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Old 01-06-2010, 08:10 AM   #121
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I love this little bike. I bought mine in 03 new. It was a left over from 2000. The dealer had three at the time and I wish I had bought a second one. I have put almost 25M miles on it and it has never let me down. I even did an iron butt 1 in 1 on it. I don't plan to ever sell this one. She is a keeper.

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Old 01-12-2010, 03:46 AM   #122
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W with GIVI E21'a

Thought I would post a photo of the W with the GIVI E21's. I like the proportions. The aero appears to be much better than the E45N's that I had before. They were big old sails that sucked the life out of the 650 and killed my mileage. These hide behind my legs really well and should be much better. Thinking about adding the Happy Trails top box mount and putting an E36N or E45N on for more capacity on long distance tours. I could then run a seat bag as well.
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:36 AM   #123
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I would love to get some of these re-pop bubble bags, but they only make brackets for Harley (and I'm no fabricator).


http://bbreproductions.com/bags.htm
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:06 AM   #124
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I guess I'll have to post a couple of pics now that I joined this forum...







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Old 01-12-2010, 01:23 PM   #125
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some_finn, very nice looking machine.
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:41 PM   #126
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Thought I would post a photo of the W with the GIVI E21's. I like the proportions. The aero appears to be much better than the E45N's that I had before. They were big old sails that sucked the life out of the 650 and killed my mileage. These hide behind my legs really well and should be much better. Thinking about adding the Happy Trails top box mount and putting an E36N or E45N on for more capacity on long distance tours. I could then run a seat bag as well.
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The style of the bags really do suit the bike, but..............Aren't they on backwards? I don't know that bag well enough, but it looks like the hinges are on the outside instead of inside. A good choice for that bike though.
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:47 PM   #127
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The style of the bags really do suit the bike, but..............Aren't they on backwards? I don't know that bag well enough, but it looks like the hinges are on the outside instead of inside. A good choice for that bike though.
Me suspects that a hinge on the inside would not provide enough clearance for the tops to open.

The Happy Trails, Touratech, HP, etc aluminum cases all open to the outside when they have a side hinge.
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:47 PM   #128
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:55 AM   #129
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The style of the bags really do suit the bike, but..............Aren't they on backwards? I don't know that bag well enough, but it looks like the hinges are on the outside instead of inside. A good choice for that bike though.
I first thought the same but the factory mounts are on the opposite side so there is no way. It does appear that GIVI was concerned about the top opening hitting a top box or maybe the seat or seat bag. It is a little weird.
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:56 AM   #130
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Awesome first post and welcome to ADV Rider. Tell me more about the exhaust system on that bike. Brand, price and mostly, how does it sound?
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:30 AM   #131
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Welcome, Simo. Small world, isn't it?
Funny how we all fit in this interwebs thingy! Must be because it's always the same people on all the forums
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:41 AM   #132
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Tell me more about the exhaust system on that bike. Brand, price and mostly, how does it sound?
EMGO Dunstall replicas botched on the original headers. Cheapish.
I guess the Dunstalls were like racing slip-ons of the 1960's so they sound fairly "impressive"
Very deep rumble at low rpms, sounds great idling (not too loud). But at around 4000 rpms the sound becomes quite a sporty, raspy roar with an aggressive edge to it.
Also I've opened the air box so the intake roar is pretty serious too when I turn the tap open.
I'm sure some people would call it obnoxious but I think it's just right for the style...

When riding in a group I've got some comments like "I'd like to hear my own bike for a change" etc
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:23 AM   #133
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I'm sure some people would call it obnoxious but I think it's just right for the style...When riding in a group I've got some comments like "I'd like to hear my own bike for a change" etc
Sounds exactly like what the open-pipe Harley guys say.

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Old 01-13-2010, 10:28 AM   #134
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Sounds exactly like what the open-pipe Harley guys say.

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Sadly, the day is coming when absolutely no exhaust changes allowed. Period.
We brought it on ourselves and I, too, have been there. Been riding since the 60s and we have have failed to heed the warnings...
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:23 PM   #135
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I'm so glad the W owners here are keeping this thread alive. My W is staying under cover for the rest of the winter now that tons of road salt have been deployed in the city. I'll bring her back out after a good spring rain gets rid of all that crap.

In the meantime it's all Tiger.
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