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Old 09-29-2008, 02:16 AM   #16
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I personally like the idea of a conventional - HPN type of tank then the under seat solution developed for the HP2, but that's just a personal view.

Drilling the neck of the tank allowed me to get between 160-170 miles per tank on a long trip, a distance I could easily live with, in the city I get 140 miles per tank.

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I think both tank solutions compromise the looks of the bike, but for me, the underseat tank less so.

The frequesnt filling can be a bit of a pain on a long trip, but wasn't a deal breaker on not buying the bike. I always knew from the outset the tank range was poor and the seat a bit of a plank.

160-170 miles is a range I have only dreamed of despite drilling the filler neck. I don't doubt it's possible, just not when my hand's attached to the throttle

Around 130-135 seems pretty reliable per tank to me in all round use, with the light coming on around 95-100. In the constant rain I did see the light come on at 112 miles - a personal best I haven't run dry yet, but have had the range indicator down to 2 miles.
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:09 AM   #17
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I think both tank solutions compromise the looks of the bike, but for me, the underseat tank less so.

The frequesnt filling can be a bit of a pain on a long trip, but wasn't a deal breaker on not buying the bike. I always knew from the outset the tank range was poor and the seat a bit of a plank.

160-170 miles is a range I have only dreamed of despite drilling the filler neck. I don't doubt it's possible, just not when my hand's attached to the throttle

Around 130-135 seems pretty reliable per tank to me in all round use, with the light coming on around 95-100. In the constant rain I did see the light come on at 112 miles - a personal best I haven't run dry yet, but have had the range indicator down to 2 miles.




In the city my light comes on around 95 miles and I have about 45 miles left, when I was doing my trip last summer I would go sometimes over 120 miles before I see the light coming on, on a few occasions I got a bit nervous thinking that there was something wrong with the gauge.

Keep in mind that in N. America there are bigger stretches of roads where you don't have to stop for a while and that could be the reason for the better mileage.

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Old 09-30-2008, 01:37 AM   #18
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Handguard options

These are from the 800GS.





Good fit, just need to take note of the proximity of the top screws of the inner clamps to the brake and clutch reservoirs. I just cut a thin strip of the hook side of a velcro tape and slot it in between and its good to go.
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:09 AM   #19
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These are from the 800GS.


Are your handgrips standard? They look to be the same as my Rockster items, which are a bit less harsh to the grip than the ones on my MM.

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Old 09-30-2008, 06:11 AM   #20
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Grips are from the RT, probably the same as those on the Rockster. The original MM's grips are a pain to remove though.....

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Are your handgrips standard? They look to be the same as my Rockster items, which are a bit less harsh to the grip than the ones on my MM.
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:45 AM   #21
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Nice job Cyclop. They look sweet. I see youve got the isotta screen too. great add on.
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:27 AM   #22
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One thing I noticed after installing the screen and handguard is that instead of having the air hit you squarely on the chest, there is now a draft that is being diverted upwards towards the head. When riding with a light tee (I know I know ATGATT ), the bottom will be blown upwards to chest level revealing my one solid combined abs Bwahahahaha !!

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Nice job Cyclop. They look sweet. I see youve got the isotta screen too. great add on.
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:51 AM   #23
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One thing I noticed after installing the screen and handguard is that instead of having the air hit you squarely on the chest, there is now a draft that is being diverted upwards towards the head. When riding with a light tee (I know I know ATGATT ), the bottom will be blown upwards to chest level revealing my one solid combined abs Bwahahahaha !!
The draft, does it create more noise and turbulence. I found that bikes without screens are in general quieter. How do you like yours, worth the $$?

I was about to place an order today.

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Old 09-30-2008, 11:26 AM   #24
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No noticeable increase in noise level that I can detect. Very little buffeting, helmet remains steady and cooling not affected. Will be doing a long ride across the border this weekend so I will find out more about the screen, maybe get a chance to see how it performs in the rain. But so far, I like it.

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The draft, does it create more noise and turbulence. I found that bikes without screens are in general quieter. How do you like yours, worth the $$?

I was about to place an order today.

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Old 09-30-2008, 11:37 AM   #25
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:39 AM   #26
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I've now done about 4,000 miles with the Isotta screen on, and still maintain it's the best money I've spent on the bike. I've got the short version, and from what I've seen so has everyone else.

I get no wind noise, and it was a concern when I was ordering as I could find no one else that had tried one. My previous KTM950Adv had dreadful wind noise as did the original Wunderlich screen on my Rockster, before I swapped it for a shorter one, and didn't want to spend a lot of money and end up with another noisy bike.

Despite it's size it is remarkably effective, and laws permitting allows for sustained high speed cruising. My longest day in the saddle so far is 615 miles, I know I would have been battered without the screen. As it was, I showered and then went out to a friend's birthday party.

It's not a cheap item, but as everyone will testify, it is a quality piece of kit, well shaped and easy to fit or remove.

Also done a lot of rain miles as well unfortunately, but no problems with the screen. Great combination with the R1200GS hand guards.
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:07 PM   #27
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:34 PM   #28
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WOW !!! Excellent paint job pepot

Is the header from Remus too ?

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Old 09-30-2008, 01:45 PM   #29
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Is the header from Remus too ?
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:35 PM   #30
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Well Done! Do you have a boxer cup replica to go with that boxer cup replica?
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