2020 CRF 1100L Africa Twin Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by Astronutz, Dec 31, 2019.

  1. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Just the ATAS. It's specific to that tank. I've not heard of a single similar issue on the standard.

    This appears to be the best knowledge base regarding the issue I've come across. Anyone who is experiencing the issue, I highly recommend posting in this thread.


    https://www.africatwinforum.com/thr...sports-atas-fueling-tank-issues-merged.35737/


    I'd also advise everyone experiencing this to contact the NHTSA so hopefully honda can get pressured into a recall.
  2. kymbo

    kymbo kymbo

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    G,day all what are you getting in mileage out full tank fuel ,and also has any one purchased standard plastic moulded panniers that direct fit bike.
    And are you happy with fit and quality and by chance doo wee no who makes them for Honda .cheers :-)
  3. sirvelo

    sirvelo Miles to go before I sleep Supporter

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    I generally run either Gravel or Tour mode in S2 setting and get about 530 km to a tank of 87 Octane gas. I went with the OEM aluminum panniers but will probably also get a set of Mosko soft bags in addition to the hard cases.
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  4. kymbo

    kymbo kymbo

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    Cheers for that Sirvelo , i was looking into ally stuff but with tube frame mounting it does look like it sits out fair bit , have u notice wind catching moving you around .
  5. sirvelo

    sirvelo Miles to go before I sleep Supporter

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    Can’t say I noticed any more wind effect after install. Where I live there is a Hwy 22 that heads south to Pincher Creek. It runs about 100 km’s in length and that ride is a real wind tunnel with severe cross winds. They have wind speed warning electronic signs on the north and south entrances so you can chicken out if it’s just too severe. I went through in 80 km cross winds and was at the same severe lean in both cases. Not a factor in my opinion. It was equally butt puckering in both cases.
  6. Myers79

    Myers79 Been here awhile

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    While I have not encountered wind like that yet, I too did not notice any different effects of the OEM aluminum cases on any of my usual rides.
  7. Chief645

    Chief645 Adventurer Supporter

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    I have not taken this bike off road yet, but have read a few articles from cycle magazines where the rider reporting on the DCT transmission said it took some getting used to, but was not difficult to adjust to. I agree with that statement. Also, you can override the automatic feature and shift the gears up or down using the paddle shifters on the left hand grip. When I get the bike back and get a chance to go off road, I'll report back with my impressions.
  8. Chief645

    Chief645 Adventurer Supporter

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    I went with the Touratech engine guard bars and crash bars because of the looong wait to get the Honda bars. The Touratech bars are high quality and look great on the bike.
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  9. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Excellent! Where?
  10. fnatic

    fnatic Been here awhile

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    Good to Know, I have a Standard model..... but i'll still keep it in mind....
  11. Silverback3

    Silverback3 Adventurer

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    Lake Lure, Chimney Rock area. Really like the AT so far. Also got my trusty DR650
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  12. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Wondering where you bought the AT. Hard to find. I’m just down Rt. 9 in SC. New Prospect, 9 & 11.
  13. motocopter

    motocopter Long timer

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    Wondering if you take the DR places you don't take the AT. I let go of an eight month old 690ER for the AT. Haven't been to DV with the AT yet, but Echo Canyon is a place I even got turned around in with the 690ER--so, I would not take the AT there. Maybe if I rode in from the east instead... :hmmmmm
  14. Silverback3

    Silverback3 Adventurer

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    I searched for one for a long time. Finally found this one at Great Western in Statesville.
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  15. Silverback3

    Silverback3 Adventurer

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    Oh yes. AT is for backroads and dirt roads. DR is for the ruff stuff.
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  16. Silverback3

    Silverback3 Adventurer

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    Only problem I got is I can't park my DR650 beside my new AT. The DR tries to hump it. I guess he thinks it's pretty.
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  17. EmmEff

    EmmEff Long timer

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    Same here, except my second bike is a DRZ.
  18. IdealPragmatist

    IdealPragmatist Oxymoronic by definition

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    I realize this is too late in your case (as it was in my case as well) but I'd highly recommend others reading this take proactive steps early on to eliminate the dangerous problem that will result as well as save yourselves the headache of the delay in replacement pumps, injectors, etc. There's quite a bit of detail on this forum about dealing with this issue proactively and it's well worth the effort in my opinion. I get it though, I really do.... it shouldn't be the case that we have to do this, but we do.

    All that said, I'm cognizant of the fact that most probably don't run across the posts in this forum until they've gone searching the web for others having the problem they're already experiencing.
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  19. IdealPragmatist

    IdealPragmatist Oxymoronic by definition

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    My DR was pissed for months. Not to mention the "I told you so" and snickering from it when the AT was down for tank repairs. They've bonded now, it takes time.
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  20. jamboa

    jamboa jamboa

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    That clear plastic screen protector came uninstalled when I bought my 2020 standard. I never bothered to install it. Anybody else installed it?
    Also I have a ad in Parts for a new never installed 2020 AT Camelback ADV bar risers. I ordered them then realized the Rox Risers I took off my Tiger 1200 would fit my AT 1100L
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