Africa Twin Farkle Fest with Pictures

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

  1. Smittyrunner

    Smittyrunner Been here awhile

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    Dude looks bitchen. I like the 1400 its fits everything I need even on day rides. Tool kit spare tube tire changing stuffs and a jump pack.
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  2. HerrDeacon

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    Thanks. I have a 1520 now that I use for camping but its way too large for everyday. Liked the 1400 when I saw it on your bike.
  3. Smittyrunner

    Smittyrunner Been here awhile

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    That's funny I have the 1520 also for bigger trips. I think having both is the way to go. I just to figure out a quick release system so I switch it faster.
  4. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Can you post a side shot showing how far the rack extends off the back?
  5. HerrDeacon

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    Yes, would be perfect with a quick switch system, especially for multiple size boxes.
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  6. HerrDeacon

    HerrDeacon Been here awhile

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  7. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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  8. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    I finally got a good ride in since putting on the happy trail Teton panniers and rack. I really didn't want any, but function and convenience won me over. They worked, bike felt good.... Better than my crap up on the seat. Right now for camping I think I'm going to keep using a drybag strapped on the pillion and rack. Between that and the panniers my setup fits.


    Cowee mountains, Nantahala National Forest

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  9. Getnout

    Getnout Mmmmm, Micro Brews!! Supporter

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    I run a Back Road Equipment set up on mine. Easy on & off. Check it out. Just an idea & may work for ya.

    http://www.backroadequipment.com/

    I'm very pleased
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  10. TrailDust&SaddleLthr

    TrailDust&SaddleLthr Been here awhile

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    I am thinking that it will be my set-up with a 1450 Pelican Case... Perfect size and combination.
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  11. HerrDeacon

    HerrDeacon Been here awhile

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    Will check it out, thanks
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  12. Dillo

    Dillo Almost Awesome

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    I wanted to try some other options so I did this:
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    For the bigger lights I made a bracket to tuck them inside the fairing. It's the same idea as the Touratech light kit (Link) but mine bolts to the inside of the fairing and to the radiator guard (Altrider) whereas the TT one bolts to the inside of the fairing and then has an arm going all the way over to one of the radiator mounting bolts.

    The smaller lights are on a bracket that comes off the lower triple tree fork pinch bolts and then bends inward to tuck the lights behind the fork legs a little bit.

    The big lights are ADVMonster combi-spot beams so I wanted them mounted as high off the ground as possible while still being protected in a drop. The little lights are super wide floodlights from superbrightleds.com that I have pointed off to the side so they light up the road when I'm leaned over in corners and also provide a decent amount of general area light for the sides of the bike.

    I'll try to remember to take a picture of the brackets when I get on the bike to go home today.
  13. MarkH67

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    I've just finished fitting my Camel Toe side stand, definitely stronger than the factory stand.

    Parking side-on to the slope of my driveway with the stand on the down-slope side always seemed dodgy with the stand taking more weight than normal and flexing a bit more than I was comfortable with. When the bike is fully loaded with a bag across the back seat it is hard to mount unless I use the footpeg, putting all my weight on the side-stand side of the bike. These are two good reasons to prefer a stronger side-stand IMO.
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  14. Ian-NH

    Ian-NH Adventurer

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    Just got my AltRider rear rack and Nelson Rigg tail bag in from Revzilla.

    I like this setup far more than having it on my back seat like it was for a couple days.

    I may or may not do side panniers. Next upgrades will probably be the AltRider high front fender and some TKC80's.

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  15. Greg the pole

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

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  16. Getnout

    Getnout Mmmmm, Micro Brews!! Supporter

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  17. Greg the pole

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

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    lol...yep...but they are not in my hands...150k away one way. You will get the experienced set!:D
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  18. Greg the pole

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

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    Good news @Getnout .
    Your wrenches are in the mail. Snail mail so no tracking!.
    Holler when they show up!
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  19. Getnout

    Getnout Mmmmm, Micro Brews!! Supporter

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    Thanks buddy. In the bag and on the Oregon BDR they will go :clap
    I'll drop ya a quick bend of the ear when they show.
  20. Greg the pole

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

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