The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. G-Funk

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

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    I have a meeting about to attend in a moment, so I have to make this short. :D

    I'm up for the get together, but I still need to check my schedule, related to watching my friend's dog. She watches my dogs when I'm gone, and visa versa. I have the current summer 08 schedule on my counter top ... but yesterday I was envolved with helping a friend of mine, who is a petite cutie :evil , with getting her very first bike! :clap

    It's a Hyusong GT250 ..... she flat foots it, and she's very excited and happy .... :rofl
    Anyhow, it wound up being a late night, and I didn't check my dog watching schedule. I will tonight after I get home from work, and update all of you.

    G.
  2. locorider

    locorider Loco, pero no estúpido!

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  3. Mario Shi

    Mario Shi Been here awhile

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    Scott, is that you?:ear
  4. Papa Pete

    Papa Pete RIDES RED

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    Here a pic of the newest in the fold.

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  5. Papa Pete

    Papa Pete RIDES RED

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    I think this has to be one of the coolest stories on how to score the twin!

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  6. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    From at_dirt, #1.
  7. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    #2.
  8. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    #3. You got alot of 'splainin' to do Lucy. Especially #2.
  9. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Someone's been holding out.
  10. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    talk about greedy :evil :evil
  11. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Yeah, I'm so glad I never took a pic of both my AT's at one time.
  12. at_dirt

    at_dirt Adventurer

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    Thanks Jim for posting the pictures. Since I wasn't posting these the last couple of years, I had more time for tire and oil changes. The purple AT is just being stored for someone and since I moved my other bikes to the next bay I had room to help him out. The modified TA is Mario's old one which I beefed up with the xr stuff. My KTM has the large 6+ front tank and the rear tank for long range offroad stuff. The GS is a custom PD classic idea with wirth and ohlin suspension and a couple of other goodies. The TA in the backround is an original 5000 mile stock bike with the pelicans mounted with touratech hardware to H/B racks. The bags held up great in Baja and they come off in a couple of minutes which is handy. The AT has been in the states for some time. I bought it from a great guy in AL. several years ago. It has the tourtech big butt bags and a D&D exhaust. It is in great shape and has around 24k miles on it. I will be riding the bike around CA with Oscar/ Mario and several in May. All right I have come clean. Now I feel better.:1drink
  13. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Well at least we know why there aren't more ATs on the road in NAm at any one time....at_dirt has 'em all

    Very nice collection....I'm ENVIOUS !!

    I might make the CA part of the ride with you folks if I can swing a couple shift away from the firehouse...here's hoping.
  14. Mario Shi

    Mario Shi Been here awhile

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    What the??????

    Scott, where the heck did that second AT come from??? You never said anything about it!
  15. Mario Shi

    Mario Shi Been here awhile

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    I'm fairly certain this bike is still in northern California????? What about Claudio in Florida, he's been quiet...

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  16. at_dirt

    at_dirt Adventurer

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    Hey Mario, Sounds like we better get our AT's on the public roads more for these guys. Mine is coming on the May ride, how about yours? p.s. your old TA is finally done with the conversion, and it works well. Thanks to all that have been inputing about the TA to AT conversions and the XR fork stuff, you guys were a big help.:D
  17. G-Funk

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

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  18. G-Funk

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

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    What do you mean by that, kind sir. :D
  19. Mario Shi

    Mario Shi Been here awhile

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    I get mine out, but I'm a pansy and don't like to get dirty:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    Mine coming out on the trip too. We need to somehow catch up to atgreg (in terms of kilometers/miles).
  20. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Good luck. He's always on a ride.