The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. Fliegenfischer

    Fliegenfischer Adventurer

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    no problem if you use frontwheel from same model and rear brake disc from AT 750
  2. AJ..

    AJ.. Long timer

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    I am still giving it a thought...it's still a rare sight an AT with blue rims as I am the only one who does that here in Singapore....probably the weird one...:1drink

    Still have'nt figure out how to post pictures?:deal
    If you're thinking of posting beyonce wesring a bikini,it's best you remain that way...:lol3
  3. viducce

    viducce Island Explorer

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    Hi,

    saw your pictures on facebook, you got some serious riding going on there.
    Really envy you having all those muddy paths, sadly not so many here in Taiwan, but I'm just beginning to explore.
    Got my AT just 3 weeks ago... one of maybe 5 or 4 in the whole country..
    BTW, those rims look great and are a perfect match....

    Here is mine, got it dirty on a local dirt track, scary with those tires, they really suck.... TCK's are on their way :-)

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    Ride on
  4. AJ..

    AJ.. Long timer

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    Let's trade places then...you can have all the mud you want...i would love to have beautiful landscapes,cool climate so as not to wet my underwear all the time...:evil

    You have a nice looking AT as well....the gold rims....ahhh...perfectly on the black y2k...Always wanted to do so when I had the y2k black AT.
  5. AJ..

    AJ.. Long timer

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    Hi guys...black tank bra for sale.
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    only problem,missing this rightside strap.
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    USD$70+$8 shipping.4weeks.
  6. Barbarin

    Barbarin España

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    Maybe you knew this RD07 with Honda-Rothmans Paris-Dakar stickers, but for those who didnt, you will fint it at least interesting.

    http://www.decalmoto.com/dettaglio.php?id=591

    I have an RD07 and I bough from this company the stickers to turn mine into "El charro" Cyril Neveu replica. Great service, great price.

    Javier
  7. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Do the Nevue stickers fit your RD07. His bike was a RD04 and it is difficult from looking at the sticker patterns to determine for which model the stickers are intended.
  8. L3on

    L3on Big nOOb

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    Do you have any pictures of your Bike with the decals installed?

    :wink:
  9. Barbarin

    Barbarin España

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    Later this year, now is summer and I have spent 3000€ overhauling my AT, so now is time to ride? But for sure, I will post pics!

    Javier
  10. L3on

    L3on Big nOOb

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    Your completly right Javier. After That amount of money spent on your bike, you deserve to ride it all summer long.

    So i had a sw motech quick-lock tank bag laying around. But it could not be fitted on my AT because we do not have a bolted fillercap assy.

    This is what i came up with..

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    And this is what it looked like, it does not affect steering at all.

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  11. L3on

    L3on Big nOOb

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    So.... Everybody is gone riding i thinking.?

    :D
  12. DoctorAbo

    DoctorAbo friends call me Mitsulas

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    exactly, its Sumertime and everybody went riding :clap
  13. L3on

    L3on Big nOOb

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    Well the weather is good @ my place, but the crankcase is still open due to the damaged plug... So no riding for me yet..

    Come onnnnn DHL, i want my plug :clap
  14. alainmax

    alainmax ca vaut le detour !!

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    Can anyone explain what happened to this R/R connector????

    Battery depleted itself while on WBDR ( awesome 600 miles offroad, crossing Washington State from Oregon to Canada)

    The rear connector caked and burned a hole through the plastic and some melting of the wire sheath !!!!

    Supposed to be bullet proof sealed connector !!?
    There was enough slack on the wire so no tugging

    The unit is about a year old !! What do you think caused that?
  15. L3on

    L3on Big nOOb

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    Well, heat is the caused by a high resistance somewhere in the Burnt area. So a high resistance in the connector is the cause,(possible corrosion) did you use some sort of dielctric grease when installing the R/R? , the wire looks a bit pulled tho..

    Leon
  16. Mika_AT

    Mika_AT Adventurer

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    little ride on rails :

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  17. alainmax

    alainmax ca vaut le detour !!

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    Yes it looks pulled yet i couldn t find any tension anywhere along the wire
    The bullet connector inside looked caked but not corroded ( it is well sealed)

    Dunno....
    No i didn t use dielectric grease at install
  18. A-Wind

    A-Wind Andreas RD07a

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    Your dual radiator fans.

    I had some doubts about that setup from the day that I heard that you installed it. I did not sound the alarm at that time, because I thought worse thing could happen, it would simply drain your battery.
  19. AJ..

    AJ.. Long timer

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    Mika,
    I am your new fan now...

    Saw it on the AT international fb...nice...
  20. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    Hello Alain....as mentioned already high resistence is the culprit. Did that harness come prefabricated with the wires inserted? It may be a case where they were just pinched on the inside connection and not soldered...like Jim illustrates over at Eastern Beaver.
    pinching and soldering

    Those are all high temp wires with high temp sheathing (battery 12 awg and 3 phase yellow 14 awg) so that's correct. From the above pic the black rubber donut seals are sitting too proud and not pushed in far enough to make them flush...another tell tale sign that something is amiss.
    My guess is that they may have been pinched only and never soldered. Vibration and tugging on them may have caused the high resistence.
    Ensure you get 14vdc when up and running across the battery ruling out any problems up stream.

    More connectors or a whole harness can be sourced at Eastern Beaver.
    http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Elec__Products/Connectors/R-R_Connectors/r-r_connectors.html

    You may be able to cut those 3 wires all back and start over but your going to need new connectors like the following or a facsimile.
    cheers.

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