The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. flinthills

    flinthills Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the help on importing an AT. My DMV is VERY "relaxed", it is located on a dirt road in the FLint Hills of Kansas! I found a bike in the U.K., but the guy does not want to ship abroad. If I knew someone over there that I could trust to pick the bike up and take it to a shop and have it tore down and shipped, we are in business. Anyone out there in the U.K that would be willing to help?
  2. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    I understand the RallyPanAm guys with Jonah Street riding will be in attendance.

    Here's hoping the French don't do their "Surrender Thing" again
  3. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Speaking of RallyPanAm, maybe you can contact them for one of their contacts in the UK. And maybe the parts can find their way into one of the containers after the Central Euro Rally heading back to the US. Just a thought.

    Jim.
  4. flinthills

    flinthills Been here awhile

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    What is the RallyPanAm, and how do I find them?
  5. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Linkie. Get a hold of Charlie, great guy. And make sure you join the Riff Raff, found on this forum.

    Jim.
  6. G-Funk

    G-Funk That ... Umm ..... "Dude"

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    At first I thought I was ....... When I got there to pick it up, I immediately discovered, and the seller confirmed it, that it was a home job, and he rattlecan'd it himself. For doing it by hand, the guy did a damn good job, but there's no clear coat on it, and per the seller, if any gas spills on the paint job, it'll start eating through it.

    So I could just get a clear coat put on all of it, but if I'm going to go to the extent of bringing the plastics and tank to a painter, I think I'm gonna do more than just a clear coat .....
    I've been envisioning a custom paint job that I've concocked in my brain, ever since seeing a 94 900ie Elefant that had this bomb ass paint job on it.

    NAM AT meeting .....

    I think I'm free for Aug 1-3, but I will check my schedule tonight .....

    G.
  7. G-Funk

    G-Funk That ... Umm ..... "Dude"

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    Yo ... locorider :D I registered up on the xrv.org.uk site ..... and have been hunting around for an RD03 manual in PDF format or even a link to a site to purchase one and I haven't found anything yet .... though I'm not sure if something like that exists. Do you happen to have any info, or detailed links to an RD03 manual?

    Mucho Thanks!

    G.
  8. NORTH RIDER

    NORTH RIDER Been here awhile

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    IT'S NORTH RIDER up in canada. just got home about 1 hour ago from 7 hours of trailering my new RD07. SOMETIMES I LOVE LIVING IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE CANADA. GOT TO THE BORDER TOLD THEM WHAT I HAD BOUGHT AND FROM WHOM . THEY CHECKED THE PAPER WORK COULDN'T MAKE HEADS OR TAILS OF IT BECAUSE IT WAS A BRITISH V5 REGISTRATION. so i just wrote what they told me ,they gave me the 2 stamps that i need. i paid $150.00 in TAXES and tomorrow the bike can be registered in my name in ontario. the bike is in as good a shape as i expected but the bags which i paid much extra for the ' THE CAT'S MEOW'
    i can't post pics but i will try soon

    thanks

    north rider
  9. flinthills

    flinthills Been here awhile

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    Thank you Mr. Rowyley, I have sent him an email and hope to here from him soon.
  10. Papa Pete

    Papa Pete RIDES RED

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    Drinking red koolaid will make people do weird things.

    I just don't get you guys buying over the hill bikes with out dated techology.
    Why don't you just spend your money on a Vstrom or BMW.

    Just so you know this is the type of stuff you will here after you buy a Africa twin. Just say "it's a twin thing" that they won't ever understand.

    Welcome brothers to the fold!
  11. gpmucci

    gpmucci gpmucci

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    I need cash to race and change my forks because my driver is a bad guy breaking each kind of forks.

    So, Marzocchi Shiver 45mm just fit with plates as in photo ready for Africa Twin or Transalp.
    I'm very happy with this fork but it is not good for the extreme way it is used now.


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    I can sell also the front wheel with brake disk and Brembo Oro

    Without wheel and brakes 700 euri.
    With 900 euri.
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    Or this:
    Paioli Kayaba 46mm nuovo con piastre, pinza freno ruota ecc, anche quello pronto per montare su AT o Transalp e chiedo 750 euro per forcella piastre e altre 200 per ruota pinza e freno:
    Uguale a questo:
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    Then I,ve a lot of spare parts, you can contact me.


    Basically we want race and win the Italian Cross Country and Motorally (ours category) with the old queen kicking off the Super enduro and new (fantastic) Gs800.

    Ciao my friends!!!

    Paolo
    gpmucci@gruppoasap.it
    3356668275
  12. Santa

    Santa Focused on the Future

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    I am interested in a pair of the aluminum radiator shrouds and possible a rear fender.
    Are you selling these items?

    Santa
  13. gpmucci

    gpmucci gpmucci

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  14. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Seeing Paolo's pictures made me realise how much of a pig my bike has become. Then at this point, my AT is at its heaviest state set up for touring. I'm reversing the trend to see how svelt it can be.

    Jim.

    ps: Only 3 people spoke up with interest of a NA AT Summit. Anyone else?
  15. NORTH RIDER

    NORTH RIDER Been here awhile

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    I would be very interested ,i could maybe meet up with PAPA PETE and ride together . JIM , i too have the same problem as you "MY BIKE HAS A BIG ASS" I put the bags on it yesterday and they are really wide . nothing i can do on mine as the brackets are as close as i can get them .i would have to change the exhaust in order to SLIM IT DOWN.
    WOULD LOVE TO GO TO THE RALLY,IF IT HAPPENS

    NORTH RIDER
  16. at_dirt

    at_dirt Adventurer

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    I am interested in the AT get together. Any chance the first week of Sept, or is Aug best time for everyone else. I would post a picture of the toys but I can't get the file size small enough!
  17. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Email me the pics. I'll post them. I figured you would want out of AZ in August. :lol3

    Jim.
  18. at_dirt

    at_dirt Adventurer

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    Thanks Jim I emailed you a couple of pictures. It would be great to get a group of the Hondas together.
  19. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Not sure what email address you used but I didn't get anything. I'll PM you.
  20. Papa Pete

    Papa Pete RIDES RED

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    I can swing what ever date is most voted for. I wouldn't want to miss out on a rare chance to have a get together such as this!:D