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Old 07-09-2011, 02:05 PM   #196
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It looks like you had to change the muffler position. Was it causing the panniers to stick out too far?
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:29 PM   #197
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like a dummy i had my iphone held side ways so the vid is sideways, but it will get you some sound the tires are louder than the exhaust
Log into Youtube, go into video composing mode select it, click +, and it wil drop down in the timelin, there hover over it, and you will get an option to rotate it, Publish, and we dont have to strain our neck anymore :-)
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It has become a very nice bike, way better than the plastic buell adventure

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Old 07-09-2011, 02:31 PM   #198
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the bike looked off balance with the pannier sticking out about 6" further on one side. It is easy to change when running with out panniers. take the black extension off and then it bolts back up to the stock position using one of the threaded holes that the pannier mounts to.


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Old 07-09-2011, 02:42 PM   #199
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Log into Youtube, go into video composing mode select it, click +, and it wil drop down in the timelin, there hover over it, and you will get an option to rotate it, Publish, and we dont have to strain our neck anymore :-)

It has become a very nice bike, way better than the plastic buell adventure
thanks man, I done learned me somtin' new bout dat dare web stuff

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Old 07-09-2011, 02:57 PM   #200
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Holy Flirkin Schmidt!

I love it! Great job. You are right...it will be a hoot to ride that thing.
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Old 07-09-2011, 04:07 PM   #201
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I forgot this one little detail. At 80mph this thing was like a jack hammer It was actually painful on the old over worked knuckles. The big problem I believe was that the bars were no longer rubber mounted. So I put an Allied top clamp with rubber oversized clamps. The difference is unbelievable, I can ride in comfort even at 90 not that I would ever do that as the law doesn't allow that kind of speed and I would never break the law in anyway, but if I was that type then I could do that

Also the bike would be rock solid at that speed in the twisties if one were to try it. The avons handle very well, hope to get good mileage out of them. I have about 12,000 miles to run before I get back home

Thanks for all the props on the bike I am enjoying it very much and who knows this winter may bring some more updates. I plan on doing some ride report stuff on this trip but it will not be as detailed and nice as what most do so I'll probably just give them here as updates on how the bike is doing. I'm meeting a friend in Washington state and we will ride together from there. He is on a gen 1 KLR
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:20 PM   #202
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Have a good ride John ! That sporty should take you just about anywhere. Post alot of pic's - please !!!

Funny thing - I also just put rubber bar mounts on just today - and it made all the difference in the world
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:04 PM   #203
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I have started the first leg of this trip. I left Sunday heading to Washington state. On this leg I am riding with my mom and dad, who have been riding for over 30 years, my Dad has been on bikes for 55 yrs. This is the first trip we have done together in a long time and I am having a blast with them. Mom is on a 100th anniversary Road King and dad on his 1150 gs adv, quite a mix of bikes to say the least.



So far I have been 1200 miles and 500 on the interstate at speed, the bike is doing great and has plenty of power for the big roads the rest has been two lane and alot of that in the Rockies. The bike is handling the curves very good and is stable when being pushed. Very fun riding the mountains, and losses nothing to the big GS.

anyway enough talk here's some pics







mom and dad






more later they are uploading now, I have a few good ones of the sporty
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:54 PM   #204
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GSA lined up to the dual sporty



me and Mom





rain rain and more rain

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Old 07-13-2011, 04:39 AM   #205
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Damn that looks great John! Where are you now?
I will be riding from Caloundra, Qld to Darwin NT via Birdsville in a week or two and will write it up if I can figure how the start a new thread! My journey will be cold but I will not have snow in the background. Just desert frost.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:03 AM   #206
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here is a link to more detailed ride report, figure I give it another shot

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=706541
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:09 PM   #207
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That's great! Your bike fits as a child of your parent's bikes!
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:06 AM   #208
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your bike

John your bike is awsome!The work you do is fantastic and so are your ideas.I know you can get steel sprockets if you look around a bit.I'll be putting steel sprockets and a chain on mine when I get back home long enough to settle down to work on bikes again.Right now it is the rideing season.Enjoy your trip and keep the shiny side up. xlcc
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Old 07-21-2011, 04:12 PM   #209
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Mom is on a 100th anniversary Road King and dad on his 1150 gs adv, quite a mix of bikes to say the least.
So your mom's on a harley, your dad's on a GS, and you're on some sort of mix of the two. Genetically speaking, that sounds right.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:40 AM   #210
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Well it would be a boon to see Harley taking the Gauntlet and bring it on.

The Harley Crossbreed :-)
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