The Africa Twin CRF1000L Owners' Thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by erey, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. erey

    erey Been here awhile

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    I think Honda put tube type for 2 reasons: first the philosophy of the bike - could be repaired anywhere by anywhone and second the price. The bike philosophy is go anywhere.
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  2. kyns

    kyns Long timer

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    18/21 is the enduro sizes. Looots of REAL off road tires available. There is no hardcore 21 tubless tires avilable. Kudos for Honda for going tubetype.

    And kudos for you, for going manual! :clap
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  4. Blke

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    Me too, but go to that link and there are some other racks there for the AT that seem to be made for soft bags.

    Here: http://holan.pl/en/africa-twin-crf1000l/4007-pannier-rack-asym-for-crf1000l.html#.VnskcFJAq8B

    The only problem I see there is that the racks are asymmetrical because of the exhaust. That huge thing is a problem. An asymmetrical rack might work for hard cases as they are made in different sizes accordingly, but for identical soft bags this setup might look stupid.
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    Original_Tanuki n00b

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    Fab shots - especially the one with the mountain backdrop - have fun on that great machine!
  7. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Love my Tranny

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    I'm not so worried by what other people think of my bikes. I worry more about will it do for me what I want it too. Lopsidedness might just be in character for me :p

    The more I read about this bike the more I like it. Waiting for more owners to chip in too. Thanks erey for your comments in this here, your thread. Very muchly appreciated...
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  8. Weevrider

    Weevrider Been here awhile

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    Erey,
    Thanks for all the help. You are providing a lot of info for us potential owners.
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  9. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    If you are looking for driving lights that can be left on without bothering oncoming traffic, the Piaa LP530s work really well. Unlike other leds, the LP530's face rearward into a multireflector and the resulting beam can be aimed properly.
  10. erey

    erey Been here awhile

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    yes, I use soft bags with racks. This help for the protection of the bike and the installation of the bags.

    my soft bags:

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  11. erey

    erey Been here awhile

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    Don't worry, I don't care what others think about my bike or me ;-) I use this for my previous bikes.
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  12. erey

    erey Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I already order someting else.
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    atravlr www.atasecuretravel.com

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    erey, I am a worst case scenario type of person and like to prepare for things I will encounter. Have you tried laying your bike down on its side and picking it up? Thanks for your reports.
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    erey Been here awhile

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  15. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle ADV enthusiast

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    My only concern with Touratech fog lights is reduced air flow through the radiators:

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  16. erey

    erey Been here awhile

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    +1. I didn't choice them for that.
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  18. Blke

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    I undestand now !!! very good idea , racks and soft bags , I liked!!
    thanks!

    thats is another good question!!

    thanks one time more EREY !!! for your patience with us !
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    I am thinking the same thing.
  20. Capt CF

    Capt CF Pontificating Nobody

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    Ditto.. I will likely go with MM10s mounted to the crash bars like I did with my GS unless I can't make it work for some reason on the AT.