Africa Twin owners thread!

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

  1. seancampbell

    seancampbell Long timer

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    Switch should be replaced with updated switch.

    Mine was done under warranty no questions asked.
  2. Neil_The_Wheel

    Neil_The_Wheel Long timer

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    Always a good habit to use the kill switch to shut off the bike... this builds muscle memory for emergency situations.
  3. Neil_The_Wheel

    Neil_The_Wheel Long timer

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    I installed some SW Motech side racks and mounted up some Giant Loop Moto Trekk panniers on my AT.

    Pretty happy with the result. These racks come off in a just a few seconds and they don't interfere with the hardware that mounts the factory hard cases so I can change the bike from soft panniers to hard cases to no luggage at all in just a few seconds.

    In case anyone wonders the Racks weighed in at 9 lbs, the Moto Trekks are 5 lbs, so combined soft panniers + Racks = 14lbs. Factory hard cases were 21lbs and they mount to the bike with no racks.

    Some pics:

    IMG_20200811_175140606_HDR.jpg IMG_20200811_181203868_HDR.jpg IMG_20200811_175033214_HDR.jpg
  4. Toe - Cutter

    Toe - Cutter 666

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    Agreed ..


    I only do it. With The twin due to potential acc drain etc .



    I'm a big fan of dirtbike submarining / water crossings , tech creek riding ,

    Practicing Ones finger hovering over kill switch to avoid hydraulicking in event of dumping it , is a good habit !

    As much as I encourage my fellow Aqua nutters , I still partake in many recoverys . !!
  5. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    And yet on a couple of off road riding courses I’ve done they advise you to NOT use the kill switch on a regular basis ?
    Thinking being it is not designed for such regular action and the switch longevity will be compromised.
  6. Neil_The_Wheel

    Neil_The_Wheel Long timer

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    I have used the kill switch exclusively to shut off my motos for 40+ years now. Many different brands of bikes. I have experienced 0 problems with switch longevity.
  7. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    Well there ya go, the experts aren’t always right.
  8. jmsk

    jmsk Adventurer

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    Agree as the grass is green and sky is blue and the kill switch on a bike is to be used

    Not the same issue but thanks

    Yep good idea will think about doing this next time

    Smart move if under warranty

    alwayys always use the kill switch as above ... maybe just a honda thing that is safe to ignore
  9. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Standard rider training is to always use the kill switch to develop muscle memory as mentioned above.
  10. Toe - Cutter

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    Cusp of dementia ...

    Std solo riding procedure when in boondocks on a ( no kicker moto ) is shutdown with effing key .

    So offending , heated grips , acc lights , Nav compensator , latte machine , hair dryer ,don't suck battery dry if you go wandering off looking for yowies.
    [​IMG]
  11. Big Willy

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  12. Reduke

    Reduke Red Rider

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    Been running Michelin Ultra Duty 4mm tubes front & rear since new.
    140/80-18 in the rear.
    Usually put a new tube in every second or third tyre change .
    I use talcum powder to reduce the friction between the tyre & tube otherwise they seem to ball up pretty badly.
  13. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    Thanks mate.
    I think I've still got the original tube as it's a Dunlop. Was trying different methods of fitting and pinched the bastard! Probably time for a change anyway as it's 4 years old.
    Was trying to put the tube in the tyre and fit both together. Will go back to my old method of putting the tube in once one side of the tyre is on the rim
  14. ozimick

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    I run heavy duty Michelin tubes and don't have any dramas with excessive flats, but I'm a pretty steady rider … I get them from MX Store and change them every second tire change whether they need it or not.
    I did run ultras once , but they don't accept patches too well and are too bulky to carry as spares .
  15. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    Thanks Mick. Will look into them
  16. unlimited_explorer

    unlimited_explorer Been here awhile

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    More than 20 yrs old yam XT 600 non stainless still like new. I have at 2019 so I'll see how it would go. Did 2k19 model got stainless ones ?
  17. Cruz

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  18. unlimited_explorer

    unlimited_explorer Been here awhile

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    With DCT ... hmmmm
  19. mr bones

    mr bones Been here awhile

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    Got my very well set up ATAS for sale of anyone is interested. In the marketplace
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  20. zoro

    zoro Been here awhile

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    I need tyres, what's the collective currently using?