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Old 07-24-2008, 11:55 AM   #1591
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Interested in hearing how you like the Wilbers and how it compares to the stock air shock.
My Wilbers was shipped from Germany yesterday. Anxiously awaiting arrival. I didn't go for the external dampener. Figured I'd set it up for off road and leave it.

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Old 07-24-2008, 03:09 PM   #1592
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Nice setup. I have the TT tank and a Renazco blue/black seat on mine. Is that the TT steel rear subframe on your bike? How was that to install? Was it pretty much the same design as the stock aluminum frame, except in steel? Or was there additional cross-bracing, etc. I'd love to see some pics of the subframe without the Zega's on it if you have some time.
The new steel sub frame bolted right up, no problem. The remus exhaust hanger had to be relocated forward a bit, no big deal. Everything went together exactly as it should. A couple pics without the boxes, sorry no close ups. I'll take a few when I get back to town....


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Old 07-27-2008, 10:56 AM   #1593
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Colorado tail tiddy

Did a quick weekend in the mountains around Sliverton, CO last week. If I could just retire and do that every day.....






We got stopped once in Ouray because one of our group did not have a streel legal bike but my new tail tiddy worked great.

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Old 07-28-2008, 09:35 AM   #1594
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We got stopped once in Ouray because one of our group did not have a streel legal bike but my new tail tiddy worked great.



Wow!
Back protector and a tailtidy all in one!
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:58 PM   #1595
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Does anyone know if there are any non-key tank lids available for the X?

(Touratech has one, but no way that I spend $150 on a tank lid)
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:42 PM   #1596
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New screen...

Having done some serious miles recently, and with a 1300 mile tour of the Pyrenees coming up in a month or so, I decided I would try a screen.

I bought a clamp-on cruiser screen from eBay for the princely sum of Ł45. It's made by a company called Airblade, and comes in smoke or clear.

I've only tested it briefly at highway speeds, but it appears to take all of the windblast away from my upper body, with only a little buffeting around my head. I'm 6' 4". Seems to be a sound purchase, and is fitted or removed in seconds. Shame it's not really a looker!



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Old 07-28-2008, 04:12 PM   #1597
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I got the exact same wind shield (different brand, Slipstream Spitfire), rode wit hit for the first time today.

Like you say, takes the wind blast off. But it'll take some time to get used to that guillotine , I feel that my head is about to be chopped off every time I brake. I'll try to adjust it so that it's a bit farther
forward and and down, and more vertical.

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Old 07-28-2008, 05:26 PM   #1598
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I bought the motion pro bleeders from this post and I was wondering if anyone has them installed? I personally think they did not fit proper and were too tight. I would love some feedback. Thanks again.

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Anything w/o the adjustable spring preload forks, like, for instance, a 2003 KTM 640 Adventure, a 2005 450 EXC, etc, except no later SX or SX-F bikes. Any non-adjustable preload 4357/4860 fork - '00 to present. The adjustable preload ones will work, but usually they are a little more money due to an extra machining step.

Like THESE....Usually about US$15

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Old 07-28-2008, 06:21 PM   #1599
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Does anyone know if there are any non-key tank lids available for the X?

(Touratech has one, but no way that I spend $150 on a tank lid)
I will make you one for $149.99 .

Actually it is pretty easy to convert it to keyless entry. Someday I will take some good pics of the conversion but the short story is just replace the key tumbler with a hitch pin.

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Old 07-28-2008, 09:06 PM   #1600
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X challenge on the Playa/Alvord

I went for a little ride, here's a couple pics of the X out on the playa in the Alvord...



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Old 07-28-2008, 09:12 PM   #1601
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I bought the motion pro bleeders from this post and I was wondering if anyone has them installed? I personally think they did not fit proper and were too tight. I would love some feedback. Thanks again.
Did GP have them on the stock forks or the Husky forks?
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:31 PM   #1602
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Jolly,

I purchased these on recomendation and yes, they are to tight. I placed them in my battery drill and turned them down with wet and dry to achieve some clearence. The left was very tight but the right seemed to fit well.

They are a bit more expensive over here, $30 a set so I was a little cranky they fitted so poorly.
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:22 AM   #1603
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Just got my TT tank, looking for advice on fitment. I spoke to SteveRed and he has his plumbed in similarly to the Side tank. Any pics of another done like this, I am fitting mine tomorrow.

Advice appreciated.
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:46 AM   #1604
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Just got my TT tank, looking for advice on fitment. I spoke to SteveRed and he has his plumbed in similarly to the Side tank. Any pics of another done like this, I am fitting mine tomorrow.

Advice appreciated.
Shit mate.. I just posted you the f@#king side tank! Send it back unused if you fit the TT tank as i might set it up as a water tank on my bike. Can't do that with fuel in it
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Old 07-29-2008, 04:03 AM   #1605
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I bought the motion pro bleeders from this post and I was wondering if anyone has them installed? I personally think they did not fit proper and were too tight. I would love some feedback. Thanks again.
Too tight? Meaning the top of them is too close to the bars? I can see that being the issue, there is barely enough room to get a screwdriver in there.
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