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Old 05-21-2013, 05:11 PM   #2221
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Now that I've picked up another '08 enduro, I thought I'd "smoke" it....used the SMC wheels with a separate Brembo brake system to get this result....



If anyone has a skidplate they'd like to donate to the cause, PM me, the stocker is pretty worthless...
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:58 PM   #2222
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:41 PM   #2223
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which Bash Plate do you have?
Adventure Spec located in the UK. Shipped out the next day and I got it 3 days later

http://www.adventure-spec.com/defaul...m-690-e-r.html

Dam thing is sturdy. Easy on and off and protects the rear brake master.

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Old 05-21-2013, 06:52 PM   #2224
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I found your 690 review where you list the skid plate as Rally Raid--any comment on how different your's looks from theie internet picture... (different serial #? old picture from previous supplier?) Also, did you eliminate the FLatland skid plate for any reason from your skid plate choice?

Just for the record, I'm somewhat dissatisfied with my Touractech set-up as I usually have to do bending or repair after relatively modest falls...

thanx in advance--stan
That's a Guard-It / Adventure Spec skid plate in the pics above ...

I've got one of these also - hard to beat ...
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:15 PM   #2225
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That's a Guard-It / Adventure Spec skid plate in the pics above ...

I've got one of these also - hard to beat ...
I just bought one, top notch bash plate. Shipping was supper fast too, UK to GA in 3 - 4 days
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:39 PM   #2226
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There must a range of vibration in bikes coming out of the factory ...

I've never noticed any vibration at all - 2012 model - about 10,000km so far ...

With you on the seat though - Seat Concepts foam and cover work well for me ...
Ah, 10,000km, that might explain some of it. Mine only has 1,000km so it's just getting broken in. Will do the seat at some point, though it will have to wait until get my first priority taken care of - replacing the furnace that's attached to my tailpipe.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:20 PM   #2227
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I wonder how much of the vibes depends on gloves, and grip pressure. Into the second half of a 300 mile day on gravel and two lane pavement I noticed the vibes coincided with a bad habit I have of over gripping. Second 300 mile day, not a vibe noticed. Hands weren't tired either, which is unusual for me(refer to previous bad habit)
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:14 PM   #2228
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Laugh

+1 for seat concepts. No numb crack and sack any more
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:22 PM   #2229
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I like the seat concepts seat as well, my only issue with it is it carry's the width too far forward for when you are standing or even feet down at traffic lights.

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+1 for seat concepts. No numb crack and sack any more
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:28 PM   #2230
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I like the seat concepts seat as well, my only issue with it is it carry's the width too far forward for when you are standing or even feet down at traffic lights.
+1

If it was just a bit narrower at the center and maybe even a but hair taller it would be perfect... The description for the 2012 SC seat says "The wider seating area is further back on this model also for the taller rider" as well as "The use of this seat on a 2008-2011 model will raise the seat about 15mm" so this sounds perfect!
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:51 PM   #2231
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+1

If it was just a bit narrower at the center and maybe even a but hair taller it would be perfect... The description for the 2012 SC seat says "The wider seating area is further back on this model also for the taller rider" as well as "The use of this seat on a 2008-2011 model will raise the seat about 15mm" so this sounds perfect!
I find the slippery surface option too slippery ...
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:12 PM   #2232
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I find the slippery surface option too slippery ...
I have a gripper/carbon cover on mine. No moving unless you decide to move.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:19 PM   #2233
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Vibes? Can you quantify the difference? Right now my stock setup is good for about an hour before my hands start going numb. Which, btw, is roughly how long my ass can stand the seat, but that's a different question.
I'll try.

The first thing is that without a steering damper off-road, you ride with a stranglehold on the handle bars to keep them from being ripped out of your hands every time you hit a rut, root or rock. This transfers every vibration, bump and jolt to your hands, up your arms, through your shoulders and down your spine. Once installed you find yourself riding a lot lighter on the bars. I never really knew how much difference it made until I took my stock 690 down the same trails as I ride my 990 with a damper, man what a workout.

Now to the anti-vibration bars and mounts.

I track ride with a 67 year old orthopedic surgeon (He's about to pull the trigger on a 690). I met him at the track one day when he noticed me rubbing my wrist and introduced himself, diagnosed my problem not with my riding but two dislocated thumbs, reset them and a friendship was born.

I want to ride as long as my balance and judgement will allow. I don't want to stop because of pain. One of the major causes of injury (Per Him) is muscle fatigue from sustained vibration. Vibration that you feel isn't the one that gets you because this pain forces you to stop and rest. It's the vibration you can't perceive that does the damage. (This may help http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstr...DED?sequence=1 )

This knowledge is why I installed the Flexx bars on both my 990 and 690 and the anti-vibration mount for the Scotts.

I want to be that old guy some day that people here are writing about who's leaving guys half his age in the dust.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:44 PM   #2234
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Hole in the ground crater, Or.

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Old 05-22-2013, 05:05 PM   #2235
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Hole in the ground crater, Or.


Why is it called Hole-in-the-Ground Crater ... ?
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