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Old 08-06-2013, 04:45 PM   #1846
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It's not so much that the 800 is more road than dirt (although to some degree it is) as it is that the 800 is not that much better in the dirt than the 1150. I was actually disappointed how the 800 did in the dirt. It took a lot of suspension work to make it appreciably better in the dirt than the 1150/1200.

The only big bike I have ever felt was really good in the dirt was the KTM 950. It's scary how good that bike is in the dirt. Somehow, it seems to defy physics.

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Interesting... I have a DV trip in the works for October and ALL riders are on singles... with the big 1150, I feel excluded from most tracks... I thought : well, maybe with an 800, I could go a bit further into the desert... Yeti, the 800 is clearly more road than dirt in your opinion?
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:49 PM   #1847
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I've installed a set of wunderlich handlebar quick-adjust, nifty little gadget!

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Old 08-06-2013, 11:32 PM   #1848
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I've installed a set of wunderlich handlebar quick-adjust, nifty little gadget!
That's funny! Minutes ago I got a package from Wunderlich with the same quick adjusters, and my handlebar has the same black electrical tape keeping tabs on the bar position! Hope it works with Rox risers. Got the 3.5mm.
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:51 PM   #1849
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I've installed a set of wunderlich handlebar quick-adjust, nifty little gadget!
Noob here, are they just the adjusters or they are for something else?
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:51 AM   #1850
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Noob here, are they just the adjusters or they are for something else?
It allows you to adjust the handlebar without tools. He idea is to transition from tarmac to dirt roads quickly and conveniently. My experience is that I end up not adjusting the bar for short offroad outings because it is time consuming. With these adjusters, it will take just a few seconds.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:05 AM   #1851
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It allows you to adjust the handlebar without tools. He idea is to transition from tarmac to dirt roads quickly and conveniently. My experience is that I end up not adjusting the bar for short offroad outings because it is time consuming. With these adjusters, it will take just a few seconds.
+1

You can actually adjust the position of the handlebar in less than 10 seconds with these things, it makes riding standing up way more comfortable as your wrists are not in an awkward position when you need to grab the clutch or the break levers
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:01 AM   #1852
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New Butt Pad from Alaska Leathers

I was thinking of getting a new seat for my 12' GSA but read that one of these butt pads from Alaska leathers will do the trick.
I have a nice ride planned this Saturday with my local club, will see how it works.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:41 AM   #1853
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I was thinking of getting a new seat for my 12' GSA but read that one of these butt pads from Alaska leathers will do the trick.
I have a nice ride planned this Saturday with my local club, will see how it works.
I have one and always use it unless it's raining.
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:13 AM   #1854
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I was thinking of getting a new seat for my 12' GSA but read that one of these butt pads from Alaska leathers will do the trick.
I have a nice ride planned this Saturday with my local club, will see how it works.
I have one too and like it a lot. I found however that the Airhawk is even better!!
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:55 PM   #1855
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Just bought this today so that I can charge my IPad, phone or camera while traveling !

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Old 08-07-2013, 06:53 PM   #1856
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I welded the tabs to my front subframe so I could mount the upper GSA tank bars. The GS front subframe on my 07 did not have the tabs.

I'm all set now. A little crude on the welds but serviceable.

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Old 08-07-2013, 07:33 PM   #1857
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Decided to use some Plasti Dip to make a "tank bra" and added scuff and scratch protection to ends of tank. Seems to work well. Great grip on the knees to prevent sliding. If it wears I can touch it up or peel it off if i don't like it. Used the stuff in a spray can. About $5 at Lowes.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:44 PM   #1858
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Decided to use some Plasti Dip to make a "tank bra" and added scuff and scratch protection to ends of tank. Seems to work well. Great grip on the knees to prevent sliding. If it wears I can touch it up or peel it off if i don't like it. Used the stuff in a spray can. About $5 at Lowes.
Brilliant! I might just have to steal your idea. Damn - just checked local prices... http://www.homedepot.ca/product/plas...11-gram/997308

4 times the cost. WTF.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:46 PM   #1859
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It wasn't today, but last week I threw mine down on its side.

I now triple check the kickstand to be sure it's down.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:47 PM   #1860
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Great idea on the plasti dip.
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