The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. jethrocephus

    jethrocephus His Honorable Right Minister of Flying Monkeys Supporter

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    Greetings all, very close to having my new/ used AT ready for the road.

    My cowl has a couple sketchy repairs, any chance of anyone having or knowing the whereabouts of one? Looks like this:

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    Thanks!
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  2. US7IGN

    US7IGN HAM radio n00b

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    Many of us have it in worse condition, but who cares...
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  3. Andreim92

    Andreim92 Lost

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    I would not even bother haha, it looks great!
  4. North Thai Biker

    North Thai Biker Been here awhile

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  5. andrius7

    andrius7 n00b

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    Had a nice trip in estonian TET

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  6. AllBlackPearl

    AllBlackPearl Alpoholic

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  7. teddy750

    teddy750 Adventurer

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    thanks i'll give it a go some time next month
  8. xVampear

    xVampear n00b

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    You mean exhaust? Figaroli. I have it. Sounds really nice :) IMG_20190716_082613.jpg
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  9. mxersraz

    mxersraz Adventurer

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    Finally... There we go

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  10. Andreim92

    Andreim92 Lost

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    :photog
    Now thats more like it , it seems like it can really take a beating, the suspension seems very good and seems to have really high bottoming resistance. Btw , post some of the pictures you took , like the one in the thumbnail.

    P.S. Thank you very much , I appreciate it :beer
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  11. PedroCH

    PedroCH King of Kings

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    Getting ready for Albania and whatever other countries are open :clap:clap
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    Geschütz geladen! :y0!
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  12. andrius7

    andrius7 n00b

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  13. Hodgo

    Hodgo TWIN Cylinder ADV

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    Hello Fellow Old AT riders. I have removed the circlips but......
    Anyone know the part number to stop this from leaking ? and or the procedure to stop it from leaking ?

    RD07 1995 S Model.

    cheers

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  14. mrfixit54016

    mrfixit54016 Wisconsin Dual Sporter

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    Hodgo.

    You need 2 O-rings:

    91306KK4003

    OEM Honda O-Ring 18x2.6 - RD03/04/07/07A (1988 - 03)

    £2.63


    You can order these from Rugged Roads and then just use a long screwdriver to slide that metal tube coupler to one side and then use a small dental pick to remove the old O-ring and install the new O-ring. Apply just a small amount of lithium grease or petroleum jelly on the new one. Next you would slide the coupler to the other side and replace the second O-ring the same way. Then move the coupler back to the center and replace your clips. Done!

    Good Luck!
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  15. plumer1kt

    plumer1kt Adventurer

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  16. mrfixit54016

    mrfixit54016 Wisconsin Dual Sporter

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    A Video? That is like cheating!

    Just kidding. Nice Job plumer1kt.:clap
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  17. Hodgo

    Hodgo TWIN Cylinder ADV

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    that is awesome thanks guys. Really appreciate the help.
  18. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    Camping trip over the holiday weekend.
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    Fully loaded.
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    All set up.
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  19. EemilH

    EemilH n00b

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    Hi guys.

    I'm having a weird issue with the bike not running smoothly. On idle it pops a somewhat louder sound intermittently, and when riding at a steady pace at low speeds the running is not steady and at high speeds it intermittently almost like stalls for a half a second, somewhat like stepping on the rear brake a bit. Also it's losing power on higher rpm.

    I've traced the issue to the rear cylinder getting too much fuel or bad spark. The front spark plugs seem fine but rear plugs are all black and sooty (not oily).

    Here's what I've done already with no effect on the symptoms:
    • fuel filter bypassed momentarily
    • fuel pump bypassed momentarily
    • Air filter removed momentarily
    • Fuel lines seem to be OK with no kinks or obstructions
    • Carbs:
      • First, a comprehensive clean
        • Floats seem to move fine
      • Second, vacuum pistons and seals replaced (one seal was a bit tired and worn looking) (new)
      • Third, rebuild kit with jets, main and pilot, pilot adjustment screws, springs and washers, and the float valves with seats (new)
      • pilot adjustment set to OEM
      • None of these had any effect
    • Spark plugs replaced (new)
    • Ignition coils and spark plug wires replaced. Not to new ones, but to a different set from a parts bike.
    • CDI unit replaced (new)
    • Valve clearances adjusted to tolerance
    • Signal generators read the same amount of resistance on both cylinders
    Has anyone battled it out with these kind of issues and come out on top?


    I'm running out of ideas and so are the mechanics I have used as phone consultants over the weeks.


    -Eemil
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  20. plumer1kt

    plumer1kt Adventurer

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    Three things you didn't check.
    • Vacuum hoses -check for leaks/replace
    • Carb intake boots-use silicon or wd40 and spray on them while engine working.Any difference?
    • Air-cutoff valve -If stuck or leaking produces symptoms like yours.Check the Haynes manual and/or google it for more help.
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