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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    This bike isn't just my weekend toy, it's also my ride for going to work and everywhere else. Nice to have a cold drink on hand during the daily 30 mile daily slog.:beer
  2. jyrays

    jyrays The Wanderer

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    Nothing on mine so far, I have had just mild rain.
  3. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    I rode in heavy rain Wednesday, zero issues. Funny to see people's reactions after one incident...

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  4. Paul S

    Paul S Been here awhile

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    Don't think anyone believes the sky is falling in:dunno

    Just take care "if" your switch gear gets a little sticky :muutt

    Right I'm off back to the Triumph section :beer
  5. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    Talk of recalls and prophesies of recurrences comes pretty close...

    Anyhow, I think the risk of this happening is offset by the safer texting while riding that DCT affords. :D
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  6. jyrays

    jyrays The Wanderer

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    Some update on Givi topcase plate... both pattern is same as VFR1200X but offset is not. It needs some cutting or higher cones for installation. Rear grab bars are obviously not same as in CT!
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  7. washryc

    washryc Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the feed back.
    Tho I have to agree that it is valid to report all cases like this, not to cause panic, but so other purchasers like my self is aware and know in advance to be mindful about possible problems. And make sure to test all switches etc on safe roads and be sure everything is 100% before really taking it away from home too far.


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  8. jyrays

    jyrays The Wanderer

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    I was first time with At at town, wow it is like Supermoto! Reminds me of my XR650R but just musch more comfortable!
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  9. cuss

    cuss Adventurer

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    Got out on mine for the first time today, really enjoyed it, so here are couple of pictures for those still waiting.

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  10. Yromulus

    Yromulus Adventurer

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    I guess one person having a near-death experience is nothing to worry about then? Carry on as usual chaps.

    I have a DCT and I'm slightly worried... I'm not by nature an alarmist - quite the opposite. But I don't want to be wheelied out of control into a busy road or into the back of a lorry I must say.
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  11. BENMROTH

    BENMROTH Adventurer

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    i see you have the tripmaster- is that the freebie one from Honda? did it come with that thumb controller switch also?
  12. BENMROTH

    BENMROTH Adventurer

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    Green laning today, i lightly dropped the bike, pretty much placing it on the ground. hand guard didn't even attempt to pretend it's the real deal. broke instantaneously. they dont protect anything. going to replace for barkbusters asap
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  13. ducouple

    ducouple Adventurer

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    they protect your hands not the bike :(
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  14. windowto

    windowto Long timer

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    They only protect your hands from the wind. Until the first drop, that is...
  15. cuss

    cuss Adventurer

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    Yes, that's how it was delivered, not that i have any clue how it works though.
  16. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Man that looks great! :freaky
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  17. Marotte

    Marotte Been here awhile

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    Hepco-becker, maybe?

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  18. Rodooo

    Rodooo Been here awhile

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    My left hand switch gear faulty from brand new. Bike has never been wet
    Manual bike but the set button sticks in.
    U have too manually pull it out everytime
  19. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    Good info. I was seriously considering buying one. Wonder when the M8 top plate will be out.
  20. Tee Dee Mmm

    Tee Dee Mmm Long timer

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    Sounds strange as even with dodgy switch gear the throttle is NOT fly by wire so you would think to be bouncing off the revlimiter/ high revs would need a jammed cable or the right wrist to be involved.