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Old 01-05-2011, 10:08 AM   #6256
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I think I see a worker or two smoking pot and drinking some beer on a lunch break.

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Old 01-05-2011, 11:23 AM   #6257
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To get around the alu bar and heat loss issue, just use a piece of foil heating duct tape between the heating element and the bar. Works awesome and really reduces heat lost into the bar (only an issue on the non-throttle side obviously).
This may help, but I have two bikes that are essentially identical with respect to their heated grips setup but one has a steel handlebar and the other an aluminum. Even with a good wrapping of heat shrink under the heated grip elements, the alum bar bike has drastically reduced heat from the heated grips, even on the throttle side. The idea of using something with a foil back is a good one... I may try this.

In any event, I'm not planning on swapping the S10's steel bar for an alum one.

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Old 01-05-2011, 12:17 PM   #6258
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Just finished this video about a week ago, and wanted to get a sense how many of you will be riding off road? What hard parts are you currently considering?
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:02 PM   #6259
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Hey Jeremy, I like to be able to take this beast off road once in a while and not have to worry about it. I like your bash plate, looks nice and thick. What is the weight on it? Also your crash bars are growing on me, I will probably be ordering them also. What is the weight of them? I just think the back of them should go up a little highter to follow the lines on the fairing. Any plans for a Version 2 on them soon?

Are you going to be at the NY show displaying any of your products there?
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Old 01-05-2011, 05:53 PM   #6260
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crash bars for sure
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:32 PM   #6261
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...and wanted to get a sense how many of you will be riding off road? What hard parts are you currently considering?
I'll definitely be riding mine offroad. Right now, planning on doing mods in two phases. I've included more than just hard parts just to give a feel for what mods rank where with me personally.

First phase (will be ordered and waiting before bike gets here):
Skid plate
Crash bars
Bar risers.
New top clamp and attached heavy duty hand guards (will shelf factory ones).
Top clamp ram mount for GPS.
Heated gear harness and GPS circuit.
Soft saddlebag racks (for use with my existing dry saddlebags)
Aftermarket windshield
Headlight shield

Second phase:
Install fuse block with two or three circuits
Install dual powerlets in top clamp
Replace rear rack with more robust unit
Top case
U-joint guard
Rear brake master cylinder guard


Possible future additions:
Hard panniers
Exhaust heat shield
LED Driving lights
Wind deflector kit
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:57 PM   #6262
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I'll definitely be riding mine offroad. Right now, planning on doing mods in two phases. I've included more than just hard parts just to give a feel for what mods rank where with me personally.

First phase (will be ordered and waiting before bike gets here):
Skid plate
Crash bars
Bar risers.
New top clamp and attached heavy duty hand guards (will shelf factory ones).
Top clamp ram mount for GPS.
Heated gear harness and GPS circuit.
Soft saddlebag racks (for use with my existing dry saddlebags)
Aftermarket windshield
Headlight shield

Second phase:
Install fuse block with two or three circuits
Install dual powerlets in top clamp
Replace rear rack with more robust unit
Top case
U-joint guard
Rear brake master cylinder guard


Possible future additions:
Hard panniers
Exhaust heat shield
LED Driving lights
Wind deflector kit

Sweeeeeeet
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:08 PM   #6263
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Pretty close to what Chadx is planning.


Skid plate
Crash bars
Rox risers.
New top clamp
Heated gear harness and GPS circuit.
Headlight shield

Install fuse block with two or three circuits
Install dual powerlets in top clamp
Replace rear rack with more robust unit
Top case
U-joint guard
Rear brake master cylinder guard

Givi Trekkers cases
LED Driving lights
Wind deflector kit
Side stand plate
Abs on/off switch
Windshield bracket adjuster
Remove pilon and replace with plate.
New style battery
Replacing all regular bulb lights(except head lamps) with LED bulbs.

I have some of these items from my old bike, but will be ordering soon, the rest of what I need.
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:35 PM   #6264
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Minimalist at first...

  • wind deflector kit
  • heated grips
I will also replace the windshield if I find it to be problematic.
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:12 PM   #6265
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Just finished this video about a week ago, and wanted to get a sense how many of you will be riding off road? What hard parts are you currently considering?

I'll be riding off-road, though I have to admit that probably 70% or more of my riding will be on pavement. That's just the nature of the beast down here where I live. Will probably be a lot of dirt roads, but I'm not even sure I count that as truly "off-road"...

What "hard parts"?

Well, the ones that will be there almost from the start are easy...

- Throttle lock - probably a Kaoko.
- Hard bags - not fully decided which at this point.
- Better rear rack - probably yours there at ALTRider, as it looks the best so far.
- Engine guards - and again, ALTRiders look the best so far.
- Skid Plate - as much for our busted up, crappy roads as off-road, and as above ALTRider's is definitely a front-runner.
- Some add-on fuse box arrangement for easy tap-in for electrical farkles - undecided as to which one at this juncture
- Some way to mount my radar detector - just like I have on all my bikes.

Those are to start... Now to be added, as needed or wanted...

- If past experience is any guide, either a windshield adjuster like WaspWorks, or a different windscreen. I've had good luck with CalSci's in the past.
- Maybe a GPS mount
- Most likely a differing handlebar clamp like the HDB one discussed on another thread. Great place for power sockets and switches for those electrical farkles.
- Additional tie-down hard points for lashing down duffles, etc.
- Maybe some tool tubes for extra small item storage if I can find a less than conspicuous place to mount 'em. Don't wanna' have the hard bags on unless I have to.
- Possibly rear master cylinder guard and shaft boot guard, like ALTRider's, but I've never run into those as being a problem so... I dunno'...
- MAYBE an ABS on-off switch... maybe...
- Perhaps a set of driving lights

Things I know I'll have, but I have a tough time calling them "hard parts"...

- I always have a small seat/tail pack and tank bag I can use on all my bikes. If one of the different ones I already have won't work well on the S-10 then I'll find ones that will.
- Same with some sort of larger duffle bag to go across the top of the seat and top of the hard bags for longer trips.
- Liner bags for the hard bags.

One thing I would like to suggest, or request, of you guys at ALTRider... some sort of dedicated storage container for that neat spot you have developed under your rear rack. I really like your idea there, but the icing on the cake would be some optional carrying cases for that spot. Perhaps a canvas or cordura bag that fits specifically in there, maybe even with attached straps to make it quick and easy to lash in there. Perhaps an injection molded plastic container that fits in there and has attached loops that allow it to be strapped in that spot easily. You've already come up with a great universal spot for people to add their own solutions to stuff in there, but offering a fitted solution or two that can instantly add another storage spot for tools, flat repair gear, first aid kit, etc. would automatically free up riders' other carrying rigs for other gear...

Just a thought.

Thanks for asking what we'd like to see. I know I'm looking forward to sending some coin your way!

Dallara




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Old 01-05-2011, 10:51 PM   #6266
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... some sort of dedicated storage container for that neat spot you have developed under your rear rack...Perhaps a canvas or cordura bag that fits specifically in there...Perhaps an injection molded plastic container
I second that with a preference for a small hard case over a cordura pouch. I wonder if any of the existing pelican cases are close. It would be a great place to stow items you rarely use (hopefully anyway) but always want to have with like flat repair kit and other emergency supplies.
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:55 AM   #6267
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And Please, when you write the installation instructions, include Torque values for the fasteners.
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:48 AM   #6268
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If I wasn't going to ride her offroad, I wouldn't have bought it.
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:37 AM   #6269
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Found this today at POWERBRONZE.co.uk, orderd one. Expensive, 25 + 8 postage but I am fed up with the crud that the front wheel throws over the engine.



http://www.powerbronze.co.uk/2260609...-%20BLACK.item
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:58 AM   #6270
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Found this today at POWERBRONZE.co.uk, orderd one. Expensive, 25 + 8 postage but I am fed up with the crud that the front wheel throws over the engine.



http://www.powerbronze.co.uk/2260609...-%20BLACK.item
They show up on the USA site as well!!! Cool!!!

$37.24

Thanks!

http://www.powerbronzeusa.com/Shop/P...&MC_ID=1564303
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