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Old 03-13-2013, 05:53 PM   #5281
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I am right in the middle at 80KG/175lbs, and have a slim frame so that could be it. I have been on the seat for about 4 days now thinking that it could be a time thing.

Guess I will give it 2 weeks and see if it starts to feel better over time.
Should have added that I am 5' 9-1/2" with a 31" inseam, have the Ohlins rear shock (former owner put it on) and HyperPro Progressive springs in the front.

I don't think the seat is some how going to get lower to the point it fits me as well as I had hoped but can give the foam time to brake in and maybe I will get more comfort with some time.

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Old 03-13-2013, 05:56 PM   #5282
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Marc, I still have those last few items on my list I posted. Well, I keep adding more every time I look at the Wunderlich website. You think mine is coming along well?
That's a pretty short to do list on yours. Did you get that TKC mounted? I like mine on the front, although I'm starting to notice a bit of cupping. I had a T63 on the rear, but I was only riding street and it was pretty loud, so I swapped back to the Sahara before I totally burned through it.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:02 PM   #5283
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Should have added that I am 5' 9-1/2" with a 31" inseam, have the Ohlins rear shock (former owner put it on) and HyperPro Progressive springs in the front.
The problem is the Ohlins. Not that it isn't a great shock, but it actually increases the seat height from stock. One of the ADV'ers near me just bought a used X with an Ohlins and I had a chance to ride it. Holy smokes was it tall! I'm only 5'8", but managed just fine with the stock setup. But with that Ohlins I couldn't even get tip toes down. He actually just ordered a lowered Hyperpro.

So you sell it Royal Tiger and then buy a Hyperpro. Or, if you have a suspension shop nearby, maybe they can shorten it.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:01 PM   #5284
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That's a pretty short to do list on yours. Did you get that TKC mounted? I like mine on the front, although I'm starting to notice a bit of cupping. I had a T63 on the rear, but I was only riding street and it was pretty loud, so I swapped back to the Sahara before I totally burned through it.
Yes. I put the TKC80's on my KLR650 and really liked them. They feel pretty good on the XC so far. If I could ever afford the Excel rims from Touratech ($1800+) I'd go with Pirelli Scorpion MT90's (70 on/30 off) on the stock rims and Pirelli MT21's (10/90) on the Excel's.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:11 PM   #5285
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Yes. I put the TKC80's on my KLR650 and really liked them. They feel pretty good on the XC so far. If I could ever afford the Excel rims from Touratech ($1800+) I'd go with Pirelli Scorpion MT90's (70 on/30 off) on the stock rims and Pirelli MT21's (10/90) on the Excel's.
After you trash your OEM wheels, have them rebuilt at Woody's Wheelworks. You can do both wheels with super spokes for less than what TT charges for one rim.

I don't see why you guys are so worried about putting 2 feet on the ground. If you keep moving, you don't need to put your feet down......
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:39 AM   #5286
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After you trash your OEM wheels, have them rebuilt at Woody's Wheelworks. You can do both wheels with super spokes for less than what TT charges for one rim.

I don't see why you guys are so worried about putting 2 feet on the ground. If you keep moving, you don't need to put your feet down......
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I fall a lot and still prefer to have more ground clearance than touching with both feet. I'm always standing while offroad which is actually the only time I fall. I have to get of the bike to park it and don't see it as a problem and also not being able to touch has helped me to improve my balance
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:50 AM   #5287
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After you trash your OEM wheels, have them rebuilt at Woody's Wheelworks. You can do both wheels with super spokes for less than what TT charges for one rim.

I don't see why you guys are so worried about putting 2 feet on the ground. If you keep moving, you don't need to put your feet down......
+100 for Woody's. A Superlace rebuild on my existing hubs was just under $1000.00 and done in two days this time of year...
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:59 AM   #5288
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After you trash your OEM wheels, have them rebuilt at Woody's Wheelworks. You can do both wheels with super spokes for less than what TT charges for one rim.

I don't see why you guys are so worried about putting 2 feet on the ground. If you keep moving, you don't need to put your feet down......
The idea was to have two sets. I'd love to go with MT21's all the time but they aren't good on the street at all.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:42 PM   #5289
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With lots of seat talk I thought I would post a few pics of my current diy seat build in progress. Will post some more as the seat gets finished and ready for a cover






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Old 03-20-2013, 11:18 AM   #5290
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I already have a small Wolfman Enduro Tankbag, but wanted something a bit larger for longer trips and one that specifically had an A4 Mapcase

Only thing that seemed to fit the bill was a TT one

They make 2 for the G650X series, one for the XCountry and the other for the XChallenge

Both the same bags, just with a different rear fixing arrangment - velcro or 2 straps for the XChallenge

One came up last week for a XCountry on Ebay and managed to get it for 40 (TT new price is 140) and it was as new

So all good, but wouldn't be able to use the XCountry rear fixing of Velcro

So made some straps, from 20 mm black webbing, couple of plastic dog lead clips and 2 Male and Female Belt buckles each side, which is very similar to the Wolfman fixing system anyway

All the webbing and clips are available on ebay for less than a fiver and got the local cobbler to stitch them up as needed

Fitted it altogether this afternoon and all works spot











Pleased with it and a step closer to going away on it at Easter
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:35 PM   #5291
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Try attaching the rear tankbag tie down straps under the seat and the bag will move less. Plus you are less likely to push the buckles with your knees and wear into the plastic trim panel. bring them out under the seat like
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:42 PM   #5292
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Try attaching the rear tankbag tie down straps under the seat and the bag will move less. Plus you are less likely to push the buckles with your knees and wear into the plastic trim panel. bring them out under the seat like
Cheers

Any better close-up pics?

Also what seat is that?
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:45 PM   #5293
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check page 315 of this thread for saddle info

I don't tend to take pictures as I create mods... just loop the beggining of the strap around the front top rails of the subframe (instead of the lower sections of the frame which you are using). stick them out from under the seat, pull them forward (there is a lip on the saddle). Then connect them to the bag and snug everything up. As you say Easy Peasy - or Bob's yer Uncle.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:14 AM   #5294
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Cry Renazco seat (G650X Challenge)

Been on the seat for 7 days now and it is much better, however even with the great work on it and the brake in time its just to tall with the Ohlins shock.

It was setup for a 5' 9-1/2" guy with a 31" inseam on a bike running stock rear shock. (I told him it had a Ohlins but I don't think he new that = taller that stock by a few)

If anyone has been considering a Renazco let me know, I am now debating if I should let it go. Would be willing to consider a possible trade/cash for my G650X Challenge seat.

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Old 03-21-2013, 01:18 AM   #5295
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check page 315 of this thread for saddle info

I don't tend to take pictures as I create mods... just loop the beggining of the strap around the front top rails of the subframe (instead of the lower sections of the frame which you are using). stick them out from under the seat, pull them forward (there is a lip on the saddle). Then connect them to the bag and snug everything up. As you say Easy Peasy - or Bob's yer Uncle.
Thanks
I'll go back out into the garage and use your info
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