The Africa Twin CRF1000L Owners' Thread

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

  1. Nihon Newbie

    Nihon Newbie Weirdo

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    Basically no differences between 16/17. His bike would come with a warranty, covering anything likely to arise. The spokes will corrode fast, but it's just an aesthetic concern. If price is right and he doesn't mind the extra weight of the DCT version seems like a solid buy.
  2. Black99S

    Black99S Been here awhile

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    From a safety perspective, I'd never ride with something like that on my helmet. Even an easy off at low speed in a parking lot or gravel turn around it could torque your neck enough to cause damage.
  3. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    My go-to; cycle trader dot com. Use your search options to select the DCT Africa Twin. Select Nationwide as the radius for the search. Sort by price; lowest first. Email the respective dealers asking for a final "out the door" price then do a fly and ride.

    While I loved my 2016 and 2017, the 2018 does have some improvements that could be considered worthwhile. (55k miles on the "first gen" bikes. Mostly commuting and touring.) For ~$1000 more, i'd get the 2018.

    Edit; you can find 2018s starting in the low/ mid 10s. You'll have to call/ email to get a price including all the fees and whatnot.
  4. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    If around 9k I would snag it up.Alot of guys like the crap like fly by wire but cables have worked fine for over 100 years.The newer bikes are going kind of bmw bigger,more electronic crap if you like that kind of stuff.Same frame,almost same motor set up (miner intake changes)and different color forks.
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  5. Redclayrider

    Redclayrider Long time gone

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    Nope. Attaches with Velco. Before my neck gets twisted, the camera will rip off.
  6. Black99S

    Black99S Been here awhile

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    Had one guy with cracked ribs from falling with camera velcro'd to a chest harness. Velcro may peel off but it is strong in shear and goes no where in compression.
    Ride safe. Enjoy your vid's.
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  7. MillennialFalcon

    MillennialFalcon Improvement starts with self

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    Get a 2018 for the Kashima forks if nothing else.
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  8. tommymerle

    tommymerle advwanabee

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    I like mine and have had zero issues except for when I fall down. Not the bikes fault.
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  9. africa twin

    africa twin Been here awhile

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    I have a 2016 DCT with 85,000km on it no problems at all
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  10. Moshaholic2

    Moshaholic2 CRF1000L Africa Twin , WR250F

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    Yesterday:

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    Today:

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  11. racer

    racer Long timer

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    Looks good. What muffler and what did it do the sound level? Racer
  12. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude RMAR

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    Question: Is there a windscreen that is wider towards the bottom sides? I have a Batzen adjuster, and when I raise the screen on the highway, the narrow lower portion gets raised (obviously) beyond the body and glows a lot of air. I'm ok with something no taller than stock, as I lower it all the way off road... I don't want anything huge.
  13. markopol13

    markopol13 so many great trails.....so little time

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    no,double take
  14. Nihon Newbie

    Nihon Newbie Weirdo

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  15. -mek-

    -mek- Been here awhile

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    Check V-Stream.
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  16. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    Fantastic bloody day to go riding today. Pity I was stuck at home; needed to change the oil in the car. Of course I forgot the filter, so I got to enjoy the scoot on the way to the dealership. And by enjoy I mean get frustrated all the way to fuck.

    First: can't lane split. It wasn't punishingly hot. If it was, all bets would be off.
    Second: Traffic lights here aren't (don't seem) coordinated like they were in LA. I got stopped at every intersection. Every fucking intersection! Going there, and back.


    Thankfully I don't have any adulting to do tomorrow. I might just have to get out early and make up for today.
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  17. Redclayrider

    Redclayrider Long time gone

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    You look a little sickly...might need to take the day off. Don't want to pass it on to others you know. :D
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  18. Mercenary

    Mercenary Mindless Savage

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    Hey folks. Can we use tubeless tires on our AT's? I want to install a set of Mitas EO7 Dakars on my AT but I can only find the 'tubeless' type....
  19. Highway Troll

    Highway Troll Adventurer

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    No Problem at all. I ran a set for 24,000km. Just put in a tube.
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  20. MWValley

    MWValley Pro Motorcycle Gadget Guy (ret.)

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    This 2016 DCT is $9999 out the door. No need to fly anywhere. Just jump in the truck and be there in 30 minutes. In my state an "older" new bike is desirable. The registration cost go down significantly for every model year, for the first 6 years. A 2016, even being the same bike, would cost around $150 less to register than a 2019 and would reach the permanent lowest registration cost in only 2 years.