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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkH View Post
    Get one!

    I've just spend 23 days (over 5,000 km) on mine and it has been great!
    I'm still sorting pics & vids from my phone, action camera and drone - but I've now got some stuff uploaded.



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    Wheres that first video looks West Coast?
    Springs? Murch? Mackley?



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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    Hows a car any more difficult? You still use one hand and one foot, they are just reversed re clutch and gear changing. The reason cars are all going auto is the autos are now so bloody good that a manual gearbox is almost pointless.
    are you serious.?The process of changing ear in a car is miles more time consumingand difficult in that you have to lift your foot say 150 mm push the clutch down,move a lever sometimes in a dogleg movemt,then release said clutcy hr 150 mm or so.On a bike you dont HAVE to use the clutch and even if you do its a squeeze of the fingers nas flick of the toe.I dont care how good autos are i would still rather have a manual any day.This after not having an auot evr until the last 4 yrs or so when there was no manual option at all.BUT even with my last two vehicles being modern autos i would still have a manual.

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    Most bikes have some issues, AT has a couple of big ones.

    Spokes corrode and fail, but worse is the anodising wears off the inside of the fork legs. Forks seem and expensive fix.
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    but once again you proved me wrong.
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    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkH View Post
    Get one!

    I've just spend 23 days (over 5,000 km) on mine and it has been great!
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    is yours the DCT model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWST? View Post
    are you serious.?.
    Yes, other than a pointless comparison, you describe the difference between having a short or long fart.

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    Not long after they were released, a couple of british enduro riders did a review in Africa and rode all three models extensively. One of the guys on writing about the dct said that, contrary to what he was expecting, the bike was especially awesome off road. I have been hunting for the article but endless sidetracking etc...you know how it goes
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    Quote Originally Posted by husaberg View Post
    Wheres that first video looks West Coast?
    Springs? Murch? Mackley?
    Between Glenorchy & Paradise. There were a couple of MUCH trickier sections along the way which I unfortunately didn't record.

    Quote Originally Posted by BMWST? View Post
    is yours the DCT model?
    It's a 2017 DCT bought brand new (the first brand new motor vehicle in my life) at the start of March last year.
    Absolutely no problems with the bike so far.
    I very much prefer the DCT than the manual, it is excellent to use in practise and you do have very good control of the gear changes, a lot better than the traditional automatic transmissions that most people are familiar with.
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    I realised that having 105kg of man sliding into my rear was a tad uncomfortable
    "If the cops didn't see it, I didn't do it!"
    - George Carlin (RIP)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    WTF's with your tent! I'd be buying a proper one
    My set up is fairly similar to using a tent, except that I sleep comfortably. I'm still warm and dry, just like inside a good tent.

    Here's what it looks like set up for overnight rain:



    Everything under the tarp was dry and I packed it all up before taking the tarp down. The tarp also sheds water better than the typical tent material. I can't see myself ever returning to using a traditional tent, especially for a 23 day trip like the one I just returned from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessBandit View Post
    I realised that having 105kg of man sliding into my rear was a tad uncomfortable
    "If the cops didn't see it, I didn't do it!"
    - George Carlin (RIP)

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    Oh and if the switch gear gets gummy it freaks out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katman View Post
    but once again you proved me wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by cassina View Post
    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    Found the link i was looking for, scary. Multiple cases.

    https://www.africatwinforum.com/foru...witchgear.html
    Quote Originally Posted by Katman View Post
    but once again you proved me wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by cassina View Post
    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    Found the link i was looking for, scary. Multiple cases.

    https://www.africatwinforum.com/foru...witchgear.html
    Say what? You do realise that there are only 2 cases in total in that thread don't you?
    My level of concern is too low to even register.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessBandit View Post
    I realised that having 105kg of man sliding into my rear was a tad uncomfortable
    "If the cops didn't see it, I didn't do it!"
    - George Carlin (RIP)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkH View Post
    Say what? You do realise that there are only 2 cases in total in that thread don't you?
    My level of concern is too low to even register.
    In 2 pages 4 cases are mentioned. Not read the full thing but that along with the fork and spoke issues were enough to stop me buying one.
    Quote Originally Posted by Katman View Post
    but once again you proved me wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by cassina View Post
    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    In 2 pages 4 cases are mentioned.
    I read the entire thing - 2 cases.

    Re-read the first 2 pages - 2 cases. There is a mention of a nothing event (revs rose while the bike held a gear despite moderate throttle, I wonder how moderate that throttle was - regardless, it wasn't a scary incident and the person that posted it wasn't worried about it). There was also mention of a similar sort of incident on a different model of bike.

    Feel free to provide post numbers for more than 2 cases of scary incidents that could be enough to put off buyers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessBandit View Post
    I realised that having 105kg of man sliding into my rear was a tad uncomfortable
    "If the cops didn't see it, I didn't do it!"
    - George Carlin (RIP)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkH View Post
    I read the entire thing - 2 cases.

    Re-read the first 2 pages - 2 cases. There is a mention of a nothing event (revs rose while the bike held a gear despite moderate throttle, I wonder how moderate that throttle was - regardless, it wasn't a scary incident and the person that posted it wasn't worried about it). There was also mention of a similar sort of incident on a different model of bike.

    Feel free to provide post numbers for more than 2 cases of scary incidents that could be enough to put off buyers.
    Post 1, 10, 203, 209. And Ive not read the whole lot.

    Dont forget, https://advrider.com/f/threads/afric...-read.1253181/ , https://africatwin.org/forum/threads...problems.1228/

    Or, https://www.africatwinforum.com/foru...ng-spokes.html

    Ive got no skin in this game but Im not willing to own a bike that has the potential to cause harm like this has. Im not buying one.
    Quote Originally Posted by Katman View Post
    but once again you proved me wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by cassina View Post
    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    Post 1, 10, 203, 209. And Ive not read the whole lot.
    OK, now my count is up to 4 - thanks for the additional detail.
    I'm not counting post 10 though, because that isn't about the Africa Twin - that is a different model of motorcycle. But there is one that you missed so it is indeed 4 bikes in total.
    But 4 is still a small number, there are so many more on that forum alone that have never had an issue, some with quite a high amount of riding on their DCT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessBandit View Post
    I realised that having 105kg of man sliding into my rear was a tad uncomfortable
    "If the cops didn't see it, I didn't do it!"
    - George Carlin (RIP)

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