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Old 08-09-2012, 10:02 AM   #13966
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Keeping with the Tool Tube theme.......

I installed mine today.
Hung it off the SWmotech pannier frame using two holes in the frame that are redundant for Givi panniers and a simple plate.


For the instalation on my Scrambler I had a clamp plate made up with threaded holes to support the plastic of the tube mounting...


(almost) got it inline with the frame tube so it looks noice......it will when the bracket has some paint on it....


How it looks from behind...


An idea that I came up with which is an advantage of my thick plate is that if you use a longer middle screw, it can be used as a locking device:-
a) to stop the top coming loose.
b) to stop thieving hands getting at the contents without an Allen key.


Job done. Just got to get out for a ride to make sure it doesn't fall off or foul the chain guard. And then strip it all off for some black Hammerite.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:23 AM   #13967
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Had to do a front XC tube exchange roadside today. 25 minutes start to finish at a relaxed pace. Bead broke easily with hand pressure. The warning sign: Bike wanted to go straight when I wanted to turn as I came to a stop sign. A very small hole and a very fast leak down. I'll patch the damaged tube for a spare....




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Old 08-09-2012, 11:38 AM   #13968
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Seahorse 720 cases mounted

I posted awhile back the mounting of the Seahorse 520 cases. They've been good for grocery getting and running errands etc. but just thought they'd be too small for trips so I ordered a set of 720s. Same width as the 520s but now I've got lots of space. The 520s will be going on my wife's DR.



Just a bit wider than the mirrors



Happy Trails pannier mount kit, uses knobs inside the bag so it's a quick tool less job to remove the bags.


Here's a couple shots showing how I think the Happy Trails racks will protect the passenger pegs with the bags on or off.


from the top
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:24 PM   #13969
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Seat cover deteriorating?

On the rider's seat the fabric is deteriorating, and not at a seam. It's happening at two spots: on the right rear portion of the rider's perch maybe 1" away from the gap between it and the passenger seat, and at the right front about mid-thigh. Anybody have this problem? Sorry I don't have pictures because I'm at work. Could this be an item under warranty? I bought the bike new and have owned it for 15 months (30,000 miles)...seems a bit premature for the cover to deteriorate.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:47 PM   #13970
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On the rider's seat the fabric is deteriorating, and not at a seam. It's happening at two spots: on the right rear portion of the rider's perch maybe 1" away from the gap between it and the passenger seat, and at the right front about mid-thigh. Anybody have this problem? Sorry I don't have pictures because I'm at work. Could this be an item under warranty? I bought the bike new and have owned it for 15 months (30,000 miles)...seems a bit premature for the cover to deteriorate.
Have you ever put anything on it? One guy here mentioned he Amour-All'd the passenger seat and it started deteriorating. I only have 15k, but my seat looks fine,
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:37 PM   #13971
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Had to do a front XC front tube exchange roadside today. 25 minutes start to finish at a relaxed pace. Bead broke easily with hand pressure. The warning sign: Bike wanted to go straight when I wanted to turn as I came to a stop sign. A very small hole and a very fast leak down. I'll patch the damaged tube for a spare....
I assume you have a center stand? If so, how do you keep the front end off the ground while working with it? Nice work!
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:45 PM   #13972
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Anyone seen an update on when the '13s will be coming out?
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:52 PM   #13973
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I assume you have a center stand? If so, how do you keep the front end off the ground while working with it? Nice work!
you take the front wheel off the bike and the back will be heavy enough to keep it back heavy.(with center stand)
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:15 PM   #13974
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you take the front wheel off the bike and the back will be heavy enough to keep it back heavy.(with center stand)
Works for the rear too. Unless you have a bunch of cargo strapped on.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:50 PM   #13975
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Snapper, had a bad experience putting Armor All on the seat of my first streetbike, so I steer clear of putting that stuff on the seat.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:58 PM   #13976
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I assume you have a center stand? If so, how do you keep the front end off the ground while working with it? Nice work!
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you take the front wheel off the bike and the back will be heavy enough to keep it back heavy.(with center stand)
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Works for the rear too. Unless you have a bunch of cargo strapped on.
Yeah, What these guys said. If you didn't have a centerstand you'd have to do it "dirt bike" style- lay it on its side. For the front make sure you have a 17mm allen head (not provided in the factory tool kit).
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:19 PM   #13977
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If you don't have a center stand you need one of these: http://endurostar.com/

The Tiger is about max size for one, but they will work. They are rated up to KTM950/990, and the tiger isn't any heavier, so good to go. I've used one on my Versys, it was about 450lbs fueled. Great solution, very compact.

Once a bike is on a sidestand they are very easy to lift one end just lifting and pushing a bit. This guy's little invention is brilliant.


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Old 08-09-2012, 04:57 PM   #13978
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Awesome, thanks everyone. I've done plenty of work on bikes, but it's always been in my garage.

Not too experienced with getting stuff done out in the field.
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:21 PM   #13979
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Awesome, thanks everyone. I've done plenty of work on bikes, but it's always been in my garage.

Not too experienced with getting stuff done out in the field.
It's always nice to take care of work in the garage but being prepared for a field assignment will keep you from walking or calling for trailer assistance....
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:58 PM   #13980
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Have you ever put anything on it? One guy here mentioned he Amour-All'd the passenger seat and it started deteriorating. I only have 15k, but my seat looks fine,
I put Armor-All on mine at the service depts direction, didn't help at all. They replaced the seat under warranty yesterday.
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