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Old 09-25-2006, 07:26 AM   #241
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Looking truly fantastic........ it seems your rear light assembly, and plate holder is sitting skew in relation to rear wheel?
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Old 09-25-2006, 08:36 AM   #242
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Looking truly fantastic........ it seems your rear light assembly, and plate holder is sitting skew in relation to rear wheel?
I saw this too, but I think if you look closely, it is the crooked tank bag that makes is look all catywompas...

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Old 09-25-2006, 11:54 AM   #243
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I saw this too, but I think if you look closely, it is the crooked tank bag that makes is look all catywompas...
Yup, good eye. My fat belly and the tank bag tried to share personal space - and all the leftover pizza and oreos won the battle.

Gonna try moving the tank bag forward a bit but I'm afraid it's already almost pushing the horn button when I go full lock - really annoying as my GS does it with the Wolfman bag on it and it scares the poop outta me when I acidentally turn too sharp and it starts blaring.

BTW the KTM tank bag is an *excellent* bit I'm not quite sure how it is supposed to be mounted because it didn't come with a picture and the logical spot for the plastic clip on the throttle side of the bike doesn't seem to work - there are big gussets on the frame there that prevent it from clamping over the top rail.

The tailbag is equally cool - though a lot larger than it looks in the catalog. Beware if you're inseam challenged like me as it may make it really hard to get a leg over the bike.

Speaking of inseam-challenged... hopefully my helmet camera (which was strapped to the front of Jess' ATV) caught me getting 'stuck'. At one point I was sitting on the bike and could not for the life of me reach down and forward far enough to bring the kickstand up. I was determined to reach it come hell or high water... I was *not* going to have to get off the bike, put the stand up and then get back on. I worked up a sweat trying to get it. Finally Jess got off his ATV, walked up and swung it up for me so I wasn't 'stuck' any more. Should be good helmet camera footage if it was still running at the time... something I can show my cat since he always can use another laugh at my expense.
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Old 09-25-2006, 03:56 PM   #244
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....Speaking of inseam-challenged... hopefully my helmet camera (which was strapped to the front of Jess' ATV) caught me getting 'stuck'. At one point I was sitting on the bike and could not for the life of me reach down and forward far enough to bring the kickstand up. I was determined to reach it come hell or high water... I was *not* going to have to get off the bike, put the stand up and then get back on. I worked up a sweat trying to get it. Finally Jess got off his ATV, walked up and swung it up for me so I wasn't 'stuck' any more. Should be good helmet camera footage if it was still running at the time... something I can show my cat since he always can use another laugh at my expense.




That brings up some good memories. I was on Corkscrew in Colorado riding a KTM 950s that belongs to KTM USA and the same thing happened to me. Some guy on a quad looks over as I dismounted and said "Daym that thing is tall. I would never ride one of them" He kept talking but I kept riding.


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Old 09-27-2006, 08:45 AM   #245
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Grat pics and great places...I need a SE too
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:56 AM   #246
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Hey DBD!

Firstly, good job on your bike. I personally dont like aesthetics of the big ass lights, but I understand how necessary they are and all that.

I have to complement you on your workmanship - top stuff. I looked into the Vapor computer and wow, its truly a computer of note. Does yours do all of the following listed below? If so, which exact model did you get? The generic upside down forks model? (75-700). Why didnt you use the Vapor to do the rpm, as opposed to the KTM model? Thanks for your answers mate, top stuff indeed. - love his Vapor thing!
  • Speedometer:
    • Current Speed
    • Maximum Speed
    • Selectable MPH/KMH Display
  • Tachometer:
    • Real-Time RPM Bar Graph
    • Numeric RPM Readout
    • Dual Programmable Shift Lights
    • Up to 20,000 RPM
  • Temperature:
    • Ambient Temperature
    • Engine Temperature
    • Dual Programmable Temp Lights
    • Exact Model Fit Temperature Sensors
    • Selectable F/C Display
  • Distance:
    • Adjustable Distance
    • Permanent Odometer
    • Selectable Mile/Kilometer Display
  • Clock:
    • Hour Meter
    • Stop Watch
    • Ride Time
    • Accumulated Ride Time
    • permanent Hour Meter
    • Selectable 12/24 Hour Display
  • Power Input :
    • Includes Power Connection Fits All Machines
    • Accepts Any Power Input - AC/DC
    • Auto Switch to Internal Power if External is Removed
    • Permanent Memory Guarantees Data is Never Lost
  • Value Added :
    • Custom Designed for Exact Model Fit
    • All Parts Included to Complete Installation
    • One Year Warranty
    • Unlimited Free Trail Tech Phone and Email Support
    • Waterproof Connections Included
    • Bright White Backlit LCD Display
    • Accessory Dashboards for Most Applications
The "Vapor" does an awful lot. I opted for the "Lynx" for my 525. It's unfortunate, but the Vapor does not have "Enduro Mode". So when you fly past your turn and have to double back, your odo reading no longer matches the roll chart. The Vapor has no ability to reset it, so your doing math in your head until the next odo clearing (=crashing). The "Enduro Mode" on the Lynx allows the reset. If purchasing, the magnesium holder for $40 is a must!
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Old 10-10-2006, 09:58 PM   #247
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here is mine...sorry no action but a nice pic

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Old 10-11-2006, 02:23 AM   #248
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Great pics,
I never seem to tie of them

I have re-jetted mine, just yesterday and raised the needles by one. With wings cans, damm the thing has changed so much in throttle response, now it is so scary , I wet myself..

Now to remove the SAS.
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Old 10-11-2006, 05:13 AM   #249
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Old 10-11-2006, 11:36 AM   #250
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Old 10-11-2006, 11:43 AM   #251
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do you have more pics of this low seat, how low is it?
thanks
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here is mine...sorry no action but a nice pic

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Old 10-11-2006, 04:55 PM   #252
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Laugh Munchkins???

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hi
do you have more pics of this low seat, how low is it?
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That seat must be for a midgit! Can you reach the bars? I wanna see one with a nice cushy tall seat
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Old 10-11-2006, 05:00 PM   #253
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Don't have any other pics of the seat. I Had it done at a local auto upholstery shop for $35 bucks. I am pretty happy with it. I want to shave the sides a little more. I was on the very tips of my toes before, now I can get the balls of my feet firmly on the ground. It is a bit on the hard side but I prefer it that way. Been on a couple of 100 mile plus rides and so far so good.
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Old 10-11-2006, 07:02 PM   #254
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Oh man, no comeback to my wise ass remark
Short people got no reason

My apologies if I offended any of the vertically impaired
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:30 PM   #255
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I'm 6' with a 31" inseam. I wanted to be able to get my feet firmly planted for offroad riding. I also can't stand the spongy seats.
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