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Old 04-19-2012, 12:24 PM   #12316
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I'd like to do this, but $40 bucks for a 2 small brackets & some crappy hardware is too much for me. Has anyone rigged up their own?

Oh, and the anti-shock handlebar risers from Rox, anyone have a part number for me please?
I put mine on last week. Its worth $40. It's really easy to install and will save you tons of time to try and make one.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:34 PM   #12317
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I put mine on last week. Its worth $40. It's really easy to install and will save you tons of time to try and make one.
I was thinking I might just go to Home Depot and spend 10 minutes looking around the hardware section. It's going to be a week or two before I hit the dirt so I have the time.

What do all of you think of the radiator guard, and fork/shock socks?
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:08 PM   #12318
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I'd like to do this, but $40 bucks for a 2 small brackets & some crappy hardware is too much for me. Has anyone rigged up their own?

Oh, and the anti-shock handlebar risers from Rox, anyone have a part number for me please?
I made my own fender risers from some extra s/s parts I had laying around. Quite easy actually and If I remember right I got something like 10 mm more rise than the TT ones.

I have the ROX risers too, sorry dont remember the part #. Great item and helped the pain between my shoulder blades go away. I was sent the non-annodized ones first when I paid for the annodized so be careful. I didn't buy direct from ROX as they were out at the time. The annodized match much better with the existing brackets. ROX helped me sort out the whole mess with the vendor, great company and product. You might want to consider the anti-vibe ones as I started feeling a vibration after I installed them. I do run a knobby tire though. I solved that with a throttle lock and bar end weights. Great now.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:00 PM   #12319
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I was thinking I might just go to Home Depot and spend 10 minutes looking around the hardware section. It's going to be a week or two before I hit the dirt so I have the time.

What do all of you think of the radiator guard, and fork/shock socks?
Since I'm cheap, I made the risers out of scrap aluminum sheet metal. Why pay $40, when all you gotta do is be able to drill some holes and a few cuts. Granted, not as pretty, but neither is my homemade rock guard.

Did pay for teh fork socks though, couldn't find a koozie small enough to use.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:10 PM   #12320
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Did pay for teh fork socks though, couldn't find a koozie small enough to use.
So you think fork socks are a good idea? How about the shock?
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:30 PM   #12321
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So you think fork socks are a good idea? How about the shock?

Personally, I put the universal Acerbis airbox mudflap on mine as several others have done to protect the shock. Works perfectly and easy to do.

There are several posts showing guys doing this mod. Here's one with the Acerbis part number: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....postcount=6831
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:15 AM   #12322
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Doesn't help for me. I started refusing to buy from Touratech as they are generally 50 to 80% more expensive than the same stuff in the German Touratech web store - where it is already expensive.
Same here in the UK. And, to make it worse, under EU law I'm supposed to be able to buy stuff anywhere in Europe but Touratrash refuse to sell to me off their German website.
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:23 AM   #12323
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So you think fork socks are a good idea? How about the shock?
I've got both.
The fork sock from Touratrash because it was the only one I could find that didn't involve taking each fork leg apart. It's basically a square of neoprene with some velcro stitched on and wraps around the legs held on the top with a cable tie. Is it a good idea? I think so because it/they will protect the chrome legs from grit and stones hitting the working part of the legs and, thus, gives extra protection to the seals.
The sock sock I went with the R&G which is basically the same thing.
Both are quite easy to fit although the fitting in the clearance around the shock is a bit of a squeeze.
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:26 AM   #12324
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I made my own fender risers from some extra s/s parts I had laying around. Quite easy actually and If I remember right I got something like 10 mm more rise than the TT ones.
Which means that you're more likely to break the mudguard when the forks fully compress. I refer you to this thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=704559 where it has happened. Sorry but you'll have to do the searching through.
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:36 AM   #12325
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Well after a lot of looking and soul searching looky what I pick up today.




I had narrowed my choice down to the 1050 and the 800. I guess it's obvious which one I chose.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:39 AM   #12326
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Well after a lot of looking and soul searching looky what I pick up today.

I had narrowed my choice down to the 1050 and the 800. I guess it's obvious which one I chose.
Congrats! I like that color, if they had that on the XC it's what I would have gotten.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:42 AM   #12327
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Same here in the UK. And, to make it worse, under EU law I'm supposed to be able to buy stuff anywhere in Europe but Touratrash refuse to sell to me off their German website.
You could go through the trouble of notifying consumer protection agencies, but you could also just refuse to buy from these a**** and make your opinion well known.

I have made my opinion about them very clear in an email to TT (US and DE) and also I'm fairly verbal why I'm not buying their stuff. It is generally average quality on the better end of "average", but even the German prices are super expensive for what you get.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:46 AM   #12328
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I'd like to do this, but $40 bucks for a 2 small brackets & some crappy hardware is too much for me. Has anyone rigged up their own?

Oh, and the anti-shock handlebar risers from Rox, anyone have a part number for me please?
These are the ones I have, I bought them somewhere on Amazon for about $125.

http://www.roxspeedfx.com/cgi-bin/ca...?parts_id=9686

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Old 04-20-2012, 07:50 AM   #12329
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Well after a lot of looking and soul searching looky what I pick up today.



I had narrowed my choice down to the 1050 and the 800. I guess it's obvious which one I chose.
Best color there is!

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Old 04-20-2012, 09:16 AM   #12330
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Well after a lot of looking and soul searching looky what I pick up today.




I had narrowed my choice down to the 1050 and the 800. I guess it's obvious which one I chose.
Same color as mine but except my frame is silver. I do like the black frame. Is that a 2012 color option?
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