1. eNewsletter Sign Up

The Africa Twin CRF1000L Owners' Thread

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

  1. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen DR Guy

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2015
    Oddometer:
    3,025
    Location:
    Cypress, TX
    I bought SWM bars due to lack of availability at Outback when I was ready to buy. They don't seem to be hurting, but they lost my business.
    windowto likes this.
  2. superfunkomatic

    superfunkomatic Funky Monkey Trunk

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Oddometer:
    285
    Location:
    Calgary, Ab
    I've used several tires at the 140 size - no issues at all. It has a higher sidewall (80) but nothing that you would really notice.

  3. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen DR Guy

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2015
    Oddometer:
    3,025
    Location:
    Cypress, TX
    We had quite the adventure today![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  4. mentolio

    mentolio Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2016
    Oddometer:
    680
    Looks like fun! What kind of tires are you running?
  5. motocopter

    motocopter Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2012
    Oddometer:
    3,157
    Location:
    North mid-TN & North mid-AL
    I really hate mud!

    Stuck a KLX-650 up to the skid plate in Panama in the late 90's. Took a rappelling rope and a Bronco to pull it out.
  6. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen DR Guy

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2015
    Oddometer:
    3,025
    Location:
    Cypress, TX
    TKC80 front and Motoz GPS rear. I'm happy with them. I'll be real happy if the front last a decent about it miles.
    I took a bad line. My buddy got through no problem. I was buried up to the skid plate too. We got it out with my tow strap, the motor, some mud stomping, and 2 manpower.
    Honda-50, motocopter and Amphib like this.
  7. Nice Goat

    Nice Goat higher is better

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2012
    Oddometer:
    834
    Location:
    Alabama
    Performed the first oil change on the Africa Twin at 435 miles. Also, over the last couple of weeks, I've installed the following:

    - SW-Motech engine guards
    - Bumot skid plate
    - Precision rear rack
    - Pelican 1450 top case
    - Givi touring windscreen
    - Givi XS320 tank bag with lock ring
    - TechSpec tank grips
    - Whelen TIR3 red lighthead (extra brake light)
    - Crampbuster cruise assist
    - RAM ball mount (for cell phone or GPS)
    - Battery tender cable (also for using heated gloves)
    - Alaska Leather sheepskin buttpad

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  8. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2018
    Oddometer:
    2,885
    Location:
    Wnc
    @Nice Goat... Bikes looking awesome man. Love the black.
  9. Wind_Rider

    Wind_Rider Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2006
    Oddometer:
    965
    Location:
    Idaho
    @Nice Goat , that's pretty funny because I did the first oil change on my AT this weekend as well. Also at 436 miles.

    However, my AT is still home stock, with the only thing I have added being 436 miles....
  10. Greg the pole

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

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,125
    Location:
    Calgary, AB
    correct. I've done it on the super t and the AT. No issues.
    superfunkomatic likes this.
  11. Damian_74

    Damian_74 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
    Oddometer:
    756
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    My go to tyre is the TKC 80.

    Swapped to the 140 and didn't notice any real difference either on or off road but did notice the extra $100 in my pocket.

    150 / 70 r18.................$280
    Diameter..................668mm
    Width......................150mm
    Sidewall...................104mm
    Circumference ........2096mm
    Revs/km..................477

    140 / 80 r18................$190
    Diameter..............681mm
    Width...................140mm
    Sidewall................112mm
    Circumference.......2139mm
    Revs/km................476
    superfunkomatic and Amphib like this.
  12. Greg the pole

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

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,125
    Location:
    Calgary, AB
    that's very detailed.
    I do the same thing with my go to rear, E07 (REGULAR!) They are only available in 140 now.
  13. Greg the pole

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

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,125
    Location:
    Calgary, AB
    finished gutting my kitty...
    now if the snow and ice can flock off...
  14. RustySpokes

    RustySpokes Ordinary average guy Supporter

    Joined:
    May 13, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,845
    Location:
    Between here and there.
    Are those tubeless?
  15. superfunkomatic

    superfunkomatic Funky Monkey Trunk

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Oddometer:
    285
    Location:
    Calgary, Ab
    I got a message through Instagram from Mitas North America and they are going to resume production of the E07 (regular) again this year. They had lots of feedback about the difference between the Plus and the Regular E07.

    misterk, RustySpokes, Wood1 and 2 others like this.
  16. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen DR Guy

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2015
    Oddometer:
    3,025
    Location:
    Cypress, TX
    That's good. All the reports I've seen make them out to be 2 totally different tires.
  17. Greg the pole

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

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,125
    Location:
    Calgary, AB
    Nice!
    the bulk of my time was spent on E07s. Just trying out the plus this year. I don't think it would do as well off road as the regular, due to the bigger blocks.
  18. Greg the pole

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

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,125
    Location:
    Calgary, AB
    if i'm not mistaken all Mitas tires are rated tubless/fit a tube for tubed tires.
    I ran both front/back on the AT/Outex with zero issues
    RustySpokes likes this.
  19. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Oddometer:
    16,405
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    There are, or at least as of a few years ago, some Mitas listed as tube type, though it seemed to be the case that an equivalent size tubeless was also available.
  20. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen DR Guy

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2015
    Oddometer:
    3,025
    Location:
    Cypress, TX
    Rear shock question:

    Is it possible to add more preload? I have the hydraulic adjusted maxed out for just me. Would it be possible to add more mechanical preload before the adjuster so I have some extra to accommodate camping gear?