The Africa Twin CRF1000L Owners' Thread

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

  1. pepebayeta

    pepebayeta Been here awhile

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    Any progress with the tank/fairing conversion?
  2. Squily

    Squily Squily Supporter

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    We're waiting on the parts - no tank in Australia so it'll be a few weeks.
  3. pepebayeta

    pepebayeta Been here awhile

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    There are some problems with ATAS tanks.
    Sooner or later honda will (probably) fix it.
    I hope you get the improved one.
  4. Lear60man

    Lear60man Sleeping

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    Is there a way to check? IE after serial number X you are good to go?
  5. Squily

    Squily Squily Supporter

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    i was planning to insist on an additional sealant layer before the installation - hope it'll fix the issue
  6. pepebayeta

    pepebayeta Been here awhile

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    Sorry, no idea.
  7. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN 2019 CRF1000LD | 2016 CRF1000LD | Supporter

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    Do you really need a special O2 sensor removal tool?
    Gettin' ready to replace exhaust pipes.
  8. Greg the pole

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

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    isn't it just a 17mm which could come off with a open ended wrench?
    I've removed O2 sensors on my super tenere with some wd-40 and an open ended wrench.
  9. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN 2019 CRF1000LD | 2016 CRF1000LD | Supporter

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    Figured it out. Just need to hold the loom from turning with the nut- a two handed operation wthout special tool needed.
  10. Moshaholic2

    Moshaholic2 PCUT

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    Any Utah people want to ride from Strawberry over the mtns to rt6 , then do the entire length of skyline drive to I-70 and then punch it back up I-15 on Monday?

    Nothing technical, just dirt road blastin' with great views from the peaks.
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  11. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    Installed panniers, ~4mpg lower, at all speeds above 40mph.
  12. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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  13. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I see Givi makes a screen that they advertise as being about 2" shorter than the standard OEM screen, does anyone else sell a short screen?
  14. a2ronm

    a2ronm Ti-6Al-4V

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    Mine is the MRA shorty. I had a hard time getting any air with the stock screen.

    MRA Motorcycle Windshield for Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L '16 | Sport Screen
    Item# MRA.4025066155750

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  15. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Crazy day of riding today. Got out with a buddy and headed into cherokee national forest. Managed to get on a "road" not on any map and thought we were on the one on the map. I don't think very highly of myself off-road, but was very pleased this all ended well. :lol3

    It was one obstacle after another. Rock slides..... The b and b bash plate did its job. There were several hard hits and scrapes and would absolutely have crushed the exhaust and probably case if not for a large beefy plate. Washouts.... Ruts, trees, branches, thorns, rocks, sand...

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    Things just kept deteriorating. We crossed probably 10-15 of these..... IMG950922.jpg

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    Today's ride was definitely not why I bought the AT, but it did incredibly well. @Junglejeff1 asked about the GPS tires in the mud and I'm shocked how well they did. I really expected to be fucked today, but tires did their job.

    We found a fire tower back towards the main gravel.

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    Other than my new Arizona pinstripes, it was a great labor day.

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  16. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN 2019 CRF1000LD | 2016 CRF1000LD | Supporter

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    Rich Mountain Fire Tower?
    i was there in May of this year riding the SM1000 with my AT buddy.
  17. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    I feel your pain lol.Looks like a great ride and glad you had friends with.That is some slimy looking stuff.Would love to been along for that ride.
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  18. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Yep! I'm going to have to camp up there some night....such an awesome spot.
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  19. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    It sometimes hurts but it is so much fun and great memories.How in the hell did you get that bike out.I never swamped mine that bad.My nuts hurt looking at that pick.
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  20. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Yeah...we were talking about that after we got out. You don't plan to do stupid shit. When we were in there..... No way would we have tried it.... But you get seduced. One more obstacle.... Ok one more. Then we *thought* we were getting close to another road, so didn't want to turn around thinking we're past half the way. In the end we had to turn around anyway because of huge downed trees.....about a 6 hour round trip.

    I got behind the bike and bounced it up and down with a push forward while he pulled on it. We had to pull the plugs and clean out the carbs. The AT made it no problem.