Africa Twin owners thread!

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Sand Goanna, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    Yes, you could tell that he was extremely confident with it, not the way you'd ride if you weren't sure how it was going to react.
    The ATAS is the pick of the current crop imo especially if you want to carry a load or a pillion occasionally
  2. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    Me too but they're picking on everything I believe.
    I'm thinking about making a drop down butterfly for my baffled Akro...sort of like a choke in the old Villiers mower :D
  3. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    New model

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    lol
  5. kymbo

    kymbo kymbo

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    gday all, rang a few dealers sarvo new model $19499 well this new price $18,990 maybe keep waiting and price may go down little more.?:y0!:photog
  6. coneye

    coneye Been here awhile

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    look at these pics with interest ,, makes me wish , 1 i was tall enough to ride these things ,, 2 and i suppose more importantly , wish i had the skills LOL
  7. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    Just so there's no confusion, that photo is of the standard model.

    It is lower than the Adventure Sports model and easily manageable with the lower seat setting.

    And Honda...the bastards...have put Kashima coating on the standard forks by the look of it while all the while denying that their earlier forks never had a wear issue. !!!!'s

    Interesting why they have repositioned the pillion foot pegs mounts. Wonder if there was an issue?
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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Standing at the shop window looking at it I was wondering if they had adjusted the rear shin banging grab handles a little bit on it, it was hard for me to tell without an "old model" to compare.

  9. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    Never had a problem with mine in that area, but then I always stand on the peg to throw a leg over.

    Are you interested in one Paul or are you happy with the BM?
  10. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    I'm certainly interested in the model pictured, but not ready

    its even got bigger pegs :D

  11. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    Not interested in the Adventure Sports? That's the one I'd be going for :-)

    The standard crash bars on the Sports model aren't worth a pinch though and shouldn't be factored into the extra cost imo
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    I dunno about that.
    The crash bars aren't the same ones that were an OEM option on the 2016 bikes(What did they label them, like light supports or something?), I was having a look at the bike yesterday and I reckon I'd be happy running them and the bashplate as is.
  13. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    Did you actually handle the crash bars...they move really easily and will easily get pushed into the fairing imo. Just saying...:-)
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    LivingdeadCamo Long timer

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    Yeah mate I did, I did everything but blow my load and ride the bloody thing....That's tomorrow hahaha.
    Hey, happy to be wrong but they felt as solid as the ones on the second hand bike next to it. If I end up buying one I'd be leaving them there till they proved not to be up to task but I'm a cheap bastard so....:lol3
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    when I lowsided mine the dealer said he had heard / seen some written off by the subframe twisting around the pillion peg area in a lowside maybe something there??
  16. Big Willy

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    Yes...maybe...not sure...

    can't see Honda being too concerned about frames being written off because of it

    Obviously they've got their reasons...was just wondering if there were reports of the subframe failing in that area so they changed from horizontal mountings to vertical...I do know that it was an issue with Triumph frames in Australia, but we are just a small part of the market
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    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    Both me and another bloke looked at them and we both thought they were a bit how's your father...not a biggun in the scheme of things, but Honda has listened and put kashima coatings on the forks so let's keep hounding them about stronger crash bars...they know...or are they trying to sell replacement fairings?
  18. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Do all the new models share the Lithium battery fitment?
    Can see a few new battery chargers being needed.
  19. ferals5

    ferals5 Team black bikes

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    That's the other big advantage of lithium's, I've just let the rego go on one of mine and with no battery charging/tender I can guarantee it will start the bike in 12 mths time.
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    Mine has been good like that too, but I know of quite a few others that haven't been.