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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #80 on: February 05, 2018, 11:13:25 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

I get 23.5km/l commuting. Thats at sea level, a mix of heavy traffic and max speed of 100km/h (crazy Aus speed limits). Easily get 380 km on a tank and then fill up with 16l on the dot.
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #81 on: February 05, 2018, 11:17:59 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

I get 23.5km/l commuting. Thats at sea level, a mix of heavy traffic and max speed of 100km/h (crazy Aus speed limits). Easily get 380 km on a tank and then fill up with 16l on the dot.
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #82 on: February 06, 2018, 07:48:14 am »
Filled up on Sunday , I think I was pushing the edge , I only got 305km on the tank but only been using the bike to blast into Knysna or Plett from the farm .
On the long road through Africa I have gotten better km's off a tank but then speeds are down avoiding potholes and looking at scenery

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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #83 on: February 06, 2018, 08:36:38 am »
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #84 on: February 06, 2018, 08:41:44 am »
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

I get 23.5km/l commuting. Thats at sea level, a mix of heavy traffic and max speed of 100km/h (crazy Aus speed limits). Easily get 380 km on a tank and then fill up with 16l on the dot.
Boerbok do you ever use sixth gear?

What is this sixth gear you are speaking of? :)

To be honest, 6th is a bit of a novelty for most of the commute...
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #85 on: February 06, 2018, 10:37:05 am »
Symara Knitwear PlaySmart Sportwear are going to make these. I love it. Look them up on facebook to order.




Looks like these will be the "wicking" type which will make a welcome change as most other branded gear is cotton.  I am not a fan of cotton for bike riding as it dries too slowly
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #86 on: February 06, 2018, 11:39:32 am »
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

I get 23.5km/l commuting. Thats at sea level, a mix of heavy traffic and max speed of 100km/h (crazy Aus speed limits). Easily get 380 km on a tank and then fill up with 16l on the dot.

Sounds a lot like my commute except for the sea level bit. Most of it is 3rd gear low revs lane splitting with 100km/h open sections
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Re: Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #87 on: February 06, 2018, 09:49:37 pm »
Some pictures at the FarmJam what a experience what a bike.

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Re: Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #88 on: February 06, 2018, 11:14:45 pm »
WOW  :eek7: COOL PICS
Tx for sharing  :3some:
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Re: Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #89 on: February 07, 2018, 12:11:14 pm »
Die fiets doen baie dinge reg beter as reg ja daar is paar dinge wat kan verbeter wat hulle op die nuwe een wel gedoen het. Maar is baie gelukkig met fiets.
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Re: Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #90 on: February 14, 2018, 12:29:07 am »
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Re: Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #91 on: March 06, 2018, 08:15:08 am »
Had some fun on the motocross track at Dirt Bronco in Krugersdorp  :ricky:
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« Reply #92 on: March 06, 2018, 10:02:17 am »
very nice, you got some airtime  :ricky:
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« Reply #93 on: March 08, 2018, 07:13:36 am »
Jaco dit lyk bevange. Het jy nie nog so paar pics nie man.  :sip:
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Re: My Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #94 on: March 08, 2018, 08:28:13 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!

Now thats a clever Barber, and a good idea. NO worries just ride.  :ricky:
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Re: Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #95 on: March 13, 2018, 12:16:47 pm »
Jaco dit lyk bevange. Het jy nie nog so paar pics nie man.  :sip:

Daar is nie altyd kameraman naby om die action te vang nie  ;D
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Re: Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #96 on: March 15, 2018, 09:26:00 am »
Loving my AT! This is some of the fun I've had on the bike the past few weeks. Also had the suspension upgraded with Hilton Hayword as I thought stock is a bit too soft. Bike is performing even more brilliantly now :D








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« Reply #97 on: March 23, 2018, 07:45:03 am »
Loving my AT! This is some of the fun I've had on the bike the past few weeks. Also had the suspension upgraded with Hilton Hayword as I thought stock is a bit too soft. Bike is performing even more brilliantly now :D









Did you do front and rear springs and did you do valveving aswell.
Price?

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« Reply #98 on: March 25, 2018, 08:30:40 pm »
Loving my AT! This is some of the fun I've had on the bike the past few weeks. Also had the suspension upgraded with Hilton Hayword as I thought stock is a bit too soft. Bike is performing even more brilliantly now :D



Did you do front and rear springs and did you do valveving aswell.
Price?

Yes Hilton pretty much replaces all the internals in the front forks and also the rear spring, then sets it all up for your weight. Price is around 8k, I'm not great at technical banter, he can explain much better if you contact him directly :)

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Re: Africa Twin Experience Living Thread
« Reply #99 on: April 23, 2018, 01:18:43 pm »
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