Africa Twin owners thread!

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Sand Goanna, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. kymbo

    kymbo kymbo

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    hello all, rode over 2 honda dealer in murry bridge stood in front of new 30th anniversary model ,manual extra height,bigger
    tank, suspension powder coated frame bigger screen etc . arsk twice yes $19499 ride away 3 months south aussies rego .
    Hope this helps any 1 save a buck ive never been 2 or know any 1 works there good luck . cheers
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  2. SaAdvRider99

    SaAdvRider99 Been here awhile

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    Porsche on warm up lap following an Africa twin

  3. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Long timer

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    Not old mateys first ride around there.
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  4. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    The Adventure Sport made my GS1200 look like a midget when it was next to it, certainly far more GSA size

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  5. Dances With Roos

    Dances With Roos Bikenomad

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  6. Hill Billy

    Hill Billy Part-time Adventurer

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  7. Eeerrriiiccc

    Eeerrriiiccc Adventurer

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    So....has anyone considered buying a safari tank for there AT?

    I had one on my dr650 and yes it made the front end harder to manoeuvre.....but once you were used to it, it was great .

    Massive price point at nearly $1200....

    Personally i have a coral vay / exmouth / karijini trip for 3 weeks next month and im carrying a rotopax. Will be interesting to test the bike out.

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  8. Squily

    Squily Squily

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    I'd like one, but not at that price. And I don't want to be the first as I'm tired of testing things LOL
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  9. Eeerrriiiccc

    Eeerrriiiccc Adventurer

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    I know what you mean. I packed my bags today as a trial and was thinking....hmmm if i got rid of rotopax would it be better. ..

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  10. Squily

    Squily Squily

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    "does this make my arse look big?"


    Rotopax is cool, but I hate how you need to unpack everything to get to it (or mine at least). And I need to also remove it to fill it again - looks like at least you don't have to.
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  11. Eeerrriiiccc

    Eeerrriiiccc Adventurer

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    I know what you mean. Unfortunately i too have to remove it from the bike in order to get the full 3.8 litres.....

    Is consider the safari. ..but its a massive expense
  12. ozimick

    ozimick destination unknown

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    I have pre ordered one and Safari website says available mid June 2018 ..... After them telling me in March 2017 it would be available August 2017 .... I should finally have it end of next week or week after at the latest..... right ? :jack.
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  13. Eeerrriiiccc

    Eeerrriiiccc Adventurer

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    Ozmick id be interested in seeing some pics and your view on weight etc etc.

    Ive just had a look at my options....and im pretty sure i cant have one anyway because of my crash bars .

    Tough decision....crash protection or more fuel
  14. Reduke

    Reduke Red Rider

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    Has anyone who has done a decent amount of kms replaced the fuel filter yet or had troubles with it.
    Haven't heard anything about it yet and just wondering if it's worth doing before a reasonable length trip coming up.
    Just ordered one in case anyway. $52 so not the end of the world.
  15. Diggar

    Diggar GP Winner

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    Rather than unpacking repacking to get at the fuel container ,leave things as they are on the racks and get a hand fuel pump like one from out board motors and transfer fuel to the main tank that way.
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  16. Eeerrriiiccc

    Eeerrriiiccc Adventurer

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    Funnily enough i was thinking of using one of those hand pump fuel tubes. But your idea is better.
  17. nealo

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    You going to fit it when you get your Safari tank ??:hide
  18. SkipD

    SkipD That looks stickey

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    If you take the wheeley bin off the left side panier it wont lean over like that.
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