The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. AJ..

    AJ.. Long timer

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  2. nikolic

    nikolic Been here awhile

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    rear end finished, need some time to collect the resources :) , taking her for a race on Friday

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  3. kitped

    kitped Adventurer

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    Hi guys, I am having a further small batch of fork slugs and rear risers made. I will have 4 sets available in the next couple of weeks. Please mail me if interested, first come first served, can ship worldwide if required.

    They will raise your AT suspension by 40mm at the at and up to 60mm at the front. These come prepped for a air release valve to release unwanted air pressure built up in the forks.

    Mail me at kitped AT aol.com or send me a message.

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  4. SD Splash

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    FARCALL: Hello. I live in Southern California and hope to visit Scotts Performance shop within a month. I telephoned them a couple weeks ago about fitment to an XRV750 (RD04) and learned of the following space requirements. Initially, there appears to be sufficient space. However, I want to physically take my AT to their shop to confirm. I'll provide an update within 4-6 weeks. David


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    Space required between the neck of the steering head and the fuel tank: 0.5 inches<o:p></o:p>
    Space along the 0.5" run should be 1 inch.<o:p></o:p>
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  5. SD Splash

    SD Splash Adventurer

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    I'll call to double-check the clearance requirements. My previous post appears to have smaller than expected values. More to come... David
  6. farcall

    farcall Bike-a-holic

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    Excellent news thanks David. :clap

    I've got plenty of time before needing to order... will wait for your report back.
  7. Honda Scoot

    Honda Scoot My First Gold Chain

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    Purchased this from inmate vuugti. I put 0.3 miles and one wheelie on it in six weeks. :D

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    Title transfer and insurance was easy, as it was previously registered in Pennsylvania.
    Did a little 450 mile trip to the Allegheny National Forest to ride some forest service roads.
    Just a comfortable and enjoyable bike.

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  8. locorider

    locorider Loco, pero no estúpido!

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  9. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    I just put on 4000 k kms round trip to Fort Smith NWT. Weather was hot and sunny compared to S. Alberta this time of year. North of 60 in June is hard to beat...however the mosquito's can get thick.
    I've seen enough of Canada's boreal forest to last me awhile. For the most part the Alberta portion was flat and straight but once into the NWT it got interesting. Wood Buffalo National Park adjacent to Fort Smith was also checked out however their was a forest fire in the park so many of the roads were closed.
    I did find a few dirt tracks down to the Slave River which has a series of 4 major rapids in a 20 km stretch up to class 5. Ok...a few pics.

    Where is Fort Smith?

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    Hwy. #5 NWT

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    On the banks of the Slave River.

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    Dirt track.

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    Alexandra Falls NWT

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    My Navaids. They keep me company on those lonely northern highways. :D Note the mosquito's. :eek1 The haze in the background is forest fire smoke.

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    Queen Elizabeth Territorial Campground in Forth Smith.

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  10. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Thanks for the excellent photos.

    How are the Metzelers holding up?
  11. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    Karoo 3's, funny you should ask... as far as handling on the tarmac they performed well. I got into some deep sand/powder and they seemed to pull though good. I'm not impressed though with the appreciable wear on the rear tire in just under 4000 k kms. Front tire wear is negligable.

    I had the rear tire pressure at 35 psi with camping gear and loaded panniers. Recommended max is 39 psi. Keep in mind the tarmac was warm to hot all the way with only a few hundred kms of rain. From what I'm hearing about these Karoo 3's is that the early wear is some what typical. Maybe had I ran the rear pressures at 38-39 psi (which seems high) they may not have worn as fast.

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  12. E-Bum

    E-Bum Been here awhile

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    Nice photos GSPD.


    Today was like Christmas with my parts returning from the powdercoater's. :clap


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    And happy my Riky Cross bars turned from this...

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    ...into this;

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  13. KT1

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    I now put to rear the Kenda Big Block !

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  14. locorider

    locorider Loco, pero no estúpido!

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    E-Bum

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  15. Honda Scoot

    Honda Scoot My First Gold Chain

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    E-Bum your project looks really good!
    What are your plans for the skid plate, as my NX650 project is to begin soon. I want a bare aluminum satin finish (not painted).
    Is there a chemical available to etch in a satin finish after smoothing the surface without the expense of clear anodizing?
  16. E-Bum

    E-Bum Been here awhile

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    That's a good question. I was originally thinking of having it powdercoated black, along with the swing arm and fork sliders, but then decided that may be too much black. For the moment, those parts will stay as they are, since my priority now is to get this thing back on the road. I do have one color-decision to make very soon... Excel rims. Was thinking black at first, but I think I may like the original gold....


    I'd think that your best bet for your bash plate would be fine sanding + polishing/buffing. But don't quote me on that.
  17. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    It's a bashplate guys.....meant to be...uhm....BASHED.

    Clean is good, pretty is just silly.





    Unless your that guy who cleans between the knobs on his tires with armor-all.
  18. AJ..

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    But......u're......urm.......cruel......:rofl
  19. mrmrva

    mrmrva wannabe adventurer

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    Nice job E-Bum ;)
    I polished my exhaust and pipes, skidplate and powdercoated shock spring and center stand last week.

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  20. Honda Scoot

    Honda Scoot My First Gold Chain

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    The early NX series sold in the USA all had painted skid plates. Mine is dented and shot peaned from rocks, stones, gravel, and sand. As the bike is getting a major overall, I want a finish that requires no maintenance = not painted.

    mrmrva that's the satin finish I mentioned. Perfect!

    P.S. I like my bikes like I like my women. Clean and PRETTY! :evil