Africa Twin Farkle Fest with Pictures

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

  1. SuperCubic

    SuperCubic Adventurer

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    I guess that I just thought about radial momentum and I did neglect tangential. That would be applied to the fork joint and probably force the same point those AT forks fail. I'm starting to think it twice. :hmmmmm
  2. leethal

    leethal 3 wheel Monarch #37

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    Stop overthinking it. The majority of the force is transferred to the spring anyway and some into the flex of the forks which is normal operation.
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  3. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN VIN# JH2SD0451GK000002 '16 CRF1000LD Supporter

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    OEM bar and skid combo;
    turns it into a 2019 Adventure Sports model wannabe
    :)

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  4. Be Gone For Good

    Be Gone For Good Been here awhile

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    I have 18 months on the bike and did a full walk-around of the bike with all my accessories and additions with full reviews.

    This is all after 16k miles and some off-roading in Utah on the BDR (check out the skid plate!)

    Let me know if you have any questions or see anything I might have missed.

  5. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen DR Guy

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    SW Motech crash bars and peg toppers installed last night. Rode in to work and took pics this morning. I was working by head lamp when I finished working on it! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  6. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    This is where I am currently at.....

    I did Heed bars, and some cheapo LED's.....they are pretty bright.

    The Versys got killed when I hit a deer....cracked the case and a few of my ribs, so I want the best chance I have to see the forest rats, as well as the best chance to save the bike.

    With ice coming down and snow it will likely be some time before I get them out in the dark.....I am in the dark about an hour every day I ride.

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  7. Ben Franklin

    Ben Franklin Why not?

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    Low seat is hard as a board... adapting to it, but may put the stock height one back on eventually.

    Resisting the urge to lower it, but a 29" inseam makes me think about it.
  8. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN VIN# JH2SD0451GK000002 '16 CRF1000LD Supporter

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    The crossbrace in 3rd picture needs to be bolted in front of the tab, but if it works :(
    Helpful post from Ireland about this fitment issue.
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  9. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    If and when I get lights, I'll adjust mine, but I installed my bars like in the above pictures with no ill effects or vibes. I had some topbox, suspension related vibes going on and research led me to that post. Once I sorted my sag, the issue went away and decided to just leave the bars as is.....but I think it's a good thing to know about and be conscious of.
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  10. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen DR Guy

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    After rechecking the instructions it would appear you are correct. I'll fix it later. Going riding this morning. Thanks!
  11. H3llbent

    H3llbent n00b

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  12. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen DR Guy

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    Fixed this afternoon with the help of one of my riding buddies. Didn't take any new pics, but it went together much easier this way. I should've known when it didn't all line up nicely. Oh well. Live and learn. Thanks again!
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  13. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen DR Guy

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    No pics tonight (it got dark), but I mounted up my new barkbusters with the storm handguards and installed a Motoz GPS rear tire. I had picked up a TKC80 front last Saturday, so I'm pretty much set now. I'll try to remember to get a pic in the ride tomorrow.
  14. Robotaz

    Robotaz Adrenalin Freak

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    Love it.

    What’s your skid plate that fits the Bunker Bars? Do you know if the Touratech Rallyeform will? Others?
  15. Flying Frisian

    Flying Frisian Born to Ride Supporter

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    Thanks! The skid plate is the stock Adventure Sports skid plate. My crash bars are from Heed in Poland and they work with the stock skid plate. I have recently installed some Barkbusters after i bent the clutch lever when i dropped the bike on ice while standing still. The stock hand guards offer no protection.
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  16. Black99S

    Black99S Been here awhile

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    Get some Zeta levers.
    https://www.crfsonly.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/355_358_326_329
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  17. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    @Amphib hooked me up with some extra handguards that I decided to paint bright yellow to mix up the black.

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  18. N0madic

    N0madic Adventurer

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    The ATAS with Leo Vince LV One full stainless exhaust.

    Nice fit and finish and a bit of heat management with DEI heat reflective sheet applied to the pannier. The full stainless system is a bit lighter, just about offsets the Hepco & Becker Lower guards / upper bow brace and Camel ADV sidestand.

    Running with db killer installed and sounds nice, no spark arrestor but going to modify the db killer to include one.

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  19. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    The heed skid works well and is tough.I have cased rocks riding through deep grass 2 up and it takes a hit well.Thing is tougher than it looks.
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  20. Greg the pole

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

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    OOOOO!!! Exhaust porn!
    I'm guessing that exhaust is straight through, i.e. no cat.
    Is a PCV in your future? that bad boy will run lean if there's no cat.
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