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Old 12-08-2011, 08:49 AM   #151
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How about an exchange program. You can come over here and ride my Norge and I will go over there and ride your Futura.

where are you located?
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:50 AM   #152
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looking forward to next week. I'm flying up to Philly to pick up my wife's Norge and riding it back to Memphis. I've told her that if there's a storm front heading east, I'm just gonna start riding south until I find warmth, then head west. Who knows, maybe I can turn a two day ride into a week.
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:49 PM   #153
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How about an exchange program. You can come over here and ride my Norge and I will go over there and ride your Futura.
Deal. Come on over anytime.
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Old 12-11-2011, 02:01 PM   #154
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I just added a dipstick extender to the Norge.


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Old 12-11-2011, 03:21 PM   #155
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nice. there was one on the bike i test rode back in Oct.
looked like a good idea.
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:41 PM   #156
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I had to do the Dipstick upgrade because the stock plastic stick broke off.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:54 AM   #157
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Any Norge owner interested in testing/owning a set of 1" drop pegs from Knight Design? I have heard that lower pegs could be a problem with the side stand..anyone confirm?

I tested a set for my Griso and heard they are the same as the Norge. I had a set revised for the stock spring and will send the revised set to a Norge owner to try. Looking for more leg room? PM me and we can discuss.

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Stock spring:


Stock peg, Buell peg, KD peg...and matching springs:
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:28 PM   #158
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I'd be interested in trying them. i'm picking up an '07 tomorrow.
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:14 PM   #159
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my legs are short, the stock Norge fits me well.
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:04 PM   #160
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Any Norge owner interested in testing/owning a set of 1" drop pegs from Knight Design? I have heard that lower pegs could be a problem with the side stand..anyone confirm?

I tested a set for my Griso and heard they are the same as the Norge. I had a set revised for the stock spring and will send the revised set to a Norge owner to try. Looking for more leg room? PM me and we can discuss.
I tried the adjustable ones from Moto-International. The U.S. style steel sidestand rests on the underside of the alloy peg. Not only do you get lots of engine vibrations through your boot sole, but in 600 miles the sidestand had ground a big notch in the underside of the peg. I tried placing a bumper on the sidestand, which kinda worked--the vibrations stopped and the grinding stopped but now I was dragging the stand on not-very-tight left turns. The Euro-style sidestand works OK with the MI pegs, but I like my big foolproof American sidestand too much so I got rid of the MI pegs.

Looking at your pic, I'd guess in advance that your peg will have the same sidestand problem. I can test mule it for you if you'd like. PM me.
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:24 PM   #161
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Just picked up my wife's 2007 GT and rode it to Memphis from Philly. Overall, I'm very impressed. The exhaust note is very musical. I'm on the big Side and the knees were pretty crowded. Hopefully some lower pegs will help. The front end was a little willowy over rough pavement, but I was pushing it pretty hard.

I never did drag the center stand, and I was pushing it through corners marked 20 mph at 45 mph. But I move around a lot and lean well into the corners, not just sitting straight up and leaning the bike underneath me.
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Old 12-20-2011, 01:31 PM   #162
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we need to see some pics Disco or it didn't happen.

sent a deposit on one today will pick up soon
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:16 PM   #163
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If anyone is thinking about pitching the lower leg fairings and chin fairing in the dumpster, then adding a 1200 Sport chin fairing, here's what it looks like in red--





Oh, and before you ask, those are Multistrada mirrors and a Givi tail case.
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:35 PM   #164
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That looks real good!
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:08 PM   #165
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New Norge

pulled the trigger on the 7th of Jan. drove down to Ga. to pick this up. looking forward to spring and lots of miles

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