportation (DOT) and getting it registered and insured in the socialist state of California.

    True there are fees here but the real cost is the Bail Bond from the assault charges you will have after dealing with the above bureaucrats.:deal


    This machine is within 300 miles of my house and I'm fairily interested. I agree that 10K is a bit much and if I had that RD07 and a new Tenere sitting cheek by jowl, it would take a few test rides and a lot of chin-stroking to decide between them.

    If the bike was in the 4-6K range I think I'd jump on it.


    And to be fair, Mario has a lot of very nice things added on to the original machine.
  15. alainmax

    alainmax ca vaut le detour !!

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    Agreed, 10 is a lot, but it s a collector item on this side of the ocean. That brings the AT in a different category.
    No it is not comparable to the tenere nor should it be
    Rationale is different with collectors item, there is no buck/performance relation in the equation.
    I understand the :eek1 from Europe.... ( how much does an old corvette cost on the Champs Elyses?)

    We know Mario takes great care of his bike, well farkled..............i think we know at what price it will go.

    Hope you find a job soon, very soon Mario and ,keep this beauty :clap
  16. Mario Shi

    Mario Shi Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the well wishes, guys. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
  17. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    Did a bit of work on the twin recently.

    Came out alright I think.

    [​IMG]

    New shoes, new luggage and folding mirrors.

    Changed my gearing to 17/42 and I've been averaging between 44 and 52mpg.
  18. cas121

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    Nice one! How are the folding mirrors? some told me that they vibrate too much for normal driving, but after I broke another original one in an offroad ride I'm taking the folding mirrors into serious consideration..

    I think that the new s10 is a great bike, but for overland travelling I'd pick my AT anytime!
  19. farcall

    farcall Bike-a-holic

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    I've fitted both the KTM style folding mirrors (FAR brand) and the Doubletake RAM Mount mirrors on my KTM 640 and then my DR650. The folding ones did vibrate too much for my liking... and in extreme conditions (100's kms of corrugations) they break off - both of the 1st pair I bought and then one of the replacement pair... I got a refund! The Doubletake mirrors just didn't float my boat for a couple of practical and aesthetic reasons.

    If my AT mirrors break, I'll be buying some DR mirrors (OEM, not copies) as replacements.The DR mirrors are the best I've had on any bike! They rotate to any part of 360 degrees, out of harms way, easily by hand... whilst on the move if you need to.
  20. Analogo

    Analogo As if.

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    Well. This came up this afternoon after thinking what to do during winter nights ;)

    Project is up and running.


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