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Old 03-01-2011, 03:48 PM   #1756
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I believe I will....

I just hope I don't have to field strip the bike and take it off. Too many fasteners to line up - you need midget hands for the tank opening ones.




Pre-packed for a bit of chilly camping this weekend to see how this all rides, and what it can carry. Let's hope the single digit nighttime temps and 20% chance of snow are.... pessimistic.

My Big Agnes down bag, BA inflatable pad, North Face Tadpole tent, and a fleece blanket fit (in this picture). I'll move stuff around, but it's nice to know the Giant Loop is spacious.

If you don't mind..
what model Giant Loop is that and where did you get the blue seat cover?? thanks much
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:31 PM   #1757
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If you don't mind..
what model Giant Loop is that and where did you get the blue seat cover?? thanks much
The seat is Guts Racing foam with a Motion seat cover (the previous owner put it on).

That's the Giant Loop Coyote. I got it from Atomic Moto, it was a blem marked down to $217...and this dye smudge from the waterproof zipper was the extent of the blem. Functionally perfect, and this smudge was on the underside of the zipper flap.

SMOKING deal

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Old 03-02-2011, 09:45 AM   #1758
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Thanks much..got one on order..big tank too...
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:48 AM   #1759
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Thanks much..got one on order..big tank too...
oh boy...what you got going on?
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:55 PM   #1760
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Got lots of new goodies laying on the garage floor. The UPS man has been busy bringing me parts and pieces for my conversion. I picked up a 2000 BRP a couple of weeks ago. Probably less than 10 hours on the bike, completely stock. For this weekend, I have planned the following

Complete Uncork
IMS Pegs
Upgraded Peg Hardware
BD EZ mount DS kit
Trail Tech Vapor
BD Key Switch
Clarke 4.3 gal tank
New Style Clutch Bushing
Acerbis Hand Guards

Outside of new springs, a gearing change, and some luggage, Anybody see any glaring omissions?
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:57 PM   #1761
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If your tossing on luggage, rear fender support would be wise.
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:49 PM   #1762
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If your tossing on luggage, rear fender support would be wise.
Not necessary for the Giant Loop bag.




That's the reason I didn't use Dirtbagz this time, though they worked superbly on the XR628 for years, in some very rough and tumble riding.
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:51 PM   #1763
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Outside of new springs, a gearing change, and some luggage, Anybody see any glaring omissions?
Are you ok with a 35w headlight and no other electrics?

250w Baja Designs rewinds are cheap
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:55 PM   #1764
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If your tossing on luggage, rear fender support would be wise.
But why







thats why 100 miles from any town and your subframe breaks
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:28 PM   #1765
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Are you ok with a 35w headlight and no other electrics?

250w Baja Designs rewinds are cheap
Currently saving my pennies for a GL Coyote and a Wolfman tank bag. I can live with the stock stator for now, but I am going to buy a second stock stator and try to do a rewind myself. I should be doing it now, but there's still a month and a half of snowmobiling left to fund before the bike comes out to do much playing.
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:37 PM   #1766
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Picked up a new to me Piggy last weekend. Can't wait to get some miles in the saddle this season. Just need to get rid of this snow in the North Country of NY

It's a 2005 that had a Baja Designs kit put on it when new, titled in PA, need to transfer it to NY yet. Bike has around 2000 miles on it. Was always adult owner and ridden. First owner bought it new and converted it from the showroom, rode it for 3 years and then traded it to the guy I bought it from for a Jeep wrangler 2 years ago. He only put 500 miles on it mostly on logging roads in NW PA.

There is a bunch of aftermarket stuff on it too, which I am stoked about. Not too sure what all is aftermarket and what is stock Honda though...

This being said I up graded from a 1972 XL250KO to this, so I am stoked and scared all at the same time. I know this is the bike I want though, just need to spend some time with it. It is the newest thing I own too, next being a 1989 Yamaha Moto 4 Lets just say I am into the vintage stuff.

If you guys see anything else worth while that I don't realize is on this thing, the help would be appreciated. Here is what I know is on it:

-Renthal Bars
-Larger Pegs
-Aluminum Skid plate
-Heavy spring kit front and rear -for a 225lb rider. I am 180ish depending. The PO gave me the stock springs to go with it. I plan on doing mostly adventure riding and street. I will have some luggage on the bike while doing this. DO you think I should leave the bike sprung the way it is? or switch it back? My thought was me + luggage would be perfect for the way it is set up now.
-Large capacity fuel tank...not sure what brand?
-FMF pipe
-Seat handle
-Rear disc guard...not sure what brand?
-There are these thin aluminum plates right where your ankles would be on the bike from "works connection" what are these for?
-Moose Fender bag
-Circa hand guards
-Vector TrailTech Computer, I notice everyone gets the Vapor instead of the Vector... is there a reason for this?
-PO also threw in a factory service manual. No Owners manual.

The tires on it right now are pretty much DOT dirt tires. Any suggestions for more street friendly tires? This bike will be seeing some good road miles this summer due to my current job I have lined up. I would like something that is street friendly, but can still kick it on dirt roads and maybe be ok on single track. Longevity on the road would be nice too.

Thanks for the input!



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Old 03-06-2011, 03:21 PM   #1767
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Nice looking BRP SwampFox. With your gear on, luggage and a bigger tank, I am betting the springs are going to be in the ballpark. Might try looking on the cap for a tank manufacturer, Looks like a Clarke to me. Read up on the subframe weakness when considering luggage options. If you don't mind me asking, what did you have to give for the bike with the current setup?
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Old 03-06-2011, 04:27 PM   #1768
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My 2002 BRP:

Baja design DSK
Soltech 8" Racelight w/100w bulb
Big Gun exhaust
Pro Taper bars
Acerbis Bark busters
Ricky Stator 200w duel output
Clarke 4.? gas tank
Black side panels
Rox 2" bar extenders
Double Take mirror
More to come and one other thing I have on my bike
A BIG SH$T EATN GRIN when I am riding
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:36 AM   #1769
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Nice looking BRP SwampFox. With your gear on, luggage and a bigger tank, I am betting the springs are going to be in the ballpark. Might try looking on the cap for a tank manufacturer, Looks like a Clarke to me. Read up on the subframe weakness when considering luggage options. If you don't mind me asking, what did you have to give for the bike with the current setup?
I have been reading into the subframe problems. Curious to know what the difference is between the non-US subframes and the US subframe? I know they are different and I think the non-US ones are made of steel. I thought maybe locate one of those and swap it out? I know there are other options too. For the bike as is with all I listed, I dished out $3200. Thought I did pretty good all considering
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:09 AM   #1770
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I have been reading into the subframe problems. Curious to know what the difference is between the non-US subframes and the US subframe? I know they are different and I think the non-US ones are made of steel. I thought maybe locate one of those and swap it out? I know there are other options too. For the bike as is with all I listed, I dished out $3200. Thought I did pretty good all considering
I think your talking about the rear fender support Euro & Australian bikes come with standard. They come with a fender extender which mounts blinkers, a larger tail stop lamp & number plate mount.
A tubular steel bracket/frame is fitted standard from the subframe back to the extender to support this extra weight
Also gives aditional support to most aftermarket rack fitments
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