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Old 15 Apr 2009
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I just got me an AT! Yee Haa!!!

Hey. I just bought a 1995 xrv750 africa twin! 12 months mot and tax, 40000miles, after market pipe, k+n air and oil filter and top box with it. Paid £1650 for the bike (I think thats a good price for this bike?).

Can any of you tell me anything that I should watch out for with the bike, I have heard the fuel pump can be an issue, but I havnt heard of any other troubles.

Im picking the bike up on friday from the south of cumbria and driving back up to aviemore, so Im planning on driving through the lake district then back through the highlands, should be a good drive!

Cheers for any advice.
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you have a great bike.Ride it don't worry about it till it breaks..then Fix it

Have a good ride

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Can any of you tell me anything that I should watch out for with the bike, I have heard the fuel pump can be an issue, but I havnt heard of any other troubles.

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Congratulations, they are great bikes and it sounds like you got a great price.

as for things to watch out for.. like you side the fuel pump is the big one, i would just change it any way... the facet pumps are aviation ones and are cheeper then the oem one.

other then that the recitifer/regulators can go and you need to make sure that you do not over tighen the chain as it can eat you output shaft.

other then these thing the bike is generally bullet proof. enjoy it
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Correct me if I'm wrong (no change there!), but isn't the rear hub bearing not really up to the job? I think one of the moderators knows something of this .

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Correct me if I'm wrong (no change there!), but isn't the rear hub bearing not really up to the job? I think one of the moderators knows something of this .

Regards, Mick
The oem rear hub bearing, on almost all overloaded bikes is a weak point, I did it and do suggest putting is a heavy duty one. But this really not a AT specific issue, just as i dont think the oem shock is up to being over loaded, but again this is an overlander issue and not a honda one.. but this is just my opinion
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Correct me if I'm wrong (no change there!), but isn't the rear hub bearing not really up to the job? I think one of the moderators knows something of this .

Regards, Mick

If it is me you're referring to and not another Mod, then I have to plead quilty and state that when we weighed ourselves, luggage and bike back at home our total weight was 490Kg. The bike had almost 80 000 miles on it and was on it's original bearings. It did wreck the Hub(NOT the HUBB).
If it isn't me you are referring to then just forget that I was even here.....
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Yep. It's the handsome fellow on the left. Maybe he'll post if I also mention his super-optimism in trying to ride Ruta 40 with a Honda 90 inner tube in the rear tyre of his AT?

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Hey. I just bought a 1995 xrv750 africa twin! 12 months mot and tax, 40000miles, after market pipe, k+n air and oil filter and top box with it. Paid £1650 for the bike (I think thats a good price for this bike?).

Can any of you tell me anything that I should watch out for with the bike, I have heard the fuel pump can be an issue, but I havnt heard of any other troubles.

Im picking the bike up on friday from the south of cumbria and driving back up to aviemore, so Im planning on driving through the lake district then back through the highlands, should be a good drive!

Cheers for any advice.
Hi,
Welcome to the club. As you no doubt realise, you've bought a brilliant bike. . Mine(her name is Mischa.) has just taken me and too much baggage almost RTW (I cracked in India!).She did 31,000 miles without so much as a hiccup and nothing(crap fuel,dust,altitude even me dropping it and trying to write off a Toyota driven by a myopic Malaysian) fazed her. Yes the fuel pump can be an issue but I think it can be the luck of the draw, some go some are OK. Anyway, Enjoy !!!

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