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Offline Dwerg

Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #60 on: January 25, 2018, 01:11:20 pm »
I find your lack of updates disturbing   >:D

What sort of consumption do you guys get when riding relatively sedately? I struggle with the idea of commuting on a bike that won't give 25km/l

My barber (haarkapper) also rides bike and eventually bought his dream bike, Hayabusa. Asked him what the fuel consumption is like and his answer: He has never ever tested any bikes consumption because he rides for the love and joy off it and does it everyday, only thing he does check is how many km's per tank so he can plan his bike trip fuel stops accordingly.  Maybe that's the way it should be done, after all we all ride because it's a passion!

I enjoy riding slow just as much as riding fast. On the commute it just doesn't make sense to me to ride fast. You put yourself in more danger and waste fuel just to get to the office 5 minutes earlier.

Anyway to get back to the AT, I first had a test ride on it about a year ago and now that a friend of mine is getting one, I am really tempted again....
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #61 on: January 26, 2018, 01:58:36 am »
Mixed riding about 18 km/l, sedate gravel travel 20+

Pushing hard into a headwind (look away now) 12ish

Ditto.
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #62 on: January 28, 2018, 04:01:04 am »
My barber (haarkapper) also rides bike and eventually bought his dream bike, Hayabusa. Asked him what the fuel consumption is like and his answer: He has never ever tested any bikes consumption because he rides for the love and joy off it and does it everyday, only thing he does check is how many km's per tank so he can plan his bike trip fuel stops accordingly.  Maybe that's the way it should be done, after all we all ride because it's a passion!
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« Reply #63 on: January 28, 2018, 06:21:03 am »
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #64 on: January 29, 2018, 01:14:03 pm »
Just had my 12000km service R1350, not too bad I suppose.

Wait for it....

The rear brake pads are low and need replacing R2076!!! I had to look again as I thought it was actually front and back. No just the back

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« Reply #65 on: January 30, 2018, 04:41:08 pm »
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« Reply #66 on: January 30, 2018, 04:43:39 pm »
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« Reply #67 on: January 30, 2018, 04:46:49 pm »
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #68 on: January 31, 2018, 08:08:31 am »
Just had my 12000km service R1350, not too bad I suppose.

Wait for it....

The rear brake pads are low and need replacing R2076!!! I had to look again as I thought it was actually front and back. No just the back

I bought pads from Runner R442

I have 6500km on mine and just want to have an oil change, probably will cost the same as the 12000km service?
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #69 on: January 31, 2018, 08:31:59 am »

I have 6500km on mine and just want to have an oil change, probably will cost the same as the 12000km service?

Will probably be the same as the run in service charge I guess.
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #70 on: January 31, 2018, 08:36:21 am »
Charliepappa what bikes took part in the Dualsport division and how did they place? Looks like only 3 completed 5 x laps?
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #71 on: January 31, 2018, 08:59:00 am »
Just had my 12000km service R1350, not too bad I suppose.

Wait for it....

The rear brake pads are low and need replacing R2076!!! I had to look again as I thought it was actually front and back. No just the back

I bought pads from Runner R442

I have 6500km on mine and just want to have an oil change, probably will cost the same as the 12000km service?

yes that all they do on the 12000km anyway
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #72 on: January 31, 2018, 09:10:24 am »
Charliepappa what bikes took part in the Dualsport division and how did they place? Looks like only 3 completed 5 x laps?

There was a KTM 1090, 950SE, 3x800 GS, 660 Yamaha, 2x Africa Twin, Husky 701, 2x 1200GS if I remember correctly.

Yip only 3 did 5 laps, we did the same route as all the other bikes.
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« Reply #73 on: January 31, 2018, 09:24:51 am »
Which bikes were the top 3?
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« Reply #74 on: January 31, 2018, 09:34:09 am »
Which bikes were the top 3?

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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #75 on: January 31, 2018, 10:29:17 pm »
The average time in two laps it looks like nr 8 didnt do bad. Looks like lots of fun.
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #76 on: February 01, 2018, 07:15:27 am »
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« Reply #77 on: February 01, 2018, 09:21:31 am »
Schalk...come in Schalk

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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #78 on: February 01, 2018, 10:08:21 am »
Sorry for the hi-jack Schalk, thought it was a General AT Living Thread...
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« Reply #79 on: February 03, 2018, 04:32:54 pm »
I need to post this:  A honest no bullshit review of the the twin after 50,000km in one year  :eek7:


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