Africa Twin Farkle Fest with Pictures

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

  1. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman Back in Black!

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    I wanted one of those but they are out of stock.

    Did you have to use the shim kit?
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  2. krussell

    krussell Gravel Warrior Supporter

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    Shims were not required.
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  3. arrcrussell

    arrcrussell Gimme Dirt

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    Mounted the NavIV GPS from my sold GSA. Had to use a piece of rubber radiator hose to make up for the smaller diameter bar.
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  4. krussell

    krussell Gravel Warrior Supporter

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    Nice. That's not radiator hose, it's proprietary vibration dampening rubber mount!
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  5. Woody469

    Woody469 Been here awhile

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    Ordered this jewel to mount my trusty ole Zumo 550, looks like an awesome mount ant Touratech unfortunately was on a long back order with their units... Gonna couple this with the Touratech locking mount, excited to get the AT all rigged up! Now if Givi would just get those crash bar systems out to us!

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  6. Cycletech

    Cycletech Been here awhile

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    I was not fond of the "extension" on the license plate light, so I removed it. I took the plate bracket and made a mess of it, then welded it back into something usable. Removed the rectangular reflector, and the mickey mouse reflectors. Much nicer to look at in the back now.

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  7. Mrob

    Mrob Been here awhile

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    Mine seems so damn loose that I need to do something with it as well. I was hoping to hold off until someone came out with a nice aftermarket system to clean up the rear a bit.
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  8. Cycletech

    Cycletech Been here awhile

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    I'm sure something will come out soon enough. Until then, this will do. ;)
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  9. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    Nice but you missed a bit under the plate. ;-)

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  10. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    I noticed that as well. Is everyone's loose?
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  11. arrcrussell

    arrcrussell Gimme Dirt

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    Ya, Mine's a bit "floppy" too. ( The plate light, that is! :wink: )
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  12. Capt CF

    Capt CF Pontificating Nobody

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    The bit with the plate light in it? Yep...mine bothers me too.
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  13. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer Supporter

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    Very interesting. Anyone try to get underneath to see if tightening is an option?
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  14. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer Supporter

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  16. mglass

    mglass Adventurer

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    +1 here.

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  17. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    They're made that way on purpose, maybe so they don't break when landing jumps. :D
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  18. CaptnSlo

    CaptnSlo Derelicte

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    Nice new ride, Novarider! I wanna check it out sometime. I've been eyeing the AT hard ever since it was just a wee rumor. I saw two passing by down in NC last weekend, would love to get a closer look.
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  19. Mrob

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    I've only given it really quick look but nothing more to see if it can be tighten up yet. At least it's seems to be "normal".
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  20. mglass

    mglass Adventurer

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    My screws are tight but it's still floppy. I think I'm going to create a foam gasket to throw between to at least keep dirt out.

    - Rock Hard and Ride Easy
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