The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. AllBlackPearl

    AllBlackPearl Alpoholic

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  2. plumer1kt

    plumer1kt Adventurer

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    There is no better pump than .... No pump....
    But ,is this possible?
    Here is an idea that i told to Mr.mota when he added an AT tank on his Transalp.
    He did it here


    and test it here

    More complicated ,but reduce pump's working hours.
    And still working on his and my bike.

    As for the flicker , check grounds ,especially inside the dash .
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  3. jethrocephus

    jethrocephus His Honorable Right Minister of Flaky Minutiae Supporter

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  4. KT1

    KT1 RD07A - A like Adventure

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  5. Andreim92

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    @diskow How has been Gilberta been so far, are you happy?, is she a good girl? Since I see you've been riding and posting videos and stuff. Got any pictures BTW?
  6. diskow

    diskow Been here awhile

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  7. diskow

    diskow Been here awhile

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    Gilberta is doing quite nice. Very promising.
    Looking forward to spent life with her.
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    Glad to hear that, if you ever come to Romania when this overly hyped piece of shit virus is over we gotta drink a beer together. :photog Very nice filming btw, watching the second one right now .
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  9. DunkingBird

    DunkingBird Been here awhile Supporter

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    My Offroad Buddy received an invitation from the motor vehicle control for his Transalp and it was clear that he would not pass the test this time. So yesterday we decided to do a worthy farewell drive. During the day we enjoyed the beautiful autumn weather on a hike with our wives. After it got dark we continued on the motorbikes. The end of October is the perfect time when the farmers have left their high places and all gates are open. The full moon rounded off the experience perfectly and we enjoyed ourselves for over 8 hours. We sweated and laughed a lot. On a ski slope the mud blocked my front wheel, which we could later clean in a lake. On another ski slope it took us two hours to free ourselves from the trap.

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  10. teddy750

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  11. teddy750

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    are these side bags as tough and waterproof as the look? also great pics keep haning a good time with your bike
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    HI all,

    I need help to make Boano headlight bracket, maybe someone has any file with dimensions? I asked at boano shop will they only sell headlight tower, but they refused, only set witg neadlight, but i have boano headlight ..

    any help will be appreciated

    or can buy second hand / new headlight tower


    thank you
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  13. AllBlackPearl

    AllBlackPearl Alpoholic

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    Γεια σου φίλε μου!

    I actually use these bags on the engine guards normally but they can be fixed anywhere really. So far, they've been absolutely waterproof and I would expect them to be. I have been using a Q-bag luggage roll for the back for almost a decade now and it's still 100% waterproof and intact. Awesome quality.
    The bags are really useful, good size. I had a little off (on tarmac) recently and burned a small hole in one of them but I just put some duct tape from the inside and it's still absolutely proof. The material is really robust.

    https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/279256

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  14. teddy750

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    thanks for your instand reply i was looking for someone who had some experience with them . i also want them for the engine guards i will order them as soon as possible thank you again
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    Παρακαλώ! I definitely recommend them. The only "downside" is that it's a bit tedious to fix them with the straps. But hey, easy to live with that.
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  16. plumer1kt

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    Ok.....
    You google translate just to be friendly...:hmmmmm
    You speak Greek...:hmmmmm
    You love Greece ...:hmmmmm
    Λοιπον...τι απ'ολα ισχυει;Παντως, αν κατεβεις Αλπεις σκεψου καμια βολτα στην Πινδο στα μονοπατια του TET.
    Εισαι ευπροσδεκτος !:clap
    Cheers mate!Be safe!
  17. mxersraz

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    As the ebove posts all sound greek to me :p I couldn't resist posting something too...
    Γειά σας φίλοι μου!

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    As I own 2 xrv engines at the moment, I've recently rebuilt the old one (it had the 2nd gear cog issue unfortunately:becca) and by the way I found the chance to make some nice mods on ti :evil

    -Heads milled 1mm in order to reduce squish clearance and increase the compression to 10:1.
    -28mm intake valves installed (from 26mm) by G&S valves (UK).
    -Heads ported (state of the art).
    -Piston's tops were carved in order to meet the right clearance with the os valves and milled heads.
    -Many other secondary mods and all the rest needed parts and rebuild processes.

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    The bike already runs with a full exhaust system on which a Lamda sensor will be installed in order to find the best possible carb mods (fcr 39s were considered but it was a huge headache to design the whole intake, as the bike runs on dirt very often).

    Expected power increase up to 9bhp (flow through heads itself has increased by 17% over stock)
    With the above engine mods reliability itself theoritically is not affected at all, but practically it is always proportionl to the throttle twist...

    I am now waiting for the covid lockdown to end in order to go and meet the engineer (not mechanic) who did all this work on my engine and install it together.

    I will keep you updated.



    Be safe everybody!
    :beer
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  18. Andreim92

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    Please do so, thats a hell of a project!!!
  19. AllBlackPearl

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    :D

    I'm always trying to be polite. I don't speak Greek, only a few words here and there (at least I can read the alphabet, though!). I like Greece because my partner is Greek. :norton

    Λοιπον ;) - I'd love to ride the Greek TET one day (and I'm sure I will) and if it passes through Πινδο, the better! The Alps are a bit closer and I'm there regularly. I've lived in the middle of the Alps for 9.5 years and hopefully I will again soon. Closer to Greece, much closer! Welcome extended to you as well, wherever we may be in the future...
    We need to get out of the UK....

    Take care, mate!:beer
  20. AllBlackPearl

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    Γεια σου!

    Pretty amazing - admittedly, this is now REALLY all Greek to me but it sounds like a hell of a project indeed. I'm amazed how much people know about engines and what skills they have... I wish I could do half of that stuff..
    Stay safe!!