The Honda Africa twin 1000 , warts and all.

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Re: The Honda Africa twin 1000 , warts and all.

Post by moto al » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:50 am

My bike has just covered 525 miles , yesterday the left hand handle bar select switch has packed up. Great start EH.

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Re: The Honda Africa twin 1000 , warts and all.

Post by S4MST3R » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:58 am

That was the start of my problems Al, the SET button shortly followed by the down select, and then my DCT related episode at 579 miles

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Re: The Honda Africa twin 1000 , warts and all.

Post by -Ralph- » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:15 am

Moral of the story is never buy a brand new model from any manufacturer. They are never going find all the problems until lots of people start using them in anger, no matter how much testing they do, you are the guinea pig!
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Re: The Honda Africa twin 1000 , warts and all.

Post by motorbike » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:20 am

moto al wrote:My bike has just covered 525 miles , yesterday the left hand handle bar select switch has packed up. Great start EH.

.Al
SELL SELL SELL!!!!..only kidding there are bound to be small issues at first...nothing major .just a switch

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Re: The Honda Africa twin 1000 , warts and all.

Post by moto al » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:29 pm

It's booked in tomorrow Thursday , I'm sure they will sort the problem. Al. Ps I did say warts and all . (thumbs)
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The Honda Africa twin 1000 , warts and all.

Post by -Ralph- » Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:32 am

Saw my first one in the flesh yesterday, filtering traffic at the Towcester roundabout on the A45/A5 junction roundabout 5pm. It does look good.

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Re: The Honda Africa twin 1000 , warts and all.

Post by CRAIGREVO » Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:23 pm

We did a couple of days at the Honda off-road centre the other day. I now need to find the money for a new bike. I loved the DCT offroad!!! :pinch: B)

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Re: The Honda Africa twin 1000 , warts and all.

Post by catcitrus » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:04 pm

Bumped into a guy with a new one with 600 miles going in to my local KTM dealers--he has other bikes. I asked him what he thought of it (it has a termignoni silencer already).He said "all-right--apart from the spokes and rims"--I had a look--the rear spokes had gone completely grey with corrosion and the fronts were going as well--the rims had also started to corrode as had numerous pieces of hardware like brake pipe banjo fittings--the rest of the bike looked clean--I don't think that it had been ridden in really salty conditions, but maybe a slight smattering of salt dust. Apparently its a "common " issue and has been reported under warranty--they don't seem to make them like they used to!

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Re: The Honda Africa twin 1000 , warts and all.

Post by moto al » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:44 pm

catcitrus wrote:Bumped into a guy with a new one with 600 miles going in to my local KTM dealers--he has other bikes. I asked him what he thought of it (it has a termignoni silencer already).He said "all-right--apart from the spokes and rims"--I had a look--the rear spokes had gone completely grey with corrosion and the fronts were going as well--the rims had also started to corrode as had numerous pieces of hardware like brake pipe banjo fittings--the rest of the bike looked clean--I don't think that it had been ridden in really salty conditions, but maybe a slight smattering of salt dust. Apparently its a "common " issue and has been reported under warranty--they don't seem to make them like they used to!
as posted Iv been out on my Africa twin ,problems so far the traction control doesn't work due to the computer switch not working.my local dealer told me I'm the third person who has had the same prob . I believe Honda know their is an issue .Al (thumbs)
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Re: The Honda Africa twin 1000 , warts and all.

Post by Redmurty » Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:58 am

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