Unfortunately mine does not look that cool ;)
This here is a bike from a very good special exposition about travel motorbikes at the NSU Museum Neckarsulm/Germany.
The decision which bike to take was not very hard to take. It has to have certain qualities that are very important for me. And if I take them all into consideration, there are not many bikes left.
This is what I wanted:
- over 50 bhp
- 2 cylinders or more
- a big fuel tank or at least the option to buy one for this model
- carburators, no EFI
- 21" front wheel
- only very little electronics
- high and off-roadworthy suspensions
- a high reliability
- a Japanese bike
And this was the result of my research. The 750 Honda Africa Twin RD07A. I must admit that i always had this bike in mind, but when Honda still built them, I could not afford it.
The bike I bought was in a wonderful condition, even better than new because the last owner made some good modifications. As you see the optics were perfect, not a scratch. To be honest I should have put it in a museum....
But no: i wanted to build my ultimate travel bike!
This was the result after almost all modifications were done.
Please don´t worry, I took of the complete fairing, wrapped it and stored it in my garage. All the plastics on the bike are scratched and beaten up parts of ebay.
Than I started to make my own modifications on the bike:
- stainless steel brake lines
- LED auxiliary lights
- a real horn
- additional tool box
- HH Racetech fully adjustable suspensions
- heated grips
- hazard lights
- 4 USB sockets
- 1 12V socket
- external fuse box for all auxiliary electrics
- Garmin Navigation
- wide foot pegs
- 43 l (11 gal) Polyamid fueltank
- external fuel filter
- Iridium spark plugs
- a wider side stand base
- center stand
- modified saddle
- stearing riser
- crash bars
- hand protectors
- all Bowden cables doubled
- reinforced chain
- gear reduction
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