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Old 03-28-2012, 08:55 PM   #331
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Could always take the seat off too.
if you get the bar risers, you'll have to get an extra tall helmet!
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ps do you have the short, medium, or tall seat option?
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:14 PM   #332
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if you get the bar risers, you'll have to get an extra tall helmet!
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ps do you have the short, medium, or tall seat option?

Standard, so I guess that would be medium. I am ordering a Sargent tomorrow, I can get a real good deal. So far I am really liking the windshield. A lot less windy for sure! Looks pretty cool too.

Bar risers will be here tomorrow, goes for the run in check and new cables over the weekend.

Radiator guard will be here tomorrow too.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:27 PM   #333
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Standard, so I guess that would be medium. I am ordering a Sargent tomorrow, I can get a real good deal. So far I am really liking the windshield. A lot less windy for sure! Looks pretty cool too.

Bar risers will be here tomorrow, goes for the run in check and new cables over the weekend.

Radiator guard will be here tomorrow too.
wow, i'm impressed with all the stuff you're doing so quickly!
before i proceed with more mods, i'm hiring a consumer fraud atty. tomorrow - still not sure if your '12 tank is 16l or 13.5l.

got pics of the windshield setup? if it's the wrong setup, buffeting can be worse that naked, eh?

my next mod would be the front suspension on this on whatever bike i wind up with,
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:00 PM   #334
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wow, i'm impressed with all the stuff you're doing so quickly!
before i proceed with more mods, i'm hiring a consumer fraud atty. tomorrow - still not sure if your '12 tank is 16l or 13.5l.

got pics of the windshield setup? if it's the wrong setup, buffeting can be worse that naked, eh?

my next mod would be the front suspension on this on whatever bike i wind up with,
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I purposely put money aside for a few things before buying the bike, I am also extremely fortunate to have some connections in the parts business.

Mounting the Wunderlich radiator guard was a bitch, it was difficult to get a wrench on the upper nuts, and I wish I would have removed the chicken wire from the back of it before installing.

No buffeting from the windshield at all and its a really nice product, a little noisier though. it looks like it belongs the way it mounts.

I will put up some pics tomorrow
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:49 PM   #335
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Mounting the Wunderlich radiator guard was a bitch, it was difficult to get a wrench on the upper nuts, and I wish I would have removed the chicken wire from the back of it before installing.
Yeah, I painted mine silver and mounted it, didn't like it, so I took it off and painted it black again, then had to mount it a second time. But if you think that's a bitch, try their crash bars. By the time I was done with that, I thought my testicles were earrings.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:28 PM   #336
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I'm thinking of getting the panniers for it but I'm not interested in a top case. Unfortuately, I think the BMW mount comes with the pannier mount and top case mount.

I was considering the Givi system instead since it is simple, easy to install, and doesn't have the top case mount.

Any suggestions on this? Or alternatives?
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:58 PM   #337
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I'm thinking of getting the panniers for it but I'm not interested in a top case. Unfortuately, I think the BMW mount comes with the pannier mount and top case mount.

I was considering the Givi system instead since it is simple, easy to install, and doesn't have the top case mount.

Any suggestions on this? Or alternatives?
I am curious about side cases too, I dont like the factory cases at all.

I was thinking of these, easy to install and remove, economical, and they look decent on the bike, there is a pic of them mounted to an F8R. I dont need them on the bike all the time, so why not soft cases.

http://f800depot.com/hepco-becker-c-...ggage-kit.html
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:40 PM   #338
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I ended up getting the BMW bags but was seriously considering these. http://shop.sw-motech.com/cgi-bin/co...typid=59581487

Here they are in this country. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/6907/751/
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I ended up getting the BMW bags but was seriously considering these. http://shop.sw-motech.com/cgi-bin/co...typid=59581487

I saw those too and liked them. The Hepco Beckers look a little sturdier and they dont go over the seat. They are about the same price as well. SW Motech makes great stuff, I love their products.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:41 AM   #340
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Hmm, I didn't really look into soft cases. I'd prefer a lock and totally waterproof bags. But the soft cases seem to mount much cleaner and easier than the hard ones. Plus the price is waaaaay cheaper than the BMW ones ($1650CAD).

Thanks for the recommendations.

Edit: took a look at those sw-motech ones today and they're quite nice. I'm gonna buy those plus some heated gear all for well under the price of just the BMW ones.

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Old 03-31-2012, 10:42 AM   #341
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For luggage, I have SW-Motech Quick Lock Evo Frames (remove in less than a minute) mounted with 26 litre Nanuk Cases, the rear top case is 20 litres and mounted onto a SW-Motech Alu Rack via a universal adapter plate, again, reemoves in less than half a minute.

The other bits on the bike, as someone will ask otherwise, BMW bug spoiler, colour coded along with front mudguard (fender to you). Puig screen, with Wunderlich instrument supports. SW-Motech centre stand. Tank bag is FAMSA Mini Bag, mouted on their standard F800R base. F800ST bar ends attached via custom adapters, vibes down by 95%.

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Old 03-31-2012, 01:59 PM   #342
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F800ST bar ends attached via custom adapters, vibes down by 95%.
I looked into those today but they're a bit too long for my taste. But 95% reduction is fantastic. Do you know the weight of them?

I'm also looking into getting some bar ends:
http://cjmoto.com/-strse-1336/Rizoma...hts/Detail.bok

They're 60 grams. I guess I'd want the heaviest ones available.
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:09 PM   #343
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I looked into those today but they're a bit too long for my taste. But 95% reduction is fantastic. Do you know the weight of them?

I'm also looking into getting some bar ends:
http://cjmoto.com/-strse-1336/Rizoma...hts/Detail.bok

They're 60 grams. I guess I'd want the heaviest ones available.
Yes, they look big, but I've sort of got used to them. The standard bar end and bolt weighed in at 474 grammes and the new assembly at 720 grammes, so I've added nearly half a kilo (1 lb) to the ends of the bars in total!

The vibes are down to the point that I don't think about them now, but I always did on every ride before.

Here's the pic's I posted earlier - linky.
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How much do the stock bar ends weigh?
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How much do the stock bar ends weigh?
I thought someone would ask the question, so that's why I included it in the post above.


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The standard bar end and bolt weighed in at 474 grammes.
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