Africa Twin Farkle Fest with Pictures

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

  1. Motociclo

    Motociclo Long timer Supporter

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    I was thinking roshambo also.
    Its settled, i will fire up the lear and pick you lads up.
    Cover your nuts Honda, there are 6 boot clad feet coming for your groin!!!!
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  2. Greg the pole

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

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    10-4! I'll take few days off!
  3. lqgsrider

    lqgsrider Been here awhile

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    Recent Farkles - Cyclops Aux lights and Nelson Rigg med tank bag - very happy with both purchases. My Marsee tank bag lasted 14 years before it fell apart last week.

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    ^^^^You missed a bit - I can still see the bike :D
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  5. Greg the pole

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

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    not really bolt ons per se, but the sprocket and existing mud guard have a tendency to let shit in.
    The L shaped guard is made from 1/8" puck board. It does a great job of keeping the shock and sprocket clean.

    The sprocket cover can be cut along the existing line. Added bonus! you can check your sprocket condition.
    It was a short but muddy ride.
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  6. Sailor Jack

    Sailor Jack Been here awhile

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  7. WalterMitty2

    WalterMitty2 Adventurer

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    ummmm, yeah.....I know.
  8. tjabbie

    tjabbie Adventurer

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    My new Termignoni exhaust :D

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  9. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I needed to get a top case to use when my wife rides on back so she has something to lean against. This is the Givi B32n. I think it's about the smallest, squarish top case that would still hold a helmet. I plan to mount a DIY backrest to the case that offers some lateral support as well. The case was less than a $100 including the monolock mount. That's mounted to a PMR rack. I don't ride with any of this on when riding solo. It all goes on and off in less than 10 minutes.
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  10. Greg the pole

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

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    errmmm...most of my E07s were a mix of regular or dakar 140 or 150 size. I would never run a car tire on a bike.
    All sadly in KMs...
    Last E07D lasted 9500km
    Tenere E07s lasted between 7500 to 10500 km tops.

    Now...with a lighter hand and smoother roads, I could strech that to 13 or 14k for the rear, but that's it.
    btw...all numbers are for rear tires. Fronts are usually changed when the rear gives up the ghost.
    The stand out front tire right now is the MOTOZ Tractionator ADV.
    It started out at 11.3mm of tread depth. At 10k use, it still has 7 plus mm of tread left. Just to compare, a brand new Metzeler karoo has about 7mm tread depth. I am rotating the tire every 2k to keep it even. And no I don't pull it off. Just have a 2nd abs ring mounted up!
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  11. LouisPK

    LouisPK n00b

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  12. Propfrwrd

    Propfrwrd Been here awhile

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  13. Motociclo

    Motociclo Long timer Supporter

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    I run Alpina tubeless wheels on my AT, have been using an external TPMS. Used current setup while still running tubes. Current tpms has 30k km. Been quite reliable.
    I liked idea of internal sensors.
    Few options, Orange, Steelmate and Tire watch.
    Orange i think is the overall pic, but i went with Tire watch. Aussie company.
    The sensors are LDL. Used by a few oem's.
    This kit comes with various seals and catets for 11.5mm and 8.5mm valve holes.
    Typically euro is 8.5mm, Japanese 11.5mm.
    Old style sensors, batteries could be replaced. These are sealed. Apparently 7 year life. Only transmit with pressure and wheel rotation. Save on power.
    Have read about sensors that are flat from new.

    Yet to fit up, they turned up after i fitted wheels back on.
    Rear wheel will be easy.
    Front, curved centre around valve hole may create issues, but seals supplied, and instructions should sort.
    Not much room internally on front Alpina 21 inch rim, but these will fit.
    Will add to this when i fit up, all measurements etc for anyine interested.

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  14. windowto

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    I have the Orange sensors on my Alpina wheels, had to file the corners of off of the front valve block so it would fit the narrow rim. Curious how this one does.

    How is the display attached in the back? Also, is it battery/wireless, or wired?

    Thanks
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  15. Getnout

    Getnout Mmmmm, Micro Brews!! Supporter

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    Bucket list item for me: Tubeless wheel's.

    Just priced out Alpina's........... Ouch! The wife probably not gonna be to happy when I make that step. :lol3:lol3
  16. windowto

    windowto Long timer

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    Tell her my story: Was on an 1100 miles trip and got a nail in the back wheel on the first day. Noticed the pressure drop on the display. Had lunch, fixed the puncture with a Dynaplug kit and kept going. Actually, it was a nasty hole, so started leaking again and wound up using another two plugs (up to 3 max per hole, as per Dynaplug). Being able to monitor the pressure live, I was able to complete the trip without drama. Without the ability to watch the pressure I'd be stuck for the weekend and then looking for a shop after that. Also, the initial discovery, way in advance of danger, is priceless. She might also like the fact that you can fix a flat quickly.

    Long story short: I like the setup.

    Of course, If your wife doesn't ride with you, your argument gets tougher:), unless of course, you tell her that going out for milk is safer now:)

    Cheers

    P. S. Not associated with Dynaplug, but love the product. Proved it self on the bike and both our cars already:thumb
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  17. leethal

    leethal 3 wheel Monarch #37

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    $30 for Gorilla tape, Sikaflex and valves.
    20k km no probs.
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  18. Motociclo

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    They certainly aren't cheap. Very well made.
    Much tougher than OEM.

    Plenty that have gone Outex or even 3M tape way. To my knowledge no ill effects.
    These tapes grip like the Boston strangler.
    No air out!!

    Plenty of debate over bead hump.

    The only con of Alpina option is cost.
    Tubeless, either way, great option.
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  19. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    Maybe the 2020 tubeless Honda wheels will fit. Better made without a rubber o-ring on every spoke like the Alpines.
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  20. William Wolfen

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    I can get in on a farkle fest, though I haven't done anything drastic or unusual. Tried a couple bar risers and went back to stock. Mounted my Garmin 396 GPS, added Oxford heated grips, a windshield extension, the Honda center stand, and an Altrider top rack with Sedici tail bag. I wired everything with an Eastern Beaver 3CS under the seat and I've got SWM crash bars and peg toppers coming. I'll likely mount aux lights on the crash bars. Pics:[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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