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Old 09-10-2012, 06:49 AM   #14206
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markbvt, how do you like the DrySpec bags, how long have you had them, and how are they holding up? I bought the Twisted Throttle tail bag in June of 2011 and it is already starting to fall apart.
I got mine for this trip, and both have held up great. The webbing loops have a tendency to pull out their stitching if you put too much tension on them, so to hold the smaller bag on top of the larger one I attached the straps to the solid strap loops intended for the top carry handle. Worked perfectly.

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Old 09-10-2012, 08:05 AM   #14207
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Palmer Products!
Thanks, for something completely unrelated. THEY make the over the pillion seat luggage rack I've been looking for, for 4 months
Cool!

I was digging that rack, too. Sorta' BMW R80GS-ish.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:45 AM   #14208
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I was digging that rack, too. Sorta' BMW R80GS-ish.
Also check out the Jesse Luggage passenger seat rack / compartment. Though I'm not 100% certain whether I like that sharp edge just around my lower back.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:50 AM   #14209
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I used Palmer Products extensions, on my 1050. They're a pretty generic item that'll probably fit anything.
Strange thing is they makes extensions for the 1050 and 1200 but not 800. I sent them an email asking about extenders for the 800 just in case they have something but it's not on their website. Looks like they make some useful stuff.

I have some plastic material that I was going to make my own extensions with but I'd rather buy some if they are pretty cheap.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:00 PM   #14210
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Strange thing is they makes extensions for the 1050 and 1200 but not 800. I sent them an email asking about extenders for the 800 just in case they have something but it's not on their website. Looks like they make some useful stuff.

I have some plastic material that I was going to make my own extensions with but I'd rather buy some if they are pretty cheap.
They said the 800's guards were too complicated for extensions and they weren't sure if the Explorer guards were fit as they might be too big and hit screen at full lock.
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:41 PM   #14211
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Strange thing is they makes extensions for the 1050 and 1200 but not 800. I sent them an email asking about extenders for the 800 just in case they have something but it's not on their website. Looks like they make some useful stuff.

I have some plastic material that I was going to make my own extensions with but I'd rather buy some if they are pretty cheap.
The 1050 dimensions are 65mm wide by 235mm long. They have a taper at the outer ends with the inner being straight. The material is pliable enough to cut with a utility knife. It's unfortunate their site pics aren't very good.

Explorer 1200 pic gives an idea of the material and general shape.

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Old 09-10-2012, 02:53 PM   #14212
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For those XC riders that aren't particularly fond of tubed tires this is a little project that doesn't require too much effort and results in a tire that can (usually) be easily plugged roadside. There's a fair amount of info on spoke sealing for those curious types.

Usual disclaimer for project like this: Preform at your own risk.

Rear has a "safety lip" on the wheel. Let me tell ya, this would be a real bitch to break the bead trail-side with a sidestand.



Scuff the surface up and clean with non-alcohol solvent



Cover the spokes in case a future adjustment is needed and insert proper tubeless valve stem.



Cover evenly with, in this case, 3M 5200 sealant.




Allow product to cure. They have a regular and a Fast Cure 5200. If I do this again it'll be with the Fast Cure.
Install tire, balance, submerge in tub to check for tiny leaks, and ride.





Several rides and all is well.
If the front wheel had "safety lips" I would be sealing that one too, but most of my punctures have been on the rear so hopefully the front won't need an in the field fix....
Hmmm. No more pictures. Does this mean the experiment failed?
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:54 PM   #14213
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:55 PM   #14214
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Also check out the Jesse Luggage passenger seat rack / compartment. Though I'm not 100% certain whether I like that sharp edge just around my lower back.
I hadn't been on their site, in a while. I do like their stuff, though.
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:57 PM   #14215
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[img] https://picasaweb.google.com/1127585...50647463731026 [/img]
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What's the story on all that?
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:43 PM   #14216
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Hmmm. No more pictures. Does this mean the experiment failed?
Nope. Spoke seal still going strong with 6k miles on it.

The fail belongs to Photobucket....
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:49 PM   #14217
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Nope. Spoke seal still going strong with 6k miles on it.

The fail belongs to Photobucket....
That's great news! I just changed my tires for the first time at 12,000miles. I'll be doing the mod at next tire change if things continue to go well

Thanks for the mod. Much appreciated
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:07 AM   #14218
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They said the 800's guards were too complicated for extensions
The bit they probably left out is "why extend a piece of shit?"
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:09 AM   #14219
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What's the story on all that?
I refer you to my comment immediately above this......
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:20 AM   #14220
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Fellow Tiger owners...has anyone got MIVV exhaust on their Tiger? If so - would it be by any chance possible to take photo directly from the back and then from the top of your set up? I am in desperate need to change exhaust but looking for something that will let me save few cm on rear width (to build symmetrical luggage rack). And any feedback on MIVV will be very appreciated. I do plan to run it always with DB killer - just for information.
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