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Old 04-19-2011, 03:13 AM   #6436
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:11 AM   #6437
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You know your light aircraft. :)

It is indeed a hotrod with all the upgrades from aerostar and just completed 2 weeks ago all new avionics. This very plane was the one used on the cover of the original brochure.
There was a mob in the US that did performance mods and full refurbisment. I think they managed to get 238 knots max cruise out of it, maybe more. Saw a write up in Pilot Magazine (again from memory) some years ago.

In Oz they were required to have an additional rudder extension UNDER the fuselage to counter engine-out forces on take-off. Local authorities reckoned that if an early engine failure occurred there was not enough rudder without that extension to maintain direction without rolling (some other Pipers e.g. PA30/39 had this issue as well). Now I am talking some hot air here but without having flown the PA60 I think that this extension would have reduced the "dead man's curve" - the gap between red line and blue line after rotation that was so potentially nasty in the PA30/39.

Ummm - motorcycle content.... How did the GSA get into the picture???

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Old 04-20-2011, 01:39 AM   #6438
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:47 AM   #6439
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:10 AM   #6440
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:11 AM   #6441
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:18 AM   #6442
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Where did you get that foam backrest if you don't mind me asking?




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My 05 GS. Major changes done, one day I'll get the gps and some extra lighting.

Created my own decal design out of reflective black, red and white material. Some design to make it my own.











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Old 04-20-2011, 12:14 PM   #6443
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:36 PM   #6444
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A day ride climbing up the backroads of Mt Rainier, Wa ~ 3 weeks back. My first ride in the snow on my bike (Self protrait). If I do more of this, I will need some better tires. Yes, it was snowing. I did not include pictures of me when I went too far up in the snow and it took me about 1/2 hour to turn the bike around. Lesson learned... never ride solo into remote areas. I could have used some help.




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Old 04-20-2011, 05:26 PM   #6445
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I did not include pictures of me when I went too far up in the snow and it took me about 1/2 hour to turn the bike around. Lesson learned... never ride solo into remote areas. I could have used some help.
BT, DT.

Hard to deal with slippery/slushy surfaces or inclines when by oneself.

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Old 04-20-2011, 08:06 PM   #6446
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Where did you get that foam backrest if you don't mind me asking?
The backrest came from Explorermoto (http://www.xplorermoto.com/) - was an option avail for their top box. I found during the mounting of the top box to the supplied plate a bit ambiguous - my wife found that where I originally mounted the top box with the pad installed made her back uncomfortable - put too much arch in her lower back. I removed the pad and she found it more comfortable, but now had an $80 US pad that wasn't being used. So I relocated the top box 2" further back and re-mounted the pad. Haven't done the actual test ride yet, but when she sat on the bike with the box and pad in its current position, she found it more comfy. At this point the box mounted to its adapter plate - the box is supported only to the middle of its length, and I'm a bit concerned about it having too much weight and/or somebody leaning against it (which is what I wanted the pad and top box for in the first place, extra support for pillion rider) that may cause the mounting structure to weaken. If it turns out to do just that, I may remove the original grab bar mounted aft of the pillion seat and make my own aluminum support structure to better support the box, and therefore provide the desired support for the passenger.

Thanks for the compliment on the decal design. Wanted something cool, yet not outlandish. I hope I accomplished both.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:50 PM   #6447
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:38 AM   #6448
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I figured as much. I spoke with them yesterday and expressed the same concern. They assured me that with the quick release mount for the top box I should not have any issues with the structural integrity once I have the wife sitting on the back.

I have yet to pull the trigger on the mount and pad, I'll reach a conclusion at some point today.



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The backrest came from Explorermoto (http://www.xplorermoto.com/) - was an option avail for their top box. I found during the mounting of the top box to the supplied plate a bit ambiguous - my wife found that where I originally mounted the top box with the pad installed made her back uncomfortable - put too much arch in her lower back. I removed the pad and she found it more comfortable, but now had an $80 US pad that wasn't being used. So I relocated the top box 2" further back and re-mounted the pad. Haven't done the actual test ride yet, but when she sat on the bike with the box and pad in its current position, she found it more comfy. At this point the box mounted to its adapter plate - the box is supported only to the middle of its length, and I'm a bit concerned about it having too much weight and/or somebody leaning against it (which is what I wanted the pad and top box for in the first place, extra support for pillion rider) that may cause the mounting structure to weaken. If it turns out to do just that, I may remove the original grab bar mounted aft of the pillion seat and make my own aluminum support structure to better support the box, and therefore provide the desired support for the passenger.

Thanks for the compliment on the decal design. Wanted something cool, yet not outlandish. I hope I accomplished both.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:06 AM   #6449
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Is that a Russel Day Long saddle set in the pic above? I dig the 30th anniversary colors for the cover. Looks great!
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:24 AM   #6450
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Is that a Russel Day Long saddle set in the pic above? I dig the 30th anniversary colors for the cover. Looks great!
Yup, a Day-Long. Arrived yesterday. HUGE difference.
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