Africa Twin Farkle Fest with Pictures

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

  1. Greg the pole

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

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    2 to 1 should be doable.
    Yes and an easy tire to install.
    Tubes suck. This is my third rear on outex, 2nd front on the outex. Zero issues with all three brand tires (OEM dunslps, E07, 804/085)
    16k km on the outex, zero issues. I do have 21/18 tubes on long trips in the tool tube, in case I have a very large dent in the rims.
    https://thetenerist.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/honda-africa-twin-outex-install/
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  2. Greg the pole

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

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    Thanks!
    this one is better. And no they don't do well in snow!
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  3. Nihon Newbie

    Nihon Newbie Weirdo

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    Thanks! For $90 they sure seem to bring a lot of bang for the buck. The only thing is I wish the bar clamp portion was hinged or could articulate somehow. Can't seem to get them just how I want them, but whatever, they'll surely do the trick. I really like how well they keep the wind off my hands.
  4. Dillo

    Dillo Almost Awesome

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  5. SkipD

    SkipD That looks stickey

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  6. ski-line900

    ski-line900 Been here awhile Supporter

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  7. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Looks pretty cool. Over 2 gallons. I
    have sent them a couple of questions. This might be a good option for 2018+ bikes where the Camel extra tank won't work.
    https://www.nomadtanks.com.au/product/tank-no-12-8-5-litres/
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  8. gzrglyde

    gzrglyde Been here awhile

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    Has anyone installed Grip Puppy on an Africa Twin? The grips on my AT seem way too small a diameter, I would prefer more beefy grips... Glenn
  9. Veetwin

    Veetwin Been here awhile

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    Yes I have them fitted, feel good to me and the heated grips work with them on.
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  10. gzrglyde

    gzrglyde Been here awhile

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    Sweet! I am ordering...they are on sale now at ADVDepot
  11. antwon412

    antwon412 Been here awhile

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    Amazon has them as well. End up being the same price and you’d have them next day....
  12. Muddler

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  13. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    That's a question I asked the vendor. Can you pull the tank, cap the line running to the main tank and get on with your business?
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  14. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Vendor response. Looks like $365 shipped to the US, or at least to my location in the US if my conversion is correct.

    Hi,
    Regarding the auxiliary tank for the Africa Twin, does the fuel get drained
    from this tank prior to the main tank fuel being used? Can the extra tank
    be removed while leaving the extra line, capped off, running to the main
    tank still connected? Can you tell me what the costs of the tank is shipped
    to the US?
    Thanks for your time,
    -Me

    Yes the fuel from the rear tank is drawn through into the main
    tank as you use the fuel from the main tank, The main tank will continue to
    breathe through the rear tank after it's empty. We supply a breather
    extension to bring the original breather out under the main seat. When you
    remove the Nomad ( 3 Bolts ) you simply disconnect the fuel delivery from
    the Nomad and connect the original breather. All done under the main seat.
    The tank is $449AUD + $76.90AUD postage to the States. You can order through
    the Nomad tanks web site.
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  15. yokesman

    yokesman Long timer

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    A rotopax 1.75 gal can easily be added on the left side by moving the rack out abit.
    Much cheaper n can be added with a siphon hose if required. Sometbing I dont want.
  16. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Not everyone has or wants a rack.
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    Sounds pretty good to me
  18. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    I finally pulled the trigger on the happy trails rack, panniers, and am getting the fuel rotopax and mount to the inside of the left side rack. I don't run into many range issues here in wnc, but water can be an issue when I'm camping. Of course there's plenty around to boil or filter, but I may consider this, it looks like a great option, I could then use a water rotopax on the rack.... Or toolbox. Thanks for sharing the info swimmer.
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  19. SkipD

    SkipD That looks stickey

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    Yes it does but they supply quick disconnect connectors for the vent and fuel line so when you want to take off the extra tank you just undo the tank mounting bolts (3) install the original seat with two of those bolts and connect the main tank breather back to the original in bike tube using the connectors.
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  20. SkipD

    SkipD That looks stickey

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    Original install you have to install new bracket at back of passenger seat about 3-4 mins using bracket and bolts they supply.
    You also have to lift main tank and put on connections to original breather and tank vent. If you have not done this before this would be about an hour. If you have its about 30 mins.

    Changing from Seat to Tank or Tank to Seat
    Once you have everything setup changing from having the seat on and changing to the extra tank or vise versa takes exactly the same time as taking that back seat on and off. Its a very quick process less than 5 mins start to finish. The connectors they supply are the quick disconnect type so even if there is fuel in the rear tank you can break the connection and lift off the tank without spilling any fuel.
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