The Africa Twin CRF1000L Owners' Thread

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

  1. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN 2019 CRF1000LD | 2016 CRF1000LD | Supporter

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    Outback Motortek- 3rd year (crash testing) on my '16 AT
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    i'm not sayin' it's the best or anything but these have done their job over and over
    in all kinds of terrain over the years.
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    better angle:
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  2. 97707

    97707 Vulture capitalist

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    How did the Mosko bags stand up to that abuse?

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  3. dgp

    dgp Adventurer

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    A tragic, is an enthusiast.
  4. OzCr0w

    OzCr0w She'll be right mate!

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    That front tyre must have tried its best.
    What a rock farm.
  5. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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  6. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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  7. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN 2019 CRF1000LD | 2016 CRF1000LD | Supporter

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    Good as new. MM are made for this kinda country. Just don't put anything fragile in 'em.
    I hate the weight of the topbox, but that's where all the fragile stuff go.
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  8. Pantah

    Pantah Jiggy Dog Fan Supporter

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    New Style Adv Tire for the AT: Not sure this is relevant today. I haven't visited this thread in a year.

    I finally received a set of the new Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tires for my 2016 AT. They were introduced for the Ducati Scramblers a couple years ago. Its been a long wait to get them in sizes for ADV bikes. Today is my first day on them. They were as I hoped in the street environment. By that I mean quiet and sticky, like all Pirellis are noted for. But while they are a street tire, they have a knobby block tread pattern. That suggests to me that they would be acceptable for my purposes on my AT. I want medium challenge fire service road capability. Light sand too. Gravel is bad for every tire so in that I just want the front to track. My big fear was the knobby block pattern would make them loud on the street. Not so!

    I had Mefo Super Explorers before. I bought them because I had great experience with them in AK on my old KTM 950. The front wasn't good in the mud, but everywhere else in the dirt, they were terrific! Plus they lasted twice as long as TKC80's. I got the miles out of these too but they definitely changed the tread pattern for better dirt performance. As a result they howled starting at 45mph. Much louder than TKC80s.

    My choice this time was the Pirelli MT 90s that were OEM on my KTM950; or these new STR's. I decided to try the new tire and hope. I have had lots of Pirellis on various bikes and none of them go much further than 4k miles. I am sure these won't either. Pics:
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    They look the part, anyway... :-)
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  9. ski-line900

    ski-line900 Been here awhile Supporter

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    They look identical to the shinko 804/805.
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  10. Zave

    Zave ******

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    Has anyone tried the bridgestone battlax?
  11. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    Quite different in execution though, they’re a modern radial with multi compounds and all that jazz. Last about the same as an 805 from what I’ve seen (not long).
  12. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    Which one? The new AX41 knobbie? The A41 90/10? The T31 sport touring? Another?
  13. Zave

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    The A41 which one have you tried?
  14. Pantah

    Pantah Jiggy Dog Fan Supporter

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    I see that now... They DO look very similar and the Shinko's are quite a bit cheaper! I think also, that the Pirelli STR's are more street oriented. I wanted a decent tread block, but these are not like Pirelli Scorpion Rally tires. I've used those on my KTM690 and they are a genuine knobby race tire with DOT labelling. These are street tires originally designed for Ducati Scramblers (which are pure street bikes). They are supposed to be quite good on wet pavement even. I have a 2000mile trip to Santa Fe next month. My AT has a little over 15k miles on it so I bought these tires and a new chain/sprocket set for this trip. I may come back through southern UT so I'll have some dirt roads to travel as well. The Burr Trail and Cottonwood Canyon for example.
  15. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    I ran the A41 90/10 on my Tenere. It's a fantastic sport-touring tire, extremely sticky out to the edge with a very consistent feel, does great on mixed pavement surfaces (no waggle on tar snakes). Fine on dry dirt and gravel, with the limitation that it's a 90/10.

    I've had a friend run the AX41 knobbie on his GS - said it was loud but had really great grip. He's keeping it for the muddy seasons in VT.
  16. Olde Phart

    Olde Phart Olde Phart

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    The A41s came stock on my '18 ATAS, ran 'em for 8,000 mi. and liked their performance a lot. I shod the ATAS with aggressive Motoz dirt skins that were disagreeable on pavement so when I was going to be doing a lot more of it than dirt, I had fresh A41s put back on. Great dry performance, good wet performance and they do OK off in dirt/gravel. Haven't had them in snotty stuff where I expect they'd do poorly.

    They are very nice when things get curvy:

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    Good leanin' her over to ya!
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  17. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    New information regarding the new 1100 Africa Twin is slowly emerging: 3 trims, L1 (Standard), L2 (Adventure Sport) and L4 (Adventure Sport Touring). Expected prices (Dutch list prices incl VAT): L1 17k, L2 21k, L4 22k. (Euro). L4 will be available full specs with full automatic suspension and quickshifter (DCT).

    Pics look AWESOME. Black version with gold rims is an absolutely beauty... Pictures as published in this topic are only remotely close to the 'Real McCoi'.

    Bike will be available from late October to early November at Dutch Honda agents.
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  18. Drum Dog

    Drum Dog Been here awhile

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    If you got pics post them.
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  19. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    Embargo till next Monday. Hold on your breath one more day but believe me, it will be worth it.
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  20. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    It's Monday in New Zealand, go on and post them!

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