The Africa Twin CRF1000L Owners' Thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by erey, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Love my Tranny

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    How do you read your comparison, the lower the score the better?
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  2. erey

    erey Been here awhile

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    the higher, the better.
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  3. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Love my Tranny

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    well then, there you go. A happy customer... :rilla
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  4. warnabrother

    warnabrother .. if you see the Rozzers

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    Can you translate the chart please :)
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  5. erey

    erey Been here awhile

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    not sure my english is correct

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  6. Squily

    Squily Squily

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    Very interesting. Some things I would have expected a bit different, e.g. maintenance schedule for GS vs 1190R I would have expected the other way around.

    And I assume air filter refers to ease of access? Or is that price?

    And sound- is that how quiet it is or good it sounds to you?
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  7. iSlanderYT

    iSlanderYT Adventurer

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    Bmw has 10k km interval while KTM has 15k. Honda has 12k


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  8. mtntrails

    mtntrails Life is Short...

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    Thank you - much appreciated!
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  9. Squily

    Squily Squily

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    I did not know the KTM had 15k service intervals specified. Most of my KTM mates service every 5k, and BMW being a dry-clutch etc. My mistake, but interesting.
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  10. iSlanderYT

    iSlanderYT Adventurer

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    THis might be true too. But 1190R has 15k interval, when I was bike shopping, KTM tried to get me by saying this :D But I said that I'll wait to see what the new AT is. And here I am, waiting my new CRF1000L :p
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  11. nii

    nii Johnnie Walker

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    Can you please describe the purpose of the deflectors (upper/lower)? What do they do and are they worth the money?
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  12. erey

    erey Been here awhile

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    Filter is for access. A lot of work with the 1190R. OK for the GS and excellent for the AT. 5 minutes this morning for each side because I didn't know how.

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  13. erey

    erey Been here awhile

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    For the air deflection. I don't know if it's work, it's too cold now to test it with my hand. The upper deflector is not now installed.
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  14. erey

    erey Been here awhile

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    and you can wash the filters like K&N
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  15. Brendan J

    Brendan J Pfft

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    Eric do not wash the air filters, they are a viscous paper filter (oil impregnated). Trying to wash the filter will damage it.
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  16. erey

    erey Been here awhile

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    This is what my dealer told me. You can wash these air filter and do not use air blow.

    Manual page 88:
    This motorcycle is equipped with a viscous type air cleaner element.
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  17. Brendan J

    Brendan J Pfft

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    I must say he is wrong.
    Most definitely do not wash, they are a pleated oiled paper filter, not a cotton gauze filter like K&N BMC etc.

    From the workshop manual
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  18. warnabrother

    warnabrother .. if you see the Rozzers

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    Where did you download the owners manual from ??
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  19. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    After it hits about page 5 are you going to be sorry for telling all us fat asses you actually own the bike :lol3

    But I am more interested in how you think the bike is to ride. How many miles have you put on it....most time on it....type of roads....your comment on the hard seat brings me back to the DR with the plywood seat...hope it is not that bad.

    And remember most of only know the Swiss for pocket knifes (yea I know) and watches....but I did watch Top Gear in Switzerland so I am an expert :photog Any unimproved roads yet.

    Sorry for all the questions, I hope you continue to like it as the miles pile on.
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  20. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    Thanks for your answers.
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