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Old 01-06-2013, 05:04 PM   #16
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Jim, is there any discernable loss of heat using the Grip Puppuies?
Not really, I had them on my ST too. They take a bit longer to heat up, but once there they work great!

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Old 01-06-2013, 05:29 PM   #17
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Great work, Jim... as always.

Is that paint you used on the footpegs? What brand and shade/code?
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:38 PM   #18
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I also wanted to have a GPS, but not an expensive mount or dedicated GPS. I wanted to use the one from my car, but it is not waterproof.

I found this on e-bay.:







It mounts solidly to my windshield bar with a strong thumbscrew, and comes with a waterproof case to enclose the GPS. It comes off quickly for easy and safe keeping. The power comes out the bottom. I have a waterproof USB plug on order, but for now it is powered with my heated gear plug.

Cost $15 shipped.

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I broke my windshield bar mounting a gps like that, it snapped of on both sides from vibration. The proces took 50k miles but it the end, i had to replace the bar witch isnt cheap. Dont ride on washboard with the gps on, thats all im saying
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:13 PM   #19
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I broke my windshield bar mounting a gps like that, it snapped of on both sides from vibration. The proces took 50k miles but it the end, i had to replace the bar witch isnt cheap. Dont ride on washboard with the gps on, thats all im saying
I don't think that mount would survive 50K miles, especially on washboard. However, for $15, I am willing to take a chance.

I used to have a nuch heavier RAM mount on my old GS for about 30K miles with no issues though.

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Old 01-06-2013, 07:14 PM   #20
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Great work, Jim... as always.

Is that paint you used on the footpegs? What brand and shade/code?
I'll snap a photo of the can tomorrow. It was wheel paint, that I know.

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Old 01-07-2013, 11:30 AM   #21
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I don't think that mount would survive 50K miles, especially on washboard. However, for $15, I am willing to take a chance.

I used to have a nuch heavier RAM mount on my old GS for about 30K miles with no issues though.

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Jim,

Sorry about my english, Im trying to refer to the windshieldbracket instaid of the gps mount
It will set you back 240euro =300dollar?

I talked about it with my dealer, i was thinking of re enforcing it by welding extra metal to it, but the dealer sait it would only cause something els to break. They gave me the advice to mount it to a diffrent place.

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Old 01-07-2013, 12:18 PM   #22
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Jim,

Sorry about my english, Im trying to refer to the windshieldbracket instaid of the gps mount
It will set you back 240euro =300dollar?

I talked about it with my dealer, i was thinking of re enforcing it by welding extra metal to it, but the dealer sait it would only cause something els to break. They gave me the advice to mount it to a diffrent place.

I understood what you meant, and was responing to it. That bracket is not that delicate. If yours broke that was not that common. The weight of the GPS and mount is about half a pound. I don't ride much washboard, so I am pretty confident that the mount and windshield bracket are going to be fine.

By the way, what windscreen did you have attached to that frame?


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Old 01-07-2013, 04:53 PM   #23
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Preview of things to come:


USB Plugs.


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Seat Concepts Seat cover and foam.

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Old 01-07-2013, 05:01 PM   #24
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I understood what you meant, and was responing to it. That bracket is not that delicate. If yours broke that was not that common. The weight of the GPS and mount is about half a pound. I don't ride much washboard, so I am pretty confident that the mount and windshield bracket are going to be fine.

By the way, what windscreen did you have attached to that frame?


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Oeps, my bad, eum the stock windshield for a gsa.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:11 PM   #25
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I'm really interested in seeing what you think of that seat.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:23 PM   #26
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Preview of things to come:


USB Plugs.


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Seat Concepts Seat cover and foam.

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Whoa! When did Seat Concepts start making the 1200 seat? I have one on my DRZ and love it!


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Old 01-07-2013, 07:46 PM   #27
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Whoa! When did Seat Concepts start making the 1200 seat? I have one on my DRZ and love it!
Good info! I'll let you and Lobby know this weekend!

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Old 01-08-2013, 06:27 AM   #28
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I found my Seat Concepts seat for the GS to be a bit of a nut cruncher. Fit of the cover and the density of the foam were great. Shape, not so much. Wide in the thigh area when your feet are reaching for the ground, which is where you really don't need foam. The bun area is a bit high so you tend to roll forward, hence the nut crusher.

I did like it better than the stock GSA foam it replaced, but ended up back with the sargent. I may try to trim the SC foam some time though. It is very nice foam. Denser than the GS foam, but not quite as firm as the Sargent.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:24 AM   #29
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I found my Seat Concepts seat for the GS to be a bit of a nut cruncher. Fit of the cover and the density of the foam were great. Shape, not so much. Wide in the thigh area when your feet are reaching for the ground, which is where you really don't need foam. The bun area is a bit high so you tend to roll forward, hence the nut crusher.

I did like it better than the stock GSA foam it replaced, but ended up back with the sargent. I may try to trim the SC foam some time though. It is very nice foam. Denser than the GS foam, but not quite as firm as the Sargent.
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When did you get yours? The one above is a new design.

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Old 01-08-2013, 12:54 PM   #30
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When did you get yours? The one above is a new design.

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Great news. It was back in April or so of 2012. Unfortunately when I got it from you it was almost two months before I had the stapler, staples and time to get it mounted up. It was as you described to me. Better than the GSA seat and great foam, but needed tweaking. Glad to hear you changed it up some. I like the one on my DR. I may have to try the new GS one.

Oh, and for everyone else. Don't be afraid to put on your own foam and cover. The instructions from Seat Concepts were good and the fit was good. The only blemish on my install was that I let a scrap of something get between the cover and the foam on the side and I didn't notice it until I had the seat on the bike out in the sun. It was much easier than I expected.
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