The Africa Twin CRF1000L Owners' Thread

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

  1. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer Supporter

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    Funny but the Denali looks exactly like the Stebel Nautilus only it has a lot more numbers in the price tag.

    I have the Stebel on my street bikes. People hear them on the fwy.
  2. katit

    katit Been here awhile

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    I see. I thought stock location was used. Did you have to wire separate fuse/relay for it? I read somewhere it's 10A power requirement?
    Not ideal, I was hoping for just replacing stock one in stock location, but I guess there is nothing that's loud and plug and play?
  3. Capt CF

    Capt CF Pontificating Nobody

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    I used an Eastern Beaver PC8. I already had heated grips, a tender pigtail and a Gerbing's pigtail on the battery and wanted to throw on aux lights, the soundbomb and a USB/voltmeter in the blanking plug on the dash and there was no way I was shoehorning all that in around that awful stock battery box. The PC8 was my chance to clean all that up. I used EB's power link system and horn connector.

    https://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Bike_Specific/Honda_CRF1000L/honda_crf1000l.html

    I am not aware of anything super loud that goes in the stock location, but admittedly it has been a while since I did the install and I don't remember everything I looked at before going the route I did. There may be newer stuff out since then too that is louder. I was a daily year-round commuter before covid and the soundbombs will definitely stop texting/instachatgrambooking drivers from merging on you. They just ignored my stock horn. This puts the fear of God into them. :D
  4. cblais19

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    Does anybody know if the 2020 Standard AT's windscreen mount spacing is the same as the older Non-AS bikes? I really like that new low screen and would love to try it on my old bike.
  5. Veeblefetzer

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    150 miles per tank? I've been kind of curious to see what other AT DCT owners get for mileage, which is more about tires, riding conditions and throttle happy-ness.

    I've never seen the light start to blink before 170 miles, and have reached the bicentennial with a quart to go on a couple occasions. I have an MRA windscreen, Barkbusters and full set of Outback Motortek fences around the beast; and the old school throttle body ('16 '17). Even fully loaded at 70 mph on the freeway (i.e. top gear no shifting) I get at least 170 before reserve. Backroads and around town I'm a S1, S2 and manual kind of rider. Switching from the stock tires to Heidenaus with a 140mm in the back made me less throttle happy, but they're also knobbier. Haven't seen the bicentennial since then.

    Last year PG&E shut off the power from Mendocino to SF California and I had to milk it 150 miles with all my gear on board. I made it with room to spare but it was fun to hypermile it by staying below 65 and drafting motorhomes. I think I even used D-mode.
  6. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    I ride my DCT in S3, with 705s on the wheels, hammering it on (paved) backroads much as I can. I'm usually seeing ~35-40mpg averages. No idea what my run distance to empty is, I just refill when it gets down to a bar. It's certainly not the constant 200+ I got from my Tenere, but it's so much more fun.
  7. Smittyrunner

    Smittyrunner Been here awhile

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    If I'm riding on the freeway at highway speeds and fully loaded ill get about 170 before the light turns on. Now back roads and keeping it under 60 ill get 200 to 220 before the light turns on.

    17 dct bark buster hand guards, astride crash bars givi short wind screen. Giantloop mototrker bags packed pretty much full. 32l sw motec top duffle and a mosoko moto scout tank bag. I haven't weighed everything but I'd assume I'm around 80 to 100 pounds of gear. Then me at 250 in full gear. IMG_20200811_211620_582.jpg
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  8. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Man, I'm dying for your ride report on this trip. I hope you do one with lots and lots of pictures.
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  9. Smittyrunner

    Smittyrunner Been here awhile

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    Really gona try to do that when I get home and I'm sitting in front of a computer. I have a shit ton of pics , got a new phone also so pics should be better from here on out.
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  10. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Looking forward to it! You be safe out there.
  11. Olde Phart

    Olde Phart Olde Phart

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    With my '18 ATAS (6.4 gal tank) on 70 mph two-lane I can count on 300 mi. and have pushed it to 320 mi. on fumes ...

    Good fuel range to ya!
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  12. Dudley

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    I believe I saw a link or after market place to buy a Factory workshop manual for a ATAS. Can somebody direct me. I've emailed a couple of dealers but so far no response.
    Dudley
  13. Honda-50

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    Helm Inc. supplies all of American Honda's Service Manuals. Here's a LINK that'll get you close to what you're looking for.
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  14. Veeblefetzer

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    Helm, Inc is the publisher for OEM shop manuals Here's one link to the 2020 CRF1100A/A4/D/D4 Service Manual

    If your bike is a different year then you'll have to navigate the Helm site to find it. I'd recommend letting Google sort it out for you though, the Helm search options are a little WEB 1.0 -ish.

    (Going out on a limb, here, but I think A2 was the designator for ATAS 2018-2019, and A4 is the 2020 ATAS. The Helm manuals for the correct year should cover all model variants.)
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  15. Dudley

    Dudley Long timer Supporter

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    This is harder than it should be. I looked up the bike on the Helm website but it said not available. I'm having a Honda parts dept looking it up and he is having a hard time.

    I ordered a manual from Helm. The local Honda store told me that I have a 2018 CRF 1000 L2.
  16. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    I ended up getting mine from an inmate, but for over a year I tried to find one. First, I had one ordered from my Honda dealership. They told me that they can't get manuals on demand, that there's no stock. They collect orders, and once there's enough, they'll print off a run. Well after 8 mos of waiting, I canceled my order.

    If you cruise eBay, they come available regularly. I was getting ready to buy one at an exorbitant price when one became available here.
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  17. katit

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    mentolio King of the island of unwanted toys...

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    Huh, ordered mine through my local dealer and had it in about a week, if memory serves.
  19. Todd157k

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    Spent last week wrenchin on the new DCT AT. Shinko tires, racks,crash bars, Beaver box, USB, garage door opener, heated grips, and tire pressure monitors. After all that crap, I decided to go play on some dirt trails after work and see what it's like to navigate da beast. The AT is the first 'big' bike I've wrestled off-road. Well, it wasn't too bad. Definitely needs better suspension for a little more aggressive riding. I thought I'd really miss having a clutch to wheelie over stuff but as it turns out.. it's a pig and I don't think arbitrary wheelieing is in the cards. Especially in sand and rocks.
    I took a rip through a local OHV park (Rowher flats for the locals). The first part of the trip was fire road 5N14 which is 15 miles of fire road/truck trail...
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    This is what it looked like behind me.. (one of the many SoCal fires last month)
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    ..then up a couple of miles on asphalt to the continuation of the route. Unfortunately, there was road work so I detoured up the canyon road to join up with Spunky Edison trail. 7 miles to Leona Divide, and came out to asphalt again. 24 miles back to town. Why am I bothering with all that detail... well because somewhere along the way, I lost one of my side bags (bags for commuting, not real off-road bags). Oh yippy. Fortunately, I took a picture of the bike after I exited Rowher Flats and could see I didn't have the bag. Backtracked back up to Rowher, back along the 5N14 trail hoping no one picked it up. Low and behold I found it!!! Thank goodness because my jacket was in there and it was getting dark and cold.

    Said picture.. ya, missing the bag and I didn't even notice. doh!

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    So, all in all, it was a good day. I didn't crash the bike and I got loads of off-roading/learning and found out that big bikes are not 'sand' friendly. I also don't think I like Shinko's idea of "safety white-walls" that are supposed to be transparent in the daytime.
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  20. motocopter

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    Do those bags not have solid webbing and buckles for mounting @Todd157k? Or, is it simply hook and loop straps?