The Africa Twin CRF1000L Owners' Thread

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

  1. ducouple

    ducouple Adventurer

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    i think you're right.

    this is not our topic today but maybe just a 125 or 250 like a 250CRFL or 125KLX would be great for off road first steps.
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  2. uk_mouse

    uk_mouse Aquatic adventurer

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    Are you saying you think the mpg should be better? 50 mpg seems pretty good for a 1000cc bike to me. My KTM 950 never gets better than 40 mpg for very similar performance.
  3. Husky93

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    Well yesterday fuel light came on at 182.6 miles, showing 38 miles remaining or 0.7 gal (uk) I don't think that bad from a small tank.
  4. Mojo73

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    Ive done 1400km on my ABS AT so far. Last tank id clocked up 278km and only managed to sqeeeeeeze 15.0ltrs in the tank to the brim with the bike on the centre stand. You do the math for your particular unit of measure, but for the riding I've done, I'm quite happy with the fuel range so far. About as far as i get with my VFR on less litres.
    Edit: and the exhaust note seems to have gained some attitude since new.
  5. jyrays

    jyrays The Wanderer

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    Well, I started 41 years ago with 50 kg bike, and I have dropped all of mine! So maybe I push too hard :muutt
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  6. alfy

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    Have any of you guys owned 990 adventures in the past to give a dirext comparison? Ive found a couple of good low milage 990s but got offered a pretty good deal on an AT today which has got me thinking brand new with warranty and better fuel efficiency could be worth bit extra to setup. Cheers in advance.
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  7. cariboulio

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    Thanks! Could you be kind enough to measure the total width of these panniers? It seems larger than announced on their web site (ie 96 cm).
  8. krisz

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    I can measure tomarrow.

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  9. Sean-0

    Sean-0 straya carnt

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    I dont get it ....why ask some who you probly dont know or have seen ride there opnion on 1 bike over another ....ride them both and make your choice. .....opnions are like bums every1 has 1 ....new v secondhand .....simple

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  10. BroncoDave

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    In some places we don't get more than ten mile test rides not enough to know much .
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  11. Rodooo

    Rodooo Been here awhile

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    Anybody having any issues with spokes getting discoloured
  12. xrotivx

    xrotivx Adventurer

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    I think erey reported something similar


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  13. Rodooo

    Rodooo Been here awhile

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  14. Rodooo

    Rodooo Been here awhile

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    Bike only 400 miles. Never been wet unless for washing.
    Always dried correct after washing and only ever use autoglym bike cleaner
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  15. Rodooo

    Rodooo Been here awhile

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  16. Rodooo

    Rodooo Been here awhile

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    Pics don't really show up what I mean.
    But I'd have thought that it shouldn't happen on a practically brand new bike
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  17. Yromulus

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    Someone somewhere said a demo bike they had seen had spokes that looked awful. Quite corroded looking - almost as if they were alloy and not steel.

    It's difficult to tell from your photos what your problem is - what is happening?

    PS don't S10 spokes rot too? Seems about the only problem they ever have... (never had one)
  18. Rodooo

    Rodooo Been here awhile

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    Discolouring badly. Turning black in places.
    Hard too get a decent pic for it too show up.
    But look quite bad already.
    Can't imagine what it be like after a few thousand miles in all weathers
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  19. Marotte

    Marotte Been here awhile

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    How much would it cost to replace those spokes by good quality, stainless steel?

    Or, alternatively, would it be possible to protect them with varnish or something like that?
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  20. roger20

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    This was an issue with the last Transalp 700 - seems nothing changes! . I think Honda did rebuild some wheels but eventually refused, possibly claiming corrosion was caused by brake dust.