The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. ROYMACNIC

    ROYMACNIC Adventurer

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    No difference, disk bolts straight on ,sprocket carrier slips right in, no worries.
  2. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Thanks for that.
  3. SmokeSrcki

    SmokeSrcki byMe

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    Hello everyone. Just to show you my AT rd04 750 1992. I am from Serbia.. I am 23 years old, and I work alone on my AT 4 years, till now..

    Airbrush (no stickers, all paint - PPG), WP 48mm forks from KTM Adventure 950, Wilbers competition etc.

    It have many modifications, I will write that for you.. For now, just pictures:
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  4. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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  5. E-Bum

    E-Bum Been here awhile

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    Nice looking bike.

    On a similar note, pretty neat RD03 in germany: http://www.ebay.de/itm/XRV-650-RD03-Honda-Africa-Twin-/231130031497?pt=Motorr%C3%A4der&hash=item35d06c6589


    If you put it in a translator, the bike appears to come with "Optional Tour vagina." So uh... there's that.
  6. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Want the Blue one, please.

    No other options necessary
  7. Barbarin

    Barbarin España

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    I can buy a 43 l touratech tank, plus engine guards 500 € + shipping... Is a good deal? Are those tanks reliable?
  8. ujeni

    ujeni just doesn't get it

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    Beautiful work! I need to learn how to airbrush now! :D
  9. farcall

    farcall Bike-a-holic

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    New or used? New price for both is around €1300. So less than half price sounds fair, but as always, it depends on their condition. The tank is made of PA6. Do some googling about PA6 durability. There are some horror stories out there about PA6 deforming on Ducati's and some other brands. I've had my TT tank for just over 12 months and haven't had any issues with it all.

    If you have a need to carry 43 litres on your bike then there's no better way to carry it IMHO.
  10. Squily

    Squily Squily

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    My TT tank is over 10 years old. Bought second hand from a mate a few years ago after he sold his AT. Never had any issues.

    And if you get the crashbars with it that fit the tank- great. Touratech are the only guys that make bars for the big tank.
  11. mrmrva

    mrmrva wannabe adventurer

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    Anyone used 6sigma or Tovami carburetor kits?
    Experiences?
  12. kobiat

    kobiat n00b

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    This seemed to bee in Montenegro, am I wrong?
    Annywhere round Durmitor mountain? Or is this wounderfull surrounding in Serbia?

    Sretan put from Austria
    kobiat
  13. SmokeSrcki

    SmokeSrcki byMe

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    Yes, it is.. Durmitor mountain. Montenegro :)

    Pozdrav
  14. novack

    novack Adventurer

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    Bought 6Sigma kit some time ago. It looks well made, but I still didn't managed to put it in the bike.
  15. mrmrva

    mrmrva wannabe adventurer

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    Hey novack, through your post on XRV I found about 6sigma :)
    I am thinking about rejeting my RD04 for a bit more power.
    If you install the kit in the near future please write your impressions.
  16. E-Bum

    E-Bum Been here awhile

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  17. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Much more of a "Rallye" look....but I'd bet much LESS wind/rain protection.

    If I were going to ride the bike long distances I think the standard RD04 fairing and maybe an extended windscreen is best.

    The only problem with the standard one is that it makes it difficult (for me at least) to get the bars far enough forward to have good position when standing. The bars contact the fairing at full lock if moved up to the point where I need them to be. WMMV.

    Also - difficult to tell from the one photo - but "Perfect" fairings don't exactly look to....uhmmm....perfect. See gap between side fairing and nose fairing.
  18. dwdufour

    dwdufour Adventurer

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    I'd be interested in seeing some more of that cockpit set up. Looking for solutions for my rd03.
  19. tserts

    tserts Chaotic Neutral

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    Jako lepa motora, bravo majstore! :clap

    On Durmitor, yeah, it's really good there... I need to get my ass down and write this summer's ride report...

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  20. novack

    novack Adventurer

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    The world is quite small nowadays ;) I've crossed the Serbia twice last september. Beautiful country!
    Here's my @ at the Bulgarian-Serbian border:
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    I'll inform You of results with this kit, but I don't think I'll do that this season unfortunately.