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2018 Africa Twin Rally version New Video

Graves

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Congrats. I think that you’re the first ATAS owner on this group. The gear heads here, myself included, want lots of up close photos.

Well finally got it last Wednesday rode it 100 miles first night and 100 Thursday .Had a class for work so no weekend ride. But did get it out this evening but rain everywhere around so put it back in the garage.
Bike fits me pretty good not to tall with me being 6 foot tall.The only issue about it is learning how to get back on with the panners installed but think i got that part figured out now it is the first bike i have had with them HaHa. Bike is very smooth on the road with the stock tires. The riding modes are something new to me also but will get them figured. bike is fantastic to me but Iam a green horn when it comes to Adventure bikes been riding a XR650l the last couple of years so it is different for sure. Very Very Happy so far just different style of bike for me. They honda shop has a DCT version on the floor for sale here in North Carolina. They are a powerhouse dealer and just opened up like 3 months ago Carolina Honda in Granite Falls NC. They treated me RIGHT on price so if in the market and close look them up. nothing aftermarket but a Ram mount phone holder and the wind deflectors that I ordered from Rugged roads in UK last month.View attachment 1407
 

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Congrats. I think that you’re the first ATAS owner on this group. The gear heads here, myself included, want lots of up close photos.
OK Guys sorry for the late reply but I work till 5 and been riding every evening on the Blue ridge parkway..
So here are some things about the bike

Coming off a 2008 XR650L the bike is a Cadillac.Been on pavement and dirt roads with the stock tires haha and the riding modes work great Gravel mode really does its job on the gravel roads and the touring mode is great on the road
i havent no issues at all other than tighting the chain.The taller wind screen throws the wind right over me I can ride with shield up most of the time Iam 6 foot tall. Love the stock panners havent never had them and wow the things you can carry like a small cooler with my redbulls. The bike is tall but i can stand flat footed at a stop.If you guys have any questions about the bike let me know I will try to answer.My next item will be a centerstand but honda saying Sept 30th on it and Rugged roads is saying end of july I have got like 3200 miles on it so far.
 
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DELLA

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If you guys have any questions about the bike let me know I will try to answer.My next item will be a centerstand but honda saying Sept 30th on it and Rugged roads is saying end of july I have got like 3200 miles on it so far.
Did you get the centerstand fitted yet ? And if so can you post us a comment.
 

318Photo

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Did you get the centerstand fitted yet ? And if so can you post us a comment.
Yes I did get the CenterStand I had to Oder from Rugged roads in UK but any way bolted right up with no problems. Did it by myself but the instructions says use 2 people 😀 The 2 springs together are pretty tight to stretch but a long screwdriver works fine to get them hooked in I have only use it to like do
Maintance and such . Did get a recall notice about circlip being to hard temper wise and have to take to dealer to get replaced
 
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