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What do I need to know about 2016 - 17 Africa Twins
« on: March 22, 2020, 01:10:50 pm »
The dirt roads are calling me. I also feel I may soon become infected by all the corona virus freds on the forum if I dont get out soon. Call it dirt road self isolation if you like.

Ive always liked the Africa Twins. My budget and conscience balks at paying the prices newer models are going for.

Ive read a few of the threads on issues on the 2016 - 2017 models. What do I need to know if I should consider buying one. Specifically the tricolour DCT with gold rims. Info on the manual is also needed please.

Any good deals going?
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 01:11:38 pm »
Oh yes, before I forget, AT or GS AC?
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Re: What do I need to know about 2016 - 17 Africa Twins
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 01:15:02 pm »
Oh yes, before I forget, AT or GS AC?

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Re: What do I need to know about 2016 - 17 Africa Twins
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2020, 01:17:22 pm »
AT or GS AC?

Was going to post...

"Yer farging stoopid Mate?
Dan kummin, calling Dan...?"

... but I see he didn't miss this one!  :lol8:
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 01:20:56 pm »
GS AC

Meet eers die wydte van jou plaashek....

.... en werk klomp trokke G5 or G6 in jou plaaspad in, en kompakteer dit tot 90% ASHTO of daaromtrent, wat die voordeel het jou bakkie sal die 5000L diesel bowser ook mooi kan sleep  :peepwall:
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Re: What do I need to know about 2016 - 17 Africa Twins
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2020, 01:22:15 pm »
AT or GS AC?

Was going to post...

"Yer farging stoopid Mate?
Dan kummin, calling Dan...?"

... but I see he didn't miss this one!  :lol8:

Ek glo Dorsland het net n grappie gemaak....... :thumleft: hy het mos reeds n LandCruiser, wat sal hy nou met n GS wil maak ook?
 

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Re: What do I need to know about 2016 - 17 Africa Twins
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2020, 01:26:20 pm »
wat sal hy nou met n GS wil maak ook?

Fuggit, dalk wil hy sy cruiser erens uit gaan trek?
O wag nee, dan is n 310 mos voldoende, jammer, verskoon @Dorsland   ;)
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2020, 01:31:34 pm »
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Ja, als goednwel maar wat kan julle my vannie AT vertel?

Voor ek dooi wil ek n GS, n HD, n Vespa en n GoldWing besit. My reputasie op die forum is reeds so moertoe, hy kan seker nie laer nie. Maak nie saak watse fiets ek ry nie. Tot n Vespa.
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Re: What do I need to know about 2016 - 17 Africa Twins
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2020, 01:44:50 pm »
Klomp grapgatte

Ja, als goednwel maar wat kan julle my vannie AT vertel?

Voor ek dooi wil ek n GS, n HD, n Vespa en n GoldWing besit. My reputasie op die forum is reeds so moertoe, hy kan seker nie laer nie. Maak nie saak watse fiets ek ry nie. Tot n Vespa.

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Re: What do I need to know about 2016 - 17 Africa Twins
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2020, 01:52:39 pm »
Klomp grapgatte

Ja, als goednwel maar wat kan julle my vannie AT vertel?

Voor ek dooi wil ek n GS, n HD, n Vespa en n GoldWing besit. My reputasie op die forum is reeds so moertoe, hy kan seker nie laer nie. Maak nie saak watse fiets ek ry nie. Tot n Vespa.
Ek is ń GS fanboy, maar dink regtig nie jy kan verkeerd gaan met die AT nie.
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Re: What do I need to know about 2016 - 17 Africa Twins
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2020, 02:49:45 pm »
Ook n GS fanboy, ma koop di AT!
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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2020, 03:09:55 pm »
@Kobus Myburgh  se 2017 Quest AT was onlangs in die mark.  weet nie of hy nog beskikbaar is nie.
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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2020, 03:33:59 pm »
Definitively the AT  :thumleft:
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« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2020, 03:35:58 pm »
@Kobus Myburgh  se 2017 Quest AT was onlangs in die mark.  weet nie of hy nog beskikbaar is nie.

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« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2020, 03:50:35 pm »
@Dorsland ,

I've rented an AT-DCT in Europe a few weeks, and was pissed off when I picked it up: "That's a DCT you idjits, I booked a Manual which you confirmed!".
Took it for a what, one minute, spin on a large open area before I put my luggage on.... and found out the lack of both gear- & clutch lever was zero problem, so I took it (I was going to take something else initially!).
Anyway, it turned out to be a bike which
- can lean until your shoulder touches the tar (best leaning bike I've ridden, not kidding!), and
- the DCT is practically speaking perfect on plus off.
That was the 'first' AT, no doubt the current bigger one is as good.

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« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2020, 04:11:46 pm »
Lyk my jy en ons Advokaat in PE wedywer om te sien wie koop en verkoop die meeste fietse. :imaposer:
Vat die Bushlander vir n spin....mense ry om die wereld op sulke kleiner masjiene......as hulle wil :laughing4:

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« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2020, 07:54:09 pm »
Na n ruk gaan hy net in skuur staan :peepwall:

 

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« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2020, 10:11:09 pm »
Na n ruk gaan hy net in skuur staan :peepwall:
Dis net dit wat my ook pla.  Ek ry darem my fietse, die probleem is net dat die staantye tussen die ry so lank is.  Kan mens nie erens n fiets soos die AT huur nie?
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« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2020, 10:14:09 pm »
Lyk my jy en ons Advokaat in PE wedywer om te sien wie koop en verkoop die meeste fietse. :imaposer:
Vat die Bushlander vir n spin....mense ry om die wereld op sulke kleiner masjiene......as hulle wil :laughing4:
Ek ry die Bushlander elke dag Woody, wil darem nie voel ek werk nie as ek wil gaan gatskuur. My dae wat ek kan wegwees is ook min so as ek langpad wil ry moet ek darem n redelike spoed kan handhaaf. Dink nie ek het al ooit eers 70km/u met die Bushlander gery nie.
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