Africa Twin Farkle Fest with Pictures

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

  1. windowto

    windowto Long timer

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    Just the legs? I mean, you don't have to disassemble the legs? Are they big enough to go over the tubes?

    Edit: OK, I found the instruction manual and answered my own question. Now, the instructions talk about the elastic band on top. Is there also an elastic band on the bottom, or does the boot hang loose, kinda like a pant leg?

    Thank you!
  2. Flying Frisian

    Flying Frisian Born to Ride Supporter

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    Nice, but what happens to the red bottle if you drop the bike on that side? I would be afraid that the bottle would damage the tank and plastic covers. I have the Heed crash bars with the crash bar bags but I only stuff soft things in there like inner tubes, gloves and some rags.
  3. mapmaker

    mapmaker I like dirt Supporter

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    The gas bottle rotates a bit but If I fell hard enough to do that kind of damage I think the small round bottle would be the least of the problems. It did a stand still fall over last summer, no issues. In reality worry more about the top box. Full disclosure my black diamond days are long past!

    windowto, the gators use a zip tie at the bottom. Yes on the slip over.
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  4. windowto

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    Got it, thank you very much!:)
  5. N0madic

    N0madic Been here awhile

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    Entirely too many photos of the latest farkles - Zeta forged folding rear brake and shift levers.

    Less than half the price of OE new and no spares available for the Honda accessory quickshifter setup so would rather risk the Zeta.

    I didn't want to try and remove the stud from the Honda quickshift lever for the shift rod so cut the head off a bolt and used that in the Zeta shifter.

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  6. mapmaker

    mapmaker I like dirt Supporter

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    Almost feel like I stole um from eBay. Took 3 weeks shipped from China. Kickstand thing $9.00, chain guard $13.00. We’ll see how they hold up.

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  7. gammel

    gammel Been here awhile

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    Link to the chain guard protector?
  8. Black99S

    Black99S Been here awhile

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    the foot thingy usually gets loose and doesn't fix the flexi-side stand.
    Camel ADV solution works. End of story.
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  9. rswift-ebay

    rswift-ebay Been here awhile

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    Put black silicon sealer between the foot and the kickstand it stops the vibration and you don't lose the foot. Don't ask me how I know except I didn't replace it with an expensive north American one.
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  10. McBoab

    McBoab Fast side of farty

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    I had a Camel Toe fitted to my old KTM1190 and I lost on a road ride, it was a fairly heavy old item and likely vibed loose due to the KTMs vibey nature, luckily (to the best of my knowledge) it didn't bounce off into any traffic behind, though in reality I have no idea when it fell off. I've never fitted one to any bike since.
  11. Black99S

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    You lost your whole side stand! And never put one on a bike since? Or are you just calling the bigger foot people clamp on a Camel Toe?

    For clarity, Camel Toe is what Cory of Camel ADV calls his replacement side stand. Pretty hard for it to vibrate off.
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  12. rswift-ebay

    rswift-ebay Been here awhile

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    I think he means the side stand 'camel toe' you can get to go over a oem foot. I also had one vibrate off and it was an expensive one. Now I have a $15 one from china held on with silicon sealer and thread locker
  13. Black99S

    Black99S Been here awhile

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    Never heard The thing you put over the OEM foot called a Camel Toe.
    Edit - it is in the UK
    http://www.adventureparts.co.uk
  14. rswift-ebay

    rswift-ebay Been here awhile

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    Oh no. I must be wrong! [​IMG]
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  15. McBoab

    McBoab Fast side of farty

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  16. Black99S

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  17. McBoab

    McBoab Fast side of farty

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    i would guess none whatsoever, they only share a name of Camel & Toe for a side stand foot extender. The one I had was available back in 2014 or perhaps earlier and was a heavy brute which is probably why it fell off.
  18. N0madic

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    Installed new Fastway Evolution 4 stainless steel footpegs in lower position with short 10mm cleats (12mm also included) and just a tad of "camber" via the shim washers provided. Just had a preference for steel over aluminum on the ATAS and they are very nicely made. Fitment was very straightforward with the fit kit provided and the only negative was the new cotter pins provided are too large to fit the stock bushings so reused the originals until I pick up some new ones.

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    According to Fastway, these don't work in the stock position on the Africa Twin but with long legs, I figured I wouldn't mind the lower position. On a short first ride, the pegs feel nice, a bit more leg room, the platform is quite a bit larger overall without being obtrusive and don't seem to get in my way when putting a foot down at a stop unlike the stock pegs. Overall, very pleased with the fit, finish and feel of these the pegs.

    Stock comparison:

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  19. playinatwork

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    NOmadic has that bike ever left the garage? That thing looks way too clean.
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  20. mk4dubbin

    mk4dubbin Adventurer

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    Are there any drawbacks to the Heed basic bars vs other brands of crash bars? They look good and the price is right.