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Old 05-29-2012, 06:20 PM   #12931
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Don't believe everything you read in the owner's manual. There is also a caption #6 for "Gear Change Lights" in the diagram of the instrument panel layout. Most likely bad editing from the manual for the Daytona 675, which does have all those features.
I tried the timer function on my way home from work. No worky.
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:28 AM   #12932
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I tried the timer function on my way home from work. No worky.
Ditto. Bad Triumph - copy & paste job.
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:43 AM   #12933
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The most astonishing thing to me, is that with all the study, we and the uk forum had put into this bike, no one noticed that until now!

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Old 05-30-2012, 08:56 AM   #12934
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Lap timer no worky!

Tested function last night manual is wrong.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:12 AM   #12935
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Seats!

I've seen some of the seats in this thread from Corbin & saddleman. I'm wondering what your impressions are of the above, and whether you have gone the custom route? I had a Bill Mayer on my GS that was great. Also had a Sargent once upon a time, and that seat really fit my ass Too bad they're dragging their feet on production
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:05 AM   #12936
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I've seen some of the seats in this thread from Corbin & saddleman. I'm wondering what your impressions are of the above, and whether you have gone the custom route? I had a Bill Mayer on my GS that was great. Also had a Sargent once upon a time, and that seat really fit my ass Too bad they're dragging their feet on production
I just got my custom Corbin 2 weeks ago and my wife absolutely loves it compared to the stock and gel OEM passenger seats. I'm still getting used to it, but my first impression is that it's a bit harder than I would have wanted. Most reports say they break-in well over a few months. As long as momma is happy, I'm happy!
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:54 PM   #12937
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I just got my custom Corbin 2 weeks ago and my wife absolutely loves it compared to the stock and gel OEM passenger seats. I'm still getting used to it, but my first impression is that it's a bit harder than I would have wanted. Most reports say they break-in well over a few months. As long as momma is happy, I'm happy!
Do you still slide into the tank? That is my biggest complaint beyond basic (lack of) comfort.

How tall do you sit compared to the stock seat?

Can you post some pictures?
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:04 PM   #12938
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I had Loren at Baldwin custom build for me. Love it!
Hmmmmm, was just looking at there site. They use visco elastic foam. As a Temper-Pedic bed owner/fan I've always thought it would be ideal in a seat.

How much was it, and what was turn around time?
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:46 AM   #12939
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Hmmmmm, was just looking at there site. They use visco elastic foam. As a Temper-Pedic bed owner/fan I've always thought it would be ideal in a seat.

How much was it, and what was turn around time?
Around $450 and about 10 days but he must be getting real busy because he has 12 weeks from date of order on his website.
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:39 AM   #12940
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Interesting dry bag option

  • up to 45 Liters in capacity
  • waterproof
  • Cinch straps
  • clear window
  • loops to run tie downs through
  • convenient access
  • economical

looks interesting, i ordered one

http://www.outdoorresearch.com/en/or...y-bag-10l.html
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:19 PM   #12941
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  • up to 45 Liters in capacity
  • waterproof
  • Cinch straps
  • clear window
  • loops to run tie downs through
  • convenient access
  • economical

looks interesting, i ordered one

http://www.outdoorresearch.com/en/or...y-bag-10l.html
They have those at Walmart, and may be better suited for the equipment thread...
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:44 PM   #12942
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I was in the same place and actually wanting the XC, as I am not a huge off roader, mostly fire roads and improved paths if I choose to go. I was fortunate enough to be able to ride both the roadie and the XC in the same test ride, roadie out and XC on the return.

They both rode great, with the XC being a bit more twitchy, probably due to the 21" front wheel. What I didn't like was going hot into corners, the XC would scrub the front tire and the roadie was stuck tight to the ground. I've got many years riding supersports, so that kind of riding is more my tendency.

Both bikes are awesome, what really matters I think is what kind of riding you are going to do and what riding background you have. The roadie is perfectly capable of light off roading and will still give you a lot of fun on the street. If you really need the looks of the XC, order the beak and handguards and fiddle with the other goodies as time and your riding progresses.

And....I went with the roadie.

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The non-XC is still looking pretty tempting. Can't see the advantage to the XC if I don't go off road, at all?
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:51 PM   #12943
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They both rode great, with the XC being a bit more twitchy, probably due to the 21" front wheel.
I think that might be more to the shitty tires they put on the bikes from factory. Put on a set of Anakee II or Metzeler Tourance (non EXP) and you have lots of grip.

I scratched the center stand of my F800GS with the Anakees and that bike has quite some ground clearance.

With my Roadie I've scratched both rider footpegs now and feel that I'd like to have a bit more ground clearance.
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:18 PM   #12944
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They have those at Walmart, and may be better suited for the equipment thread...

Went by a local equipment store yesterday to have a look at a Giant loop bag. Just seemed kinda awkward. They should also be waterproof. I think when you shell out that kinda money for bags, they shouldn't ask you to 'seam seal' the zipper.

I think a few of those dry bags would work as well, with less fuss and straps.
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:48 PM   #12945
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First good ride

Went for a three hour ride with my wife today, mix of twisty mountain roads, some gravel. Bike performed very well and I'm really enjoying it. I love being able to have fun in the twisties, and around the next turn head off up that gravel forestry road I've always wanted to explore.

















Good day out!
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