Africa Twin Farkle Fest with Pictures

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

  1. Greg the pole

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

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    if I could get a ticket cheap enough, I'd join you guys for the nut kicking field trip.
    But to be fair, its actually called a game of Roshambo. It goes like this:
    First contestant gets to kick the 2nd contestant in the nuts!
    If the 2nd contestant is standing, he gets to kick the 1st as hard as he can.
    Key to successful Roshambo is to go 1st!

    That said, install a decent guard on the wheel, and the shit will never find its way on the sprocket.
    Also you can cut the sprocket cover on the line, and if shit gets in there, clean it.
    Forks..ya. whatever. They suck. I'm living with it and loving the bike.
    Recently rode a 2017 VSTROM 650 XT...Feels dinky and cheap compared to the AT..Prob because it is.

    Owned an ST for 90k km. Don't miss it.
    In fact prefer the AT to the type of riding I do.
    Tenere has some retarded designs as well. Yes the valves are every 40k km, but are a total bitch to work on.
    Final drive seal shit the bed due to a rubber grommet that fell out of the swing arm. If they glued it in place it wouldn't of happened. Every single one was like that, when checked at a dealer, or asked a forum inmate.
    Might make a side trip to visit the Yamaha factory for Roshambo session.

    All bikes have their issues. As an example, I bought myself a project. Great motor, very good to work on, stock suspension is shockingly bad. But for less than $1000 CDN it will handle like a dream!
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  2. Motociclo

    Motociclo Been here awhile 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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  3. 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!
  4. 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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  5. soren_dk

    soren_dk Long timer

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    ^^^^You missed a bit - I can still see the bike :D
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  6. 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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  7. Sailor Jack

    Sailor Jack Been here awhile

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  8. WalterMitty2

    WalterMitty2 Adventurer

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    ummmm, yeah.....I know.
  9. tjabbie

    tjabbie Adventurer

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    My new Termignoni exhaust :D

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  10. 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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