The Africa Twin XRV650 & XRV750 thread

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

  1. mxersraz

    mxersraz Adventurer

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    I'm glad that you like it; I like it too! Can't wait to put it on.

    I wish I could do 1/10th of that stuff too... It's amazing how simple these tasks are for people who have really studied mechanology and how confident they are on their knowledge and skills. In the end i'ts all about psysics, mechanology and being extremely accurate and responsible with all the measurements.

    I've been searching for the possible engine modifications intensively since more than two years and sadly the information available online is really very scarce.
    I guessed that finding someone who has the knowledge and skills needed on modifying a 40 year old technology xrv V-twin engine wouldn't be that difficult.
    Not many people do so though for several reasons and the ones who do usually charge a fortune for very simple machining and don't share their "precious" knowledge for free...

    Through my long search though I was fortunate enough to find an engineer who does such projects mainly for hobby and could make all that look very easy and simple.. as they really are...


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  2. GermanEnduro1989

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    Here is my 1992 AT in SpaceBlue near Merzouga. Greetings 3D04A6FC-B536-418C-A82A-A22FAD2A2E11.jpeg
  3. AllBlackPearl

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    Aus der Lausitz nach Marokko! Nicht schlecht. ;)
    Ho did you get there, did you ride down to Gibraltar and then crossed by ferry etc. ? When was that? Tell us a bit more about the trip! :) And more photos!
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    GermanEnduro1989 n00b

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  5. GermanEnduro1989

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    I drove two times to Marocc. First with a friend of mine into the rif 2014 and 2015 alone . I startet in Germany and go about france and Spain to Tarifa over the Costa del Sol(2014 over small tracks in the back country)where I get the ferry to Tanger . From Tanger I went to Chefchaoun, Tetouan and Fez(for me the best town in marocc). Then over Ifrane to Merzouga two days with a Berber Tour overnight in the dessert . I also visit Todra And Dades Gorges, Ait Benhaddou, Agadir and Marakech. On the Way home I also visit Portugal.
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  6. KT1

    KT1 RD07A - A like Adventure

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    Beautiful bikes, beautiful Alps!
  11. PedroCH

    PedroCH King of Kings

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    Beast packed and ready for Morocco!
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    Planning to leave on the 14th of December from Genova :clap
  12. AllBlackPearl

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    Is that going to work with all the Covid restrictions? All fingers crossed!
    Also, could you take some more detailed photos of the hand guards and let me know what they are? That would be great! Merci vielmal!!
  13. PedroCH

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  14. AllBlackPearl

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    Cool, sounds good! I'm a bit jealous, haven't been riding/touring/travelling for a while now... Although, Morocco can be pretty damn cold at that time of the year, can't it?

    Nice, I'm still using the original spoilers but I would like to get proper handguards. Most handguards don't have sufficiently big spoilers, though - and I really love them for the wind and weather protection they offer. Yours seem to be quite big, so that's why I'm interested to see them. ;)

    Thanks!!
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    Urban Adventure. Coffee stop in Fredericksburg Virginia.
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  16. VACommuter

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    One year ago today I packed her up in the motherland for shipment to the USA. Man, I do miss Japan.
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  17. PedroCH

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    This template:

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    with following measures:
    1) 3.6 mm
    2) 225 mm
    3) 165°
    4) ~3.7 mm

    This is result:
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    Is the angle really complete wrong in the result or am I missing something?
    Glad for any feedback.
  18. DunkingBird

    DunkingBird Been here awhile Supporter

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    Did you mean 3) 95 ° ?

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  19. PedroCH

    PedroCH King of Kings

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    I'd say 3) 105°
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  20. DunkingBird

    DunkingBird Been here awhile Supporter

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    In the old din norm (74371) they recomend 95°.

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