Honda CRF1000L AFRICA TWIN merged threadfest

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by dwestly, May 12, 2015.

  1. Aces 6

    Aces 6 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over

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    Aces 6 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over

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  3. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    Don't blame you as they are funky looking.Never been to a Starbucks.Will stick with whisky.
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  4. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    20170826_134137.jpg 80% of my riding is offroad and thinking I should have got a lighter bike.
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  5. GSBS

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    We had a few hours of temperatures in the fifties this afternoon so I took the opportunity to ride the Africa Twin to give the new HDB handguards/mirrors and Givi shorty opaque windscreen a field test. I went about 50 miles on two-lane highways, country tar-and-gravel (bumpy) roads and some gravel. The mirrors, which are very slightly convex) were rock-steady with no more vibrations than the stock ones on the long stalks. Wind deflectors on the handguards are bigger than the stock Honda ones and seemed to block more wind. The Givi windscreen passed more air, but only at helmet level. At 75 mph I was getting no windblast on my chest. I like having clean air around my helmet and this will be a great addition for ventilation in summer. If I were riding every day in bitter cold I'd consider a taller windshield, but for here in Alabama this one seems just fine.

    A few photos from today...

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    On a dirt/gravel track:
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  6. Squily

    Squily Squily Supporter

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    Used mine off-road a lot. Nothing wrong with the strength and robustness, as long as you don't fit and use a topbox. Suspension will fall long before the rack. Slimline I can understand.
  7. blalor

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    Not real easy. From 10’ it looked ok, but I wasn’t happy with the result. I’m wondering if I can get some Barkbusters guards to fit. I’m now using the HDB plastic and they’re not as ugly as I’d feared. Can’t really tell if the wind protection is much different. I took the mirrors from my WR250R today and am pretty happy with them. Cheaper than Doubletakes…
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    blalor Been here awhile Supporter

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  9. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    The mra x-creen spoiler on the oem screen works great for me, I like being able to lower it for dirt, raise it for road riding.
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    blalor Been here awhile Supporter

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    I’ve got one of those, too. The CalSci is the same height as the stock screen plus extended X-Creen, but wider all the way up. It’s nice not having the wind battering my shoulders. But I think it’s going to be unwieldy on dirt.
  11. PistolPetey

    PistolPetey Been here awhile Supporter

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    Darn it, always thought I'd made the right choice with my Rally Red colour choice, then you go and show this :) Well, part of it is the way you put that beauty together
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  12. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    I have the Puig version of what twinrider is using.Does a decent job but a long ride for me is 300 miles.Guessing bigger shield would be better for touring guys.the build quality seems cheap for what it cost.
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    Yesterday in Alabama
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  14. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    Pretty cool how Alabama keeps the historic areas black and white.
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    Fixed that for you. This is Alabama we're talking about.
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    I iust adapted the stock. Plastic guards to my HDB s , look good work well and hippo hands for cooler temp rides.glad my heated grips are not the Honda ones!!![​IMG]

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    Mitas E-07 tires? Do you get any front wheel hop at certain speeds?
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    No. But they are noisy if you mean that?

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    I have never experienced any wheel hop I also do not run at maximum inflation either I do have the forks raised a little bit in the triple clamps.

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    Since day 1 the E-07's have caused the front to oscillate up/down slightly at around 35mph. I've played around with the suspension settings and have it mostly gone, but still there if I think about it. Heard similar complaints before. They are a great compromise tire, good on/off road.
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