The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    There's another guy that posted here that's out in CA. TA Rider, are you awake?

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  2. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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  3. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    I think I posted this one before but I cant be bothered checking so enjoy for the 1st time or not.

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  4. modrover

    modrover BOOMSHANKA!

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    I'd have to say... that sure makes the V-Strom look... well, boring. :lol3
  5. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    you didnt miss the drink holder did you?
    was that Born to lose from Social D?

  6. modrover

    modrover BOOMSHANKA!

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    Hey, I've got that Social D cd with that song on it! :1drink

    Actually, it was MOTORHEAD's Ace of Spades :strum :drums :super


    Mr.HWC... you've got taste you do! :freaky
  7. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Hey, could any of you overseas fellers locate me an AT rear wheel? I need the rotor also. Thats all I need to finish up my conversion, that and for Modrover to figure out the low fuel light wiring! :fight
  8. Macosie

    Macosie Been here awhile

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    OK... Some people might be thining what was I thinking, but I just bought a 88 XRV 650, that someone transplanted a 400cc TransAlp engine into. Reason for me buying it... 1. It was in my price range. 2. It's better than the 125cc Daelim I'm riding right now. 3. (Actually #1) it an Africa Twin.
    Even with the 400 in it, it runs well enough for booting around Korea.
    Besides, I get to tinker with it.
    BTW...Does anyone know a site to download the workshop manual?
    Cheers
    Marc
  9. bikermice

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    Hi all,
    my first posting here, does this pic counts? :D

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  10. Jim Rowley

    Jim Rowley Rise above

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    Sure does. :thumb
    Where are you located?
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  11. Pjotr

    Pjotr Keep it rolling!

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    I don´t know the horsepower of a 400cc Transalp but it can´t be a lot. How is the performance, AT is a heavy bike. Do you have a picture?
  12. bikermice

    bikermice Adventurer

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    I'm from Singapore. The foam bathe was at the end of a leisure ride in our neighbouring Malaysia.
  13. bikermice

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    I guess the TA400 should have around 30+bhp. Still good enough for riding throughout the day...

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  14. Macosie

    Macosie Been here awhile

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    It's not too bad for cruising, even on the highway, it's WAY more than the 12hp that the Daelim put out. It's in the 30s... hot quite the 50s that I expected when I went to look at a bike that should have a 650. It's not too bad though. I haven't had a biggish bike in a long time, so I"m not too unhappy. For serious touring, it might need a bit of a boost. I wonder if I can buy a 650 (or 750 if it fits) give it a bit more bang... Here's a pic... sorry if it's a bit big. I'll get more a little later... this was on the shake down run from Seoul to Yeosu (Korea). Found some good bugs... anyone with a wiring diagram I could have a peak at???
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  15. Macosie

    Macosie Been here awhile

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    On account of travelling, I chse to take the helmet I let Pillions use on my bike... Learned a 2 things...
    1. I love my full-faced Helmet (HJC C-14)
    2. Always try the helmet you give you passengers before you make them endure it. My friend liked the look, so I bought it for her to use... WOW... I darn near went deaf riding with that little pot on my head...
  16. Macosie

    Macosie Been here awhile

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    TA400s are great bikes... a buddy has one. The AT just came up and was in my budget. I ercently missed out on a TA and a KLE500.

    Bikermice... that TA in Korea, or Japan... looks like a tea feild in the background.
  17. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    Don't know where on the web you can find a shop manual but
    you can find illustrated parts and numbers in the tech data column over at
    xrv.org.uk... but you have to register first.

    http://www.xrv.org.uk/phpBB2/index.php
  18. bikermice

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    That is a Singapore reg. TA in one of the highland tea plantations in Malaysia.
    Yup, TA400 are really tough. Rode with a leaking washer for all 500-600km ...
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  19. bikermice

    bikermice Adventurer

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    Sorry for the off-topic about the TAs... Back on track again...my @

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  20. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    I'm looking for an AT rear wheel if any of you overseas guys know of any breakers that may have one for sale.