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Old 07-20-2011, 04:07 PM   #7336
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I've read on numerous occasions that you guys in the US fix your own bikes after a spill like this. Is there a reason that you don't claim on your insurance especially in view that the frame might be bent?
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It depends on the severity of the damage. American insurance companies generally view a claim for an accident that was your fault as a mark against your record regardless of size. In their eyes, its better to make one $10,000 claim than three $500 claims. Unfortunately if you make too many claims, you run the risk of cancellation or at least increased policy rates.

Lets say for example, you had a minor accident that did $1,000 in damage. Usually you will have a deductible of around $500 which diminishes your reimbursement. You then have to ask yourself do you want to possibly have your insurance rates raised for several years for a measely $500 check from them.
Exactly what he said.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:13 PM   #7337
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Sorry to hear about your low-side, glad you weren't seriously hurt and the damage is largely cosmetic... I was stoked to see my "cutting board" rear rack mod used by another inmate in your pics though

One positive on panniers or pannier racks is that they can act as crash guards for the rear (read: passenger peg mounts) of the bike.
Yeah, the cutting board works awesome! I asked earlier in this thread about how to mount the Givi and your posts were the perfect solution. $12 plus a few bolts and some time. I meant to post and show off my handiwork and thank you again for the idea.

I would have had racks on the bike if SW Motech had supplied the US with more of them earlier -- I ordered back in May and I'm receiving them this Thursday.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:28 PM   #7338
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Yeah, the cutting board works awesome! I asked earlier in this thread about how to mount the Givi and your posts were the perfect solution. $12 plus a few bolts and some time. I meant to post and show off my handiwork and thank you again for the idea.

I would have had racks on the bike if SW Motech had supplied the US with more of them earlier -- I ordered back in May and I'm receiving them this Thursday.
I must have been lucky, I ordered mine last week and it arrived today. That's a long time wait for something as vital as that.
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:50 PM   #7339
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I really liked the Acerbis mud flap mod you guys have been doing so got one. Quick question before I jump into it... to get to the inside of the airbox/inner fender area where you mount the mud flap, will I need to take out anything more than the battery? Any other gotcha's in the install? I haven't really gotten very deep in the bike yet...
there is a plug with wires that I disconnected (just in case).......the battery is the biggest thing in the way. Just be careful when you drill, there is a whole bundle of wires on the bottom of the airbox/inner fender, (that I didn't mess with).
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:19 PM   #7340
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Just purchased the Racer kit from Cyclegear about $120, the Neken bars are very similar in bend to what KTM uses. Actually KTM uses Neken bars, bend & tweak them to fit. You'll need a spacer at each end, a couple washes will work, re-use the stock Triumph bolt. The mount up nice & tight, no problems with cables. I had to move the front brake hose up a little where it comes out of the master cylinder
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:18 PM   #7341
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Just purchased the Racer kit from Cyclegear about $120, the Neken bars are very similar in bend to what KTM uses. Actually KTM uses Neken bars, bend & tweak them to fit. You'll need a spacer at each end, a couple washes will work, re-use the stock Triumph bolt. The mount up nice & tight, no problems with cables. I had to move the front brake hose up a little where it comes out of the master cylinder
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:37 AM   #7342
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I have mine ready to install also so I'm curious about this too. It seems from a very very quick eyeball that you need to trim the flap to make it fit
Yes, I trimmed mine to the shape of the airbox as you can see in the photo comparing the clean and dirty bits.
Take the battery out and all will be revealed. I actually found it was beneficial to pull out the ECU as well.
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:40 AM   #7343
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Many are saying the ECU says Keihin on it. But are you SURE it's made by Keihin? Last I checked they don't make electronic devices. Most Japanese bikes with F.I. have been using Mitsubishi ECU's. Both my Honda and 2 Vstroms had Mitsubishi units ... and ALL used Keihin F.I. systems.
I pulled out my ECU to get underneath to install my mudflap, above. The only label I saw on it has KEIHIN in big letters on it. I'm assuming it's made by Keihin.
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Old 07-21-2011, 03:32 AM   #7344
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Recently did a big Euro tour. Ride report and pics coming soon.

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Old 07-21-2011, 03:46 AM   #7345
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Recently did a big Euro tour. Ride report and pics coming soon.

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Old 07-21-2011, 05:37 AM   #7346
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Yes, I trimmed mine to the shape of the airbox as you can see in the photo comparing the clean and dirty bits.
Take the battery out and all will be revealed. I actually found it was beneficial to pull out the ECU as well.
Thanks, very helpful
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:13 PM   #7347
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Recently did a big Euro tour. Ride report and pics coming soon.

Nice looking Tigger! I think mine looks a lot like that. Haven't seen it in 3 weeks now...

Post a link to your ride report 'eh?
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:54 AM   #7348
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:53 AM   #7349
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Here is it, a lot quieter and nicer than the stock one. This is the medium one, Large is for people above 5'8" in my opinion.
http://www.palmerproducts.co.uk/

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Old 07-22-2011, 06:28 AM   #7350
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Our ride report for the Euro Tour of the Tiger and GS.

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