Africa Twin Farkle Fest with Pictures

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by NoVa Rider, May 26, 2016.

  1. PhaseShifter

    PhaseShifter Been here awhile

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    Thanks for posting!
    recently ordered a set of bags too and want to fit them on my SW-Motech rack
    How do you want to fix the allu-plates in the bags and where did you had the parts made?
    thanks for reply!
  2. DaCaton

    DaCaton Reckless

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    Getting to where I like my bike.

    I got bumot panniers, Outback Mototrek crashbars and skid plate, touratech seat, Ram Mount phone holder, and double take mirrors

    I got the lower engine guard waiting to be thrown on, but I’m missing some of the bolts. Also have 2 Baja Designs squadron pro lights, but I need to get mounts for them. I have a bumot top case on order, a rear brake reservoir, and rugged roads side stand foot enlarged waiting to be installed. Also got bark busters on backorder.

    I’m trying to find a way to mount an aluminum mesh headlight guard without interfering with my crashbars. Anybody know of anything?
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  3. Greg the pole

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

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    my buddy designed them on CADD, and has them cut at his local supplier. He then welds some pieces together, and makes the whole thing slide on to the existing pins on the rack. I'll post pictures once I get them in a week or so
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  4. PhaseShifter

    PhaseShifter Been here awhile

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    Thanks Greg, great idea !
    As for the CADdesign: maybe you can post the " .dxf" file somewhere here, so we/i can have them cut-out here at the local metalcutter-workshop?
  5. Greg the pole

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

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    I can certainly ask. there's some welding involved FYI.
  6. PhaseShifter

    PhaseShifter Been here awhile

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    Alu welding is no problem, co-worker has skills !
  7. soren_dk

    soren_dk Long timer

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    I'm looking at fender eliminators/raiser-kits.

    There's a set by Altrider here which looks very nice but a little expensive at $326
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    Rugged Roads also does one here (smaller and fixed) which looks a bit naff (to me anyway), but only £85 -- probably not compatible with upper crash bars (like TTs) and doesn't eliminate the OEM fender.
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    There is a Tusk fender kit here which looks okay ($239).
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    There is one from Camel Adv here at $249 which also looks nice
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    However - looks are one thing, but does anyone have experience (or just an opinion) on quality and features?

    Are there any other options out there I have missed?
  8. moparren

    moparren Been here awhile

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    Since you asked for opinions - One of the things I like about the Twin is that it doesn't have that stupid Advbike beak that BMW made popular. So please for the love of all things moto, don't get one of those ugly ass things!

    Just my opinion. :beer

    Edit to add that I did do a fender lift after eating mud because the front wheel locked up due to mid packing. There are a few kits out there, I made my own. Mostly because I'm a cheap bastard.
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  9. soren_dk

    soren_dk Long timer

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    Fair play to you :D
  10. 1litre

    1litre In over my head

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    I toast and celebrate your cheapness
  11. Sailor Jack

    Sailor Jack Been here awhile

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    Camel ADV unit is the bomb- overbuilt, easy to install and certainly the nicest of the group. Get the Camel ADV unit and a KTM SM fender for $30 and you won't regret it
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  12. mapmaker

    mapmaker I like dirt Supporter

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    Aux lights, act like ditch lights for lateral light. Head light is bright enough up front. Everything I tried was still getting micro buffeting. Cut the Puig sport screen down 4 inches. Perfect, no buffeting. That left the corners of the screen mount sticking up. Said to self, that could put out an eye. Got the saws all out. Then I thought, I’ve done this before, high mount ditch lights. The ATK had them, GS had them. Here they are on the Twin. The on/off switch is on the fake tool carrier. In that box I have a jump cable that plugs and plays with the aux lights. Disconnect the lights, plug in the jumper from the solar panel battery in the top box.

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  13. skybo1

    skybo1 Been here awhile Supporter

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    AGREE
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  14. 97707

    97707 Go Long Supporter

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    Someone is making a beak you can add to your AT? :rofl:rofl

    I always thought those things look ridiculous and worse than useless on a BMW. And they got to be stupid big. Why ever would you want to copy that mistake onto your AT?

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  15. soren_dk

    soren_dk Long timer

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    Taste is a difficult thing to account for:

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  16. OnOff

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    Nice lookin tank, but MAN are they pricey at $450+!!! I've got a rotopax mount inside my side rack for an extra gallon. For $30 I can strap a gas can onto my seat or rear rack!
  17. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    I have the camel kit on mine.Top notch product with high end HEL brake lines.Have a black 2000 yz fender on mine.
  18. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    What fork guards did you go with?
  19. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    Ktm,i think they are for a 80.I got the ones in the instructions.Found some white ones on close out for 10 bucks and wrapped them with 3m carbon.The 20190711_204019.jpg black ones were 30 bucks and a lot of money for 2 little pieces of plastic.
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  20. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    I got a set of the Acerbis that were recommended but they don't cover the leg very well. They kind of slant out a little.