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Old 08-07-2010, 11:22 AM   #31
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There are 2 of them for sale in Thunder Bay.
Am I missing something?
They seem to be ridiculously overpriced! In spite of the farkles.
The one that sold in Vancouver was half this price, with half the mileage.
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:25 AM   #32
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Yup, got mine for $1,000....
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:58 AM   #33
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There are 2 of them for sale in Thunder Bay.
Am I missing something?
They seem to be ridiculously overpriced! In spite of the farkles.
The one that sold in Vancouver was half this price, with half the mileage.
Where are they listed?
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Old 08-07-2010, 01:37 PM   #34
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Google Africa Twin Thunder Bay
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Old 08-07-2010, 01:38 PM   #35
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Yup, got mine for $1,000....
BUT, as these bikes are very rare, I guess it boils down to what one is willing to pay.
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Old 08-07-2010, 02:27 PM   #36
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Google Africa Twin Thunder Bay
Thanks,
I guess you just beat me to buying that AT.
I took a while thinking about it though.

I really want a 750, plus that one is pretty beaten, with missing parts etc.
Also, it's not that different from my Transalps, can't beat the price though.
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Old 08-07-2010, 02:38 PM   #37
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Thanks,
I guess you just beat me to buying that AT.
I took a while thinking about it though.

I really want a 750, plus that one is pretty beaten, with missing parts etc.
Also, it's not that different from my Transalps, can't beat the price though.
Yes, she is a project!
Motor runs well though and already replaced the fairing, and a few other bits.
Some Boano parts in time....
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Old 08-07-2010, 04:13 PM   #38
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Yes, she is a project!
Motor runs well though and already replaced the fairing, and a few other bits.
Some Boano parts in time....
That's good, I saw some gauges on eBay Germany when I was thinking about it.
Maybe the airbox as well.
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Old 08-07-2010, 06:24 PM   #39
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That's good, I saw some gauges on eBay Germany when I was thinking about it.
Maybe the airbox as well.
The boys on xrv.org.uk have been amazingly helpful.
I thought KLR owners were fanatics....
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:48 AM   #40
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You can pick up a decent lower mileage Africa Twin(15 years old, for importation purposes) for about 2000 Cdn dollars in the UK.
Approx 1000 in shipping costs.
Seems like the least expensive route.
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:15 AM   #41
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You can pick up a decent lower mileage Africa Twin(15 years old, for importation purposes) for about 2000 Cdn dollars in the UK.
Approx 1000 in shipping costs.
Seems like the least expensive route.
Yes, that's what I plan on doing this winter.
Seems like a great excuse for a trip.
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:40 AM   #42
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Yes, that's what I plan on doing this winter.
Seems like a great excuse for a trip.
Was in Athens a couple of months ago. AT's everywhere...

Happy hunting!

A German and Italian site for one to peruse....

http://www.mobile.de/


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Old 07-07-2011, 08:11 AM   #43
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If anyone has a lead on the African Twin please let me know otherwise I'm going to Europe to find one. Maybe two to bring back.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:52 PM   #44
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If anyone has a lead on the African Twin please let me know otherwise I'm going to Europe to find one. Maybe two to bring back.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=703764

http://cgi.ebay.de/Honda-Africa-Twin...#ht_1758wt_936
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:40 PM   #45
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Africa Twin in the GTA

Yupper, I've got one that I am rebuilding in Oshawa. 1992 brought from England and the dumb ass FEMALE customs dork at the airport said it wasn't approved for Canada and I should send it back. Well she was wrong and she made some other uncomplimentary comments that got her in some hot water after I complained.

New everything. Powder coated rims new spokes, New cush drive rubbers. All hardware cad plated. New bearings in suspension, wheels and steering head, New rubber, to be installed Metzeler Tourance 2's. Frame sand blasted and powder coated red. Plastic refinished in yellow. Forks rebuilt with new bearings and seals and progressive springs.
Shock rebuilt and cad plated. Any steel parts powdercoated were cad plated first. Rust is a thing of the past.
Swing arm was epoxy primed today and then an industrial epoxy paint used in ocean wind farms to finish the surface.

I figure I'll have it completed by spring for me to play a bit. I haven't touched the engine but the carbs are cleaned and rejetted. Finally got one of those goofy little sparkplug wrenches Now I'll make a bunch more that are a bit more robust and easier to use... Jugs will be freshened and maybe cermachromed. My airplane engine has loads of time and no wear on the jugs at all.
I also intend to replace all the "rubber hoses"with silicone but I have not been able to find a source for molded and the instalations I have seen are all in the UK and the hose is brutally expensive. Time to break down and bite the bullet.
This bike will be like new when finished and I don't intend on advertising what it is. It's a mystery ship.
New heated grips for the cooler weather, new footpegs from honda, big wide mothers. Crash bars are from Rugged roads......Best I have seen and very sturdy, better than my buddy's on his BMW F650.
I have also learned that even though the aluminum panniers look cool and appear to protect... They may just rip right off in a heart beat so I use soft dry bags with lashing loops and they stay put. A Pelican top box will finish off the rear. No passengers allowed ....

Wish I knew how to post a pic of the beast.
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