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Old 07-05-2012, 07:02 AM   #2566
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Lights

I havent been around here for a while but the HID is a bikemaster 26-6400 and the two leds are from advmonster.com.
They are model 44's "2 of them" i also used the dimmer box/high beam bypass which is nice. If you look at the link i put up it should give more detail. Advmonster is a vendor on this site. Here is a link to the led install i did.
http://tw200forum.com/index.php?/top...__1#entry45147
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:16 AM   #2567
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Great write-up on the install [via of your link], Smalls.
Those lights are high-$, but in the long run, sure seem like the way to go.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:17 PM   #2568
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Does anyone have an instrument cluster for sale? If so, please PM me asap. Thanks.
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:05 PM   #2569
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Does anyone have an instrument cluster for sale? If so, please PM me asap. Thanks.
did you look at the vapor dash?

http://www.trailtech.net/75-201.html




it will give you a tach too


the dash board is optional but here is how it looks all together.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:27 AM   #2570
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Laugh Seat concepts.

The wife and i put on the seat concepts foam and cover Saturday night. We tried a electric stapler and it wouldnt cut it. The guys at seat concepts recommended a harbor freight air stapler so off we went. $21 later and we had a air stapler. Had to fiddle with the pressure a bit and due some test staples. 83-85 psi was about perfect. For what the upholstery shop wanted "$" to put it on i got an air stapler, staples, adhesive spray and some experience. I dont have any seat time on it yet besides around the yard but if feels good to me so far.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:11 AM   #2571
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The wife and i put on the seat concepts foam and cover Saturday night. We tried a electric stapler and it wouldnt cut it. The guys at seat concepts recommended a harbor freight air stapler so off we went. $21 later and we had a air stapler. Had to fiddle with the pressure a bit and due some test staples. 83-85 psi was about perfect. For what the upholstery shop wanted "$" to put it on i got an air stapler, staples, adhesive spray and some experience. I dont have any seat time on it yet besides around the yard but if feels good to me so far.

Nice looking seat. I may need to do that to mine this coming winter when I do a fairly complete resto of my '89
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:37 AM   #2572
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The wife and i put on the seat concepts foam and cover Saturday night. We tried a electric stapler and it wouldnt cut it. The guys at seat concepts recommended a harbor freight air stapler so off we went. $21 later and we had a air stapler. Had to fiddle with the pressure a bit and due some test staples. 83-85 psi was about perfect. For what the upholstery shop wanted "$" to put it on i got an air stapler, staples, adhesive spray and some experience. I dont have any seat time on it yet besides around the yard but if feels good to me so far.
That's a great looking seat. You did a beautiful job.

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Old 07-09-2012, 11:18 AM   #2573
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What other seat covers/add-ons are ADV'rs recommending?
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:54 AM   #2574
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What other seat covers/add-ons are ADV'rs recommending?
There's an upholstery shop on every other corner where you live. Don't rule them out.

Odds are for the cost of two Stearns "Band-Aids" you can get a custom seat to your own spec.

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Old 07-09-2012, 12:58 PM   #2575
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There's an upholstery shop on every other corner where you live. Don't rule them out.

Odds are for the cost of two Stearns "Band-Aids" you can get a custom seat to your own spec.
Very true and just what I did when I cut the front of my seat off. You would have to be 4 foot tall to get your junk that far up on the tank??
It must not have cost much cause I don't even remember what it was ha.

I also have a SC seat cover on my KTM. Real nice deal, massive improvement in comfort over the stock KTM plank. Super sticky and tuff to slide around, just as firm but wider on the back section for us sit down riders. Overkill for what I do with my TW.

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Old 07-09-2012, 02:03 PM   #2576
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Granted, myself and a few others use our TW's for things most folks will never even consider doing, but a bunch of folks are only a seat away from enjoying their TW rather than enduring it.

I find it kinda curious that some folks will gleefully put themselves on a waiting list and spend hundreds of dollars "fixing" the seat of $20,000 bike which should have came with a decent seat to begin with, yet won't invest 40 bucks at an upholstery shop to expand the usefulness of a workhorse like the TW. Just sayin'.

Here's mine. It's been good enough for a thousand mile day on the Iron Butt, a 2,000 mile honeymoon, a few 200 mile offroad days, rockpiles, axle-deep sand, hay hauling, grocery getting, 1-up, 2-up with camping gear and occasionally even upside-down.

It's an "engineered" seat, of sorts. The rear 1/3rd or so contains a wedge of softer foam, so it broadens to a "spoon" under my full weight and springs back to a narrow profile when standing. Wider, thicker and flatter and that concave belly of the stocker which forces you to lean on the bars on cripples yer buttcheeks for life is histoire.

My local guy cut and shaped it to blend into my XT tank, stitched (not stretched) the new cover to match. 45 bucks.


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Old 07-09-2012, 02:52 PM   #2577
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Im not hating upholstery shops but if i can buy the tools and do it myself for what they want just to put it on i will do it myself and have the tools to if i ever need them again"i probably will". I dont like other people working on my stuff unless its something i just dont have the knowledge or tools to do. I talked to a few shops and both were in the 125-150 range to rework some foam and put a new cover on. They were $30-40 bucks just to put on the seat concepts foam and cover. I didnt check everybody around just two shops. The staple gun was only $21+ plus $3 for staples +$8 for adhesive spray. About $35 after its all said and done. Plus ive been wanting to try to do some work on the SV seat and now i have some adhesive and a good staple gun. You guys have some cheap upholstery shops and i mean price not quality.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:12 PM   #2578
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You're probably right. A lot of those skills kinda made their way over from south of the border here in the Southwest so I guess we kinda take them for granted. Lotta really capable shops competing for buisiness.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:17 AM   #2579
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for any TW riders looking for riding buddies...
http://tw200forum.com/index.php?/top...-tag-yourself/
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:55 AM   #2580
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I really like my Tee Dub but unfortunately it was a real beater when I bought it. It looks like it had set outside in the weather it's entire life. Nevertheless, I'm doing a full restoration on it. It's not a smart financial decision, but I should wind up with a neat bike when I'm finished. Full powdercoat of everything and nut and bolt detailed restoration. I ordered all new plastics for it. Plans are larger Clarke tank, nice handlebars, foot pegs, etc. Trailtech Vapor.















A fool and his money soon have a bad ass Tee Dub

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