Africa Twin CRF1000L suspension

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by uk_mouse, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    You will need to switch to a master cylinder with smaller piston for single disc.With stock master will be like pulling on a chunk of wood.
  2. madafakinges

    madafakinges SUPERENDURO

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    I already use simgle disc with cb500x master cylinder,but i dont like them, i will find brembo from ktm 690 smc, or similar.


    I spoke with my suspension guy, he said we can make shorter travel and leave the same lenght or any difrent. At first i will do swap, shims, and breake adapter then send ti to him to proper setting.
    Im thinkin about 260-270mm of travel:D
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  3. MillennialFalcon

    MillennialFalcon Improvement starts with self

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    What would it take to get 310 mm in the back? Custom shock? If you follow the T7 thread, I'm one of those "completely insane" guys who wants MX suspension on these bikes so that I can, you know, do what they do in the marketing campaigns instead of settling for the Starbucks reality most these boomers are buying these bikes for.
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  4. 97707

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    If you document everything you do to make this conversion work, it will be valuable information to those who follow your example.

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  5. madafakinges

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    I think itsn not posible, rear linkage will not take much longer shock than ATAS one. I think 260 is max you can use on back.
    http://www.mupo.it/product/2/0/266/cr-1
    270mm on front 260 on back it will be more than enought:jkam
  6. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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    Nice pics.
    Yes the ohs are stiffer. Not the perfect fork when used hard. I'm over 10k km now with the ohs. Will do a winter tear down and update on internal going ons
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  7. Lost Cartographer

    Lost Cartographer Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Does anyone have the eye-to-eye length of the ATAS rear shock?

    Thanks.
  8. Motociclo

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    402mm
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  9. madafakinges

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    IMG_20190915_152741.jpg
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  10. madafakinges

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    Its look completly the same, ATAS have 7mm longer storke and longer spring, thats all.
    395mm vs. 402mm
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  11. Merlin44

    Merlin44 XR400R & Africa Twin Supporter

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    Something I never noticed before while riding.
    Week long trip last week. Had a little off-road, lot of highway, in West Texas.
    While on the highway, about 75 mph, I noticed the upper and lower triples were not aligned with each other. Figured I'd loosen everything and retighten at the end of the day.
    When I stopped, there wasn't any misalignment.
    I had already changed the springs for Cogent. And used the reduced torque on the lower clamps.
    Can't imagine this twisting is good for the tubes.
    Had not heard anyone say anything about this until just a few posts back.
    Anything to do to keep this from happening besides better forks?
  12. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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  13. Merlin44

    Merlin44 XR400R & Africa Twin Supporter

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    Thanks. Greg. I've read that one, too. I also used the SKF seals when I changed oil and put in the Cogent springs. Didn't revalve. Maybe next time. Just rotated stock tubes and took it on a week long trip. Wasn't bad. Still adjusting. Your videos were extremely helpful. Thanks for that.
  14. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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    glad to hear it. I'm not sure if rotating the tubes will make it worse, as now the bushing will have more worn coating to get over..who knows.
  15. Motociclo

    Motociclo Long timer Supporter

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    Have been spending time, too much time looking at 2020 AT forks.
    From what I can see, they are the same forks as the current ATAS.
    I am chasing up part numbers. Hopefully have something soon.
    I seriously doubt that they would be anything different than what I mentioned. Naturally many of the ES models internals will be different.
  16. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Thanks man. I have decided to hold off on my upgrade till this is all known.
  17. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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    yeah..but the 2020 has apple car play, so you can distract yourself by watching pornography while riding...:flush
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  18. Motociclo

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    That sounds good. At least 1 fork leg will be stiff!!!!
  19. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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    that's a kick stand, not a fork leg:1drink
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  20. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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    All dick jokes aside.
    honda is putting lipstick on the pig (forks) by distracting potential buyers with apple car play. I personally do not give a rat's ass about the electronics added to the 2020.
    If they put in a 48mm fork...with decent rebuildable internals...then ya maybe.
    Another thing too...why the actual F. does the AT need wheelie control? even if they boost the power by 2 to 5% its not putting down enough juice to need wheelie control. It's not an aprilia RSV4. Again more distractions.
    OOOOO...it needs wheelie control, because it wheelies like a mad man...nope...it doesn't. More lipstick.
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