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Old 08-20-2012, 11:08 AM   #136
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Want to buy: Waspworks front fender bracket and brakeline kit.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:19 AM   #137
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Want to buy: Waspworks front fender bracket and brakeline kit.
+1 plus a Galfer rear brake line kit.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:32 AM   #138
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High Fender kit.

Sorry guys. I have been flat out lately and havent even had time to attend to these pages.
I have had a number of requests for a kit of this product and I will do it in the near future. I have some billet machined brake joiner "T" blocks and also have a batch of laser cut plates for both the guard mount and fork leg protectors.
I will post again as soon as I get a chance to put it all together.

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Old 08-21-2012, 08:06 AM   #139
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Greg,

Awesome, great to hear. I look forward to an update.
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:45 PM   #140
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Wasp I'm in for one of your front fender kits
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:04 AM   #141
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Does any one knows where can I buy the 25mm raising link for the ST, I tried the the adventuremoto from Australia and they donīt ship to Colombia.

Is there any other store where I can find them?
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:46 PM   #142
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Does any one knows where can I buy the 25mm raising link for the ST, I tried the the adventuremoto from Australia and they donīt ship to Colombia.

Is there any other store where I can find them?
Hola Javier ...try this link ... very good service
http://www.off-the-road.de/XT-1200-Z...XT-1200-Z.html
Saludos,
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:38 AM   #143
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Hola Javier ...try this link ... very good service
http://www.off-the-road.de/XT-1200-Z...XT-1200-Z.html
Saludos,
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Roberto,

thanks for the link, they do ship to Colombia. So Iīll be getting the High up Kit.

Saludos.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:33 AM   #144
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Re-set the Trax pannier boxes (at long bloody last).

WOW - I would'nt have thought but it's been 4 months to the day since I posted here.
In my own defense though I have been very busy on a number of different projects (non of them ADV bike oriented) so my energy has been focused elsewhere.

On with the story....

Dont get me wrong, I love the S.W.Motech Trax product, but I.M.H.O they completely fu@ked up when they designed the frames to locate the position of these boxes on the Super Tenere...

1 - The boxes sit too low = WAY TOO LOW !!!... Low to the point that, god forbid someone is stupid enough to punt a fully loaded S10 into any sort of soft'ish stuff, they run the risk of leaving an ankle and half a leg (from mid tibia/fibula down) dragging under the box with any sort of "foot-on-ground" work.
And, they SIT SO LOW THEY LOOK UGLY..

2 - These frames were designed for 37ltr L/H (exh side) box and 45ltr R/H box... I wanted 37ltr both sides so you end up with a cock-eyed looking setup with the right box close in, and the left box out to clear the muffler.

3 - The boxes dont sit straight in line on the bike. For reasons only the designer would know, the boxes both sit angled along the length of the bike = The leading edges of both boxes are outboard considerably compared to the rear. The right box more so than the left.

4 - Did I say they SIT SO LOW THEY LOOK UGLY?

Anyway, I have very rarely used this luggage since getting it as I believe they SIT SO LOW THEY LOOK UGLY and had always planned on doing this re-positioning mod.
With Fathers day yesterday my wife says "why dont you go up to the shed and tool around/chill for the day".
I have been thinking about this mod particularly in the last couple of weeks as myself and a group of friends are planning our 3 day SouthWest of Western Australia "freedom tour" in two months from now and I will prolly end up being the pack mule for the bunch, so with the prompting from the wife, up to the shed I went for the day..

This pic shows the normal location of the boxes, with the right hand box installed as a set up guide for for and aft positioning..


I cut all the mounting arms of the left side box frame,


and set up a board across the seat to temporarily fasten the left side box in position allowing a nice close relationship with the muffler.


I then cut and tack welded the support tubes in place to be able to remove the temporary straps and support board so that I could repeat the procedure for the right hand box.

You can see the dramatic difference in height (100mm or 4") between the location from original and modified.


Both support frames now sit very much higher to the point where they dont even look too bad when riding without the boxes on.


The end result = Balanced width from side to side + up at a safe/good looking height + true along the centre line of the bike.


Looks a lot nicer in my opinion (and thats all that matters here).




All in all I am thoroughly pleased with this modification...
Just got to weld it up and powdercoat it now and we are ready for the freedom tour 2012..

Greg.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:33 AM   #145
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absolutely beautiful....love the Ohlins and wheels...well done!
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:40 AM   #146
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And probably stronguer. The frames are in a strait angle so they wouldn't bent so easily if you fall.
Well done, much better looking as well
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:16 PM   #147
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Greg, Did you ever get any of the high fender kits done and sent to me? Please!
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:54 AM   #148
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The new mounts look so much better. Way to go Greg. I wish mine were the same. Any plans to offer modified racks if we send ours in?
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:01 AM   #149
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Once again, great craftsmanship, Greg. In my case, I wouldn't mind if the racks were modified so that there wasn't the taper front to back, but I prefer them in the lower position they are in right now. I think they look fine there, keep the weight lower and with my 30 inch inseam, I already have to be careful swinging my leg over or I will drag my boot on the right side bag. It would be even more difficult for me if they were higher.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:10 AM   #150
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Greg, Did you ever get any of the high fender kits done and sent to me? Please!
Workin on it mate - There are a number of folks that would like the same thing. I have most of the components here but just need to get them to the press guys, and then find the time to put it all together.

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Any plans to offer modified racks if we send ours in?
Not even the faintest blip on the radar Speedy. These are done by me for me, but I am happy to post up any pics required if anyone wanted to replicate. It's not that hard to do really as long as you have access to the tools, and can weld or can locate someone to do that phase for you.

More on the mods:

The other thing that has always pissed me off was the height that the centre box sat as well.
I plan on dropping the top box around 3" from it's current location and sitting it on an all encompassing rear frame, ala BMW R1200GSA.
To do this I will obviously have to remove the rear grab bars but I will incorporate new ones into the rear rack.

This is about where it will end up:




I think the BMW-GSA rear rack configuration is excellent - Super strong and very tidy/functional.


Greg.
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