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Old 12-30-2013, 05:24 PM   #2386
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okay, did you sit around for hours just waiting for your clock to read 205 ?
nope, i'd blame that on the cosmos, i only had the ignition on for a couple seconds.
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:40 PM   #2387
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pulled a photo from the archives with the old bike leaning over on the stand to show how far down that stupid drain extended. my shop fabbed gravel guard covered it when mounted, but i feel better with it gone.

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Old 12-30-2013, 06:37 PM   #2388
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the old pan had the drain spigot that projected almost to the bottom of the muffler inlet, besides being higher profile in general.

the exhaust system configuration and mounts remain exactly the same, with about 10" of clearance under the low point at the collector, but now it looks like the exhaust is visually lower. big difference in appearance with the low profile pan.

Are you keeping the low mount exhaust on this one also?
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:39 PM   #2389
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Are you keeping the low mount exhaust on this one also?
yes, keeping the low exhaust with the OEM 80db can. adequate clearance for the roads i'm on, including some damn rough ones. i've been on those roads with a variety of different bikes, many of which were banging away on the skids, while this one didn't touch anything.

when i rode that bike up to Anchorage this season, it had the Leo Vince mounted, well, that confirmed that i didn't want a loud exhaust. no difference in performance, just more noise. 500miles/day, it's annoying. no stealth either, and every once in a while, that's whats required.

ya can put a floor jack under the OEM can and lift the bike if need be.

finally, i like the panniers mounted in tight, no fat assed moto for me. some of the bikes with high exhausts have mounts/panniers that look 5' wide, huge through the rear. snap a photo of that thang, put it up in the Chubby thread down in JM.
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Old 01-01-2014, 12:46 PM   #2390
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these small duffles available in black at Home Depot. some kind of pvc fabric, probably not 100% waterproof, but not bad for $8.98 on sale. black bag for the black rat...

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Old 01-01-2014, 01:31 PM   #2391
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getting the parts together for the controls, one change i always make is to source a used clutch cable adjuster with the large locking wheel, about twice as big as the OEM wheel. makes it much easier to make an adjustment on the fly without removing the gloves. tightens and loosens easier too.

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Old 01-01-2014, 02:50 PM   #2392
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these small duffles available in black at Home Depot. some kind of pvc fabric, probably not 100% waterproof, but not bad for $8.98 on sale. black bag for the black rat...


I can't find those at the closest HD.Can you post a sku or item number?I will look online for them.

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getting the parts together for the controls, one change i always make is to source a used clutch cable adjuster with the large locking wheel, about twice as big as the OEM wheel. makes it much easier to make an adjustment on the fly without removing the gloves. tightens and loosens easier too.

What bike are those from?
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Old 01-01-2014, 03:55 PM   #2393
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I can't find those at the closest HD.Can you post a sku or item number?I will look online for them.



What bike are those from?

try this...

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-20-...0050/203840275

Home Depot has a store inventory feature, so you can check online to see if a particular store has any left.

that cable adjuster is from a KLR650, but i'm sure there are others the same size. having the large wheel is handy.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:52 PM   #2394
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try this...

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-20-...0050/203840275

Home Depot has a store inventory feature, so you can check online to see if a particular store has any left.

that cable adjuster is from a KLR650, but i'm sure there are others the same size. having the large wheel is handy.
Thanks for the info.I'll be picking me up a couple this weekend,if I make it to town.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:04 PM   #2395
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these small duffles available in black at Home Depot. some kind of pvc fabric, probably not 100% waterproof, but not bad for $8.98 on sale. black bag for the black rat...


I used one of those to go from Florida to New Mexico and back last week. I hit some extremely heavy wind driven rain; the bag only had a few drops of water in it after about 6 hours on the road.

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Old 01-02-2014, 07:06 AM   #2396
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I used one of those to go from Florida to New Mexico and back last week...
that's a darn good field test for a $9 bag.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:28 AM   #2397
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Looks like your Givi has been on outrigger duty

And thar's mud on them tires

Can't count how many times my Givis have been down and they are still watertight.

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Old 01-02-2014, 02:51 PM   #2398
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HD was kind enough to call around - Denver, Co stores are all sold out even though online it may say some are available, the closest two stores I started with were sold out before christmas


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try this...

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-20-...0050/203840275

Home Depot has a store inventory feature, so you can check online to see if a particular store has any left.

that cable adjuster is from a KLR650, but i'm sure there are others the same size. having the large wheel is handy.
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:07 PM   #2399
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[QUOTE=sanjoh;23116307

Can't count how many times my Givis have been down and they are still watertight.

[/QUOTE]

why the heck you falling over so much, can't be the rat bike.
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:14 PM   #2400
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HD was kind enough to call around - Denver, Co stores are all sold out even though online it may say some are available...
our 10 local stores all show inventory, but i haven't called. i just got mine the other day, and there were plenty left.
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