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Re: My Africatwin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2017, 08:33:53 am »
Jou kapitalis!
Bly ek kon vir jou help met die deposit. Ek is nog steeds chuffed met die bike. Geniet die AT. Eendag as ek groot is sal ek nie omgee nie.

Vir die rekord: EK sal nog steeds 'n KLR gebruik as ek deur Afrika ry  :3some:

Jip. En jy sal nou weer 'n draai moet maak dat ons 'n trippie doen. Hoe lyk April vlg jaar vir jou.
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2017, 09:53:42 pm »
Congrats on a great bike!

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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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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2017, 11:37:48 pm »
Baie mooi foto.
Skryf nou nog so bietjie oor hoe hy sy?
Ek ook maar eendag as ek groot is, maar man mag mos maar bietjie droom.
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2017, 10:33:30 am »
Only saw this now, huge congratulations, glad you are loving your bike!!! The dct does take some getting used to, but once you have the hang of it, it's so awesome you'll miss it the second you climb onto another bike. I was riding my 701 last weekend and wishing it was dct too haha! :P  :ricky:
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Re: My Africatwin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2017, 11:22:47 am »
Congrats Schalk
Is this one of the Quest bikes....or just a similar sticker kit perhaps?
No just the sticker kit, buy it from any Honda dealer.  :thumleft:

thats what I was going to ask. Otherwise a great colour scheme. Looks like mine
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2017, 11:27:15 am »
Wow!  :drif:

Baie mooi fiets...
 

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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2017, 08:03:09 pm »
Baie baie geluk Schalk!!!
Jy verdien 'n bike soos die!!!
... en daai foto: "front cover brochure stuff" !!!  :o :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2017, 08:20:12 pm »
Great beskrywing oor die fiets, en weer eens baie geluk en veilige myle vir julle twee. Schalk sal jy asb die nommers van die bike shop in Klerksdorp kan gee... dankie :thumleft:
 

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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2017, 09:20:42 pm »
Dankie almal, ek is regtig trots op my fiets  :biggrin:

Will post soon on my choices of accessories for the bike and why.

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« Last Edit: November 16, 2017, 09:21:46 pm by SchalkL »
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2017, 06:27:56 am »
NoRush skakel vir Fanie Scholtz by BB zambezi Honda. Hy is ook 'n lid op die forum. Hy sal jou help met goeie diens en prys. 082 88eight 8six05
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2017, 10:39:48 am »
Congrats Schalk
Stunning bike, many happy safe sMiles
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2017, 05:40:26 pm »
OK - Lets talk accessories.......  This is something that makes me cry every-time i buy a bike for 2 reasons - I really like doing it and its costing a frikken huge amount of money  :patch:

Underneath fitted with everything I want for now:



RUMBUX bellyplate - crashbars and soft luggage racks:


SW Motech Topbox and Nelson Rig Soft panniers & Motech duffle bag
(It took me weeks to decide on soft luggage since i like the look of hard panniers, proper straps for tie-downs, clips that last, hard inner-floor, remove-able inner bags, ability to tie another bag on top of them, water tight, easy mounting on any type of racks, compression straps, warrenty!) I am extremely happy with the Rigg Gear so far and can really recommend them.


SW Motech centre stand and side stand foot:


Spots:


GPS Mount above centre console:


SW Motech small tankbag for my make up  :lol8:


NOTE:
I really like SW Motech products - they always work and are very good quality but sometimes a little bit more expensive.
Whats next:  Extended dakar fuel tank that fits between the pannier rack and wheel.

Lastly -: Thanks again GPS4AFRICA - Been a customer from Pauli's garage days and never been disappointed  :thumleft:



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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2017, 07:37:10 pm »
Congrats SchalkL

A dream bike for most of us, and near perfect in the 'big bike' class. I am personally also not keen on the 'gold' as mentioned earlier but Honda has got the option to swab it for black rims as many people (seems most) do like the gold.
DCT will also be my choice, because of the reasons you have mentioned especially the 'riders boot/gear leaver' issue. I was also hoping that more manufacturers will follow this trend but it seems they are prefecting the quick shifters. I have never tried the DCT nor a quick shifter so I am clueless at this stage but DCT makes more sense.
The only issue I have with the AT (That if I had the bucks to deposit on one) was or is the tubed wheels. Again a lot of riders do not mind and even prefer it, especially the hard core offroaders it seems. That is however a deal breaker for a smaller percentage of buyers, and KTM 1090 and now the new GS850 comes with tubeless rims so one would think that Honda can atleast have it as an optional extra...not?

Anyway, once again stunning bike and happy riding!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #33 on: November 24, 2017, 12:55:16 pm »
Do yourself a favour and fit some protection to those header pipes, especially it you get rid of those crappy OEM tyres that puncture everytime you hit a rock.
I bought a motorradical kit from runner designed for a GS1200, but only used one piece. The other is yours if you want it.
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #34 on: November 24, 2017, 01:12:03 pm »
Looking good Schalk, 2 points if I may:

1. There has been a fair amount of chat about the "GPS bar" breaking. Are you going to strengthen / reinforce yours?
2. Your saddle bag looks very close to the exhaust (I know this because I bought my bike with the Rumbux crash bar sets too). How are you going to ensure it doesn't cook the bag or its contents? This has been puzzling me.
 

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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #35 on: November 24, 2017, 02:58:27 pm »
Do yourself a favour and fit some protection to those header pipes, especially it you get rid of those crappy OEM tyres that puncture everytime you hit a rock.
I bought a motorradical kit from runner designed for a GS1200, but only used one piece. The other is yours if you want it.

Dawie post some pictures of your exhaust protection setup. Please.
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #36 on: November 24, 2017, 03:28:45 pm »
Geluk Slakkie moer mooi fiets .... as mens ouer raak koop mens maar n auto model mens is mos nie meer lus om ratte te verander nie  :biggrin:
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« Reply #37 on: November 24, 2017, 04:34:57 pm »
Do yourself a favour and fit some protection to those header pipes, especially it you get rid of those crappy OEM tyres that puncture everytime you hit a rock.
I bought a motorradical kit from runner designed for a GS1200, but only used one piece. The other is yours if you want it.
Tx Dawie, will take you up on your offer - wil contact you when I come to Gauteng.  :thumleft:


Looking good Schalk, 2 points if I may:

1. There has been a fair amount of chat about the "GPS bar" breaking. Are you going to strengthen / reinforce yours?
2. Your saddle bag looks very close to the exhaust (I know this because I bought my bike with the Rumbux crash bar sets too). How are you going to ensure it doesn't cook the bag or its contents? This has been puzzling me.
Hi Rob,
1. Didn't know that. I suppose i will check to c what happens while still under warrenty and then act. I did go and look at it again and honestly I can't see a 200g gps breaking it unless you drop the bike and somehow hit a stone or something.  Will report back here on my finding.......
2. Yes you are 100% correct. What you cant see on the pic is that the luggage come with a thicker protective layer of somekind that is fastened to the innerside of the bags with 2 loops at the top that the straps going over the seat goes through as well as a velcro thingie at the bottom to stop it from flapping.  THATS another reason why I chose the Nelson Rig luggage - they think ahead.  Will take a pic later and post here  :thumleft:

Geluk Slakkie moer mooi fiets .... as mens ouer raak koop mens maar n auto model mens is mos nie meer lus om ratte te verander nie  :biggrin:
Jissie Draad, jy slaan die spyker op die kop. Gemak raak nou belangrik, veral met daai tegniese stukkies is my brein al bietjie te stadig om nog te dink oor watter rat ek in is  :lol8:
Die bike sal natuurlik nie omgee om bietjie Geluksburg toe te ry nie n  :peepwall:
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #38 on: November 28, 2017, 12:32:54 pm »
Do yourself a favour and fit some protection to those header pipes, especially it you get rid of those crappy OEM tyres that puncture everytime you hit a rock.
I bought a motorradical kit from runner designed for a GS1200, but only used one piece. The other is yours if you want it.

Dawie post some pictures of your exhaust protection setup. Please.

Like this. It seems to be only the lower header that gets hit so I only fitted one. I am running TKC's
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #39 on: November 28, 2017, 12:38:06 pm »
Do yourself a favour and fit some protection to those header pipes, especially it you get rid of those crappy OEM tyres that puncture everytime you hit a rock.
I bought a motorradical kit from runner designed for a GS1200, but only used one piece. The other is yours if you want it.
Saturday I went and fetched some cattle with the truck. On the way home I was passed by a Cruiser with trailer behind. On trailer a brand new red AT with CAW plates. Yip flat front tyre. Cruiser owner was a farmer near Vermaaklikheid giving bike owner a lift to Jongensfontein.
Did not look like the guy had anything with him to fix flats.
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