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Old 07-04-2013, 11:04 AM   #17611
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Agreed... Cheap fix! I put on a pair of Pro Grip 714 Dual Sport MX Grips. They are thicker in the middle to spread the weight and relieve the pressure from the outside of your hands. As a bonus they also provide much better vibration isolation, and being a larger diameter help prevent throttle hand cramps.

These are the grips i've run since day 1 with the bike. good stuff!
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:07 AM   #17612
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These are the grips i've run since day 1 with the bike. good stuff!
You guys keeping my credit card company happy.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:07 AM   #17613
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Greetings,
Was ready to pull the trigger on buying a new DR650SE and was supposed to pick it up on Saturday. Before sealing the deal made one last trip to all the bike shops and found a gorgeous matte green 2013 XC. Thought about it overnight then emailed the dealer the next morning and he accepted my offer. Pick it up tomorrow. Looking forward to learning about the bike and how to farkle it to death.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:11 AM   #17614
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fuck it. its just money
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:23 AM   #17615
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Greetings,
Was ready to pull the trigger on buying a new DR650SE and was supposed to pick it up on Saturday. Before sealing the deal made one last trip to all the bike shops and found a gorgeous matte green 2013 XC. Thought about it overnight then emailed the dealer the next morning and he accepted my offer. Pick it up tomorrow. Looking forward to learning about the bike and how to farkle it to death.
Well done, I've had mine (same colour) for a couple of months and have spent far to much money on it but broke my ankle last week so no riding for 6 weeks.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:32 AM   #17616
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fuck it. its just money
I know.
But it leave less money for hookers and blow.
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:51 PM   #17617
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Greetings,
Was ready to pull the trigger on buying a new DR650SE and was supposed to pick it up on Saturday. Before sealing the deal made one last trip to all the bike shops and found a gorgeous matte green 2013 XC. Thought about it overnight then emailed the dealer the next morning and he accepted my offer. Pick it up tomorrow. Looking forward to learning about the bike and how to farkle it to death.
Whopping step up. From mild to wild.

Hope you have some seat time prior. Definitely not a beginner bike.
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:20 PM   #17618
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With all this talk about ergos I thought I would post up my personal review of the new Sergeant "World Sport Adventure Touring" 2 piece seat set.

Summary: Utter rubbish.

I would post up pictures, but I took it off and put it back in the box and am trying to decide what's next. Send it back or have a local guy do some reshaping.

Overall it has some potential, but has some serious flaws that can only be partially overcome.

The first problem, which is not going to change, is the base. Sergeant makes their own seat base. It is plastic that looks like carbon fiber. It is not, but what it is, is thin and flimsy. It installs nicely and fits okay, but just okay. The seat/tank junction is not as clean as stock. However, as soon as you sit on it, it wiggles around underneath your weight. Also, when you sit on it, it pulls away from the gas tank junction. Now, I'm not as skinny as I used to be, but still only weigh around 195 lbs, so IMO, at that weight there is no way it should do either of these things.

That overall is a minor issue, but the major issue is the shape of the seat. The rear portion of the seat is nicely done and is a much better shape than stock. However, the front of the seat is horrid. It is too wide and forces your legs too far outward at stops. More importantly there is a weird hump or ridge that puts pressure on the backs of my legs which causes my feet to go numb in less than 20 minutes. Sergeant uses a super dense foam, like Corbin does and because it's so dense it does not give under your weight; so that ridge does not disappear, it just puts pressure on either my nerve or the femoral artery and make my feet go numb.

And, lastly, the passenger seat extends back further than stock. I have the Altrider rear rack and they interfere with each other. It makes installation and removal a challenge. Not really a flaw with Sergeant, but something that was not engineered well. However, what is a flaw is the latch. It is too short to just snap into place, like the factory seat. You have to really give it a good whack to get it to latch. Then getting it to unlatch is really a challenge too. In the short term it's not that big of a deal, but long term I think it could lead to excessive wear and tear to Tiger latching mechanism.

IMO, save your money and don't buy this seat.
Thanks for the detailed information. Saddleman may be a viable option...
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:30 PM   #17619
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Whopping step up. From mild to wild.

Hope you have some seat time prior. Definitely not a beginner bike.

A little seat time, been riding since 1972 or so and also own a 2012 Kawasaki Concours 1400. So I should be able to handle the XC:)

I have a Givi V46 Monokey Topcase mounted on the rack of the Concours. Does anyone make an adapter so I can pop this on the rear rack of the XC?

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Old 07-04-2013, 02:20 PM   #17620
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A little seat time, been riding since 1972 or so and also own a 2012 Kawasaki Concours 1400. So I should be able to handle the XC:)

I have a Givi V46 Monokey Topcase mounted on the rack of the Concours. Does anyone make an adapter so I can pop this on the rear rack of the XC?
I have the Altrider one, it's compatible with Givi and can also mount a Rotopax to it. I'm happy with it.
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:48 PM   #17621
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I have the Altrider one, it's compatible with Givi and can also mount a Rotopax to it. I'm happy with it.

Do I need to buy a new rear rack or just the mounting kit for the Givi?
Thanks
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:52 PM   #17622
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Do I need to buy a new rear rack or just the mounting kit for the Givi?
Thanks
http://www.altrider.com/altrider-lug...xc/pcid/708-15

This is what I have too. I run the Givi Trekker as a top case.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:25 PM   #17623
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Altrider Rear Rack without Givi mounting kit:



With the mounting kit:



With Givi topcase:





And in use with full set up:

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Old 07-04-2013, 04:36 PM   #17624
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Altrider Rear Rack without Givi mounting kit:


That sure is purdy!
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:57 PM   #17625
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Pro Grip Dual Sport MX grips

Do these grips require unusual modifications to fit the XC? I would love a fatter grip as I have XL hands.
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