The Africa Twin CRF1000L Owners' Thread

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

  1. 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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  2. 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.
  3. gve.mcmlxxiv

    gve.mcmlxxiv 2016 Africa Twin DCT No.272

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

    gve.mcmlxxiv 2016 Africa Twin DCT No.272

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

    redneckmech No burrito left behind!

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    ToriMish Long timer

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

    cblais19 Long timer

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    “I got that crash on video!” Lol
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    windowto Long timer

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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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    97707 Vulture capitalist

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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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  10. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    ... it’s 2019 and that’s your comment? Jesus.
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  11. 97707

    97707 Vulture capitalist

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    Love you too, sport.

    What's a tragic?

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  12. Motociclo

    Motociclo Long timer 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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  13. 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.
  14. Motociclo

    Motociclo Long timer 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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  15. 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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  16. bbanker

    bbanker Been here awhile Supporter

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    Same here. My only problem is that I wired my Denali lights to go through the recess in the fairing, so they just have to dangle there. Takes me longer to get my altrider upper bars off that to access the filters.
  17. WalterMitty2

    WalterMitty2 Been here awhile

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    Where did you get your red crash bars, and your skid lower skid plate?
  18. OzCr0w

    OzCr0w She'll be right mate!

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    The crash bars are Altrider and the bashplate is B&B Aluminium
    They both have been thoroughly tested now and get a thumbs up
    On its side the bashplate lets you spin the bike like a top to reposition it for and easier lift and certainly protects those engine cases from rash.
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  19. AZMtnRider

    AZMtnRider Been here awhile

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    I like the looks of the b&b skid plate, and am thinking of pairing it with OM crash bars, mids only not the wrap around, for ease of air filter changes. My only worry is that the skid plate will keep the bottom of the bike too high, making the upper plastics hit the dirt. What do you think?
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  20. OzCr0w

    OzCr0w She'll be right mate!

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    I looked at what would offer the most protection in a fall
    Altrider stuff appears to be the most tested and robust bar system. The mounting is very well designed and it works well with repeated abuse
    I have the Barrett rear racks doing a bit to take up the rear end and with Barkbusters its hard to fault.

    I came to this setup combination knowing that I was going to treat it more like an XR600 not a CRF1000l if you get my meaning.
    With air filter changes in mind I just remove the front tongue mounting bolts at the top and loosen the bolts at the bottom, removing only one each side then just roll it forward. Not tricky to reinstall
    The big wrap around bar barges down trees and bushes well too.
    Hope that helps.
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