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Greeting Everyone!

I have just purchased my first real motorcycle. A 2020 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES. No DCT. I chose the White with Red and Blue.

I also chose the matching Arai Africa Twin Helmet (Tour X-4 model).

I will pick up the bike on Saturday.

I signed up for the first riding classes available, and those are December 5, 6, & 7.

Super excited to get into this sport /hobby /lifestyle and look forward to learning from you all! (y)
 

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My brother rides a Harley, he said first order of business after personal protection (Helmet, Gloves, Body Armor, etc.) is to get crashbars on there ASAP.

As such, I am heavily leaning toward Outback Motortek.

As I get comfortable on the bike, I'll add the Givi Trekker Outback Luggage in Silver. That will be a while, I believe.
 

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My brother rides a Harley, he said first order of business after personal protection (Helmet, Gloves, Body Armor, etc.) is to get crashbars on there ASAP.

As such, I am heavily leaning toward Outback Motortek.

As I get comfortable on the bike, I'll add the Givi Trekker Outback Luggage in Silver. That will be a while, I believe.
If you plan to any amount of off road travel, inclusion of upper crash bars appears essential. Lower crash bars is typically a given.
 

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Wow.. talk about jumping in the deep end! Congrats on the new ride. Have you ever ridden a motorcycle? There's a LOT to learn and starting with a big bike is going to be a bit of a challenge.
 

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Awesome and congratulations on the new ride. Enjoy, take it slow and have fun you have lots to learn on this great bike.
 

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Hi and welcome...
Whatever you do; Don’t listen or learn from us hoonigan’s we’ll just get you in trouble...Just so you know, what kind of things look out for. That reported incident of me doing 113mph on a gravel road, was not witnessed nor can it be proven in a court of law, but that aside, please do not try that at home - as a matter of fact - not only don’t try that at home but don’t try that anywhere else either..
Like I said be careful of just what you are learning from us....
 

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@Bullmoose1776

Hi and welcome...
Whatever you do; Don’t listen or learn from us hoonigan’s we’ll just get you in trouble...Just so you know, what kind of things look out for. That reported incident of me doing 113mph on a gravel road, was not witnessed nor can it be proven in a court of law, but that aside, please do not try that at home - as a matter of fact - not only don’t try that at home but don’t try that anywhere else either..
Like I said be careful of just what you are learning from us....
Definitely was @AT-Dragon says.

Last week I cruised at about 329 km/h over a frozen lake in far northern Quebec without studs on OEM tires. Don't believe everything you read.
 

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I’ve done a YZ125 on ice no studs, lol , that was a blast. Ice is not to big an issue as long as you don’t lean and don’t even think of touching the front brake. Now wet clay, even I’m smart enough to stay off wet clay.
 

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My brother rides a Harley, he said first order of business after personal protection (Helmet, Gloves, Body Armor, etc.) is to get crashbars on there ASAP.

As such, I am heavily leaning toward Outback Motortek.

As I get comfortable on the bike, I'll add the Givi Trekker Outback Luggage in Silver. That will be a while, I believe.
Barkbusters first. Crash bars and Bash plate 2nd.
I like and have severely tested SW Motech crash bars & bash plate, barkbusters, and touratech pannier mount racks.
 
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