The Africa Twin CRF1000L Owners' Thread

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

  1. pinglow

    pinglow Adventurer wannabe!

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    Thank you for sharing your pics and opinion! Merci!

    This thread will evolve into CRF1k owners thread or pics thread I am sure
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  2. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    I have had many bikes and tried all air filter types. The stock paper filters are the best. Last longest and filters best. K&Ns are horrible for dirt. Sure they can be washed but pass too much dirt. OK for street only. Foam are a pain cause they have to be cleaned so often. As far a any performance gain with any of these, I say BS. Stick with stock paper. IMHO.
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  3. Tagati

    Tagati tEAM iDIOT

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    Earth moving equipment use paper filters for a reason. Those things suck dust for 1000's of hours
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  4. Drum Dog

    Drum Dog Been here awhile

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    How come I only see a - sign in a circle? I would love to see this in English.
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  5. windowto

    windowto Long timer

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    Hi,

    Is the shop manual available for purchase? Where?

    Thank you very much!
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  6. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    I haven't seen anyone here or in reviews mention the footpegs yet. The pictures make them look pretty small. The design looks a lot like what I had on a 1984 CR250. Are they really that skinny, or am I seeing things?
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  7. Enake

    Enake Adventurer

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  8. windowto

    windowto Long timer

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    Hi Enake,

    Since I am in the USA I would be looking for the US version. I doubt my dealer will be able to order the manual ahead of the bike. I guess I'll have to wait.

    Thank you for your response!
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  9. windowto

    windowto Long timer

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  10. erey

    erey Been here awhile

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    Few pages of the manual

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  11. windowto

    windowto Long timer

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    Erey,

    Thank you very much for that! So now we know it runs on regular gas :clap(91RON is equivalent to 87AKI). Interesting to see slightly different oil and coolant capacities in the three models. I guess there are some subtle changes we are not aware of.:deal
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  12. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Sorry for dragging my trolls in here...


    Thanks for the thread, erey.

    :beer
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  13. dduelin

    dduelin Prone To Wander, Lord, I Feel It

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    Don't know about the AT but the DCT 700 has admonitions in the service manual not to alter gearing or run non-OEM tire sizes. The DCT computer makes decisions by a committee of three transmission mounted sensors that compare vehicle speed to the two gear shafts. Altering their rotational relationships will trigger diagnostic trouble codes or prevent operation altogether.
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  14. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Brendan and Erey, do you have a photo of the air cleaner in your manual or on the bike?

    The CB500 motors use a viscous paper element type air cleaner that looks like this. Has worked very well so far too. WP_20151223_07_33_12_Pro.jpg
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  15. Brendan J

    Brendan J Pfft

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  16. ZXRaziel

    ZXRaziel Long timer

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    Some of the pictures are not working ?
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  17. erey

    erey Been here awhile

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    I received it with my bike. One bike, many user manuals - french, german, italien and english
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  18. erey

    erey Been here awhile

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    550 kms today. Small roads, small town, few kms highways. I like the bike. The engine is good enough for me. Good acceleration and good sound. But what I like more is the off-road. Very good for this weight.
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  19. erey

    erey Been here awhile

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    Correct. A little too small. I will wait Touratech or others to buy bigger footpegs.

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  20. ZXRaziel

    ZXRaziel Long timer

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    Erey wrote -
    Perhaps not bad to separate the presentation of my bike from the massive AT subject.

    I received it last week. Very happy with it.

    + engine
    + easy to ride
    + more dirt oriented

    - seat to hard for me
    - windscreen to small


    My take on this -
    Seat seems good to me but to be fair anything will feel great compared to enduro seat that i was using up to now .
    I have to agree the windscreen seems too small , but i have not rode the bike yet so i don't know how it feels .
    Footpegs are tiny , i am sure that most owners will be changing them .
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