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Old 04-04-2010, 12:06 PM   #226
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This looks really nice. You managed to give it a factory quality appearance. While I am going with a satin black with the factory yellow theme, I can only hope to come close to what you ended up with. Great job and easy to spot if I see you on the road. Have fun with that set up!
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:36 PM   #227
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Does anyone have a link to english version of the install instructions? I keep finding German which would be great but I don't speak Germany
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:49 AM   #228
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Does anyone have a link to english version of the install instructions? I keep finding German which would be great but I don't speak Germany
http://www.touratech-usa.com/docs/09-048-0380-1.PDF?-session=touratech061E4F109e3e1727EOYqu588056

The instructions are both in English and German in that PDF.

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Old 04-05-2010, 01:11 PM   #229
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http://www.touratech-usa.com/docs/09-048-0380-1.PDF?-session=touratech061E4F109e3e1727EOYqu588056

The instructions are both in English and German in that PDF.

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Old 04-07-2010, 05:56 PM   #230
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Another Alternative

Even though I'm straying from the thread title...

For the Caribou Cases and Wolfman/Berg mounts atleast, there is plenty of room for the Touratech 2L bottle and bracket. Yes, I've been forced to use it many times.







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Old 04-07-2010, 06:21 PM   #231
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Here folks is the 10 litre (2.5 gal) $15.95 solution




Sorry, couldn't resist, the TT solution is 2 grand in OZ.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:12 AM   #232
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Does "2 grand" mean 'two thousand' or 'too fancy' or both?
When I enquired, it was $2,700 (and then you'd still need to upgrade the fork springs) - I'll stick to the fuel bladder...
By the way Mike - stay away from the Hyperpro fork springs - I got the heavy duty ones, designed to carry the big Touratech tank and I'm still bottoming out, without luggage and without the big tank.
I've got no problem with the fork springs and the TT. Granted I'm not riding the bike as an off road bike either but what I can say is that on the freeway the bike is more planted with the TT full than with it empty.

I won't worry about replacing the front forks until they are worn out.

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Old 04-20-2010, 01:32 AM   #233
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Does "2 grand" mean 'two thousand' or 'too fancy' or both?
When I enquired, it was 2,700 Aussie dollars (and then you'd still need to upgrade the fork springs) - I'll stick to the fuel bladder...
By the way Mike - stay away from Hyperpro fork springs. I got the heavy duty ones, designed to carry the big Touratech tank and I'm still bottoming out on dirt (without luggage and without the big tank).
Woops!
Next stop for you Ben = Twalcom.
Wow 27 hundred eh? Is that the painted version?
Makes my 16 bucks look even better.
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:09 AM   #234
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Woops!
Next stop for you Ben = Twalcom.
Wow 27 hundred eh? Is that the painted version?
Makes my 16 bucks look even better.
If 2700 AUD is for the unpainted version that is absolutely nuts. You could buy one here in Austria and even with shipping to Australia, it would save you a grand or so.

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Old 04-20-2010, 09:10 AM   #235
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i like it! ;)

honestly, there's just more disposable income floating around the US.

ok, so it's a bigger country than the UK, but having lived there for a time, i also happen to know that they like to put gas stations at every stripmall, which are around every 2 miles, so i can't understand why you'd fit this over-priced TT piss-take to your bike? horses for courses i s'pose. i'll be bringing a 5L plastic jerry can to mongolia this summer! if TT designed a 'kilt closet' for the GS, there's be some nutter who'd have to have it.

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Here folks is the 10 litre (2.5 gal) $15.95 solution




Sorry, couldn't resist, the TT solution is 2 grand in OZ.
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:24 AM   #236
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i like it! ;)

honestly, there's just more disposable income floating around the US.

ok, so it's a bigger country than the UK, but having lived there for a time, i also happen to know that they like to put gas stations at every stripmall, which are around every 2 miles, so i can't understand why you'd fit this over-priced TT piss-take to your bike? horses for courses i s'pose. i'll be bringing a 5L plastic jerry can to mongolia this summer! if TT designed a 'kilt closet' for the GS, there's be some nutter who'd have to have it.
I guess you've not been to the "countryside" of the western US. While it is easy enough to find gas in major cities - with the exception that I wouldn't want to stop at some places which don't look to inviting.

Along I-70 in Utah there is a stretch where gas stations are 110 miles apart. Granted you can make it with a full tank on the GS but if you include exploration you quickly get limited on what you can do.

Explorations in Death Valley can get you into some VERY remote places that I don't want to get stranded without gas. There are 2 gas stations in Death Valley and there are far more roads to explore. Having to plan a trip based on gas availability is not what I want to do.

Some people like to carry gas cans to prevent the problem - I don't. It is up to the individual to decide if the Touratech Tank is the right choice. But saying that because it doesn't work for one person it is crap is complete BS.

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Old 04-20-2010, 10:27 AM   #237
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i like it! ;)

honestly, there's just more disposable income floating around the US.

ok, so it's a bigger country than the UK, but having lived there for a time, i also happen to know that they like to put gas stations at every stripmall, which are around every 2 miles, so i can't understand why you'd fit this over-priced TT piss-take to your bike? horses for courses i s'pose. i'll be bringing a 5L plastic jerry can to mongolia this summer! if TT designed a 'kilt closet' for the GS, there's be some nutter who'd have to have it.
IF that were true......it would be a very very bad thing!
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:56 AM   #238
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There is no "Kilt Closet" in the current Touratech catalog. The Sporran Mount however is nice. It holds a 21" inner tube and a set of tire irons. Only 696$.




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i like it! ;)

honestly, there's just more disposable income floating around the US.

ok, so it's a bigger country than the UK, but having lived there for a time, i also happen to know that they like to put gas stations at every stripmall, which are around every 2 miles, so i can't understand why you'd fit this over-priced TT piss-take to your bike? horses for courses i s'pose. i'll be bringing a 5L plastic jerry can to mongolia this summer! if TT designed a 'kilt closet' for the GS, there's be some nutter who'd have to have it.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:21 PM   #239
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:43 PM   #240
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Take a look at what this guy did on a BMW R1200C cruiser... VERY FRIGGIN COOL:

http://www.chromeheads.org/discus/me...tml?1271806260

And a TON cheaper than TT's product.
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