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Old 02-05-2013, 04:15 PM   #76
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DAMN how did you do that..the cheapest i could find was like $17
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:03 PM   #77
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Yes, curious about the seat comfort and nut crunching as others have mentioned. What kind of stapler did you use on it? Seat looks good though.

Hey. this is my 100th post. I am catching up to you Jim!
I think I have the older design Seat concepts seat "the nut cruncher" that I picked up for cheap from a rider on Ebay that needed a low seat. I used the seat in the high setting on the front and the low setting in the rear and it does not seem to slide you forward toward the tank. There are warnings in manual that the seat may not lock like this, but seems to be locking well. Went out for 8 hours on Saturday and it did well. Definitely better than the factory low seat from a comfort and position standpoint.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:19 PM   #78
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This works as well.

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Old 02-05-2013, 07:22 PM   #79
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DAMN how did you do that..the cheapest i could find was like $17
Right place, right time!

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PS Or, hours of searching.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:23 PM   #80
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I think I have the older design Seat concepts seat "the nut cruncher" that I picked up for cheap from a rider on Ebay that needed a low seat. I used the seat in the high setting on the front and the low setting in the rear and it does not seem to slide you forward toward the tank. There are warnings in manual that the seat may not lock like this, but seems to be locking well. Went out for 8 hours on Saturday and it did well. Definitely better than the factory low seat from a comfort and position standpoint.
On the stock, and several aftermarket seats, the preferred set-up is front high rear low.

This seat seems to have taken that into account!

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Old 02-06-2013, 06:56 AM   #81
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This works as well.

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Old 02-10-2013, 12:12 PM   #82
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Hey Jim, I am sure you have thought about how this could be more of an affordable farkle?

http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-14...-backrest.aspx

the prices are CRAZY
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:27 PM   #83
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better price than other companies..

http://www.utpr.com/r1200gs.html

presume it works with the A model as well

but this is driver only..my gf wouldnt be too pleased
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:40 PM   #84
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flashing brake light on the cheap

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Flashing-3rd...ea5faf&vxp=mtr

ha..not sure if this is for bikes
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:45 PM   #85
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Got home a little while ago. Cool ride from Front Royal to Alexandria!
Started in his garage and ended in mine.

Here are a few shots of the new Panniers by Kirk!

The original design by me:


The mounts are a work of art! All Kirk!



They seems happy to be getting mounted:


First shot mounted:


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The insides are as clean as the outsides:



The very nice locking latches:



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The other bike belongs to an inmate here who has leaking seals. I'm going to break it in half to fix it. But that is another story.

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Old 02-21-2013, 06:56 PM   #86
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Hey jim... now that you have some miles on it, what are your thoughts on the seat concepts refoam/cover you did? I am considering it as a replacement for the sargents that I have that I find way too hard and uncomfortable for long trips
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Hey jim... now that you have some miles on it, what are your thoughts on the seat concepts refoam/cover you did? I am considering it as a replacement for the sargents that I have that I find way too hard and uncomfortable for long trips
I have to admit, it is softer than the Sargent. It is comfortable, but for my short legs it is a bit tall. If I could get the Sargent as a straight trade, I would probably do it. I like a harder/shorter seat.

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You might want to consider foot man loops on top of the bags. Then talk to our buddy at Storm industries about making a couple of bags for the top of the cases. I would say the nice Red like mine, but you would probably want another color. I have a XLT Kermit in one bag and my tent/rain gear in the other. The picture is busy, this is how I packed the bike for my trip on the CDR last year.

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Old 02-27-2013, 11:41 AM   #90
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You might want to consider foot man loops on top of the bags. Then talk to our buddy at Storm industries about making a couple of bags for the top of the cases. I would say the nice Red like mine, but you would probably want another color. I have a XLT Kermit in one bag and my tent/rain gear in the other. The picture is busy, this is how I packed the bike for my trip on the CDR last year.


Thanks, Kirk has a standing offer to them for me. I just didn't put them in yet because I usually use a RevPack bag that doesn't need them.

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