2016 Honda Africa Twin DCT/DMC Expedition sidecar, I can’t wait for summer!

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  1. MGV8

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    Patience, all good things come to those who wait. Damit, get it done already :D
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  2. Berardi3

    Berardi3 Been here awhile

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    Looking forward to seeing the final outcome
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  3. jaydmc

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    Your leading link front end and mounts are also just about done as we have another Africa twin ahead of yours so made parts for both at the same time which also means that your leading link is being up graded to having floating calipers however we may have to slow production on all of our products a bit, starting next week it is looking like we will be converting much of our operation over to making 50,000 hospital grade masks per week. Just working out the details today. Fabrication will still be done however assembly people may be needed for mask production until we can hire more help. No real money in this but it seems like the right thing to do.
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  4. IAMOUTAHERE

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    Jay, thank you for the update, I really appreciate it. Good for you to step up and offer assistance on the medical front. I wish you and the crew the best!
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  5. leethal

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    440F7693-672D-4552-9458-F2EBC143301D.png While you are patiently waiting.......my DCT has now seen nearly 4 years excellent service.
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  6. IAMOUTAHERE

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    Leethal, Thanks for posting, great looking rig, and excellent news about the DCT! Having been to AUS several times, that thing must be a blast in the bush. Really looking forward to getting the AT back with the rig attached. It should be the ideal combination.
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  7. Metalcarver

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    I see that little ol' camera plastered on the tub. Any links? Cabin fever. Don't have to be edited or music or nothing. Hm. Probably my computer. Came up with a mirror image.

    Oh wait.
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  8. leethal

    leethal 3 wheel Monarch #37

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    Yes, it is a weapon on the dirt.......my mates say a “leethal weapon” It would be ridiculous without TC. No need to wait for your mates at a turn......they just follow the tire tracks
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  9. IAMOUTAHERE

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    Sounds great, like MetalCarver said, it’d be great to see more pictures or videos if you have them! Cheers!
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  10. IAMOUTAHERE

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    Time for an update, looks like the AT/DMC Expedition rig will be complete next week...see pics below.

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  11. Metalcarver

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    Where to first?
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  12. IAMOUTAHERE

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    Where to first? Anywhere and everywhere mostly. As with most of us, my summer plans got blown up, including a trip to Bella Coola, BC, and the Very Best of Montana ride. So those will be saved for another day. Coming up though, besides long weekend rides through the Sierra, I will be heading up the coast to Gold Beach, OR at the end of June and then in July will meet up with my son in Spokane, then head to my brothers place in Montana, then off to explore around that neck of the woods, and possibly into Canada if they’ll let us in. Really looking forward to the new rig, plan is to pick it up next Friday, the 5th, or Monday the 8th.
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  13. Metalcarver

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    Not sure which involves more miles, your original plans or your fallback...
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  14. IAMOUTAHERE

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    It’s ALIVE! Ready for curbside pickup this Monday, June 8! Thanks to Jay, Andrew, Pam and crew for getting it done in time for summer!

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    Welcome to the ADV-rig clan!
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  16. MGV8

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    Expecting lots of ride reports and pictures.
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    Was down at DMC for a winch mount update and saw your rig fully assembled. N-i-i-i-c-e!!! Enjoy.
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  18. Metalcarver

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    It's a brand new day going from 41 hp to 94 hp!
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  19. IAMOUTAHERE

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    DRTBYK, thanks for the confirmation, it looked pretty good in the pics, glad it looks good in the flesh. Flyin Monkeys, yep, lookin forward to the power boost.

    Van’s fueled up, trailer is connected, ready for the long haul north. Leaving tomorrow, pick up at 7:00 Monday morning, a quick test ride, and then back home.

    First real ride next weekend, and it’ll be a long one! Can’t wait!
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  20. Metalcarver

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    Another eye opener will be the brakes. At least on my dmc outfit I can just tromp on the brakes and stop about as fast as a car. Straight. At least coming from a Ural where stopping is a more, um, choreographed affair. They achieve differential on the brakes by having a much smaller disc on the sidecar brake. The Ural brakes are the same size and setting the point where you brake straight is fussy. A differential valve works more for racing, on a long descent the pressure will eventually equalize on both sides and going down a long grade could get exciting. The dmc setup is really sweet.
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