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CRF1000L Africa Twins in Action

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by twinrider, May 6, 2016.

  1. Nihon Newbie

    Nihon Newbie Weirdo

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    Beautiful rides! I cut my teeth out there some back in 2016 and couldn't get over the scenery! However, I feel like I'm still finding sand in my gear from those trips, lol
  2. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    Screenshot_2019-05-21-20-56-26.png 804 works fine with stock fender as long as your not in to much clay or super sticky mud.From 2 years ago before I put a high fender kit on.
  3. DaleE

    DaleE TransAlp Adv

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    Did a little trip through the southwest to work a couple of pro bicycle events the last 3 weeks and got a few shots of interest

    Not really action, but I like this shot at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico
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    My friend Dejan, fellow photo moto/motor marshal and professional photographer got an awesome shot of me working at the Tour of the Gila bike race as I carried a videographer around the criterium course in downtown Silver City, NM
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    Out on the final Gila monster stage with my photographer Casey Gibson as the leader of the race passed by
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    After the NM race I visited friends in AZ then headed to CA to put the AT to work as a motor marshal for the Amgen Tour of California
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    We actually had 2 ATs working the same marshal team
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    The ride home involved way too many hours riding in cold and heavy snow. I was a bit busy staying upright so the best I could do was this shot of the ice buildup on the front near the top of Vail pass.
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  4. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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    Had a big day on the bike yesterday. Solo ride.
    850 km door to door for a burger. Well worth it.
    AT did great. Averaged 5.25L/100km. Could prob. done a bit better, but got a bit carried away on the pavement (140-160km/h where I could see no one), and lots of slow, or 2nd gear stuff.
    Seat concepts seat worked a treat. No backside soreness to speak of.
    Flickr is down for maintenance, pics/desc. below.
    Route south. Route north was almost identical except I kept going on HWY 40 north to miss the pass on 532. It would have been three inches of mud for 25k..no thanks.
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    Day started at 6 am, complete with fog and 3C...heated gear good!
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    532 south of Longview AB...Looking a bit dodgy...
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    Yep...it was fucking dodgy. My 1st detour of the day. 1700m, and climbing to 2100m to get up and over the pass... I gave up at 1700m.
    Got back on the pavement, put the hammer down, and continued south.
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    Next detour happened on Hartley road outside of Fernie...ya...to early still
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    Got to Wasa Country pub for a damn tasty burger. Also met a fellow adv'r who stopped in to say hi. Helped Florian out with a leaky fork seal on his 1090.
    Rode some old stuff, and new stuff...long but great day
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  5. Epyon

    Epyon Adventurer

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    Man, I gotta say you guys with the Silver bikes are really making me like them a lot. I'm super hot for an HRC colors bike and red black white was my second choice but Silver is looking damn nice!
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  6. TemeculaTim

    TemeculaTim Timiteo Viejo

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    Would have gotten Matte Black if they were available in 2016 ...still happy with the silver.
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    Chris Kane, NSFW, Amphib and 3 others like this.
  7. gve.mcmlxxiv

    gve.mcmlxxiv 2016 Africa Twin DCT No.272

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    Awesome! That’s what we call day trip level 10. Your tool tube is cool, I want to do something like that. You have it detailed anywhere that I could do likewise?
  8. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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  9. moparren

    moparren Been here awhile

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    Quick little ride this afternoon. 20190524_121525.jpg 20190524_121517.jpg 20190524_121700.jpg
    Chris Kane, 97707, EBR458 and 8 others like this.
  10. OnOff

    OnOff Long timer

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    Quick spin up Big Cottonwood Canyon outside SLC UT
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    Chris Kane, rbsride365, pwh and 11 others like this.
  11. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Yesterday in wnc..... explored some roads in Cherokee, Nantahala, smoky mountain national park, and pisgah I hadn't ridden yet. Was a perfect day.

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  12. OnOff

    OnOff Long timer

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    That B&B skid plate looks bomb proof! They make GREAT stuff and I love my radiator guards from them.
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  13. TemeculaTim

    TemeculaTim Timiteo Viejo

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    Got out and burned some gas yesterday:lol3

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  14. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Yeah man, I love their stuff. I'll probably get those, and I'm debating on the luggage rack.
  15. bbanker

    bbanker Been here awhile Supporter

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  16. Motorwerx

    Motorwerx Been here awhile

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    Counting down the days until I burn off the rest of the OEM rubber, bike still does amazing whatever I throw at it though!

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  17. lqgsrider

    lqgsrider Been here awhile

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    Did 1,100 miles this weekend Prescott, AZ - Flagstaff - Sedona great weather and wonderful scenery. AT performed flawlessly other than a tire issue which I will post pics of later
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  18. Black99S

    Black99S Been here awhile

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    Looks like a lot of weight on the inside peg on a corner ?
  19. Wayward Gypsy

    Wayward Gypsy Been here awhile Supporter

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    Out in the Pine Barrens not long ago.

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  20. YellerDog

    YellerDog Adventurer

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