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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by dwestly, May 12, 2015.
Not relevant to the thread. Please stop. Thanks
Who makes seat covers for our bikes, both rider and passenger sections?
The much lighter color of my seat compared to my red bike is starting to bother me...would love to have them all black but don't want to buy whole new seats just for a color change.
Seat Concepts seems to be highly regarded.
When I looked up the cost, if I remember correctly the OEM seats were cheaper than the seat concepts foam and cover, which you would then have to mount up.
So, you could just buy the black ones. Seems the cheapest.
Then sell the red ones. I'd buy the rider seat off you, need the pan for a new seat build and don't want to be without my bike for a while.
Does anybody know if the US has different sprockets sizes?
+1 seat concepts
You could go this route... https://alaskaleather.com/collections/sheepskin-buttpads
I believe I spoke to someone that did change them out, can;t quite remember though
GI JOE/Cobra style....
Exactly what I need........during the Zombie apocalypse
Where did everybody go?
Is this thread dead now?
Is there a new thread?
For example: +2T on the rear = JT#: JTR1332.44
https://www.amazon.com/JT-Sprockets-JTR1332-44-Steel-Sprocket/dp/B001AVQMS2/ref=au_as_r?_encoding=UTF8&Make=Honda|59&Model=CRF1000L Africa Twin|25531&Year=2016|2016&ie=UTF8&n=15684181&newVehicle=1&s=automotive&vehicleId=10&vehicleType=motorcycle
Plan B . . . Find a Honda rear sprocket with the same bolt pattern and drill the holes to 1/2" (see attached):
There is room on the OEM chain for +2T rear.
Riding? This was my route...
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Are we in Kansas anymore? Lol.
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ADVPulse did a great write-up on the Black Dog Cycle Works built up Africa Twin. Very cool for the Africa Twin to be getting more exposure and good press. Nice job Honda!
Check it out:
THAT looks like an epic trip!
2017 manual AT
Started trip at 1500 (had it's service at 650)
Did oil filter and dino oil as per service manual using Honda parts at 3333
So riddle me this. I live at 1500 feet and use ethanol free 91. Bike was a rocket. Rode it down the west coast using standard ethanol blend 91 and 87 at one point when it was all I could get. No problem.
Get into Nevada around 3600 miles and fill up 91 at 6000 feet. Get to 8000 feet and it's gutless. 100 degrees F and I attribute it to altitude. 2nd and 3rd past 5000rpm makes an odd, minor and hard to describe throaty sound. In 5th and 6th I can get to 80mph travelling up hill but it won't go past 4000 rpm and gets there slowly. Honestly felt like a bad carb.
Get back down to 4000 feet and fuel up. It runs better and improves.
Park last night and start it this morning. A little top clatter but nothing giving me a heart ache it may have been there before but I wasn't paying attention. Still at 4000 feet and it feels better but no where near where it was. Entering a hill at 60mph and trying to pass at 75 is slow. I have to drop to 5th or even 4th. 6th is gutless.
It's had two fresh fuel tanks.
Oil looks good and quantity is good
Tire pressure normal
Chain tension normal
When I get to a place I can work on it I plan on replacing the filters and doing the oil. That is going to be in 1000 miles.
In the mean time I am puzzled. 4000-8000 feet should not have a notable effect on a modern fuel injected bike should it? This is one of the lower powered bikes I've ridden so it may be that when you have less to lose you notice it more?
The simple rule of thumb is 3% hp loss per thousand feet.
If you want to get precise, you can first calculate your Density Altitude by using local existing temperature and barometric pressure, then do the 3% from that.
Your BHP loss computed from your BHP of 90 at sea level and Elevation of 8000 feet is 21.60 HP loss.