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Old 08-02-2012, 07:01 AM   #496
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I have resisted the seat mod up to this point. Eventually I may try it.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:05 AM   #497
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I have resisted the seat mod up to this point. Eventually I may try it.
The beauty of it is if you don't like it, you've got built in spare seat bumpers to put it back to stock.
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:14 PM   #498
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I was going to ask why in the world you would have to take it off to change the oil then I saw the oil filter hiding in there.

got an idea for you. what if you modded the front up turned piece to be removable. cut it down where the filter would come out and have a new piece made to bolt on the front to look just like what you cut off. have it bolt on the front two bolts.

if that is the problem it causes.

and I have a question.... do those beads on the seat work. I've got to find something to help on my longer rides. my skinny butt sinks into the seat after 150 miles and regardless how much I move it doesn't get much better.
I just rode 11,000 miles on my Beadrider, tho I also wore LDComfort underwear exclusively, and we only rode on 29 out of 37 days on the trip. I had no problems whatsoever - the beads, in my opinion, can be a problem if you're not padded enough, but as it was, perfect. They remind you to move around on the seat, and for me, reduce the excessive "grippy-ness" of the stock seat. When I needed to get across quickly (stopping on a sidehill or whatever) the Beadrider helped with that too. I'll probably never take mine off; also have not done the de-tilt mod.

I just got, but have not yet mounted, the RideOnADV skidplate for the SuperT. It has a detachable door to access the oil filter, and mounts entirely to the frame. Of course, it's quite a bit more expensive even than the Rumbux, but it provides the ultimate protection for this bike.

Pics when it's mounted!
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:27 PM   #499
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I just got, but have not yet mounted, the RideOnADV skidplate for the SuperT. It has a detachable door to access the oil filter, and mounts entirely to the frame. Of course, it's quite a bit more expensive even than the Rumbux, but it provides the ultimate protection for this bike.

Pics when it's mounted!
Mine is being built as we speak...
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:07 PM   #500
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I've done the seat mod to mine, but have yet to put any long days on the bike since.
The seat does feel leveler.

If you run the seat in the low position you cut down the four bumpers in the back and I didn't put the felt on the lip.
This way when you are not on the bike the front of the seat is not lifted up.

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Old 08-03-2012, 04:27 PM   #501
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Mine is being built as we speak...
That is a STOUT looking bash plate. In comparison to others, that will be like having an anvil mounted on your bike You can't tear that up......
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:33 PM   #502
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That is a STOUT looking bash plate. In comparison to others, that will be like having an anvil mounted on your bike You can't tear that up......
It's only about 5lb heavier than the rest of them. I'll put it on a scale when it comes in. If I have to lose 5lb to make up for it, oh well...
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:39 PM   #503
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It's only about 5lb heavier than the rest of them. I'll put it on a scale when it comes in. If I have to lose 5lb to make up for it, oh well...
I wasn't commenting about the weight. Was just saying "badass"
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:11 PM   #504
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I wasn't commenting about the weight. Was just saying "badass"
No worries. It's waaay overkill for around here. Of course, I don't always ride around here. Plus I said with this bike I wasn't going to half-ass anything, full-ass only.
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Old 09-01-2012, 04:34 PM   #505
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After a ride today I decided to change my front tire and do a fender mod.

Old look



New fender without fork guards



With fork guards and new tire




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Old 09-01-2012, 05:17 PM   #506
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Nice DQ.

I'm headed out to the garage in a bit myself. Got some upgrades that have finally all arrived .
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:37 PM   #507
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Those fork seal savers are money well spent. I like the look too.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:12 PM   #508
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You put a KLR fender on a KTM?!?!?!
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:15 PM   #509
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Those fork seal savers are money well spent. I like the look too.
I've been using them on my Husky for a couple of years and have nothing but good things to say about them. They are Shock Sox, held on by velcro, easy to remove and wash.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:17 PM   #510
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You put a KLR fender on a KTM?!?!?!
Actually, I put a KTM 690 fender on it, but it looks a lot like a KLR fender.
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