The Africa Twin CRF1000L Owners' Thread

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

  1. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    What kind of bike was it.Hard to recognize buried in mud lol.
  2. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    I like the way the AT takes in air so high.had it almost up to headlight and kept on chugging.
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  3. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Just wondering if any ATAS or '18+ AT owners know about any alternative lithium batteries besides the OEM one. Antigravity doesn't fit based on the spec comparison. Has anyone seen any other options?
  4. Quercus petraea

    Quercus petraea Been here awhile

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    Take a look at SHIDO, SKYRICH or JMT batteries.
  5. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Yeah, that's definitely a benefit..... My buddy's bike..... Can't remember the year, but early 90's r100gs bmw. It's a really cool bike, I love the old air heads, but the opposing cylinders and low intake are definitely a liability in those conditions. He's a good rider, but went down a few times due to grounding out on the cylinders.
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  6. Greg the pole

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

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    yep...TT makes one. Stupid expensive for what you get.
    happy with my givi screen. below is side by side with oem height/with batzen adj. screen mount
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  7. Greg the pole

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

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    you guys are lucky you got through those puddles. We were out and about on our dirt bikes yesterday, some puddles were over the front wheel..glad it didn't give you grief!
    me in puddles...
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  8. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Nothing seems to match from those manufacturers with the right combination of size and post arrangement.
  9. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Thanks. Also saw Puig makes one and just missed out on an ebay auction for one. Givi seems the most affordable.
  10. Greg the pole

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

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    cheap and pretty much bullet proof. Can't go wrong.
  11. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    I love the look of your screen.... I know you're probably standing alot more than I do, but do you ever have any trouble not being able to see through it?
  12. Greg the pole

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

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    funny, I had the same question asked a few times.
    No, I'm 5'9" and i've had zero complaints. For outward visibility even when sitting, it's never concerned me.
    I do run the SC rally seat, so quite high up on the bike
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  13. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN 2019 CRF1000LD | 2016 CRF1000LD | Supporter

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    I replaced my OE with this: Shorai LFX14A4-BS12 about a year ago.
    fit like it was made for it. I have a 2016, but AFAIK
    battery size should not be any different on later models.
    I never put it on trickle charger. Just came back from 3 week trip to the west.
    Zero issues. Ran the pump to air up tires and buddies tires, too.
    Ran no heated gear or put heavy draw on it other than my gps and heated grips.

    PS edit: Its model LFX18A1-BS12
  14. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    That battery won't fit into the battery holder.
  15. Sailor Jack

    Sailor Jack Been here awhile

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    Moose makes this sport screen for < $50. Thicker than stock, and if you dont mind the "bat-bike" comments its a good option
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  16. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Unless the pictures are misleading, it doesn't seem much shorter than the standard OEM screen.
  17. Sailor Jack

    Sailor Jack Been here awhile

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    only a bit shorter than stock on the sides, big hole in the center makes up for it. Givi is defintely shorter, price on the Moose is cheap enough to experiment (i.e. trim it further) without regret
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  18. Moshaholic2

    Moshaholic2 PCUT

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    Little doohickey showed up via DHL today.

    Took about 20-30min to fully get it installed (including sync, download and reflash)

    Will likely melt tires off the rims now and wheelie uncontrollably.

    Will report back tomorrow .... thats if I live to tell the tale


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  19. Greg the pole

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

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    @swimmer
    here's the givi vs oem, prob. 2 inches shorter, and no cut out
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  20. sweetlou

    sweetlou small body, big balls

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    Anyone need a Shad top case mount adaptor? Part #H0CR12ST fits 16-17 AT and the VRX. $45 shipped