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Africa Twin Farkle Fest with Pictures

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

  1. N0madic

    N0madic Been here awhile

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    Just about every day, those pics are in the action thread.
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  2. misterk

    misterk Been here awhile Supporter

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    Mccruise, cruise control, other than suspension mods, this is best farkle ever


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  3. NL-Patrick

    NL-Patrick Been here awhile

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    Fitted a poor man's cruise control for those boring highway stretches
  4. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Insert witty saying here....

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    Been very happy with mine. They have held up very well to numerous drops.

    Fit and finish is excellent!
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  5. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen Long timer

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    I have one of those as well. Sure isn't cruise control, but it's a very nice throttle lock.
  6. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    I have the same one on my kickstand.Has been on for 2 years now.Mine is never coming off because I used jb weld lol.
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  7. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    I have the bunker heeds on mine and only draw back is air filter service.They have proven pretty indestructible and have a very tough finish. I am glad with the high intake on the front the air filters do not get dirty very quick.
  8. CopyCat

    CopyCat I am NOT like the others Supporter

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    Late to the AT party. Picking up new 2019 Tuesday. Just read 40 pages of thread for ideas, now for my favorite part of a new motorcycle.. Yeehaw!!!!!
    Getnout, Honda-50, IndiBiker and 3 others like this.
  9. bentlink

    bentlink Been here awhile

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    Welcome aboard! Ride... get out there And enjoy!

    Attached Files:

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  10. CopyCat

    CopyCat I am NOT like the others Supporter

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    First question. 2019 AT L model. In my crash bar research it seems like not all skid plates are compatible with all crash bars. Is there a guide or easy way to determine what goes with what? Hate to pick crash protection and a skid plate only to find out they wont play well together. Did that make any sense?
  11. Bhart89

    Bhart89 Long timer Supporter

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    I was lazy and went alt rider bars and skid plate. Couldn’t be happier.
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  12. bentlink

    bentlink Been here awhile

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    A few years since I farkled my protection for my new 2018 ATAS... at the time no guide. Easiest to use a single supplier, eg AltRider, otherwise have to carefully read someone else's build thread to see if a particular mix & match of parts works.
    Bentley Honda Africa Twin AS - Spring 2019.jpg
    At the time, there were fewer options but now you may find lots.
    I kept the Honda upper "light" bars and thin bash plate; added Hepco & Becker lower engine guards; added a Touratech pannier rack and Mosko Moto soft bags; and ADVance hand guards... among other stuff.
    Since then, I have tested it all (eg tipped over a few times :-) ) and travelled thousands of kms on hwy, dirt and ATV tracks and am very happy.
    (Also recently added a front fender lift, though the above pic was taken before that... you wouldn't believe how thick some mud can get... stopped the front wheel completely!)
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  13. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    So many options. Probably best just pick the crash bars or skid plate that you really want to use and then ask/check witch crash bars or skid plate works with that choice. Many vendors do list if something doesn't work with another product, and there is bunch of stuff on youtube also.
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  14. dankly1

    dankly1 Just searchin Supporter

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    Easy farkle that I knocked out yesterday. McMaster-Carr is a great source for lots of things. Makes it easy to get into the little compartment and doesn't get in the way when I'm riding.

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  15. Lanis

    Lanis Full Time Wanderer Supporter

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    Hummmmmm.... Very clever. No need to dig out your 5mm hex key.
  16. B-Nads

    B-Nads Adventurer

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    Quebec, Canada
    She’s still filthy from the last ride, but the farkles so far:

    Jesse side panniers and racks
    Outback Motortech rear cargo plate, skid plate, and lower crash bars
    Pivot Pegs
    Barkbusters
    Heated grips
    Short, adjustable levers
    Stadium Suspension upgrade (re-sprung and sealed front and rear with stiffer springs and a re-coated lower fork to avoid the corrosion and seal leakage).

    Planned add-ons over the winter include:

    Pillion seat replacement rack
    Jesse top case
    Wolfman saddle bags
    Outback Motortech upper crash bar
    Auxiliary lights
    Rottweiler mirrors

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  17. jamboa

    jamboa jamboa

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    Anybody installed this on their 1100? Should I? It came with my 2020 I just purchased

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  18. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    What is it?
  19. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    A bar code sticker? What for?
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  20. jamboa

    jamboa jamboa

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    CRF 1100 L exhaust options?