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Old 06-07-2012, 06:49 AM   #286
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When changing the suspension setting does the bike have to be off the ground? Or can I just change it?
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:43 AM   #287
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Question to the thread - are these small KTM side cases any good?
They don't really look weather/water proof to me. Also look pretty small so not sure how much stuff may fit in them

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Old 06-07-2012, 09:07 AM   #288
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Question to the thread - are these small KTM side cases any good?
They don't really look weather/water proof to me. Also look pretty small so not sure how much stuff may fit in them

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They are actually pretty roomy if you're not trying to stuff hard items (laptops, etc.) in them. They do come with rain covers included.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:43 AM   #289
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They are actually pretty roomy if you're not trying to stuff hard items (laptops, etc.) in them. They do come with rain covers included.
Rain covers? Mine came with dry bag inserts.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:54 AM   #290
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Rain covers? Mine came with dry bag inserts.
Well, beats me whether they're covers or inserts, I've never used them. I live in the desert North of Los Angeles and haven't ridden in the rain in over ten years.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:55 AM   #291
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Well, beats me whether they're covers or inserts, I've never used them. I live in the desert North of Los Angeles and haven't ridden in the rain in over ten years.
I "jet ski" to work frequently.
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:13 PM   #292
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smt

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Here is my version of that, I find it a pretty great bike for all around use.





Nice comfortable seat, big tank, removed the passenger pegs, cut 2" off the top of the windscreen, and removed the bits that the bags hang on. With the lighter mufflers and the bits removed it makes a clean, light, bike even more so.



Best of both worlds for me.
ok,i think i would take the smt over a sm,now i just need 12 grand !,plus cash for akrapovics
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:54 PM   #293
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Question to the thread - are these small KTM side cases any good?
They don't really look weather/water proof to me. Also look pretty small so not sure how much stuff may fit in them

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They're OK. I did a Seattle to Salt Lake City trip over almost a week (hotels, not camping)...through far more rain than I had hoped, and nothing got wet...the bag liners never even looked wet. I also did a week long Seattle to Laguna Seca trip (camping this time, but no rain). It took some creative packing, but it worked out. They're kinda small, but OK with a tank and/or tail bag.

The zippers are the big issue. They can get sticky so be gentle with them. Mine never gave out, but I always carried a small strap in each bag just in case they did.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:30 PM   #294
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:03 AM   #295
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When changing the suspension setting does the bike have to be off the ground? Or can I just change it?
Only to change the rear preload. Everything else is easily adjustable on the ground.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:19 PM   #296
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Only to change the rear preload. Everything else is easily adjustable on the ground.
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:39 PM   #297
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FIAMM horn

Installed my new horn.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:00 PM   #298
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Installed my new horn.
How much better than stock?
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:53 AM   #299
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I'd love to see him describe "better" with words in this case.

You gotta hear it.
Even the cheap Stebel TM80 horns are unbelievably louder then stock,
and it's not directly comparable since it's not the same sound.

..and then you get to choose high tone or low tone.. or you can use both,
or one which has both tones etc.
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:40 AM   #300
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Better!!! Hmmmm. Its sounds like a real car horn. Like on a ford car.
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