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Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin - Honda's latest Adventure Bike => CRF1000L Africa Twin riders experiences => Topic started by: MrKiwi on July 11, 2016, 04:49:22

Title: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on July 11, 2016, 04:49:22
Hey all.


Now that several have AT's in their possession and are putting some kilometers on them, how about posting some pics of the bikes in action.
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on July 11, 2016, 04:50:41
I'll start the ball rolling, even though I don't own one. But I did test ride one over a weekend.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-STbR5V4/0/L/i-STbR5V4-L.jpg)

Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Jyrays on July 11, 2016, 11:56:20
(http://i67.tinypic.com/30u5ug6.jpg)

Jyrki's video (http://youtu.be/ZB4QGkIeTUw)

Jyrki's video 2 (http://youtu.be/3T6FqMKek3c)


Embedded code does not seem to work???

Thanks Zebulon:
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on July 11, 2016, 19:58:49
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-oCo3nF0A1vY/V4PN1_QRK8I/AAAAAAAAGdU/x9tG_Ketz2QefI44ijMDrsVoU6sCmaQ1ACCo/s640/DSCN4700SR.jpg)
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on July 11, 2016, 20:09:05


Jyrki's video (http://youtu.be/ZB4QGkIeTUw)

 VCIF_salut
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Jyrays on July 12, 2016, 11:40:17


Jyrki's video (https://youtu.be/ZB4QGkIeTUw)

 VCIF_salut

Got it, thanks!
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on July 20, 2016, 19:43:37
Mont Ventoux  :D

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lw0JJdHo7nE/V4-puXDpyGI/AAAAAAAAGeg/frhtEOFqvawCq0u4erw9pyejRLkfmI9fgCCo/s512/DSCN4887ok.jpg)

and the other side

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ob516VJQOOM/V4-pvi6afFI/AAAAAAAAGek/zBYYbmnN0H8jfqW3t1sAQGEYA71_SqCcwCCo/s640/DSCN4884ok.jpg)

 VCIF_salut
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: meine dicke on July 20, 2016, 20:09:35
Hey Gilles,

beautiful pic (last one).

A little deep over ground level.
When i┤m with my glider at Sisteron airfield I have some more meters under my wings.

But as an "pedestrian" this is a good overviev  VCIF_salut.

Greetings from the South of Germany.

Rainer alias meine dicke

BTW: In september i┤m back for one week at the cevennes.
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on July 20, 2016, 20:24:47

BTW: In september i┤m back for one week at the cevennes.

Not know if I have a lot of time; but happy if possible to ride a little bit with you; and perhaps to make you discover some nice places !  ;)
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Allroadtoad on August 07, 2016, 23:17:26
(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13882643_578890702290504_2168222605965470013_n.jpg?oh=d0efb19674c0bfd4198b868afefce68e&oe=58552AC7)

(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13924841_578890705623837_5749283882701736608_n.jpg?oh=ba15cf9b90a393b7d4bc752db8b10350&oe=5851A5D3)

(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13876663_578890745623833_8079233869854523083_n.jpg?oh=724b7a59a9c7a95aa9a96fd3dd94efca&oe=5822B5DD)

Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on August 08, 2016, 00:00:05
No picture on tablet  VCIF_37_ohh
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on August 08, 2016, 00:42:08
nor desk top PC?
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Allroadtoad on August 08, 2016, 09:24:19
Had to adjust privacy settings...
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on August 08, 2016, 12:19:20
Nice  VCIF_ThumbUp Barkbuster Hand-guard  VCIF_salut and what is the small antenna on back for ?
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Jyrays on August 08, 2016, 12:40:57
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMKsN32ID_8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMKsN32ID_8)
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Jyrays on August 08, 2016, 12:41:49
Not me, yet...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTBqfDp35Mk&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTBqfDp35Mk&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Allroadtoad on August 08, 2016, 12:50:11
I`m an instructor, the antenna makes sure I have about 4 kms of reach, you never know ;)

My two way radio including dc converter

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Bikes/CRF1000-Africa-Twin/i-GTXJ9wm/0/X2/20160615_174419-X2.jpg)

Sena SR10 BT receiver, sends BT signal from helmet to 2wayRadio

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Bikes/CRF1000-Africa-Twin/i-34D2WTz/1/X2/20160615_174236-X2.jpg)

Sena PTT button (BB-handguard)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Bikes/CRF1000-Africa-Twin/i-DRXb9jD/0/X2/2016-06-07%2018.14.09-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Allroadtoad on August 08, 2016, 13:00:27
Me, in front, in not too much action, but filmed none the less...

https://vimeo.com/177995104
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on August 08, 2016, 13:48:21
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Bikes/CRF1000-Africa-Twin/i-DRXb9jD/0/X2/2016-06-07%2018.14.09-X2.jpg)

I love your horn  VCIF_ThumbUp  ;D
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Allroadtoad on August 08, 2016, 13:51:29
It`s my low profile horn, to let bicycleriders know they have to make way. With this, they`re offended less easily. The bell de-escalates, works like a charm.
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on August 21, 2016, 15:45:49
Swisserland Alps road !!! ....  VCIF_a040hae

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/PPffLrCwFgPKjXuCxgajBdUFELSdYClyrtzTG19ml69ZEtkQk_zhaugg96FHLr-SOtPSghqmsqLKEA=w1920-h1080-no)
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Two Plugs on August 22, 2016, 12:27:01
It`s my low profile horn, to let bicycleriders know they have to make way. With this, they`re offended less easily. The bell de-escalates, works like a charm.

Love it. Will install one on my bikes too; important in a country where bicyclists are treated and protected like an endangered species...  >:(
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on August 22, 2016, 13:13:06
Done some gravel roads too during this last Alpine periple

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/RxhGPC25-dv9rCHR58HjtXEfjV-4apxpbZvZtbdziTBw_eHBBVrBEoNF1AaDMd9u7fonOw8Wl8lj-w=w1920-h1080-no)

 VCIF_salut
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on September 09, 2016, 13:48:19
A nice AT in action vid

http://youtu.be/Bv7wwDB1y6o (http://youtu.be/Bv7wwDB1y6o)

Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on September 10, 2016, 03:16:03
Oh to be able to ride like that.
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Two Plugs on September 21, 2016, 15:52:52
Oh to be able to ride like that.

Arn't you?  ;D
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on October 07, 2016, 13:55:22
Galibier pass this summer  VCIF_ThumbUp

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/SFKyJRz-V2V5uZUTw03zlySDH_tLWXeKC6AgOpgZbNmHK8l3B83FNahDe2W8HtuOp98o1Mpcj5nXxw=w1920-h1080-no)

 VCIF_salut
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on December 04, 2016, 22:17:58
I took my AT out for it's first gravel ride yesterday.  The bike is easier to ride on gravel than my old CT, less weight, lower centre of gravity and better dirt bike geometry.


I rode over the local hills and then out east to southern Wairarapa, bottom east corner of the North Island of NZ.  It has these wonderful gravel roads, and sometimes these roads cut through farmland and turn into routes for a little bit. I had to clean my bike when I got back, was covered in cow and sheep shit.


Over the hill on the hill
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-qt6CmnM/1/XL/i-qt6CmnM-XL.jpg) [size=78%]


Then head east over some more hills. Now starting to get into the back blocks
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-fq44sRQ/1/L/i-fq44sRQ-L.jpg)


The start of 60 odd kms of gravel to play on
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-VLp4dpn/1/XL/i-VLp4dpn-XL.jpg)


Called into a mates place for coffee
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-pscbC6x/1/L/i-pscbC6x-L.jpg)


Then had a play in more gravel. Had to open and shut a few gates when the road cuts through farmland


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-9zh7VKz/0/XL/i-9zh7VKz-XL.jpg)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-z8Mw3Qr/0/L/i-z8Mw3Qr-L.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-fxN4XX9/1/L/i-fxN4XX9-L.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-67ZDrDT/1/L/i-67ZDrDT-L.jpg)





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Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on December 30, 2016, 04:30:14
The day was fine, if not cool for this time of year, so I left early and went for a ride to the coast and back today.

First a 2 hour ride to a place on the south east coast of the North Island, Castle Point (Famous for it's lighthouse but I didn't take a photo of that!). This one is looking up the coast towards where I am riding to.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-42RtTPq/0/L/i-42RtTPq-L.jpg)


About half an hour up the coast
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-WzzQxbg/1/L/i-WzzQxbg-L.jpg)


And looking back down the coast on my return trip. The weather had warmed up by this stage.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZJXCXH6/1/XL/i-ZJXCXH6-XL.jpg)


The beauty of this ride is there are two hours of lovely twisty tarmac to get to the start of the coastal ride and then an hour of gravel to have fun with up and down the coast. 

Cheers from sunny NZ.
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on December 30, 2016, 08:20:27
Thank you David  VCIF_ThumbUp happy to have sunny pictures with bike and see; here all is white, and no more bike, only skiers and telemarketers and swnowborder 🏂 Thx for the share, and have fun with your bike !  ;)
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on January 08, 2017, 22:30:06
Went out riding again over the weekend. Some shots of various places. On Saturday I rode with a friend who had just bought a new 701 Husqvarna. He wanted to find some gravel roads so I introduced him to one of my local favourites. We stopped at a friend's farm on the warm for a cup of tea.

On Sunday I did a short ride to a look out just north of Wellington looking up the west coast.

The lookout
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-qSjQGdT/1/XL/i-qSjQGdT-XL.jpg)


Ride to the gravel road and friend's farmhouse.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-SPvRP6g/1/L/i-SPvRP6g-L.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-jh5X4NQ/1/M/i-jh5X4NQ-M.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-zjhp7sv/0/L/i-zjhp7sv-L.jpg)


Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Jyrays on January 10, 2017, 12:30:45
I did not notice I have not shared this...



Some dirt (http://youtu.be/qeLGR_Q4ULU)
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Jyrays on January 10, 2017, 12:36:42
On Saturday I rode with a friend who had just bought a new 701 Husqvarna. He wanted to find some gravel roads so I introduced him to one of my local favourites. We stopped at a friend's farm on the warm for a cup of tea.
Is he happy with 701? Have they fixed the problems on 690?
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on January 10, 2017, 13:33:08
I did not notice I have not shared this...

Just shared here Jyrki !!!  ;D  ;D http://honda-adventure-riders.com/index.php?topic=1353.msg16506#msg16506 (http://honda-adventure-riders.com/index.php?topic=1353.msg16506#msg16506)  VCIF_ok
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Jyrays on January 10, 2017, 15:06:12
I did not notice I have not shared this...

Just shared here Jyrki !!!  ;D  ;D http://honda-adventure-riders.com/index.php?topic=1353.msg16506#msg16506 (http://honda-adventure-riders.com/index.php?topic=1353.msg16506#msg16506)  VCIF_ok
Not in action thread ;)
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: bogdanbc on January 10, 2017, 19:53:50
I did not notice I have not shared this... Some dirt

Isn't  Givi Airflow to big and too heavy ? I dismantled my one.

(http://varaderoclub.pl/Foty/bc/DSC_0189_Ariflow.jpg)

and now I have more usefull part:

(http://varaderoclub.pl/Foty/bc/at/Zdjecie0076.jpg)
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Jyrays on January 11, 2017, 00:36:22
I take the top part of for dirt, on road I am happy....
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on January 11, 2017, 01:01:09
On Saturday I rode with a friend who had just bought a new 701 Husqvarna. He wanted to find some gravel roads so I introduced him to one of my local favourites. We stopped at a friend's farm on the warm for a cup of tea.
Is he happy with 701? Have they fixed the problems on 690?


He likes the 701. He's hoping the problems of the 690 are gone, the 701 model has a revised (new) engine in it compared to the 690.  Time will tell if this is the case...
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on March 23, 2017, 13:45:39
for our Fi(n)nish friend  VCIF_salut

https://youtu.be/-e0a2wEJlwE (https://youtu.be/-e0a2wEJlwE)

 VCIF_salut
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Jyrays on March 26, 2017, 20:56:11
It is quite old already...
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on May 07, 2017, 23:53:05
I took the At out for another day excursion yesterday (Sunday). It was a crisp autumn (fall) day, fine with temperatures from 8-13 degrees.

Headed over the local range into the Wairarapa and then into the eastern Wairarapa hills where one finds good twisty tarmac roads and lots of gravel routes to play around on.

I left early for a Sunday morning. First bit is easy.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-pzPdLcz/1/1592c5b4/L/i-pzPdLcz-L.jpg)

The heading up into the hills for fun
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-LF5jT54/1/17d95527/L/i-LF5jT54-L.jpg)


Then one of my favorite gravel rides
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-NQLDqMF/1/9d0fd237/L/i-NQLDqMF-L.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-w4CW2ZX/1/bf8e4bb7/L/i-w4CW2ZX-L.jpg)




(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-L7rvj7c/1/8204117a/XL/i-L7rvj7c-XL.jpg)



Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on May 08, 2017, 00:06:13
Still 0,2 bars less on gravel?
Nice pics  VCIF_ThumbUp as you can have seen elsewhere (http://honda-adventure-riders.com/index.php?topic=677.msg18093#msg18093) we are still in snow for this spring here
 VCIF_salut
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on May 08, 2017, 00:22:22
Still 0,2 bars less on gravel?
Nice pics  VCIF_ThumbUp as you can have seen elsewhere (http://honda-adventure-riders.com/index.php?topic=677.msg18093#msg18093) we are still in snow for this spring here
 VCIF_salut

On yesterday's ride I left the pressure as for tarmac. Made for some slippery riding but I had a lot of tarmac riding to do once off the end of the gravel and with no pump I prefer the firmer tire on tarmac and can manage the hard tire on gravel.

Enjoyed your picture in the other thread, looked cold.
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Two Plugs on May 09, 2017, 17:19:24
Still a stunning bike. You really got the best colour schema, although I like the 'candy red' which is available right now ;) But nothing beats the 'golden rims'!
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on May 09, 2017, 17:31:21
But nothing beats the 'golden rims'!

My black rims are perfect with my chameleon oiler; no need to wash  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on May 09, 2017, 20:00:12
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=zsPpfDPVBL8#)

http://youtu.be/zsPpfDPVBL8 (http://youtu.be/zsPpfDPVBL8)

Do not look at the date  ;) was last week

 VCIF_salut
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on May 09, 2017, 20:38:18
http://youtu.be/3Jtq5kFTuqY (http://youtu.be/3Jtq5kFTuqY)

No it wasn't in Norway, just in Massif central beginning of May  ;)
 VCIF_salut
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Jyrays on May 09, 2017, 21:00:04
Still a stunning bike. You really got the best colour schema, although I like the 'candy red' which is available right now ;) But nothing beats the 'golden rims'!
I had CB1100 Bol d'Or :)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2wrogg4.jpg)

(http://www.hondacb.net/storia-modelli-cronologia-tecnica-caratteristiche-tecniche-Honda-cb-bialbero-(DOHC)/storia/Honda-CB1100F.jpg)


Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on May 09, 2017, 21:42:23
I had CB1100 Bol d'Or
After 500 four (quietly ) an other common point , I had the 750 Bol d'or  VCIF_salut
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on May 11, 2017, 05:32:11
Still a stunning bike. You really got the best colour schema, although I like the 'candy red' which is available right now ;) But nothing beats the 'golden rims'!


I think the colour schemes of both my bikes are very nice...
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on August 27, 2017, 09:02:44
Riding up the Rimutaka Hill road, north of where I live. It is the access route from Wellington into the Wairarapa.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocCyu9xsIwU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocCyu9xsIwU)



Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: meine dicke on August 27, 2017, 15:18:13
David,

you are all driving at the wrong side of the road  VCIF_a_008.
Isn┤t it dangerous  VCIF_a055?

Greetings from the South of Germany
Rainer aka meine dicke
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Jyrays on August 27, 2017, 17:05:06
Riding up the Rimutaka Hill road, north of where I live. It is the access route from Wellington into the Wairarapa.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocCyu9xsIwU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocCyu9xsIwU)

 VCIF_ThumbUp VCIF_ThumbUp
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on August 28, 2017, 02:10:19
Some more action from yesterday.

I headed out to my favourite gravel route to test out my new rear suspension. As you can see from my video above of my ride over the Rimutaka Hill road, the bike rides really well on tarmac. This partly because the new suspension both reduces rear sag, but also raises the rear height a little, meaning the front rake is reduced. The difference over stock on tarmac is outstanding. The front turns in easier and more quickly and the rear is planted with great feel and feedback.

So, with tarmac sorted, what about gravel? Shortening of the front rake angle doesn't normally bode well for gravel riding and so it proved to be the case. My challenge is I have set up the bike for my weight plus a small top box with zero pre-load. On gravel the front end was a little twitchy. I suspect softening tire pressure (which I didn't do yesterday) will help quite a bit. However, since I have set the bike up for two up adventure riding, the rake will self adjust once I have my wife on the back. Oh dear that doesn't read well does it, wife as ballast  VCIF_a055 .

A short video of my first tentative ride on gravel post the suspension upgrade...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnMb4dlgADo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnMb4dlgADo)
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on August 28, 2017, 02:13:33
And a little later on chasing sheep...  VCIF_a055 VCIF_varaGrey


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAmfMSfrK3Q (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAmfMSfrK3Q)

Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on August 28, 2017, 10:21:01
Thank you David for the share . I have to try my hyperpro spring tomorrow on some new tracks, and then we go back in the Alps, so we can try in duo condition, and others tracks  VCIF_a040hae
 VCIF_salut
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on August 28, 2017, 13:40:23
Thank you David for the share . I have to try my hyperpro spring tomorrow on some new tracks, and then we go back in the Alps, so we can try in duo condition, and others tracks  VCIF_a040hae
 VCIF_salut
Let us know how you go...
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: james.mc on August 28, 2017, 17:18:43
Nice vid clips - Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on August 30, 2017, 17:45:54
Just one raw video, waiting I'll come back from Alps' tour; I'll perhaps make some montages from my 2017 experiences ...
Was yesterday on the beautiful CÚvennes' trails  VCIF_ThumbUp

https://youtu.be/1N6FCE-jj5c

PS: Hyperpro makes the job, perfect on road (I can strike foot peg on Minier Pass  ;D ) and very nice on tracks; Smoother then OEM and the bike seems taped to the road. Duo + luggage test on Friday 

 VCIF_salut
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on August 30, 2017, 22:54:34
Hi zebulon, for some reason I can't see the video
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on August 30, 2017, 23:33:31
Hi zebulon, for some reason I can't see the video

better like this ?  :o
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on August 30, 2017, 23:55:00
Hi zebulon, for some reason I can't see the video

better like this ?  :o


Yes this time, thanks.
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on September 04, 2017, 01:36:38
Took out my AT for a ride in the cold wet rain on some slippery gravel roads yesterday. Had to turn my traction control off just to maintain decent engine revs.

The rear suspension performed well on the rutted roads. One of the group's riders sustained a fence staple in the rear tire of his DR650, which caused the rest of us to wait about 30 minutes while the rear tube was replaced. Bike needs a good clean now!

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-TBkgf6N/1/5f332729/XL/i-TBkgf6N-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on September 04, 2017, 12:44:57
 VCIF_ThumbUp thx  VCIF_ok
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on September 18, 2017, 06:25:02
I went for a 560km ride on Saturday. On the way back I did a quick ride up a local hill road that used to be used by boy racers. There is now a low speed limit on it, but for the life of me I couldn't remember what it was on Saturday... ;D


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z5stZ7N0iA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z5stZ7N0iA)






Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on September 18, 2017, 06:29:21
And the view from the top


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-qKNzPNZ/0/a53d7ebd/XL/i-qKNzPNZ-XL.jpg)

Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on September 18, 2017, 06:31:30
Earlier in the day, riding up a remote valley


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWaVpTC5EdM&t=42s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWaVpTC5EdM&t=42s)

Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on September 18, 2017, 22:46:32
last part of our Alpines trips

https://youtu.be/yJHnt2KnaKc (https://youtu.be/yJHnt2KnaKc)

 VCIF_salut
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on July 02, 2018, 08:27:08
A couple of weekends ago I took my AT out for a 3 day ride.
Here are a few pics of the ride. I went on the ferry across Cook Strait to the top of the South Island.
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Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on July 02, 2018, 11:32:24
Tank you David, as usual , awesome  VCIF_ThumbUp
Alpine season just begin here since yesterday; not too much time this year but I've also done tracks journey in CÚvennes !  VCIF_salut
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on July 03, 2018, 08:08:42
And a video of a couple of sections.

The first is my route coming back from (in the pic above) where the bike is beside a jetty.
https://youtu.be/yWL4_V4kuTg (https://youtu.be/yWL4_V4kuTg)
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on July 03, 2018, 08:10:56
And this one form the day before, heading along the coast in the Marlborough Sounds, near Picton, top east of the South Islandhttps://youtu.be/UazwkZImNao (https://youtu.be/UazwkZImNao)
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on July 03, 2018, 08:29:02
And for my 1111 post on this forum, a small milestone on my AT  ;D ;D
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Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on July 03, 2018, 11:31:20
 VCIF_ThumbUp ,  VCIF_ThumbUp and  ;D. I can try to do something like this when arriving at 35000 kms (not far from now)  ;D
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Jyrays on July 16, 2018, 19:41:50
And for my 1111 post on this forum, a small milestone on my AT  ;D ;D
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VCIF_ThumbUp VCIF_ThumbUp VCIF_ThumbUp
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on July 30, 2018, 22:56:11
https://youtu.be/bfCKv-krSA8 (https://youtu.be/bfCKv-krSA8)

 VCIF_salut
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on August 01, 2018, 06:03:05
Nice video zebulon
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on August 01, 2018, 06:09:49
I went for a ride this past weekend, although have to admit a short side rode to a remote beach proved to be a little to much for me as I took a little nap in the sand.
The mess is where the bike and I took a sand nap  VCIF_a055

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The bike needed a good clean when I got home

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The beach when we finally got to it

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Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Jyrays on August 19, 2018, 17:32:11
https://youtu.be/bfCKv-krSA8 (https://youtu.be/bfCKv-krSA8)

 VCIF_salut
Well, soundtrack is bit busy ;)

Where did you mount the cam?
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: YU ADV on August 19, 2018, 18:15:47
Mont Ventoux  :D

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and the other side

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 VCIF_salut

Beautiful photos  VCIF_ThumbUp

I didn't know you live in 34 department. In July I was with my wife in Var. I hope next time we meet.
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on August 19, 2018, 21:02:10
Well, soundtrack is bit busy ;)

Where did you mount the cam?

Perhaps you are too old  ;D  ;D  ;D not easy to find royalties free music ...

On the left part of handlebar on a small ram mount ... Sure you can see on some picture  VCIF_salut
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on August 19, 2018, 21:08:16

Beautiful photos  VCIF_ThumbUp

I didn't know you live in 34 department. In July I was with my wife in Var. I hope next time we meet.

I live between 34 & 05; sure if you want to meet most of us Danmark will be a good option  VCIF_ThumbUp Sure I will be happy to show you some nice tracks in France... And drink a beer
Next month some tracks in north Italy , and then Corsica  VCIF_salut
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on August 19, 2018, 23:52:00
Headed out for a cold ride yesterday with Antonia on the back. Nice clear day but temps were 6-10C for most of the ride. Ok for me, but Antonia feels the cold even with all the gear on.

Headed to a place called Lake Ferry, right on the southern coast of the North Island.

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Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on August 20, 2018, 11:58:05
 VCIF_ThumbUp perhaps one day I can visit your country  8)
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on August 21, 2018, 07:46:04
VCIF_ThumbUp perhaps one day I can visit your country  8)
I would be happy for you to stay with us should you make it out this way, one day  :)
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: YU ADV on August 25, 2018, 13:04:14

Beautiful photos  VCIF_ThumbUp

I didn't know you live in 34 department. In July I was with my wife in Var. I hope next time we meet.

I live between 34 & 05; sure if you want to meet most of us Danmark will be a good option  VCIF_ThumbUp Sure I will be happy to show you some nice tracks in France... And drink a beer
Next month some tracks in north Italy , and then Corsica  VCIF_salut

Nice, if you are in north Italy next month we could also meet here. I will send you my contact on PM  VCIF_salut
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on August 25, 2018, 13:16:04

Nice, if you are in north Italy next month we could also meet here. I will send you my contact on PM  VCIF_salut

 VCIF_ThumbUp
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Jyrays on August 31, 2018, 15:43:22
Well, soundtrack is bit busy ;)

Where did you mount the cam?

Perhaps you are too old  ;D  ;D  ;D not easy to find royalties free music ...

On the left part of handlebar on a small ram mount ... Sure you can see on some picture  VCIF_salut
I like good music :)

I have my GPS there but sounds a good option for camera too...
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on October 30, 2018, 23:41:24
Recently I did a four day ride up the East Coast of the North Island from where I live (at the bottom of the North Island), around the East Cape and back home. I took my AT and my friend was on his DL650 (with spoke wheels).

Some pics from that ride follow.
It was a wet, cold windy day when we left home
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Sporting a new Adventure Rider NZ sticker.
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Lots of good food on the trip too
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On the first night stayed in cabins and the camp ground, a short walk to the small town of Eketahuna. There is a nice walkway from the campground to town.(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-W625vMh/0/958b315e/L/i-W625vMh-L.jpg)

We rode for about 5 hours and it rained most of the time on the first day(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-7gphHts/0/01313878/L/i-7gphHts-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on October 30, 2018, 23:46:26
The next day, we took it easy for a bit and after a good breakfast headed along Route 52
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Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on October 30, 2018, 23:55:17
The day was cold, the southerly storm the day before left a trail of snow on the ranges, unusual for this time of year (mid October)(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-8XKqKNN/0/bd13c291/M/i-8XKqKNN-M.jpg)My riding buddy, Dan. We've known each other since our university days, about 40 years ago!(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-h6X8qZf/0/b77b3f26/L/i-h6X8qZf-L.jpg)
Along the way we stopped off to look at some waterfalls. I had previous ridden this route a few times but never bothered to do the short detour to look at this.

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We arrived at my sister's place in Gisborne where we stayed for the night. It was a cold frosty morning the following day setting up the bikes to leave

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Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on October 31, 2018, 00:05:25
The next day we rode from Gisborne to Kawerua around the East Cape, our main target for the trip. The East Cape of NZ is one of our iconic rides, if any of you ever manage to come to NZ, you should try and ride this route
See this link - https://goo.gl/maps/Pnyx8QWETZk

With a clear night the day started out cool but cloudless. We had lots of views like this
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Tologa Bay was our first stop. I had never walked the length of this old wharf before, an iconic piece of NZ history (no long used but remains as a tourist attraction)

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Not long before our trip there had been a huge winter storm in the region. The area is well known for its pine forest plantations and logging. The storm was a lot of forest detritus left over from logging down the rivers and these ended up on the local beaches. There is now a lot of effort going into removing the rubbish
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It is a long walk out and back
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More views
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Nice cafes on the way (named after the road number, route 35)

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Eventually we got to near the most eastern point of NZ
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Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on October 31, 2018, 00:11:29
I needed to take a rest and broke out my camp chair
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In this remote part of the country horses roam free to graze
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Having reached the most eastern point we turn our bikes north headed up the coast.

This white church is in the middle of no where and stands all alone, a stark silhouette against the rugged coast line
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Every time I ride past it I stop and take a picture of my bike in front of the gate. This is now the fourth different bike picture in front of this church
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Further up the coast, it is 380 km of twisty roads
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Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on October 31, 2018, 00:18:52
We finally reach my brother's place in Kawerua (nice having family spread around the Island, they are always happy to see me and the accommodation is cheap  ;D )
My brother is a keen biker himself and in the morning he cooks us up a storm on the bar b q.
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His bike shed
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Dan is not feeling well, so he heads home via the direct route. I stop at a nice cafe for a late lunch then head home via an indirect route through the middle of the North Island. I didn't stop to take many pictures I was having fun carving up the twisty roads I found
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And to finish off, a couple more pics of the East Coast

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Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on October 31, 2018, 00:32:22
 VCIF_ThumbUp great ! Thank you very much David  VCIF_ok nice to discover your part of world  VCIF_salut
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Snurrepus on October 31, 2018, 16:57:41
Beautiful!  VCIF_ThumbUp
Thanks for sharing.

A couple of years ago a few Norwegian bikers put their bikes on a ferry to Australia.
Not so very expensive, but the Australian customs people made lots of trouble for them - not only with the papers  :-X
So I'm sure it will only be a dream...
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Jyrays on November 02, 2018, 12:27:25
Nice that you keep our colors up down there :)
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on November 05, 2018, 02:59:04
Nice that you keep our colors up down there :)
Those two stickers, Finland and Russia, create more conversations with people than the rest of the other country stickers put together.
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on November 05, 2018, 18:41:35
EE can be an enigma for some of them down under ...  ???
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on December 10, 2018, 00:57:01
The Southern coastline of the North Island east of Wellington (Wairarapa region). From a ride I did yesterday.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-6jJgsxG/1/4d517cb5/X2/i-6jJgsxG-X2.jpg)


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Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on March 13, 2019, 01:04:03
Who says AT is too heavy for off road ?

https://youtu.be/oqctqd5UPno

 ;)
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Djairouks on March 14, 2019, 23:32:44
Who says AT is too heavy for off road ?

 ;)

Crazy I was going to link the same video just saw it on youtube, this guy has balls the size of the front Wheel !!!
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on March 14, 2019, 23:43:11

Crazy I was going to link the same video just saw it on youtube, this guy has balls the size of the front Wheel !!!


 ;D  ;D  ;D VCIF_varaGrey
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Jyrays on March 16, 2019, 13:28:20
 VCIF_ThumbUp VCIF_ThumbUp
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: MrKiwi on April 03, 2019, 02:08:33
Last weekend I had some Australian visitors in my area and I offered to show them around my local patch. They had a route in mind and I took the lead so they could concentrate and riding and looking.

First up was a spot to see the landscape we would be riding to. The far right and the far left of this picture(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-5xcGrSm/1/ec03fef8/XL/i-5xcGrSm-XL.jpg)

The far right is Cape Palliser, where the mountains reach the sea at the southern most tip of the North Island of NZ. Once there you can walk up 183 steps to the lighthouse and get some good views.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-sVcXQ5M/0/6e442f0a/XL/i-sVcXQ5M-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-rKR4jnP/0/1c0de75c/X2/i-rKR4jnP-X2.jpg)

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Then we headed back the way we came and further up the range in the top photo (left hand side of the picture) to carve up some gravel roads and ride some twisty tarmac. The views on the way back were good too.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-tp3NpKN/1/6ca75fad/L/i-tp3NpKN-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-qnsWXfq/1/b63a7a6d/L/i-qnsWXfq-L.jpg)


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Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on April 03, 2019, 11:28:39
Thank you David  VCIF_ThumbUp we can see Fall colors are coming this side of the earth  ;) here first flowers when not snowing (as these days) . And biking is approaching now  VCIF_varaGrey
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Jyrays on April 26, 2019, 21:16:53
We are lucky to have seasons in the weather! Some of them are upside down though...
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Jyrays on May 05, 2019, 17:11:39
https://youtu.be/oqctqd5UPno (https://youtu.be/oqctqd5UPno)
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on May 05, 2019, 17:18:21
13 march post (https://honda-adventure-riders.com/index.php?topic=1365.msg22242#msg22242) ...  8) wake up Jyrki  ;D
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Jyrays on May 06, 2019, 13:02:14
13 march post (https://honda-adventure-riders.com/index.php?topic=1365.msg22242#msg22242) ...  8) wake up Jyrki  ;D
Dementia I guess...
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on May 06, 2019, 13:08:20
Dementia I guess...

 ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Jyrays on July 03, 2019, 13:56:33
AT can do it if you dare  VCIF_ThumbUp

I would not ride like that  :(

https://youtu.be/zNQPRvQjcmE
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: zebulon on July 03, 2019, 19:26:19
the bike can do it; just to put an high level pilot on the saddle  VCIF_ok

Are you not affraid to share off-road vids here ?  har_scratch  ;D
Title: Re: Africa Twins in Action
Post by: Jyrays on July 04, 2019, 12:55:15
the bike can do it; just to put an high level pilot on the saddle  VCIF_ok

Are you not affraid to share off-road vids here ?  har_scratch  ;D
No I am not afraid to share the vids :D