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    Anyone who knows about Africa Twin conversion, post up!

    I bought an Africa Twin motor, seems in ok condition, we shall see, 742cc of grunt I hope !





    If anyone who's done this has any tips on how to make it work, don't hesitate to share them!

    #2
    Found this on the net,
    http://userdata.acd.net/stratten/at_conv.txt
    http://www.d-murray.co.uk/severe.htm
    hope they help.

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      #3
      africa twin conversion

      hi

      great news glad you got the motor?your bros is it a mk2 or mk1? it's a good starting point. there won't be many parts you will have to change ,possible carbs most def the cdi unit the coils are the same as the bros so they can stay,as far as the oil cooler if the pipes of the sandwich plate are there,as a tempoary measure you could get some oil pipe hand cut of the cooler just before the unions ,just connect the ends together with the oil pipe quick and easy fix until a permanent solution can be found.

      flypiguk

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        #4
        Bros is 89 mk1, there's nothing attached to the oil filter just a couple of holes
        I know the carbs are the same for 650 and 400 bros/hawk, but not AT?

        Steep learning curve for me here

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          #5
          btw, I enjoy a steep learning curve ...

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            #6
            africa twin

            hi

            you will need the complete cooler asembly which retails at about 110 give or take a few quid ...,sad you have to butcher the f..king thing to fit? standard zorst will fit but will be quiet resticted...

            flypiguk

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              #7
              going back to the carbs i see no reason why you can't stick with the bros/hawk carb setup, least you will have more tuning options with them and you could stick with the standard air box slightly modded

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                #8
                exhaust

                the system iv'e got fitted to mine is a m4 race with a beowulf end can,with a bit of gentle persuasion it will fit,sounds mental,looks great,some idea's for you to think of.

                flypiguk

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                  #9
                  motor

                  has the motor done many miles,looks quiet low going by the condition of the case's which is good

                  flypiguk

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                    #10
                    oil cooler

                    hi

                    just looked on ebay e-breakers are selling complete cooler asembly for 70 quid

                    flypiguk

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                      #11
                      electrics

                      hi

                      just been looking at the manuel,before getting any other electrical parts,such as extra coils,fit the motor,using the coils from the bros connect it up and see if it fires,also looking at the picture of the inside clutch cover it's the same as mine,might just work and save time, lose nothing by trying.. also where abouts are you in the uk if you don't mind me asking?

                      flypiguk

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                        #12
                        Re: motor

                        Originally Posted by flypiguk
                        has the motor done many miles,looks quiet low going by the condition of the case's which is good
                        No idea of the mileage, but I know it's an RD04 1990-93 motor and it's not been in a bike for 5+ years... but it's been stored inside by the looks of it

                        It turns over ok, seems like good compression, gears change allright

                        So...now I need a CDi box for a pre 96 Africa + 4 coils...(correct?)
                        And an oil cooler and lines...

                        I'll rejet the Bros carbs initially, might use individual filters though.

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                          #13
                          AT

                          hi

                          i'll go and see my mate tomorrow cause he's done the same with the 4 coil thing,so speak to him and let you know what to do,when i done my one it was alot more simple cause i have a mk2 bros ,so all i needed as far as electrics was conerned was the cdi unit plus the plug that goe;s into it...

                          im off to donny next sunday to see motogp if your interested?

                          flypiguk

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                            #14
                            tuning

                            hi

                            if you want to go really mental you could go the route of fitting the rear-rear head combo to squeeze more gee-gee's out of it...just a thought?

                            flypiguk

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                              #15
                              model number

                              just looking at the manuel,i was told my lump was a RD07 when i got mine but they are wrong it's the same as yours ,RD04 which is good learn something new everyday

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