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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-01-2015, 12:47 AM
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Posted By A-Wind
The Red-Silver-DarkGrey scheme is something that...

The Red-Silver-DarkGrey scheme is something that I was trying out a while ago for my bike too.
Only per Photoshop of course.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14,660
Views: 5,408,333
Posted By A-Wind
The Africa Twin thread

I would paint the front cowl Honda Red and I would paint an approx. 2 inch area around the lens gloss black in some sort of oval shape possibly even with some edges. Tank would remain white or silver...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-28-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14,660
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Posted By A-Wind
RD03 and RD04 engines are of nearly identical...

RD03 and RD04 engines are of nearly identical exterior dimensions. With nearly identical materials used (come on, what else), I don't see how the engine weight difference could be much more than a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-21-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14,660
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Posted By A-Wind
Would you kindly point to the source of your...

Would you kindly point to the source of your information to me then?

I want to know too.

In my 7 years of Africa Twin ownership I have read endless material and forum posts in English and in...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,431
Posted By A-Wind
I don't think BMW designed these bikes with...

I don't think BMW designed these bikes with aluminium flanges because that was the cheaper solution.

They wanted performance, they were pushing the limits, it did not quite work out, and now they...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6,207
Views: 1,391,795
Posted By A-Wind
I have some reproduction unit, that when I bought...

I have some reproduction unit, that when I bought it was listed as OEM, but I'm sure it is a reproduction, becasue the white color is much whiter, more of a snow white than the OEM white. It seems to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6,207
Views: 1,391,795
Posted By A-Wind
The XT600 Thread

OK, not TCI, but when my CDI went bad I had same symptoms.

I could safely rev the engine to about 2500rpm. When I went above that the ignition would just get grounded and the engine died. It...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-27-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 14,660
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Posted By A-Wind
Don't ride slow in the sand:...

Don't ride slow in the sand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI4kB9qGcSY


Simple :D
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 06:05 AM
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Posted By A-Wind
Very impressive. Thanks for sharing!

Very impressive. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 01:35 PM
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Views: 3,720
Posted By A-Wind
Wow, excellent. Thank you for the quick response.

Wow, excellent. Thank you for the quick response.
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,720
Posted By A-Wind
Fix or sell? 1994 R1100RS oil sight glass popout, engine DOA

I'm just lurking here because of interest in this bike.

Question: is there a known mod that prevents this issue?

I'm thinking along the line of some type of large washer that would be JB welded...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-23-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14,660
Views: 5,408,333
Posted By A-Wind
The Africa Twin thread

@MassiveLee

When you install the radiator covers, make sure the holes fully line up, othervise prepare the parts as necessary. The one I bought did not fit perfectly and so over time it sadly...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14,660
Views: 5,408,333
Posted By A-Wind
The Africa Twin thread

Thank you! That is good news.

I also like your choice of two-tone on the engine. Exited to see the finished bike.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-15-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14,660
Views: 5,408,333
Posted By A-Wind
Thanks for the info. once you install it, can you...

Thanks for the info. once you install it, can you please also share if you had any space issues getting the 3x 12gauge wires through the INSTALLED housing grommet.

Direct wiring of alternator to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-15-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14,660
Views: 5,408,333
Posted By A-Wind
The Africa Twin thread

I assume he changed the yellow wiring for you too. If so, what gauge wiring is that. Can you please share.

Also if indeed this is new wiring, it would make sense to make the length of the wire...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14,660
Views: 5,408,333
Posted By A-Wind
The Africa Twin thread

Don't use the 10-12 AWG pins as you would almost certainly run into problems trying to crimp. This is because the wire sizes are 14 AWG on the regulator side and 16 AWG on the alternator side, so...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-13-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14,660
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Posted By A-Wind
I could bring you to some places, but you would...

I could bring you to some places, but you would have to agree to follow me blindfolded to get there.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-11-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14,660
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Posted By A-Wind
Unless the intention is to create a rally...

Unless the intention is to create a rally replica, I'm not too crazy about too many sponsor decals on the bike. So your current "theme" looks to me just fine. Perhaps a name tag left and right of the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6,207
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Posted By A-Wind
I share that feeling. The XT600 was the bike...

I share that feeling.

The XT600 was the bike of my dreams when I was in high school. I would keep looking at the brochure in class and dreaming about riding adventures with it. 44hp was a pretty...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-26-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14,660
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Posted By A-Wind
Unfortunately, other than this Africa Twin Thread...

Unfortunately, other than this Africa Twin Thread and a few friendly pm's, I did not get to know Jim closer. I wished him well and kept crossing my fingers, hoping for a miracle until the last...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6,207
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Posted By A-Wind
I think softness of the rubber damper might be of...

I think softness of the rubber damper might be of bigger issue than tight fit. When I changed mine the ones removed seemed to fit tight, yet with the new ones the engine felt totally different. Much...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14,660
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Posted By A-Wind
The Africa Twin thread

And also finally,

I DO SEE a frame under the engine with a frame mounted skidplate and I DON'T SEE fragile items like oil cooler and oil filter mounted infront of the engine.

So unlike many of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14,660
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Posted By A-Wind
Finally, a big enduro that is worth braking...

Finally,

a big enduro that is worth braking a leg off-roading.


BTW: Jonathan, your post was the first one I saw this morning, so you were the messenger that brought me the good news!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-16-2014, 12:04 PM
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Views: 5,534,850
Posted By A-Wind
The Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z Big Thread

I uderstand that. But I don't think that the current overly complicated valve adjustment design is here to stay either. I'm sure there comes a time, when hydraulic valve adjustment is going to be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-16-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27,835
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Posted By A-Wind
YES! I belive that there is a chance for...

YES!

I belive that there is a chance for progress, if an issue, is being pushed over and over again. From all sides including journalists.

How else can we get change?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-16-2014, 10:25 AM
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Posted By A-Wind
The Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z Big Thread

No questions about that.

Yet, let's not forget that it is also a single sided swingarm design. Probably the lightest and most compact in it's class, despite handleing 100+ horses.


But I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-16-2014, 08:31 AM
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Views: 5,534,850
Posted By A-Wind
The Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z Big Thread

Maybe you should take some classes in Germany before such rants. You would find out that they literally wrote most of the books on engineering. Well, apart from being an engineering powerhouse.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-14-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14,660
Views: 5,408,333
Posted By A-Wind
The Africa Twin thread

Very nice.

What kind of windshield is that on your RD07?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-12-2014, 07:54 AM
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Views: 1,300,330
Posted By A-Wind
New Africa Twin 2014

+1000.

I already set my notifications preferences to OFF, because of all this off topic Jo Momma fantasies.

Indeed, I doubt if some people here who are offering their opinions, even ever saw...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6,207
Views: 1,391,795
Posted By A-Wind
JJXTRIDER, while I ageree, that is also precisely...

JJXTRIDER, while I ageree, that is also precisely the reason, why I wanted to share my other extreme experiences.

I wanted to point out that after oven a dozen years of normal riding, in later,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6,207
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Posted By A-Wind
I like to throw in my experiences on engine...

I like to throw in my experiences on engine cooling, which are a bit different.

I have a high mileage 2KF engine that is still running fantastic and that I would love to take apart for an engine...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6,207
Views: 1,391,795
Posted By A-Wind
Thank you for your response and all the details. ...

Thank you for your response and all the details.

Another wow!

You guys live in Off-Road paradise and living THE life.

Thank you for always sharing your great pictures and great videos too!
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6,207
Views: 1,391,795
Posted By A-Wind
Wow! How many hours do you have to ride from...

Wow!

How many hours do you have to ride from home to get in such great riding area?

Are there many such great places (where it is OK to ride) in Portugal (I remember you are in Portugal, but...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-25-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14,660
Views: 5,408,333
Posted By A-Wind
I would use constant tension hose clamps. They...

I would use constant tension hose clamps. They are the best. In California Pep Boys Autoparts Superstore has them in many sizes. With the corresponding hose clamp pliers they are super easy to handle.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-15-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14,660
Views: 5,408,333
Posted By A-Wind
Hi Jim, many good thoughts and lots of positive...

Hi Jim, many good thoughts and lots of positive energy from me too. Andreas
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,862
Posted By A-Wind
Thanks for your reply and input. You replied...

Thanks for your reply and input.

You replied to my post and quoted it, which unfortunately I nuked just about at the same time as you responded (I simply thought my question after all might not be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-07-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14,660
Views: 5,408,333
Posted By A-Wind
Sorry for your loss. Hopefully you'll be able...

Sorry for your loss.
Hopefully you'll be able to find it or have another good bike soon.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-02-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14,660
Views: 5,408,333
Posted By A-Wind
The Africa Twin thread

Car or moto, I replace my thermostat with every other coolant change insted of waiting for it to go bad. It's cheap insurance.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,487
Posted By A-Wind
Hi Alain, Some time ago, a nearby friend of...

Hi Alain,

Some time ago, a nearby friend of mine bought an 1100GS, so naturally I'm "stuck" with the maintenance and repair.

His bike developed a starter issue as well and so I diged into the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6,207
Views: 1,391,795
Posted By A-Wind
The XT600 Thread

I think your price is very resonable, probably even very cheap.

To me it would be worth even more than what you are asking for it. Indeed the only reason I'm not jumping on it right now, because I...
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