The Africa Twin CRF1000L Owners' Thread

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

  1. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    This review of the new bike mentioned the default TC is still too intrusive so it doesn't sound like that's changed. Cruise and tubeless wheels would tempt me along with some more power. Bet the '19 will at least have cruise.
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  2. Dillo

    Dillo Almost Awesome

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    You can get electronic cruise and tubeless on your current bike with aftermarket parts.
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  3. Redclayrider

    Redclayrider Long time gone

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    Link for the electronic cruise?

    You can not get the Nuetech Tubliss System...and that is the one you will need for off-road riding.
  4. Motomochila

    Motomochila Moto Scientist and time traveler

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    Only problem with the center stand- the spring is too light and it bounces when off-road on ruts or rough tracks. I fabricated a bracket for a second spring and it works great now.
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  5. craighkzn

    craighkzn Been here awhile

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    can you post a pic of your second spring setup?
  6. Dillo

    Dillo Almost Awesome

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    Cruise control here: https://www.mccruise.com/collection...ur-compact-electric-servo?variant=19180016452

    Rally Raid is selling tubeless wheels for the AT, converted by Bartubeless. You can also get tubeless wheels from Alpina for a bit more or Kineo for a lot more.
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    Ditto...only 24 years (on an XR650L) for me! Loving the DCT Twin. Bottom line: 2 wheels is where it's at.
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  8. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole Been here awhile

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  9. Dillo

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    There are two options: A narrow rear wheel for running enduro tires and mousses, and a standard width pair for running ADV tires. They're pricey but stronger than the OEM wheels and if you don't want to go with Outex it's the next cheapest tubeless option. Personally I prefer tubes for my kind of riding so none of this applies to me anyway.
  10. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole Been here awhile

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    Outex to RR is a hell of a big step :D
  11. Dillo

    Dillo Almost Awesome

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    True, but you can sell your OEM wheels to make up some of the cost.
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  12. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    The RR wheels are more than just Outex. You can't really compare. I'm thinking about the RR wheels that are wider than stock. Seems better for the way I ride; mostly on road and touring with off road excursion carrying too much luggage. I like the tubeless feature and the stronger wheel. I've had a puncture on a front tubed tire at about 60mph before. I think about that every time I take the AT on the freeway.
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    Motociclo Been here awhile

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  14. twinrider

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    A couple things I'm wondering about: How long does the tubeless conversion last (the warranty is four years) and where can they be serviced if needed. Also, is the front wheel a genuine tubeless design? I was getting some side leakage on my front with my high mileage Conti Trail Attack IIs. It wasn't the Outex but rather how the tire sealed against the shallower tube-type rim.
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  15. Motociclo

    Motociclo Been here awhile

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    Was looking into spare key registration in the case of loosing keys for Af twin. The process is in workshop manual and is pretty straight forward.
    Honda listed a couple of special cables for this process. These could be made easy enough, but thought I would look on line to see if anything was available. Came across this kit. Has power cable, plus 3 adapters for use across multiple Honda bikes.
    Mines on its way. Over kill, maybe, but cheaper than going to dealer.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hiss-Ke...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649
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    Motociclo Been here awhile

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    Front rr rim is proper tubeless bead hump type.
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  17. ski-line900

    ski-line900 Been here awhile

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    You can run lower pressure with tubes right? Good for off-road.

    My friend with an 1190 bent his rim on an adventure and it was a mess.
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    Does anyone know the stock screw sizes for the SWEGOTECH Forkshield?

    I seemed to have lost mine and need to swap out to be able to run the tank bag I got.
  19. twinrider

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    @Swen13 will know.
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  20. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    You can also get pinch flats with tubes. I used to run 20psi on my GS for off road. I wouldn't go any lower than that on that bike tubes or not. There's pros and cons to tubes and tubeless. Each person needs to decide for their self.
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