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Old 01-15-2013, 11:18 AM   #6301
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Motporaptor,
Your bike looks great...especially in the air.
Is that the Wunderlich beak you have on there? Carbon or black?
Also, what did you do to the top of the D3 screen? I just put one on (thanks seasider) and haven't really had much chance to test out the different positions due to winter being all over the ground here in Calgary.


You must have been really laying her down around the corners to get an elbow down instead of the knee...

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Calgary Bike show Friday Jan 4th, 2013.
3 degrees Celcius, main roads bare, side roads and parking lots were variable with up to 5 inches of crap packed down...
Really fun ride. As I got closer to the show the looks from those with 4 doors and heat changed from WTF to jealousy.

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Old 01-15-2013, 12:03 PM   #6302
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Calgary06,
Thanks. Yes, that is the Wunderlich beak I spray painted the aluminum mounting piece it comes with black.

The D3 screen at it's highest/forward position worked great but I still had some uncomfortable buffeting around 80 mph. So I got a truck mudflap from the auto parts store, cut it down and bolted it in place to give me another inch of height, which solved the problem.

The hand guards are also cut up garbage can lids which keep the weather off really well.

As far as the elbow down... it was elbow, leg, shoulder and face down in the mud after getting overconfident. I mounted my Denali lights off the sides of the D3 and knew they were a little vulnerable and sure enough, one snapped off. Repairs with zip ties in the field worked and I epoxied the screen back together yesterday so it is good as knew... but battle scarred.

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Old 01-15-2013, 12:12 PM   #6303
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Thanks.
Any closer pics of your light mounts (and fix)?
Anything you would change with regards to their location if you were to do it again?
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:56 PM   #6304
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Thanks.
Any closer pics of your light mounts (and fix)?
Anything you would change with regards to their location if you were to do it again?
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Here is a front view. I thought about mounting them just inside the hand guards, but I like the way they look and work right where they are. Subsequent drops didn't trouble the fairing mounted location so it may have been the severity of the first off. I can send some fix pics later directly if you like, so we don't hijack the thread.

In keeping with the spirit of the thread, I'll add another f800gs pic. This is my friend showing how it is properly done on a bike that is basically stock.

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Old 01-15-2013, 01:24 PM   #6305
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Thought bubble for your friend is either
Wheeeeeee
or
OMG OMG OMG I'm coming down faster than I thought...
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:25 PM   #6306
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You guys are the reason I don't buy used bikes.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:57 PM   #6307
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You guys are the reason I don't buy used bikes.
Touché.

I'm not ever planning to put mine up for sale though. I'm in for the long haul. But I get it... buyer beware!
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:26 PM   #6308
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This is my friend showing how it is properly done on a bike that is basically stock.

I hope your friend has an Indy Kit installed.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:30 PM   #6309
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At Dirt Bike Camp, Orland California.
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And you too
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:12 PM   #6310
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I hope your friend has an Indy Kit installed.
No - neither do I. But we're not going for frequent flyer miles. Just a spirited weekend where we wanted to test, and sometimes exceed, the capabilities of our bikes.

So... I know glamour shots are the norm, but I thought I'd share the darker but still interesting side of these shenanigans.

Bottomed out. Below is a shot of the suspension closed up from the impact. Check out the proximity of the skid-plate to the ground. And more impressive/sad is the condition of the front tire. I thought lowering the pressure to 29psi would aid traction in the flat sections, and it did, but it couldn't manage the impact of such a heavy bike descending from the sky.


And if you want to fly, at first you must fall. My friend gets caught out in a rutted mud section. Both he and the bike came out of this UNSCATHED.
He was back on the track 30 seconds later. We both learned some lessons and gained some confidence to go with the sore muscles and scratched paint.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:14 PM   #6311
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Very nice stop action photography Moto.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:50 PM   #6312
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Very nice stop action photography Moto.
Thanks. I specialize in bird-in-flight photography so bikes are a little easier. Much appreciated Rockinrog.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:00 PM   #6313
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At Dirt Bike Camp, Orland California.
Always nice to see the big bikes fly.

Awesome landing shot too. Make sure you check you rear shock bolt...

Zaner let us know when you post the video of the line through there



Trying the white colour out for a while...

Brrr yes it's cold out Leslie!! OBC hasn't stopped flashing for days!

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Old 01-15-2013, 09:05 PM   #6314
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awww Dave you painted your bike Cheryl's colour...looks brand new....and yep chilly out but toasty on the bike.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:43 PM   #6315
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awww Dave you painted your bike Cheryl's colour...looks brand new....and yep chilly out but toasty on the bike.
I just borrowed the white for a while

I have to post these pics:

Nic Cuthbert in Iran en route on his Singapore to UK /Action Aid charity ride...29,000 kms...27 Countries...notice the sticker on the side box


In the Himalayas

I gave him a MOD Side Stand Foot a pre-production one no less. In 8 months it went 45,000kms on the bike...and it's still there His site: http://www.froma2b.com.au/index.php

We've also got RedHed on his way down to Usuhaia:

He's got full MOD kit on board

He's hangin at Dakar right now.

Somewhere in Guatemala. His Blog: http://redhedsmototravels.blogspot.ca/

I have no idea how many km's on his bike but it's A LOT!

Keep ridin all and see ya out there!!

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