Africa Twin Farkle Fest with Pictures

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by NoVa Rider, May 26, 2016.

  1. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer Supporter

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    If this hasn't already been done, please add your farkles with pictures, so others can know how to do it!

    Here's my contribution, courtesy of JVB. Givi E251 Universal Mounting Plate, for a Givi or JC Whitney Givi knock-off. . .. http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...product&kwd=&gclid=CPjZucOP-cwCFYwfhgodnqQEIA

    Tools and parts:
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    By substituting washers up top where shown and the filler spacers used underneath no mods to the plate were required:
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    JVB wizardry (this took all of 3 minutes):
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    Finishing plate installed:
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  2. Marcham

    Marcham Been here awhile

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    I don't know if I'm more jealous of your garage or AT!

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  3. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer Supporter

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    That's JVB's. He shoots the BMW repair DVDs. I'm trying to coax him to the light. . .. :rofl :rofl :rofl
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  4. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Very nice bike, one of the first built!

    A couple of my photos!

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  5. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer Supporter

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  6. windblown101

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    Yeah... but can you flat foot it? :)
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  7. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer Supporter

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    Yepppers. With the seat on high. . .. :lol3

    Having watched you jump my G450X into a field reminiscent of the Steve McQueen scene in "The Great Escape", I believe that you would enjoy this ride. . ..

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  8. Mrob

    Mrob Been here awhile

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    Got the Bumot cases installed this afternoon. They turned out nice. This will make morning commutes a bit easier for sure as I can now lose the backpack. Plus with the internal bags, my work stuff can get packed and taken right into the office straight of the cases. Extremely easy to take off as well.

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  9. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    I've been eyeballing the AT hard for a while now. I like a LOT of what Honda has done with this bike and I have no doubt it's better off-road than my Tiger 800XC. But.... It's still 500+ lbs to pick up once it hits the ground so I'm not sure it will be a good long term solution for me. The Tiger is getting tough to pick up. I may have to move to something lighter next year.
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  10. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    Nice writeup. I would be very wary of having that kind of plate overhang as it could eventually crack unless you pack very lightly and don't hit a lot of bumps. Don't ask me how I know.... :augie
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  11. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    Here is my SW-Motech setup.

    The aluminum rack mounts to the Honda rear carrier.

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    Then you can add whatever attachments plates you want to serve your needs. They can be changed in seconds thanks for the quick release system.

    I bought three plates: a Monokey, a Monolock and extended rack.

    I use the big Monokey case for commuting.

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    The Monolock case weighs a lot less, I use it for day trips when I don't need much capacity.

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    The extended rack is good for trips that involve dirt as it makes mounting a soft bag easy.

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    Like this rack bag.

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  12. daninghram

    daninghram Doesn't give a duck.

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    Anyone have a quality throttle lock? What is the nicest center stand?
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  13. krussell

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    Was out in the garage thinking about how I'd mount my GPS and it occurred to me that I had a Gadget Guy Base Plate II leftover from my Super Tenere that might 'just work.' I dug it out of the stuff drawer and did some eyeballing and figured it was more or less perfect. I pulled the windshield off, mounted it up, and it's great. Rock solid, perfect location. On thing to note, previously mentioned elsewhere, is that when you remove the windshield you remove the top screws, loosen the bottom, and then slide the windshield down so you can pull from the bottom. Need to work out the wiring, but thinking about what I'll do for the entire bike, not just the GPS.

    The Gadget Guy bracket is just under $100, but very nicely made. http://gpsforless.stores.yahoo.net/baseplatei.html

    Here are some pictures of the install...

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  14. Weevrider

    Weevrider Been here awhile

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    That gps setup looks very clean. I like.
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  15. speednjoe

    speednjoe Farkles Fear Me

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    This is great krussell! I've been scouring the forum looking for a sanitary way to mount my Montana to that bar. Here it is! Silver DCT #000156.
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  16. JimVonBaden

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  17. waldrtw

    waldrtw Been here awhile

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    Some pictures of the New Touratech ZEGA Pro Pannier system installed on my Africa Twin. Thank you Touratech for the quick delivery to get ready for my trip across TN this weekend. I also just put on Kenda Big Blocks.
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  18. MrTwister1

    MrTwister1 Things that can kill me, make me feel alive.

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    [​IMG]So far I have the SWMOTECH side racks, TKC80 front, and Motoz Tractionator rear tires installed.
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  19. SkipD

    SkipD That looks stickey

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    The Motoz fronts work real good too, I would say better than the TKC80 and bigger centre blocks they seem to last a good distance with good wet grip, not sure if they come in hot and cold compounds we only get the hot compound we dont have that white stuff you have.
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  20. MrTwister1

    MrTwister1 Things that can kill me, make me feel alive.

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    I tried to get one and the earliest I could find one in the states was end of August.
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