The Africa Twin CRF1000L Owners' Thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by erey, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I posted some questions about a short windscreen a couple pages back. I ended up getting the Givi. While I hate the black finish, at least on my black motorcycle, it works as I had hoped, at this point. Brings the air over the screen a little lower so I get more air flow to the top and middle of my helmet but doesn't bring it so low that the wind is hitting under my helmet making things loud. Only tried it with my XD4 and the peak vibration is less than with the OEM screen. I will probably wear my RF-1200 tomorrow going to work and see how that helmet reacts to the lower airflow. I am am 5'9" FWIW.

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  2. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Looking good swimmer!
  3. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    THat looks nice! Out of curiosity, ~how tall are you?
  4. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    5'9". I was using the seat in the lower position on this ride.
  5. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Love my Tranny Super Supporter

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    I'm 6 foot and I use a short screen too. My personal preference is for full air on my helmet.
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  6. OzCr0w

    OzCr0w She'll be right mate!

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    I'm thinking a low screen would be better and less obstruction to see past in difficult terrain if sitting down, and less to likely to break when pushing through thick bush
    I like that black screen on black bike @swimmer.
    I reckon it would shade the dash and make GPS easier to read in sun too.
    Nice shape
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  7. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    Should be a pretty easy swap, and the Givi isn't that much. May need to give it a shot, god knows hot weather doesn't magically go away come fall around here.
  8. gve.mcmlxxiv

    gve.mcmlxxiv Been here awhile

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    Alt rider lowers paid for themselves Saturday!
  9. gve.mcmlxxiv

    gve.mcmlxxiv Been here awhile

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    Anyone know if the ATAS skid plate would go on the regular AT?
  10. redneckmech

    redneckmech No burrito left behind!

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  11. ToriMish

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    For all you AT tragics out there, more footage of an AT!
  12. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    “I got that crash on video!” Lol
  13. windowto

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    Yea, the biggest concern is looking for what others are doing, but good thinking on the coffee cup.:clap:thumb
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  14. 97707

    97707 Go Long Supporter

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    The girl's a potty mouth, but I enjoyed the vid.

    "You're getting capable on that bike . . . " 4 , 5 , 6 . . . ka-thump. :D




    And what's a tragic?

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  15. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    ... it’s 2019 and that’s your comment? Jesus.
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  16. 97707

    97707 Go Long Supporter

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    Love you too, sport.

    What's a tragic?

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  17. Motociclo

    Motociclo Been here awhile Supporter

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    Timed myself checking air filters. Not rushing. Remove filters to inspect inside box also.
    20 mins from first screw on fairing, then back to last. Still a stupid design though!!!
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  18. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    I get a kick of all the whining as about the same for me after the heeds are out of the way.About 40 minutes with the heeds.
  19. Motociclo

    Motociclo Been here awhile Supporter

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    For sure. I never bothered in past to time. Servicing bike, thought i would. It is what it is.
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  20. Mr.Black999

    Mr.Black999 Been here awhile

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    You guys should try checking the air filter on a V-Strom :bluduh
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