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2016 ADV RALLY in Gunnison CO July 14-18

Honda was a sponsor for this event and brought out 5 bikes for us to ride at Harmon Rocks Off Road Park, Some even deviated from the course to add a few more seat miles on the knobby shod Twin
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I live in Texas and saw this bike in a magazine last Sept 2015. I knew at that time I wanted one to replace my Tried and True XR650R 2000 I bought new and installed many mods over the years.

The New African Twin arrived in June, after the announcement of the Factory closing and delaying shipment. The Color I picked was the Red White, however the Silver was what came in. It was take it or leave it time. So I test road it and hauled it home. I spent numerous hrs deciding on the Protection, Bags, and who offered the total package of add ons.

I went through my Dealer with my Discount and decided on Touratech. I could not be happier. Now I have completed the 600 mile service and took my modified bike to Colorado and road 600 miles off road on the trails up there. I was constantly comparing my new bike to the capabilities of my old Big Red Pig XR650R. The Suspension on the African Twin lacked the smoothness over hi speed rocket terrain I have / had with my XR. I call this Eye Blurr, from the feedback through the forks and handle bars. Tire Pressure, Compression Dampening, Pre Load, nothing removed this eye blurs. I jumped back on my Old Xr and road one handed through the same sections, and laughed just how good and smooth it can be! I said we have work to do!

Far as handling in larger bumps, the AT did pretty well. The front end seems soft, and will not track over the high speed 2-5 inch rocks like my old XR does. Now I done my XR suspension right after I bought it in 2000 and change fork oil ever two years.

I just bit the buillet and ordered the Extreme Front Fork Cartridges and Rear Extreme Shock from Touratech. I can't wait until I test out the new suspension. Here are picts of my bike today after i rode it this morning.
I have 1600 miles now and put the street tires back on after returning from Colorado back in August.

I love my new bike, once I get the eye blur out, suspension dialed in, I will have even more confidence riding off road.

After changing the tires twice, I have decided a center stand is a must! I have ordered the Honda center stand, Heated Hand Grips, Power Plug, and Tourtech Handles for the top of the Panniers.
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Rode to Florence Colorado today and, despite the sunshine in these photos, it was quite cold. Definitely time for some heated gear.



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Looking North with Pike's Peak in the background.


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She was prepped and delivered Friday!
So looking forward to Spring! Announcing 15cm of the white fluffy s#it today
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