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The Africa Twin CRF1000L Owners' Thread

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

  1. dzl

    dzl adventurer wannabe

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  2. NorskieRider

    NorskieRider Long timer

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    I'm surprised there are so many manual steps.
  3. Zave

    Zave ******

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    Has anyone found decent short levers i cut mine down but would like a more refined tip
  4. Cuttin

    Cuttin Adventurer

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    ...greater central Texas...
    ...nothing at like Orange County Choppers....:D
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  5. Kenik

    Kenik Adventurer

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    On my Africa Twin 2016 DCT i use ASV C5 short brake lever. Very satisfied.
    You can also search for Titax GP series brake and clutch levers.
  6. Zave

    Zave ******

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    Cheers
  7. gve.mcmlxxiv

    gve.mcmlxxiv 2016 Africa Twin DCT No.272

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    At 9:50 have you ever seen so many crappy forks all together at one time?!
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  8. Dudley

    Dudley Long timer Supporter

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    Thanks for the response, While I know the value of ABS and get what you wrote about bleeding off speed on a gravel road. On mountain, gravel/dirt roads and tracks I'll continue to disable the ABS on my KTM 690 Enduro. A couple of days ago I went on a nice ride, on my ATAS, and ended up doing close to 80mph on a gravel road. The bike was rock solid and instilled confidence.
    Dudley
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  9. motocopter

    motocopter Long timer

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    ...I hit 90mph riding my former Concours 14 on a gravel road in Colorado! ABS got me whoa'd-up just fine with the PR2's. :lol2
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  10. Black99S

    Black99S Been here awhile

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    Zeta
  11. Trialsguy

    Trialsguy Been here awhile

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  12. slipknot

    slipknot Hello Girls

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    Visit a Harley dealer.
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  13. Greg the pole

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

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    Do what works for you.
    But on any large beast, me personally will keep leaving the front ABS on. Like you on your 690, I can disable both ABS sensors on my 1090, but don't really see the need.
    With a smaller bike, when the front end goes, there's warning (90% of the time...ask my left shoulder about the other 10%) and one can correct it. In my case my 300rr (#77)
    [​IMG]
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  14. Greg the pole

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

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    Happy accountants just out of shot...rubbing hands like dirty flies...
    Hiroko: Finally! we get rid of this 90's overstock crap! Sake is on me today boys!!!
    :beer
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  15. CRracer712

    CRracer712 Africa Twin Rocks! Supporter

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    Riding my Africa Twin to the top of Mt Nebo



  16. Veeblefetzer

    Veeblefetzer Adventurer

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    Two things about the Honda Africa Twin Production video:

    I want one of those hats. They should ship one with every bike, or at least offer it as an option. (No, I'm not paying $50 to an online seller listing 'vintage' hats when I know they're still using them in the factory.)

    They didn't show the guy who fills the tool kit up.
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  17. moparren

    moparren Been here awhile

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    They did film it, but the time he spent on the check list making sure it was all there took too long...
  18. William Wolfen

    William Wolfen Long timer

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    I must've been cheated. I got a tool box, but it was empty!
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  19. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer Supporter

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    Mine was empty too. Even my pouch under the seat just had a screwdriver in it.. not the torx wrench it's supposed to have.
  20. motocopter

    motocopter Long timer

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    Nothing clipped into the seat base?