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Old 10-04-2012, 12:30 PM   #9318
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Location: Dreary old Norway, dreaming of adventures past
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Originally Posted by herrhelmet View Post
Bike is looking good. Like the dash/switch/mirror setup!



Bags not bad either.
That's ages ago and the dash has been reworked. The whole front actually.

The three button control is the remote for the IMO computer which keeps me occupied with its 12 pages of relevant information on those longer hauls.

The mirror extensions were born from necessity. Mirrors would be too far back twhen standing up so my for arms would bang into them all the time. I've angled them out now which looks a bit better and don't really notice them anymore. I was thinking about the HDB guards with mirrors, but I'm wide as it is splitlaning in and out of Oslo every day so I opted against those in the end.

The GPS RAM mount was ok when just touring asphalt, but with gravel and washboard the whole thing would shake violently and move up 2 inches so I had to go back to a standard U bolt RAM mount on the handlebars.





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