The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. Belgian Waffles

    Belgian Waffles Been here awhile

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    I imagine I will have to sort the docs out when I'm over there next year.

    Elle est ou? C'est bon a savoir si c'est une option.
  2. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    Me and a friend of mine have used Shiply to get our bikes from France and Belgium to Italy, cheap and no issues :)
  3. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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  4. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    En Vendée mais je think that Gian et Wayne have a meilleure idée. Besides, ma soeur n'est pas capable de flatfoot le AT. :rofl

    Does it hurt your brain to read Frenglish as much as it hurt me to write it? :lol3
  5. E-Bum

    E-Bum Been here awhile

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    Jim, I think Frenglish is the language we are most fluent in.
  6. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Jim,

    How's things in the black forest? Ready for winter?

    Got the MUD tires on the truck yet?


    J, it would seem that there are still quite a few ATs for sale on the continent....even though the prices appear higher than 5 years ago. Greece also seems to have quite a selection and would likely also have folks that would welcome a sale......I'd just be patient until you get there.

    Make sure to get a RD04 or RD03, then ship it back in bits, keep your TA frame and add all the AT pieces to it to keep the same USA reg.
  7. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    We broke ground last Friday. The hole is dug out. The forms are going in today and the footers poured this afternoon. The foundation and garage slab on Friday. Yeah, I'd say things are moving along. I think we're in the lead for our immediate neighborhood. But who's keeping track?

    Ready for winter too. We bought some coats. :lol3

    No need for mud tires, I still have most of my paved driveway. Anyway, they're too noisy.

    My AT is back together. I had to fab a new dummy light panel with LEDs. I put K60s front and back on manually. What a rude awakening that was after years of tire machines and balancers.
  8. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Glad things are moving along at a reasonable pace.

    The K60s will certainly challenge your tire mounting technique. What sizes did you use?

    Hope that something will spring out of the foundations soon and that the first snow is at least 2 months away.
  9. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    90/90-21 up front and 140/80-18 rear.

    Hope so too. There is a heater in the trailer. We're quite uptown. Electricity, running water, A/C, heat and a port-a-potty. To dream of a flushing toilet...
  10. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    This kind of experience certainly resets your priorities and expectations.

    Hoping permanent electricity and plumbing is in the not-to-distant future.
  11. Belgian Waffles

    Belgian Waffles Been here awhile

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    :deal

    This is true. Although maybe I could get my little hands on a couple of these and bring them all over... :evil

    I was thinking an RD03 should be easier to register since its now 25 years old, no?
  12. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Let me know if you have trouble getting them titled. All are doable but 17 digit VINs are much easier.
  13. Belgian Waffles

    Belgian Waffles Been here awhile

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    Thanks Jim :clap

    CO is still the easiest place to do it?
  14. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Any state really... Oh you mean get a title. Yeah, pretty easy. Unless politicians imposed more red tape.
  15. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    The whole point of keeping the TA frame (which is essentially identical with the exception of a few minor brackets) is to NOT have to re-register anything thereby eliminating all those fees, queues, and almost irresistible need to shout at someone.
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  17. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Only 16000 kilometers .....WOW

    Go see the Wizard, Wayne

    I'd say it's worth the risk. You could ride it for a season, sell it and still make a profit.

    Tell her it's better than Mutual Funds


    That thing is really nice.
  18. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    Maybe a qwik stop here before I depart back home and all will be good. :D

    http://www.frankfurt-airport.com/co...y0/shops/watches_jewelries/tiffany___co_.html

    It's a beauty all right.
  19. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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  20. Belgian Waffles

    Belgian Waffles Been here awhile

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    True... but that means the TA disappears! :eek1 Not sure I'm very fond of that happening

    Won't I still possibly run into trouble later on when my engine numbers don't match though? Or is it easy to get a title amended with a new engine size/number? Thankfully all I've done at that there DMV is reregister bikes and transfer titles.