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Old 05-08-2013, 12:48 PM   #151
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I also bought a Kruz Locker from Adventure Designs...

I wouldn't have known about this if you hadn't posted the pic, thanks! I just ordered one.
I have the ThrottleMeister on my FZ-6, and its beautifully made but kind've fussy, if not dangerous to engage, hope this one works a bit better.
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:51 PM   #152
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I wouldn't have known about this if you hadn't posted the pic, thanks! I just ordered one.
I have the ThrottleMeister on my FZ-6, and its beautifully made but kind've fussy, if not dangerous to engage, hope this one works a bit better.
So far, mine works much better than the Kaoko throttle lock it replaces... I hope you find it works for you as well...
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:18 PM   #153
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Leo Vince Headers and Leo Vince Carbon Slip-On Exhaust installed... This is much lighter than stock and I had the headers ceramic coated inside and out (similar to Jet-Hot coating)...

New headers assembled...




Old headers and can removed... (removed @ 11,800 miles, note the bluing...)




New headers installed... (photo also shows the BMW HP Carbon Fiber Alternator Belt Cover installed...)


New carbon slip-on ready for installation...




New carbon slip-on installed... (note the circular bracket I used to mount the slip-on hanger to the frame; this is my temporary fix until they send me the correct bracket...)




Photo of the lower heat shield... I wanted to show this because it is made to fit around the exhaust valve, instead of just coming up to it. Very well thought out...
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:40 PM   #154
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oh those beautiful jugs!

BTW, where did you get the Exhaust system please kind sir!
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:44 PM   #155
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oh those beautiful jugs!

BTW, where did you get the Exhaust system please kind sir!
why, thank you...

Everything I've done is listed in post #2 of this thread, including the links...

They are Leo Vince items that I bought from ADVMotorrad.com
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:16 PM   #156
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Today, I completed some of the miscellaneous installations I have left to complete before I depart on my adventure.

The BMW frame guards...


Left side frame guard and the SideKicker side stand, stowed...


Right side highway peg... also, this photo shows the right side fuel tank guard, previously installed...


Left side highway peg, stowed... and the left side fuel tank guard, previously installed...


SideKicker side stand, deployed and extended to its longest length... (it is not sitting on the ground, although it looks like it is)



Front, left side of bike, showing the Aux Light guard (previously installed), the carbon fiber alternator belt cover (previously installed), and the skid plate reinstalled after headers installation...
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:39 PM   #157
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Saddlemen seat

Sorry if I missed it somewhere in here, but whatcha think of the seat?
I've been looking at the driver solo but hate to drop the cash if it's not 'all that'
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:59 PM   #158
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Sorry if I missed it somewhere in here, but whatcha think of the seat?
I've been looking at the driver solo but hate to drop the cash if it's not 'all that'
Thanks
The seat works nicely, but for my weight it is a bit soft. The top layer of foam is gel based and spongy soft. Other people I've met who use the seat say they love it. They weigh much less than I do. I'm over 300 lbs. I can say it is much better than the Sargent seat it replaced.

I recommend, if you can, try one first... Some places that stock them allow test rides - try before you buy...
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:55 AM   #159
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Spindrift!

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More photos from my trip...























HA! Good for you finding Spindrift on your journey! Most people have no clue where that is!
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:12 PM   #160
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HA! Good for you finding Spindrift on your journey! Most people have no clue where that is!
I found it by accident, riding by and needing a break... Just behind me, opposite of the beach, was an outhouse...
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:25 PM   #161
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Completed the installation of the Large, with clear lens, AdMore Lighting LED LightBar from TwistedThrottle.com.

An overhead view of the final wiring, before wire-tying in place...




For more detailed installation information, see this thread...
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:16 PM   #162
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Sound clip of my Leo Vince Complete Exhaust System... Please ignore the shaking of the license plate bracket - I removed the luggage grid and rear support to install the LED light bar... Near the end of the sound clip, I demo the LED light bar...

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Old 06-04-2013, 08:13 PM   #163
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Reassembled the rear of the bike after installation of the AdMore Lighting LED LightBar. Installed the LaminarLip, the Tornado Final Drive Hub Cover, the yoke protector, the replacement mirror glass, and the shorty levers.

I also found a problem with the side stand switch. I installed it incorrectly after installing the SideKicker side stand. I did not have it aligned correctly, so the bike thought the side stand was always down and would kill the engine when I put it into gear. I removed the clips and washer from the back of the side stand bolt, realigned the side stand switch to its correct position, and reinstalled the washer and one of the clips. The little clip (the one that goes in the groove) went somewhere in my garage and I never found it. I used a piece of lock wire twisted around the groove to keep the switch, the larger clip, and the washer in place.

I'll post some photos of these items later tonight or tomorrow...
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:39 AM   #164
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I must say I'm very happy so far with my new exhaust. Today, i went out for an afternoon ride, mostly freeway. The pipe has a nice growl when opening the throttle for passing, but is only slightly louder than stock at cruising speeds.

There is no discernible power gain in the butt dyno department...

I am also noting here the highway pegs I installed are way too high to be comfortable for more than a minute or two of use... I'll try and remount them lower on the supplemental crash bars I have. If that does not work, they will be going up for sale on the flea market...
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:00 AM   #165
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Dibs on the highway pegs! Spook LoL!
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