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Old 02-01-2012, 10:46 PM   #991
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I say buy an SE. Try it out. If you don't like it sell it.They seem to move pretty fast in the flea market.
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:06 AM   #992
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I too thought my SE was "skyscraper high" (I love that line). I contemplated all sorts of things, including lowering it. Then I just decided to ride it, after about 6 months of riding it no longer feels tall at all and I am only 5'10". Everything else I get on just feels really short.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:03 AM   #993
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Go Long & TALL or go home

PLUS + 1
on the TOWERING SEAT HEIGHT

I LOVE IT & Hate Short Squatty Bikes

I Raised my lil 690 2"
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. I had the same question two years back and chose the SE because of looks, exclusivity and ease of maintenance (less plastics)...
Plus 1 on the SE looks & Ease of maintenance as it's the BEST looking Dual Sport out there

I'm no fan of Any Windscreens as I dont like all the buffeting as mentioned

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Old 02-03-2012, 01:57 AM   #994
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Carb Sync

Need to get into the carbs at some point to fix my carb heaters, so while there thought I might as well sync them. So as the tank has to be off to get to them, how do you keep fuel going in there? I have visions of suspending the tank above the bike, extra long fuel hoses and power extensions for the fuel pump. I've only had the tank off a couple of time (to play with needle height and once to fit a Safari tank which is currently on). Is it a case of tank off, air filter out, loosly place tank back on with fuel reconnected and a very long screw driver? This is the only way I can think of, but without doing it not sure it would work.

Go on - explain to me how you do it - I'm sure I'm missing something?

From the manual: "Check synchronisation of carburators using special tool, if necessary adjust" I am guessing the special tool is a CarbTune or equiv, I can't believe I need a special tool to turn the sync screw head!!

Edit: got home and looked under seat - ignore my question the tank does not come as far back as I remember! I think it's just airbox cover off, re-seat tank, and off I go.

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Old 02-04-2012, 04:06 AM   #995
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To summarise, anyone considering swapping from a SE to an Adventure should seek counselling urgently!
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My SE has ruined me for all other bikes.

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Quick question.
With the same tires and gearing how much better is a SE offroad than a long travel KTM Adventure R. How much less capable will it be on road?

My trips will rarely exceed 2-3 days. It would be a second bike to my triumph rocket.
I found one within 300 miles of my house. What is a good price for a clean 2008 stock with 8k miles?
I bought my 07 with 10k miles and was not really worried about it as all.
Paid around 10k total, but it came with a set of marchesini 17"s with scorp syncs, 2 calipers discs and sprockets,
stock rims with newish dirt tires, scotts dampener, and stock & safari tanks. Best $10k Ive ever spent.
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:03 PM   #996
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I bought my 07 with 10k miles and was not really worried about it as all.
Paid around 10k total, but it came with a set of marchesini 17"s with scorp syncs, 2 calipers discs and sprockets
I saw this kit, I imagine it is unbelievably awesome with the street wheels?
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:17 PM   #997
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I saw this kit, I imagine it is unbelievably awesome with the street wheels?
I have the 17" supermoto wheels on my SE. It is a lot of fun; but I've only put them on the bike once in the 4 years I've had them. I don't know anyone who has the SM wheels that actually uses them, tho I'm sure there are plenty of folks who do. It's kind of a pain to switch them out.
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:40 PM   #998
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I've seen parts of this covered but not exactly so apologies if I'm going over something thats been covered.
Yesterday went out to garage to start the SE and go for a ride (took off Battery Tender) fired it up (choked) then it died. Tried again, click click click, solenoid clicking but not turning over motor.
So I put battery on charger for about 20 minutes until it showed over 13amps and 100% charged. Then it started right up strong. Checked battery later that evening still showing over 13 amps bike fired up, no problem. This morning still showing fully charged. Tried starting engine kicked over, briefly started then died, next attempt click click. Battery still showing fully charged.
Batteries about 1 1/2 yoa, always keep on a tender, garage about 55 degrees and does not get colder.
...battery toast ??

Thanks for any input. Hopefully I'll be able to contribute back one day...
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:50 PM   #999
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I saw this kit, I imagine it is unbelievably awesome with the street wheels?
Holy hand grenade Stu, it's a sweet set-up.

However if it didn't come with my used bike I doubt I would have dropped the
coin for this set, I'm sure some nice spoked 17"s are fun and a lot cheaper.

The Michelin power pure is a sweet 17" street tire, hooks up great, and decent in the rain.
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:58 PM   #1000
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I have the 17" supermoto wheels on my SE. It is a lot of fun; but I've only put them on the bike once in the 4 years I've had them. I don't know anyone who has the SM wheels that actually uses them, tho I'm sure there are plenty of folks who do. It's kind of a pain to switch them out.
Is that because of the brake relocation? It's interesting to hear that perspective, because I have two sets of wheels for my ADV, and I switch back and forth a lot. But I do wish I had better brakes for the street wheels. Maybe just switching to Galfer green pads would be enough.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:54 PM   #1001
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Soo... When you folks desmogged your SE, What did you do with your Carb vent lines?

*EDIT*

Nevermind

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Old 02-07-2012, 06:56 PM   #1002
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So.... the seat is a mid-evil torture device for my tailbone. Anyone try cutting their seat foam themselves before I wait 6 months for a Renazco?
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:07 PM   #1003
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Try this Dude.

http://seatconcepts.com/products#ecw...roduct=7082007

I don't have one, but I have read some good reviews.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:14 PM   #1004
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Try this Dude.

http://seatconcepts.com/products#ecw...roduct=7082007

I don't have one, but I have read some good reviews.
Not a bad price!
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:45 PM   #1005
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Not a bad price!
Not bad, but also not a full seat replacement.
Does not include the seat pan, so you need a donor.

Been happy so far with the Corbin for the SMR, fits the SE well.
I think I paid $200 and some change.
It's slightly wider in the mid/rear, and about 1.5 inches lower then stock.
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