I go through the steps I took to convert the factory original (OEM) wheels for my 2017 Honda Africa Twin motorcycle from tubed to tubeless. The basic procedure I used was: (1) Remove the wheels from the bike and the tires from the wheels. (2)Clean the wheels thoroughly, first with soapy water and a scrub brush, then with wire brushes, then with acetone. (3) Apply 3M Marine Adhesive Sealant Fast Cure 5200 to the spoke holes. (4) Prepare the wheels for taping using isopropyl alcohol (50/50 mix). (5) Tape wheels with 3M Extreme Sealing Tape 4411N. (6) Install Drag Specialties valve stems ( #0360-0010). (7) Re-assemble wheels, tires, and put back on the motorcycle.Read more
This post provides just a few notes from my experience changing the oil on the 2017 Honda Africa Twin (CRF1000L),
2017 Kawasaki Versys X-300, and
2009 Kawasaki KLX250S
This lead me to realize I have a lot of posts about motorcycle oil changes. So To help organize things a little better, I have created this motorcycle oil change index, which includes general guidance for motorcycle oil changes in general, as well as links to the more detailed posts for each bike.Read more
Summary (TL:DR) To get switched power to accessories controlled by the key/ignition, I highly recommend the kit from Eastern Beaver.Read more
The Honda Africa Twin is really a great all around platform for motorcycle adventure touring right off the dealership floor. But in order to realize this potential, it does need a few accessories. And then there are some ‘nice to haves’. Cause lets face it – half the fun is customizing the bike to fit individual needs.
In this post we look at panniers, crash bars, tires, and windscreens for the Honda Africa Twin