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Old 05-25-2013, 10:17 AM   #12376
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[QUOTE=tattewell;21489593]I tried to make it to the Hungary AT meeting, but we we're too early and carried on to Romania to do the Trans Alpina.





The trip was good, carried on from there to Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia and then on to Slovenia, Italy and Austria before returning to Germany.



Nice place...
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:30 AM   #12377
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Lower the bottom before raising the top.

For all you taller riders, one option that is normally overlooked for improving fit and comfort is lowering the standard footpegs.

There is one place (motobau.de) that sells a lowered peg.

The other option involves a bit of welding and fabrication. It's a bit of a project but not that difficult.

It makes a HUGE difference in how you feel on the bike.

When standing, lowering the pegs is equal to raising the bars. This makes it so the bars are not too high for normal riding.





At first this may seem a bit radical but I've ridden with this for three years and only had one instance in deep muddy ruts where the pegs were a bit too low. The other 99% of the time they are wonderful.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:10 PM   #12378
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For all you taller riders, one option that is normally overlooked for improving fit and comfort is lowering the standard footpegs.

There is one place (motobau.de) that sells a lowered peg.

The other option involves a bit of welding and fabrication. It's a bit of a project but not that difficult.

It makes a HUGE difference in how you feel on the bike.

When standing, lowering the pegs is equal to raising the bars. This makes it so the bars are not too high for normal riding.

At first this may seem a bit radical but I've ridden with this for three years and only had one instance in deep muddy ruts where the pegs were a bit too low. The other 99% of the time they are wonderful.
I feel like the bloke on the right every time I climb on the AT ... and I'm only 6'3" ish. Very very noticeable because I'm switching from a DR with lowered pegs and the GSA & HP2 all with great ergos (now).



Great work there Ladder. I only wish I had the fab skills to make up a solution like yours. The Motobau option doesn't work for me (at least for the time being) because I love my Pivot Pegz so much.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:12 AM   #12379
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Just another day at work. ;-)












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Old 05-26-2013, 01:03 PM   #12380
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Hi All,

Does anybody uses their iPhone or Sams!@#$ Galaxy as a GPS unit on the bike?
If so, what kind of mount do you use?
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:36 AM   #12381
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Just another day at work. ;-)




??? You're heading to stink town?
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:44 AM   #12382
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Hi All,

Does anybody uses their iPhone or Sams!@#$ Galaxy as a GPS unit on the bike?
If so, what kind of mount do you use?
Regards,
Michael (The Netherlands)
Yes, I do, with the Tomtom Europe software, and I am extremely happy with it. I paid 80€ for the app, which hurted a little, but I can recomend the expense. I have used it in Germany, Denmark, France, Spain with perfect results, and was not so happy in Madeira Island, but the island is a nightmare when it comes to streets (the rest is a paradise).

This is the waterproof housing I use, and tested under really heavy rain. IMHO is overpriced, but works OK to protect our expensive toys.

http://www.motocard.com/sp/soporte_d...smiphone4.aspx

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Old 05-29-2013, 01:41 PM   #12383
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I tried to make it to the Hungary AT meeting, but we we're too early and carried on to Romania to do the Trans Alpina.

The trip was good, carried on from there to Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia and then on to Slovenia, Italy and Austria before returning to Germany.
That's one ride I had hoped to do. Very nice.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:55 PM   #12384
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I thought y'all might like to see this one.

We started discussing the build back in February - and it was finally finished mid-May.

Built by fellow inmate KTMInduro (you might remember him from his epic Borneo RR)for his latest expedition in Indonesia:

"Starting from Bima in East Sumbawa on 28th May, we'll cross by ferry to Flores and ride the north of the island before crossing to the islands of Solor, Adonara, Lembata, Pantar and finally to Alor in the far east of Nusa Tenggara Timor, before we return to Flores to ride trails on the southern part of the island, finishing in Labuanbajo at the end of June."

Further details of the trip at - www.induroproject.com















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Old 05-29-2013, 07:05 PM   #12385
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LOVELY !

My only thought is that you may want a high-mount front fender for riding in that part of the world.
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:59 AM   #12386
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Hi Mate,

What a beauty, congrats !

Is that tank cover a Bagster one ? besides the aestethics what is the real benefit of it ? any cons ?
thanks

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Hi mates,

I've completed my Queen. With the precious help of a friend who knows more about Africa Twin then I do about my hands

I've presented you my bike on page 807, now it's time to ride around...

Here when I was looking for some leaks..... but there were no one...







Here allready completed =)

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Old 06-02-2013, 01:14 PM   #12387
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Hello, this one is a bagster, it was allready fitted in the bike when i bought it...

If you want to add a tank case it has allready the instalation, and I think it is more confortable for your legs.

Now i've bought a pair of footpegs, very very cheap, and very nice:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1307752493...84.m1497.l2649
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:46 PM   #12388
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Hello, this one is a bagster, it was allready fitted in the bike when i bought it...

If you want to add a tank case it has allready the instalation, and I think it is more confortable for your legs.

Now i've bought a pair of footpegs, very very cheap, and very nice:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1307752493...84.m1497.l2649
Much apreciated, thanks !
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:40 AM   #12389
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Hey guys, I have a small issue, I'm looking for some advice.

I have a voltage meter on my bike and recently the bike failed to start after a couple of weak cranks. I changed the battery which was almost 4 years old (i thought it was just that), and then I noticed that with the lights on I get no more than 12.7 - 12.8 when revving from my rectifier. When I put the switch in the middle position I get about 13.3 - 13.4 which charges the battery enough to keep going. Do you think those symptoms point to the rectifier or could it be something else? I remember I used to get about 14.6 with the lights on just some time ago...

Are all the 750 rectifiers the same or did the RD07A (my model) get a different kind?

Do you think getting a new aftermarket one or a used OEM is the best way to go?

Thank you for your input.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:11 PM   #12390
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Hey guys, I have a small issue, I'm looking for some advice.

I have a voltage meter on my bike and recently the bike failed to start after a couple of weak cranks. I changed the battery which was almost 4 years old (i thought it was just that), and then I noticed that with the lights on I get no more than 12.7 - 12.8 when revving from my rectifier. When I put the switch in the middle position I get about 13.3 - 13.4 which charges the battery enough to keep going. Do you think those symptoms point to the rectifier or could it be something else? I remember I used to get about 14.6 with the lights on just some time ago...

Are all the 750 rectifiers the same or did the RD07A (my model) get a different kind?

Do you think getting a new aftermarket one or a used OEM is the best way to go?

Thank you for your input.
It does seem a bit low as 14 + vdc is more the norm. Try another multimeter maybe? A new R/R on German ebay is 100 euro +. The RD07A or '94 to 2000 models (code MY1) use a Japanese made Shindengen model # SH538D-13 and the '90-'94 RD04 use an SH538A-11. Check all your connections for security and maybe clean them up.

You can always go Mosfet. See posts 11863 and #12126
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