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Re: New Honda Africa Twin - 2016
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2015, 01:00:40 pm »
Bikes like that are getting really popular. I'd like to try one for a while. 8)
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Re: New Honda Africa Twin - 2016
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2015, 08:02:18 pm »
I don't want a chain drive on a cross country bike.  PITA to take care of every night when all I want to do is set p camp and relax.
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Re: New Honda Africa Twin - 2016
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2015, 09:45:08 pm »
I don't want a chain drive on a cross country bike.  PITA to take care of every night when all I want to do is set p camp and relax.


I rode this cross country and back.  A couple of 900 mile days.  No issue with chain whatsoever. Not much to do with O ring chains   ;D



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Re: New Honda Africa Twin - 2016
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2015, 01:21:24 am »
Planning on selling my Vee shortly.  The Africa Twin is currently at the top of my short list.
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Re: New Honda Africa Twin - 2016
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2015, 03:09:43 pm »
I rode this cross country and back.  A couple of 900 mile days.  No issue with chain whatsoever. Not much to do with O ring chains   ;D




Maybe it was just the OEM chain, but by the time I got home I had ridden 7000 miles and ended at 15000 miles on the Versys.  Half the O Rings were blown out.
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Re: New Honda Africa Twin - 2016
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2015, 03:22:28 pm »
Doing minimum to zero maintenance on my CBR I was changing chains and sprockets every 18,000 to 20,000 miles.

For all the benefits like no loss of HP due to inefficiency of the shaft, and MUCH less spun weight on the bike I like a chain a whole lot better. But thats why they make different products, I know many (if not more) prefer the shaft for hi-miles
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