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Old 05-18-2013, 10:49 AM   #4396
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:17 PM   #4397
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My Givi racks took all of 1/2 hour to install and no messin about with them.What was so complicated with the SW racks ??.


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Well, everything is complicated to me, I have two left hands shaped like hams. Actually, it was just a lot of parts, shims of varying thicknesses to relocate existing bike hardware, and my inevitable dropping of nuts that then rattled their way down into the deeper recesses of the bodywork causing some minor disassembly and sotto voce cursing. I'm glad its over.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:37 PM   #4398
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I took my brand new bike to Twisted Throttle here in RI on Friday. It is a great business, they were prepping for a big open house Saturday but Jim, the master technician, had agreed to install my parts.

First up, MFW Vario pegs. I need more room and the pegs give me about an inch. Jim also adjusted the brake lever downwards to its max. The set-up is very nice:

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Next, the radiator looks too exposed and would be first in line for a hole-punch from road debris and gravel. So, on went an R&G guard. It is beautifully made, as are all the parts from Twisted Throttle:

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I opted for SW Motech racks. It was a toss-up between these and Givi, but the mounts on the Motechs are amazingly strong. While not difficult it was an incredibly complicated assembly involving more spacers, widgets and nubbins than the gas grille I once assembled. And that was a lot! They look good:

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An MRA Vario touring screen was next. I was spending money like a drunken sailor and enjoying it immensely! The new screen is a vast improvement over the thumbnail original. Interestingly, it provides a quiet zone with no buffeting at my head, but there is a strong blast of air at my chest. I'll play with settings some more:

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Finally, some Bags Connection AERO ABS side-cases finished up the work. I picked these because of their forgiving semi-soft construction. I can be pretty hard on bags and have broken one every now and then. These look like they'll absorb minor hits. That, and they were cheap; I was running out of money! So, here's the finished bike:

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So far I'm really enjoying this bike. In all the excitement, however, I somehow managed to lose both the clutch lever and the shift lever. Look closely and you'll see they are missing. Miraculously I was still able to ride home anyway!
Very nice, Chris. Very nice.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:04 AM   #4399
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Okay. I read this entire thread, and it took several days @ 1 hour per day.....

A few questions.

Are they still made in Japan?

Are you new owners still lovin' 'em?

Who has "adventurized" theirs the most?

Oh yea, this thread needs more pictures........

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Old 05-26-2013, 07:22 AM   #4400
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Okay. I read this entire thread, and it took several days @ 1 hour per day.....

A few questions.

Are they still made in Japan?

Are you new owners still lovin' 'em?

Who has "adventurized" theirs the most?

Oh yea, this thread needs more pictures........

Not sure

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Old 05-26-2013, 07:23 AM   #4401
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Okay. I read this entire thread, and it took several days @ 1 hour per day.....

A few questions.

Are they still made in Japan?

Are you new owners still lovin' 'em?

Who has "adventurized" theirs the most?

Oh yea, this thread needs more pictures........

"Are they still made in Japan?"
I don't know if they are still made in Japan.

"Are you new owners still lovin' 'em?"
I like mine more and more everyday. Getting close to 9,000 miles on it now.

"Who has "adventurized" theirs the most?"
There is a few that have. Mines still a work in progress though. I will probably keep more street oriented tires on mine because of my commute.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:23 AM   #4402
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"Are they still made in Japan?"
I don't know if they are still made in Japan.

"Are you new owners still lovin' 'em?"
I like mine more and more everyday. Getting close to 9,000 miles on it now.

"Who has "adventurized" theirs the most?"
There is a few that have. Mines still a work in progress though. I will probably keep more street oriented tires on mine because of my commute.
Mine is going ADVENTURE for our Alaska trip next month.Here are the tires I'm putting on.



I already did the handguards and a 2 gallon RotoPax.




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Old 05-26-2013, 06:54 PM   #4403
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Here are the tires I'm putting on.


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Old 05-26-2013, 07:38 PM   #4404
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I just mounted the same combo on my wifes GS500 yesterday for our ride to Deadhorse in 3 weeks.I must say the first mile on her bike was SCARRY !!!!.





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Old 05-26-2013, 07:45 PM   #4405
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TKC80 front and a K60 scout rear.
I just mounted the same combo on my wifes GS500 yesterday for our ride to Deadhorse in 3 weeks.I must say the first mile on her bike was SCARRY !!!!.





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I can't wait for the report on this ride!
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:20 PM   #4406
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:38 PM   #4407
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:07 PM   #4408
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Whoever said these aren't off road adv bikes has never seen what i do with mine

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Old 05-27-2013, 04:47 PM   #4409
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:09 PM   #4410
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Mine is going ADVENTURE for our Alaska trip next month.Here are the tires I'm putting on.
I am jealous!!!!!!
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