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Old 10-29-2008, 01:09 PM   #916
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Lack of grease is what we all expect from factory. So, it was early on my list. However, I found my shock linkage, wheel bearings, & steering stem stuffed full of grease! So, I didn't pull the swingarm (yet).

Mine was good to go....for awhile, at least.

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Old 10-29-2008, 01:31 PM   #917
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Shewolf thanks for the pictures, looks like I found my next bike. When I get it I will try the bike out at its softest setting before I lower it since I am heavy.
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:27 PM   #918
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has anyone seen this stuff in person?





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Old 10-29-2008, 10:44 PM   #919
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has anyone seen this stuff in person?
No, but I saw their prices in person.
That was enough.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:03 PM   #920
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Yes, and I would never buy that rack. It is totally useless. As for the sidebags, I saw something similar made out of plastic and aluminum. Not much for storage space from where I stood.

*chuckles at the pissed off comment*

Here's why:



I'm not the most photogenic person.
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Old 10-30-2008, 05:35 AM   #921
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Yes, and I would never buy that rack. It is totally useless. As for the sidebags, I saw something similar made out of plastic and aluminum. Not much for storage space from where I stood.

*chuckles at the pissed off comment*

Here's why:



I'm not the most photogenic person.
I've always wanted a little tail.
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:51 AM   #922
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A cheap piece of tail??
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:11 AM   #923
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Any advice on hand guards? Ones that fit without too much sawing, bending etc?
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:24 AM   #924
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Zeta!!!
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:33 AM   #925
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Pop and I use Acerbis and Cycra:
  • Acerbis go on super easy.
  • Cycra required some banging, but are more stout.
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Any advice on hand guards? Ones that fit without too much sawing, bending etc?
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:21 AM   #926
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Actually, that rack is just what I need. The promotobillet and others would get in the way the rest of the time for really getting my weight back. That Yamaha `iron' rack is just the thing for a small gear bag or an extra gallon of gas.

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Yes, and I would never buy that rack. It is totally useless. As for the sidebags, I saw something similar made out of plastic and aluminum. Not much for storage space from where I stood.

*chuckles at the pissed off comment*

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I'm not the most photogenic person.
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:38 AM   #927
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Thanks She Wolf and Pax. I think I'll go with the Acerbis Rally Pros since I found a good deal on them at Rocky Mountain ATV.

http://www.rockymountainatv.com/productDetail.do
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:41 AM   #928
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Good deal. My Pop put on the Rally II's and they fit no problem. We didn't even have to adjust the levers. Have fun and go ride!

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Old 10-30-2008, 07:44 PM   #929
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Any advice on hand guards? Ones that fit without too much sawing, bending etc?
I bought these:





OEM Yama handguards made exclusively for R˛ by GYTR. And they are real nice! Neat mounting system, thick hard plastic, easily adjustable. I can change the angle of deflection at will. They also have an extension piece available that snaps into the base piece and doubles the size of these handguards for winter use. I can remove a tab that opens up several holes to let the guards pass some air thru....on hot days.

I'm liking it. And, I've finally got something different than everybody else! I have bar end plugs that will be installed this weekend. Same plugs I run on my Trials bike. They work great, and I'll have WAY less bulk than the big bark busters.

I put the Acerbis bar-end hand guards (full wrap around) on my WR450F. Really took some wrestling to get them right (bending, shaping, etc). Then, my hands felt claustrophobic in them! Guess I'm too used to the freedom found on a Trials Bike.

These very same OEM/GYTR guards have a mounting option for the full wrap around bar ends, for those who need a roll-cage. Very cleverly designed to go both ways.

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Old 10-30-2008, 07:55 PM   #930
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Yes, and I would never buy that rack. It is totally useless.
Hhhmmm....so sure of yourself?

That little despised "iron" rack hard mounts to the subframe and can hold a monstrous weight, considering the size. Its basically an extension of the subframe to above the fender. Not just a levered tail rack, like so many bikes have.

I'll be running saddlebags, and then strapping a dry Sealbag, tent, & chair horizontally across this "iron" rack for my long, remote excursions. Also fabricating a custom snap on locking case for running around town during the work week.

Me thinks She may have error'd in Her judgement. Maybe....
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