De-farkled my NC700X yesterday, I’m picking up a 2017 Africa Twin Friday. I’ll post a Hepco & Becker skid plate and and maybe a couple more things in the days to come. I too will miss the frunk, but not the 17” front wheel on washed out dirt roads.
Looking forward to hearing about the new Africa Twin.De-farkled my NC700X yesterday, I’m picking up a 2017 Africa Twin Friday. I’ll post a Hepco & Becker skid plate and and maybe a couple more things in the days to come. I too will miss the frunk, but not the 17” front wheel on washed out dirt roads.
For me there are non whatsoever. I replaced both rear bolts in the top clamp with those. Most of the bikes I've owned I set up like this - it's usually the most steady location for a Ram ball.Sleet and freezing rain here too. I have to be satisfied with just putting a RAM ball mount on my Christmas list.
I found one that replaces one of the handlebar clamp bolts. Any negatives with replacing one of the bolts with a RAM ball and a 8mm Allen head bolt?
It will be there... recovery is the important thing for now!Still not riding yet, although I probably could. Either way, the weather, recovery, and not wanting to deal with the knee brace with Moto gear is keeping me off for now.
Try replacing with full metal version so you don't have to deal with it again. Get a pair since the other one will probably got shortly.Discovered a leaking valve stem while airing up for a ride yesterday. That was a bummer. I was really needing that ride. Now I have to get a new valve stem
yea, I've been considering the heated grips but it just doesn't get much below 35 too often here and when it does I probably won't ride to work since when it's that cold in Phoenix it's often snowing or at least frozen over in the high country and I don't drive my truck in the snow or ice if I can help it. That said, I have a pair of Thinsulate gloves that are now about 20 years old, don't have to be charged and seem to do a better job than these crappy heated gloves.I would change to Heated grips (oxford) and Ski gloves or MSR Cold Pro gloves may work better. My record is 9F so far.
While I'm sure you'd be correct most of the time, this is a full metal valve stem. The rubber stem on the front is leak free.Try replacing with full metal version so you don't have to deal with it again. Get a pair since the other one will probably got shortly.