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    Quote Originally Posted by Arsey View Post
    Make sure you get it remapped as the headers will make it VERY lean !!

    I had a Remus end can on mine and then fitted Arrow headers,and Geoff at Hilltop struggled to map it as the fuel was so low.And also the DCT stops him doing a proper run,but the bike was transformed.

    Wish I'd kept it now,though I do like my 1290.
    Thats very interesting! I bet its pretty lean already then, just with the silencer. Was looking at the Rapid Bike Evo on the Rugged Roads website as I had good results on a Harley using a similar type of device, that hooked into the injectors and O2 sensors adjust the the fuel on the fly.

    Then........ I saw they do a full titanium SC project rally looking exhaust system for £800 ....... Might have to sell that Termi..
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    Quote Originally Posted by DING-DONG View Post
    The gearstick option is really good and glad I opted for this, downside ! Cannot fit lower engine bars as the gearstick is located in the mounts so I'm going to buy GSG-moto engine case protectors and crash bungs . Full arrow titanium and lots of other shite I don't really need.

    Anyone have any new OE panniers they want to sell !
    How much was the gear lever option may I ask? I'm thinking about having one on mine as there are a lot of buttons to concentrate on, especially with the horn and indicators being swapped around!

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    Africa Twin Farkles have started

    As I fully intend to take my Africa Twin off-road. I've started the farkles list.

    - Barkbusters Handguard Kit with Storm Hand Guard (as the OEM handguards are plastic and won't take a serious impact)

    - Altrider Extended Skid Plate to also cover rear shock mount (as the OEM skid plate isn't big or clever enough)

    - Altrider Full Crash Bar Cage System (as the OEM crash bars were not on the bike in standard trim)

    - Camel Brace Footpeg Protection Plate (as the OEM is made of Alloy and can shatter on impact, leaving you with no footpeg)

    - Continental TKC80 Knobby Off-Road Tyres (as the OEM tyres are not suitable)

    - Constands Paddock Stand (so I can do my maintenance at home)

    - Oxford Hot Grips (because even in Summer, once the rain and wind chill sets in, they can be a life saver on a long return trip home)

    That's about £1,500 worth of kit just to give it a fair chance of surviving my inadequate skill level

    Oh my god, can you see any corrosion yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crotchrocket View Post
    P.S The DCT will not upshift with the front wheel in the air? Seems odd.
    Its the traction control stopping it i believe. Turn it off

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulR View Post
    How much was the gear lever option may I ask? I'm thinking about having one on mine as there are a lot of buttons to concentrate on, especially with the horn and indicators being swapped around!
    £340 and half hour labour charge (£30 ish) deffo worth it no messing around with buttons, just jump on the bike tap the gearstick it selects 1st gear in D-mode, only time you have to touch a button is when you want to go from D to sport or manual .

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    Quote Originally Posted by skid06 View Post
    mines here!
    What farkles have you got planned steve !

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    Quote Originally Posted by peepingtom View Post
    Its the traction control stopping it i believe. Turn it off

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    I had the TC off, but it wouldn’t do it, tried Auto and manual ?

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    Bet this sounds good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DING-DONG View Post
    £340 and half hour labour charge (£30 ish) deffo worth it no messing around with buttons, just jump on the bike tap the gearstick it selects 1st gear in D-mode, only time you have to touch a button is when you want to go from D to sport or manual .
    That could be a nuisance when stood up on the pegs, if you accidentally tap it? Or break it clean off haha

    Oh my god, can you see any corrosion yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DING-DONG View Post
    £340 and half hour labour charge (£30 ish) deffo worth it no messing around with buttons, just jump on the bike tap the gearstick it selects 1st gear in D-mode, only time you have to touch a button is when you want to go from D to sport or manual .
    Thanks for the info, I'll give the buttons a go for a bit and see if I get used to them first.

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    Mines arrived!

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    Very Nice, Congratulations

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    What is it with the weird plastic finish around the Honda badge on the upper fairings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crotchrocket View Post
    What is it with the weird plastic finish around the Honda badge on the upper fairings?
    Its probably some contribution to Global Warming avoidance by using recyclable plastics. Was probably a toilet brush in previous life.

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    Are any of you changing the stock tyres or are they better than some people suggest? Also, what are you doing about tube tyre repairs when you encounter a puncture? My bike is getting delivered next week, gave my 14 gs back to the dealer as I couldn't resist the £70pm deal!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojitsu View Post
    Are any of you changing the stock tyres or are they better than some people suggest? Also, what are you doing about tube tyre repairs when you encounter a puncture? My bike is getting delivered next week, gave my 14 gs back to the dealer as I couldn't resist the £70pm deal!!
    If they are still Dunlops then change them.

    They were ok in the dry but dreadful in the wet.I fitted Conti TA2s to mine after a 2000 mile trip on the OE tyres and the difference was incredible.If I bought another,I would fit the Contis straight away.

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