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Old 11-24-2013, 07:37 AM   #19036
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+1 on the Rick Mayer seat, I've had mine for 2 summers now and it works great.
+2 on the Mayers. I wouldn't consider anything else. Ok, maybe a Russel, but the Mayer is cheaper
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:56 AM   #19037
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Installed a set of Bark Busters on my 2013 XC and now the left handlebar has a buzz to it, enough to tingle the hand and make the mirror blurry.
Any suggestions on how to get rid of the buzz?
Any luck getting rid of vibration after handguard install? I installed some and my mirrors are pretty bad at 80mph now. Not too big a deal in the daytime, but can't tell what's behind/near me at night on the freeway.
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:47 PM   #19038
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Funny. Mine improved on fitting barkbusters. Doubletake mirrors work better that oem

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Old 11-25-2013, 10:29 PM   #19039
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Is anyone using Ride-On tire sealant, or Slime? Any feedback on using it?

I am not thrilled at the thought of having a flat tire on the tubed 800XC, so anything that I can do to help prevent one, I'm interested in!
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:55 AM   #19040
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Is anyone using Ride-On tire sealant, or Slime? Any feedback on using it?

I am not thrilled at the thought of having a flat tire on the tubed 800XC, so anything that I can do to help prevent one, I'm interested in!
I'm fairly certain that Ride-On is intended for tubeless tires. If they make a product for tubes, it may prove a good option.

Slime works well for small punctures like thorns through bicycle tubes. You usually get those because bicycle tires are thin relative to motorcycle tires. When a motorcycle tube suffers a puncture, it's not quite as easy for Slime to seal it.
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:33 AM   #19041
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I'm fairly certain that Ride-On is intended for tubeless tires. If they make a product for tubes, it may prove a good option.

Slime works well for small punctures like thorns through bicycle tubes. You usually get those because bicycle tires are thin relative to motorcycle tires. When a motorcycle tube suffers a puncture, it's not quite as easy for Slime to seal it.
It works for tubes as well.

Ride-On TPS will eliminate 85-95% of your flats in tubeless tires from objects up to 1/4" (1/8” for tube tires) that penetrate the contact area of your tire. Ride-On’s efficiency in tube tires is reduced to 55-65% since puncturing objects often tear the tube. It is impossible for a tire sealant to seal a tear. It is vital to remove the puncturing object immediately from a tire containing a tube to prevent further damage that can result in tearing the tube.

More in depth info here. http://www.ride-on.com/images/storie..._Cut_Sheet.pdf
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:45 AM   #19042
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I am not thrilled at the thought of having a flat tire on the tubed 800XC, so anything that I can do to help prevent one, I'm interested in!
Well, it won't prevent a puncture but it will make it easier to repair. Buy a Roadie rear wheel from a breakers and go tubeless. Slots straight in.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:14 AM   #19043
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Well, it won't prevent a puncture but it will make it easier to repair. Buy a Roadie rear wheel from a breakers and go tubeless. Slots straight in.

Great idea. Especially since the back is the one that is a bitch to repair. The front is really not all that bad.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:23 AM   #19044
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Great idea. Especially since the back is the one that is a bitch to repair. The front is really not all that bad.
Exactly.
And, in 40 years of riding I can only remember getting two punctures in the front.
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:01 AM   #19045
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Any luck getting rid of vibration after handguard install? I installed some and my mirrors are pretty bad at 80mph now. Not too big a deal in the daytime, but can't tell what's behind/near me at night on the freeway.
I believe that depending on how the various bolts are tightened it can cause the buzziness in the bars. When I first put my Barkbusters on the vibration increased greatly. Soon after I made some changes to bar position loosening the bolts in the ROx risers and the barkbusters and when I tightened everything up the vibration was gone. I think you need to try and keep the bars in a neutral, non-stressed position. Meaning don't do something like push or pull on them while tightening to get them into a position. I also think the amount of torque on each bolt and even the order of tightening them can be involved. I would try to loosen the bolts and then snug them each up slowly. Don't torque one down and move to the next. I bought the Barkbuster Storms in a kit specific to the Tiger 800, but the fit was very poor and ended up having to buy other hardware to clear cables. I recently ordered Explorer bars to try and get more comfortable and relieve thumb pressure and pain. Time to install it all again.
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:09 PM   #19046
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OEM rear tire lasted 3900mi :). Not bad.

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Old 11-27-2013, 12:30 PM   #19047
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OEM rear tire lasted 3900mi :). Not bad.

Plenty of life left in that
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:54 PM   #19048
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OEM rear tire lasted 3900mi :). Not bad.
I only got 10,000 more than that out of mine.
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:07 PM   #19049
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+2 on the Mayers. I wouldn't consider anything else. Ok, maybe a Russel, but the Mayer is cheaper
FYI - Rick is running a Black Friday sale -- $100 off all seats. Custom front seat and rear covered to match for $219 plus $35 for shipping. I had leather for my last Mayer seat but the vinyl is such a great deal....
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:25 AM   #19050
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I only got 10,000 more than that out of mine.
Currently close to 13k miles on mine. Don't even think I'm hitting wear bars yet - close though. Researching which tires I want next (roadie)
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