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Old 08-09-2011, 11:43 AM   #5956
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I haven't lowered the pegs yet on my 1200, but Fastway pegs can be mounted almost 1/2" lower than stock, so I was going to try them. I don't need the seat to be higher though. The Adventure suspension gets me up enough.
I can flat foot the 1150 adv pretty good so an extra 1/2" on the seat wouldn't be bad and it'll let my legs stretch a tag more. we'll see.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:43 AM   #5957
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I haven't lowered the pegs yet on my 1200, but Fastway pegs can be mounted almost 1/2" lower than stock, so I was going to try them. I don't need the seat to be higher though. The Adventure suspension gets me up enough.
Oops! Sorry guys. Rusty spent so much time with me going over his bike that I somehow misremembered the pegs thing. I will be lowering mine along with risers and seat change and louder horn and HID lights and.......
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:22 PM   #5958
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I will be lowering mine along with risers and seat change and louder horn and HID lights and.......
Its kind of a shame to spend that much money on a bike and then have to drop a lot more "tweaking" it, but that's motorcycles for you. I figured this out at the exact same time I figured out the used market was my friend. As an added bonus, I can blame everything on the prior owner (sorry Ghost).
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:30 PM   #5959
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so sometimes it pays to be a munchkin with a small bat mobile...:)
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:44 PM   #5960
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so sometimes it pays to be a munchkin with a small bat mobile...:)
Definately..with some bikes.

I used to be somewhat of a munchkin too....But it was the 70s ....& it had a "slightly" different uh ..meaning back then......man...where's the cheeze doodles??
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:16 PM   #5961
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so sometimes it pays to be a munchkin with a small bat mobile...:)
I think motorcycle manufacturers aim for 1 size fits none.
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:22 PM   #5962
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Their aim is about as good as mine..in the middle of the night. !huh
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:34 PM   #5963
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Its kind of a shame to spend that much money on a bike and then have to drop a lot more "tweaking" it, but that's motorcycles for you. I figured this out at the exact same time I figured out the used market was my friend. As an added bonus, I can blame everything on the prior owner (sorry Ghost).
Yep. Well, since I don't plan on cracking open the GSA engine (just induction, exhaust and race tuner) it shouldn't rack up the bills my Harley did.

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Anyone??

Glen has a good post on his thread (Striking Viking) with pix of the custom seat he recently had made up. Mayer even used pink foam for Hiba's pillion.
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:01 PM   #5964
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Oops! Sorry guys. Rusty spent so much time with me going over his bike that I somehow misremembered the pegs thing. I will be lowering mine along with risers and seat change and louder horn and HID lights and.......
Well, I do have bar risers too. Rox Risers. The 1200 adventure seat is taller than the regular one so the stretch to the ground was good, but I'd like a little more space between the pegs and the top of the seat. Since seat to ground is good for me, the pegs have to go lower.
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Old 08-09-2011, 03:06 PM   #5965
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Yep. Well, since I don't plan on cracking open the GSA engine (just induction, exhaust and race tuner) it shouldn't rack up the bills my Harley did.

Right?


Anyone??
Schizz, to ease your transition from the world of costly US made motorcycles to the world of costly German made ones, I provide this link for Chrome Valve head covers. I guess after the first few adventure rides, they'd be brushed chrome valve covers...

Really HDs and KLRs (the 2 motorcycles you currently own) are the only bikes I've heard of that its not un-common to do some serious engine mods.
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Old 08-09-2011, 03:18 PM   #5966
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Really HDs and KLRs (the 2 motorcycles you currently own) are the only bikes I've heard of that its not un-common to do some serious engine mods.
I think most of the Japanese thumpers are this way. At least the smaller and/or older ones are.
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Old 08-09-2011, 03:27 PM   #5967
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I think most of the Japanese thumpers are this way. At least the smaller and/or older ones are.
KLRs are the only Japanese bikes I know of where many people bore them out. Sure, people piddle with the exhausts on lots of bikes, and maybe the chips or jets, suspension, seats, bars, etc... But otherwise it seems rare to see someone with a major engine mod (i.e., new head, bored out, etc)
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Old 08-09-2011, 03:29 PM   #5968
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Schizz, to ease your transition from the world of costly US made motorcycles to the world of costly German made ones, I provide this link for Chrome Valve head covers. I guess after the first few adventure rides, they'd be brushed chrome valve covers...

Really HDs and KLRs (the 2 motorcycles you currently own) are the only bikes I've heard of that its not un-common to do some serious engine mods.
Thanks!

Don't know if you ever saw my Harley but I pulled much of the chrome off when I bought it. It's in boxes in my attic.

I will miss the Harley's low end torque. But I'll get over it while launching the GSA off topes in Mexico.
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Old 08-09-2011, 03:49 PM   #5969
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Thanks!

Don't know if you ever saw my Harley but I pulled much of the chrome off when I bought it. It's in boxes in my attic.

I will miss the Harley's low end torque. But I'll get over it while launching the GSA off topes in Mexico.
I think the torque of the 2012 R1200 GS Adventure will suprise you. While not as good as a big twin, it's close.
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Old 08-09-2011, 04:03 PM   #5970
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I think the torque of the 2012 R1200 GS Adventure will suprise you. While not as good as a big twin, it's close.
Have ridden a couple so far and wound them up pretty good. Have also had GSA's try to pull away from my Harley. A stock bike can't do it until around 80-90 mph. But you're right, it's got enough low-end torque to keep me happy. Especially after the previously mentioned mods are done.

In the turns and on rough surfaces is where the GSA spanks the Harley. And that's where I live these days. Best Mexico touring bike I know of.

Anybody out there running with a race tuner?
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