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Old 11-03-2009, 12:44 PM   #676
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Don't, repeat, DON'T put an Exide in your HP2...even if it's free/warranty! They are all junk.....The BMW dealer in Eugene squared me away on this after going thru four Exide's in two years......They installed a Yuasa two months ago and I've had no issues since...Bruce
The original is an Exide. Exide makes a lot of very good batteries. The SLA12-12 belongs to the top range unlike the original.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:38 PM   #677
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Touratech tail tidy...

I bought one, and stuck it on the bike today. Pix over here.
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:15 AM   #678
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Is there a provision for a plate light Sauce?
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:28 AM   #679
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I bought one, and stuck it on the bike today. Pix over here.
Peronnaly, I think it loks allot better. Nice job.
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:30 AM   #680
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Is there a provision for a plate light Sauce?
nothing comes "in the box", an after market solution is needed. Which I still have to do with mine. But its not a legal requirement here so I have been a bit slow to sort it out on mine.
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Old 11-06-2009, 03:23 AM   #681
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Be radical: live on the "Legal Limbo"!!!!!....

... sometimes grey is good.

I suppose that over here, everything is quite grey when it comes to legal matters...
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:04 PM   #682
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Anyone tried Wilburs front springs?

I ordered a set as they are pretty inexpensive, so I figured its worth giving them a try.
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:38 AM   #683
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I ordered a set as they are pretty inexpensive, so I figured its worth giving them a try.
looking forward to hearing the ups and downs of this mod
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:49 PM   #684
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I remember seeing a magazine at a local Barnes and Noble store several months ago that had a comparison of the BMW MM vs Buell vs Ducati Hypermotard vs KTM superduke. I believe it was a British Mag but am not sure. I have searched the net and cannot find which magazine did that comparison. Someone here must remember which magazine that was!!!??
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:55 AM   #685
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I think I read it too....

I'm pretty sure it was Bike, buy can't be 100%. They gave the KTM top nod, and the BMW came in close second, the Ducati was third because the throttle response was too on/off making it hard to ride smoothly, and the Buell was not in the same class if it was the same story.
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:23 PM   #686
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SNS, I'll take the headers. Sent $$$. Thanks, Steve
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Old 11-11-2009, 05:00 PM   #687
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BMW MM vs Buell TT vs Duc HM vs KTM SM

Hey Sandandsea...

Motorcyclist Magazine June 2008 Issue
To order back issues; www.primediabackissues.com
$6.00 each plus $3.00 shipping and handling

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Old 11-11-2009, 07:08 PM   #688
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I originally saw the paper issue at the news stand and for some reason, I thought it was in a euro mag. I've seen this online review already and just did not think that it was the same test as the paper issue I read, but now that you point it out, I believe that you are correct. I will go ahead and order the June 08 issue. Thanks very much.
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Old 11-15-2009, 06:21 PM   #689
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More pix up from today's ride over here.

Also anyone have the actual, final sag info for the MM, I'm going to send mine off to get the Wilburs front springs and the up-rated Olins rear spring put on this week, and want to make sure that the guys have the exact correct info.
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Old 11-15-2009, 10:46 PM   #690
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Are you taking the bike to get the work done or taking the parts off?

From what I understand about how you'd like the bike to ride from our conversations, I'd set the front around 40-45mm and the rear around 35mm. You might have an issue with sag numbers using a progressive front spring, if I'm correct in recalling that wilburs recommends/sells progressive fork springs. From what I've found out, the stock fork springs are stiff compared to the stock ohlins spring on the MM.
A setup with nothing else changed except going from straight rate to progressive rate springs will not result in the same suspension action using the same sag number. You might take that into consideration.

You should really notice a difference in the way the bike will feel with the proper spring for your weight though it will be more difficult to know which change did what for the handling changing both at once. Best of luck.

Let us know how it goes.
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