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post #21 of 90 (permalink) Old 02-12-2016, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Yromulus View Post
So, essentially, my only dislike is the tubes and as that has been done to death and I've chosen to ignore it I guess it doesn't matter.
I forgot about those **** tube tires! A simple puncture on the road which can be remedied in minutes now turns into at least a 20 minute ordeal if you have plenty of experience. For those that don't, you're looking at an hour or more. It took me 20 minutes just to break the bead one time when I was caught out in the boondocks with no bead breaker! And then you pinch the tube putting it back in and you gotta do it all over again! Arrgh! The joys of motorcycling.
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post #22 of 90 (permalink) Old 06-26-2016, 09:51 PM
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Could someone comment on the 'G' mode?
Like or dislike?
Have you tried it both on and off road?

PS still waiting on my AT. Can't wait to try the
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post #23 of 90 (permalink) Old 06-27-2016, 12:47 AM
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Ive alway delt with Bmw and I can say they are very good on the bike side and cars, Ive never delt with Honda till I ordered the twin, I like the bike very much but Honda as a dealer are not very reliable, I waited five weeks for the bike even though it was in the showroom as they were waiting for the touring pack to come in, given a date to pick the bike up when I turned up the centre stand was missing and the 12v plug, they told me when you come back for your 500 mile service we will have them, 4 weeks later took bike back for service no parts, it's 10 weeks I'm still waiting,
So it's not what I dislike about my twin it's what I dislike about the dealership,
I will have to consider on weather I take another Honda when the time comes,
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post #24 of 90 (permalink) Old 06-27-2016, 01:55 AM
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Originally Posted by DCTFAN View Post
Could someone comment on the 'G' mode?
Like or dislike?
Have you tried it both on and off road?

PS still waiting on my AT. Can't wait to try the
Tried it both on/off road with it on and off.
Throttle is even more snappier, off the dirt with more responsive drive, with it off, the bike felt more controllable to me on the slow roxky stuff. On road I didn't really like it. So in reality, I personally don't really need it. But that's me.
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post #25 of 90 (permalink) Old 07-16-2016, 05:07 PM
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My right foot seems to hit the m

My right foot hits the muffler...only complaint.

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post #26 of 90 (permalink) Old 07-17-2016, 10:08 PM
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My right foot hits the muffler...only complaint.
Pivot Pegz solve this problem.

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post #27 of 90 (permalink) Old 07-17-2016, 11:38 PM
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So far my dislikes is also the long 1st gear. Throttle is too touchy for me taste, no center stand. The dash is a bit hard to see at times but I tend to look at my gps anyway.

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post #28 of 90 (permalink) Old 07-18-2016, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Paige View Post
Place for all negatives about the AT.

I think the negatives are almost more important then the positives. You know what you like and what you want, but more important is knowing what you don't like and if you can live with those dislikes in the long run...

Couple quickies from here

  • Long 1st gear. When idling the AT trundles at 14km/h - this is too fast for technical terrain. Can hopefully be fixed by a smaller front sprocket.
  • The readout display uses negative LCD (black background, light lettering) which is sometimes hard to read during daylight.
  • The throttle is a little too sensitive on the manual model – not a problem on the DCT.
  • The stepped seat is distracting when you ride technical terrain. Honda isn't planning to sell a straight bench unless customers demand it. Companies like Touratech will probably provide one at a premium price.
The Africa Twin is fitted with Tubed tyres. The issue for me with Tubed Tyres is safety. With TUBELESS a very gentle loss of pressure is normal. Dead easy for me to repair as well. With a TUBED tyre, as you know, loss of pressure is instantaneous. Instant deflation. OK in the Mud but NOT good at high speed! Hence the safety aspect. Honda have aimed the Africa Twin at the BMW 1200GS buyer and I expect the majority of UK Africa Twins will be used for general purposes, say 85% road and 15% off-road, much like the GS. I have written to Honda suggesting that they offer Spoked, Tubeless, wheels, as per Triumph/BMW/Yamaha, at least as an option. Any hope of a solution?
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post #29 of 90 (permalink) Old 07-18-2016, 02:18 PM
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As mentioned by other owners...
It does suck to have tubed tyres
Footpegs that are too short
No sense in horn placement IMO

But Overall I think the bike is fantastic.

I had one issue where I lost 2 bolts holding the front fender because it was not tighten properly by the dealer but when I called the dealer, they apologized and sent me the bolts and collars lost.

FYI check all bolts when u get your delivery, especially the front fender and windshield as these are the few parts assembled by the dealer and all the rest is assembled by the Honda factory in Japan.
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post #30 of 90 (permalink) Old 07-19-2016, 03:10 AM
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  1. it is really enough with "cheap casio wristwatch like" LCD displays
  2. torque control button - why?? really why do someone thinks that it is better change highbeam button with torque control button?
  3. honda's original center stand - hard to reach it because of rear footpeg ( i always hurt my tibia)
  4. 2-cyclinder engine - my previous bike was triumphtiger800 with 3cyclinder block so sometimes i think 3 is better than 2cyclinder
after all - this is really a great bike for me for now
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