Africa Twin Farkle Fest with Pictures

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by NoVa Rider, May 26, 2016.

  1. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    Since you guys are talking about the cheap pegs.Rite now I am running them on my bike.They will be replaced.Ims for me and will build custum stainless for wife.The reason is I modified set for a klr for passanger pegs.This took alot of work.It involved adding a plate to them,welding drilling and machine work.As I reworked them I found huge pockets in the cast steel.On one it almost fully surrounded one of the retaining pin holes half way thrue peg mount area.It would have failed I am guessing.I suggest not using these pegs as they may fail after what I have seen in there casting.I ground into the pegs and filled the voids with weld.I needed claw pegs for my wife but they do not sell them for passanger pegs so had to improvise for the summer.The rear pegs mount totally different than pilot pegs.The ims pegs are the perfect size for offroad use in front and I will replace with them.When I went over the cheap main pegs I built up a couple teeth that were only half there before install.I have not checked into failure on the cheap pegs but after seeing the casting inclusions I can definately guess some break.I work with steel and aluminum for a living and highly recommend if you use these cheap pegs replace them.
  2. Bhart89

    Bhart89 Been here awhile

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    is anyone running Heated gear by powering through the OEM power outlet and maybe using one off these?
    Is there enough amps to do this safely?

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  3. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    No, just run it from an SAE or Coax cable wired directly to your battery.
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  4. tremor38

    tremor38 Long timer

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    I kinda/sorta agree, but if you have an add-on fuse panel just put it on one of those circuits with about a 5-10A fuse, depending on how much gear you are running. Less clutter at the batt terminals, no inline fuses to tuck away and fish out later, and and less futzing aroung with wires if you have to remove the batt for any reason.

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  5. mslow

    mslow Faccia Brutta

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    I have the IMS pegs as well and love them. Only gripes on the ones I got, the IMS Pro, is that the outside points are super sharp, i actually had to file them down a tiny bit.
    Also, they took a little fine tuning with a file to get them to fit perfectly, otherwise they were just a bit too tight and wouldn't fold up without force.
    But they will never break, never rust and never wear down, that's for sure
  6. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Does the CRF250L have steel handlebars? They retain heat a lot better than aluminum bars.
  7. Aces 6

    Aces 6 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over

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  8. blalor

    blalor Been here awhile

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    I wonder how that compares to some others, like this one, which is a lot cheaper and better looking (in my opinion):

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  9. dmason

    dmason goofball

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    Can those of you with a steering stabilizer talk a little bit about what you like about it on your AT?
  10. BMacW650

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    Works amazingly well on these big bikes, especially in sand!



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  11. ski-line900

    ski-line900 Adventurer

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    Cool video, but I can't believe your windshield mount hasn't broken yet! ;)
  12. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    Nice,Is that in u.p?.Have cool trails like that just north of me here.Been wondering if a damper would help me out in the evil michigan sand lol.
  13. BMacW650

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    Damper really helps in sand, but not as much as more throttle :D
    This was in Lewiston Michgan. UP sand is another story ...

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  14. BMacW650

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    You can dig up a post from me in this thread. I did a simple mod to put the load on much lower part of the bracket.

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  15. puff

    puff Adventurer

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    +1 on the IMS pegs
  16. mslow

    mslow Faccia Brutta

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    That is a monstrous gps mount.
    What keep the bracket you fabricated from bouncing around on that oem center bar that you have taped up?
    And how do you unlock that when the windscreen is on?
  17. jyrays

    jyrays The Wanderer

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    And where you found that huge G 276? I used them with XR650R, they just shake themselves in parts :)
  18. BMacW650

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    Those two pieces of metal I cut and bent have hooks that rest on the bar. Pinched from the two lower bolts I installed, never have any problem with it moving.

    The mount kicks out towards the back of the bike a lot to accommodate the bigger touratech locking mount. There is enough clearance to unlock it. But my GPS stays on the bike all the time.

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  19. Dillo

    Dillo All bark, no bite

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    If anyone here is interested in an ATO rack, they just announced over on the vendor thread that they might not be making any more of them after the current production run now that there's a OEM Honda version coming out on the 2018 bike. They're taking deposits for the current order right now and then that's probably going to be the last production run.
  20. Dillo

    Dillo All bark, no bite

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    Last call for the ATO rack. They need 6 preorders by tomorrow or the last production run isn't going to happen.