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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 02-10-2017, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation So What don't you like about your Africa Twin?

What should new Africa Twin owners be aware of in their new bike? What are the common mechanical issues, handling problems,or quirks that are common to the new version of the AT?
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post #2 of 49 (permalink) Old 02-10-2017, 07:52 PM
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If you're taller than 6ft you'll need a taller screen. If you're going to be riding off-road you'll want better more off-road biased Foot Pegs. Stock rubber should be changed asap. Cat removed for those who ride a lot off-road in dry areas to mitigate fire risk.
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You are absolutely right, the stock foot pegs on the bike are a joke and will be one of the first things to come off. As far as tires, will go with the Mitas E07 Dakar tires. Probably will keep the stock wind screen as I plan on a lot of off road riding and don't want the taller one smacking me in the face. Arizona definitely would fit you description of a dry area with a high fire risk. Thanks for the advice.
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i have changed out for a set of pivot pegs they're amazing.

I'll get a pic for ya they weren't cheap around $200 AUD but they work an absolute treat.

Cats Run Very Hot due to the chemical reaction and are known to be hot enough to ignite grass.

I also spend most of my time off-road but for those stretches of road even gravel roads at+70mph and being 6" tall the buffeting is almost unbearable if i sat 4" higher or the screen 4" lower it would be consistent wind or if the screen were 2" taller i'd be all good.
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I Went With MotoZ Tractionator ADV tyres plenty of traction off-road so far I have ridden them in Sand, Dirt Bitumen and on Gravel. They handle all the off-road really well and short of full Blown Knobbies you probably will struggle to do better with still reasonable on road manners. I had it up to 115mph on Blacktop and they were stable even at that speed and they corner predictably.
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Thanks for showing the comparison of the Pivot Pegs to the stock. They are on my wish list. I see that Black Dog has a peg the refer to as a 'platform" it looks super wide but priced high.
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Hey Nusk, I see in another thread that some are attributing false neutrals and missed shifts on the Pivot Pegs. Have you experienced this with the pegs?
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Hey Nusk, I see in another thread that some are attributing false neutrals and missed shifts on the Pivot Pegs. Have you experienced this with the pegs?
Yea I have noticed this but I think more than the Pegs being at fault I'd say the peg to shifter relationship is different with the pivot Pegs when compared to stock. I'm going to try this week with my MX boots to get the adjustment correct between the Pegs and Shifter.
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FI YOU MEAN THE SOMETIMES FALSE NEUTRAL BETWEEN 4TH AND 5TH ---- it happens with standard pegs too



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In general, I love my DCT, but I find the instrument cluster is a dust magnet when riding in the dirt. Also, the contrast of the panel numbers is too low in many lighting situations and it is more difficult than it should be to read the numbers. Overall, I love it and it has quickly become my favorite bike to ride.
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