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Old 02-04-2013, 02:21 PM   #3976
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:23 PM   #3977
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Great pic James!

One question: What happened to your bash plate?

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Old 02-04-2013, 02:27 PM   #3978
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Great pic James!

One question: What happened to your bash plate?

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The photo was taken by another inmate. The bash plate is in my garage; I forgot to put it back on after I was working on the forks. Just a road ride yesterday.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:17 PM   #3979
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Awesome picture. Makes me think we need a Stelvio picture thread.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:40 PM   #3980
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awesome picture. Makes me think we need a stelvio picture thread.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:30 PM   #3981
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I custom made it. Use a Harley sissy bar and steel. Fitting takes some creativity.
Creativity, huh? That rules me out.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:06 PM   #3982
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Hey Leifer, that road looks yucky muddy and your NTX looks soooooo clean.
Yep. Think about it. I went through about 6 of those mudholes. The last was about 18 inches deep. I made it just fine and the bath washed a lot of the caked-on mud off. Its still kinda dirty if you get up close, though.

Glad I have the CARC vent tube.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:23 PM   #3983
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:55 AM   #3984
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Jimbo, you liking that wind screen much better than the stocker?
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:58 AM   #3985
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Jimbo, you liking that wind screen much better than the stocker?
It's a very good windscreen, albeit taller than I'd like. Definitely better at wind management than the stock screen.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:04 AM   #3986
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It's a very good windscreen, albeit taller than I'd like. Definitely better at wind management than the stock screen.
I've ordered one, the shortest they offer but it's a few inches taller than stock. The price was good so I thought it would be worth trying. I'm not really being buffetted by the stock screen but I want a bit quieter air....
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:08 AM   #3987
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I've ordered one, the shortest they offer but it's a few inches taller than stock. The price was good so I thought it would be worth trying. I'm not really being buffetted by the stock screen but I want a bit quieter air....
Mine is the same one, the "medium" size. In the low position I can see over it any higher than that and I have to look through it. But it does do a great job with reducing turbulence. And it's great in cold weather. I want something different for the summer, though, something really short. With no windscreen at all, the air is nice and smooth, but the support arms are not easily removed.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:24 PM   #3988
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Hey James, are those TKC-80's? How many miles do you get out of them on the Stelvio?
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:56 PM   #3989
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Hey James, are those TKC-80's? How many miles do you get out of them on the Stelvio?
Continental TKC-80 on the front, ~5700 miles currently.
Pirelli Scorpion Rally on the rear, ~2000 miles currently.

I had a TKC on the rear and it lasted 3700 miles. I think that the Rally will last just about as long and it's a bit less spendy. The Rally also has better grip in sand and loose stuff than the TKC did, but both are great "soft-road" tires. Both the TKC-80 and Rally also have good grip on dry pavement, though they're not as confidence-inspiring as a "real" road tire.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:02 PM   #3990
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Mine is the same one, the "medium" size. In the low position I can see over it any higher than that and I have to look through it. But it does do a great job with reducing turbulence. And it's great in cold weather. I want something different for the summer, though, something really short. With no windscreen at all, the air is nice and smooth, but the support arms are not easily removed.
James, I felt the stock windscreen buffeted so badly for my body height that the wind would pulsate violently around my helmet. It was literally deafening even with plus in. Removing the windscreen was tremendously better.

I considered purchasing the windscreen vent that's on the Goldwing and sticking it in the Stelvio to get rid of the vaccuous pocket.
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