The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. Africa_Twin

    Africa_Twin Africa Twiner

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    Call me an old school geezer but I fail to see why would anyone want to adapt a FI system to the AT engine... what's the point? :ear

    On a different side to the same note, wouldn't it be easier to fit the TA700 engine complete to the AT's frame?

    The mounts would be easier to adpat, wouldn't they?
  2. A-Wind

    A-Wind Andreas RD07a

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    I guess it comes down to preference.

    I like FI for:
    - No longer having to mess with a carbs (no more cleaning, no more ripped diaphragms or changing carb gaskets)
    - Having no more choke (and so also no more possibility of a sticking choke)
    - Easy tunability, without having to remove components.
    - AND best for last, Perfect self tuning for high elevation or every kind of elevation.

    I also regard FI systems as actually simpleler as carbs.
  3. Africa_Twin

    Africa_Twin Africa Twiner

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    Fair enough :norton
  4. A-Wind

    A-Wind Andreas RD07a

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    I'm sure many good people prefer carbs for many other good reasons.
    :norton
  5. abat

    abat Been here awhile

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    Hi dennism,

    Thanks for your feedback.
    I'm starting a rough journey into the depth of the injection system.
    Many hours of reading is waiting for me.

    Hi there Africa_twin,

    The TA700 engine is something different from the AT engine.
    One of my friend ones said that the TA goes vvvvvvrrrrrrrrrr and the AT goes gggggggrrrrrrrrrr...:wink::evil
    :D
    Everything A-Wind mentioned is correct. the carb feeding is old. better fuel/air mixture, all the time, means better fuel consumption, better throttle response.
    Besides, one of my carbs shows wear signs in the float hinge.
  6. Africa_Twin

    Africa_Twin Africa Twiner

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    I know Carbs are old school but so am I.
    I am getting around 400 km per AT tank... :hmmmmmworking for the manufacturer for the last 23 years, I've ridden the TA 700 a few times and I don't remember ever getting that sort of mileage... :dunno I am not a fast rider, more like a "watch-the-scenery" type of rider...
  7. La Case

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    First try-test on the single tracks for my RD04


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  8. Noprogram

    Noprogram High Plains Drifter

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    It's been awhile between posts but thought I'd put up a few pics of the AT out and about down under recently. It's technically Autumn (Fall) here but the WX hasn't been too bad with some 20 C + (70 F) days so getting rides in before maybe officially hunkering down for winter after the Brass Monkey Rally. Any XRV's going?

    Always great to see all the AT's out there. Nice bike La Case!

    Out in the Korowai grasslands.

    <a href="http://noprogram.smugmug.com/Other/XRV-Feb-2013/27868012_BL5CDT#!i=2489085028&k=MK7RKk6&lb=1&s=A" title="Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug"><img src="http://noprogram.smugmug.com/Other/XRV-Feb-2013/i-MK7RKk6/0/M/DSC03901sml-M.jpg" title="Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug" alt="Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug"></a>

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    Out on the Banks Peninsula.

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    Noprogram High Plains Drifter

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    Met up with a mate and got some Cod for dinner. Riding and fishing..perfect. :D

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  10. La Case

    La Case Adventurer

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    me for the first OffRoad test

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  11. lemovice

    lemovice Been here awhile

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    c'est ou ces pistes!que je les tests
  12. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Peut etre vers Bordeaux?
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    Noprogram High Plains Drifter

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    Nice AT and great shots La Case!
  14. lemovice

    lemovice Been here awhile

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    la vallée de la dordogne,je pense!
  15. La Case

    La Case Adventurer

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    Salut guys!

    Oui c'est autour de Bergerac! En Dordogne :clap
  16. Suhir

    Suhir Adventurer

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    Greate pictures La Case!

    I'm wondering, the faring set you have there, how is it to ride with on highways?

    I do allot of highway with my at, but I'd love a faring set like yours.
  17. La Case

    La Case Adventurer

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    well, When I ride on sit position, its ok, but you must know i'm 1.85. It's an important thing, cause when a friend tries to ride on it, he is "only" 1.75, he cants see the road in front of him...

    In stand up position, of course it's perfect :1drink And, 0 kind of Wind in helmet when i ride sit. Perfect :clap
  18. Dutchy506

    Dutchy506 Adventurer

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    where did you buy it?
    or is it home made? it looks perfect! :clap

  19. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    He built it. Look here.
  20. Dutchy506

    Dutchy506 Adventurer

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    nice!
    thnx