The Africa Twin CRF1000L Owners' Thread

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

  1. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    You're a braver man than me. Would love to paint over my plate but the cops would pull me over in no time.
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  2. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    Anyone know a source for the service manual besides Rugged Roads?
  3. Squily

    Squily Squily Supporter

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    So we did some MUD today. Nealo said: "It'll be fun. Only rained two mills."

    Now if that is two mills, I'll never run out of water on my block!!! LOL. But seriously- the front mudguard is not very sturdy. Bit of mud inside, and it grabbed on the tyre and completely ripped off. Luckily, none of the ABS sensor wires or any of the other important bits, and I it didn't end as badly as it did for the 800GS rider on those Youtube clips, but definately something to watch if you're doing the sticky

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  4. erey

    erey Been here awhile

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    thanks to show us this. This weakness was mentionned before. Why Honda did it like this? Even to put the mudguard higher is not easy (break line)
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  5. ArifUnal

    ArifUnal Adventurer

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    Any solution idea?


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  6. abj

    abj Adventurer

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    Africa Queens (from Germany) is planning a rally conversion kit. It would look like this[​IMG]

    I'm not really interested in the complete kit. But I asked Africa Queens if they would sell a high fender conversion kit seperately and they confirmed. Prductionprocess will start end of March.
  7. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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  8. Juha

    Juha Adventurer of the Arctic Twin

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  9. abj

    abj Adventurer

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  10. Rodooo

    Rodooo Been here awhile

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    image.jpeg . Great weather now for a spin.
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  11. Rodooo

    Rodooo Been here awhile

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    image.jpeg . Although bit mucky.
    Change of tyres needed
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  12. jyrays

    jyrays The Wanderer

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    Here in France its all wet too, OEM tired do not like the mud...
  13. jjustj

    jjustj Long timer

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    Squily , so sorry for your loss. :doh Thanks for posting, I have over 2 months before recieving my new AT.I am hoping in that time someone will have a high fender kit!
  14. windowto

    windowto Long timer

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    That's terrible and, unfortunately, was anticipated and predicted. Thank you for sharing! Nothing tests a bike like real life experience by real owners. I'm surprised Honda went with this design and hope they'll redesign at least the front brake lines. Since they do market it as an off-road machine, they should address this. Maybe NHTSA should be notified as soon as possible as it is a known safety hazard.
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  15. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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    It looks like Honda designed a break-away feature in the front fender :-) . . . The S10, GS800 & Tiger 800XC have similar cross-over brake lines/low fenders.

    All should be upgraded to dual brake lines w/high fender if you plan to ride in muddy conditions . . .
  16. Husky93

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  17. Mikemm

    Mikemm Long timer

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    you know why :lol3
  18. Husky93

    Husky93 Adventurer

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    I sure do
  19. Drum Dog

    Drum Dog Been here awhile

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    My order has been confirmed by Honda. (Colorado) I put $500.00 down on the first red DCT bike they will get. It will be shipped from US warehouse 7-28-16 or sooner. :happay

    In this shipment they are also getting 2 silver DCT and some manual models in each color.
    The following shipment 8-29-16 the will have 3 red DCT coming in but I don't know what else.

    Now to sell Wing and DRZ.
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  20. x32792

    x32792 Cracker American

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    That's months from now.