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Old 08-19-2011, 09:47 PM   #3346
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Rotopax mount Question

Hey buddy,
How is the rotopax system working out for you? Thinking about doing the same to my 950.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:41 PM   #3347
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:56 PM   #3348
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I'm happy I have them- and I'll sure appreciate the range I'll get with them...but I can't help to think there must be a massive mark up on these things. They look good in pictures but when you see them up close there are all sorts of imperfections and the fit and finish isn't what one might expect for $1500+. I say this knowing nothing about the molding process- but I would think they could sell these for half the price they are and still make out pretty well!
Hum... I wonder if it's color specific. I saw some black ones and they looked good.
I wonder what cost is on these things.
I was told that you can see the fuel level even in orange. Then i was told you couldn't. Can you see your fuel in yours?
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:17 PM   #3349
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You need to get your frame to fast track or similiar. Make sure it isnt bent

~~~I've had several bike frames measured in the past by GMD Computrack in Atlanta and agree, this needs to be done, regardless who pays the bill but, make sure you remove all of the tupperware to make it easier for them to measure


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Old 08-19-2011, 11:19 PM   #3350
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I'm happy I have them- and I'll sure appreciate the range I'll get with them...but I can't help to think there must be a massive mark up on these things. They look good in pictures but when you see them up close there are all sorts of imperfections and the fit and finish isn't what one might expect for $1500+. I say this knowing nothing about the molding process- but I would think they could sell these for half the price they are and still make out pretty well!


~~~try making them in your basement, wait, I think some have...I'll gladly pay the mark up=:-)


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Old 08-20-2011, 10:05 AM   #3351
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Relocated the sidestand:)

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Old 08-20-2011, 07:03 PM   #3352
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Hum... I wonder if it's color specific. I saw some black ones and they looked good.
I wonder what cost is on these things.
I was told that you can see the fuel level even in orange. Then i was told you couldn't. Can you see your fuel in yours?
Yes- I can see fuel in mine.
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:49 PM   #3353
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Yes- I can see fuel in mine.
Thank you!
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:27 AM   #3354
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:44 AM   #3355
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Now do yourself a favor and get that sidestand relocated OFF the engine mount.
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:45 AM   #3356
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Now do yourself a favor and get that sidestand relocated OFF the engine mount.
yes, it will be the next project to relocate the sidestand
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:26 PM   #3357
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Well, since you asked....
I tried to sell my 06 950 SM over the last several months, and no interest at the lowest price of $5200. I really like the bike, but only spent about 3 hours off pavement in almost 5 years, and the ground clearance is doing little good for the street. I would have traded for a SuperDuke, but, well, you know dealers.
So I looked into lowering the suspension. I decided to go with Superplush, in San Francisco. I'll update here when the deed is done. I have the bike in pieces now, and have alot of cleaning to do, since I've never washed it with running water. New BS 023 tires and some cosmetic (paint) mods are happening, too. Hopefully all this will satisfy my yen for a new bike.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:40 PM   #3358
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:25 PM   #3359
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Ollalie Lake and Mt Jefferson (Oregon) in the background.
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:50 PM   #3360
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Took it for a ride.... ever day for the last 3 weeks. 6,100km so far and more to go (off to ride the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos). Cairns to the Tip (Cape York) and back, then across to Darwin. My Billetmoto sidestand shit itself on day 2 - so its been interesting finding places to stop. Here's the Pascoe River on the Frenchmans Track - the water was up on the headlights



... and a bit further west

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