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Old 01-19-2013, 10:09 AM   #15406
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Dude, you have way too many cool bikes...
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:17 AM   #15407
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Dude, you have way too many cool bikes...
That's what my wife says! . Fjr is for sale and likely the 1098
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:33 AM   #15408
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Skid Plates

The SW Motech skid plate is riveted together. There have been several that have failed, although they were seriously abused.
The Altrider skid plate is a fully welded assembly and offers excellent protection. Its somewhat pricey but well worth protecting your investment.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:57 PM   #15409
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flyingz06, how's the bike set up?

I know a lot of FJR guys/gals add a topcase, taller windshield, wider mirrors, etcetera.

Are you going to have to do anything to the Triumph re: setting it up for you?
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:07 PM   #15410
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Nice bike! I was at our local dealership today as they rolled that exact bike into the showroom. Like you said- very nice fit and finish. My all time favorite bike is my FJR and I'm interested to hear more comparisons as you get to ride it.
Congratulations.
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:04 PM   #15411
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flyingz06, how's the bike set up?

I know a lot of FJR guys/gals add a topcase, taller windshield, wider mirrors, etcetera.

Are you going to have to do anything to the Triumph re: setting it up for you?
I'm not doing anything at this point. No need for taller shield. It's perfect as is. Not planning in top box, I personally think they r ugly. Ill provide more comparison as I ride. 30 mins today and I'm really sold on this bike. No looking back at the FJR.
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:32 PM   #15412
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. Not planning in top box, I personally think they r ugly..

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Old 01-19-2013, 06:59 PM   #15413
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I'm not doing anything at this point. No need for taller shield. It's perfect as is. Not planning in top box, I personally think they r ugly. Ill provide more comparison as I ride. 30 mins today and I'm really sold on this bike. No looking back at the FJR.
Ain't it nice when you know you make the right choice? Congrats on the bike. It looks fantastic.

As far as topcases, I love mine. I ride with it attached all the time. It might look dorky, but it's oh-so-useful.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:12 PM   #15414
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Geez! I totally misread Mercury's post. Left the pictures, anyway.

Here's an overall shot.


A shot with exhaust guards.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:13 PM   #15415
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I've got the Altrider skidplate. Haven't hit it on anything yet, but it seems very well made, and it seems like it'd protect things very well.

On another note, I passed 800 miles today. I'm sticking to the recommended break-in schedule, so now I can hit 8000 rpm!
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:45 PM   #15416
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I've got the Altrider skidplate. Haven't hit it on anything yet, but it seems very well made, and it seems like it'd protect things very well.

On another note, I passed 800 miles today. I'm sticking to the recommended break-in schedule, so now I can hit 8000 rpm!
So how are you liking the lil' Tigger? Miss your Stelvio yet?

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Old 01-19-2013, 09:19 PM   #15417
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Winter aesthetics?

I saw these over on the DRZ400 side and decided to give them a try.

The Barkbusters even with the added lip on top were not made for cold bitter wind. Even with the heated grips, my hands (mainly my thumb) were still out in the cold.

Now when I post the pictures don't be too harsh, I just hate wearing bulky winter gloves.

Once the temps rise back to a comfortable range I can just snip a tie wrap and undo the Velcro strap.

On the right side you can't compress the Velcro strap as much as the left. It has to go over the master cylinder and brake switch.

Now I just need some studded tires and I'll be ready for some Ice Racing!

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Old 01-19-2013, 09:38 PM   #15418
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[QUOTE=Vzuke;20530183]I saw these over on the DRZ400 side and decided to give them a try.

The Barkbusters even with the added lip on top were not made for cold bitter wind. Even with the heated grips, my hands (mainly my thumb) were still out in the cold.

Now when I post the pictures don't be too harsh, I just hate wearing bulky winter gloves.

Once the temps rise back to a comfortable range I can just snip a tie wrap and undo the Velcro strap.

On the right side you can't compress the Velcro strap as much as the left. It has to go over the master cylinder and brake switch.

Now I just need some studded tires and I'll be ready for some Ice Racing!

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Cool! I mean Warm!!! I want some for my TGR PYG.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:19 AM   #15419
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Is anyone using the new Moose skid plate? I would love to see some better pics of it.
Unfortunate that the only picture they show is of a BWM F800! Idiots.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:25 AM   #15420
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The SW Motech skid plate is riveted together. There have been several that have failed, although they were seriously abused.
The Altrider skid plate is a fully welded assembly and offers excellent protection. Its somewhat pricey but well worth protecting your investment.
Nothing wrong with rivets. All sorts of things are riveted including steam boilers and large ships.
The difference between riveted and welded is that you can take the riveted one apart and repair then re-rivet. The welded one you have to attack it with a large hammer and have little chance of it ever being the same shape again.

The Altrider one doesn't look like it covers the oil filter.
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