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Old 03-13-2009, 07:03 PM   #781
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New saddle from Rick Mayer Cycle:
Very cool! I love my Rick Mayer seat -- you'll be really happy with it!
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:02 PM   #782
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OldHuskyRider asked me to post these pics


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OldHuskyRider, is that the stock exhaust modified into a single sided with the cat pulled out?
I am planning on doing this, but as I've never seen what's on the inside of an exhaust I am a little apprehensive.
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Old 03-14-2009, 02:06 AM   #783
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That looks awesome, and comfy. Does it restrict aggressive dirt riding? How much did that set you back if you don't mind me asking.
Thank you, it is pretty comfortable already, and contoured well for me, although I literally only received it yesterday. With roughly a dozen miles on the saddle, it probably wouldn't be accurate if I gave a final judgment now. The foam is brand new and as stiff as it will ever be, and the vinyl is still a little slippery. I expect it to wear in over the course of a few hundred miles to become a really good long-day platform. Right now it's merely a lot better than the original.

As for the dirt, when I ordered my saddle I made it clear that I do at least one good long distance adventure-style ride per year, and that I like to get off into the dirt. As a result, this seat has much smaller 'wings' than might get put onto a dedicated touring bike. I haven't had a chance to do any off-roading yet, but standing up and moving around on the seat is quite easy to do.

That's one of the advantages of having the saddle customized, you can get just the right mix. Mine is an absurd do-it-all mixture of 'tall-guy on short bike, sometimes on the dirt, sometimes with a passenger, can you still manage to make a seat for me?' And it seems to work.

As for cost: It was surprisingly affordable. I managed to take advantage of one of Rick's sales back in October, half price for 'dual sports up to 650cc'. I called and asked if my 652cc bike was covered. When they said yes I pulled out the plastic. I could have gotten that seat for right around $200.00, but I added on contouring for my wife as well, which added a bit more to the cost. I paid back then, and requested a February build, so I could commute on the bike as much as possible.
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Old 03-14-2009, 02:33 PM   #784
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Cutting the Cat

"OldHuskyRider, is that the stock exhaust modified into a single sided with the cat pulled out?
I am planning on doing this, but as I've never seen what's on the inside of an exhaust I am a little apprehensive."


Yes, be ready to plasma cut a fairly big hole on either end on the inside (towards the tire) and then tig weld patches over those. I'm not quite finished (you are seeing mock up test ride) when I'm done there will be a through pipe with a spark arrestor and maybe baffle, this lets the exterior of the old muffler act as a heat sheild you can lay your hand (or tent) on it at max temp.
Now for the bad news this particular project has Dyno-jet Power commander with a broad band 0 2 censor (it will adjust itself) that allows me to open the air box as well as the exhaust system without re-mapping the fuel injection.

Good luck, let me know if you have more questions.
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:36 AM   #785
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My new ride

Pictures of my F650 after a round trip on the Bradshaw Trail. The trail did some tail section modifications for me. Street oriented front tire was a handful in the sand. Got a flat 5 miles from the end.

I love it. Planning on a TAT trip this July and this was the shakedown run.

the bike's been regeared (lower). It got 46mpg from PHX to Blythe on the 10 at about 70-75mph. Average moving on the trail was 35mph and got 54mpg.

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Old 03-16-2009, 10:41 AM   #786
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LOL - I managed to make the same tail section mod last year... In the parking lot at work. I lofted the front wheel, brought it down, and I guess I had the rear suspension set too soft, because kapow!
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:27 AM   #787
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Old 03-16-2009, 12:30 PM   #788
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After looking at it, is the taillight/license plate really only held on by the 4 vertical screws through some plastic tabs, holding it to the plastic undertray?

I thought I must have lost the two bolts in the subframe holes, but now I realize they are for the saddlebags.
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Old 03-16-2009, 01:21 PM   #789
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After looking at it, is the taillight/license plate really only held on by the 4 vertical screws through some plastic tabs, holding it to the plastic undertray?

I thought I must have lost the two bolts in the subframe holes, but now I realize they are for the saddlebags.
Its held on by some slider things and some tabs at the top. Very very crappy system....

I had it replaced under warranty a whole new assembly because once the tabs break its useless. I actually drilled two holes and zip tied it back on for a 3500km trip while waiting for the replacement part, worked better then stock.

Solved the problem completly by adding the tail brace from touratech (I'm sure someone inventive could make it for way less then the 30 bucks i spent). The brace uses four bolts two just above the exhaust connection under the frame and two lower down on the license plate bracket.

My assembly use to shake like hell given the single thumper and offroad conditions. Now with the brace its rock solid and doesnt want to get eaten by the tire.
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Old 03-16-2009, 08:03 PM   #790
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Along the Blue Ridge Pkwy.



At Deals Gap with the bags off!! Weeeeee!!!!!

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Old 03-22-2009, 06:13 AM   #791
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I completed some minor work on mine:






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Old 03-23-2009, 10:16 AM   #792
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Some pictures from a cross-country trip last summer.
Camping in West Virginia:

By the Missouri River, at the northern part of Kansas City, MO:

Inside my cousin's workshop in Broomfield, CO:

Outside the Denver Art Museum:

Utah:

Accidental shot:

Outside an incredible Mexican-American restaurant in Green River, Utah:

Small crash in the Sierra Nevadas on a washed out section of an old road. Glad I didn't slip down 30 feet to the river below:

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Old 03-23-2009, 11:03 AM   #793
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:57 PM   #794
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Updated pics, just added the Conti TK80 tires and TRAX luggage. I am really happy that I was able to keep the Turbo City Tom top rack with the SW-Moto mounts. Now I can buy the Twisted Throttle Top plate and get the matching Top box.




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Old 03-23-2009, 08:51 PM   #795
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