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Old 08-05-2013, 11:27 PM   #19231
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Just pulled the trigger on a used 2012 with 4 year Y.E.S. warranty Woody's 18"x21" Altrider screen riser and crash bars 1900 mile $12,000.00!
Not many duel sport tire options for the 18" is a bit of a bummer.
Never the less coming off a Triumph Tiger 1050 it's like night and day I like this bike completely..


Congrats on the bike, looks real sharp with the silver wheels and the upgraded tank graphics... Very nice-
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:12 AM   #19232
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:42 AM   #19233
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Looking for a cheap set of stock handlebars for a project. Anybody upgraded, and have a set collecting dust....?
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:31 PM   #19234
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And now I'm starting farkle the 660... She's going to ask me a new house
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:33 PM   #19235
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Just pulled the trigger on a used 2012 with 4 year Y.E.S. warranty Woody's 18"x21" Altrider screen riser and crash bars 1900 mile $12,000.00!
Not many duel sport tire options for the 18" is a bit of a bummer.
Never the less coming off a Triumph Tiger 1050 it's like night and day I like this bike completely..


NICE!!

But she needs a good skid plate NOW!!
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:37 PM   #19236
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And now I'm starting farkle the 660... She's going to ask me a new house
I think the new house will be for you. I hope there is room for two in there.

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Old 08-06-2013, 07:54 PM   #19237
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NICE!!

But she needs a good skid plate NOW!!
I am interested in the Altrider screen riser. Anybody have a link? Seeking a smoother highway ride.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:23 PM   #19238
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I am interested in the Altrider screen riser. Anybody have a link? Seeking a smoother highway ride.
I don't know about the Altrider riser, but my Tobinator screen adjuster works great.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:34 PM   #19239
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I am interested in the Altrider screen riser. Anybody have a link? Seeking a smoother highway ride.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:48 PM   #19240
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I am interested in the Altrider screen riser. Anybody have a link? Seeking a smoother highway ride.
I don't think ALTrider makes a screen adjuster. Could be wrong.
Madstad makes a nice screen bracket that allows up, down, back and forward movement.

If you are thinking of risers, Rox makes those. Try a search on Google for better prices. jmho
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:15 AM   #19241
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I don't think ALTrider makes a screen adjuster. Could be wrong.
Madstad makes a nice screen bracket that allows up, down, back and forward movement.

If you are thinking of risers, Rox makes those. Try a search on Google for better prices. jmho
Hard to beat the Madstad bracket...and the optional cross bar is great for mounting GPS and such
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:05 AM   #19242
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Hard to beat the Madstad bracket...and the optional cross bar is great for mounting GPS and such
+1

I know I like mine.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:59 AM   #19243
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Right then...

My bike shipped, fully loaded at around 380kg. We are not young or light so you can see why I needed to do some suspension work. I obviously do not know your dimensions or luggage load so you may have to think about this. Your total load will determine your tyre pressures and suspension requirements. Dont forget the bike weighs 261kg and is allowed to take 209kg load. The extra load includes panniers, crash bars, etc etc.
470kg total max load did not even allow for me alone when naked (horrible thought) to sit on the bike. I still needed to dress and put the boss on the back.

I changed the rear shock for a Yacugar (the Dutch people that used to own WP before KTM bought them out). The reason was not for performance as I was happy with the Yam one but the bike was seriously over the 209kg (460lb) limit. The unit turned out to be better at damping too and I am not an expert by any means.
I turned the front preload in to about 2 rings exposed (from the original 5.5).

I had a scrren adjuster and an MRA spoiler screen added. This stopped with the blast onto my face and the buffetting that Karen suffered on the top of her head.

My tyres are both Heidenau K60 scouts and I am blown away with them. The front has 16k miles and the rear has 8500. I have just ordered new ones to be put on in about 500 miles time. The only draw back is that they are noisey when worn. I run 46 rear and 36 front but on speaking to Jaxon from www.rideonadv.com today he uses 38 up front and 40 rear when riding solo. When I used the reccomended settings loaded up, the tyres gave uneven wear in the side blocks. Both Jaxon and I have spoken to Heidenau in Germany and they tell us that the overpressure is no problem.

For my seat, I had a problem with the slope so I removed the rear rubber bungs and laid it a bit flatter. I also put a couple of Air Hawk cushion seats and a sheepskin. The sheepskin is now as flat as a board and the whole lot has raised the seat about 1.5". Not a good thing for my 29" inseam.

I raised the bars up and back with a set of damped Rox Risers. I suffered with sore neck/shoulders for some time so I moved the bars forward a bit and the pain went away. I was very surprised by the difference.

Off road mods included welding a plate ON TOP of the side stand foot. I found that the aftermarket foot plates made the sidestand too long when the bike was 2 up. I put 2 brush ties on the foot brake and gear lever to stop them from catching brush and/or bending back on logs etc.

I also put Acerbis socks on my fork legs to stop the seals from dying early. They fairly are easy to put on. Just remove the wheel, the mudguard and the brake calipers and the forks drop out. The socks then slide over from the top.

The grips are Yam heated ones so were not changed. I do however have extended the hand-guards. It is a bonus in cold or wet weather. The extensions are go cart number plates cut down and molded to fit.

Lastly, if you have not done so already, get a bash plate. They are all reasonable for your intended use but DO NOT buy the Yamaha one. It will take your sump out if hit. You will bash the sump plate on kurbs when 2 up.

I did many other mods mainly aimed at load carrying so they are not included here.

If you need any more details, just ask.
Good information. Thank you. Safe riding!
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:34 AM   #19244
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Hard to beat the Madstad bracket...and the optional cross bar is great for mounting GPS and such
Yup with a couple brackets to reinforce it the bracket is rock solid and set up my whole dashboard.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:39 AM   #19245
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Yup with a couple brackets to reinforce it the bracket is rock solid and set up my whole dashboard.
Luni, any pics? I have the madstad too and it does shake a little. But I'm curious on the brackets...
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