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    Default Nice review of the new 2020 Africa Twin

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    Default Re: Nice review of the new 2020 Africa Twin

    This thing has me thinking really hard,,,,, but I am thinking more of the new Pan America and despite what everyone says I kinda like that big honking 50's looking screen!
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    Default Re: Nice review of the new 2020 Africa Twin

    Eh, Honda does make nice stuff. The stripped down version is appealing.

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    Default Re: Nice review of the new 2020 Africa Twin

    I had a chance to ride the 2019 version. I like the position, the easy revving and just the throw it in nature but I couldn't stomach the price tag. Very few adventure bikes "do it" for me in terms of aesthetics. They all look like Johhny 5 (if you know that 80s movie)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bumati View Post
    Eh, Honda does make nice stuff. The stripped down version is appealing.

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    Default Re: Nice review of the new 2020 Africa Twin

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    can't afford the Pan America, so I'm making my own XR1200 adventure

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    can't afford the Pan America, so I'm making my own XR1200 adventure
    If you can get it to stick to the ceiling like that then you should have no problem whatsoever riding trails with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadwingsragn View Post
    If you can get it to stick to the ceiling like that then you should have no problem whatsoever riding trails with it!

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    hahahaha Dude I tried three times to fix it , I don't know why the hell its upside down picture. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACSCUZZ19 View Post
    hahahaha Dude I tried three times to fix it , I don't know why the hell its upside down picture. haha
    If you used a cell phone on Tapatalk then it only likes pictures with the bottom of the phone to the right. That is what mine does.

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    Default Re: Nice review of the new 2020 Africa Twin

    Spoked rims! Where'd ya get those beauts?! Who makes them?

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    Default Re: Nice review of the new 2020 Africa Twin

    Quote Originally Posted by Sadwingsragn View Post
    Spoked rims! Where'd ya get those beauts?! Who makes them?

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    they are the Street Bob wheels, with spacers made and all they work good. Heavier for sure but I just wanted a adventure style xr

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    Default Re: Nice review of the new 2020 Africa Twin

    i see the XR Adventure now...............

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    Default Re: Nice review of the new 2020 Africa Twin

    Quote Originally Posted by geno View Post
    i see the XR Adventure now...............

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    nice xr1200!! (Geno, your gonna have to tell me how you fix those pictures)
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    Default Re: Nice review of the new 2020 Africa Twin

    I see the XR1200 Dakar starting to form within the chrysalis of the garage...and I like it!

    Well done with the wheels. What diameter and width are those rims and how did you make the spacers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shackman View Post
    I see the XR1200 Dakar starting to form within the chrysalis of the garage...and I like it!

    Well done with the wheels. What diameter and width are those rims and how did you make the spacers?

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    JUST FIND A SET OF 19" FRONT 40 SPOKE AND 17" REAR 40 SPOKE STREET BOB WHEELS
    THE FRONT WHEEL FITS SAME SPACERS FROM THE STOCK WHEELS SETUP, BUT THE CALIPERS ARE REALLY CLOSE TO SPOKES SO MAY HAVE TO SHAVE
    OFF SOME OF THE BACK OF THE CALIPERS, I HAVEN'T DECIDED IF I'M GOING TO RUN IT THAT CLOSE OR SHAVE MINE YET.
    THE REAR WHEEL NEEDS THAT SPACING IN DIAGRAM, YOU CAN GO ON AMAZON AND FOR 30$ BUY A WHOLE ASSORTMENT OF 25MM AXLE SPACERS ,
    THERE IS A FEW IN THE KIT THAT ARE CLOSE BUT YOU'LL NEED SOMEONE WITH A LATHE TO MACHINE THE SPACERS TO THE RIGHT SIZE
    ALSO, IF YOU RUN THE STOCK XR1200 PULLEY, THEN YOU'LL NEED TO ORDER A 3/4" PULLEY SPACER BECAUSE THE PULLEY IS THIN, BUT WITH THESE STREET BOB WHEELS
    I GOT THE PULLEY TOO, ALONG WITH THE WHEELS, AND ITS THE PERFECT SPACING TO NOT HAVE TO RUN THE PULLEY SPACER. HOPE THAT HELPS

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    Default Re: Nice review of the new 2020 Africa Twin

    Quote Originally Posted by Sadwingsragn View Post
    This thing has me thinking really hard,,,,, but I am thinking more of the new Pan America and despite what everyone says I kinda like that big honking 50's looking screen!
    Me too I think I might have to trade my uly in for a PA or AT

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    Default Re: Nice review of the new 2020 Africa Twin

    Quote Originally Posted by Sadwingsragn View Post
    This thing has me thinking really hard,,,,, but I am thinking more of the new Pan America and despite what everyone says I kinda like that big honking 50's looking screen!

    It is, weirdly, true that some things are so ugly they're kind of beautiful!

 

 

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