Honda CRF1000L AFRICA TWIN merged threadfest

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

  1. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    Do not know if there still there but a guy was selling a nice stock set in the parts for sale.If i remember correctly he wanted 1200$ but no cush drive on rear.I wanted them but cannot afford right now.
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  2. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    Were did you get a 150 rear.Looking but have not found a 150 yet.Would like to try one out.
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    Geekventure Been here awhile

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    What were they replaced with...same same?
  4. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    Yes,the new adventure was not out yet at the time.I wanted to have them coated 1st but dealer said they could not let me because of liability.It was towards end of summer so they had 2000 miles on them when the snow started flying.Pulled them down and sent to Rick at cogent and had them coated.Bike hit 16000 today and so far working great.Unfortunately i have to set a day aside to do my 1st valve adjustment.Just really not looking forward to that lol.If my uppers do blow out will most likely just switch to adventure uppers as i plan on keeping bike as long as i can hold it up.
  5. Geekventure

    Geekventure Been here awhile

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    The 908RR only comes in 140/80x18...
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  6. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    The whole story is way back in the suspension thread.I was one of the evil 5 that discovered it.I believe i was the third person and every one was thinking we were chicken little back then.A man from africa was the 1st and he hammers on the bike hard.He converted to the supreme kyb sss forks.That is another option for me as i have a set out in garage.
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    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    Thanks,i was guessing that's what you used.Have been tempted with the 140,s already and they are quite a bit cheaper than the 150,s with most brands.
  8. Capt CF

    Capt CF Pontificating Nobody

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    I'm almost to my first valve check as well. Hey, do me a favor and do a detailed write up with pics of each step. Definitely not looking forward to this one.
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  9. Junglejeff1

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    I need to check if motociclo did one.If he did not i will take pictures and try to.I need to do it soon because its air filter time and and want to do everything at once.Have a scott oiler that i will install at same time.Need to splice that thing into a vacuum line.
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  10. mudbreeder

    mudbreeder Been here awhile

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    I have a question for DCT owners, is it possible to park the bike in (1st) gear?
    As in stopping the engine when in gear with the switch on the right handlebar (as if an emmergency), leave the switch off and turn off ignition, then/later turn switch back on.
    Is there another combination?
    Or is there absolutely no way of parking/stalling in gear?
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    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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  12. Capt CF

    Capt CF Pontificating Nobody

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  13. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    By default it will go in neutral.
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  14. dpippin

    dpippin Been here awhile

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    There is no way to leave it in gear
    When you shut it off it will go into neutral.
    You must use parking brake if you want the bike to stay in place

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    Even with small hands it's a tight job. I disconnected the crossover hose from top of left radiator (corked the spigot) then pulled the radiator mounts & let them flop about. You'll lose only a few CCs of coolant. You may need to "burp" the cooling system on reassembly - not a big deal. BTW, do NOT pull on the spark plug wires & treat the boots gently lest you tear or break them!!

    The whole job is fiddly, but easy. Just don't rush or force anything. And thanks to Motociclo for the original write-up. (my clearances were within tolerance).
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  16. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN 2019 CRF1000LD | 2016 CRF1000LD | Supporter

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    Yes, the engine can be cut off with the transmission in any gear including first gear.
    BUT the DCT system will disengage the clutch making it appear as if in neutral (but it's not)
    We have a DCT state similar to a manual transmission bike with the clutch lever pulled in.
    FYI default state of the clutch for DCT is always disengaged (no hydraulic pressure)
    whereas for a manual it is engaged mechanically (by springs).
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  17. Nihon Newbie

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    Totally doable. You should still unbolt the radiators so they can be pushed out of the way a little, but disconnecting them is not necessary. I know because I've checked valves twice and didn't have to disconnect them.

    That said, be absolutely certain that you clean thoroughly as you go, and do not allow anything to fall into the throttle bodies, the intake runners of the head, or the open valve train once you remove the valve cover. I've seen people take apart dirty bikes without cleaning and have rocks and dried mud fall into their motors. No bueno.

    It's really not a difficult service, just a huge pain in the ass because of all the disassembly. Good luck!
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    DAKRIDER Been here awhile

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    Hi everyone! Xplor-Int and I, are in it's early stages of planning an African Twin only rally in the spring or fall of 2020 for non-profit of course.
    We wanted to get a general idea of what riders like in an African Twin only rally.
    Some of the questions that come to our minds are:
    When in the spring or fall of 2020 would be a good time to do an AT rally?
    How many days/miles can you do?
    How do you feel about doing on/off road riding?
    What is your riding capability?
    Would you be interested in training seminars on/off road?
    Would you want to do camping, cabins or luxury hotels?
    What kind of attractions would you be interested in?
    Would you want this event to be catered or BYO?
    Would you or someone be interested in co-hosting this event with us?
    We know we have riders from all over the US and the world on these social media pages and wanted to see if they have favorite on/off-road routes you could share with us.
    We are looking to host this African Twin only rally in the North East parts of the US, like PA, MD, NY.
    Looking forward to everyone's opinions and suggestions. Thank you again!
    Alain
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  20. Greg the pole

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

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    like the others said, it's easy with the rads off.
    And yes, clean before you take anything off. Even then there's hidden shit here and there
    The left one can come off completely, you can leave the right one hanging.
    Pics here. Sorry no write up. Follow the book.
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    then go left on the cursers