The Africa Twin CRF1000L Owners' Thread

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

  1. Ed

    Ed Shunpiking Supporter

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    That looks good. Mine is on order from @procycle. I'll be using mine with Altrider upper bars. I'll post pics once I have it installed.
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  2. moparren

    moparren Been here awhile

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    Had a sudden realization this week. At a bit more that 12000 miles the seat doesn't seem all that hard any more, maybe it's finally broken in!

    That, or my ass has gotten tougher...

    :rayof
  3. windowto

    windowto Long timer

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    I feel your pain... Oops, I mean, I feel the same:lol3:D
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  4. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    I honestly don’t notice the seat until I’m >6hrs of riding time. I’m younger tho!
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  5. motocopter

    motocopter Long timer

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    I took a sanding disc to my stock seat and removed the slope. It's better for that reason. I'm over 20k miles now.
  6. Moshaholic2

    Moshaholic2 PCUT

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    These showed up today. Still waiting on my fork seals though. Rainy weekend ahead here. So looks like I will be working on the bike and watching Supercross. 20200604_173713.jpg
  7. gve.mcmlxxiv

    gve.mcmlxxiv 2016 Africa Twin DCT No.272

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    I’m not sure what you mean. Can you elaborate?
  8. CRracer712

    CRracer712 Africa Twin Rocks! Supporter

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    Tougher and used to it?

    I busted my tail bone a few years ago. My CBR doesn't bother it, but the upright position of the AT did until I figured out how to sit on it.
  9. gorilla2891

    gorilla2891 Been here awhile

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    Hello! Been on xlr thread xrl thead, now I find myself here. This sumbitch followed me home today! IMG_20200604_183354880.jpg
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  10. gorilla2891

    gorilla2891 Been here awhile

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    2019 still have the clogged fuel pump issues? Is it warranty covered if when it happens?
  11. CRracer712

    CRracer712 Africa Twin Rocks! Supporter

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    I believe 2020's have the issue, so I suppose it's possible yours will too.
  12. JimmieA

    JimmieA Long timer Supporter

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    Went to Bestrest and they want $90 for that fuel filter. Other EFI pumps come with this type of filter more or less for free (I think). Are there cheaper alternatives to that product?

    https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog...l6,1180055,fuel+&+air,fuel+pump+strainer,6212
  13. BLZ2DWL

    BLZ2DWL Roustabout Supporter

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    I just had the same 105 spring installed last week, along with a revalve courtesy of @Motociclo, and the bike is transformed. I'd recommend finding someone local who can revalve it for you. Amazing bang for the buck. I think the shock upgrade made a bigger difference than the fork upgrade.
  14. Moshaholic2

    Moshaholic2 PCUT

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    20200606_192141.jpg Swapped the rear spring today. Almost died when the spring compressor slipped a little. But other than that. Some head scratching some swearing and a couple hours later all done.

    105N K-Tech rear spring. Just sitting on the seat, it feels much better.

    View attachment 2353020
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  15. Veeblefetzer

    Veeblefetzer Adventurer

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    I found a use for all that cargo capacity on my AT while I'm not out camping (soon...). I mounted some antennas to my pannier racks and made a platform to hold one of my Ham Radios in the top case. There's a more detailed write up on the Ham radio! thread. The relevant-to-AT bit is that my AT is a DCT, and at some point in the future I'm going to try to mount a PTT (push to transmit) footswitch on the left peg so I cat talk & ride at the same time. Just because.

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/ham-radio.315350/page-177#post-40199594

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  16. redneckmech

    redneckmech No burrito left behind!

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    Nice setup, I like what you have going on there!

    Is that an 857D I spy in the top case?

    73

    KE7OVE
  17. Veeblefetzer

    Veeblefetzer Adventurer

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    Yep! Good eye! FT857D running a Tarheel screwdriver antenna through a TuneMatic, and a Comet CR8900 antenna for UHF VHF. That's supposed to be the antenna for my FT8900, and I might stuff that in the box, too, or just carry it in my tank bag. The Tarheel antenna is kinda crap at 6 & 10 meters (or I have a setup issue), where the CR8900 is quite good. Not that anyone uses those bands.
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  18. superfunkomatic

    superfunkomatic Funky Monkey Trunk

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    Take the cover off and with a grinding disc or sander shave off some of the foam to sculpt the seat.
  19. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    Enjoyed nearly 8 hours of helmet therapy yesterday. I think I might've mentioned, once or twice, I love my bike.
  20. n6dlh

    n6dlh Adventurer Supporter

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    I have a VHF/UHF radio that is Bluetooth and has a BT PTT button. I have not tried it yet on the bike with the headset but maybe soon. I run an Elecraft KX2 in my side box with a Yo Yo antenna. Also have a Comet QRP antenna I can carry and not take up too much room when I am Moto Camping.
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