The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    Anyone else notice the obvious and tragic flaws about this bike?
  2. iswoolley

    iswoolley Restless traveller

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    Er, the mirrors are set to 'vanity' mode? The chain is too tight? The back tyre is on the wrong way around? The brake lights aren't visible from behind? It's on a trailer? It's still got the original plank/seat?

    So...what's wrong with it?
  3. rockt

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    Man, this thread just keeps getting worse and worse for my condition. Yer killin' me!

    Keep it comin'.
  4. TARider

    TARider Been here awhile

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    Took our new addition to the family (XLV/XRV familiy) for a ride today. She's worth every penny. Excellent condition and just what the doctor ordered. Here with her older sister, XLV750R. See ya out there!! :D
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  5. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    Imho- way too clean and on a trailer!
  6. modrover

    modrover BOOMSHANKA!

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    Sweet ride... I've always loved those colors! :freaky
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  7. TA-Zappa

    TA-Zappa Been here awhile

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    A link for all the scandinavian ppl in here this site is in Swedish only (Well except for some danish and norwegian).


    http://www.xrv750.net

    Got some nice pic and video, especially the one where an AT makes a KTM dissapear in the mirror on a gravelroad at 166kph (about 110mph).. :O

    /Zappa
  8. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    A flat tyre on my AT on the weekend !!!

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  9. modrover

    modrover BOOMSHANKA!

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    Well, at least you didn't get your hands full chain shit. :lol3

    Did you just pull half the tire off for a patch or did you replace the whole tube? :ear

    Oh yeah, what tires are you running Greg?
  10. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    Mod,

    we just broke one side of the bead and replaced the tube. The Tyres are Mitas (used to be barum) E07's, Im pretty impressed with them.

    From the same ride.

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    "The Pudding" and the AT , I was lucky enough to be a "Pudding Carrier"

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    A good fire !!!

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  11. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    "The Pudding" and the AT again.

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  12. modrover

    modrover BOOMSHANKA!

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    Tell me more about this... "pudding" :huh :ear :D
  13. Stand Up

    Stand Up Ride non-painted roads

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    African Twin

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  14. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    See this thread,

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=89693


    for some info and links about the pudding. Basically it's a tinned Pudding thats been travelling Oz by bike for 28 years. It's a great honour to carry it.

    Greg
  15. modrover

    modrover BOOMSHANKA!

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    Ahh... like the Olympic torch. I can dig it. :thumb
  16. rockt

    rockt Long timer

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    How did you get an @ in Canada?
  17. FT BSTRD

    FT BSTRD Welcome to The Dispersive

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    So is the pudding hermetically sealed in acrylic?

    I guess that way on long rides the carrier isn't tempted to eat it? :D
  18. Frank Warner

    Frank Warner Traveller

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    There are rules for eating the pudding. As the contents have been around a while ... they used to rattle around inside the tin - sounded like one squash ball to me, there is no way I'd want to eat it. I think it has now gone mushy ... I'm amazed that quarantine has not picked it up.
  19. FT BSTRD

    FT BSTRD Welcome to The Dispersive

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    So is it encased in acrylic? If so, it has been "pre quarantined"!
  20. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    I picked up this fine example of an Africa Twin a couple of weeks ago. The only objection was the pink lettering. Some of you suggested to keep the bike the way it came from the factory. I find it difficult to live with the color. So, I purchased some aftermarket lettering in anthracyte (dark metallic grey) and started to remove the hot pink on the side panels and a small splash on the front. I'm waiting for the grey lettering to show up before I take off the bigger pink ones. I like the bike's color scheme without the pink. I'm keeping it that way and adding the grey.
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    As an aside, when I went to get the VIN verified (Colorado step to getting anything registered) the guy doing the verifying is also a rider. He said he thought he knew every model Honda had made but this was a new one on him. I kept my mouth shut.

    Jim.