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Old 06-24-2013, 01:48 PM   #17416
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OK, I'll try to put together a pictorial of my installation and why I am such a fan of this particular device.
Thanks. Much appreciated!
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:09 PM   #17417
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I saw this too. Now i'm looking for it. Find it yet?
There is also this one too: http://www.advmotorrad.com/index.php...product_id=197
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:54 PM   #17418
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Looks great! I want to add a small Pelican as well. How did you mount yours?

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Not sure if you can see the happy trails tool mount that fits inside the rack... here it is. http://www.happy-trail.com/Happy-Tra...ity-Shelf.aspx. I attached straight to that. I didn't use the L bracket things just the steel that fits inside the square.
I just attached straight to that. 4 bolts with lock nuts, centered, and low enough that it wouldn't hit the frame when opened. I'll take some more pics this evening.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:18 PM   #17419
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Not sure if you can see the happy trails tool mount that fits inside the rack... here it is. http://www.happy-trail.com/Happy-Tra...ity-Shelf.aspx. I attached straight to that. I didn't use the L bracket things just the steel that fits inside the square.
I just attached straight to that. 4 bolts with lock nuts, centered, and low enough that it wouldn't hit the frame when opened. I'll take some more pics this evening.
Thanks. That is helpful. Of course photos are nice too!

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Old 06-24-2013, 10:52 PM   #17420
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Odd malfunction

The fuel hose disconnect from the pump / bottom of the tank spontaneously disconnected today. Other than spraying gas all over a hot engine, and setting me up to do a Colin Edwards impression, no big deal, right?

It's been a year since I was under there- can't imagine it held on that long w/o being fully connected. After it cooled off (and I was sure it wasn't going to go WHOOOF while I was messing with it) I was able to get a hand in there and push it back on and make sure it clicked back into place, but has this happened to anyone else?

I'm planning on ordering a new one tomorrow and replacing it just to be safe.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:08 PM   #17421
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Put Full Bore tires on the Roadie. Running 42/36 PSI F/R. Very heavy steering at slow pace and I have to push much more to turn at higher speeds. Never had anything like this even with 606 knobbies on KLR. WTF?!
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:06 AM   #17422
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I've had my Owner's handbook stuffed under the rear seat for 15,000 miles and zero problems. Then one day I look at it and its soaking wet and moldy ... So, I leave it out to dry. It recovered pretty well except for the very center page. It's got the worst mold. I ripped it out this morning and now am going to just put the handbook back in the bike (in a plastic bag this time). While going through this I found a little bit of riding advice from Triumph. Enjoy! (I hope you learn something!)
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:57 AM   #17423
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Put Full Bore tires on the Roadie. Running 42/36 PSI F/R. Very heavy steering at slow pace and I have to push much more to turn at higher speeds. Never had anything like this even with 606 knobbies on KLR. WTF?!
First things first, try reversing those pressures. 42 rear, 36 front.

I actually find the Full Bores to be very light-steering tires.

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Old 06-25-2013, 07:59 AM   #17424
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First things first, try reversing those pressures. 42 rear, 36 front.

I actually find the Full Bores to be very light-steering tires.

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Duh! Brain fart. That's what I meant to type. 36/42 f/r.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:50 AM   #17425
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Fullbore usa tires

I've put 3K + miles on the FB's without issue - XC though with the skinny 21" front. In fact, they are hard to tell from the scorp trails except for a slight vibe right about 18-20mph, particularly on decel. Otherwise they are neutral, great on road and dirt.

They look to be about 60% worn at 3K, so I'm thinking 4-5K mile life. Running them on the freeway flattens out the rear.

The wider 19" front may contribut to a more heavy feeling. I'll bet you'll forget it after a few hundred miles.

Make sure your pressure gauge is accurate.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:08 AM   #17426
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They look to be about 60% worn at 3K, so I'm thinking 4-5K mile life. Running them on the freeway flattens out the rear.
Funny thing about the 150/70-17 Full Bore: you may find that around 5000 miles it looks like it's nearly toast, but then the wear seriously slows down and you can end up getting another 1500 miles or more out of it before there's no longer any tread left in the middle.

Granted, it's basically just a street tire at that point, but still...

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Old 06-25-2013, 09:09 AM   #17427
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Make sure your pressure gauge is accurate.
For $60 it better be damn accurate!

BTW, how's FB in the rain (on road)? With about 100 miles on them right now, I can spin rear easily. I hope they get better with more miles.

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Old 06-25-2013, 10:09 AM   #17428
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Funny thing about the 150/70-17 Full Bore: you may find that around 5000 miles it looks like it's nearly toast, but then the wear seriously slows down and you can end up getting another 1500 miles or more out of it before there's no longer any tread left in the middle.

Granted, it's basically just a street tire at that point, but still...

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Ha..Mark you would ride on rubber bands to get a ride in and still make them work! lol I appreciate your info because I am going to FB's after the Scorpions are scorched. I'm splitting time bewteen Scram and XC and getting ready for the "dirty ride" at the BTB (Bennington TIGER Bash)
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:45 AM   #17429
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Funny thing about the 150/70-17 Full Bore: you may find that around 5000 miles it looks like it's nearly toast, but then the wear seriously slows down and you can end up getting another 1500 miles or more out of it before there's no longer any tread left in the middle.

Granted, it's basically just a street tire at that point, but still...

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Yeah, I'm not a mileage squeezer. I'll usually install new tires for an upcoming ride or event when they get to about an eighth inch of tread left.

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BTW, how's FB in the rain (on road)? With about 100 miles on them right now, I can spin rear easily. I hope they get better with more miles.
I've never spun the rear, but never tried hard. I don't ride real aggressive on road with that type of tire. I'm pretty sure the rubber cures and hardens up with some miles, but can't tell you if they'll be real sticky compared to the Pirellis. I can tell you I take mine off for all road riding - go back to the scorps. I like them better for all pavement. But they're not nearly as good as the FB's off pavement.

Cannot tell you about rain either, I'm in southern California - it never rains here.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:19 PM   #17430
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I've searched this massive thread and didn't find a definitive answer:

I plan to swap the XC risers on to my roadie for just a little more bar height as I've read many people have successfully done.

I imagine that I also need to buy the front bolts from the XC as they are longer which is needed to pass through the larger riser and secure it to the top triple. I see they are a different part number than the roadie front bolts. Is this correct? Should I buy 2 #7s from this parts diagram in addition to the riser it's self?
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