2018-2019 Africa Twin Adventure Sports

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

  1. ArmoredVeh

    ArmoredVeh Adventurer

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    This might sound like a dumb question but I can’t seem to find a definitive answer: does the North American AT or ATAS have self-canceling turn signals? A leftover 2019 AT is on my short now that it’s more affordable
  2. playinatwork

    playinatwork Been here awhile

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    My 2018 ATAS does not have self cancelling turn signals. I run out of blinker fluid often.
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  3. Owen Snell

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    Are you sure, mine does?
  4. Olde Phart

    Olde Phart Olde Phart

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    Not for US models for reasons unknown to me as it was supposed to be available starting in '18 and was splashed about in all of the marketing PR material ...

    Good mysteries to ya!
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  5. Todd157k

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    No.
  6. Owen Snell

    Owen Snell Been here awhile

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    OK, other side of the pond unexplained differences.
  7. sheath

    sheath Been here awhile

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    The Self Canceling turn signal law is to save Brit's and Europeans from American tourists.
    We either fail to use them completely, or don't bother to turn them back off.
    Sooner or later we'll be turning that direction again anyway...
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  8. playinatwork

    playinatwork Been here awhile

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    Surely it is a computer setting that could be changed. Being a luddite I have no clue how to do it but I'd sure like to stop running out of blinker fluid. I'd like to have self cancelling turn signals. Like Olde Phart said, it was advertised as having them.
  9. OldManSandman

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  10. DCTFAN

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  11. Flying Frisian

    Flying Frisian Born to Ride Supporter

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  12. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN 2019 CRF1000LD | 2016 CRF1000LD | Supporter

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    I've got no "horse in the race" but it irks my Honda guts that they don't take care of customers.
    Meanwhile, the H-cars get recalls for the littlest tidbits. :)
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  13. sheath

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    Agreed. Currently my '18 ATAS is running perfect, but that doesn't mean it won't eventually have the same issue. My goal this winter is to add the Guglatech filter. That will take care of the pump and injector, and any bad decisions I make for fuel stops... lol
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  15. sheath

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    Could be only the top 1% of North Americas greatest minds bought an '18-'20 Africa Twin Adventure Sport.

    Wait... I bought one, which completely disproves that theory. :muutt

    Somewhere I read there have been a total of 87,000 Africa Twins produced world wide.
    Pretty sure that was on the internet, so we can take that as gospel.
    That makes 3% of total sales being '18-'20 Adventure Sports. That seems low to me too.
    I wonder if it takes into account the bikes that have already had approved warranty work done covering the campaign?
  16. Nomadic_adv

    Nomadic_adv Been here awhile

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    What a joke from Honda.

    While under warranty they've been replacing ATAS fuel pumps + filters + injectors and "cleaning" the tank.

    Now that Honda is forced to recall, they are only "cleaning" tanks and replacing fuel filters to get out on the cheap. This is not a resolution to the flaking fuel tank, fuel filter, fuel pump and injector contamination issue and I have zero confidence in Honda going forward.

    I won't even bother with the recall to avoid having my ATAS in unknown dealer mechanic hands + associated downtime and stick with my tank cleaning, Guglatech fuel pump filter sock, aftermarket Quantum fuel pump and rebuilt injectors - no thanks to Honda and not spending another dime with them.

    I'd urge everyone with an ATAS to let NHTSA know this is not acceptable resolution.
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  17. sheath

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    Folks who have had this performed already, and have had a repeat failure, would be the group that the NHTSA would listen to.

    2022 KTM comes out with a 500CC twin ADV. That just might be my next bike. :-)
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  18. Nomadic_adv

    Nomadic_adv Been here awhile

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    Thanks for speaking on behalf of the NHTSA. :thumb

    Norden 901 for me.
  19. sheath

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    Looking forward to a ride report on that one! :-)

    I thought real serious about that bike. I had a '19 FE501, which was great except for the screw up on the Magura clutch (neither side would cop to who created the issue, but Husky dealers stepped up to the plate to resolve).
    I think there are going to be some pretty happy campers with the Norden.

    I'm hoping the twin 500cc KTM will be kind of that "unicorn" of light weight off road fun, with enough street manners to do a 200 mile day on the road. That's a huge stretch for any bike, but KTM seems to be able to make magic happen.
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  20. Nomadic_adv

    Nomadic_adv Been here awhile

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    Not right away, maybe wait for a low mileage used one.

    The KTM 500 twin will be interesting, though brings back too many memories of the Aprilia 450 / 550 twin engines.
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