The CRF1000L Africa Twin problem thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by twinrider, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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    Not AT related, but accessory related.
    If you run the SW motech racks, read below:
    So Richards rack broke on the BDR. We bodged it, and he made it no problems the rest of the way.
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    Having a look at mine, it's starting to crack in the same spot. I was going to get it re-welded, but called TT Canada.
    It turns out they have a two year exchange warranty on all SW motech stuff. Nice! just need to do it through my local dealer where I bought the stuff.

    I will need to go with their new hydro formed design, looks decent, might be stronger still..
    https://www.twistedthrottle.ca/sw-m...a-africa-twin-cfr1000l-16-17-off-road-edition

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  2. PistolPetey

    PistolPetey Been here awhile Supporter

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    Greg, I've got the same racks.

    thanks for posting about the warranty. Hopefully I don't need to use it.
    Couple questions.
    Did you put the extra off-road bracket option on your racks, or did Richard? I've got no signs of cracking and I've dropped my bike many times with and without luggage, and I've got the extra bracket mounted.

    I got my racks in 2017, maybe I got a different production run than you guys?
  3. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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    His were bought early/mid 2017. Mine late 2017/early 2018
    I thought I had it on...what's it look like again?
    yeah, I've had a few naps on that side. But it looks like the welds are simply not up to the abuse.
  4. PistolPetey

    PistolPetey Been here awhile Supporter

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    I will take a pic of it tonight if I get a chance. I'm not sure the extra brace does anything much, but I don't have any cracks...yet.

    I got my racks in June 2017 I think?
  5. Black99S

    Black99S Been here awhile

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    If all you are focussed on is front forks - go buy a 1090. 1090 is too tall for me (32" inseam). 1090 exhaust heat cooks my riding pal - he had to buy a Camel tank for decent range. I ride everywhere he does on his 1090. Sometimes on rough FSR's he can't catch me, other times I can't catch him - depends on mental state at the time.
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  6. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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    I don't think that's a fair statement.
    yes the 1090 is:
    An easy bake oven, candle jar headlight, has the wind protection of a naked bike, and might be less reliable than the AT, but..
    The TC is much better, memory dongle is nice but why it's extra baffles me, power is better (hence the shittier fuel econ), and suspension out of the box is very good.
    I think the 1090 is the right bike for the hard chargers.
    AT is for the more sane in the brain.
    No idea about the 1090 range, but in town, I can get 350km to a tank, and still have about 2l left. On they hwy with bags...same idea. If I ride for economy 400km is doable...but that rarely happens.

    Both bikes have their faults.
    Again, If I was able to look into the future before plunking down on the AT, I'd have bought the 1090, and wondered if I maybe should have bought the AT...You will not know proper ownership till you own one.
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  7. bbanker

    bbanker Been here awhile Supporter

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    I own the AT, but was fortunate enough to put 800 miles on a 1090. It was a great bike. The seat heat ball cooker was a killer for me. It was uncomfortably hot in the winter even. Ok if you're standing all the time I guess. It got about the same if not a little more range depending on throttle twist (200-230 miles). It did feel more at home on the rough stuff, but not that much. I still would pick my AT any day.
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  8. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    1090 and 1290 share the same chassis correct?
  9. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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    I think I'm a bit jaded due to the suspension issues, but otherwise the bike has been a solid choice for me
  10. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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    I believe so. All based off the 1190.
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  11. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN VIN# JH2SD0451GK000002 '16 CRF1000LD

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    I rode from CO to OR and DC to ATL.
    Didn't seem to bad.
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  12. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    I'd keep it personally, but I'm a hoarder with that kind of stuff. :lol3
  13. gve.mcmlxxiv

    gve.mcmlxxiv Been here awhile

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    What is it? Exhaust?
  14. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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    definitely not a tire:D

    I'd keep it...it got no holes.

    Hording is only if its off the bike. Otherwise its called accessorizing.:1drink
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  15. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN VIN# JH2SD0451GK000002 '16 CRF1000LD

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    I'm already a hoarder; so guess I'll keep it.
    The bike has a new pipe already, imported from Gunnison CO :)
    RMAR Rally Flea Market.
    The previous owner may be in this photo.
    Thnks, wherever you are :) I'm liking it a lot!
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    It's a full Delkevic kit.
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  16. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    What's that puppy sound like?
  17. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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    likely like god's plumbing!
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  18. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    :lol3
  19. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN VIN# JH2SD0451GK000002 '16 CRF1000LD

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    Cliff note about aftermarket pipes
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  20. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN VIN# JH2SD0451GK000002 '16 CRF1000LD

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    Here's what it sounds like:
    Except there's some backfiring/popping when I close the throttle too quick.
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