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Forum: Appearance & Body   02-14-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,035
Posted By simon penfold
Firstly have to say I love the At, bought new in...

Firstly have to say I love the At, bought new in 2016 and covered about 16,000miles. However the bike finish is no where near as good on previous Honda's I have had.
Here is a list of things to...
Forum: Appearance & Body   08-09-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 36,202
Posted By simon penfold
Hi Also had a new AT from Thunder Road in 2016....

Hi
Also had a new AT from Thunder Road in 2016. Bike has now done 13,000 miles.
I am waiting for the new wheels (with stainless spokes) to replace the originals, been a bit of a wait as there seems...
Forum: Engine and Technical Discussion   07-19-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,494
Posted By simon penfold
I also bought the package of three services when...

I also bought the package of three services when I got the bike in 2016.
this was around £500 plus Vat.
Dealer for a standard package service including valve clearance checks (also has spark...
Forum: Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin General Discussion Forum   09-20-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,714
Posted By simon penfold
Had an issue with gear changing on my DCT model....

Had an issue with gear changing on my DCT model. Happened a couple of times where initially speedo went to Zero yet still travelling at 60 - 70mph. Then when changing down locked into 2nd and would...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, and Suspension   07-28-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By simon penfold
Conti TA2's on mine currently and seem great - in...

Conti TA2's on mine currently and seem great - in South Wales UK seem to have a permanent rain cloud over where ever I ride and tyres cope very well, more grip and feel with less following of banding...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, and Suspension   07-26-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 31,105
Posted By simon penfold
Hi fitted the Contis and have about 500 miles...

Hi fitted the Contis and have about 500 miles with them wet and dry.
much quicker to turn in and do not follow banding in the road etc.
Never had a major issue with the Dunlop OEM tyres - had to be...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, and Suspension   07-07-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 31,105
Posted By simon penfold
Red face Service today and new tyres fitted. The...

Service today and new tyres fitted. The Bridgestones are not available in the size yet (for tubed tyres anyway) so the Conti trail attack 2 were fitted.
following initial ride home - as usual the...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, and Suspension   05-26-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 31,105
Posted By simon penfold
I am coming up to need new tyres (currently...

I am coming up to need new tyres (currently coming up to 6,000 miles) and will be changing beginning of July with 8,000mile/annual service.
I only ride roads so after looking around and some advice...
Forum: Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin General Discussion Forum   05-19-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,831
Posted By simon penfold
Hi My wife mloves the bike as well. Had a few...

Hi
My wife mloves the bike as well.
Had a few decent trips and she has no problems. Actually prefers it to our last bike a Pan European ST1300 - says the ride is smoother.
We always ride with a...
Forum: Appearance & Body   04-03-2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,857
Posted By simon penfold
Hi I have the Honda panniers on. I thought...

Hi
I have the Honda panniers on.
I thought they were a bit flimsy but through an unfortunate incident when a recovery driver dropped the bike off the ramp when unloading the bike - the pannier had...
Forum: Engine and Technical Discussion   04-03-2017, 05:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,826
Posted By simon penfold
ECU changed

Dealer has managed to sort my issue out with gearbox (and Speedo). Found to be an ECU fault, this has been changed, waiting for keys to be re-programmed and then I can get the bike back.
Typical...
Forum: Engine and Technical Discussion   03-20-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,826
Posted By simon penfold
Had a problem as well - mine showed as speedo not...

Had a problem as well - mine showed as speedo not reading first then when slowing down seems to stick in second with the dash showing on the gear selection indicator on the display. Switches won't...
Forum: Parts and Accessories   02-17-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,247
Posted By simon penfold
Got and fitted the adventure set. Needed to be...

Got and fitted the adventure set. Needed to be trimmed down, more on throttle side but easily done. Easy to wire in and work really well.
Forum: Parts and Accessories   01-30-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,121
Posted By simon penfold
Had the standard Scott oiler fitted by the dealer...

Had the standard Scott oiler fitted by the dealer before I picked the bike up. Works well and after 3,000miles chain very good and no adjustment needed as yet.

From previous experience on a VFR...
Forum: What Did You Do To Your Africa Twin Today?   01-28-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By simon penfold
Thanks -the grips are Oxford one's I fitted as...

Thanks -the grips are Oxford one's I fitted as the Honda ones are pricey and have had some problems i think.
The Luggage is Ok for what I use it for (all on road work) and is a better fit than...
Forum: What Did You Do To Your Africa Twin Today?   01-27-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By simon penfold
Warranty work

Took my AT to have the Sticky set switch replaced and also to have a check on the spokes - corrosion showing especially on the rear wheel and also chips/corrosion on the pannier lid aluminium insert...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, and Suspension   01-14-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,851
Posted By simon penfold
The response from Dunlop Europe was also the same...

The response from Dunlop Europe was also the same on the Dunlop stand at the NEC show, one of the guys on the stand said replacing the OEM with standard Trail max tyres would transform the bike on...
Forum: What Did You Do To Your Africa Twin Today?   01-14-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,793
Posted By simon penfold
Hi As promised attached some photos of the...

Hi
As promised attached some photos of the Fender Extender and also hot grips.

The Extender as shown comes with sticky pads for fixing it with a diagram to show locations for this on the specific...
Forum: What Did You Do To Your Africa Twin Today?   01-13-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,793
Posted By simon penfold
Hi Rockie Just picked up on your Question, I...

Hi Rockie
Just picked up on your Question, I will post some photos tomorrow for the extenda and also the grips.
The Oxford grips were the hot grips adventure ones - not specifically for the AT. All...
Forum: What Did You Do To Your Africa Twin Today?   01-02-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,793
Posted By simon penfold
Thumbs up Heated grips and fender extenda

Fitted the stick on Fenda extender and Oxford heated grips to.
the bike today.
Both fairly straightforward jobs - for the fenda extender as stick on needed to take the front fender off the bike to...
Forum: Engine and Technical Discussion   11-17-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 57,459
Posted By simon penfold
2,500 miles on uk roads - a good mix of road...

2,500 miles on uk roads - a good mix of road types is giving an indicted 52 mpg.
This is on DCT version.
Speedo reads at 10% fast so not sure if this means econ0my will be 10% less so probably...
Forum: CRF1000L Prices, Orders and Dealers   08-27-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,352
Posted By simon penfold
November is looking good - currently UK dealers...

November is looking good - currently UK dealers are talking about end of December for any orders (Luckily picked up one of the last one a couple of weeks ago).
Forum: Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin General Discussion Forum   08-27-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,635
Posted By simon penfold
Hi Striker Just picked mine up from the 600...

Hi Striker
Just picked mine up from the 600 mile service (reached this in just over a week) and luckily have been away for a week so dealer managed to fit the service in while I was away, picked it...
Forum: Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin General Discussion Forum   08-05-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By simon penfold
No problems for me yet although only low mileage...

No problems for me yet although only low mileage but a fair bit of this in the rain
Forum: New Member Introductions   08-04-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 419
Posted By simon penfold
Talking Hello from Wales

Hi
Picked my bike up last week - Tri colour DCT.
Loving it so far, riding both solo and with my wife as pillion.
Unfortunately solo riding has mainly been in rain - one of the pleasures of living...
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