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Old 12-08-2010, 06:11 PM   #1591
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Well the Strom is a relatively inexpensive, reliable method of adventure riding. Also highly recommended!!!
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:17 PM   #1592
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Got a 04 DL1000 today........love it :)

Rode 420 miles home in 40 degree weather and didn't freeze (gotta love those handguards)

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Old 12-09-2010, 04:45 PM   #1593
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I love my Vee & earlier this year needed to sell one of my two bikes. The HD Road King Custom left. The Strom is a heck of a bike as was the Custom but the Strom seems to fit my way of riding. Never had any problems with either bike so I found both bikes to be extremely comfortable & reliable. It was a treat to have two such different bikes but I found myself on the Vee more than the HD so that helped with the decision of which bike would be sold.


Oh yeah, I could fetch more moola for the Custom! I'd post a pic but I'm clueless!
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:26 PM   #1594
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Farkle fest

I bought a new 2010 DL650 SE A ABS a few week ago and now the fun has started.
The reason that I am posting this is to say that I ordered the Pat Walsh Crash Bar System PLUS with Highway pegs. The service was great and I just finished installing it all and it is first rate stuff with easy instructions. I highly recommend this product.
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:49 PM   #1595
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"Rode 420 miles home in 40 degree weather and didn't freeze (gotta love those handguards)"
Man, I'd love to see a 40 degree day- be almost tropical!

I too bought the Pat Walsh Design System. Great service from Gary. Went to a gathering where there were quite a few stromtroopers and they were all admiring the PWD gear. Most had the other crash bars and skid plates (SW Motech, I think). But they were complimenting on the PWD stuff, and the Scorpion carbon fiber exhaust.

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Old 12-16-2010, 01:55 PM   #1596
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Just ordered a Rick Mayer seat,I rode my bike 916 miles in two days and swore I'd sell it as my ass was sore for a month.Broke down and got the seat special,mid January build.Hope its a cure.
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Old 12-16-2010, 02:05 PM   #1597
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If you look on the pic above, you can see I use a $20 Wal-mart gel pad on the Strom. Works great, certainly not as well as a custom built seat, but I put 325 miles in one day with no comfort issues.
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:22 PM   #1598
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I had a pad I picked up at the local Big Lots,worked for a while,but didnt do the trick for longer rides.
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:44 AM   #1599
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I have a Sargent seat on order for my Wee. I have one on my KLR and it's great
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:00 PM   #1600
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Seats are obviously, a very personal thing, but the stock seat on my Vee set my arse on fire after as little as 20-30 minutes. I looked around and decided on a Sargent and love it. I've put hundres of miles at a time on it and still feel great afterwards.
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:04 AM   #1601
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Hi All.

I am planning on having Corbin make me a seat that looks a lot like the KLR seat. I want one that is flat/one level from front to back so that I can move around on it. To me the ability to change the angle of my knees and hips is more important than the firmness/cushiness of the seat material. FWIW.

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Old 12-20-2010, 10:22 AM   #1602
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I have the stock seat, gel seat, Sargent seat, Bead Rider, and Alaskan leather sheep skin seat toupee, and I won't be doing an iron butt on any of them. But then I have a bony butt. Next trip I'll try takeng the Sargent with the Bead Rider and the sheep skin and trade off from time to time. Sitting on something different each day may make the difference.
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:00 AM   #1603
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Airhawk

I bought an Airhawk as a stop-gap solution, but after the first long trip I abandoned plans for getting a Sargent - the Airhawk is just excellent value for money.

You quickly get used to the squidgy feel of it and cease to notice it; but the main point is it's the first time on any bike I've owned (even those with a Corbin or Sargent saddle) that I've had no butt-ache at all after 800km days. Recommended...
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:47 PM   #1604
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If you look on the pic above, you can see I use a $20 Wal-mart gel pad on the Strom. Works great, certainly not as well as a custom built seat, but I put 325 miles in one day with no comfort issues.
Hey Ras!

What Wally World isle is that seat pad in? Outdoor/hunting?
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:13 PM   #1605
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You can find it near the auto/ camping area, if indeed they have them at your particular store. Also, they are available online.

Dirt bike seat cover- http://www.walmart.com/ip/Stearns-Bl...Cover/10727537

Gel pad-http://burgmanusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=46082
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