The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    Sad news indeed. Such a memorable ride that Greg organized which has been 10 years already. I'm all in for the next gathering/memorial. I officially retired last month so I certainly have the time and flexibility now.


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  2. dwdufour

    dwdufour Been here awhile

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    Has anyone figured out how to add a real fuel gauge or at least LED fuel warning lights?
  3. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    The XRVs have fuel warning lights.

    Don’t understand what your asking. :hmmmmm
  4. dwdufour

    dwdufour Been here awhile

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    I'm pulling my stock clocks in favor of a unit like the Koso ones that a popular for this bike.
    It's nearly impossible to find incandescent warning lights at this point and was just hoping there was a solution to use the actual fuel gauge on the new speedo.

    Been a while since I looked, so I figured I'd ask
  5. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Oooooooh.

    Well FWIW I set up a “no moving parts” fuel gauge on my Transalp with AT tank.

    This only works if you’re using a fuel tank cap from a California model TA or older XR250/600 etc that has a flexible line tank breather.

    Just in front of the right hand fuel valve, insert a “T’ connector.

    Then put another “T” connector in the fuel tank vent

    Connect the two with clear FUEL LINE Not Hardware store aquarium tubing. Fuel level in tubing is fuel tank level.

    I’ll see if I can get a photo to post.
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  6. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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  7. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Make sure you put an inline “one-way-valve” into the system so as not to loose fuel or creat a hazard if the bike ends up wrong way up.
  8. dwdufour

    dwdufour Been here awhile

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    That's a good idea.
  9. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    The standard AT fuel indicators are:

    Orange: 2.6 gal left

    Red 1.1 gal left

    So the visible fuel line approximates this although when you first see the fuel level visible in the vent, you’re down to just about 2 gal rather than 2.6.
  10. plumer1kt

    plumer1kt Adventurer

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    Koso speedo's have selectable fuel gauge setting depend on the motorcycle you install them.
    Setting range varies from 100Ω to 1200Ω and there is a setting for bikes that have switch instead of fuel level sensor.
    Just select SW on the fuel level setting of your Koso speedo and you will have a low fuel level indication on the display.
    You can also use the OBD/Check light also.
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    @DunkingBird for sure you ride slower than your angel!
    I'm glad you are ok !Best wishes
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  11. dwdufour

    dwdufour Been here awhile

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    Didn't realize this!
  12. Andreim92

    Andreim92 Lost

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    @diskow Any luck with going on trips yet ? Do you have any pics to show the community?? Its freaking september, show us that girl haha.
  13. ElwoodBlues

    ElwoodBlues Been here awhile

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    Almost ready to start her up again!

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  14. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Shiny. great work
  15. al bowlly

    al bowlly Adventurer

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    This might be a stupid question but does my xrv750w have a crankshaft position sensor? I checked my manual and didn’t find any mention of one. I’m mounting one last attempt to find the source of the intermittent problem of the engine stalling as if it’s fuel starved. One of the symptoms of a failing cps is stalling. I’ve had three competent mechanics go through the carbs, replaced the fuel pump more than once, replaced the fuel pump relay, vented the tank, and replaced the petcock. All to no avail
  16. ElwoodBlues

    ElwoodBlues Been here awhile

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    Anyone know where the carb vent lines go from a RD03? I forgot the routing and I don’t have a good picture of it.

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  17. andrius7

    andrius7 n00b

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    31671135-0160-4111-9C62-39B2FC730E0A.jpeg Good times :)

    but for now, i have issues with carbs, have to strip them again :( engine when cold makes weird noises, looks like it stops for 0.5 second at idle..
    Pops and bangs at idle too..
  18. PhaseShifter

    PhaseShifter Been here awhile

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    voltage regulator !
    Disconnect altenator plug to regulator and make a testride.
  19. perlx

    perlx festina lente

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    Maybe this will help:
    http://www.atic.org/faq/ventilation.php

    A short test ride, since accu won't be charging ':)
    Seems electrical to me too, my 07 has been stuttering occasionally at low rpm for years now, still haven't gotten to trying out a different cdi to check if that's the issue...
  20. viducce

    viducce Island Explorer

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    What aftermarket handlebars do you use?

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