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Old 09-25-2012, 07:35 AM   #14416
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I bought a set of Motech wide pegs from Twisted Throttle. They mount about 3/4" lower than stock, which gives my rickety knees some relief.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:46 AM   #14417
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Is there anything that can be done with the speedo being almost 5mph off at 60ish? I'm only 2 weeks into the bike and thats my only complaint.
You can put on a speedo healer, or you can adjust this via TuneECU.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:31 AM   #14418
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Speaking of pegs, can anyone confirm if Pivot Pegz can be installed lower than stock?
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:04 AM   #14419
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Speaking of pegs, can anyone confirm if Pivot Pegz can be installed lower than stock?
Yes, 10mm lower
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:20 AM   #14420
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Of course, I can't understand why anyone would want a windscreen in the first place. For me, they are nothing but trouble.
Amazingly enough, a windscreen can do wonders to block cold air in the winter.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:22 PM   #14421
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Amazingly enough, a windscreen can do wonders to block cold air in the winter.
Also amazingly, so can a jacket. When it's really cold, crank up the heated liner.

To me, windscreens are like eclairs. I like the idea of them, but ultimately I'm disappointed. I've ridden dozens of bikes with them, many of them aftermarket or adjustable. They all end up creating too much head bobble. Sometimes it takes a few miles before it bothers me, but it does eventually. The only time I am not bothered by wind is when I ride a bike with little or no windscreen.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:59 PM   #14422
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I have a small Procycle screen on my DRZ and it makes an amazing difference on the road.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:14 PM   #14423
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I'll take a windscreen.....AND.....heated gear.


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Old 09-25-2012, 06:24 PM   #14424
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I have a small Procycle screen on my DRZ and it makes an amazing difference on the road.
What kind of difference? Cold?
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:08 PM   #14425
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I found a new XC for under $1000 dealer list. The dealer was sitting on 2011 and 2012 tigers and I applied the military discount "Salute a Hero" program and got a $350 instant rebate. It was a deal. The third best deal was a roadie off CL for $8,600 with low miles (sacto deal, deposit given) and second best deal was a 2012 800XC for $10k with $700 miles off CL in Palm Springs met the guy at a Triumph dealer. When I got there he changed his mind and drove away while I sat with a cashiers check in hand... Paid $600 more and got a new one, paid no sales tax,

I am breaking the bike in my way. 127mph top speed coming down the 58 freeway fro Tehachapi, Cali its on the fourth heat cycle. The bike has 114 miles and is on the third oil change. Drove 1,000 miles to get the bike, offset the cost of gas by taking someone off Craigslist>community>rideshare and paid for half the gas. Loaded the bike onto the truck, drove home in two days
Is this the one for sale in the Flea Market?
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:38 PM   #14426
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A Tiger that wants to look like a 1988 Paris Dakar DR800



OMG! Me wants.

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Old 09-26-2012, 04:00 AM   #14427
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I'll take a windscreen.....AND.....heated gear.


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Old 09-27-2012, 08:42 AM   #14428
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Also amazingly, so can a jacket. When it's really cold, crank up the heated liner.

To me, windscreens are like eclairs. I like the idea of them, but ultimately I'm disappointed. I've ridden dozens of bikes with them, many of them aftermarket or adjustable. They all end up creating too much head bobble. Sometimes it takes a few miles before it bothers me, but it does eventually. The only time I am not bothered by wind is when I ride a bike with little or no windscreen.
Clearly you have never tried Madstad.

Running no or small screens is fine for short hops or low speed, but can get mighty fatiguing on a long high speed ride.

And it can stretch your arms!
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:36 AM   #14429
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Clearly you have never tried Madstad.

Running no or small screens is fine for short hops or low speed, but can get mighty fatiguing on a long high speed ride.

And it can strech your arms!
I did buy a Madstad (for a different bike), and ended up taking it off, just like all the others.

I recently rode a 400 mile day on my Hypermotard, and never thought once about wind. That was not a low-speed ride. And I already have long arms, which is probably indicative of my problem. I'm either too tall or too far back from the screen so the wind that hits my head is not smooth.

Anyway, I don't want to be argumentative. Just want to show some screen-free solidarity for anyone else who might have the same experience.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:11 PM   #14430
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I'd love to go topless -- there's no buffeting at all on my Speed Triple. Super smooth, and not that loud either. There's just enough forward lean to counter the wind at 75 mph.

However, my Tiger being my all weather rain and cold bike, I really appreciate the big ugly turbulent Givi in front of me, even with a nice jacket and electric fleece.
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