2018 Africa Twin Adventure Sports

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by cabanza, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. lukasteam

    lukasteam Life is beautiful !!!

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    I have a trottle lock on my bike too guys . I've done Grand canyon north rim to Chicago in one sitting , stopping just for gas and gas station food , but enough bragging ... not on advrider ...
    You can't compare throttle lock to a real cruise control . If you tried it , you'll know exactly what I mean . It's all about convenience and comfort .
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  2. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    I agreed in my last post. I also said that a throttle lock goes a long way to alleviating the cruse control thing.
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  3. explodingmouse

    explodingmouse Been here awhile

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    Have any of you guys looked at Mc cruise the Australian cruise control mob ? I have heard good things about them.
  4. simmons1

    simmons1 Long timer

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    A bubby of mine installed one on his AT and loves it for traveling.
  5. Abrunho

    Abrunho n00b

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    Here's my take on the Adventure Sports… in São Miguel Island, Azores.
    I have installed a Touratech small windshield, Pivot Pegz, (one) Double take enduro mirror and Barkbusters hand guards.
    Next saturday a local shop is going to cover the exposed parts in the fuel tank with 3M Paint Protection Film (transparent) and I'm done! (yeah right… :-))

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  6. tarsky68

    tarsky68 Been here awhile

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    For those that might be interested, the MRA Vario screen DOES fit the 2018 AT Adventure Sports. Fitment is not confirmed on Revzilla's site or any others that I could find. I took a chance and ordered it...and it bolts right up. I had this on my 2016 and it was a fantastic upgrade
  7. Art126

    Art126 Adventurer

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    Got my SW Motech racks today. Did you have a clearance problem with the muffler?
  8. Bricklin69

    Bricklin69 Adventurer

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    Maybe slip a washer or two between the rack and the bracket to give it room?
  9. aage

    aage Been here awhile

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    Ys I had the same problem as you , 3 shims fixed it.
  10. tekes

    tekes n00b

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    Have been driving ATAS dct for one and a half months, 7000km. Mostly tarmac. First pic is from Finland Lapland, other Mo I Rana Norway. I think one of the best features in the bike is large fuel tank. Many times driven over 400km runs without hesitation about fuel. That gives pretty much route planning options in remote areas.

    Default tyres are just finished after 7000km. Now changing tkc80 front, mce karoo back, going to ride mostly in gravel from now on to end of summer.

    Most annoying thing is turbulence to helmet at road speeds 90-110kmh. H&B Junior side bags, Journey back bag working fine. Side bags are installed so high they are no problem bending max in corners or passing obstacles. Yesterday installed H&B center stand, that was easy (one bolt).

    In general I use options user 1-2-1 (power-enginebraking-torquecontrol). Gravel always manual. Tarmac automatic, but overtaking i use manual ( automatic shifts up too soon unless use sport mode).

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  11. Art126

    Art126 Adventurer

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    Thanks. I’ve got one in already (see pic). I’ll add more and perhaps use longer bolts.
  12. aage

    aage Been here awhile

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    Experimenting with Wings or Sidewind protectors on my ATAS. Ordered some cheap chinese one´s and used a heatgun to form it a little better to the ATAS. Have not tried to ride it yet but will let you know how it works.

    As you see I also have the Yamaha Super Tenere Givi Airflow on my bike and love it. I´m getting almost buffet turbulance free ride with it except some wind on my hands and sholders. Hoping the wings will fix that.

    If it works then I´m gonna order another set in Clear, this is to dark for my liking.

    Yes and also installed the Low Seat from Honda , now I can flatfoot while stopping.

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  13. Washsnowghost

    Washsnowghost Adventurer

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    Is anyone in Vancouver BC and Washington state (or anywhere) interested in doing a ATAS ride somewhere in the northwest in August. Two of us got together in the Seattle area and it was fun talking about the bike and what we are going through putting stuff on it.
  14. Art126

    Art126 Adventurer

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    I’m in but I’m somewhat limited as to the days I’m available. Maybe a meet up in the Mt. Baker area.
  15. Washsnowghost

    Washsnowghost Adventurer

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    I was thinking any weekend. I am guessing a SATURDAY.
  16. motosickle2000

    motosickle2000 Been here awhile

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    How comfortable is the low seat? Is there enough foam?
  17. aage

    aage Been here awhile

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    I have not done any long trip yet on the low seat. Its is hard but not uncomfortable. When doing a full day trip on the standard seat my butt start feeling uncomfortable after few hours. I´m excited to try the low seat for long trip to. My gut feeling is that it might even feel better than the standard seat for long trips. I might be wrong and I will let you know.
  18. benlikes69

    benlikes69 Adventurer

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    Hi,
    The standard seat if pretty comfy I fine a lot of the comfort issues relate to the gear I am wearing. The seat is great when I am in my klim stuff but in leathers or jeans the seams dig in my legs after a while and gets uncomfortable. This was the opposite way around with my Ktm 990 and my 690 enduro.
    Not sure about some of the aftermarket seats as I think they take something away from the style of the bike.
  19. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    20180716_132400.jpg Dirt bike magazine's new august issue just did a nice article on the adventure.They tend to test adv bikes heavy in the dirt and have been covering adv for awhile now.I remember when they jumped a beemer and ripped the saddlebags off on landing lol.They do like this bike.
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  20. Trpldog

    Trpldog Adventurer

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    Tractionator GPS’s going on next, then I’m in with both feet. Outback Motortek’s engine guards, crashbars, and Barkbusters installed. Skid plate is now on. I had the Remus titanium slip-on fitted for a while, but eventually, no dice. It sounded good and smoothed out the power delivery a bit, but the Remus spark arrestor made it sound funky and I lost more torque on the bottom end. Forget it. I put the factory muffler back on and got the power back and it sounds just fine too. Live and learn. There ain’t no goin back now boys. Over 40 years of streetbike canyon straffing has evolved into this - ha ha. Maturity is a good thing.
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