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Old 08-24-2008, 04:41 AM   #1471
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Help!!!

I got my Thunderbike crash bars yesterday at work.
The box has a square hole in the side (where I suppose it was inspected by customs?).
Inside is the LHS and RHS bars and one baggie with two longer crank case bolts and two washers. And a keyring and instructions.
I've got an '06 Tiger and it seems pretty cut and dry on installation.
But the rub is why only two longer replacement bolts only for the RHS bar? How did your bars come and did you use the two extra longer bolts?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Jim
P.S. Then I'll put a picture of my Blue Meanie on, cause it will have something different on it!
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:51 AM   #1472
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:50 AM   #1473
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Crash course

Got the Thunderbike bars on in less than an hour. The two long replacement bolts are for the oil side of the crank case. They look sweet and feel like they'll do the job when and if needed.
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:39 PM   #1474
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Old 08-24-2008, 03:15 PM   #1475
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Dude, that tan Steamer is by far the coolest bike I have ever seen.
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:58 PM   #1476
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Patrick,

Have any of your buddies ridden the TT900 and what have they thought? Particularly any KTM950 dudes...or, conversely, have you ridden a 950 and how does it compare?
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:17 PM   #1477
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No. They are afraid of the height (seat at 960 mm).

And I didn't ride the KTM either. 'Cos I have everything I need. And what, if I like the Katoom more than my steamer? I think I would lose much of the fun.

No, I don't need that. If you are happy with your wife, would you want to risk a ride with Cameron Diaz? Except that the KTM isn't half as good looking as her... or even the TT9.




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Old 08-25-2008, 05:33 AM   #1478
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No. They are afraid of the height (seat at 960 mm).

And I didn't ride the KTM either. 'Cos I have everything I need. And what, if I like the Katoom more than my steamer? I think I would lose much of the fun.

No, I don't need that. If you are happy with your wife, would you want to risk a ride with Cameron Diaz? Except that the KTM isn't half as good looking as her... or even the TT9.




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YIKES - almost 38"!!! XR650R height and 950 weight...dangerous combination for my riding skills, that's for sure. I'd be picking that thing up out of the rocks every 11 minutes.

But very wise to stick with what you've got and not stray, at least when it comes to bikes. The rest of your analogy must have gotten mixed up in translation - because there are just some things I'd have to take a chance on...
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:12 AM   #1479
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I've ridden a Steamer (albeit only up and down the block) and a 950. Biggest differences I could feel were:

+ to the 950 for suspesion
+ to the 950 for feeling better balanced
+ to the 950 for better ergos (for me anyway)
+ to the Steamer for looking WAY cooler
+ to the Steamer for being different (EVERYBODY seems to have a 950 these days!)
+ to the Steamer for fun-to-dollar ratio

Just my opinion...both bikes are good fun.
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:18 PM   #1480
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I've ridden a Steamer (albeit only up and down the block) and a 950.
Well, I now officially own and love both.

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Old 08-26-2008, 05:22 AM   #1481
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Well, I now officially own and love both.

Geof


What are you, a Mormon? You can't have and love both...

How's the motor on the 950 compare to the triple?
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:42 AM   #1482
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I thought the Tiger motor was way smoother than the 950
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:58 AM   #1483
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Old 08-26-2008, 10:21 AM   #1484
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I rode a new Katoom Adventure last week. Wind buffetting is similar to the Tig. Suspension on the Adv is way better. Engine on the Tig is way better. Glad I have the Tiger.
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:24 AM   #1485
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I rode a new Katoom Adventure last week. Wind buffetting is similar to the Tig. Suspension on the Adv is way better. Engine on the Tig is way better. Glad I have the Tiger.
You need both.
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