The Africa Twin CRF1000L Owners' Thread

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

  1. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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  2. chittyrox

    chittyrox Been here awhile Supporter

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    It has been awhile since I have done it, and the bike is not with me right now. But I do not think I had to splice into wires at all. It plugged right in with blade-style electrical terminals and mounted right up. Don't quote me on that, as I have drank and slept since! The mini soundbomb or the hella horn were the only two options that seemed to work better for my riding style.
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  3. Capt CF

    Capt CF Pontificating Nobody

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    Also, nothing saying you have to use the Denali mount. I just did because I am lazy and don't ride my AT off-road very often. I installed a Denali split soundbomb horn on another bike and it tucks up nicely under the plastics so you can't even tell it is there. The split model splits the compressor and the horn into two separate components that are a bit easier to mount/hide and includes a length of rubber hose that you use to connect the two. Just another option to consider.
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    Motociclo Been here awhile Supporter

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  5. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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  6. bbanker

    bbanker Been here awhile Supporter

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    He doesn't really ride it off road, but with all of those miles he has done no suspension work or maintenance and reports no problems with function. :hide
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  7. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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  8. SSunklug

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  9. SSunklug

    SSunklug Adventurer

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  10. SSunklug

    SSunklug Adventurer

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    SSunklug Adventurer

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    SSunklug Adventurer

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  13. SSunklug

    SSunklug Adventurer

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  14. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    best color of the AT yet! need a rider on the next pic.
  15. Zave

    Zave ******

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    I think the 2017 tri color is the best
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  16. bbanker

    bbanker Been here awhile Supporter

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  17. SSunklug

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  18. motocopter

    motocopter ˙˙˙ƃuᴉɥɔɹɐǝS

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    Did the 16k mile valve clearance check on my AT at 19k miles. Adjusted one exhaust valve. The air filters saw daylight for the first time since being housed in Japan.

    Photo taken early in the two-weekend maintenance fest.

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    If interested: https://ridermarcadventureriding.wordpress.com/
    18 miles on my AT when the header photo was taken.
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  20. Greg the pole

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

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    probably has not changed the oil in the forks...:1drink
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