2017 Africa Twin (DCT)

Updated: Apr 16, 2019


Second time lucky? I hope so.

Was a bit of a push getting this bike ready, only finishing the last bits at midnight, 6 hrs before leaving on a 30,000km trip around Australia.

It took around 4 - 5 days to get it ready, including making a few pieces along the way and swapping the existing parts from the previous Africa Twin that failed due to mechanical faults. I didn't really count on doing it all twice, but as we know with bikes, shit just happens sometimes.


Here's how the bike sat in March 2018, it's now got 38,700kms and a few small changes made during the trip. I'll update them later.

  • OEM V2 Heated Grips

  • 12V outlet

  • Bar mounted USB port.

  • 5V charger - (rear)

  • SAE charger, outlet (rear)

  • Garmin Montana 680 with Oz topo maps.

  • Ram handlebar post mount.

  • Mobile running Hema Explorer.

  • Perfect Squeeze mount.

  • LED driving lights.

  • Eastern Beaver PC8.

  • Custom sub harness.

  • Barkbuster handguards.

  • Titax brake lever.

  • KAO cruise lock.

  • ‎SW Motech bar risers.

  • Rugged Roads guard riser.

  • Rugged Roads brake res cover.

  • Rugged Roads rectifier guard.

  • Rugged Roads stand widener.

  • ‎B&B Offroad Radiator guards.

  • ‎B&B Offroad Safari bash plate.

  • B&B luggage rack.

  • Touratech headlight guard.

  • ‎Touratech DCT cover.

  • ‎Touratech tank bag.

  • Pivot Pegz.

  • Stegz (alternative)

  • ‎Barrett Products Pannier racks.

  • Mosko Moto Backcountry 35l panniers and 30l duffel.

  • SWP tool tube/alloy brackets.

  • ‎Unifilter snorkel filters.

  • ‎GT723 Golden Tyres F&R.

  • ‎Michelin UHD tubes.

  • ‎Teknik suspension, Andreani front cartridges, rear spring and revalve.

  • ‎Arrow muffler.

Here's some pics.

OEM Heated grips

12V outlet

USB Charger

SAE connector.

Mobile with HEMA maps. Garmin Montana 680T with OzTopo maps. 

RAM bar mount.

2" LED spotties

PC8 panel.

Panel and wiring cover.

Barkbuster Handguards.

TITAX shorty brake lever and KAO cruise.

SW Motech bar risers.

Rugged Roads guard riser.

Rugged Roads reservoir guard

Rugged Roads regulator guard.

Rugged Roads wide foot.

B&B Offroad Products radiator guards.

B&B Offroad Products Safari bash plate.

Touratech headlight protector.

Touratech DCT guard.

Touratech tank bag.

Pivot Pegz.

Leg rests, in place of Steg Pegz

Barrett Products pannier racks

MOSKO Moto Backcountry panniers (35l) and duffle (30l).

MOSKO Moto Backcountry panniers (35l) and duffle (30l).

100mm SWP tooltube, alloy brackets. 

Tooltube cap with old inner tube, stops it coming loose. . 

Goldentyre GT723 tyres, Michelin UHD tubes. 

Andreani fork cartridges.

Teknik rear spring and valving.

Arrow exhaust. 

I'll add links to where I got everything soon, and if you want to know anything about any of the gear I use, just ask.


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