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Old 10-18-2008, 06:34 PM   #61
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:28 PM   #62
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I like the heated hand grips install!!

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Next up I mounted the heater pad to the throttle tube and with a healthy dose of hairspray slipped the new grip on.
I'm curious Joe Bar, If I couldn't use or didn't have any Hairspray, what else would work? I am assuming not soapy water because of the electrics??

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Got back on to Motorworks (great service) and ordered another throttle side grip to slip on.
You said the original grip was too tight I think, did Motorworks give you another the same or was it for a different model?

Overall a great install, very professional job!
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:47 AM   #63
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I'm curious Joe Bar, If I couldn't use or didn't have any Hairspray, what else would work? I am assuming not soapy water because of the electrics??

You said the original grip was too tight I think, did Motorworks give you another the same or was it for a different model?

Overall a great install, very professional job!
I didn't have any hairspray (due to having very little hair ) and my wife doesn't use it. I just bought the cheapest can I could from a local store. Worth it as it works so well.

It became clear that the clutch side grip supplied was originally designed to slip over the handlebar, but not the mounting tube as well. I got it pretty stuck half way on, and it wasn't worth forcing on or off, so I just cut it off again. Motorworks sell each side as a seperate item, so just ordered up another throttle side grip, which has a slightly larger bore to go over the throttle tube.

Was out all day on the bike yesterday, had the grips on low setting the full day with my summer gloves on and they worked great.
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:20 AM   #64
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Was out all day on the bike yesterday, had the grips on low setting the full day with my summer gloves on and they worked great.
I too was out on the bike all day yesterday, the best bit was we found a 80km section of isolated country road out the back of Oberon near Bathurst, the best 30km part of it running down the side of a train track, was a little bumpy but sweeping corners switching back & forth over the train track winding our way through the foothills, probably only saw 2 or 3 cars in a hour, just bloody great, a spring day made for biking....wonderful
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:42 AM   #65
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I too was out on the bike all day yesterday, the best bit was we found a 80km section of isolated country road out the back of Oberon near Bathurst, the best 30km part of it running down the side of a train track, was a little bumpy but sweeping corners switching back & forth over the train track winding our way through the foothills, probably only saw 2 or 3 cars in a hour, just bloody great, a spring day made for biking....wonderful
We're into autumn / fall on this side of the world so chilly days becoming increasingly the norm. Raining hard today, but yesterday was lovely, leaves blowing around in the breeze.

Had an unusual ride as my mate and I had a day out with two Class 1 Advanced Police Officers on their FJR1300 patrol bikes. Covered around 90 miles (145kms) with a police bike always present in your mirrors . Bit un-nerving at first, but the commentary, feedback and advice was first rate.

They are trained to ride in a very systematic way, with safety being paramount. Their riding style and road positioning to ride quickly and smoothly but always safely was great to watch on the couple of occasions he was in front.

Certainly gave me a lot to think about, even though he was quite complimentary about my general riding.
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:11 AM   #66
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footpegs

did somebody replace the stock mega driverpegs?
i think they are great for offroading but need some smaler pegs.
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:04 AM   #67
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Just saw BMW is offering a $1750 rebate on new 2008 MM....drool.....

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Old 10-21-2008, 03:27 PM   #68
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Preload setting from factory on rear Ohlins

I never checked the stock setting for the rear Ohlins before I started playing with the suspension. I would like to know where the preload was set from the factory. Can someone tell me how many threads are visible above the adjustment rings on the rear Ohlins at the factory setting. Thanks.
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:25 PM   #69
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I never checked the stock setting for the rear Ohlins before I started playing with the suspension. I would like to know where the preload was set from the factory. Can someone tell me how many threads are visible above the adjustment rings on the rear Ohlins at the factory setting. Thanks.
I never counted mine as it was out from new anyway. Just set it as per the manual at 40mm drop with rider seated.
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Old 10-22-2008, 12:23 PM   #70
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At Giraffe's suggestion I've updated the original post with the names of Megamoto owners as they've found the thread / site. The current dirty dozen are -

Joe Bar
Ray R
Fixin Bones
Megaman
Dave T
Jonasf
Megathumper
Cyclop
pepot
Beetlejuice
GSMarc
Giraffe

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I'll try and keep it updated as more come out of the woodwork.
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Old 10-22-2008, 04:17 PM   #71
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At Giraffe's suggestion I've updated the original post with the names of Megamoto owners as they've found the thread / site. The current dirty dozen are -

Joe Bar
Ray R
Fixin Bones
Megaman
Dave T
Jonasf
Megathumper
Cyclop
pepot
Beetlejuice
GSMarc
Giraffe

Any more?

I'll try and keep it updated as more come out of the woodwork.
Add another from Northern NSW, Australia
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Old 10-22-2008, 04:26 PM   #72
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:59 PM   #73
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At Giraffe's suggestion I've updated the original post with the names of Megamoto owners as they've found the thread / site. The current dirty dozen are -

Joe Bar
Ray R
Fixin Bones
Megaman
Dave T
Jonasf
Megathumper
Cyclop
pepot
Beetlejuice
GSMarc
Giraffe

Any more?

I'll try and keep it updated as more come out of the woodwork.
Yes indeed. This NakedRider rides a naked MM.
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:48 PM   #74
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Have a MM

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Old 10-23-2008, 12:44 AM   #75
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Add another from Northern NSW, Australia
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Yes indeed. This NakedRider rides a naked MM.
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I also have a MM
Wow, even more than I thought, welcome guys
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