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Africa Twins Only - CRF1000 Engineered Enhancements

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by spartanman, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. spartanman

    spartanman regret minimizer

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    LastOutlaw,

    Nice job perfecting the Reckless 80 fit! FYI, we're prototyping bolt-on side guards for the ATO rack that support Mosko Moto and other rack-less bags.
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  2. LastOutlaw

    LastOutlaw World through a helmet visor

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    I figured you might be, hence why I'm jerry rigging solutions until i find something more permanent. Dunno if you have an R80 in the shop, but I'm happy to test out ideas and provide what data I can.


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    Sign me up for those.

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    Are there still plans for a rear rack?
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    ???????

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    Good to hear

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    Pillion storage box?
  9. C.J.

    C.J. Sierra Nevada Rider

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    Off road in Idaho for over 1000 miles so far. No need for Mosko heat shield. System is working great. [​IMG]

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  10. LastOutlaw

    LastOutlaw World through a helmet visor

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    I was wondering about that; I slid the mosko heat shield out if the way, but good to know it's holding up. I think I've finally reached a solution without having to fab any parts.


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  11. LastOutlaw

    LastOutlaw World through a helmet visor

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    This is my interim solution, after a couple of afternoons trial and error. I explored other solutions with fabbing a bracket or brace, but this was the simplest and least expensive- ~$15 in parts.
    It corrects a bit of the asymmetry; a support bracket will work better, and I'll definitely get one from ATO, but this does the trick for now.
    Requires: 1 x 1L Nalgene bottle, 10-20m (I guesstimated) of 2-3mm nylon cord, and some knowledge of lashings (pm for further help). Zip ties or metal clamp bands might work as well, but I didn't investigate that path.
    Last the front part of the bottle first to the left passenger peg, THEN the rear part. The R80 tiedown straps were shifted to their farthest aft mounting position in the holster, and the right side is looped exactly the same over the bottom part of the peg.
    Hope this helps.

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]



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    where did you get the strap hold downs? great idea
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    Mosko has them

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    Paid to much for this bike to have it look like a kLR. Glad I got the GL Grand Basin!!!
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    I see.

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  17. spartanman

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    Quick update: This coming week we begin our second production run of ATO racks! Expect them to be available in 5-6 weeks.

    Several new products are in the works including a pillion replacement, soft bag guards, an ATO rack extension plate, and others. Ideally all of this would be ready to go now. But the reality is, both arrcrussell and I work full time jobs. Eventually one or both of us will work ATO Engineering full time; that's the plan. In the meantime, we appreciate your patience. As always, we'll keep you in the loop as new engineered enhancements take shape.

    Thanks everyone!
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  18. LastOutlaw

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    @spartanmann,
    You guys at ATO might have already thought of this, but having the ability to mount fuel bottles/an aux tank to the soft bag guards would be fantastic. Something along the lines of what Camel ADV is doing; https://camel-adv.com/products/honda-africa-twin-crf1000l.

    Watched the installation video, and it looks compatible with the current ATO rack setup, but there is definitely still a market in the department of aux tanks. I'm sure the following on here would be very enthusiastic about having a few extra litres of fuel in a tank that integrated seamlessly with the ATO rack.


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  19. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Hi all
    Fitted the ATO track today and came across a small issue that is of not particular significance but good to know about.

    I run with Givi trekker outback panniers and one of the brackets will not fit with the ATO. See pic below.
    [​IMG]

    This is not an issue as the top brackets screw onto the ATO rack. By design the ATO has a lot of strength under it with various sideways and longitudinal brackets welded onto it. So that circled brackets are in a sense now not required.

    The photo below shows the reason why the support brackets will not fit
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    But the good news is these are not needed in my view with the ATO solution. It is a strong top plate because of that plat running underneath the top plate.

    And a top side view
    [​IMG]

    Wet outside today...
  20. jyrays

    jyrays The Wanderer

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    I have the aluminium CT top-box plate straight on AT original rack. Moves it forward and does not need any extra brackets :) But I do not accommodate pillion so 10 cm or so further front is no issue for me...
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