Africa Twin CFR1000L armor, crash protection

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by daninghram, May 16, 2016.

  1. CRIAKLR

    CRIAKLR Been here awhile

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    Other than the compressor and tubes, that tube holds every tool I need to service my bike on the trail. From my experience, most guys carry more tools than necessary, and WAY more than they would ever attempt to use on the road. In fact, the most important tools most riders should carry are a cell phone and a credit card. :D
  2. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole Been here awhile

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    hang on...maybe I'm talking about the wrong tool tube.
    The one I attempted to use, could fit sweet tweet...one tube, and that's it.
    The one I made out of poop pipe, fits the 18 and 21, and my compressor.
    And I do agree with you on the amount of tools. All the tool that I need are on my bike.
  3. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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    Ordered the crash bars, both upper and lower Rugged Roads from ADVmotorrad on Friday. They already arrived, Monday Morning:clap
    Guess I have my project for the day already. :-)
  4. CRIAKLR

    CRIAKLR Been here awhile

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    Temporary Thread Jack......We will return to your regularly scheduled thread topic after this completely off-topic post.

    Snapped a couple pics of my short ride tool kit.

    Klein Tools - Tool Bag........I have a couple different tool rolls too but recently went to this idea. I like it better. You just toss it all in there and go. The bag fits neatly inside the plastic tool tube (pictured in a previous post).
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    Contents include:
    ~ Chapman Mfg Metric Moto Kit - This little kit is really pretty amazing. Includes ratchet, 1/4' drive, extension, JIS screwdriver bits, 3 allen heads, etc.
    ~ Channel Lock 6" adjustable wrench - Best adjustable wrench I have ever used. I have both the 6" and a 10". The gear drive is really fine and smooth. No slop. It will handled any hex head on the bike.
    ~ Sliding 3/8" T-handle with a few primary sockets....8MM, 10MM, 12MM and 13MM
    ~ Motion Pro combo wrench/spoons.....I have the 27mm and the 22mm. Takes care of the axel nuts. I also have the 3/8' socket insert.
    ~ Motion Pro basic spoon.....cuz I prefer to have 3 spoons.
    ~ Knipex 6" pliers......These little German pliers are expensive, and worth it. Very versatile and strong.
    ~ Spark plug socket
    ~ Valve core and fishing tool
    ~ Toss in some disposable gloves, zip ties, and electrical tape
    ~ Not pictured: A travel size shampoo and a baggy of baby powder. Really, it's baby powder. Seriously. Okay honyok, give it a snort and see how you feel.......I told you it was baby powder. :D

    In my tank bag I carry a Gerber Suspension multi-tool, Gerber Prodigy Survival Knife, tire patch kit, Slime compressor, phone charging cord, SAE USB adapter, headphones, uClear AMP Pro, etc.

    My longer ride kit would have a few more tools and supplies, i.e. a few ratcheting wrenches, a few Motion Pro allen wrenches, inner tubes, etc.

    In that tiny plastic pathetic excuse for a toolbox I carry quite a few things that come in handy, such as spare fuses, electrical tape, zip ties, wire, Posi-lock connectors, etc.
  5. Nemesis74

    Nemesis74 Been here awhile

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    Anyone install a full AltRider Crash bar + SW Motech Skid Plate + Aftermarket full Exhaust System?

    If so, did you have to make any modifications to parts to make all 3 fit? Also, would you be so kind as to post pics, please?
  6. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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    The fender riser came with no instructions. Well its not rocket science to raise a fender. But there are a few helpful tricks that would be nice to know. And the rear bracket that holds the brake line plastic etc should be indexed. If the bracket is not in EXACTLY the same position as the other side, the fender will not be in alignment. That is harder than it seems, no real big deal, but still. And the bracket moves when you try to torque the bolts holding the plastic. So some instruction from Rugged Roads would be nice. There are instructions for most of their stuff on their website, but nothing for the AT.
  7. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole Been here awhile

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    nice. So no spare tubes for day to day riding then?
  8. Dillo

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    Or just put the tubes somewhere else on the bike
  9. CRIAKLR

    CRIAKLR Been here awhile

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    I only care spare tubes on trips longer than a day. I carry a patch kit, a cell phone and a credit card. I would be more likely to use the latter two. The closer I am to home the lazier I get.
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  10. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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    Ok, so where does everyone carry spare tubes?
  11. Dillo

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    For a day trip on road I don't bother with tubes. Off road I'll strap them to the back of the bike with a net or stick them in a backpack or tail bag. Longer trips I toss them in the top of whatever luggage I'm using. If it's a really crazy big trip I'll stick them in a tank pannier or in a bag strapped to the outside of a regular pannier.
  12. Junglejeff1

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    Rite now I put my tubes in my heed bar bags but going to figure out something else maby.I know there are universal bar bags for sale out there also.
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  13. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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    On my DRZ400, I have carried them in a bag made to carry tubs. It straps to the front fender. I may try that.
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  14. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    Screenshot_2018-03-13-22-48-10.png This is something I really like.Took a while to ship from Mars but cheap insurance.The headlight on this bike is over 1000 bucks.This cheap peace keeps it from getting sandblasted by semi,s on the interstate or riding gravel roads.I take it off if it gets dark because it has a slight tint that really screws with the light at night.I like the look of the cage type but this thing protects better.
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    Is there a 3m paint protection film kit precut for the Africa Twin yet? If so, anyone got a link?
  16. immoody

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    I only carry a spare 21" tube and figure it can also be used for the rear if required. I store the spare tube under the passenger seat. There is just enough room for the 21" tube to fit.
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  18. Greg the pole

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    make your own tool tube. They are there all the time. I don't have to worry about forgetting them. I do carry a patch kit, but rather have the tubes, and my compressor all in one. On our last trip, we needed both tubes for a buddy's v-strom. He hit a rock, and bent both rims in one go. tubes saved the day.
    https://thetenerist.wordpress.com/2018/02/09/honda-africa-twin-crf-1000-tool-kit-and-tool-tube/
    Pic of tool tube (21, 18 and compressor fits)
    https://flic.kr/p/238uSV3
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  19. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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    I made a tool tube for the WeeStrom similar to that. I didn't think my compressor would fit in it, but maybe.
  20. MillennialFalcon

    MillennialFalcon Improvement starts with self

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    Crash tested my Altrider crash bar system recently in some mud...not by choice of course. 15-20 MPH low-side. Upper bars bent about 4-5 mm (not enough to notice unless looking for it), but initial shock on the upper bar on impact side was enough for bar to temporarily come in contact with tank fairing plastic on that side, scuffing the sticker (that was my only indication of the severity of the impact on the bars, particularly the upper).

    Once I got home, I simply removed connector bar on the side of impact and pulled with all my might outwards on upper bar on same side. Now once again spacing is even side-to-side between upper bars and tank fairing plastics.

    I am very happy with Altrider crash bar system, skid plate w/ extension, and header guards. Crash bar system was worth the wait for me. Skid plate worth it if only because I knew I wouldn't have compatibility issue with bars, but also good in it's own right with extension (linkage vulnerable IMO).

    Props to my Wolfman medium rolies that took the brunt of the aforementioned impact with hardly batting an eye...pin-prick sized holes patched easily with duct tape, will buy their patch kit for long-term fix.