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Forum: Beasts 10-29-2013, 11:21 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
FWIW, the Mitas E07 on my AT are now around 4K...

FWIW, the Mitas E07 on my AT are now around 4K kms and still no noticeable wear, after 95% use on pavement. Last summer did a 2-up trip of around 2k kms and full cargo. I'm sold!
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2013, 08:01 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
Regarding screens, it varies according to the...

Regarding screens, it varies according to the rider height.

If you think the stock screen is best for you, then use it.
Japs are short people and for a shortie, the stock might work very well....
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2013, 02:04 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
Lusitano all the way here, my friend.

Lusitano all the way here, my friend.
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2013, 05:21 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
I recall the rear is hard... took two attemps...

I recall the rear is hard... took two attemps (full inflated, full deflated and full back again) for it to seat properly...

By the way, also as I recall it, the rear is Tubeless Type (TL) as...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-06-2013, 02:38 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
The ladies at a river beach, a few weeks ago: ...

The ladies at a river beach, a few weeks ago:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/664282_509509929128078_1760860071_o.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2013, 01:58 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
Thumb I installed this same tire front and back on my...

I installed this same tire front and back on my AT.

3.000 kms in roughly 2 months an no noticeable wear.

Haven't tried them yet on wet tarmac... but on dry pavement and on the light off-roads...
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2013, 09:20 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
So it seems to be the case. Let's see how it...

So it seems to be the case.
Let's see how it comes out... :evil
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2013, 04:07 PM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
There is a breathing hose that sits between the...

There is a breathing hose that sits between the carbs. If this tube is mis-located the bike will lose power at a given rpm range. When disassembling/reassembling, it's easy to mis-locate this tube...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2013, 07:39 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
Fixed the original post too. Thanks my friend...

Fixed the original post too. Thanks my friend :norton
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2013, 05:54 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
It's easy: upload your image to a public server...

It's easy: upload your image to a public server (I use www.imgur.com (http://www.imgur.com))

Make sure you resize it before uploading it so it fits the reader's screens.

Then copy the image...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2013, 04:01 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
Read this:...

Read this: http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/africa-twin/9932-draining-carbs.html
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2013, 03:28 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
Glad you sorted it out! I had one facet I...

Glad you sorted it out! I had one facet I installed on a friend's RD07 dying for the exact same reason. Only difference was, his R/R instantly fried everything on its way up to the headlight bulbs......
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2013, 04:25 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
Thumb I have one of these, and I never looked back....

I have one of these, and I never looked back. Tried several other options (the original, the givi, and some others) and this is the best for me. I am 1,75 metres.
...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2013, 07:56 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
Hawk-eyed Ladder, very well spotted :lol3

Hawk-eyed Ladder, very well spotted :lol3
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2013, 02:07 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
If this is all the press has, then I reinforce:...

If this is all the press has, then I reinforce: we shouldn't hold our breath...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6Gvuabj8lyo/UO3lzRjiM0I/AAAAAAAAE6s/VJp5XGClphk/s912/IMG_3395.JPG
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2013, 06:28 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
Pissed Don't you just hate it when you're stalled by the...

Don't you just hate it when you're stalled by the smallest and apparently easiest of things?...
:eek1 :becca:baldy:kboom
http://i.imgur.com/E6ZATsE.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/2zXwi1z.jpg
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2013, 01:58 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
You know... we, in Europe, can state what we...

You know... we, in Europe, can state what we would like to have, people can talk about this and that, etc... but in the end, and SPECIALLY, in the light of the sales figures for the last 3 years in...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2013, 10:43 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
I work for Honda, and as I said a few times,...

I work for Honda, and as I said a few times, there is nothing on the line as yet. I agree with the running opinions... don't hold your breath... :huh
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2013, 10:41 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
Rear wheel bearings were replaced last year,...

Rear wheel bearings were replaced last year, they're OK
Fork oil was also replaced around 10k km ago, used 10W, together with replacement of steering head bearings, had AllBalls taper roller...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2013, 04:17 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
:deal Keep us posted :D :evil ...

:deal


Keep us posted :D :evil

Meanwhile:

http://i.imgur.com/YT9yFg3.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Q03Cttc.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-08-2013, 04:27 AM
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Views: 1,471,375
Posted By Africa_Twin
The smile says it all!!! :D ...

The smile says it all!!! :D

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/480904_489035124508892_530589247_n.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2013, 04:18 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
Trail tech Vapor: http://trailtech.net/vapor.html

Trail tech Vapor: http://trailtech.net/vapor.html
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2013, 03:10 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
Can you change position of the ignition coils to...

Can you change position of the ignition coils to see if the problem follows one particular coil?

On another note, I managed to take the cap out! Used a chisel and hammer. Enough of being gentle,...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2013, 09:05 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
Yeah, please excuse "my french"... I've already...

Yeah, please excuse "my french"... I've already ordered a new cap and O-ring, now I just need to get the old cap out. Good idea on the torx bit!!!
:thumb
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2013, 08:32 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
Pissed Tserts I'm glad to help if you need further info....

Tserts I'm glad to help if you need further info.

Regarding the fuel supply with tank off, it's as easy at to get your self some extra fuel tube of suitable length and an empty bic pen body....
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2013, 02:06 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
Tserts, I have a friend with a RD07A just like...

Tserts, I have a friend with a RD07A just like mine. The previous owner of his bike had an "R-R going-over-charge-problem" and when my friend bought the bike from that guy, the R-R was already sorted...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2013, 10:43 AM
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Views: 4,684,368
Posted By Africa_Twin
Thumb Very good guess here. Although the...

Very good guess here.
Although the troubleshooting process on the official shop manual for the 96-... RD07A does not mention a heat-related problem, I think you may be on the right track.
So, I...
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2013, 02:51 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
Gorgeous!!! :clap Honda, please wake up!!!

Gorgeous!!! :clap
Honda, please wake up!!!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-03-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 7,596
Views: 6,820,836
Posted By Africa_Twin
So true! Shared on my Facebook, I hope you don't...

So true! Shared on my Facebook, I hope you don't mind. :D
If you do, just give me a shout and I'll remove it.
Forum: Beasts 05-27-2013, 03:36 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
??? You're heading to stink town? :evil :D :lol3

??? You're heading to stink town? :evil :D :lol3
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2013, 04:00 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
Fantastic pics. I've used Conti Escapes too for 2...

Fantastic pics. I've used Conti Escapes too for 2 years and I love them. I'm now installing Mitas E07s mainly due to the excessive price of the Contis... let's see how they fare...
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,346
Posted By Africa_Twin
Forgive me lost post but this may help others. ...

Forgive me lost post but this may help others.

The reg/reg may be related to your starting issue... or not.

I would try first check for any burnt fuses and then tapping the starter motor with...
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13,707
Views: 4,684,368
Posted By Africa_Twin
I know Carbs are old school but so am I. I am...

I know Carbs are old school but so am I.
I am getting around 400 km per AT tank... :hmmmmmworking for the manufacturer for the last 23 years, I've ridden the TA 700 a few times and I don't remember...
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2013, 07:12 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
Fair enough :norton

Fair enough :norton
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2013, 02:22 AM
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Posted By Africa_Twin
AT with FI

Call me an old school geezer but I fail to see why would anyone want to adapt a FI system to the AT engine... what's the point? :ear

On a different side to the same note, wouldn't it be easier to...
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2013, 02:03 AM
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Views: 4,684,368
Posted By Africa_Twin
:loco Respect!!! :bow

:loco

Respect!!! :bow
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-05-2013, 02:50 AM
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Views: 358,493
Posted By Africa_Twin
Probably bent...

Probably bent...
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2013, 09:00 AM
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Views: 4,684,368
Posted By Africa_Twin
One of these will help you a lot in keeping you...

One of these will help you a lot in keeping you battery top!

http://www.tecmate-int.com/ENG/images/products/OptiMate3plus_honda.jpg
Forum: Beasts 03-15-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13,707
Views: 4,684,368
Posted By Africa_Twin
Thanks for that :norton I was actually...

Thanks for that :norton

I was actually asking how (if possible at all) to take the fuel switch (fuel tap) apart after removing it from the tank.

I would like to clean/rebuild it on the...
Forum: Beasts 03-15-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13,707
Views: 4,684,368
Posted By Africa_Twin
It's the reserve knob at the left side of the...

It's the reserve knob at the left side of the tank... I need to take it out and clean it on the inside, but how?

Thanks :norton
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