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Old 01-25-2011, 03:54 PM   #526
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The "Big Q" turning heads at the Beemer Rally in Wyoming.



On the way to the Rally,



On to the U.P. and then back to New York,



4000 miles in 10 days no hiccups.
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Old 01-25-2011, 04:44 PM   #527
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Great pics LostViking, your seat looks like an all-day comfy affair.
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:35 PM   #528
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nice pics! Curious if those might be boxes from muffin top industries? I am looking for a set for my Q.Where in NY are you from? I'm just up north east of Albany in Valley Falls.

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Old 01-26-2011, 02:33 PM   #529
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The bags are Happy Trails.

I'm over in Madison County. Near Madison.
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:22 PM   #530
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speaking of seats

I thought I read something once that there were a few different seat widths available, but I don't see multiple part numbers in the parts manual.

I have a Corbin seat, it is noticeably more narrow than my other seat pan. Also seems to be more rigid, possibly fiberglass. Does anyone know if Corbin (or someone else) actually produced a seat pan for the 1100? Seems unlikely to me...
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:28 PM   #531
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I'm only aware of the "aaaargh" original seat and the far better but still too soft for me "touring" seat

I've got a touring seat on my bike and an original in the rafters thinking I'll use the pan for a custom seat one day...one day.
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:14 PM   #532
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details?

What is the difference between the 'original' and the 'touring' seat? Width? Who made the touring seat?

I had Rich's (Kingston, WA) do the seat on my Bassa recently. Looking at having him do the Quota now. But I prefer the narrow Corbin seat pan, and Rich doesn't like to use the fiberglass Corbin pans.

$100 off at Rich's through the end of the month, maybe a little longer if you call them up.
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:22 PM   #533
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For model year 2000:

The black bikes came with the "narrow seat". It is easily identifiable by the seams running down the sides. Also, the seat is narrower than the side covers.

The Red bikes came with the "wide seat". It is easily identifiable by the lack of seams, the width being flush with the side covers, and a slightly more pronounced dish to the rider's section.

Of course, by now, the seats have been swapped around, but that's the basic rundown.

The narrow seat is noticeably harder than the wide seat...

If you take a close look at pics, you'll see what I mean.
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:42 PM   #534
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Interesting. But after looking at photos at the Yahoo group, is it possible you have that backwards? I see red bikes with narrow seats and w/seams, black bikes with wide seats no seams. Which is what I have. But of course they could all be swapped around and recovered by now.

Thanks for that-
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:11 PM   #535
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The seat on my red bike has seams, FWIW. I find it comfortable, but the cover is disintegrating, so I'm going to redo it...
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:08 PM   #536
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Lost Viking
nice pics! Curious if those might be boxes from muffin top industries? I am looking for a set for my Q.Where in NY are you from? I'm just up north east of Albany in Valley Falls.

Hal

Hey Hal!

Congrats on the Q acquisition. How you liking it?


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Old 01-30-2011, 05:19 AM   #537
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Hey Doug,
I haven't really been able to ride it. It arrived in a snowstorm and we still have 20" of snow on the ground. The bike has 10k on it and was actually used as a dual sport so it was pretty scuffed up and dinged. I brought it in the shop and repainted the plastic, new bars grips and installed some handguards.Its pretty much ready now i'm just waiting for some boxes I ordered.

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Old 01-30-2011, 02:09 PM   #538
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Can't wait to see it.

I haven't done any serious dual sport riding in 20 years, but I'm looking forward to getting the Stelvio dirty this year.
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:54 PM   #539
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Yup it's fun!



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Old 02-12-2011, 02:47 PM   #540
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