Honda CRF1000L AFRICA TWIN merged threadfest

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

  1. Capt CF

    Capt CF Pontificating Nobody

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    Mine does this too around the same MPH range.
  2. Iowa_ADV

    Iowa_ADV I like pie Supporter

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    I really like the E-07's but like others have said, I found that they do not like higher pressure. For general road and gravel riding I run them around 34/30 and they do very well. I never had any wheel hop, just a little squirrely up front until they got settled in. Did you check them on a balancer?
  3. skywalker714

    skywalker714 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Who has the best spoke wrench for my AT?
  4. Iowa_ADV

    Iowa_ADV I like pie Supporter

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    Personally I like the Motion Pro Ergo Spoke Wrench. Cost is about $10.
    I also have a RM-ATV Tusk spoke torque wrench. It's not really necessary, but kinda cool.

    Tool tip for the day - A spoke wrench in the hands of the untrained can inflict more damage than a sword.
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  5. Nemesis74

    Nemesis74 Been here awhile

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    What about the Baja No Pinch Tire Tool? Yay or nay?
  6. Iowa_ADV

    Iowa_ADV I like pie Supporter

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    Yay

    I never use it on the front. I seldom use it on the back. But mounting stiff-walled rear tires like the K60 or Motoz is a lot less dramatic with the Baja.

    I recently mounted a set of cold GPS. I foolishly forgot to bring them in and warm them up the night before. What a mistake. Man did I lose my religion that day. I'm not proud of what I called that back tire. But thanks to the Baja, eventually it gave up.
  7. SkipD

    SkipD That looks stickey

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    So you talked it into submission with some finely chosen language skills or beat it that way with the no pinch tool.
    I always use the no pinch tool simply because I am a much nicer person for having used it :lol3
  8. SkipD

    SkipD That looks stickey

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    Its one of those things that is not essential but it makes your life so much better for having it.
    I never travel without it.
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  9. jyrays

    jyrays The Wanderer

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    I have used two sets, first was better, with second I had huge noise from front at 85-95 km/h. Now they have new thread patter. I will try that next :muutt

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  10. MarkH67

    MarkH67 Been here awhile

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    I am a real fan of the E07 rear tyre. I like the performance/price/mileage combo. I tried a Shinko 700 but it didn't last long enough, it cost less than the E07 but worked out more expensive per km ridden. The TKC80 is a nice tyre, but more expensive and MUCH less distance before it needs replacing.

    But on the front I regard the E07 as only OK. I'm currently running a TKC80 and like the performanceee, I'm hoping that the mileage is reasonable - it certainly shouldn't suck like the rear does.
  11. motoyanni

    motoyanni Adventurer

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    OMFG THANK YOU SO MUCH!

    I took my wheel off 3 times scratching my head as to what happened, until I decided to resort to the web.

    You are my hero.
  12. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    Motoz Tractionator IT, my favorite.


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  13. MymoJoe

    MymoJoe Ride Ride Ride

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    did you ever get an answer to this question?

    looking through responses, plenty of half arsed comments but no answer... I know on some bikes a toggle switch to the fuse allows for off/on for the Traction control.. on my KTM 690r a spacer to remove the ABS pick up on the rear completely disabled the ABS.... should be doable..
  14. Dillo

    Dillo Almost Awesome

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    For the TC you can use a memory module, but I'm not sure about the ABS.
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  15. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    The Africa Twin, at least my DCT model, is pretty intuitive and easy to manage the ABS and traction control.
    I never turn off the ABS, and find that it works fine in the woods, sand and whoops. The rear especially tracks perfectly as it slows you down.
    The Traction Control is easily toggled from maximum to un-noticeable with the flick of a switch, on the fly. I turn it off in the woods.

    Finally, I engage the "G" button in the woods, to tighten up the shifting of the DCT. Less slippage between gears. Don't want it when the traction is marginal.

    So, not sure there is any reason to totally disable either.
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  16. 1litre

    1litre In over my head

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    This isn't going to happen a lot but I agree with doc on this one. There is no reason to totally switch off ABS/TC .
  17. Greg the pole

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

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    Remove or disable? I don't see why you couldn't gut the pump and wiring, not sure why you'd want to.

    TC memory module can sticky TC.
    If you want to disable ABS on ignition on, the circuit needs an additional chip to hold the memory.
    You can also do a on/off switch driving a NC relay, which runs in line with the TC/ABS fuse. That would turn off/leave both off, as it would simulate a blown fuse.
    https://thetenerist.wordpress.com/2...-traction-control-memory-module-installation/
  18. lqgsrider

    lqgsrider Been here awhile

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    I'm planning on doing some long rides on the pavement this summer. Any suggestions on a good street tire for the AT?
  19. 1litre

    1litre In over my head

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    The OEM been working great for 17000 one more summer to go on them.
  20. MymoJoe

    MymoJoe Ride Ride Ride

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    but that is not what is being asked... I am happy you like yours...