The Africa Twin CRF1000L Owners' Thread

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by erey, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. Greg the pole

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

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    lol...preaching to the choir man!
    Any contact points on most bikes needed doing for me.
    The only bikes that had a good bar bend were the fz09 and FJ09. All other ones didn't work for me
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  2. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Up until recently the stock bars have given me no trouble. I purchased the bike late last August and have put nearly 8k miles and 10 states on it.... Mostly tarmac. However, the last month has been almost entirely off road .. A few hundred miles and starting to get wrist pain, especially my throttle hand. I've been focusing on relaxing my grip which seems to be helping. I'll find out next week when Im off for a week to explore the smoky mountain 500 and surrounding areas...adjusting the route to stay off pavement and camp free. I'm hoping staying more relaxed will continue to help.
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  3. Greg the pole

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

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  4. Pcfly

    Pcfly Dude?! Seriously??

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    Thanks for looking Dillo, turns out with the excellent customer service, Brooks at 12oClock is putting together something for me. Even he was surprised by my findings as it appears that the relay for the DCT bikes, as strange as it seems, is different then the standard transmission. 12oClock sent me pictures of what the other turn flasher relay looks like and it’s not at all what mine looks like. The bikes were talking about are 2016+2017 AT (USA models without OEM LED turn signals). Here’s some photos......

    2016 AT Standard......

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    DCT AT turn signal relay......

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    12oClock Labs is putting together a kit for me to send out today so hopefully I’ll get this finished and report back my findings. Kit picture here........

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    So far I’ve got the front and rear turn signals installed, not as straight forward as it appears, all items in place aside from the last two pieces (12oClock adapter) and it’s a heck of a light brighter then the old incandescent bulbs (as to be expected). Anyway, the fronts are like fog lights......:lol3

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  5. Blaise W

    Blaise W Long timer Supporter

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    Good Job! I've been following this install privately and my oh my it's a lot of messing around! Sure like the results though!
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  6. Pcfly

    Pcfly Dude?! Seriously??

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    If it all goes back together and I don’t have enough spare parts left over to build an old school mini bike then I’ll be happy.
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  7. Dillo

    Dillo Almost Awesome

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    Oh heck, I forgot to take pictures :fpalm

    I'll try to remember to take them tonight
  8. gve.mcmlxxiv

    gve.mcmlxxiv Been here awhile

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    Has anyone put a sw motec skid plate on with an alt rider lower crashbar? I wonder if they are compatible
  9. redneckmech

    redneckmech No burrito left behind!

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    I had another thought,
    I am currently running the Protaper contour 7/8 ATV High bars on my Vstrom. If anyone wanted a bar that was about the same height as the Protaper Adventure bar but with less sweep and rise, the Protaper ATV High bars would be a pretty good fit. Since they also make them in 1-1/8 I may lean that direction since I have been running them without any numbness or shoulder problems.

    Has anyone put the Adventure HI bend bars on an ATAS and if so what were your results? I am currently torn between these two options..

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  10. PhaseShifter

    PhaseShifter Been here awhile

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    Thanks for sharing !
  11. Nihon Newbie

    Nihon Newbie Weirdo

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    I'd call both and ask. I've been going through the same mix-match process and sometimes the manufacturers already know, but don't advertise, cross-compatibility.
  12. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Looking at pictures online, I think it would work. Might get a bit close on the upper wing part of the plate, but there doesn't look to be conflicts in mounting points or any major obstructions.... Worst case may be a little trim, but I'd probably try it if that's the direction I was going.

    We need a thread ... A knowledge base of known compatibilites. I struggled with it in my research.
  13. PistolPetey

    PistolPetey Been here awhile Supporter

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    It does work. There's some angle grinding on the left rear side of the skid plate. I just ran out to the garage and took this pic...
    I got the skid plate on as close as i could, then did an awkward template line with my daughter's purple marker with my left hand, did a couple cuts with the grinder (gee i only lost control once and customized the motech badge), filed the edges, and slapped the bashplate back on.
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  14. PistolPetey

    PistolPetey Been here awhile Supporter

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  15. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC Supporter

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    I like this site, they have a lot of great options.

    http://www.cycleterminal.com/bullet-terminals.html

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  16. MaxRu

    MaxRu Adventurer

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    Hello gents,
    Most are familiar with the turbulence that comes through the fork tunnel and the fork shield solution. Well, here is my take on the fork shield design:

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    And the final product ;)

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    And besides looking good, it also works quite nicely.

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  17. redneckmech

    redneckmech No burrito left behind!

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    Elegant design, far nicer than any of the other designs that I have seen!

    Did you vacuum form those? I have been thinking about doing something similar but haven't had the time to attempt it yet.
  18. MaxRu

    MaxRu Adventurer

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    These are 3D printed (SLS Nylon). Since they have a couple of threaded inserts for a more secure fit, I didn't do the vacuum forming. I have 3D scanned the original panel and made the surfaces to mate perfectly, so it can also be potentially used with only double sided tape. If there will be some non commercial interest, I can provide CAD files through PM.
  19. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC Supporter

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    Do any of you guys have a suspension tuning guide or quick sheet for tuning the OEM 2016 twin suspension? I want to fix mine (squishy, but harsh and unbalanced), but I'm not sure where to start what exactly does what and have spent a good amount of time looking for some good solid user info on this with no good results.

    -Barron
  20. PistolPetey

    PistolPetey Been here awhile Supporter

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    I think you came to the right place: look up inmate @Motociclo . He’s got a few threads dedicated to OEM suspension improvements.
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