Africa Twin Farkle Fest with Pictures

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

  1. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    I did plan to adapt ones with more coverage but never got around to it.These have worked good the last 2 years.
  2. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    A couple put these on their ATs for long distance riding - they just completed the IBR. Apparently the tanks stop working at ambient temperatures above about 85F. That temperature is possible where I am at for about half the year so, while I would be willing to spend the money for this tank, only being able to use it half the year rules it out for me.
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    I'll be in Toronto in september/october ... I'll be ordering the Camel set for delivery while I'm there (save me some import tax and stuff).
  4. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    These guys could not even spell “Performance” correctly.

  5. mapmaker

    mapmaker I like dirt Supporter

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    High fender do it yourself thing. Long bolt through the steering stem. Rubber mounted with a long flat steel washer underneath. Fork seal gators and lower fork guards. Right brake eliminated. New stiikers .

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  6. 97707

    97707 Go Long Supporter

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    Can't say I've seen that type of fork gaiter before. Works good?

    What's the thinking behind eliminating the right brake?

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  7. Lear60man

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    I just finished doing the full meal deal from Outback Motortek. The instructions are lacking. I hate to break it to you, but I think you are going to re install the lower mount to install the lower guards. I could be wrong as I started with the lowers then mid then uppers. I ended up chucking out some of the bolts as they were weren't playing nicely. BTW, Testors (model paint) bright white is a perfect mix to touch up scratches.....dont ask.

    Sooooo.......I found the largest GPS known to man in the garage and mounted it with some anti glare stuff. Had leftover anti glare stuff and put in on the main gauge cluster. Its a work in progress but so far, so meh.

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  8. YellerDog

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    To the guys that are running the SW motech crash bars. What have you added to protect your cases? Dropped my bike on a hill climb this weekend and she bled out on the trail. Tank and fairing protected by the crash bar but a small hole still punched in my alternator cover. Trail fixed it with JB Weld. Brother rode off for two hours to fetch me 3 new quarts of oil. An alternator cover ($117) was not a new Farkle on my list.
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  9. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    I'm running the B and b bash plate which sticks out considerably farther than stock. It's better than nothing. I'd have to dig it up, but there's a protective cover for that side, not the other tho. I like the coverage of the b and b bash plate, tho an unlucky rock hit could do some damage.
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  10. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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  11. windowto

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    "Only Bikes" from Italy. Not tested, but really sturdy and has great coverage. They have both, the manual and the DCT versions. Good that you were able to fix it and keep going.

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  12. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    I saw that before I got mine, really wanted it, but molto costoso.

    B and b makes this which is excellent coverage, but I'm not sure if they work with the sw motech bars.

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  13. windowto

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    I also wanted that one, but they were not selling it yet at the time.
  14. Sailor Jack

    Sailor Jack Been here awhile

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    I've been running the Bumot plate for two years- excellent protection that easily takes the place of lower bars 20190724_222115.jpg
  15. Yooper_Bob

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    +1 on the Bumot.

    I run it in conjunction with the Heed upper crash bars. Provides pretty thorough protection.
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  16. MillennialFalcon

    MillennialFalcon Improvement starts with self

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  17. Smittyrunner

    Smittyrunner Been here awhile

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  18. Black99S

    Black99S Been here awhile

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    SW Motech makes a good bash plate
    Camel ADV footpeg brace is good to add - before you break off your right peg.
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  19. madafakinges

    madafakinges CrfL

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  20. Sailor Jack

    Sailor Jack Been here awhile

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