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Old 12-31-2012, 11:55 AM   #6736
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They look like the perfect tie down for the GL bags. Are they far enough away from the swingarm so not to cut the straps?

are they for attaching luggage or just for protecting the swingarm from your boots/boots from swingarm?

I know the stock plastic ones rub on the swingarm and will eventually wear a hole through
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:56 AM   #6737
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My bike has been sitting for a while and I didnt put any stable in the gas. Am I going to have to pull the carb off and clean out the jets?
Might want to change out your blinker fluid while your at it. your muffler bearings should be OK though.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:02 PM   #6738
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are they for attaching luggage or just for protecting the swingarm from your boots/boots from swingarm?

I know the stock plastic ones rub on the swingarm and will eventually wear a hole through
Looks like they are marketed for a "boot guard"????
I'm gonna use it to attach my giant loop bag.
It's the perfect spot to anchor.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:38 PM   #6739
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Yes full clearance of the swing arm and excellent location for straps. I use them to attach the forward strap of my GL Mojavi. Recent 4 day 600+ mile DS trail ride with this setup and no issues.

I will take some more pictures and post them of the 690 w/ boot guards and bags loaded.

I have pulled these boot guards out after mounting them to the frame to get them into a position that I like for the application. As built, they, like the plastic OEM units, are close to the swing arm, but the nice thing about metal... is it stays where its bent to... for the most part.




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Old 12-31-2012, 02:58 PM   #6740
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After I had to pull my pump out and unkink the fuel lines in the middle of Baja and had to ride 100 miles well into the night to catch my group, I bought the Cycleworks pump, made an ABS container and clamped it to the trellis frame where it has remained for the last 2-1/2 years.!
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I would love to see some pics and more info on that

externalization job....PLEASE

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Old 12-31-2012, 03:20 PM   #6741
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Thanks for the pics!
I'd get those fuel lines out of your spring.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:41 PM   #6742
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So what is the plan?

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EVO2 tanks, KTM Rally Replica fairings, tower above, = ADVLite.
Road book holder, ICO, GPS and the stock dash will be installed.
Should be the perfect all-rounder save some knarly singletrack.
I know you would do that also, but I'm pretty beat up from my youth.
I want to do some roadbook rides this season. Somethng different.
I have a lightweight bike for that ST stuff.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:16 PM   #6743
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Nice!

Can't wait for my 2013 to get here.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:29 PM   #6744
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Thanks for the pics!
I'd get those fuel lines out of your spring.

The vertical hose is the vent hose for the rear tank, and won't get caught up in the spring. The horizontal hose is the transfer line between the rear than the the forward rally tanks. Its a tight fit, however hose is secured to the frame and will not come in contact with the spring either. I had ran the hose on the outside if the frame previously, however didn't like the exposure to other things unexpected so I moved it into the frame/shock area.... not much else to do with it.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:46 PM   #6745
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:37 PM   #6746
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:19 AM   #6747
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I’m thinking about the KTM gel seat, as one option for making long hauls a bit more humane ...
Is there someone out there who is using one, and could let me know how much more comfortable they are than the stock bread knife ... ?
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:33 AM   #6748
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One more set of these in stock (two just sold). Mduro takes about 6 weeks to make them. I run a set on my 690, work very well, look good too

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Those do look great. By the way, whose foot rest extensions are on there? Thanks and Happy New Year
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:56 AM   #6749
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Is there someone out there who is using one, and could let me know how much more comfortable they are than the stock bread knife ... ?
Here I am.

It is a tiny little bit more confortable due to the more rounded shape.

So, instead af sitting on a squared wooden beam you will find yourself sitting on rounded wooden pole...
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:35 AM   #6750
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Tuner in S. Arizona

My '08 690 has run like crap for the last year.
I've done all the tuning with TuneECU, tried different maps
etc.

The bike still stalls when off the throttle.

Can anyone recommend a tuner in the Tucson area who can help me
get this bike running right again ?

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