Africa Twin

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Africa Twin

#1 Post by Mawsley » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:42 pm

Just had this pop up on my t/l.

I really wanted to love this bike and was thrown when owners began complaining. It's nice to hear something positive, now I can go back to planning on adding a 3yr-old that's done no miles when someone's PCP is paid off. :D

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Re: Africa Twin

#2 Post by Arwen » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:46 pm

Very nice little video. I do like them too, surprisingly skinny for a heavy bike. I have a bit of a joke with my local dealer that if they can lower one a few inches I'd buy one... One day I reckon they might actually do it and I'll take them up on it!

They sound absolutely amazing with the Akrapovic or the Termignoni cans by the way...
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#3 Post by Six30 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:59 pm

Tubed tyres ... Why ?
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Re: Africa Twin

#4 Post by Meggark » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:50 pm

Six30 wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:59 pm
Tubed tyres ... Why ?
Easier to fix a puncture in the middle of nowhere I guess.

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#5 Post by Six30 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:09 pm

Meggark wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:50 pm
Six30 wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:59 pm
Tubed tyres ... Why ?
Easier to fix a puncture in the middle of nowhere I guess.

Easier... Not as easy as plugging it , and let's face it it's never going to be in the middle of no where , unless some one from Hull buys one .
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Re: Africa Twin

#6 Post by Baloo » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:41 pm

Off road wheels have adjustable spokes. The rims are not airtight, so can't take a tubeless tyre. Off road terrain, cuts are more likely than punctures, which can't be fixed with a plug.

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#7 Post by Six30 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:37 pm

Not to keen on the standard one , but as I said before if they made one of these ..... :D
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#8 Post by Mawsley » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:57 pm

Arwen wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:46 pm
They sound absolutely amazing with the Akrapovic or the Termignoni cans by the way...
I was stunned how good the OEM exhaust sounds, but I do like a loud exhaust :D
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Re: Africa Twin

#9 Post by Tango » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:06 pm

Mawsley wrote:
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, but I do like a loud exhaust :D
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Re: Africa Twin

#10 Post by goody » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:07 pm

Six30 wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:37 pm
Not to keen on the standard one , but as I said before if they made one of these ..... :D
the sm is gorgeous I think id be in the market for one :thumb:
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