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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    B and B safari. Same one I use. You should see mine... amazing what it's been subjected to and still doing its job. I highly recommend.
  2. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    Thanks
  3. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    It’s official. Forecast was shitty for tomorrow, so I bugged out of work early and picked up my new ride.
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    Buzzed around for about 20 miles before the sun went down and I trailered it home. Seems like a nimble bike... moreso than my 950. Definitely snappy, but that’s what 14 years of technology can do. I was using Urban mode and it had power to spare. Looking forward to full performance testing soon- onroad and off.

    Tonight I wired it up for my heated gear and generally figured out how to make it talk to my phone, helmet, and learned the switches and menus. Haven’t measured sag yet, but I put the forks and shocks at stock settings.

    The salesman mentioned in passing that it has a lithium battery, which requires a special tender. Any info on this? Manual just said a 12v 6ah battery was stock. I should have just pulled it out to confirm while I was messing with the terminals.
  4. Ghostrider.1127

    Ghostrider.1127 Been here awhile

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    Finaly did the front brake conversion with 330 mm discs , m50 calipers and 19x21 master cylinder ,all working properly , unluckily the weather is too bad for further tests at the moment...
    Had to use a special/build microswitch for the master , discs are also made under my measures

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  5. Myers79

    Myers79 Been here awhile

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    Yes, it’s lithium.
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  6. Baldy

    Baldy Founder of ADV Administrator

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    Hey, I'm now working on my long-overdue YouTube review of the loaner I had for two months. Argh, time flies.

    Questions: on the instrument panel, the G button is for gravel mode with the DCT, right? Do we know what it actually does?

    And what is the S button?

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  7. sirvelo

    sirvelo Miles to go before I sleep Supporter

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  8. Ghostrider.1127

    Ghostrider.1127 Been here awhile

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    G= gravel mode only for DCT
    Do not be comfuse , there is a gravel mode for the RBW system but this one is for DCT system.
    Will complete disingage the clutch early to avoid spinning or will slip more longer ; that´s depend on the throttle opening

    S= suspension setting H is for HARD S for soft and so on , only for EERA
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  9. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    The real shakedown ride today revealed that this is an impressive bike. Rode wet gravel roads in GRAVEL mode, 2-track right-of-ways (my off-road playground/testing area), paved backroads in URBAN mode, and highway in TOURING mode. Off-road, I found that the OFF-ROAD mode was inadequate and I clicked over to User2 which had more engine braking. Gravel mode let’s me step out the rear a bit, but not too much. Felt more comfortable on gravel with street tires than I did at equivalent speeds on my 950 with knobby tires. Bike felt planted on curvy backroads in Urban mode.

    Touring mode is a rocket ship.:ricky I was inadvertently banging off the rev limiter when I realized I can’t ride it in the same rev range as my 950. Also, I flamed out twice off-road because I failed to slip the clutch (I’m used to my 950’s rekluse). Once was in a water crossing where I had to do some gymnastics to keep from dropping the bike when my right boot went in a shin-deep hole after stalling. :fpalm Second time was going too slow up a rock ledge.
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  10. Baldy

    Baldy Founder of ADV Administrator

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    Ah! Thanks.
  11. Ghostrider.1127

    Ghostrider.1127 Been here awhile

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    if you need more infos i must have somewhere the PDF from press test/presentation (or if you need the workshop manual)
  12. InedibleRider

    InedibleRider Adventurer

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    Thats a hell of a break in ;)
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  13. Ghostrider.1127

    Ghostrider.1127 Been here awhile

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  14. Myers79

    Myers79 Been here awhile

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    Ghostrider.1127 Been here awhile

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    Yes , was presented aswel this morning , it´s a simply update for the MID

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  16. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    So this happened automatically when you initialized the bike? I’m an iOS guy, so it doesn’t affect me, but curious.
  17. Myers79

    Myers79 Been here awhile

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    Wow! Over the air update?!?!
  18. Myers79

    Myers79 Been here awhile

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    Me too, but it’s still really cool.
  19. windowto

    windowto Long timer

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  20. windowto

    windowto Long timer

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    You download to USB stick and then update the bike from there.
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