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Old 11-19-2013, 06:20 AM   #1291
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I think that we are all very close. One rule that I have is anything that is installed must have an advantage over stock or must be useful.
So far I have made some mistakes manly do to availability of parts. At this time the only items left to do are a set of Altrider bars and skid plate. Then the bike will be complete. The new seat was a must as I do long distance riding. I am undecided about what bike to take on the Run for the Wall or my next Iron Butt ride.
To each his (or her) own taste and function.

Carrying extra fuell seems like a strange idea to me, there is a fuelstation every 30 km in remote locations and otherwise there is one every 5 km.

But a great seat can be a serious improvement. But since I am still rather young (compared to most here) I don't mind the harder seat that much.

But I surely proves the GS is a great platform to put farkles on and you can go any way you want with it.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:20 AM   #1292
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what makes you believe that people change seats because they find them too hard?

i changed the seats on my k1200s and my former vfr to much harder corbin saddles. though they were harder, the corbin saddles were much more anatomically correct. i shall likely do the same with the gsw. volvo and mercedes make perhaps the most comfortable car seats. they're definitely not the softest car seats. they are however quite anatomically correct.

so, i propose that seat comfortable has much more to do with shape than hardness and a person's age likely has little to do with it else many older riders would eschew beaded seat covers.

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To each his (or her) own taste and function.

But a great seat can be a serious improvement. But since I am still rather young (compared to most here) I don't mind the harder seat that much.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:23 AM   #1293
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Wondering who is the 'King of farkles'? RichBMW, iride4u or ClearwareBMW. Although they are all different styles.
I'm working on farkling the new bike slightly differently to the last one. More details will follow in the coming weeks.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:24 AM   #1294
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How did you mount your Darlas? (Clearwater B9 mount, BMW mount, something else?)
I'm leaning BMW but haven't decided yet.
I used the Hornig light bar from Sierra, in combination with the DU2 kit.

If you're interested in the BMW light bar, see here: http://www.clearwaterlights.com/application.html
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:37 AM   #1295
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I would like to mount the BMW LED auxiliary lights to the Touratech upper guard. Does any one know where I can start to find out who makes the auxiliary lights for BMW?
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how about denali d2's? i mounted a pair on touratech upper bars and a 2nd set on bmw lower crash bars.

i much prefer the size of d2 and they're plenty bright as well.

something to consider. cheers.



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Old 11-19-2013, 10:19 AM   #1296
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I had some course foam filter material that I purchsed to make air filters. I cut a couple of pieces and placed them behind the bezel in front of the radiators. They keep bugs out of the radiator fins and are easy to remove and clean. I didn't notice any increase in engine temp. Cost about $10.


Thanks gsrich, I tried this rad protection idea too, and so far it seems to work great. Bike runs at same temps as before (traffic or open road) and no more bugs in the radiator fins. Pretty slick. I used Uni course foam from Amazon at $15 for a sheet. Nice.
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:46 AM   #1297
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how about denali d2's? i mounted a pair on touratech upper bars and a 2nd set on bmw lower crash bars.

i much prefer the size of d2 and they're plenty bright as well.

something to consider. cheers.



I had the D2 on my tiger800, I already have the BMW LEDs and would like to add TT upper guard bar.
What clamps did you use on the bar.
My D2s did not come with bar clamps
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PS your bike looks great.
I had the same setup on the Tiger
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:49 AM   #1298
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To each his (or her) own taste and function.

Carrying extra fuell seems like a strange idea to me, there is a fuelstation every 30 km in remote locations and otherwise there is one every 5 km.
Europe is very different to Australia and America for fuel :-)



I tend to agree regarding the seat. I've never changed a seat. I do 700 to 1100km days and 3200-4000km 4-5 day rides. Some bikes are not great seats. BMW tend to be pretty good. I've put a sheepskin cover on or an AirHawk but thats all. I prefer sheepskin or naked.
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:12 PM   #1299
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Europe is very different to Australia and America for fuel :-)

I tend to agree regarding the seat. I've never changed a seat. I do 700 to 1100km days and 3200-4000km 4-5 day rides. Some bikes are not great seats. BMW tend to be pretty good. I've put a sheepskin cover on or an AirHawk but thats all. I prefer sheepskin or naked.
I live in a very crowded area. So plenty of fuel.

My problem with the seat is I have the low seat. And the edges are quite angular and hard and cut into my leg after a while.
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:14 PM   #1300
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I'm working on farkling the new bike slightly differently to the last one. More details will follow in the coming weeks.
We'll see. You did give me some idea's for the sporty look.
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:34 PM   #1301
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SW-Motech pegs and bar risers

Just installed the SW-Motech 40mm bar risers and pegs. I put the pegs in the lower position, 15mm lower than stock. I really like the riding and standing position better now. Can't wait to try it off road.










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I live in a very crowded area. So plenty of fuel.

My problem with the seat is I have the low seat. And the edges are quite angular and hard and cut into my leg after a while.
Ah fair enough. My Ninja 1000 ABS was a bit like that. The GTR is very comfortable though and I think the standard seat on the GS is as well.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:51 PM   #1303
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Just installed the SW-Motech 40mm bar risers and pegs. I put the pegs in the lower position, 15mm lower than stock. I really like the riding and standing position better now. Can't wait to try it off road.
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Haha. Cheers! You've got good taste obviously.

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Old 11-19-2013, 06:56 PM   #1304
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thanks for compliment. for clamps, i use the now discontinued, PIAA Powersports Black L-Bracket Bar Clamps - 1 inch - http://goo.gl/u9KnQO. i bought them on ebay.

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I had the D2 on my tiger800, I already have the BMW LEDs and would like to add TT upper guard bar.
What clamps did you use on the bar.
My D2s did not come with bar clamps
Thanks
PS your bike looks great.
I had the same setup on the Tiger
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:10 PM   #1305
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what's the blue thing centered on the handlebar?

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Just installed the SW-Motech 40mm bar risers and pegs. I put the pegs in the lower position, 15mm lower than stock. I really like the riding and standing position better now. Can't wait to try it off road.

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