Africa Twin Farkle Fest with Pictures

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

  1. ski-line900

    ski-line900 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I wonder if you could plumb it with the camel tank. 8 1/2 gallons would be sweet.
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  2. twistedthrottle

    twistedthrottle Been here awhile

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  3. SkipD

    SkipD That looks stickey

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    I dont see why not, you would have to fill with gas in the correct order, maybe start with the lowest tank, the Camel then the main tank then the Nomad and make sure you seal each tank as you go otherwise fuel will just run from the highest tank through the others to the one you dont have a cap on. You would have to make sure the Camel tank filler was sealed well.
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  4. misterk

    misterk Been here awhile Supporter

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    How about cruise control, mccruise works like a champ. Kind of a bugger to install, but instructions are really well done.

    Took me about 12 hours. 4 hours of actual work, 8 hours looking for tools and screws I laid down and couldn’t find

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  5. Smittyrunner

    Smittyrunner Been here awhile

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    Well I mounted up this 1400 pelican on the Africa twin. I mounted it to a perun moto rack ended up using autofab fender washers sense I have a bunch laying around.
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  6. Black99S

    Black99S Been here awhile

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    Black seat? tell me more.
  7. Smittyrunner

    Smittyrunner Been here awhile

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    It is the seat concepts rally seat. The rear is just the cover you can purchase along with the front seat.

    It's very comfortable but it is taller then stock but it ain't that bad.
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  8. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Solid black REALLY looks good!
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  9. Smittyrunner

    Smittyrunner Been here awhile

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    Thank you I agree.
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  10. MarkH67

    MarkH67 Been here awhile

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    I have solid black with red piping on my Sargent seat, but I could have selected black piping or no piping. I have ridden over 8 hours a day for three days in a row without a sore butt, thanks to my Sargent seat.
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  11. Black99S

    Black99S Been here awhile

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    You have your seat in the low position - Seat Concepts website says the Rally is 1" taller at the front - do you notice the height difference over stock?
    The stitching on your seat is markedly different from Seat Concepts website pictures - do you have the carbon fibre sides and gripper top? Maybe the website pics are for all vinyl seats.
    Black looks much better than red - my seat is slowly turning pink... TLDR-1.jpg TLDR-2.jpg
  12. Smittyrunner

    Smittyrunner Been here awhile

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    Yes my seat is in the low seat position. I dont seem to notice the height difference at all. To be honest it seems a bit easier to touch because the seat seems to be skinnier.

    I have the gripper top and carbon sides. I can get more pictures of the stitching later if you would like.
  13. schaffer40

    schaffer40 I look lived in.....

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    Very nice looking bike!
  14. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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  15. Greg the pole

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

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    good seat indeed!
    I don't get tired on it on long days. A big plus is I actually use the whole seat. Dosen't lock you in.
    On a side note, i got the foam and cover from SC and my seat guy said it was hard work. Lots of streching/heating.
    Seat Concepts Front Foam & Cover Kit (Rally) for Africa Twin 16-19
    Cover Type: Carbon Fiber Sides/Gripper Top - Black Stitching
    Rider Weight: Fluffy. I'm not fat, I'm fluffy!

    [​IMG]
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  16. Smittyrunner

    Smittyrunner Been here awhile

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    Just to add to this.

    I did install the foam and cover my self imo it wasn't really that bad but I did heat up the cover to make it easier to work with. And the rear seat is just the cover.
  17. Greg the pole

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

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    i must have got the long weekend seat! :D
  18. ski-line900

    ski-line900 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Need to spring for the matching rear seat cover! ;)
  19. Greg the pole

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

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    nah...i don't have the budget, or need
    It's usually covered by something..either a bag, or camping gear.
  20. HerrDeacon

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    Finished making and then mounted a rear rack. Made it out of some scrap 5 mm aluminum and as you can see I borrowed some design cues from a few different production racks. Only have a few holes drilled in it so far to mount my larger Pelican but will cut a few more larger holes to lighten it a bit (physically and visually) after I purchase and mount a smaller Pelican for day-to-day riding. Looking to get a 1400 like @Smittyrunner has on his bike. Should come in handy.

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