The Africa Twin CRF1000L Owners' Thread

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

  1. jantomas

    jantomas Been here awhile

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    The problem is I don’t think they’re symmetrical.
  2. Nikoutdoor

    Nikoutdoor Been here awhile

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    Then you would need to order a right hand mirror with right handed threads. Assuming you are needing the right hand mirror. But like others have said you might be better off just spending the money and getting Double-Take Adventure mirrors. They are quite a bit more expensive but pretty much and breakable and you can order replacement glass reflectors for them.
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  3. Dillo

    Dillo Almost Awesome

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    The AT is like that, or at least mine is. I had to buy a little adapter to run the Ram ball for my doubletake mirrors.
  4. Black99S

    Black99S Been here awhile

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    +1 on double take Adventure mirrors.
    I prefer 3" clamps rather than the 6", and buy the 1" stand-offs for both sides to get enough clearance to fold the mirrors down to bars.

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  5. oldmxer

    oldmxer Adventurer

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    Do you have a link or picture of the 1 inch standoff you mentioned?
  6. Nikoutdoor

    Nikoutdoor Been here awhile

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    It is a standoff that you used not an adapter to reverse the thread. I'm not using the standoff and I just have two right-handed thread one inch Ram ball mounts to mount my mirrors.
  7. Nikoutdoor

    Nikoutdoor Been here awhile

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    This is a screenshot from The Double Take mirrors website under the build your mirror tab.
    https://www.doubletakemirror.com/build
  8. Black99S

    Black99S Been here awhile

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  9. Dillo

    Dillo Almost Awesome

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    No, I'm using a clamp-on adaptor, but good guess. And the right hand threaded ram ball wouldn't screw in on the right side.
  10. Nikoutdoor

    Nikoutdoor Been here awhile

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    That's weird because that is what I've got on my bike. 152389578363546358846.jpg
  11. ya(x2)

    ya(x2) Long timer

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    I'm curious... are you the rider on the pic ? If so, you kinda look like Clinton Smout... particularly with the BMW jacket! ;-)
  12. CRIAKLR

    CRIAKLR IowaADV

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    Exactly what I was thinking.......I like Clinton's videos. Seems like a really good guy with some serious skills, both riding and teaching.

    So Black99S.........Are you Clinton?

    Edit......Always curious who sponsored Clinton's school. He has at times ridden BMW's, other times KTM, other times Triumph, and then he rides a Yamaha 250 too.
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  13. Black99S

    Black99S Been here awhile

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    I’m not Clinton, but I do teach. I’ll check out Smout’s videos.
  14. ya(x2)

    ya(x2) Long timer

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    He is "brand agnostic" then, just like me... sounds good! ;-)

    I do like Clinton's vid as well (particularly when he says "let me show you how!" :), he seems a friendly and laid-back instructor.
  15. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    Jump starting. I've started thinking about what to do if I need to jump start the bike. With the DCT I don't imagine push starting is an option. Being fuel injected I would think it would be difficult with the MT. That battery is kind of a pain to get to and I've thought about putting a harness on there to make it easy to use my micro-start. I've already got the PC8 hooked to the battery and I doubt there's room for more wires in there. So I may just build a harness that will connect to the battery on one end and have connections for the PC8 and the micro-start on the other end. I've seen the power link at eastern beaver but it doesn't really go far enough for what I want to do.
    Any thoughts?
  16. MikefromNL

    MikefromNL Lost among the yuppies

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    Practice putting alligator clips onto the terminals. Easy peazy.
    Although, I have a PDM40 and battery tender/compressor lines going straight off the terminals with no problems of space on the terminals. I don't imagine putting both on ours should be an issue.
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  17. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN VIN# JH2SD0451GK000002 '16 CRF1000LD

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    I've looked into this, as I've had a 'no crank' surprise at a campground in AR. All I had was the alligator style jumpers off the jump pack.
    It was not easy to connect to the battery terminals, but managed to get it done.
    Since then, I have hooked up a UTC5 tail direct to the battery and matching SAE adapter for regular use, all tucked under the seat.
    The jumper connections are all specific to the jump pack, so your final result will depend on your brand (most cheaper packs use UTC5).
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  18. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    I'd rather just have a connection under the seat that I can get to. In the case when I need a jump things are stressful enough that I don't want to be digging the battery out. But it's good to know that the clips will fit on there.


    And you'll never have another issue. :D That's what I'm hoping to accomplish.
  19. Mercenary

    Mercenary Mindless Savage

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    The maiden voyage is done. Insured and rode my AT for the first time today.

    Sure is quite different than my DR 650 :)

    One thing I did notice is that the seat height on the AT and the DR is quite similar. I think the DR might even be slightly taller.

    I'd still be out riding but the spring weather turned bad here in PG.....
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  20. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    anderson connectors. someone already posted this before.

    http://www.andersonpower.com/us/en/products/powerpole/index.aspx

    haven't have the time to install mine. though already using them on my amateur radios dc power supply.