Honda CRF1000L AFRICA TWIN merged threadfest

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by dwestly, May 12, 2015.

  1. EBR458

    EBR458 Evil Black Rifle

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    Sweet. I EDC a 17 with a surefire X300
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  2. Jarvis

    Jarvis DC GSer Administrator

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    Not relevant to the thread. Please stop. Thanks
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  3. MillennialFalcon

    MillennialFalcon Improvement starts with self

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    Who makes seat covers for our bikes, both rider and passenger sections?

    The much lighter color of my seat compared to my red bike is starting to bother me...would love to have them all black but don't want to buy whole new seats just for a color change.
  4. blalor

    blalor Been here awhile

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    Seat Concepts seems to be highly regarded.
  5. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    When I looked up the cost, if I remember correctly the OEM seats were cheaper than the seat concepts foam and cover, which you would then have to mount up.

    So, you could just buy the black ones. Seems the cheapest.

    Then sell the red ones. I'd buy the rider seat off you, need the pan for a new seat build and don't want to be without my bike for a while.
  6. jmarleau

    jmarleau Been here awhile

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    Does anybody know if the US has different sprockets sizes?
  7. jjustj

    jjustj cum petris et choris

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    +1 seat concepts
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  8. TrailDust&SaddleLthr

    TrailDust&SaddleLthr Been here awhile

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    You could go this route... https://alaskaleather.com/collections/sheepskin-buttpads
  9. mslow

    mslow Faccia Brutta

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    I believe I spoke to someone that did change them out, can;t quite remember though
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    Aces 6 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over

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    GI JOE/Cobra style....
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  11. bobbyimp

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    Exactly what I need........during the Zombie apocalypse
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  12. TrailDust&SaddleLthr

    TrailDust&SaddleLthr Been here awhile

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    Where did everybody go?

    Is this thread dead now?

    Is there a new thread?
  13. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle ADV enthusiast

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    Try:
    http://www.jtsprockets.com/catalogue/model/688/

    For example: +2T on the rear = JT#: JTR1332.44

    https://www.amazon.com/JT-Sprockets-JTR1332-44-Steel-Sprocket/dp/B001AVQMS2/ref=au_as_r?_encoding=UTF8&Make=Honda|59&Model=CRF1000L Africa Twin|25531&Year=2016|2016&ie=UTF8&n=15684181&newVehicle=1&s=automotive&vehicleId=10&vehicleType=motorcycle

    Plan B . . . Find a Honda rear sprocket with the same bolt pattern and drill the holes to 1/2" (see attached):
    There is room on the OEM chain for +2T rear.

    Attached Files:

  14. jyrays

    jyrays The Wanderer

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    Riding? This was my route...

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    chrshale01 Adventurer

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    Lol.

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    chrshale01 Adventurer

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    Are we in Kansas anymore? Lol.

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    TrailDust&SaddleLthr Been here awhile

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  18. KTMforget

    KTMforget Been here awhile

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    KTMforget Been here awhile

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  20. Chr15lawson

    Chr15lawson Adventurer

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    Background
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    Started trip at 1500 (had it's service at 650)
    Did oil filter and dino oil as per service manual using Honda parts at 3333

    So riddle me this. I live at 1500 feet and use ethanol free 91. Bike was a rocket. Rode it down the west coast using standard ethanol blend 91 and 87 at one point when it was all I could get. No problem.

    Get into Nevada around 3600 miles and fill up 91 at 6000 feet. Get to 8000 feet and it's gutless. 100 degrees F and I attribute it to altitude. 2nd and 3rd past 5000rpm makes an odd, minor and hard to describe throaty sound. In 5th and 6th I can get to 80mph travelling up hill but it won't go past 4000 rpm and gets there slowly. Honestly felt like a bad carb.

    Get back down to 4000 feet and fuel up. It runs better and improves.

    Park last night and start it this morning. A little top clatter but nothing giving me a heart ache it may have been there before but I wasn't paying attention. Still at 4000 feet and it feels better but no where near where it was. Entering a hill at 60mph and trying to pass at 75 is slow. I have to drop to 5th or even 4th. 6th is gutless.

    It's had two fresh fuel tanks.
    Oil looks good and quantity is good
    Tire pressure normal
    Chain tension normal

    When I get to a place I can work on it I plan on replacing the filters and doing the oil. That is going to be in 1000 miles.

    In the mean time I am puzzled. 4000-8000 feet should not have a notable effect on a modern fuel injected bike should it? This is one of the lower powered bikes I've ridden so it may be that when you have less to lose you notice it more?