The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. Andreim92

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  2. diskow

    diskow Been here awhile

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  3. AllBlackPearl

    AllBlackPearl Alpoholic

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    Awesome ! I'd go at a quarter of that speed and still shit my pants...
  4. PedroCH

    PedroCH King of Kings

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    In August I had some time for a quick ride, I've left at 12:00 on a Thursday.
    I went down to Liguria in Italy and I've followed some parts of TET to Pieve di Teco and from there the track of a previous edition of the HAT.
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    Colle di Garezzo;
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    The Evening light is the best one for enjoying the mountains in my opinion.

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    Almost dark at the Colle di Tenda, I found a place to sleep in Vernante. I wanted to sleep somewhere in the mountains but sadly the tarptent didn't arrive on time :-)

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    From Vernante I've followed the HAT where possible (I was there in the period that the Gardetta road is closed to vehicles, some places had new forbidden road signs). Arrived near Montoso in the Afternoonm, another ugly road sign made me stop so I had something for lunch and a drink. I decided to stop and I went back home.
    After 32 hours and 1000 km I've got back and I've decided to do some deep deserved maintenance (After 30000 km, twice in the desert, some radioactive dust of the Semipalatinsk test site and too much vodka):
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    Just one valve was out of clearance. No other issue found. I've changed all cables as precaution and the throttle ones were almost seized.
    The reasons why the XRV are Beasts!
  5. DunkingBird

    DunkingBird Been here awhile Supporter

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    I fully agree with that.
    After I destroyed my 5th XRV 650 in July, the replacement is now on my doorstep. 2 years ago I bought a twin with 46000 km, which has stood still for 20 years. Since the owner assumed that the bike was only worth scrap, he was satisfied with 200 CHF. I replaced the tank, the carburettors and a few hoses. The Twin started at the first push of a button and purrs like a kitten. The Sleeping Beauty sleep is over [​IMG]

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  6. AllBlackPearl

    AllBlackPearl Alpoholic

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    TET UK - Great Southern Trail (from Pyecombe to Ropley) 26/09/2020

    Fantastic scenery, beautiful small paved roads, absolutely stunning trails - gravel, packed dirt, rocky sections, some deep sand(!). Climbs and descents.

    Everything feasible on my stock Africa Twin RD07. Some trails were quite tricky, especially the very small ones in the woods. Bashed in my bash plate (doh) but had no off this time.

    I was going to go to the end but started too late, rode too slowly, took too many pictures and enjoyed the scenery too much.
    Near Ropley, my fuel pump decided that it's time to call it a day.

    A lovely couple invited me in for a cup of tea while I was sorting out the transport back and waiting for the tow truck. Took about 5 hours in the end to get back. Bit of a stressful end to a great day out but oh well.

    Hope you enjoy the pictures!

    Thanks a million, Mr Linesman!!!

    And also thanks to a lot of anonymous nice cyclists, walkers, hikers and other folk along the way!

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  7. AllBlackPearl

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  8. KT1

    KT1 RD07A - A like Adventure

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  9. KT1

    KT1 RD07A - A like Adventure

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  10. ExplorerFrog

    ExplorerFrog Been here awhile

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    Does anyone know a reasonably priced source for the stem on a rear turn signal for a RD03? Some of the diagrams make it look like it comes only as a complete unit and I can only find it priced as a complete unit. Pretty expensive.

    My stems have gotten pretty old and brittle and are starting to crack. The turn signal housing itself looks fine. I don't want to buy the entire unit if just the stem can be sourced. Or does anyone know of a comparable Honda motorcycle that might match? Will a Transalp part work?

    Thanks!

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  11. Fliegenfischer

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    if there is a line around the parts you will get it only as a complete unit
    Tansalp parts will work, but only the rear turn signals


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  12. ExplorerFrog

    ExplorerFrog Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I found the complete unit on Ebay for a good price.

    Has anyone else seen these stems deteriorate? Just old? UV exposure for years and years?
  13. ramires

    ramires Dakar or AfricaTwin soon

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    Check turn signals for honda CB500 before 2000.
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  14. h2smokin

    h2smokin Been here awhile

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    Mine are barely holding on with my RD03. I am just going to get some generics to put in their place. 1 fell of the metal stalk mount when riding. Bound to happen with age
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  15. mechahayai

    mechahayai Been here awhile

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    Those on the left side of my bike are great. The right side are both broken and barely hanging on despite my best taping efforts. I'd like to find a full new set. The aftermarket ones are crap.
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    KT1 RD07A - A like Adventure

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    jethrocephus His Honorable Right Minister of Flaky Minutiae Supporter

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    Finally, back on the road again with a new fuel pump, a Mitsubishi picked up from Germany on eBay. Appears to be the same as a factory fuel pump, they both have the Mitsubishi symbol in the same place. It was 40% less than the Honda pump. Generally, I like to buy my Honda parts locally but you could not buy one here in the States.

    Rugged Roads crash bars are very well made, wondering if they’re made by 3rmoto. Hopefully, I will still be able to hit some gravel roads in the mountains this year.

    Wife says fence needs staining. She’s right.
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  18. leethal

    leethal 3 wheel Monarch #37

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    Label the stain tin so she can find it when you are out riding.......
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  19. AllBlackPearl

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    Fence looks fine - off you go!

    Beautiful bike!! My fuel pump just gave in, too - in the middle of nowhere, of course, without enough fuel to let gravity work.... *sigh*
    Got myself a Facet, most people swear on it. Still need to fit it, that's a bit of a hassle...

    Enjoy the weekend, everyone!
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  20. Andreim92

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    Can you tell the model numer please?

    @AllBlackPearl My Facet makes my dash flicker 1.6A might be too much idk...