Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

Hi guys. You all probably heard that a motorcycle tour around the world are preparing as well as the pilots themselves, that is, carefully. So I decided to share with you the experience of preparing for such a motorcycle trip.

Source material we have Honda XRV 750 Africa Twin RD-07 1998 year of manufacture. Mileage motorcycle is 60 thousand miles. Imagine that the construction of the motorcycle starts from the beginning. Since the frame. Miss the point dismantling a motorcycle, cleaning mud from all its parts. We start from the beginning, with a clean slate and gradually with each week you’ll witness how reviving my Africhka as she gets that kind, which will be ready for adventure. Fully finished bike you can see on the moto exhibition in Kiev in March 2010. Prepare for the motorcycle will be at the station Moto Redline personally by me and taking advantage of the best mechanics, racers and general cool guy:) Kutsaka Sergei, he’s akKuStic.
Now let’s begin:

Africa Twin 750

Source material

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

This is how Africa Twin nude:)

New Life

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The frame was painted with powder paint due to local occurrences of rust and chips.

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The engine was clean from dirt. Checked and adjusted the valves, replaced the candles. All of the engine no longer does anything. Works fine, has decided not to climb inside. The best Japanese I did not gather it, and the urgent need to climb into the engine I do not see. It will take tour around the world, then checked. Actually Africa is known for its reliable engine. The scheme is simple, 2 valves on the inlet, one at issue. Adjusting them is yokes. Easy-reliability. Words are synonyms. We remember it:)

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

Rear brake lever. Only Honda could think of to put on both sides of the appendage of the sleeve in which the axis moves paws. Inside impose a lubricant and for 30 thousand miles, it will not go anywhere, but will do their job.

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

Bolted to the rear compartment where the battery is Yuasa.

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

Ipone grease for lubricating wire ropes castle seats.

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

Bolted master cylinder rear brake circuit.

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

Pave the wiring. The most difficult task lay everything as it was from the factory. Try. When disassembling photographed everything I forethoughtful:)

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Expansion Tanks on the spot, posting too slowly finds its place. Gradually.

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

Above the engine had to sweat. His weight around 100 pounds. Frame sealed with tape to avoid scratching. A long time did not want to install. Video not even think to remove for disassembly. No prudent man: (After an hour of reflection came to the conclusion that the first step is to create a front cylinder with a slight bow, then drill down and slightly to yield back. Everything on the spot!

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

All the bolts are bolted into place, but two extra still remains. Well, where do without it, and later they will find their place of residence. I hope so. It is:)

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

Ignition coil screwed easily and I would even say fun. But the second made me angry. Tore the head bolt which it lives. Must drill. Nothing, winter is long …

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

Thermostat. Male.

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

Install clamps on the drive side of the cooling system.

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

All the contacts I have treated with special water-repellent spray, courtesy of Ipone. My oil partner.

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

Radiators. Reinforced that can withstand the fall and injuries. You can see how concave the left edge of the radiator, and while he did not lose tightness. Same thing with the right:)

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

Tail feathers gets. Turn signals and brake light I leave the standard. I was happy in their work all. Turn signals have rubber feet, can bend to 90 degrees. And big. Hence is well seen their work to other traffic participants.Including cattle, which every year becomes more attentive to the two-wheeled romantics on the road. The same applies to the front direction.

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

Once again I checked the valve clearances. Inlet 0,15 ± 0,02, Issue 0,20 ± 0,02. And the lid tightly screwed valves. It is not installed on the sealant. As many do, I have seen. There is a sealing gum, and so it is desirable to be replaced by more recent, if your just became tougher.That, incidentally, an indicator of how often overheats the engine. When the engine temperature is high, the rubber sealing gasket becomes hard. If you disassembled and she still has the elasticity, we can say that the engine does not overheat and it can be reused.

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

Installed protective netting to protect the radiator and the plastic oil radiator.

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

Dash cleaned of dust and glass speedometer will be sealed, as the pass moisture.

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I dismounted the wheel. Spokes for anodizing, and I flattened discs and polished. Ask: why in the enduro polished wheels? After its element shit and stones .. And I want it. There is a desire, skill and a little time:)

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

that’s what happened. At work spent about 50 labor-hours. Polished manually abrasive skins: 150,280,320,400,600,800,1000,1500 and felted circle with a paste-like SOI but white, especially for aluminum. It was difficult.

Then I decided to make a small change in the design scottoiler. I am not satisfied with its capacity. Too little, every 1000km. have to fill it in oil, instead of what would sit near the kerosene stove, read the book and cook soup with canned meat:) Here’s what happened with this:

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

participants of the operation. Bank is flat on the soap. From all that I reviewed – the most convenient model.

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

Drank themselves to precisely cut off the neck

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

cutter with a diameter of 32mm was found, so the sandpaper and forth. We try to make a hole evenly over all the walls.

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obtain such a hole. It makes a small cut to secure the lid, adjust the oil supply.

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

Issue. Stem length, which is part-and vacuum-driven lubrication – 114 mm. The depth of our capacity of about 85 mm. Connoisseurs account the question: where to get did not reach millimeters? Answer below:

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

We take technical hairdryer and heat the bottom of the tank. Since it is plastic, then give the inside a couple of atmospheres of air and get the missing 29 mm. It’s simple:)

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

That’s all. We collect new scottoiler, dressed in his oil and at least 6 thousand not think about refueling.

The idea – to reduce the level of service chain propeller shaft:)))

The next problem that arises when driving in hot weather – warms relay voltage regulator. To resolve this problem. There are several ways. 1. Additional plate radiator, heat will be given faster.

2. Screw on the CPU cooler with a computer.

And the third way that I decided to try – this is solder in the side plastic mesh, to hit the oncoming air. What to do below:

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

drew nail alleged scene. Do not pay attention to the circular place. Remaining after the stickers. Our place in the bend.

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

with soldering iron extracted piece

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

was such a hole. Not pretty, but it’s all in the future.

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

filed in support

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

grid with a suitable vehicle dynamics as well as possible

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

bevel with a sharp knife.

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

Here we get a modernized detail.

Today I changed a few wires in the wiring that pereterlis in the mounting lights and instrument panel because of a few drops to the ground. At the same time and replaced the tape on the new.

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

Again, the processed water-repellent spray all contacts.

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

Frame mounting lights, instrument panel and everything faces strengthened by additional struts, painted with powder paint and set in place.

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

Board computer – so call this device. Sensational title. It is just three tripmetr (daily mileage) and watch:)

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

headlamp screwed. Xenon I will not put. Reflectors and lenses are designed for normal halogen bulb. Therefore, the benefits of xenon is practically none at all, only the pathos and blinding passers-by. It is better to put as low as possible on the arc additional lights – fog.

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

You see here on the diffuser lens. For xenon it should be on the reflector.

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

these are the kits that I wrote in the article. Dad accidentally find someone in the village. Two pieces. New!! now I’m old who is willing to donate, they are still very even nothing, but these I dye powder paint and mounted on an arc, instead of the old.

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

cool:) see the 72 year. Have been anyone at home in paper impregnated with solid oil ….

but I have one assistant. He helps at home on the computer:)

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

 Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

but more often it is simply a net:)

Today I took away from anodization some fasteners to be precise here is how: Africa Twin. Race to ATW!

Many thanks to Eugene from the White Church, all thanks to him! And he anodized spokes and gathers at the moment the wheels. I took him after polishing disks and install a new hub bearings. Very intelligent guy.

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The front bumper had been pulled down and washed

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scheme is simple, unfortunately there is no adjustment, but I have already identified about my driving style and defined the oil that is best for me is Ipone Fork fluid 7 from me, it was flooded, and showed itself at its best. After 30 thousand, I do not muck poured black and oils that little work. This fork worked fine on the breakdown of hints was not.

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established bush

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that’s such a special tool manufactured by cutting a saw aluminum tube, all bushings and gaskets with great pleasure to stand on his seat. All work was carried out strictly according to service manual, which can be downloaded from the site www.africatwin.ru in the section “download”.

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replacement of bearings, oil seal and anodized nut:) not for beauty – in order to avoid corrosion.

корпус воздушного фильтра

installed the air filter housing

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Ha! The dashboard in place, almost like new, already with a hermetically sealed glass speedo:)

проводка приборной панели

connectors are treated with a special water-repellent spray

бермудский треугольник

рычаг подвески

all the bearings and the anthers were replaced with new ones, while they themselves are painted plastic parts paint. I make for myself, that would be enough and grandchildren )))))
continuation of the epic here

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