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Offline springer

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Africa Twin mods n stuff
« on: August 12, 2017, 06:20:24 PM »
 Plan on posting all my mods n stuff that I do to my 2017 Africa Twin here.
 I have all ready installed the AltRider skid plate, centerstand skid plate, and lower crash bars.
The radiator guards that come on the Twin are just plastic so a rock, a stick, or anything else hitting the radiator could cause a really bad day. So I installed a set of the AltRider aluminum guards. They fit over the plastic guards that come from the factory.



 That took longer than I planned due to the fact than when you remove the factory bolts the radiators slip down a bit. They are a real pain to line back up.  :-X

 Next up was doing something to the front fender. It sits way to low and way to close to the front tire as you can see in the pictures;





 AltRider makes a kit that raises the fender about an inch.





 Now I should be able to fit a set of nobbies on the rear AND the front.  ;)






 The factory skid plate is small and made out of really thin aluminum.



 This is the AltRider skid plate and the lower crash bars;



 The skid plate for the centerstand;



 The factory tires that came with the bike are about gone. A set of nobbies will be next.  ;)

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Re: Africa Twin mods n stuff
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 08:59:15 AM »
Those are looking like some great mods for longevity!

Can't wait to ride with you off-road!!

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Re: Africa Twin mods n stuff
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 10:46:22 AM »
Those are looking like some great mods for longevity!

Can't wait to ride with you off-road!!

 Don't know if you can call it riding with me or not. I spend what feels like most of my time picking my bike back up off the ground.  ;) The other day I picked it up only to dump it on the other side.  :D

 Wanted to "even out" the dirt on both sides..........yea, that was it.  ;D ;D

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Re: Africa Twin mods n stuff
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2017, 10:50:07 AM »
Sounds like it will be a good ride to bring the GoPro!!  ;D

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Re: Africa Twin mods n stuff
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2017, 11:43:08 AM »
Sounds like it will be a good ride to bring the GoPro!!  ;D
You could title it the "I pick things up, I put them down" video. :)