The CRF1000L Africa Twin problem thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by twinrider, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. Davidjohnson

    Davidjohnson Been here awhile

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    I kind of like the idea of the OEM stand being a sacrificial lamb. Keep one in your spares kit. lol
  2. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Yup, freak thing. Might want to check out the sidestand McMann posted.
  3. michaeln

    michaeln What're YOU lookin' at?

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    The problem I see with that sidestand is that it can only be adjusted from stock to shorter. It can't go longer.

    My bike sagged so much under its own weight with the stock springs that the factory sidestand was calibrated for that so the bikes won't fall over in the showroom. When I put heavier springs on the shock and in the forks, the bike stood up so much higher that now the sidestand was too short, and the bike leaned over too far when it was on the stand.

    It could have used a side stand that was 1-1.5" longer, not shorter.
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  4. Squily

    Squily Squily

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    And every one seems to want/ go for bigger foot on the sidestand, yet that one is smaller... ????
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  5. michaeln

    michaeln What're YOU lookin' at?

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    Hadn't thought about that, Squily, good point.
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  6. Brokein2

    Brokein2 Been here awhile

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    The same company actually makes a larger foot for it that bolts on...

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  7. ya(x2)

    ya(x2) Long timer

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    You can read and clear ERROR CODES with this relatively cheap (and limited) tool : https://www.healtech-electronics.com/products/obd/
    Can be found at 149€ (original) or cheaper on Aliexpress.
    Downside : Runs only on a MS Windows computer. In 2017, they should think bluetooth / wifi / smartphone but well at least we do have a solution to check for errors at home or on the road.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-M...ic-tool-For-Honda-YAMAHA-SUZUKI-/251911003483

    Cheap solutions exist... ;)
  8. rigores

    rigores rigores

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    Yes. I've made sure the front wheel is on correctly. I'm thinking the spacers might be on wrong. I'll give it a try and get back to you.
  9. randallz2002

    randallz2002 n00b

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    Had my first issue with my 2017 dct. I was returning from a three day road trip and had stopped for a rest break. Started up and accelerated onto a major highway and was just about to merge into traffic when my engine quit-led screen blank. The bike rolled to a stop as i pulled off onto the shoulder. As i said the led screen was blank. I turned off the bike and attempted to restart. The screen lit up as normal and the bike started after the second try. Carefully i pulled away and the bike has not had another incident since. I know the dealer had installed a "plug for a battery saver" so i will pull the battery and check connections. Has anyone else had this issue?
  10. windowto

    windowto Long timer

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    Many had problems with battery ground cable not connected correctly. The battery is mounted in an unconventional manner and many techs are not familiar with it. The ground cable is connected to the frame with another bolt that is behind the battery box (out of view). I wouldn't be surprised if that's your issue
  11. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Think I have a new one here.

    Cush drive rubbers. With time and mileage, a wear item, yes.

    But 20k kms and 7 months old? I don't think so.

    The rubbers themselves aren't loose, like when they're worn out. The rubber connecting piece is. Four of the five are broken, which makes it a real pain to reinstall the drive sprocket carrier, especially when you're on the road, a thousand clicks from home and have to swap a tire.

    Pics, of course:

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    In the last pic you can see where the round rub marks are, and the square ones. The squares match the broken loops that connect the two blocks.

    The broken loops aren't showing worn through wear marks though, only surface rubbing, so that doesn't appear to be the source of evil. The loops are just cracked off from each other, like they're dried out from age and heat.

    I expect to see this on older machines, or with a lot more mileage, to me that's normal. Seven month old machine with 20k kms (12k miles)? Nope.

    They're $56 Canuck for a new set, and I've ordered them because there's only two sets in stock in the country, but I am putting in a warranty claim. Just spoke to the dealer, he agrees that this is pretty clear.

    Guess I'll find out if Honda Canada thinks the same thing.
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  12. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN VIN# JH2SD0451GK000002 '16 CRF1000LD

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    Those could've been my photos. Same problem.
    I just leave the sprocket on whilst changing tire.
    Let us know if your claim goes thru.
    Yeah, I'm lazy. :)
  13. Squily

    Squily Squily

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    Same here on the cush rubbers, but is it really an issue?

    My old AT did the same, my Vara does the same...

    Just stick 'em back in. It doesn't affect performance, just a bit more work getting them in


    :confused
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  14. michaeln

    michaeln What're YOU lookin' at?

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    It has to be because the anodizing wore off.
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  15. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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  16. Squily

    Squily Squily

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    LOL chuckle-chuckle...
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  17. Kray

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    Battery keeps discharging when sitting for a few days. 100% stock bike. Have owned for almost 1 year now.

    Anyone else running into this issue?

    I had a gerbing harness hooked up and thought that might be causing but yanked it off and no change. I also thought maybe leaving the key in the ignition was contributing but stopped that and no change.
  18. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    I might be going away if Honda doesn't fix my DCT's off-idle stalling issue (pulling away from a stop). Been to the dealer 4 times to get it resolved and every time I think maybe it's fixed it does it again. Been told that Honda doesn't know why my bike is doing it and they're now figuring out what parts to swap next. I reckon they should just give me a new motor to guarantee it's fixed as it's a safety issue when it happens in traffic.
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  19. dmason

    dmason goofball

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    Should my kickstand be perfectly straight? Mine has 2800 miles on it and there’s definitely a *slight* bend to it. Of course I never noticed it before reading this thread.
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  20. Motociclo

    Motociclo Been here awhile

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    Not likely engine issue. Not easy to tell exactly, but my thoughts, maybe low fuel pressure, maybe dodgy fuel pressure reg. Possibly throttle position sensor. Just my thoughts.
    There are many good mechanics, but there are plenty that solely rely on a computer. If it isn't throwing up a code, got to investigate old fashioned way.
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