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Old 01-29-2012, 12:00 AM   #37621
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On the way to Steve in a few days. Replacing a thrashed CS. Then selling her
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:15 AM   #37622
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Hey all, getting ready to buy some goodies for my all-stock 05 I just brought home. Thought I'd get everyone's advice on stuff. I don't mind making mistakes, but I hate sending money over the internet and not getting back exactly what I wanted!

I'm 6'4", so I want some bar risers. Can I go more than 2" without changing cables, or should I get the 2"ers?

Anyone have handguards they really like or recommend? Saw earlier in this thread where a guy put on the Tusk guards with integrated turn signals, and they look pretty decent. Trying to decide if I want that, or something smaller like the Acerbis rally pro. Anything I get will be immediately de-stickered or gone over with some paint, as I HATE logos all over my bike/gear.

Does this bike already have a magnetic oil drain plug, or should I get one?


I'm sure I'll have many more questions over the next few weeks!
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:56 AM   #37623
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Hey all, getting ready to buy some goodies for my all-stock 05 I just brought home. Thought I'd get everyone's advice on stuff. I don't mind making mistakes, but I hate sending money over the internet and not getting back exactly what I wanted!

I'm 6'4", so I want some bar risers. Can I go more than 2" without changing cables, or should I get the 2"ers?

Anyone have handguards they really like or recommend? Saw earlier in this thread where a guy put on the Tusk guards with integrated turn signals, and they look pretty decent. Trying to decide if I want that, or something smaller like the Acerbis rally pro. Anything I get will be immediately de-stickered or gone over with some paint, as I HATE logos all over my bike/gear.

Does this bike already have a magnetic oil drain plug, or should I get one?


I'm sure I'll have many more questions over the next few weeks!
The bike doesn't have a magnetic drain plug but you can get them, however I have seen more than one occurance of them breaking when trying to be removed. A bigger tank is a good first mod too. There are a bunch of guys in your area with 650Ls you might want to see if you can ride with them and check out their mods before you spend cash.

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Old 01-29-2012, 05:59 AM   #37624
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Gulp! $199 for the 908 and the very first review at MCSuperstore was "great tire, I'm on my 3rd after getting 1500miles from the last one"
Expect 3-4k on a thumper, about the only "knobby" tire that will hold up to a 950/990, probably why they've almost doubled in price!
Last one I bought was a couple years ago, rmatv for $113 or so. I won't be getting any more.
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:44 AM   #37625
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day 1 after the break in phase!

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Old 01-29-2012, 06:56 AM   #37626
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I know it has nothing to do with the thread and I dont intend to offend the ladies but I got a kick out of it and had to share.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:14 AM   #37627
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:38 AM   #37628
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I need to learn that! What's the technique...pop the clutch, lean back, and give 'er hell?
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:51 AM   #37629
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I need to learn that! What's the technique...pop the clutch, lean back, and give 'er hell?


something like that


PRACTICE on turf not tarmac.....(and get some video of it )



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Old 01-29-2012, 08:00 AM   #37630
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something like that


PRACTICE on turf not tarmac.....(and get some video of it )




Or just wack the throttle and hang on..... foot on the rear brake at the ready to keep the handlebars from beating you in the mouth isn`t a bad idea neither


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Old 01-29-2012, 08:15 AM   #37631
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The link was free I dont actually own one
Even though it was my suggestion, I don't own one either, I borrow a friends. And, at $60 I will probably keep borrowing!

mendoteach screwed with this post 01-29-2012 at 08:20 AM
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:19 AM   #37632
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I need to learn that! What's the technique...pop the clutch, lean back, and give 'er hell?

I'm convinced to really learn to wheelie one must be willing to loop out. I used to be able to ride some pretty darn long wheelies on my NX250. I looped out at 40, and I'm not as good at wheelieing anymore
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:26 AM   #37633
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I'm convinced to really learn to wheelie one must be willing to loop out.
Very true. Between commiting to the wheelie, balance of left, right, throttle and brake a wheelie can be extremely difficult to learn... BUT it's one of the funnest things you can do on two wheels (well actually one, but you get the point).

FWIW, they are a lot easier on motorcycles than bicycles IMO but YMMV.

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Old 01-29-2012, 08:28 AM   #37634
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I know you've all seen these before, but if you are in the market for handguards you should give the Highway Dirtbikes guards a look. They are awesome.



I built my own top clamp after-hours at work because I have a goofy bolt pattern due to some adapter/riser blocks and I'm incorporating a home brew LED dash setup. I'm not quite done yet, but I think it is going to be pretty sweet.

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Old 01-29-2012, 08:30 AM   #37635
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The big "L" with high compression is the ticket!!!! There is so much compression braking, it becomes a control of the throttle ordeal. Shifting gears without the clutch helps a lot as well.

Wheelies rule!!!!!

Nice Sub-Zero! Are you in Orlando? If so, we should hook up for a ride!
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