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Old 04-28-2013, 08:01 AM   #1
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What works with any Thumper?

There are alot of Brand/model specific threads here, but one thing ALL our bikes have in common is firing on one cylinder! Post up your universally "all good" equipment finds here for your fellow "good vibrations" bikers to peruse! Just be sure that your recommendations will work on any Thumper out there.

I'll start it off with Neduro's Double Take mirrors. I've used them on two thumpers, and they are built for bikes that do off-road duty. I broke two sets of BMW mirrors on my Xchallenge, before buying the Double-take mirrors, at half the cost of the BMW replacements.

Next, some of us on 650's use our bikes for long distance riding at higher speeds. A thumper's vibes, after a while, can get to you. So I use an Airhawk cushion to tame the vibration and make for a comfortable tour.

Finally, Baja Designs- Squadron LED light. This thing is the brightest aux. light I've ever owned. And so far it has withstood the vibrations of my 650 Yamaha for about 4,000 miles of off-road and on-road use. Most thumpers don't have real good headlights, so do yourself a favor, and get a light to see by... and be seen.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:09 AM   #2
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Just like everything you just posted , what else wouldn't work on a multi as well?
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:27 AM   #3
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ProGrip 714 Rally Grips cut down the vibes better than any other grip that I've tried.

It actually says on the packaging that they will not work on bikes with more than one cylinder.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:25 AM   #4
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Just like everything you just posted , what else wouldn't work on a multi as well?

So, there being a host of threads here debating the usefulness of brand specific parts, I thought it would be a good thing to have a list of UNIVERSAL items that work ESPECIALLY well on Thumpers. Often times, equipment that works on many different brands of bikes, gets overlooked, because people, like me, continue to buy OEM replacement parts. But, sometimes, there are better alternatives that we can all use on our bikes.

If you'd like to use these parts on your Multi, hey it's a free country. But, don't use the grips, mentioned above, as they won't work on your bike! Ride Safe!
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:32 AM   #5
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I'll update this list as recommendations come in.

So far we have: *BEER* of course!

1. NEDURO Double-Take mirrors
2. Airhawk seat cushion
3. Baja Designs- Squadron LED light
4. ProGrip 714 Rally Grips
5. Highway dirtbikes handguards and dash
6. Giant Loop tankbag
7. Wolfman Enduro bag
8. Tusk fender pack
9. Ironman sprockets
10. Honda sprocket bolts
11. Sweetcheeks- (beanbag cushion)
12. Ram-mounts
13. Threadlock!
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:37 AM   #6
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I think many thumpers would like the Highway Dirt Bikes handguards and dash setup. (the mirrors on this setup are awesome). Another great setup is the Giant Loop tank bag. Also like these tires.

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Old 04-29-2013, 06:37 AM   #7
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The only things I have that go across platforms are my Wolfman enduro bag and Tusk fender pak. The Wolfman bag especially is a nice bit of kit.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:01 AM   #8
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:12 AM   #9
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Iron Man rear sprockets. I've put 8,000 mostly dirt miles and a one-time mud race on mine on a 540 and it still looks nearly new.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:04 AM   #10
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Skid plate. I can't imagine taking a heavy multi-cylinder bike through most of what my XR does easily. You need a good skid plate to protect its belly.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:22 AM   #11
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Skid plate. I can't imagine taking a heavy multi-cylinder bike through most of what my XR does easily. You need a good skid plate to protect its belly.
I don't think you understand what he's trying to do, skid plates are mostly bike specific (maybe they'll fit a narrow group of bikes), I can't bolt an XR400 skid plate on my TE610 for example.

I think this thread will really highlight the lack of standards in bikes. There's so few interchangeable parts.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:59 PM   #12
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I thought of one other thing that crosses over: I am running Honda rear sprocket bolts in my LC4E. Any port in a storm.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:08 PM   #13
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:54 AM   #14
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Great Start!

Thanks for the input. I think that not only will this list give good ideas to veteran thumper-philes, it will also help Noobs outfit their bikes! And let's face it, thumpers being some of the least expensive bikes out there, we probably have a fair share of folks just starting out on the shake, rattle, and roll bikes!

I did not include the carb and skid plate ideas on the list because some of our thumpers are F.I. now and as was pointed out, skid plates are very bike specific. For instance I would love a Black Dog Cycle works skid plate, but they only fit BMW and KTM bikes, not Yamaha.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:15 AM   #15
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Sweetcheeks. You look like a clown sitting on it, but you're a comfortable clown.

Fitted handlebars. If what's there has you bent to an awkward position, a different set will position your body better. Better for control, better for comfort.

Levers. There are various types, from spring loaded to nylon, but a lever that doesn't break on you on the trail is darn nice. Figuring out what fits can be tedious, but I've yet to have a bike I couldn't figure something out on.

Ram-mount, for mounting whatever I want up on my handlebars.
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