The Africa Twin CRF1000L Owners' Thread

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

  1. Northwoods Snowman

    Northwoods Snowman Been here awhile

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  2. Northwoods Snowman

    Northwoods Snowman Been here awhile

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    Any recommendations for a skid plate that's compatible with Heed crash bars on an adventure sports?
  3. Veeblefetzer

    Veeblefetzer Been here awhile

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    Loose Gravel, Uneven Pavement Surface, 14 foot wide road with deadly precipices on alternating sides for 30 miles, corners with the apex at the top of hill you can't see over.

    This is an Africa Twin in its Happy Place. (In this case, the inland motorcycle route between Petaluma and Sea Ranch, Sonoma County California; 86 miles that aren't the Pacific Coast Highway or US 101.)

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  4. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN 2019 CRF1000LD Supporter

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    Anyone know of an aftermarket clutch pack for the DCT?
  5. procycle

    procycle Long timer

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    Did you wear yours out?
  6. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN 2019 CRF1000LD Supporter

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    It seems OK, how can I tell for sure?
    I also ran out of stuff to replace, lol

    Jkng, of course, let's call it preventative maintenance.
    Don't want to end up without a bike to ride, one day.

    Also, a follow up question: Both clutch packs are identical as you know each handling odd and even gears.
    would a swap help iwth things?

    My thinking is that the 1st gear 'startup' clutch is the one getting most wear.
  7. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    Very unlikely you have much clutch wear.All you have to do is measure the plates with a caliper and compare them with the spec in the book.clutch packs(expecially honda,Yamaha,and ktm) are pretty bullet proof.With those 3 brands I use stock clutch packs as there top of the line.
  8. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN 2019 CRF1000LD Supporter

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Would you swap the packs? May as well if they're identical after measuring.
    I have to replace the cover and while it's open intend to check everything accessible water pump, seals etc.

    https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda/motorcycle/2016/crf1000d-ac-africa-twin-dct/clutch-2
  9. motocopter

    motocopter Long timer

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    Agree with using OEM clutch plates.

    Also, now having a Goldwing DCT I've been thinking about what you're asking with regards to swapping the packs @DCTFAN

    Waa thinking that the clutch pack for first gear is the one that gets the slipping as a result of accelerating from a stop. So, in theory, the other clutch pack would always be fully engaged when utilized. A swap could freshen-up the first gear clutch pack, but what is then put into the other pack is probably not worth the effort.
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  10. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    1. I would not swap anything.The dct clutch is actually easier on plates than a Manuel user.I would not even waste my time on it unless you have over 100k on the bike.Even at 100k it is unlikely you would find much if any wear.
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  11. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN 2019 CRF1000LD Supporter

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    Thanks for all the great advice, guys.
    I'll post up what I may find as there is a good chance I will pass the 100k mile mark by end of the year.
    My clutch side cover needs replacement no matter what. I'll peek and poke internals while she's opened up.

    @88k currently, with a trip out west planned next month.
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  12. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN 2019 CRF1000LD Supporter

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    I must confess, I did try to loft the front on occasion.
    That's mostly in 1st gear.
    But your point is taken as I have manually downshifted from 6th thru 3rd plenty, just to hear the engine revving.
  13. Wood1

    Wood1 Long timer Supporter

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    I’d do the same thing. :D
  14. belrix

    belrix Adventurer

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    Wow! 88,000 miles, congrats!

    Makes my 46,000 seem paltry
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  15. Iowa_ADV

    Iowa_ADV I like pie Supporter

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    It has been great hanging out here with you guys. But at the age of 61, with at least two surgeries on the horizon to repair my neck and my shoulder, it is time for me to get off of a 550lb ADV bike and to "put my feet up".

    I sold my AT to a guy on the forum and bought my very first cruiser.....I was pretty concerned it was going to be a mistake. I was wrong.......I love this Lazy-Boy on wheels. It's like cheating. So easy and so comfy. I already miss the AT, but it was time. I'll still lurk here occasionally, just to keep up. All for now........

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  16. belrix

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    Sweet looking rides!

    Good luck on the surgeries and have fun cruising around on the new wheels.
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  17. Iowa_ADV

    Iowa_ADV I like pie Supporter

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    Thanks to Procycle for collaborating with Warp 9 on an effective solution....Added another bearing, as it should have been done.
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  18. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    Well that sucks but getting old sucks.I will keep mine to ride wife around but I picked up my new main bike over a month ago.
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    Anatoli Pale rider

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    I haven’t checked in for a year or so..nothing has broken on the AT and all I do for maintenance is change oil, filters, and occasionally tires. This one is a keeper.

    Took a solo ride up on the borderline today. A giant log completely blocked the road. I was able to perform a kickstand 180 degree pivot turn without dropping the bike. A good trick to remember when riding alone.
  20. Gunslinger1

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