2020+ CRF 1100L Africa Twin Owners Thread

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

  1. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    The Africa Twin handled Titus Canyon in Death Valley easily. It was very planted even in some of the loose sections. Also stopped to see the Mustangs just east of Ridgecrest. Rode about 950 miles in four days and this bike is comfortable both off and on road. Really enjoying riding it.

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  2. markinthailand

    markinthailand Long timer

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    For those of you who ride two up, how does your pillion like it?
  3. slipknot

    slipknot Hello Girls

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    I can't answer that yet as I just brought home a new '21 ATAS but I met a couple that had taken an AT around the US, 6000 miles, and the young lady said it was comfortable. And the seat was factory and not modified.
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  4. NextTime

    NextTime Been here awhile

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    For those who have take in their 2020 AF adv ES Sport for the fuel tank/filter recall, Does your bike have more vibrations? It feels more vibey in the handle bars and a bit louder after the recall. Not sure how the fuel tank flush and filter change could do this but it seems different. FYI - It's already had it first service by same dealership.
  5. windowto

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    If it's louder, I'd suspect intake air leak...
  6. Myers79

    Myers79 Been here awhile

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    Mine is exactly the same as it was. I’ve had the tank off myself, and I don’t remember having to mess with the intake, although it sounds like that’s your possible issue. Also possible that they didn’t plug an Evap line back in or something.
  7. lukasteam

    lukasteam Life is beautiful !!! Supporter

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    Guys anybody coming off 2nd gen Yamaha Super Tenere ? I would like to hear your experiences and comparisons . Currently I have 2017 Super Tenere ES and It's ok after all the mods I have done to fit my 6'3" long inseam frame : custom seat that moved me and passenger up and further back , Heli bar raisers with Protaper ADV handle bars , lower foot pegs , wind deflectors etc. Ergonomically now it's very comfy , but it has the worst fueling I have ever experienced . I re-flashed the ECU added a bunch of mods and IMO it's still leaves a lot to be desired .
    Like I mentioned I'd like to hear what other folks that used to own Super Tenere and now ride CRF 1100 preferably Adventure Sports ES manual have to say ?
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  8. InedibleRider

    InedibleRider Adventurer

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    The wife has been on the stock AS pillion seat for about 8000km on and off road. Zero complaints about comfort. She has started refusing to get off for photos, so it must be pretty decent back there.
    We are both 6' tall.

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  9. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    I'm ready for a new set of tires for my 2020 AT standard. What tires are all of you using?
  10. Myers79

    Myers79 Been here awhile

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    I’m running the Motoz TractionatorGPS front and rear on mine. They have performed very well, but the front is a little buzzy. Not bad enough to change, but it’s there. Front still twitchy in sand, but that’s probably the weight of the bike and my lack of skill. You might want to give the Tractionator Adventure a shot if you’re doing more off road.
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  11. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    GPS is what I’m gonna install sometime soon. Used them on my 950 and they were great tires.
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  12. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    Did my 600 mile oil change today. And discovered the fucking fork seals are leaking. :fpalm

    Also installed a skid plate that I took a risk on via eBay (LINK). Looks nice and fits ok. Provides all the coverage I was hoping for. Looks absolutely huge next to the stock belly pan.
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    A couple downsides- I innocently assumed it was powder coated. It’s painted, therefore, it might look like ass once I’ve accumulated enough scratches and rock chips. But, the alternative was bare aluminum, so I figure I can always strip the paint if it might improve the appearance. The fitment was pretty good, but not perfect. That’s my consistent experience with skid plates, so it didn’t concern me.

    Clearance was a bit uncomfortably tight here against the header, so I added a washer under each of the front mounting bolts.
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    Also, the skid came with two brackets that apparently hook to some crash bars that I don’t have, a cute header guard that I’m not gonna install, and all the stickers, which I won’t use either.
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    Conclusion- seems well made and was a great price compared to others. I negotiated and got it shipped from Turkey for $240. :deal
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  13. markinthailand

    markinthailand Long timer

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    We're currently on Rally Raided CB500X, and my wife finds her knees ache after awhile. How is the leg room for the pillion? Comfy for someone 6' is great.
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    Ghostrider.1127 Been here awhile

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  15. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    First overnighter on the bike. Had to get creative in tying down the duffel. BA6D7540-0474-466B-866E-51398CF72C19.jpeg

    I didn’t think it was possible for me to ride 2.5h in one direction in Oklahoma and never leave fog. Joined my buds at Little Sahara State Park for some dunes on the 400EXC.
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  16. InedibleRider

    InedibleRider Adventurer

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    The wife is all leg and I haven't heard anything about knee pain.
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  17. murdock2002

    murdock2002 Been here awhile

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    I watched it this afternoon - really great review, very well done!
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  18. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    A bit of detail on my improvised tie-downs on the base manual.

    When you buy a top rack, the two side bolts near the tail light get replaced with standoffs (according to a couple of install vids I’ve watched). Therefore, I knew this was a robust place to tie something. I happened to have a grab strap from Touratech that was originally on my G450X. It provided just the trick, but a few M8 bolts, spacers, and washers would have done the same. Looped the Rox straps around the spacers for the rear attachment point. For the front, I basically looped under the under seat subframe and put the loop around the tab for the low seat position. Sorry I didn’t get a pic of this. I hope it makes sense.

    this held a large duffel on the pillion seat comfortably.
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  19. BikeRiderOH

    BikeRiderOH Been here awhile

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    Surprisingly, my spouse loves the stock seat. Your experience might be different but I'm happy that I don't have to upgrade it!!
  20. BikeRiderOH

    BikeRiderOH Been here awhile

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    I have a 2020 base AT. Couple of questions: when riding 2-up, what suspension settings should I be changing? I'd like to get a taller seat and could order custom but wondered if anyone has experience with the Honda tall seat? How much taller is is?

    Thanks in advance!