2018-2019 Africa Twin Adventure Sports

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by cabanza, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. GMM

    GMM Been here awhile

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    I decided to try cleaning the tank with the method described and not coating the tank. Based on the research I did, my opinion is that the residue in the tank is a byproduct of the welding process opposed to a coating applied to the welds. If I have any problems in the future, I will install a tank coating like redneckmech did on his. I'm not worried about the welds rusting in the tank as a result of the cleaning.
  2. chasdog

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    There were 3 extra washers that came with my bark busters. Two were adequate to keep my throttle working.
  3. VikingMoto

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    Any idea if the cruise control on the 2020 can be retrofitted to the 18 ATAS? How would one even go about investigating that?
  4. pepebayeta

    pepebayeta Been here awhile

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    Long story short: No.
  5. CLANTECH

    CLANTECH At work...

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    Fully agree. It’s not the same bike anymore. Therefore definitely a no no.
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  6. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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  7. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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  8. pepebayeta

    pepebayeta Been here awhile

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    There was an N and there was an O. They lived unhappily ever after
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  10. chittyrox

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    Just when I thought I was finished spending coin...haha
  11. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN VIN# JH2SD0451GK000002 '16 CRF1000LD

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    One would need to hire Bill Gates and have him type up some new code to flash the current one in the ECM.
    For some more coin, he may even take care of future updates- SP1, SP2 etc.
    This is a morning joke; not gonna happen, lol
  12. playinatwork

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    I took my first ride with my new McCruise control this past weekend. It works as good or better than any automotive cruise control I've ever had.
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  13. chittyrox

    chittyrox Been here awhile Supporter

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    I am glad to hear this feedback. Assuming I can actually get a bike without an issue, I plan to invest in the McCruise (for those long hauls making up time), remove the krappy OEM heated grips to replace with Oxford, and tubeless tires to make the bike perfect enough for my style.
  14. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    Posted in FM but thought would ask here looking for set of aftermarket pegs that fit the 2018 atas if you have a set looking to part with please pm me
  15. playinatwork

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    @chittyrox you might want to try the oem heated grips before replacing them. Mine put out plenty of heat and work fine. I think the 18's have a different set up.
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  16. rob377

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    +1 to this. They're significantly better than the OEM on my '16 GS, or any other bike I've had for that matter.
  17. chittyrox

    chittyrox Been here awhile Supporter

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    Did you get the new style slim switch?

    I have had the OEM Honda heated grips on the 2018 ATAS since I bought it new. Compared to my oxford on other bikes, these are not good in my experience with them in the cold. Maybe I got an old set, maybe. But the left grip looses the heat to the handlebar and does not help my left hand. Right hand grip is usually plenty hot. Bad design on Honda's end, but going through what I have been through with this thing I would not be surprised if maybe Honda made a undercover change to those grips and I got an old batch or something. 9700 miles on my ATAS since new at November 2018.
  18. playinatwork

    playinatwork Been here awhile

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    I did get the new style switch and think it is awesome.
    I did several hours in the low 30's with my oem grips and Storm handguards on my old ATAS. I haven't tried the grips on my new ATAS I hope they aren't like yours.
  19. swimmer

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    Did you do the installation yourself? I am installing my McCruise on my regular '18 AT this weekend. I am also installing the OEM heated grips. Regarding the performance of the grips, reports of how they work are all over the place. There was enough positive reports that I didn't want to discount them as the OEM set up was much preferred by me.
  20. playinatwork

    playinatwork Been here awhile

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    My bike came with the grips installed. I installed the McCruise myself. It is time consuming but not difficult at all. From what I read the manual has a good bit more work involved than the DCT installation.