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Old 11-22-2012, 09:51 AM   #11836
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Thanks for the well wishes, guys. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:05 AM   #11837
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Did a bit of work on the twin recently.

Came out alright I think.



New shoes, new luggage and folding mirrors.

Changed my gearing to 17/42 and I've been averaging between 44 and 52mpg.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:47 PM   #11838
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Did a bit of work on the twin recently.

Came out alright I think.



New shoes, new luggage and folding mirrors.

Changed my gearing to 17/42 and I've been averaging between 44 and 52mpg.

Nice one! How are the folding mirrors? some told me that they vibrate too much for normal driving, but after I broke another original one in an offroad ride I'm taking the folding mirrors into serious consideration..

I think that the new s10 is a great bike, but for overland travelling I'd pick my AT anytime!
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:22 PM   #11839
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... How are the folding mirrors? some told me that they vibrate too much for normal driving, but after I broke another original one in an offroad ride I'm taking the folding mirrors into serious consideration...
I've fitted both the KTM style folding mirrors (FAR brand) and the Doubletake RAM Mount mirrors on my KTM 640 and then my DR650. The folding ones did vibrate too much for my liking... and in extreme conditions (100's kms of corrugations) they break off - both of the 1st pair I bought and then one of the replacement pair... I got a refund! The Doubletake mirrors just didn't float my boat for a couple of practical and aesthetic reasons.

If my AT mirrors break, I'll be buying some DR mirrors (OEM, not copies) as replacements.The DR mirrors are the best I've had on any bike! They rotate to any part of 360 degrees, out of harms way, easily by hand... whilst on the move if you need to.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:05 AM   #11840
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Well. This came up this afternoon after thinking what to do during winter nights ;)

Project is up and running.


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Old 11-23-2012, 12:21 PM   #11841
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Well. This came up this afternoon after thinking what to do during winter nights ;)

Project is up and running.


Looks soooooo sweet....... Showa fork? RD03 or RD04?
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:12 PM   #11842
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:13 PM   #11843
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New 18*2,50 excel rim and Ac10 on for a testride today:)
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:15 PM   #11844
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:23 AM   #11845
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Nice one! How are the folding mirrors? some told me that they vibrate too much for normal driving, but after I broke another original one in an offroad ride I'm taking the folding mirrors into serious consideration..

I think that the new s10 is a great bike, but for overland travelling I'd pick my AT anytime!

I've got the Twalcom mirrors on the bike. About 90-100bucks and they work pretty well. There is little to no vibration, even at 80mph.




I ride off road a lot and found that the mirrors always stick out too far.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:53 AM   #11846
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New 18*2,50 excel rim and Ac10 on for a testride today:)
The AC10 should be 'interesting' on a Twin
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:36 AM   #11847
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I like these. Which one's you got for 1200gs or 800/650 ? Are the mounting threads the same ?
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I've got the Twalcom mirrors on the bike. About 90-100bucks and they work pretty well. There is little to no vibration, even at 80mph.




I ride off road a lot and found that the mirrors always stick out too far.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:39 AM   #11848
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I like these. Which one's you got for 1200gs or 800/650 ? Are the mounting threads the same ?

I think it was for the Xchallenge?
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:40 PM   #11849
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Folding mirrors

Ive been running these mirrors on all my bikes. Including a Transalp they are great

Also its supports a ADV vendor

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...hlight=mirrors
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:05 PM   #11850
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I have some AT parts for sale here and they're even in the States.
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