The Africa Twin CRF1000L Owners' Thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by erey, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. erey

    erey Been here awhile

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    Perhaps not bad to separate the presentation of my bike from the massive AT subject.

    I received it last week. Very happy with it.

    + engine
    + easy to ride
    + more dirt oriented

    - seat to hard for me
    - windscreen to small

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    and starting to add few accessories

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    GPS

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    Rox risers

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    Doubletake mirrors

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    New horn

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    waiting the high screen

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    Center stand

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    Heat in winter

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    Lower extension

    More info about my test in french under

    http://africatwin1000.blogspot.ch/p/bilan.html
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  2. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi 42

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    Nice. Love the horn.
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  3. mtntrails

    mtntrails Life is Short...

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    Excellent! Congratulations. Looks great!

    Please tell us more about your GPS mount. Is it attached to the windscreen crossbar?
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  4. Bryn

    Bryn Leicester England

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    Nice....and great pictures.... you've not wasted any time in getting some farkles on it :lol3
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  5. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    Can you adjust rear compression damping? And how about the front-- Honda says "Show 45mm cartridge-type inverted telescopic fork with dial-style preload adjuster and DF adjustment". What does DF mean?

    thanks

    BTW (and I'm sure this won't be the last time you heard this-- the bike looks great.
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  6. JimRidesThis

    JimRidesThis Local celebrity

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    Very nice bike you have there.
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  7. Fonzaso

    Fonzaso Adventurer

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    Very nice, thank you for sharing!
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  8. ChazW

    ChazW Adventurer

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    Nice bike! What tires are those? They look like Metzler's.
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  9. Tagati

    Tagati tEAM iDIOT

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    Can you confirm how you get access to the air filter?
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  10. Fonzaso

    Fonzaso Adventurer

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    What material is it framing the radiators on both sides?

    Merci beaucoup.
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  11. MaNDan

    MaNDan 'Old Japanese cycles & '26Chevy truck

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    ^^^^^ Ditto what Jim wrote. ^^^^^

    Those guys above sure have lots of questions. Keep riding and answer when you have time. I also am interested in all your answers and ride reports.
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  12. Drum Dog

    Drum Dog Been here awhile

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    Best color. Nice!
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  13. clapped_r6

    clapped_r6 The Spoad Warrior

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    also interested in this. as well as how it is compared to a 950/990
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  14. Pcfly

    Pcfly Dude?! Seriously??

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    Erey, what previous bikes have you owned that you can compare to your new AT?
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  15. erey

    erey Been here awhile

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    Yes. The GPS Nav5 is attached to the windscreen crossbar. It doesn't work with the Touratech support. Not enough space to open it. I need to order another extension.
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  16. erey

    erey Been here awhile

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    Weight: 95kg (when I'm optimistic), height: 1,78 cms. Enough leg room. You can change all the possible settings of the fork. Nice.

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    J - Japan
    H - Honda
    2 - Motorbike

    SD04B - Code

    G - 2016
    K - Kumamoto

    129 - Serial number
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  17. erey

    erey Been here awhile

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    You can adjust everything

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  18. erey

    erey Been here awhile

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    Not Metzler's. They are from Dunlop - D610
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  19. erey

    erey Been here awhile

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    Sorry, I didn't ride or owned a 950/990
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  20. erey

    erey Been here awhile

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    I had few BMW GS/GSA and a KTM 1190R

    Here is my comparison. It's not scientific and this is only my perception


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