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Old 06-14-2013, 08:06 AM   #18391
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Delorme makes a similar line of devices called "InReach" with some of their own unique features, etc.

http://www.inreachdelorme.com/

I've been pondering which to buy - Spot or InReach - for a while now, and still haven't decided. Sometimes I think that maybe the best solution is a true emergency beacon device, like a ACR ResQLink...

http://www.acrartex.com/landing/resq...cator-beacons/

I've still never decided, and meanwhile I'm still riding all over the place!

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Old 06-14-2013, 08:14 AM   #18392
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I picked up my 2012 for $11,600 last December in Washington State. New, with no extras.
With that price difference, I'd be real tempted to do a fly and ride back up to Nome, AK.

EDIT: And do a ride report, because that would be epic!

EDIT 2: Can you even ride to Nome?
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:29 AM   #18393
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With that price difference, I'd be real tempted to do a fly and ride back up to Nome, AK.

EDIT: And do a ride report, because that would be epic!

EDIT 2: Can you even ride to Nome?

Ha! No, you cannot ride to Nome. The bike is to be based in Anchorage. That is quite a price difference; I figured there were much better deals out there for a new '12 leftover.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:15 AM   #18394
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If you want to base it in Texas I'll keep the battery up for you.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:27 AM   #18395
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Thoughts, please.

Does $16,200 seem a little steep for a 2012 blue leftover on the dealers floor in Anchorage? It does have sides and top boxes, along with Yamaha's skid plate and bash bars.

I thought it was a little high?

They have '13 Matte Gray ones, but not one on the floor for me to look at. I took that to mean they would really like to unload the '12.

He did offer me to test ride yet another blue '12 that was sitting outside.
I just purchased a 2013 Matte Gray one from Anchorage Yamaha, they now have a 2013 White one on the floor for sale. If you want the boxes, skid plate and bash bars the 2012 probably isn't too bad a deal for Alaska.

But if you wanted to check out some other options, you might give Performance Yamaha in Wasilla a call and ask for JP (1-888-355-7669). I have had good dealings with both dealerships, but Performance Yamaha seems a bit more willing to deal. For me they weren't willing to take trades, but Anchorage Yamaha was, so that is where I did my deal.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:29 AM   #18396
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Ha! No, you cannot ride to Nome. The bike is to be based in Anchorage. That is quite a price difference; I figured there were much better deals out there for a new '12 leftover.
Only 2200 miles from Seattle to Anchorage. Surely it doesn't cost Yamaha $4k to ship it there...

Then again I priced shipping a soft top for a jeep from MS to a friend in the Anchorage area. We elected not to ship it after we got the quote from UPS.

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Old 06-14-2013, 06:21 PM   #18397
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Only 2200 miles from Seattle to Anchorage. Surely it doesn't cost Yamaha $4k to ship it there...

Then again I priced shipping a soft top for a jeep from MS to a friend in the Anchorage area. We elected not to ship it after we got the quote from UPS.

They wanted his Alaska Bonus, and then some
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:16 PM   #18398
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I have a new handlebar: Protaper Raptor.
When I saw it on the bike it looked too high but I tried today and it’s perfect to my size.

Wanted to give thanks to Jaumev for the handle bar idea....
Put 150+ miles on the bike today the handle bars were perfect..
Thanks again. Jaumev

We ended up at The Shaifer house located in Port Gibson MS.
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:00 PM   #18399
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These are the same bars? http://www.amazon.com/Pro-Taper-Cont.../dp/B000VZTII4

Any mods needed to swap over everything from the stock bars?
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:16 PM   #18400
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Pro taper handlebars

Yes you will have to get longer (3") bolts,screws what ever you can get..for the factory bar ends and the MSR Bar end insert from Motorcycle Super Store
but you will not be able to use the screws that comes with the inserts..other than that 6 hands
A very easy upgrade.. thanks to RoyQ & Steelpony.....(They are the other 4 hands)
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:17 PM   #18401
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You and Roy and who else?
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:19 PM   #18402
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:21 PM   #18403
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Steve B.
Haven't met him. You central MS fellas sure do like the blue ones. ldmccain has a blue one too.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:00 PM   #18404
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I changed to the Raptor and Rox 1" up 1" back risers after 2-3 months. I still want to use the Rox 2" Pivot to ad to the comfort though I need to install the extended clutch and brake lines.

You need these to anchor the bar end bolts http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...andguards.aspx
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:39 PM   #18405
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Looks good and way cheaper (hundreds of $) than the Flexx bars, hmmmm.
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