The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    My '99 RD07A is finally going to get the MOSFET upgrade. It may not be a mandatory mod but it surely is a good one. Even at 80 k kms. my current old style shunt R/R is still putting out and I also carry a new spare R/R which I will probably keep.
    My new to me '96 Transalp uses the same R/R SH538D-13 so I'll just have to swap a connector over to make it work for the TA.
    I think what sold me the most more than anything was the new generation water proof connectors. You never know when you might go for a swim.

    Anyhow...I opted to buy the stand alone MOSFET FH020AA over at Jasonmotoelectreix.
    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/SHINDENGEN-F...rcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5895f5e522

    The harness(s) were bought separately from Jim over at Eastern Beaver which is part A&B at the following link.

    http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Elec__Products/Connectors/R_R_Connectors/body_r_r_connectors.html

    It's pretty much plug n' play with this setup. From the pic you can see the final 3 phase yellow connector (no particular order) and the + and - leads to the battery. The 30 amp fuse holder is waterproof and quite robust as also seen in the pic.

    Garage is sub zero at the moment...installation will have to wait. :D

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  2. Squily

    Squily Squily

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    Look what Santa dropped off: To Dad, from Dad. A spare engine for the AT.


    Courtecy of me Dad, me son, Michael at Dualsports Adventures and Brian at Trioptimum Logistics

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    I can see an 80hp future... :deal (Insert evil laugh here)
  3. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    It's like Christmas here too. Funny what you find when you clean the garage. More AT and TA parts for sale here.

    Squily, I heard that laugh all the way over here. It was like Mwahahahaahhaha!!!
  4. diskow

    diskow Been here awhile

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    F: WP 50 Extreme 280 mm travel
    R: Ohlins - Custom extended (strut longer for 10mm)

    Landing was with AT bottoming up. But not harsh !
    anyway:
    No suspension on the market exist that wouldn't bottom up travel to the maximum with this kind of jump with AT (230kg)
    ...Obvious that kind of suspension would be to stiff and useless for serious offroad. :)
  5. diskow

    diskow Been here awhile

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    I have found many old movies from my rides around my home city where I normally train my skills on all kinds of terrains to use them later on longer adventure trips. Since I wont upload movies I made some screenshots. I dont know if you guys are interested but there are many more.

    Photo quality isn't that good but action is. I tend not to repeat myself with photos but some of them maybe already seen in my previous posts where i uploaded many.

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  6. Schelbi

    Schelbi Been here awhile

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    Nice, Would be nice if we could see some of the movies!
  7. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    Last night I bought an extremelly clean 96 @ from a guy in the Netherlands... so I guess I have some reading to do. I'll try not to ask any dumb questions about fuel pumps, and I'll post pics soon.:norton
  8. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    Yes...pics please. I woulda bought the following '96 just for the paint and decals :evil . It appears clean and a low miler too. An AT that's never worn crash bars in it's life with minimal scrapes and scratches gets my vote everytime if I were shopping. Did you have to pay taxes on it when bringing it back into Germany?
    Yeah Ray...this one has your name on it. Let's go get it. :D Good thing Honda made alot of them as theirs always a sweeter one that comes up. Me personally...it's the RD07A all the way.

    http://suchen.mobile.de/motorrad-in...ures=EXPORT&categories=EnduroAndTouringEnduro
  9. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    I'm in.....how much to bring it back to the States?

    I think to get it into the US, you would have to "buy" it and then I'd have to buy it from you. So the US guys think it came from Canada.


    I have a metal picture of you sitting with a cuppa coffee right now....am I right?
  10. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    Excuse the dirty garage, and the pics arent that great. I have 5 bikes and its hard to move around in there...

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  11. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    See your PM's Ray. No coffee here...I'm actually having an alcoholic beverage this morning only because it's the last day of my graveyard shift so it's like a Fri. nite. :1drink
  12. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    I tell ya...it's the ones with no crash bars and the OEM muffler protector still on that are the real gems. :D Nice bike.
  13. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    Thanks, and on the tax question, it didnt cost a dime. Im Canadian working for NATO and dont pay taxes over here.

    Shes coming back to Canada with me this summer.
  14. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    :thumbup

    Don't forget to bring the original title and original bill of sale back with you.....and you should be thru customs in 20 min. :D
  15. DominicDomingo

    DominicDomingo axe me anything

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    I'm thinking of importing my 97 XRV 750 to Canada from Spain. How much are you paying to ship and how much of a pain in the ass is it to do the paperwork?
  16. Tiggs

    Tiggs Dreamin of Adventure

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  17. Gummitarzan

    Gummitarzan Adventurer

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    Nice:D
  18. Squily

    Squily Squily

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    Maybe I'm a bit confused and I don't want to go back into all the old posts (lazy shize I know), but here's a quick quation for the techo boffins:


    Standard piston diameter for the RD07 = 81mm with 72mm stroke (742cc and 9:1 compression) http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/africa...win-xrv750-rd07-technical-specifications.html


    If I remember correctly, maximum oversize Honda pistons (got a set at home, but too lazy to go rip them out and measure them now) = 81.5mm

    I've got some JE high-compressy pistons in at the moment and am pretty sure they are 82mm. And Honda Hawk 650 pistons (3mm oversize) = AT 750 pistons (1mm oversize). That's around 760cc.

    How big can you go without cutting the crankcase? What's involved with cutting the crankcase?
  19. shortikus

    shortikus shorty

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    Very nice bike Tiggs,
    AT on bikesales.com.au simply incredibly. My friend who live in Perth WA searching for AT last few years but he's always empty hands so he bought GS 1200. I'm just curious, what is a value of AT in good condition?
  20. Squily

    Squily Squily

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    This back from JE:

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    We could just make you a set of customs. We have a 4 piece minimum on custom orders and, without knowing anything else about the part, I would say 4 pistons with rings, pins, and clips would cost you about 750.00 plus shipping.<o:p></o:p>
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