The Africa Twin CRF1000L Owners' Thread

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

  1. ex_MGB

    ex_MGB Been here awhile

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    Gel will tear up you knees with a lot of walking, these are the bomb:


    https://www.amazon.com/Superfeet-Me...qid=1506982945&sr=8-3&keywords=orange+insoles
    Well, it's nice to start a RTW trip with an extra 35 lbs of reserve. Burn through that it 3 months.
  2. Nine90

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    That’s a completely different frame and rear end ... lovely clean welds.
  3. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle ADV enthusiast

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    In case anyone wants the TC technical info:

    HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control System)

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  4. ya(x2)

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    This prototype was shown in Italy in late 15'. Might be the "SD05 model" which didn't came to production actually... Jumped from SD04 to SD06 and SD07 for the 2018 I think. --> POST #10261 (january 2017)

    Let's see what Honda will do but if they don't celebrate the AT 30th anniversary... they surely have a retarded marketing folk in charge! :loco

    Funny and happy off topic : Many riders may have thought the KLX250 had come to an end (like for the AT).
    But... surprise! EFI with even nice a CAMO color for the USA in 2018... nothing new it seems (except the EU stock muffler is nicer) but the color compared to my 2011'. No more KLX250 since 2016 overhere... they've sent the remaining stocks to you guys with new stickers and put an ugly muffler :)). New rims, fork and swingarm colors for the Camo version though which look nice.

    --> https://www.kawasaki.com/products/2018-KLX250-Camo Very good news indeed (mods and aftermarket parts for many years to come... ;).
  5. windowto

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  6. ya(x2)

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  7. lqgsrider

    lqgsrider Been here awhile

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    I'm 6'2" and was looking to raise the bars any suggestions on bar risers and do you need to replace the cables with longer ones? I was thinking of a 1" or maybe a 2" riser.
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    Will the OEM center stand work with most of the skid plates out there such as the SW Motech or Givi?
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    lqgsrider Been here awhile

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    Has anyone tried lowered foot pegs for less knee bend?
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  11. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    I use the 2" rox riser with stock cables and hose.The hose just makes it but has a rubber piece that has to be popped out of holder to let you get full length.Also the left side wiring needs to be readjusted some.my heed bash plate works fine with centerstand.Most do from what I see.
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  12. blalor

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    I’ve got the 2” Rox risers on mine, too. The clutch cable is somewhat tight with the bars all the way to the left.

    I’d love to find a way to rigidly mount the stock risers to the top triple. The bars are always a little twisted, especially after waking the bike from a nap.
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    I think that's the idea: let them move at the rubber mounts instead of really bending the bars. You can re-position them back after lifting the bike. I like the way they are mounted. To each his own, I guess...
  14. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle ADV enthusiast

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    Yep . . . Use the handlebar for leverage:
    Try to keep your back straighter and lift more with your legs . . .

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    The OEM center stand will work with the SW Motech plate. I have both and :thumb.
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  16. Junglejeff1

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    It can be done.I have done it on other bikes like kdx,s but on this bike you would get a decent buzz at the bars.I found if I really tighten them good it helps alot.Otherwise you can knock out the rubbers and replace with steel inserts.I have one of those small harbor freight lathe,s I use for making parts like that.
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    Redington Pass east out of Tucson :ricky

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  18. blalor

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    Depending on how the risers are positioned, you may or may not be able to move the bars enough to re-center them. My HDB bars hit the fairing when trying to straighten them out.
  19. ya(x2)

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    Off-topic (my "TIP GIFT" to CRF1000 owners! :) but... If you read this and ever plan to ride in Georgia (Europe) on your CRF1000, by all means don't miss this fantastic pass from Sairme to Abastumani (really easy even 2-up if the weather / ground is relatively dry). Nice camping spots along the pass and at the top and stunning views. It's a main road but it could be compared to some ski resort / military trails in the Alps (French / Italian).

    Plus the asphalt road from Baghdati is really orgasmic ; you'll thank me for this off-topic if you happen to ride there and didn't know about it.

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    Not from me (take what is written with a grain of salt... difficult if raining but relatively easy when dry... even 2-up) : http://www.roads2go.com/roads/zerkari-pass-kutaisi-baghdati-sairme-abastumani-akhaltsikhe.html

    Road might have been well improved since 2013 of course. This is the easiest and VERY enjoyable dirt road which we have ridden in Caucasus at least. Others are nice but difficult so a sightseeing ride for a brave passenger but the rider has to focus most of the time. :)

    EDIIT : We've seen only 2 cars parked (2kms or so after the highest point... in front of the only "farm" found) on the way and one local driving a "normal" car in the opposite direction. So from the link posted, little and rare traffic is still a valid comment in summer 2017. Just remember this fact : at the beginning of the pass, we found 3 tires with concrete in it on our way but no sign ?!!? After a quick exchange with the pillion like "do you think the road might be closed ahead ?!? Hummm...." --> braaap! From there, that was the shortest/quickest/most beautiful but unplanned option for us to reach the Turkish border anyway... we've always picked such alternative routes to cross borders and have found no traffic nor experience waiting time if not for removing the gloves and hand the papers... :))
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  20. ya(x2)

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    I have ordered reusable balance weights which should look nice on the golden rims. Easy to paint them if installed on black rims...

    Will put some loctite, hope they will they stay in place!

    You'll find them on ebay or aliexpress at decent prices. Your mission code : "Motorcycle reusable brass wheel spoke balance weights" :)

    Twice the price asked by a shop in Paris area (for adhesive weights + balancing) and you are lucky if they do the right thing (like if they remove previous adhesive layer, don't scratch your rim, balance it right and so on like putting the wheel in the right direction... some should smile... ;-).

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