The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. Twiniver

    Twiniver Adventurer

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    Looks soooooo sweet....... Showa fork? RD03 or RD04?
  2. lukasteam

    lukasteam Life is beautiful !!!

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    Absolutely fabulous !!! Now just talk to us we listening...
  3. JossaXR

    JossaXR Been here awhile

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    New 18*2,50 excel rim and Ac10 on for a testride today:)
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  4. JossaXR

    JossaXR Been here awhile

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    I´m in love
  5. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    I've got the Twalcom mirrors on the bike. About 90-100bucks and they work pretty well. There is little to no vibration, even at 80mph.

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    I ride off road a lot and found that the mirrors always stick out too far.
  6. boboneleg

    boboneleg we can rebuild him.

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    The AC10 should be 'interesting' on a Twin :lol3
  7. lukasteam

    lukasteam Life is beautiful !!!

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    I like these. Which one's you got for 1200gs or 800/650 ? Are the mounting threads the same ?
  8. stevh0

    stevh0 Super Retard.

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    I think it was for the Xchallenge?
  9. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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  10. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    I have some AT parts for sale here and they're even in the States. :lol3
  11. Africa_Twin

    Africa_Twin Africa Twiner

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    The only thing Africa Twin in that sketch is the LOGO!!!

    :bluduh :puke1 Diferent strokes for diferent folks :deal
  12. Stormforce8

    Stormforce8 Farkle Tart

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    Oh I dunno...............engine, tank, most of the frame, heat shield, bashplate, :evil:evil

    I kinda like it - just maybe a bit too angular for me - but then it's trying to merging the current style on a 30 year old design.

    Absolutely agree :D - it would be a very dull planet otherwise
  13. Africa_Twin

    Africa_Twin Africa Twiner

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    Too KTM-alike for me to call it an AT...:evil
  14. diskow

    diskow Been here awhile

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  15. diskow

    diskow Been here awhile

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    Hey neighbor: I wanna be part of this project :)
  16. Lioshyi

    Lioshyi Adventurer

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    Have a question about WP front fork.
    I wanna replace fork with WP, I know it's better to do it with WP from KTM 950/990 Adv, but it's hard to find it... And anyway I should replace springs and revalve it.

    So can I use KTM LC4 625 smc fork for replacement? 300mm(if I'm, correct) travel is the same as KTM Adv has. And what should I do with this fork (springs, revaling)?

    Thanks ahead.
  17. Joz

    Joz What could go wrong?

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    oof! I can feel that landing from here. How did it handle? Harsh landing? Stock suspension?

    I've always wondered but I'm not brave enough to try that with my RD07A.
  18. farcall

    farcall Bike-a-holic

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    Full compression :huh... that reminds me, is this a bad spot to mount my Baja Designs SII LED lights?

    Not my bike
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    Got 2 of these to mount
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  19. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    I'd go for a spot on the top leading edge of the crashbar.

    Dunno about the ATs in particular but I'd bet the lights in the first picture get a bit tweeked at full fork compression.
  20. farcall

    farcall Bike-a-holic

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    Yeah that's my first thought too.

    Judging by where stone blasting marks and branch scrapes appear on my DR, the top leading edge of the crash bars may still be a little low and possibly too exposed, especially when you throw in the inevitable sand induced offs I'll encounter.

    I suppose I could shape a custom bracket off the indicator mount. Or maybe get really tricky by fabricating a mount bar to subtley poke out the fairing ducts. :dunno Has anyone done or seen this?