The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    If I could find a stock one I would like to go that way as the bike is totally stock now but if not then I guess I could go the way of your link. Cheers
  2. ninety

    ninety Adventurer

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    Ready for the summer with new tires, decals, seat, crashbars and a little work on the tail:

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  3. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    Very nice...:clap...right down to the mini blinkers. Your like me...I prefer the stock quiet OEM exhaust. All that noise get's to be bothersome in my old age. :D
  4. Lioshyi

    Lioshyi Adventurer

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    Atgreg inspired
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    crf 250r 2004 fork with new springs, cr wheel, 320mm brake disk, modified Nissin one side 3 piston caliper, custom made caliper bracket.
  5. Clockwatcher

    Clockwatcher Been here awhile

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    Actually.....didnt know I was in the running..........from what I hear there is a guy in Greensboro that has an AT.......dont know if he is going to be there.
    PMed you.........
  6. alainmax

    alainmax ca vaut le detour !!

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    I LOVE THEM in WHITE

    I want to learn how to swap the front end with crf forks !!
    bravo :clap



    Wayne: give them good directions !!:lol3
  7. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    I have no takers at the moment Alain and will pull out tomorrow with 3 weeks to fart around in northern BC and the Yukon. :evil I don't do ride reports in the forum but I will try and post some pics up on this thread while I'm on the road. cheers!
    :johntm
  8. locorider

    locorider Loco, pero no estúpido!

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    Awesome Jim!

  9. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    I'd love to go with you Wayne....if only I could.

    At least I wouldn't have to worry where my morning coffee was coming from.

    Have a great trip.

    Looking forward to photos.
  10. Lioshyi

    Lioshyi Adventurer

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    i can try to explain few moments what can be unexpected here (but i can be sure only about current kit, don't know if somethig was changed in parts of other years),
    1) brake rotor should be plain because there no free space between fork leg and hub
    2) there only 3.5cm between spokes and brake rotor so caliper should be slim. I had no money for cool race caliper so i was searching one with more that two pistons on one side only. It was front left from VFR1000 (gold/silverwing, varadero). But it has combined braking system (front brake use 2 of 3 pistons, rear use 1 of 3) so I had to connect central and side piston chambers with bore inside. And finally brake pad one side should use caliper bracket as stopper.
    3) springs should be changed to stronger.
    4) axis between triple tree should be longer and have spacer for upper triple tree, because steering bar holder bolt nut (for crf 250r 2004 fork) will hit the frame.
    5) front fender should have spacers
    P.S. I can try to prepare drwings for triple tree axis and caliper bracket but a bit later, i should test it all.
  11. KT1

    KT1 RD07A Adventure

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  12. JossaXR

    JossaXR Been here awhile

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    Are there anyone who have modify the tripmaster so you can reset the trip on the handlebar?
  13. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    NAATS 2013 is cancelled.

    Some of you may have heard about the Black Forest Wildfire here in Colorado. My wife and I had to evacuate Tuesday afternoon with our dogs and whatever we could throw in my truck and her car. Yes, I threw my AT and Super Tenere in the bed. I just found out the house is a total loss. As much as I would like to ride with everyone, I need to reset and reassess. I hope to see everyone soon at another gathering.
  14. lukasteam

    lukasteam Life is beautiful !!!

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    Glad you and your family are safe .
  15. Stormforce8

    Stormforce8 Farkle Tart

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    Jim - shocked to hear this - just very happy that you and yours are all safe. Take care.
  16. DC Chad

    DC Chad Been here awhile

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    +1 jim i hope you get it all back together ASAP
  17. KYK

    KYK Dacian Wolf

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  18. alainmax

    alainmax ca vaut le detour !!

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    Merde Jim, t as pas eu assez d ennuis cette annee??

    Let us know how we can help. Content que Lisa toi et les chiens sont saufs !!!
  19. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Very sorry to hear that, Jim.

    As you know, when they get that big all you can do is gather up a few important things (if you have time) and RUN AWAY.

    It's certain to take a while but let me know what you need. I'll be glad to do whatever I can to help out.

    I know you've lots on your mind right now, but be sure to track all your expenses since you left home. Insurance guys like lots of paperwork.
  20. alexisan

    alexisan Been here awhile

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    Hi, any advice where I am getting these plain bearings for the connecting rod?
    Honda in southafrica is freaking expensive and 4 weeks lead time.
    Are these Honda specific?

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