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Old 04-15-2013, 06:31 PM   #4696
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Best mod u did

You Made my day, Sir
Many thanks, and after a few days, I LOVE it! It is weird how it changes how you feel and ride the bike, not to mention crash liabilities. Plus I sold it for a decent amount. If you want to rally, and mount a ton of stuff up-front, there is nothing better, but for me, with only a single tiny GPS to bolt on, it was not really needed, or pretty :)

The VRR and the Bashplate are just brilliant. Truly the best quality, form, function. They are from a Canadian guy, email info at mvmotoventure dot ca

Their customer service was just humbling, and like I said - the quality is just unreal. The only real way I can describe that bashplate is by saying it's like a bit of battleship that has fallen off, but only weighs about what the stock one does... :) Ok, it weighs more, but boy, is it strong.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:45 PM   #4697
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Finally did a bit of work to it :)

- Relocated VRR
- Fitted side stand relocate
- Fitted a decent bash plate
- Removed Rally fairing to replace with normal one







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Nice to see these Parts made it to their intended destination. Glad your trip to this side of the Pond was Fruitful, and Thanks for the kind words, pleasure dealing with you also.
On another note, i have wondered about installing one of those Fairings in the past, and i appreciate your experience in choosing to return it to the stock configuration.
Cheers Mate, Mike.info@mvmotoventure.ca
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:29 PM   #4698
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Cheers Mike :)

BTW I did not have to lengthen the VR wiring loom. I undid the fuse harness, and just wiggled things around - and was a breeze. Your kit has got a ton of interest in my PMs, and no wonder - it is brilliant. :) I think Mookymoo will have written to you, if not others?

The Rally fairing is hard to explain.... An awesome bit of kit, no doubt, and it is just the best quality. However, for me, it was just too tall, and too far forward. It lost the SM feel to the bike. Can provide more details offline, however as a kit to fit, I've never come across as quality product. Saying that, for me; it was frustrating in a few ways
- The fairing caused dirty air on me, and I'd rather have clean air
- I think that the way I usually crash I would be better not having it
- It is very expensive, and as such I cannot afford it on the bike (to crash, as above!)
- It is IMHO, ugly....
- Weight...

Still intending of the Tower Bridge photo for you! :)

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Old 04-18-2013, 07:48 PM   #4699
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:11 PM   #4700
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Cheers Mike :)

BTW I did not have to lengthen the VR wiring loom. I undid the fuse harness, and just wiggled things around - and was a breeze. Your kit has got a ton of interest in my PMs, and no wonder - it is brilliant. :) I think Mookymoo will have written to you, if not others?

The Rally fairing is hard to explain.... An awesome bit of kit, no doubt, and it is just the best quality. However, for me, it was just too tall, and too far forward. It lost the SM feel to the bike. Can provide more details offline, however as a kit to fit, I've never come across as quality product. Saying that, for me; it was frustrating in a few ways
- The fairing caused dirty air on me, and I'd rather have clean air
- I think that the way I usually crash I would be better not having it
- It is very expensive, and as such I cannot afford it on the bike (to crash, as above!)
- It is IMHO, ugly....
- Weight...

Still intending of the Tower Bridge photo for you! :)

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If you cut the top of the fairing about 2 inches and use the piece you remove as a 'laminar lip' its not too tall neither it creates turbulence.
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:41 PM   #4701
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Time to get lost...

I hear that there's going to be a Meteor shower Sunday night. Death Valley seems like a good place to watch it from...


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Old 04-19-2013, 04:47 PM   #4702
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Nice pics guys,man I want one of these 950's!
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:42 PM   #4703
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Finally did a bit of work to it :)

- Relocated VRR
- Fitted side stand relocate
- Fitted a decent bash plate
- Removed Rally fairing to replace with normal one







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Any modding needed with SS relocater......bigkuri? Got a link for the skid plate chap? Does it use the normal stock mounting points?
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:07 PM   #4704
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Any modding needed with SS relocater......bigkuri? Got a link for the skid plate chap? Does it use the normal stock mounting points?
The chap, Mike, has posted just a few above this - LAKEMONSTER- so PM him! :) No modding, but I did need to removed the tank so I could unplug the yellow wires of the VR from the loom, plus I had to fiddle a little with the fuses under the seat to give the wires a more direct path. Is a really quality solution.

The skid plate uses 3x2 mounts - rear by centre stand, middle the same as stock, and front the same as the stock. It removes all pressure from those front oil-tank mounting points, and the plate weighs very little. I like it a lot :)

Saw the Rally Design fairing off to it's new owner today, who was chuffed to bits with it, and it looks the dogs. :) He has tons of stuff to mount upfront, so it is perfect. In fitting it to his bike, I was again impressed with the quality - it I was rallying or doing loads of miles I would have kept it.
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:45 PM   #4705
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Fitted a modified sidestand footprint, it was a huge (cheap) steel thing that weighed too much, so just cut it down about 40%





Started the install of heated grips and HDB handguards.
Went for a (risk?) and ordered the brand new "DataTool Therma Grips" as heated grips.... will see... I fitted them to the ACC2, however they didn't seem to work! I suspect it as they are meant to be directly wired to the battery, and one of the USPs is that they have circuits that do not allow them to drain the battery when the bike is not running. So maybe on ACC2 it is either not a direct battery connection, or I just need to run the bike a bit, not just on ignition.
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:13 PM   #4706
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Got the heated grips working, will be interesting to see how they work out...

Finished install of HDB guards, love the way the black bars and silver centre worked out.





Then went to the Ace Café for the overland day



I love this bike :)

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Old 04-24-2013, 09:50 PM   #4707
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So who were the other two SE's I saw at MotoGP Austin? One with CA plate and the other TX plate. I know I've seen the CA bike on here. I ended up with 1300mi round trip from OK on mine.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:24 PM   #4708
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Can I just say. I about wet myself when pics of my "soon to arrive" 950SE skit plate arrived. Fresh out of the PC shop. Yum.

Thanks to Mike at MVMOTOVENTURE!!!

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Old 04-25-2013, 03:34 PM   #4709
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Can I just say. I about wet myself when pics of my "soon to arrive" 950SE skit plate arrived. Fresh out of the PC shop. Yum.

Thanks to Mike at MVMOTOVENTURE!!!


Great things eh :) Love mine.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:41 PM   #4710
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Just a wee bit more work today...

After managing 58 miles from a full tank to the reserve light, I fitted the Safari tank that I got with the bike :)
It is a big beast! 30l of fuel seems mind boggling! :)
I love the look it goes the bike though, more aggressive?





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