The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. DustDog

    DustDog Adventurer

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    Hi Guys:

    i bought a @ RD04 and I cannot find the VIN stuff. I guess it was removed or repainted. where I suppose to look for it??
  2. alainmax

    alainmax ca vaut le detour !!

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    time to gather positive vibes for a fellow AT inmate who s lifestyle has taken a sudden turn . Mother nature has decided to take away his lifestyle but thankfully not his life ( or any family members).

    Jim has always been there for us all, in many different ways. We have all, at one time or another thanked him for his insight/ tip/part/advise or else
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    One of his friends has started a fund raise to help defray some of the urgent cost of being stranded . Every bit will help.
    Think about jim and his loved ones when you relax in the comfort of your living room tonite.

    check out this link for donations :clap :clap
    (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=AD9F9EHSZPJG6)


    thank you all
  3. ujeni

    ujeni just doesn't get it

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    Cheers AlainMax,

    Jim is good guy and a valuable member of the North American Africa Twin community. :clap
  4. KT1

    KT1 RD07A Adventure

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    Are Welcome !!!
  5. wrryder

    wrryder Been here awhile

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    :cry

    What a heartbreak.... glad you are okay.... very sorry for your loss but so glad you survived with what you could.


  6. Joz

    Joz What could go wrong?

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    Devastated to hear about Jim's situation. As if he hasn't had enough to deal with, here's another challenge.
    Jim, know that you've got friends and support from all over the world. Wishing you and your family the best!!
  7. Z_HARSH

    Z_HARSH Like margarine?

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    Best Wishes Jim!!!




    Just a lowly TA rider here, but I have an AT swingarm and hub and want to gear it down for my 18 inch rim to help with steep and rocky up-hills at 10,000 to 12,000 feet (3,000 M).

    I have a 47 tooth, but is there anyone in Europe perhaps that makes a 50-52 tooth for an Africa Twin?

    It looks like I will have to buy a blank and machine the holes.

    ****I didn't realize the RD03 was different, I have a JTR1332-47 currently http://www.jtsprockets.com/catalogue/sprocket/JTR1332. Also, today I talked to these guys: http://dirttricks.com/product-category/sprockets/rear-sprockets and in a month or two they should be able to cut anything you want out of the good stuff....*******


    I ended up buying a custom made 52 tooth Aluminum one from http://pmpsprockets.com/, $72.45 shpped, they were helpfull and it was easy. These guys were real helpful too: http://www.rebelgears.com/

    A very helpfull inmate told me to look at http://www.wemoto.com/ they only say +3 teeth, that would be 48 teeth, but they wanted 36 quid, so about $57 plus shipping from the UK.


    They can also do a 50 tooth here: http://shop.pbisprockets.com/searchquick-submit.sc?keywords=3063

    Cheers!

    -Zach
  8. Paul-S

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    You can always replace a bike but you can't replace each other

    Hope it works out for you, sorry for the loss
  9. Paul-S

    Paul-S Adventurer

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  10. jcravens

    jcravens CoyoteGirl

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    Jim, I am absolutely heart-broken for you. If there is ANYTHING Stefan and I can do, please let us know - those aren't empty words. We really mean it. I'm so glad you, your family, the doggies and the motorcycles are okay. But I'm so, so sorry for this tremendous loss.
  11. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Tilting the Horizon

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    Maybe 205 (My first visit to this particular thread) but I had to share.

    When this one grows up it wants to be :rofl
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  12. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    Greetings from the Yukon. I'm currently in Whitehorse visiting with friends....good food and a good shower. :D D2D was a blast where I camped for 3 nights.
    I saw 3 other AT's and 2 older TA's during the event.
    1st pic shows a pair of AT's (his n' hers) driven by a nice couple from the Netherlands and the 2nd pic shows one driven by a women from Germany. I will be heading down the Stewart/Cassiar hwy probably tomorrow... so more later if I get the time.

    side note...sorry to hear about your property loss Jim. Hope it all sorts out for you. Speaking of property loss I'm just catching up on the news from the flood in my home town of Calgary...yikes! All is well at our house I've been told.
    ...later
    Wayne

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  13. KT1

    KT1 RD07A Adventure

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  14. SD Splash

    SD Splash Adventurer

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    Forum Members,

    Hello. I recently acquired an RD04 and would like to learn if Honda provided an emissions sticker or tag on the motorcycle. I've referenced the Honda XRV750L Service Manual book, Haynes Service and Repair Manual and pulled off the side covers and seat was unable to locate an emission tag. I did notice a small sticker near the frame's stamped VIN that reflects an E3 or E10, if I recall correctly.

    Also, should the stamped engine number, behind the exhaust's heat shield be the same as the frame's VIN number?

    Motorcycle:1990 Honda XRV750 from Austria
    VIN: RD0430002xx
    Location: California
    Previous/Current Registration: Virginia


    Any feedback or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    David
  15. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Engine and frame numbers do not have to match.

    I'm assuming that you are trying to register the bike in California.

    If so, I recommend you contact Donna Leek at Professional Registration Service. pro.reg.service@gmail.com

    Donna can be a huge help with DMV registration in California. I'd recommend you contact her first before trying your luck with the DMV folks. If you haven't noticed, your bike does not have a 17 digit VIN. This normally results in lots of confusion at DMV.

    There is, of course, a fee for Donna's serviced but it is well worth the time, effort and frustration she will save you. And you will end up with a Cal. plate and registration. You only have to do this once. Once you get in the system, just make certain you renew on time.
  16. @dreamer

    @dreamer Been here awhile

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    Hello everyone especially everyone in Oregon, Jim sorry to hear about the problems going on in Colorado, glad to hear that you are ok. This next part is for the guys in Oregon, I am going to be leaving Thighland and moving back to the Portland area. I am going to take the RD04 appart and add it to my household items, the problem that I am going to have is that the previous owner altered the numbers on the bikes headset as well as the engine. They are currently stamped as an XLV so I'm pretty sure that I can never going to get the bike registered and titled but it will be a good pile of parts that I can sell off or make a transalp nodded bike not sure what I'm going to do. Any idea if I could get a frame and engine from someone like Hamart to end up with a Twin in the states? The frame and engine are perfect just the stamps are bad, the vin plate on the right side of the frame has also been removed, what a mess. Any help would be great, and thanks in advance.

    Keith
  17. @dreamer

    @dreamer Been here awhile

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    Hello everyone especially everyone in Oregon, Jim sorry to hear about the problems going on in Colorado, glad to hear that you are ok. This next part is for the guys in Oregon, I am going to be leaving Thighland and moving back to the Portland area. I am going to take the RD04 appart and add it to my household items, the problem that I am going to have is that the previous owner altered the numbers on the bikes headset as well as the engine. They are currently stamped as an XLV so I'm pretty sure that I can never going to get the bike registered and titled but it will be a good pile of parts that I can sell off or make a transalp nodded bike not sure what I'm going to do. Any idea if I could get a frame and engine from someone like Hamart to end up with a Twin in the states? The frame and engine are perfect just the stamps are bad, the vin plate on the right side of the frame has also been removed, what a mess. Any help would be great, and thanks in advance.

    Keith
  18. mazinger

    mazinger Adventurer

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    Although I finished her (for Spanish speaking people, motorcycles are female while cars are male) some months ago I didn't have the time to post the photos...here they are,pictures of my 8th Africa Twin since I bought the first XRV 650 in 1988, and for me the most authentic Africa Twin (after owning all the models :D)


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    In my "harem", still my favourite girl, even though she has to compete with the gorgeous Goldwing, the young and skinny KTM530, or the goodforall GS 1200!!!

    Mazinger
    SPAIN
  19. Stormforce8

    Stormforce8 Farkle Tart

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    Stunning - nice to see an immaculate 'original' RD03 :clap:clap:clap:clap
  20. Africa_Twin

    Africa_Twin Africa Twiner

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    Gorgeous!!! :clap
    Honda, please wake up!!!