2018-2019 Africa Twin Adventure Sports

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

  1. BronNowo

    BronNowo Been here awhile

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    ok, since honda came down to ktm level at this point ktm is probably a better buy....
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  2. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    put something on and stay in that position.
    Even your signature is worthy of ridicule.

    PS: If you ever catch me searching your post history you can be sure the world is soon ending. :fpalm
  3. AZMtnRider

    AZMtnRider Been here awhile

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    Just got my ATAS back from the dealer. They covered the new fuel pump and tank cleaning under warranty. 10 days turn around, so not too bad.
  4. PDXATAS

    PDXATAS Adventurer

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    I'm sure my number will come up at some point, but so far no issues at all with my '18 ATAS at 7,000 miles :dunno
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  5. mr bones

    mr bones Been here awhile

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    Got out for a run over the weekend. Beautiful mountains DSC_0018.JPG
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  6. Winger57

    Winger57 Adventurer

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    Hot climate seems to speed up the process
  7. Winger57

    Winger57 Adventurer

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    While on a trip in Idaho , Honda replaced the tank and pump and now the A/C outlet and heated grips do not work. All the fuses under the seat are good. Any ideas?
  8. Cuchulainn

    Cuchulainn Y.Me Supporter

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    Your luck has held out better than mine. My 2019 was in at about 3,500 miles and again at about 6,200.

    Both times they scrubbed the tank, replaced fuel pump and gasket, replaced both fuel injectors.
  9. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    put something on and stay in that position.
    How do you feel about this being a permanent solution? Is the idea that some oxidation or other welding byproduct is sloughing off and once it has all come loose, the tank will be sound?
  10. WDG

    WDG Not entirely domesticated

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    It sounds as though this could be a potential maintenance issue, for anyone considering buying a used AT out of warranty.
  11. PDXATAS

    PDXATAS Adventurer

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    Interesting! While I'm in the PNW, where it's indeed cool/mild most of the year, the bike has seen two summers worth of 90s/100s for much of the summer on the road or in the hot, non-insulated oven of a garage. If I make it to 10k without issue, I'll pull the tank and install a sock just in case I suppose.
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  12. PDXATAS

    PDXATAS Adventurer

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    I am curious about this since I've luckily not had the issue yet, but is Honda covering this issue out of warranty for people?
  13. Winger57

    Winger57 Adventurer

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    Honda covered mine out of warranty. I bought the bike in September 2018 and the second repair was in May 2020
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  14. chasdog

    chasdog Been here awhile

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    Honda told me on my bike(2019 Atas) that since it was repaired under warranty if it happened again they would cover it.
    I also got another year of warranty on mine for free cuz it took so long to fix it as they had no fuel pumps in stock.
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  15. TETSUHIRO

    TETSUHIRO Adventurer

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    For my ATAS fuel pump, I exchanged the assembly 3 times. After the second replacement, the gas tank was coated. However, the filter clogging cannot be resolved. After coating, the white flakes disappeared, but the black sand-like substance (brush soot?) generated from the fuel pump started to clog the filter after running 5000 km. Cleaning the filter will recover it, but the root solution has not been resolved.

    I think ATAS is experiencing two issues at the same time: flakes on the petrol tank and low quality fuel pumps.

    It was discovered this summer. The company's finances are blazing with the recall of about 5 million cars around the world in the case of DENSO's low-quality fuel pump for cars (impeller material defect).

    In the automotive industry that shares parts, it will be necessary to investigate whether this case has a relationship with HONDA's fuel pumps.

    • Aug 23, 2019 ODD 43948km First Exchange
    • Apr 4, 2020 ODD 62142km Second exchange. Tank seal processing
    • June 26, 2020 ODD 62700km Third exchange. Breakdown at travel destination
    • Sep 2,2020 ODD 67960km Filter cleaning (article photo). Current

    It's only 5000km :muutt
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  16. TETSUHIRO

    TETSUHIRO Adventurer

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    Let's raise the mood in the beautiful scenery in JAPAN! :-)
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    4y ago 2016 My AT ride
    and now
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  17. Blaise W

    Blaise W Long timer Supporter

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    Have I set the record? Maybe so....

    I picked up my 2019 ATAS this past Saturday and it had 27 miles on the odometer. Evidently Honda does some testing occasionally and mileage up to the 40's or may be 50 is allowable as "new". The bike now has 86 miles showing, and will not start. Back to the dealer with it. They are pretty sure it's the clogged filter problem. So, I got almost6 60 miles out of it before failure. Grrrrrrrrr
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  18. redneckmech

    redneckmech No burrito left behind!

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    Pretty sure that is a record... Sounds odd though, most of the ones that have had the issue would still start and run but would have power loss.
    Keep us updated on the status, sorry to hear about the bad luck.
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  19. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    That sucks. So you got rid of your original AT? What dealer did you get your ATAS from?
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  20. Blaise W

    Blaise W Long timer Supporter

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    Oh no, I'm keeping the '16; I just added the Adventure Sports. PM me if you want to know about the dealer. My favorite is in "mountain view", but they didn't have the DCT in a '19.
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