The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Excellent Work.

    Donna's a Peach.

    The warehouse looks like something from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

    It's a forklift so it's really going forward when it's going backwards.


    OK, so who's next?

    :y0!
  2. ninety

    ninety Adventurer

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  3. NORTH RIDER

    NORTH RIDER Been here awhile

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    congrats on the new bike,UJENI. i too just bought another A.T. it's the same year as my other 2 . i think I'll have the biggest collection of 1993 AT'S around. this one is the UGLY color scheme ( green/ purple). i changed my last one to black but might keep this one original. the bodywork looks to be in great shape and even if the tank has a dent or two i have a perfect one from my other bike.

    SO, WHEN AND WHERE ARE WE A.T. FANATICS GETTING TOGETHER AGAIN????
    ANYONE HAS AN IDEA OR PLAN?? MAKE IT CENTRAL AS WE DO HAVE SOME A.T'S EAST OF COLORADO

    north rider
  4. JGalt

    JGalt Adventurer

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    The bike is amazing. Glad you got straight on all of the paperwork. Jonathan is also a jewel.
  5. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Id be happy just to get a AT wing arm:D
  6. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    Good job! It looks very intact from here and not abused at all. Definitely a classic ya got there. :evil
  7. Stormforce8

    Stormforce8 Farkle Tart

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    Very happy to finally see the bike landed in California :clap

    A surprisingly painful journey to get the correct paperwork from Honda UK.............this was their hilarious first attempt.........(address & ident numbers removed :evil ) - showing that Ujeni was taking receipt of a very young RD03...:D (I know it is in excellent condition both aesthetically and mechanically - but this is taking it a bit far.......:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3 )

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  8. ujeni

    ujeni just doesn't get it

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    Mr. Stormforce8 deserves a lot of credit for dealing with Honda UK. Otherwise I wouldn't own the only RD03 manufactured in 1998 in the entire world!! :lol3

    North Rider, big congrats on your bike. I think I speak for all of us when I say...WE NEED PICS!!!! :D

    I completely agree that it is time to start thinking about a meetup. Santa Cruz is a lovely place and I'm sure we could find some great camping spots up and down the coast....but I suspect that would be too far west. Anyone have any ideas on a Colorado meet up?

    By the way, anyone have Ricor Intiminators on their RD03? I had a set on my first RD07. Would love to get them for the RD03...but I am not sure on the size...is it 41mm or 43mm? I'm betting on 43mm.
  9. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    I think they are 43 mm fork tubes.

    I was just looking at your photos again.

    Did you notice the forklift photo.....the big box has a large pictogram of

    NO FORKLIFT on the side......I think they mean just that side of the box but is makes the pic even better.
  10. Africa_Twin

    Africa_Twin Africa Twiner

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    Better still: the box says BMW Motorrad!!! BMW's have never looked as good as that RD03! Congratulations on your new bike :clap
  11. Johnnyktm

    Johnnyktm Been here awhile

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    Congratulations about the new bike and the successful importation! :clap
  12. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    I could host the next Africa Twin Summit in August 2013. I'm going through health issues right now but this would motivate me to get better. It would be nice to meet up with old friends and new ones. I'll have ride maps (A, B and C groups) and maybe even a guide. So, who's in? Let me know.
  13. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    I really want to go. Unfortunately, I'll be on the left coast (I mean RIGHT on the coast) for the month of August.
  14. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Would you prefer July?
  15. ujeni

    ujeni just doesn't get it

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    July would work better for me! Being a designer by trade, I'd be happy to help out with t-shirts/stickers :wink:
  16. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    I would be in as long as there are no work conflicts with the date u choose.
  17. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    I'll throw out a timeframe.

    2013 North American Africa Twin Summit
    24-28 July, 2013
    Colorado Springs, CO


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    Did I get anyone's attention?
  18. ujeni

    ujeni just doesn't get it

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    :lol3

    I'm in. I'll PM you.
  19. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    Thanks for the invite Jim but I won't be able to make that date or July. So far I have a plan to leave solo here June 14 and make the D2D in Dawson City, Yukon and do some general farting around in the wilds of northern BC. I've been wanting to do the D2D for 10 years now and this looks like the year.

    Also I'll be doing a few days layover near Smithers BC at the end of June to put a roof on the in-laws cabin. If anyone is up that way then please let me know...our cabin is only 400 kms/6 hrs to Hyder AK.

    All are welcome to hang their hat/helmet while I'm there. So yeah....that's an invite. PM if your up that way. :1drink

    View from the cabin on Babine Lake BC.

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    My son with an 8lb sockeye caught in late Aug. when the sport fishing is open. Just ask Alain in Portland about the salmon on Babine Lake :evil. Some big rainbow trout come out of that lake in June.

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  20. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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    I might be IN! Maybe Hook up with Reidy008 and ride in together

    I have a Tranny not a AT but its in the ballpark