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Old 06-28-2013, 09:38 PM   #5101
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True, but might require lengthening cables
Drastic conditions call for drastic measures!
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:18 AM   #5102
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If any of you guys need a set of basically new seats look here.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=896758
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:21 PM   #5103
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Robxx,
If you are still looking at cutting the stock bars, be aware that on my 2013 the controls are tabbed in place, not simply clamped on. There are small pins cast into the stock handlebars that dowel into holes in the control mounting surfaces. You would need to cut these dowels off prior to relocating the controls.

I just installed a set of Barkbusters and found this out when I wanted to shift the controls a touch. The Barkbusters ended up fitting fine, but its a snug fit.

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Old 07-01-2013, 10:30 PM   #5104
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Robxx,
If you are still looking at cutting the stock bars, be aware that on my 2013 the controls are tabbed in place, not simply clamped on. There are small pins cast into the stock handlebars that dowel into holes in the control mounting surfaces. You would need to cut these dowels off prior to relocating the controls.

I just installed a set of Barkbusters and found this out when I wanted to shift the controls a touch. The Barkbusters ended up fitting fine, but its a snug fit.

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My 2012 had pins. I just pulled them out with vise grips.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:19 AM   #5105
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Rcaddict,
Thanks for the clarification. I didn't look closely enough to notice that they were pins.

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Old 07-02-2013, 10:12 AM   #5106
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Rcaddict,
Thanks for the clarification. I didn't look closely enough to notice that they were pins.

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NP. Like I said I had to pull mine. The rizoma break away levers were moving on me. Once I pulled the pins and rotated the housing, that fixed that issue for me.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:44 AM   #5107
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Custom Seat

Well, I had to give it a try. My 2010 stock seat is just too soft for a week long ride. I felt like if I just added a piece of plywood up under me it would be more tolerable then that sinking and stuck feeling of the stocker. So I took matters into my own hands. I removed the seat and then the seat cover to reveal the soft foam. I then bought a foam sleeping pad from Wally and proceeded to cut it into shapes that match the seat. I then reassemble the seat with two layers of the new foam added to it (lift kit) and put it back on the bike. I have not tried it out yet, but initial impression is much better on the butt and a little taller. I will be taking it out for a week long ride with my wife next week and I will try to remember to give my ride report.

To all of you curious folks, I am only 5'9" tall with a 32" pant size and I don't much care for touching the ground when I am on my bike, so I side saddle it if I have too at the light. I swear, some of you spend too much time on your feet.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:14 AM   #5108
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Well, just got back from a 2500km (1500 mile) ride from Calgary out to my new home in Victoria, BC. Me and a couple of friends took the long way and spent a week riding beautiful twisties in perfect weather - got very lucky indeed. The first long (400km) day I had trouble wit he bike stuttering and hesitating in 5th and 6th gears at highway speed. If I was in 5th or 6th at steady speed, say 90-100km and slightly rolled on the throttle to pass someone the big would hesitate, decelerate for a second then pick up. It was kind of hard to ride and just annoying. When I got to my destination I decided to remove the O2 Optimizer I installed along with the Power Commander. After removing it (which only took about 5 minutes) I went out for a test ride and it was perfect again, so obviously some sort f problem there. I wondered about installing it in the first place because it is not shown on Dynojet's web site any more for the Multi, only the 848. I wondered why this was and intended to email them and ask but never got around to it. Anyway, it was easy to remove and ran exceptionally well with just the PCV for the rest of the trip. I put it through it's paces through some great roads (Duffy lake road from Cache Creek to Pemberton is phenomenal) and it never missed a beat, great riding and great fun.

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Old 07-09-2013, 11:02 PM   #5109
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Duffy Lake Rd rocks!
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:03 AM   #5110
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Chasing desmodab on Duffy Lake Road:





After that, he pretty much disappeared into the distance!
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:40 PM   #5111
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:06 PM   #5112
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My new 2012 MS1200

Picked up my new 2012 MS1200 last weekend and wow, what an amazing bike It replaced my Fat Bob and Road King. Looking forward to my 600 mile oil change so I can rev it up 7500. This bike is great 2 up and handles like a dream. Got a great deal on her at a local dealer here in MD. With bags it was under $17000 OTD. Very very happy camper!!!
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:33 PM   #5113
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Sargent Rear Seat

It seems like I read somewhere that the Sargent rear seat was little shorter than the stock rear, giving a bit more cockpit room. Does anyone know if that is the case ?

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Old 07-16-2013, 04:03 PM   #5114
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I had a sargent seat on my 2010 and found it to be pretty good. Even with my more than adequate sized posterior.

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Old 07-17-2013, 06:23 PM   #5115
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I had a sargent seat on my 2010 and found it to be pretty good. Even with my more than adequate sized posterior.

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Thanks, KodiakRS
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