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Old 01-09-2013, 09:48 AM   #736
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Woohoo! Another Matte Green! Welcome to the Club!!!
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:02 AM   #737
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Nice color!
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:20 AM   #738
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This may have been covered, but as a newby to offroading, I am keen to get some feedback on different pegs.

Pivot Pegs - http://www.pivotpegz.net/
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Fixed Pegs - http://www.motorradgarage.com.au/pro...product_id=224
I could be mistaken, but I believe the SWMotech pegs are lower than the Pivot Pegz. I have the Pivot Pegz on my DRZ and they are great, but I might prefer the lower option for the T800XC.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:36 AM   #739
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I could be mistaken, but I believe the SWMotech pegs are lower than the Pivot Pegz. I have the Pivot Pegz on my DRZ and they are great, but I might prefer the lower option for the T800XC.
SWmotech pegs CAN be lower as they have two positions.
However, I found that in the lowest setting you cannot adjust the brake lever down enough to match.
Personally I don't need or want them in the lower setting. I was just going to try them there. They do seem well made and are considerably wider and more robust than the OE pegs which I've bent a couple of times.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:26 PM   #740
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Why are you guys over looking the Triumph tank bags? We used both on our trip, see signature below. The adventure bag is much better for long trips, cool harness set up and easy to fill your tank. I used the city bag. A little too small for me traveling for 44 days but I did it. No harm done to the tank and they look good too.


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The Triumph tank bags are HUGE! I like the feeling of not sitting directly over the front tire (think Ducati Hypermotard)...I prefer to feel like I've got a little bit of motorcycle in front of my body, but the Triumph tank bags take that to an extreme. The Triumph bags are like sitting behind a high wall...too big for me. I got the smaller of the two and use it as a tailbag for daily running around, and it's perfect for that.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:14 PM   #741
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Woohoo! Another Matte Green! Welcome to the Club!!!
Green is the new Black This is mine at Toonumbar State Forest last w/end. Road tyres had good grip surprisingly, it was dry though. Can't wait to get some "claws" put on.


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Old 01-09-2013, 04:58 PM   #742
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Green is the new Black
Nice. It also looks like milk-crate is the new tail bag.
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:10 PM   #743
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Nice. It also looks like milk-crate is the new tail bag.
Yeah, necessity is the mother of invention and all that, as they say.... or should that be an empty wallet
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:41 PM   #744
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Love the new green color.

It may not be as big of an issue on the matt finish. Just keep an eye on it 'till there's plenty of cure time.

Also beware that with the matt finish you cannot rub out scratches and flaws like you can on a gloss finish. There is no wet-sand and polish ability there. It's a popular look these days for hi-tech stuff, but very difficult to apply evenly and once it's on you're done. Looks great though!
Got it! Thanks! Also to Backwoods and Advtenn!
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:59 PM   #745
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Ummmm...the crate has gotta go...

You're ruining our reputation.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:03 PM   #746
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Ummmm...the crate has gotta go...

You're ruining our reputation.
agreed...that ain't no VStrom!
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:12 PM   #747
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agreed...that ain't no VStrom!
Hey Red...I grew up there, Edmonds WA. Bought my first 'dualsport' at Lynwood Suzuki, it was a Penton Six Days. I put a headlight on it and a bicyle horn and rode it to school. No one had uttered the word 'dualsport' yet, it hadn't been invented. I've been a KTM fan since.

We used to ride where the Alderwood Mall is now, Overlake Hospital in Kirland, and the 747 Plant in Everett. When I was in grade school there was no I-5 freeway, there was Hwy 99.

Besides, the 'stroms aren't what I was thinking of...more along the lines of one of them kawi things.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:15 PM   #748
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Ummmm...the crate has gotta go...

Nah mate, a slab of beer fits right in no tighen' down or nothin'. Plus it's handy when i gotta go fix fences, I put my wire strainers, pliers,wire etc in there, save scratchin' anything good!! . I aint no latte sipping topbox snob..
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:28 PM   #749
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Hey Red...I grew up there, Edmonds WA. Bought my first 'dualsport' at Lynwood Suzuki, it was a Penton Six Days. I put a headlight on it and a bicyle horn and rode it to school. No one had uttered the word 'dualsport' yet, it hadn't been invented. I've been a KTM fan since.

We used to ride where the Alderwood Mall is now, Overlake Hospital in Kirland, and the 747 Plant in Everett. When I was in grade school there was no I-5 freeway, there was Hwy 99.

Besides, the 'stroms aren't what I was thinking of...more along the lines of one of them kawi things.
Small world. I live 5 minutes from Alderwood Mall, bought my Tiger at Seattle Triumph (Lynnwood Cycle Barn). I work in Kirkland very near the Overlake Hospital. It is quite a bit more developed and busy now than what you describe. Makes for an interesting daily commute on the I-405...which probably also didn't exist when you lived here. I sold my VStrom to get my Tiger...so that was the impetus of my joke. It was a cheaper bike, and a lot of people who owned one, myself included, did things such as bolt milk crates on there and the like....things I wouldn't even dream of doing to my Tiger. But I love both bikes...just had to decide as I couldn't have both.
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Small world. I live 5 minutes from Alderwood Mall, bought my Tiger at Seattle Triumph (Lynnwood Cycle Barn). I work in Kirkland very near the Overlake Hospital. It is quite a bit more developed and busy now than what you describe. Makes for an interesting daily commute on the I-405...which probably also didn't exist when you lived here. I sold my VStrom to get my Tiger...so that was the impetus of my joke. It was a cheaper bike, and a lot of people who owned one, myself included, did things such as bolt milk crates on there and the like....things I wouldn't even dream of doing to my Tiger. But I love both bikes...just had to decide as I couldn't have both.

Ha...yes, I know it's busy up there. My oldest daughter is with Clyde Hill PD, the younger one a commercial electrician. And my sister has a collection biz in Lywnwood. My wife's family is in Marysville. Wow.

I had a 'strom as well. Bought a new DL1000 in '02 when they first came out. My dream was to ride to Cabo San Lucas. Alas, that never happened and I sold the bike a few years later.

Before we lived in Edmonds my folks bought one of the first houses in Kingsgate. Dad got me my first mini bike about 1968. We would ride right out of the garage and not more than a few blocks away the trails started and went all the way to North Bend. Or it seemed like it at least. Reiter Pit was the outback way back then. I have a trophy from a Poker Run out there in the 70's. I recall paddling the bike through snow.

And yes, there used to be a big pond where they put the hospital over there, it had big goldfish in it and we would catch them with a fishing pole and then toss them back. OMG. I remember seeing a guy out there with a 400 Maico that we just thought was a devil bike.

We moved to so-Cal in '92 for business...never went back. It's too rainy.


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