The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. La Case

    La Case Adventurer

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    My master is going to be finish, still some little modification and next step will be to do the mold.
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    Test on bike, before do the final mold and make the first fiber pièce
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    a view from the cokpit lol, still not the navigation instrument (Road GPS + Off road Magellan + Smartphone)
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    :freaky
  2. DC Chad

    DC Chad Been here awhile

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    i think i may have leaked a little sex wee :D thats bloody loverly:clap
  3. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Cyril, bien fait. Penses-tu peut etre utiliser des phares plus legers? Les stocks sont bien lourds.
  4. La Case

    La Case Adventurer

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    Je garde les phares d'origines :) Finalement, je tiens à garder le "look" de l'africa, ces phares sont une signature :1drink
  5. lukasteam

    lukasteam Life is beautiful !!!

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    La Case and Gpmucci you guys do some great work as always :clap.
  6. lukasteam

    lukasteam Life is beautiful !!!

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    Привет афрканцы !!! Какие результаты ???
  7. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    :thumb
  8. MakS

    MakS Adventurer

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    Приветствую))))

    На этой гонке я занял первое место)

    Ты откуда Африканец ?
  9. E-Bum

    E-Bum Been here awhile

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  10. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Great photos as usual Kevin...very nicely done.

    Let us know how you guys liked the Tenere.
  11. psi-

    psi- a tool

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    Seasonal greetings from Finland. Pics are just me mucking around on nearby roads/lake.

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  12. A-Wind

    A-Wind Andreas RD07a

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    Taking the long way home via beautiful scenery on Tenere?
  13. alainmax

    alainmax ca vaut le detour !!

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    Ray,
    Only 28 days but 9000 + kms of pure bliss. We loved the 660 tenere, perfect machine for the very rough, atrocious roads in deep Patagonia. Very stable , eats up the gravel. i thougt was a little top heavy, but quickly realized that weight was well distributed, very manoeverable . Shocks were brand new (stock). Really liked the Pirelli t60 in the back.

    This info is for US riders as we do not have the opportunity to buy the tenere in USA ( Major mistake of Yamaha IMHO, it would sell like hot cakes, count me in). Of the 30 some bikers we saw, most of the germans had Teneres 660

    Happy to see a couple RD 03, 1 RD04 and 2 RD07

    Incidently, met Radioman on his way back from Ushuaia in Chile, he's my neighbor!!! go figure! small planet !!

    long live ATs !!:clap

    our best to Chris, Ray !
  14. #philsmith

    #philsmith Desktop Adventurer

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  15. Noprogram

    Noprogram High Plains Drifter

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    Just took my AT for a back road tour of the upper South Island of New Zealand. Maruia Saddle, the Braeburn track, the Porika and finally the Rainbow Road back to Hamner. Ideal riding conditions here at the moment.

    The XRV is a great bike for this kind of back roads NZ touring and the geometry and long wheel base works amazingly well even with a load. Inspirational to see so many nice Africa Twins on the thread....it took me two years looking to find mine but finally a nice one turned up. They're a superb design and often I find myself just looking at it and amazed how it good it looks as a bike IMHO.

    At Boundry gate in the Rainbow.

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    The Matakitaki River

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    The NZ riders would recognise this view from Island Saddle......look at that road and tell me you don't want to ride that. Beautiful flowing corners through a timeless landscape. Everytime I complete the ride I just want to refuel and go back again.

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  16. alainmax

    alainmax ca vaut le detour !!

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    Beautiful indeed...:clap
  17. ROYMACNIC

    ROYMACNIC Adventurer

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    Beautiful pics there,I was lucky enough to ride the Rainbow Rd a few years back,unfortunatly not on an Africa Twin,stunning ride tho!
  18. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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  19. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    I took a hard look

    Too many points against it

    The search continues.
  20. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    One word....corrosion.