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Old 12-26-2005, 04:22 PM   #1591
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I just got a complete seat off Ebay for $25 that I'm going to be sending to him.

Yeah, I've been looking on ebay off and on for seat pans.. I remember seeing on a while ago, but I got out bid when the bidding hit 50$.. Even the corbins, some with rips are going for over 160.. There's a guy right now parting out a TA with front end damage, and I think he got way too much for the seat..

I must have missed the one you got.. I haven't looked for a week or more..

Damn it..
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Old 12-26-2005, 04:39 PM   #1592
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Here is the one I got http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...RK%3AMEWN%3AIT
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Old 12-26-2005, 04:55 PM   #1593
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1 bid! #@$#%^!#@!



I'm surprised I didn't see that seat actually... I don't know how I missed it..
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Old 12-26-2005, 05:05 PM   #1594
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Old 12-26-2005, 06:58 PM   #1595
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I don't really want to mod the stock seat, as I'd like to have it if I end up selling the bike..


I think best would be trying to find a pan on Ebay, and sending it off to be remade..

Modrover, you are familiar with the forward sliding of the stock seat, yes? And the corbin doesn't do this?

The two Corbin seats I owned didn't do the slide thing. I know exactly what you're talking about on that. It's so F'n boring trying to keep your balls from being pushed back up from which they came!!! I found the Corbin seat to be very comfy and allowed for solid centered seating.

When I mod'd my own seat... I dished it so that slide wouldn't happen as well. I don't have any knowledge of other brands so this is all I can talk shit about.
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Old 12-26-2005, 08:36 PM   #1596
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The two Corbin seats I owned didn't do the slide thing. I know exactly what you're talking about on that. It's so F'n boring trying to keep your balls from being pushed back up from which they came!!! I found the Corbin seat to be very comfy and allowed for solid centered seating.

When I mod'd my own seat... I dished it so that slide wouldn't happen as well. I don't have any knowledge of other brands so this is all I can talk shit about.

Thanks, that's what I needed to hear
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Old 12-27-2005, 04:42 PM   #1597
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Been a while since someone posted on topic, so here's my latest: a +10" screen from Gustuffsen. My previous one was broken in a deer related incident in October so I needed a new one. I had a +6" and figured I'd try a taller one for the winter months.

Although it sort of pegs the dork-o-meter it's pretty effective in creating a larger still air pocket. It drizzled/snowed a little today on a ride and it seemed to work well diverting it.





The only downside (and it's a significant one for me) is looking over it to get a read on the road/trail surface- it's disrupting my scanning right now. I hope it's just a matter of getting used to the difference.
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Old 01-03-2006, 08:18 AM   #1598
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One other very odd thing I just noticed is that the blue totally obliterates tail-lights and amber turn signals. They just look and stay one very darkish color- doesn't even pick up the intensty change of the brake lights or the blinking of the signals. Is this characteristic of blue shields in general? Never an issue with the previous blue shield because I never looked through it. This one is high enough that it's easily possible to look through it, and therefore potentially dangerous.
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Old 01-03-2006, 08:36 AM   #1599
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This one is high enough that it's easily possible to look through it, and therefore potentially dangerous.
It definitely sounds dangerous. Even on the R1100RT when I owned it, I didn't look through the windshield. It had the nifty button that adjusted the height of the screen. I stopped right below my line of sight. On my GS, I started out with a stock screen, Then I cut it down to just cover the instrument gauges. And finally, I took it completely off. I took the gauges off too. On the ATs, I left the stock screens on. They do a decent job.
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Old 01-15-2006, 09:42 AM   #1600
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How bout a new TA to add to the list?

Here's mine (crappy camera):



The mods so far?

1. Happy Trails Rack and Panniers (thats my wife's red car reflecting in them by the way)
2. Give engine guards
3. ClearView screen
4. Acrebis Hand guards
5. SuperTrapp exhaust
6. Corbin Seat
7. Rec. mirrors
8. Heated Grips (not visible)

On the way:

1. CDi relocation kit (exciting huh?)
2. Mototech alum. brush guard (on backorder forever apparently)
3. d606 knobbies

This sounds crazy, but I sold my 1200gs to get the transalp. Why? Two reasons: 1. I will be heading off to Kenya for the peace corps in September, so having a $15k hanging around seemed like a bad idea money wise...and speaking of money....2. As much as I love beemers and the 1200gs, it was too rich for my blood. I like a bike that I can work on in my driveway. Although there were a few things I could do on the 1200gs, the servoes, CAN bus system and the "computer brain" of that thing forced me to bring it to the dealer...which always meant $$$.

I gotta say though, these transalps are great. I bought mine in Denver (sight unseen) and drove it home (the long way of course)...almost 3k miles. Halfway through the trip, I thought to myself "err, wait...this is a 16 year old bike...hope it can handle this." Other than a broken chain, it handled it perfectly. 48mpg even! Where my 1200gs had real problems starting in sub-freezing temps, the transalp started the first try when it was 12 degrees F! Wow!
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Old 01-15-2006, 10:16 AM   #1601
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Good looking TA!
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Old 01-25-2006, 09:32 AM   #1602
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Windshield for tall rider

I have read the discussion regarding windshields and am wondering what has worked for taller riders. I am 6'3" and am considering the Givi, Clearview ( not sure what height) and the National Cycle Cheetah. THe cheetah is by far the best price. I have never heard anything good about the Rifle so I am not considering it. Any comments on these or other shields by taller riders would be appreciated

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Old 01-25-2006, 10:29 AM   #1603
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Just stumbled on this thread, thought I should add mine to the list.

http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/View...nce=0&res=high

Major MODS
Givi crash bars
homemade side racks w/ pekican cases
homemade bike rack
Corbin Seat

2nd Owner - purchased 1996 (w/ ~6kmiles)
Currently 50K+ miles
It's taken me from Deadhorse AK to Key West FL
Missing a few Northeast states, hope to rectify that this summer

Thanks, Dale
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Old 01-25-2006, 10:37 AM   #1604
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Didn't like the photo link, so trying again a different way.

Just stumbled on this thread, thought I should add my 89 TA to the list.

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Major MODS
Givi crash bars
homemade side racks w/ pekican cases
homemade bike rack
Corbin Seat

2nd Owner - purchased 1996 (w/ ~6kmiles)
Currently 50K+ miles
It's taken me from Deadhorse AK to Key West FL
Missing a few Northeast states, hope to rectify that this summer

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Old 01-26-2006, 07:00 AM   #1605
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Nice bike!

What is that tube on your engine guards?
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