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Offline Ian in Great Brak River

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Re: New Africa Twin farkle thread
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2016, 03:47:58 am »
Termignoni.
1978. It's 6am, mid winter...two up on a XL 185S ... off to my first casino ever with all of R40 and we've got a full tank of fuel, so enough to get there we reckon.... that's determination...

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Re: New Africa Twin farkle thread
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2016, 03:52:36 am »
Akrapovic, Remus and GPR.
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1978. It's 6am, mid winter...two up on a XL 185S ... off to my first casino ever with all of R40 and we've got a full tank of fuel, so enough to get there we reckon.... that's determination...

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Other bike: '05 Honda Varadero 1000
New bike: '16 Honda Africa Twin.
 

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Re: New Africa Twin farkle thread
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2016, 07:21:05 am »
I went with the Remus, had a very pleasant dealing with Liza from Riverside Honda in Vereeniging and pipe was reasonably priced(IMO) at about R7100-00 ex vat! :thumleft:
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Re: New Africa Twin farkle thread
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2016, 07:54:18 am »
The only things that would add to the AT will be a bash plate, crash bars and foot pegs. Maybe a can. The first thing would be to chance the crazy foot pegs. What they we thinking in adding those I don't know.

With the AT I can at least get both feet planted on the ground. :thumleft:
 

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Re: New Africa Twin farkle thread
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2016, 08:51:50 am »
Fitted Rumbux Crash Bars and proto type pannier frames, pic taken in Swaziland this passed weekend.
Bike peformed flawlessly fully loaded and with wife as pillion.  :thumleft:
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Re: New Africa Twin farkle thread
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2016, 08:55:27 am »
More.....
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Re: New Africa Twin farkle thread
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2016, 09:05:38 am »
Even cracked an invite to do some jaaging with a bunch of oranges around Sabi/Whiteriver, apparently I was thowing bricks at them  :peepwall:
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Re: New Africa Twin farkle thread
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2016, 09:09:24 am »
BoosterPlug will soon be available for the new Africa Twin. Just waiting for stock to arrive.
BoosterPlug, LED Spots, Tool Tubes, RustStop, Kappa Screens, Top boxes, Tank Bags, ATG Gear - whatever works for me.
 

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Re: New Africa Twin farkle thread
« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2016, 09:21:52 am »
What is the purpose of a "booster plug" I'm limited in knowledge of things technical. :lamer:
 

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Re: New Africa Twin farkle thread
« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2016, 09:52:07 am »
What is the purpose of a "booster plug" I'm limited in knowledge of things technical. :lamer:
New Euro 4 regulations for motorcycles dictate that engines have to run as lean as possible - at 14,7:1 air to fuel ratio (AFR) vs 13,6:1 which is the optimal stoic ratio for an engine. Most modern bikes suffer due to the consequences of lean mixtures: snatchy throttle, reduced low rpm usability, surging, pinging, motors running warmer, lethargic at lower rpm. From the new XDiavel to Yamaha's MT-7 or MT-9, BMW riders were first to realize that lean running affects engines and performance. A BoosterPlug is a plug and play device that modifies the AIT sensor to improve the AFR to optimal levels - just when you need it: acceleration, deceleration and a stronger idle and start. The beauty of the BoosterPlug is that, while it improves low rpm performance, it leaves the engine to be fuel efficient.
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Re: New Africa Twin farkle thread
« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2016, 11:18:49 am »
Catchy,  can you take a few close up photo's of the crash bars and bash plate and post it please?
Thanks :thumleft:
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Re: New Africa Twin farkle thread
« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2016, 02:59:04 pm »
What is the purpose of a "booster plug" I'm limited in knowledge of things technical. :lamer:
New Euro 4 regulations for motorcycles dictate that engines have to run as lean as possible - at 14,7:1 air to fuel ratio (AFR) vs 13,6:1 which is the optimal stoic ratio for an engine. Most modern bikes suffer due to the consequences of lean mixtures: snatchy throttle, reduced low rpm usability, surging, pinging, motors running warmer, lethargic at lower rpm. From the new XDiavel to Yamaha's MT-7 or MT-9, BMW riders were first to realize that lean running affects engines and performance. A BoosterPlug is a plug and play device that modifies the AIT sensor to improve the AFR to optimal levels - just when you need it: acceleration, deceleration and a stronger idle and start. The beauty of the BoosterPlug is that, while it improves low rpm performance, it leaves the engine to be fuel efficient.

What a mouthfull, but thanks Jacob for taking the time, might consider it. Just not sure how it will influence any warranty claims?
 

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Re: New Africa Twin farkle thread
« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2016, 04:11:28 pm »
Catchy,  can you take a few close up photo's of the crash bars and bash plate and post it please?
Thanks :thumleft:

Here you go..............
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Re: New Africa Twin farkle thread
« Reply #33 on: May 06, 2016, 04:27:15 pm »
Yep, that looks like the ones for my next bike ... when I get it that is.

Which center stand has it got on it?

Is that a Remus?
« Last Edit: May 06, 2016, 04:29:24 pm by Ian in Great Brak River »
1978. It's 6am, mid winter...two up on a XL 185S ... off to my first casino ever with all of R40 and we've got a full tank of fuel, so enough to get there we reckon.... that's determination...

Old bike: '82 Eddie Lawson Replica Replica.
Other bike: '05 Honda Varadero 1000
New bike: '16 Honda Africa Twin.
 

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Re: New Africa Twin farkle thread
« Reply #34 on: May 06, 2016, 04:39:01 pm »
Yep, that looks like the ones for my next bike ... when I get it that is.

Which center stand has it got on it?

Is that a Remus?

Centre Stand is the Honda OEM one and the pipe is a Wings.  :thumleft:
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Re: New Africa Twin farkle thread
« Reply #35 on: May 06, 2016, 04:43:19 pm »
Yep, that looks like the ones for my next bike ... when I get it that is.

Which center stand has it got on it?

Is that a Remus?

Centre Stand is the Honda OEM one and the pipe is a Wings.  :thumleft:

Thanks, what price was it ... for my budget planning?
1978. It's 6am, mid winter...two up on a XL 185S ... off to my first casino ever with all of R40 and we've got a full tank of fuel, so enough to get there we reckon.... that's determination...

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Other bike: '05 Honda Varadero 1000
New bike: '16 Honda Africa Twin.
 

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Re: New Africa Twin farkle thread
« Reply #36 on: May 06, 2016, 04:44:53 pm »
Anyone seen this head light protector from Trickbitz ... ?


« Last Edit: May 06, 2016, 04:45:34 pm by Ian in Great Brak River »
1978. It's 6am, mid winter...two up on a XL 185S ... off to my first casino ever with all of R40 and we've got a full tank of fuel, so enough to get there we reckon.... that's determination...

Old bike: '82 Eddie Lawson Replica Replica.
Other bike: '05 Honda Varadero 1000
New bike: '16 Honda Africa Twin.
 

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Re: New Africa Twin farkle thread
« Reply #37 on: May 06, 2016, 06:41:03 pm »
If I were a rich man, the Akro or Arrow ...  :peepwall:

For protection - Rumbux seems great!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: New Africa Twin farkle thread
« Reply #38 on: May 09, 2016, 08:07:05 am »
What other aftermarket footpegs are available? except Touratech.
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Re: New Africa Twin farkle thread
« Reply #39 on: May 09, 2016, 08:28:35 am »
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