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Old 08-27-2004, 01:08 PM   #286
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On the bike- no more 90 pound weakling
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Old 08-27-2004, 01:09 PM   #287
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Old 08-28-2004, 12:31 AM   #288
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Walter,

I really like the front brake mod. How much is he getting for the rotor and bracket?
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Old 08-28-2004, 05:45 AM   #289
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I really like the front brake mod. How much is he getting for the rotor and bracket?
As I said- contact him. I think its fairly priced.
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Old 08-31-2004, 01:22 PM   #290
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Laugh busy upgrade week

Got some packages in the mail the last couple of days. First up was the Happy Trails rack for the TA.

Other than shorting me 2 50mm bolts (local hardware store had them, but no excuse) the kit was fine and wen on easily.

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Old 08-31-2004, 01:25 PM   #291
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I wanted to use these with Givi bags so ordered the kit with the racks. They weren't in the box so I called up Happy Trails last week and they express mailed them to me at no cost. the kit is pretty simple and pretty slick- I love good engineering

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Old 08-31-2004, 01:27 PM   #292
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Well, I guess there's a difference between good engineering and great engineering.

Check out the turn signal. I don't see any way to avoid the problem. Good thing the stalks are flexible.
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Old 08-31-2004, 01:28 PM   #293
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looks worse from here.

Anyone know if I've done something wrong? Or is this an undocumented "feature". Fwiw, the bags are 36L
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Old 08-31-2004, 01:30 PM   #294
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looks ok otherwise, and seems very sturdy
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Old 08-31-2004, 01:34 PM   #295
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I already had a 46L top case as well as the Givi top rack replacement (for the stock rack). Should be plenty of space for whatever I do. One big advantage is that I can keep a sleeping bag and tent in the top case.
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Old 08-31-2004, 01:34 PM   #296
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Got some packages in the mail the last couple of days. First up was the Happy Trails rack for the TA.

Other than shorting me 2 50mm bolts (local hardware store had them, but no excuse) the kit was fine and wen on easily.

left side
Nice setup. I've got the same rack. I found the left side turn signal to be in the way of boxes. You could make a bracket for it, but just moving it up a few inches (so that the little hook on the turn signal bracket catches on the next little frame rail thingy -inside of the inner frame) and drilling a new hole works great. If you use the 5/16" bolt it actually captives itself in the outer frame. COOL! I finished it off with a little spacer in the inner frame and locknut to fix her down. Next up... mounting my Pelican boxes!

Look close and you'll see the relocated turn signal (I did this for both sides) with the bolt going thru the frame. Very solid mount.
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Old 08-31-2004, 01:37 PM   #297
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Walter,

Yeah, check the height with your boxes on before you drill. You may need to go higher up. Don't worry... the wires are long enough to reach. I didn't even have to remove the seat to get more length.
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Old 08-31-2004, 01:38 PM   #298
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The other package I received today was a Corbin seat. This is my 4th one: I find Corbins comfortable and have always been satisfied with their quality and delivery time. I just wish they still had the mold for the VF1000F seat.
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Old 08-31-2004, 01:42 PM   #299
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Walter,

I've been going back and forth with the whole mounting of boxes. I hate the fact that they made it so much offset (to allow for the exhaust). I would have rather them made it the same for both sides. There is something about symmetry that makes thing look right to me. You could actually get one larger or small sized Givi as I guess the diff. is close to 3" of lid width which is the offset of the rack. The rack would still be offset, but the wider boxes would make it look even from the back. Yeah, I'm a dork about stuff like that. I mean, who cares really... well... I do.

I'm going to use two different sized Pelican boxes to make up the offset. I think it'll look good.
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Old 08-31-2004, 01:54 PM   #300
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Now that I have the side cases, I guess I should try to fit the "universal" kit on the F.
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