The Africa Twin CRF1000L Owners' Thread

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

  1. Moshaholic2

    Moshaholic2 CRF1000L Africa Twin , WR250F

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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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  2. Greg the pole

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

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    here's the givi vs oem, prob. 2 inches shorter, and no cut out
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  3. 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
  4. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Thanks. I will be ordering this sometime soon. Just want to get more air to my helmet in warm weather. The OEM screen will work the other 4 months of the year.
  5. Greg the pole

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

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    no prob. Honestly, I'm far too lazy to remove it during riding season. It's fine in all applications for me.
  6. Greg the pole

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

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    report back.
    I went with a pcv. Far more involved as far as install, but fully transparent on what it does. Plus tunable..
    https://thetenerist.wordpress.com/2019/03/18/2017-honda-crf-1000-power-commander-v-install/
    after 10k km, i'm glad I did it.
    Wheelies...hell yes.
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  7. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Going back this this 2018+ battery replacement, it seems like the Shorai LFX14L2-BS12 might be a suitable replacement. I've sent them the spec sheet for the OEM battery made by ELllY Power so see if they think their battery is OK to use in this application.
  8. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC Supporter

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    What is the fastest you've had a set of tires go bad, not used up, but bad? The reason I ask is because I have a set of tourtecs on my twin that are about 8 months old. Yesterday I was riding out of my neighbor hood and the front felt soft so I stopped t get air at a gas station 1/8 of a mile from my house. As I was airing it up I noticed cracks along the rim that were deep so I stopped the air and took it home. I could feel it getting softer as I rode very slowly home. This is one of the reasons I prefer tube to tubeless. FWIW, two weeks ago the cracks weren't there and before that day the tire never lost air.

    -Barron
  9. Moshaholic2

    Moshaholic2 CRF1000L Africa Twin , WR250F

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    Lots of variables - what was the "date" on the tire when you got them? Were they old stock or fresh? high air temps? parked outside exposed to weather and sun?

    I've had a Michelin T63 crack in a couple months... But it was an old stock tire as it had been discontinued and was sitting for a bit.
  10. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    I quit buying bfgoodrich tires for my 4x4s because of this.

    I know if your bike gets parked around ozone producing things this can cause cracking.... Electrical fields, evaporating solvents.....
  11. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC Supporter

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    The bike is parked outside, no idea what the date was on them but what both of you guys says makes sense. I was just really surprised. It's been hot and there is a transformer very close (but higher) to my bike. The tires on my other bike and car cracked quickly, not to mention most of the rubber on my other bike was absolutely shot. I never put any solvents or "look pretty" stuff on my tires, but I'm going to look into it and see if there is a way to guard against the ozone thing.

    -Barron
  12. Smittyrunner

    Smittyrunner Been here awhile

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    I have the same windscreen. It even helped my buffeting issue. I recommend it also. Plus it looks cool
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  13. Smittyrunner

    Smittyrunner Been here awhile

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  14. Moshaholic2

    Moshaholic2 CRF1000L Africa Twin , WR250F

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    PCV would be the real way to go (along with a dyno tune) ... or that place in the UK that can dyno tune and reflash the ECU.

    That would likey net the best results and likely would allow some tailoring to where you want the power gains.

    I went w/ the UpMap simply because it's an off the shelf tune for the full Termi exhaust I'm running with easy install.

    From my limited seat time today, there is no doubt a power boost through the entire rev range as advertised. Putting around, you won't notice anything different. But, pick up the pace and it is noticeable. If you rip it like a street bike it is very noticeable. Definitely added fuel as the exhaust was running cooler than before the flash (used to heat up really quickly being a touch lean)

    My bike is a 2017. So other things I may experiment with when it comes to change the air filters is dig deeper into the airbox and change out the throttle body snorkels for the longer 2018+ ones to get some more mid range pep (where I seem to ride the bike the most)

    *might* gear it down a tooth or two also.
  15. gve.mcmlxxiv

    gve.mcmlxxiv Been here awhile

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    I’ve got the antigravity 360 in my 2016.
  16. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I don't see a model 360 listed. Maybe you are referring to the AG-1201? Either way, that battery won't fitand neither will the one they recommend for the AT.

    Shorai responded to my inquiry and said the battery rhat I suggested might work on the 2018+ bikes won't work and they don't have anything that will. The spec on that battery all seem adequate but they said "it's underpowered for that bike".
  17. Lost Cartographer

    Lost Cartographer Been here awhile

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    Do you have a refrigerator in your garage?
  18. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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  19. MillennialFalcon

    MillennialFalcon Improvement starts with self

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    Sounds like something complicated developed specifically for regulations, not consumers/riders.
  20. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Disagree...... cooler temps, more power, greater efficiency.
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