The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. PedroCH

    PedroCH King of Kings

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    If a shop says it fits, it's not a proof for me :)
    Moreover plumer1kt just posted two different sizes....
  2. plumer1kt

    plumer1kt Adventurer

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    No, nothing.Just needs less force to install the lower bearing.By that i mean that it requires 3 instead 5 hits with the hammer (i'm using a 28mm bronze pipe to fit them).
    This is my triple clamp https://www.cmsnl.com/honda-xr600r-1992-n-european-direct-sales_model6888/partslist/F__0600.html and i'm using Koyo 32005/26 bearings.
    For info, some Honda mechanics here in Greece change all the XR600R XR650L bearings to the 32005/26.
    And that is the part they give as a spare for Xr's.That's a better alternative as they say from experience.
    Probably the same is what all the spare part websites suggest ,like the one Andreim92 found.
    Anyway , if in doubt and your bearings are not broken or corroded you can clean them and pack them with good quality grease
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  3. PedroCH

    PedroCH King of Kings

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    Thanks! It means they are not 25 mm but something like 25.9
    Awesome :)
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  4. boboneleg

    boboneleg we can rebuild him.

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    My friend is selling his XRV650 as he has bought a smaller bike. I can pass on his details if anyone is interested, send me a message, the bike is located in Wales, UK.

    cheers, Bob.
  5. Andreim92

    Andreim92 Adventurer

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    Did some cleaning today on the old girl, took the sprocket off for the first time and had a nice surprise. Seems to have a lot of life left on the output shaft.

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  6. KT1

    KT1 RD07A - A like Adventure

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  7. PedroCH

    PedroCH King of Kings

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  8. Kyle E

    Kyle E Adventurer

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    Couple of beautiful old bikes stopped by the house today to get their oil changed and a new sprocket/chain on one.
    Jasper and Hanne are on their way from Alaska to Argentina via Belgium on their 1988 Atwins. Nice young couple, wish them the best on their journey!

    So glad I signed up for the text/garage space thread here, got to make a couple new friends (sorry it was 300 degrees in my garage!!!)


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  9. Andreim92

    Andreim92 Adventurer

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    Trying to get some tiny air with the Twin. First time actually trying it :clap. Felt really smooth. I'm 1.97m and about 110 kg more or less (more :rofl)

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  10. KT1

    KT1 RD07A - A like Adventure

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  11. mechahayai

    mechahayai Been here awhile

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  12. mrfixit54016

    mrfixit54016 Wisconsin Dual Sporter

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    I have been slowly rebuilding my 1993 RD07 and the most frustrating thing I have had to do is try to install my engine back into the frame. The ONLY way I found that worked was to have the engine sitting on the floor and then place the bare frame over it until it was in position.

    I made a video that I hope will help the next person do this without the 2 nights of frustration I spent trying to do this the other ways.

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  13. GSPD750

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    Nice vid. You sure made that look easy. For those that don't have the frame stripped I found carriage bolts for handles and a good old
    trolly jack work well. Applying tape to the frame is also a good idea. :D

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  14. mazinger

    mazinger Been here awhile

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    For my XL 600 LM, since I could not get any help that day, I laid down the engine sideways, and then, I placed the frame on place (frame is much lighter and easier to hold )...

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  15. Andreim92

    Andreim92 Adventurer

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    I dont know If you posted before....but for God sake, take some really HQ pictures of that RD03 you have in the corner.
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  16. mazinger

    mazinger Been here awhile

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    Do you mean this one?? :rofl

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  17. Andreim92

    Andreim92 Adventurer

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    Enough, I m already gelous haha
  18. leethal

    leethal 3 wheel Monarch #37

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    .......and mine with 3 legged younger brother.

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  19. mechahayai

    mechahayai Been here awhile

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  20. US7IGN

    US7IGN HAM radio n00b

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