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Old 09-11-2010, 02:21 AM   #931
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Swapped out the front Scorpion for a half-worn MT21 that I had sitting in the garage and went for a ride. After 190km of dirt and tar, I'm very impressed with the Mefo Super Explorer rear / Pirelli MT21 front combo. There's plenty of grip on loose dirt and they're quite stable at speed on the highway. I think I'll run 'em into the ground and then buy the same again. Pressures for anyone who cares: 27psi F, 30psi R.

Today was my also first substantial ride on dirt with the Magura SX bars. In a word: Wow!

The SX bars are heaps better than the stock bars. Good width and sweep with plenty of room for my gangly arms. They're comfortable when seated although they do need to be a bit higher when I'm standing so some bar risers are on the cards.
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:41 AM   #932
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Clutch and Alt Covers, functional protection but so much flash. Garmin Nav and Ram Mount. Ram makes a mounting ball that attaches directly to the handlebar riser. I think it looks cleaner than the separate U-mount attachment point.


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Old 09-11-2010, 08:28 AM   #933
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Interesting.. your orange bike came with a black glove box?
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:48 AM   #934
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I got the white one. This is a pic from when it was brand new, before the mods I've done. Since then, FMF pipes, C2 throttle control, upgraded the map to R spec, riser and pegs, plus some other tweaks. This bike is serious wide-grin fun.

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Old 09-11-2010, 08:54 AM   #935
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Interesting.. your orange bike came with a black glove box?
Yessir. I guess that's the way it's supposed to be? The orange one at Elite was like that (I think).
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:58 AM   #936
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I see the white one posted above has a black box too.
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Old 09-11-2010, 02:02 PM   #937
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I see the white one posted above has a black box too.
It's not painted. Just black plastic of some sort.
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Old 09-11-2010, 02:49 PM   #938
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It's not painted. Just black plastic of some sort.
Is standard in all >09 models.
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:39 PM   #939
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It's not painted. Just black plastic of some sort.
And it also comes stock with a lock (via the same place you remove the seat), turn the key the other way and the glove box locks. While someone could get into it if they really wanted to, it's a nice feature to have.
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:49 PM   #940
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Garmin Nav and Ram Mount. Ram makes a mounting ball that attaches directly to the handlebar riser. I think it looks cleaner than the separate U-mount attachment point.


i really like the way your gps is mounted. do yo have any mor pictures? do you mind sharing the part numbers or any thing else for you mounting system? hows the vibration? have you had it off road? does it block your gauges when your sitting? can you rotate the gps for standing? i have a garmin 550.

thanks so much
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:17 PM   #941
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And it also comes stock with a lock (via the same place you remove the seat), turn the key the other way and the glove box locks. While someone could get into it if they really wanted to, it's a nice feature to have.
Thanks for that. My sales guy, an inmate here, actually showed me that at delivery.
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:06 AM   #942
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After crashing the mighty nine ninety a few months ago, I've finaly got around to getting it back on the road. The subframe is almost straight again and its got a new exhaust, pegs and mirror.
I still have plenty of work to do though, paint the Touratech screen, modify the rally bashplate to suit the header and build some rear fuel tanks.
At least I can ride it in between working on it now.

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Old 09-12-2010, 03:27 AM   #943
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g,day lc8 checking out your new single system , what is the difference in lenght from front too rear .
were collector joins, and is there a mutch more bottem end ,mid range power
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:22 AM   #944
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Here's a couple more pic. First from the rider's view. Ram mounts swing/rotate over a very wide range, so I have no problem finding a good position for view. I haven't been out yet so can't speak to vibration. Other inmates swear by them. Going for a long ride today. Will post if there are any issues. Ram makes mounts to fit pretty much every device. Second pic is the mount disassembled. You can see my finger for scale. I didn't wnat the standard issue U clamp and emailed Ram about alts. they sent me to cyclegadget.com, part no. RAM-8C8 for the ball that mounts directly to the riser.
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:23 AM   #945
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Sry, here's sencond pic:
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