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What do I need to know about 2016 - 17 Africa Twins
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2020, 10:16:18 pm »
I did 5 reviews in 2 years, #2 was on camping kit;

Great bike.

I remember watching 2 of those, didnt know youd done more.  Ill go look at those Ian.  Wasnt there some issue with the fork seals or something?
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Re: What do I need to know about 2016 - 17 Africa Twins
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2020, 11:02:58 pm »
I did 5 reviews in 2 years, #2 was on camping kit;

Great bike.

I remember watching 2 of those, didnt know youd done more.  Ill go look at those Ian.  Wasnt there some issue with the cork seals or something?

I remember something about wear on the fork stanchion coating?
 

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Re: What do I need to know about 2016 - 17 Africa Twins
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2020, 08:53:33 am »
Dorsland, op hierdie stadium is 'n AT met lae kilo's seker een van die beste waarde vir geld adventure bikes op die mark.  Kyk bietjie hoe lekker speel ons met hulle:







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Re: What do I need to know about 2016 - 17 Africa Twins
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2020, 09:13:41 am »
Ekt hom gese om jou te bel :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: What do I need to know about 2016 - 17 Africa Twins
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2020, 09:16:45 am »
I did 5 reviews in 2 years, #2 was on camping kit;

Great bike.

I remember watching 2 of those, didnt know youd done more.  Ill go look at those Ian.  Wasnt there some issue with the cork seals or something?

I remember something about wear on the fork stanchion coating?

That was on some of the first models but not all of them , so if it is good now then it was either never a problem or it has already been sorted
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Re: What do I need to know about 2016 - 17 Africa Twins
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2020, 09:52:48 am »
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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Mind you, ek kan net sien hoe hoe pas jy in een van daai netjiese leeronderbaaidjies, en met sulke lang tossels op die bars het, Maar ek dink daai ram van jou skrik sy vrugbaarheid weg as jy daai ding lanks hom opstart  :pot: :peepwall:
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Re: What do I need to know about 2016 - 17 Africa Twins
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2020, 11:25:32 am »

Nee Hel, Johan

Daar's iets onnatuurliks om te sien hoe mens se voete eerste oor die bult verskyn... nog voor die voorwiel behoorlik sigbaar is! :o >:D

Mind you, ek kan net sien hoe hoe pas jy in een van daai netjiese leeronderbaaidjies, en met sulke lang tossels op die bars het, Maar ek dink daai ram van jou skrik sy vrugbaarheid weg as jy daai ding lanks hom opstart  :pot: :peepwall:

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Re: What do I need to know about 2016 - 17 Africa Twins
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2020, 11:30:38 am »
Ja man, ek dink (eintlik weet ek) di fiets is 'n wenner.  Nog so gedink vandat hulle op die mark gekom het.  Ek het by Honda George darem op een gesit en toe weet ek al daar gaan voorentoe moeilikheid kom.

Wat my pla is dat dit nou nog meer geld as my 660z Tener en my tyd om te ry nog net so min is. Maar daarmee kan julle ouens my nie help nie, dis 'n persoonlike besluit.

Al die mooi videos hier maak dinge ook nie juis makliker nie.

Ek sien @Kobus Myburgh is tjoepstil.  Maar ek het hom ges daar is geen druk op hom nie.  Ek verstaan 100% as hy besluit om die fiets te hou. Ek moet buitendien nog besluit of gaan ek of gaan ek nie.

Mens kan maar soos ou Willem Wikkelspies vra: "to AT, or not to AT, this is the question."  :biggrin:
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Re: What do I need to know about 2016 - 17 Africa Twins
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2020, 01:55:33 pm »
Ek is baie lief vir my AT. Ek het die 2017 manual met ABS nuut gekoop en hy staan nou op 18000km. Ek ry alleen, ongelaai, dagtrips tussen 1 en 3 ure per trip.

Dis die perfekte fiets vir my. Ek hou van n all-rounder waarmee ek lekker kan speel op grondpad, maar wat ook lang afstande teer kan opeet sonder om my te laat wens dis alles verby na 100km. Ek voel hy is te groot en swaar vir tegniese tweespoor, enkelspoor of modder (maar kan dit doen as jy die vaardighede het en nie bang is om hom op te tel nie). Lekker kronkelende grondpaaie en teer bergpasse is sy kos! 100 perde is heeltemal genoeg krag, ek wens nie vir meer nie. n Moerse bonus by dit alles is dat hy seker die beste enginklank het met n standaard uitlaatpyp van enige vd kompetisie... 👍

Myne was tot dusver baie betroubaar. Hyt n klein waterlek op die waterpomp gehad wat onder waarborg vervang is, en die ratkas het eers na 10000 km en Motul 7100 begin voel of hy ingebreek is. Petrolverbuik is nie sleg nie, ek het al 400km+ op n tenk gekry as ek baie mooi ry, maar 320-350km is meer realisties. Die standaard Dunlops is n belediging, ek ry met Mitas E07s.

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Re: What do I need to know about 2016 - 17 Africa Twins
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2020, 02:05:53 pm »
Sien jy Dorsland as Boerbok een het moet jy ook een h :deal: ;) :thumleft:
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« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2020, 02:16:39 pm »
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Re: What do I need to know about 2016 - 17 Africa Twins
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2020, 02:17:28 pm »
Dors, do yourself a favor and make sure you take the DCT for a behoorlike spin. You will not be sorry (unless you end up not buying one that is :) )
Only real change I made to mine was progressive springs upfront and it made a proper difference to handling (IMHO of course - I am no racing snake by any stretch of the imagination and there wasn't anything wrong with the handling to start ...Denver at BlingKing just had a special going on Wilbers that was almost too good to be true )
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« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2020, 02:52:11 pm »
Ja man, ek dink (eintlik weet ek) di fiets is 'n wenner.  Nog so gedink vandat hulle op die mark gekom het.  Ek het by Honda George darem op een gesit en toe weet ek al daar gaan voorentoe moeilikheid kom.

Wat my pla is dat dit nou nog meer geld as my 660z Tener en my tyd om te ry nog net so min is. Maar daarmee kan julle ouens my nie help nie, dis 'n persoonlike besluit.

Al die mooi videos hier maak dinge ook nie juis makliker nie.

Ek sien @Kobus Myburgh is tjoepstil.  Maar ek het hom ges daar is geen druk op hom nie.  Ek verstaan 100% as hy besluit om die fiets te hou. Ek moet buitendien nog besluit of gaan ek of gaan ek nie.

Mens kan maar soos ou Willem Wikkelspies vra: "to AT, or not to AT, this is the question."  :biggrin:
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Re: What do I need to know about 2016 - 17 Africa Twins
« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2020, 03:12:19 pm »
Ek dink die DCT is die een wat ek sal koop as ek wel besluit. Met my 660 het ek nooit gevoel daar is t min krag nie.  Selfs met teerpad huistoe ry teen 140km/u.  Die enjin loop dan so 5000rpm as ek reg onthou. AT sal lekker ooppad ry dis vir seker.

Maar lyk my ek is toe waaragtig so dom soos ek lyk om my 660Z te verkoop het.  Ek sien jy geniet darem sy windskerm  :lol8:  Ek het van daai skroefies vir die windskerm hier by my as jy hulle soek.  Jy kan hulle kry.   
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Re: What do I need to know about 2016 - 17 Africa Twins
« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2020, 03:18:06 pm »
Dors, do yourself a favor and make sure you take the DCT for a behoorlike spin. You will not be sorry (unless you end up not buying one that is :) )
Only real change I made to mine was progressive springs upfront and it made a proper difference to handling (IMHO of course - I am no racing snake by any stretch of the imagination and there wasn't anything wrong with the handling to start ...Denver at BlingKing just had a special going on Wilbers that was almost too good to be true )

In years gone by, I would also buy all the extras and farkles and I think I contributed significantly to the guys at Bike Gear, Off-Road Cycles and others' retirement funds.  With my 660Z, I added only a side stand foot.  It had hand guards and pannier racks when I bought it. My riding style these days wouldn't test a bike's standard suspension.  The biggest decision now is to buy or not.  :-\

Practically nobody seems to be critical of the DCT.  I reckon that is the model I'd go for.  I'm putting off taking one for a ride as I know, dan is die koel deur die kerk.
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Re: What do I need to know about 2016 - 17 Africa Twins
« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2020, 03:32:56 pm »
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Skakel werk nie?
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« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2020, 03:37:33 pm »
Skakel werk nie?
Dorsland,  gaan na Facebook en search "Joels Motorcycles"
Sy komper is van die ou modelle kannie vleisboek opvang nie!! ;) :lol8:

Dors dink hoe lekker sal daai auto nou NAM se groen nou loop bekyk. ;) :thumleft:
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