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Old 01-25-2013, 08:22 PM   #15586
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I put a Rick Mayer seat on mine.

http://www.rickmayercycle.com/

I absolutely love it and the missus loves the difference in the back. For me, the stock seat started to get uncomfortable after about 30 minutes. I took it for a 3 hours ride last weekend and the Mayer seat felt great the whole way.

I have tried Corbins in the past, and they were a marginal improvement. But this thing is orders of magnitude better than anything else I have tried.
Need details!

I have a Rick Mayer on my Gen 1 Multi and love it. So far, the XC's stock seat is working fine but I need to do an 800 mile day and see....

I've tried an Airhawk but was never comfortable with the feel of the pad and corresponding 'movement'.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:27 AM   #15587
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I wonder if a proper suspension would make a Scrambler any better. I love those darn things; retro at its best.
If by proper you mean monoshock. Yes it would. Trouble is, the seat height is already quite high. You increase the suspension travel to that of a T800 & you end up with a 40" seat.
When I bought that I had visions of making it into a British R80GS. And, whilst it could go most places any other bike could go (lovely engine), it beat me to death with its short suspension.
Yes, nice looking bike.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:34 AM   #15588
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I've tried an Airhawk but was never comfortable with the feel of the pad and corresponding 'movement'.
You probably had too much air in it. It takes trial & error to get it right, but when you hit it right it works great. I find it best when my arse bones are just pushing into the seat. That stops the movement you're talking about.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:54 AM   #15589
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Arrived :-)

The bike arrived at the dealer and soon it will be in my garage after the mounting of extra light and heat grips.
I got a long list with recommended mods from Blacktiger, thank you :-)




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Old 01-26-2013, 06:05 AM   #15590
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:12 AM   #15591
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I've posted about this before, but I'll put in another plug for the seat I had Renazco Racing build for my XC. I've been using it for over 20,000 miles now, and it makes a huge difference.

I asked for it to be shaped with a little less dish in the middle, combined with a slightly stiffer foam. A flatter overall shape also means I can scoot forward and backward a couple of inches in the seat, whereas the stock dished shape restricted me to one position.

Here's the seat they made me.











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Mine is waiting to ship out at Renazco. It's been a long process, but after talking to James on the phone, it's going to be worth it. Reviews speak for themselves, but getting the personal attention is just so reassuring. What a nice guy, with lots of stories. Somehow, when he commented that, "if there's anything I can ever do for you, don't hesitate calling" I believed him Can't wait for my new seat.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:12 AM   #15592
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Beautiful HenryII, what is that color?
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:18 AM   #15593
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Beautiful HenryII, what is that color?
From his sig:

newborn Tiger 800XC matt khaki green

I like that colo(u)r but I just wonder how easy it is to keep clean
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:22 AM   #15594
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From his sig:

newborn Tiger 800XC matt khaki green

I like that colo(u)r but I just wonder how easy it is to keep clean

Not easy I guess, and polish is kinda off with the matt color :-)
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:06 AM   #15595
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If by proper you mean monoshock. Yes it would. Trouble is, the seat height is already quite high. You increase the suspension travel to that of a T800 & you end up with a 40" seat.
When I bought that I had visions of making it into a British R80GS. And, whilst it could go most places any other bike could go (lovely engine), it beat me to death with its short suspension.
Yes, nice looking bike.
No. I meant after market bits, like a set of Penske/Ohlins shocks and Traxxion AK20 cartridges.

One of the best things to do on a HD XR1200 is to replace the shocks with longer aftermarket models. That jacks up the rearend, which nets more travel and reduces rake.

I'm simply thinking aloud, here.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:50 AM   #15596
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To beak or not to beak.

I have contemplated that age old question (well, since 2011 when I got my Tiger).

At first I thought I had to have one to complete the look of the bike.
A plus was it would annoy some BMW GS owners. But that wasn't a good enough reason.
If the beak did something other than cosmetic (flying mud not a problem for my Roadie).
Maybe if it directed more air to the radiator or air away from me I could justify it.

Hopefully this animated GIF will help others (I hope it animates!).
Otherwise you will see two separate images.

My opinion:
The beak completes the lines or flow of the tank.
But I would have to paint the front fender black so the beak wouldn't look redundant.



Thanks to the person that posted a picture of his bike so I could play with it.

Vzuke screwed with this post 01-27-2013 at 06:40 AM Reason: GIF stopped animating
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:59 AM   #15597
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984, hurry up and get one! This could be you soon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD6preGN0rM

Good luck with the purchase...Mike
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:00 AM   #15598
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Agreed, in (matt) black the fender combined with the beak would look a lot better on a white roadie

Though one excuse to mount the beak I noticed was that at speeds over 180 km/h the beak seems to add a little stability.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:13 AM   #15599
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My opinion:
The beak completes the lines or flow of the tank.
But I would have to paint the front fender black so the beak wouldn't look redundant.
Agreed. The nice thing is one could do that with a rattle can.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:17 AM   #15600
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Has anyone done their own valve adjustment (with pics) yet on the 800? Would it be similar to the Daytona once you get to the motor?

Please post up some wisdom if you have.
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