The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by iswoolley, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. kimangao

    kimangao Been here awhile

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    Yep, that's right, just cut down. I got these cow´ls from a spare parts dealer for a few bucks only. So I wasn't too hysteric cutting the plastic ...

    The fender and the headlight are Acerbis parts, not too expensive. The only thing I worried about was the speedo. To keep the whole thing simple, leightweight and cheap at the same time it attached a Sigma speedo for pushbikes and some tiny lights for indicators, high beam ...

    Cheers Dirk
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  2. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama

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    Hi Dirk,

    fancy seeing you here !!!!.
    Greg
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    RD04 Africa twin
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  3. kimangao

    kimangao Been here awhile

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    Hey Mate,
    what a surprise! Hope everything is alright down under. When will you be in Europe? A bike is waiting here for you!

    Dirk
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  4. iswoolley

    iswoolley Restless traveller

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  5. modrover

    modrover BOOMSHANKA!

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    Well, I'm still in love with my SuperEnduro Transalp, but now... I'm having a lovely Honda 3-way!!! :evil
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  6. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    Stumbled upon this pic on the web awhile back.
    Possibly taken in Sweden? Cool...

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  7. modrover

    modrover BOOMSHANKA!

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    I love those counter-steering shots! How cool to see a snow shot!:1drink
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  8. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    Thaat is not cool, it's cold! :lol3
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  9. modrover

    modrover BOOMSHANKA!

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    Yeah, I bet that fella's got cold feet for sure! :lol3
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  10. iswoolley

    iswoolley Restless traveller

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    Some photos from Possu's thread about his Stella Alpina 2005 trip. Anyone know more about this bike?

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  11. DesertRat.nl

    DesertRat.nl n00b

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    How about this....

    A XLV 1000 transformed into an AfricaTwin!

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    Isn't it nice????:super
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  12. modrover

    modrover BOOMSHANKA!

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    I think I need a tissue now... :evil

    :1drink Fantastic bike!
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  13. modrover

    modrover BOOMSHANKA!

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    Ooo... look at me! I'm cheap and couldn't purchase a new screen (mine was totally yellow... think... looking out a piss bottle yellow :lol3 ) so I painted it with that Fusion paint for plastic. I did the prep right (thanks Creeper) so I think she'll be good for many miles. :D

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  14. MMcnamara

    MMcnamara Athletic Supporter

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    Reading the rules, it looks like I could ship two boxes of parts. One would be the chassis, the other just the engine. Both look like they'd be parts under the law. Ship one box to a friend's house, if you're that paranoid.

    I could reassemble them and have it certified as a homebuilt. I know of one mid-80's XRV750L that came in like this.

    IIRC, this is how Moble M12s are imported - as a kit car.

    Any holes in this theory?

    Mark
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  15. grimmboy

    grimmboy Chris Grimm

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    iswooley, I can tell you where the fairing comes from. That part appears to be a Simpson Detour fairing. If I ever get mine from the f@@ckers I'll post a better installed pic.
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  16. modrover

    modrover BOOMSHANKA!

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    Replaced the shock boots with some custom made (by Lizard Skins) neoprene boots for only $20! :1drink They velcro on/off so checking seals is a snap.

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  17. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama

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  18. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama

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    me and 230,000km old AT
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  19. modrover

    modrover BOOMSHANKA!

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    :super Nice Greg!
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  20. kimangao

    kimangao Been here awhile

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    Hi Greg,
    good to see, it's still running!

    I'm still in conflict selling my AT ... :(:

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    Shall I ? It's still in good condition but this Touratech TT39 is mouthwatering as well ...

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    Cheers

    Dirk
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