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Old 06-18-2012, 06:00 PM   #4036
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Got my Renazco Ergo seat today.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:13 PM   #4037
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That's nice, Barman. Must feel good on the tushy. Looks like it raises rider position about 1-1/2"?? Can he make it add less height but maintain comfort?
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:16 PM   #4038
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I need handle bar risers.

Its time for your suggestions. I wish to raise it around 4 inches. What are your recommendations. Recommendation for hydraulic hoses as well. I already routed he throttle cable under he handle bar.

I have already eliminated Rox and Toratech risers.


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Old 06-18-2012, 06:31 PM   #4039
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Barman, if that's your garage, I want to see pics of your house. Beautiful stuff!!
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:33 PM   #4040
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That's nice, Barman. Must feel good on the tushy. Looks like it raises rider position about 1-1/2"?? Can he make it add less height but maintain comfort?
They can design it to order for your specs. I have a 37" inseam that's why it's a bit taller. Also had them modify the center with a softer foam to cushion my old tail injury. Very accomodating folks.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:40 PM   #4041
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Barman, if that's your garage, I want to see pics of your house. Beautiful stuff!!
The house belongs to a friend that bought it 7-8 years ago. He didn't even realize there was an apartment above the garage when he bought it. I immediately jumped on that bit of info and made an offer to move in. What a great little place. The 690 and my F150 add character to the neighborhood. I'm always wrenching on something in the garage.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:25 PM   #4042
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Sorry. I was busy trying go get it extinguish.



Ok. Story short.

The battery went dont. I boosted the bike. Started, but the bike stopped immediately. Tried to start it again, but I had to keep the throttle 1/4, otherwise the bike would stall. At each attempt, the power cycle would engage, but then the ECU would shut down. What was happening is, because the battery was down, the ECU was also down. And everytime I was attemting to start it, it would throw a shot or two of gas into the injection, then shut itself down because it was detecting a low voltage. The bike exhaust filled up slowly with gas, and the catalytic converter started a loop downward to hell turning itself into a color without name. The catalytic converter became so warm the orange plastic melted down - drop by drop - onto the catalytic converter itself igniting and fueling a fire. Then, the gas tank itself ignited. They were then two fueling drop by drop the fire. I have never been so happy to be within 10 feet of a garden hose. I am never close to a garden hose. Imagine Bob in the Dez ...

All of this story happen within a minute and a half. Its very quick to reach that point. Moral: If your battery goes down, boost it, but keep your friend's bike or batterry booster connected to as long as it is necessary to keep the ECU ON. In other words, 10 minutes or more, before you start your bike. You realy need a minimum voltage.

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Daaaammmmn, bad luck that. See if they will cover the melted bits under warranty . Is your bike a loss of repairable? Nice choice in bikes BTW, have the same set in my garage.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:27 PM   #4043
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Just curious if you extended the rear contact point on the TT rack to touch the fender, or left it as is?

Have you put any weight on it yet?
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:32 PM   #4044
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Ok

I need handle bar risers.

Its time for your suggestions. I wish to raise it around 4 inches. What are your recommendations. Recommendation for hydraulic hoses as well. I already routed he throttle cable under he handle bar.

I have already eliminated Rox and Toratech risers.


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I would be interested to hear your impressions after raising them that much. I have Tusk billet aluminum 30mm? risers on my bike, and it's been a big help, but I've always wanted more...
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:34 PM   #4045
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Daaaammmmn, bad luck that. See if they will cover the melted bits under warranty. Is your bike a loss of repairable? Nice choice in bikes BTW, have the same set in my garage.
Melted bits were replaced under warranty.

The 1200GS and thos 2008 690E are gone. I own a 690R 2011 now.

By the way, this happen to other fellows on ADVRider ...

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I would be interested to hear your impressions after raising them that much. I have Tusk billet aluminum 30mm? risers on my bike, and it's been a big help, but I've always wanted more...
My problems originate from my physical characteristics. I have only 26" inseem. 5'-4". Still, I'm well above 200 lbs. Varies from 210 to 230. I'm also a little wide ... First, that forced me to "thicken" my boots' sole by 30 mm. It does affect significantly my position with the handle bar. I need my bars much higher enad closer to me.

I actualy already have 30 mm of risers. I need a minimum of 50 mm more. I wonder what will happen with the clutch hose ..

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Old 06-18-2012, 07:42 PM   #4046
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Air filter

Anyone gone back to the stock air filter setup due to the RR Uni being so damn loud? If so, did you miss the power/throttle response?
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:48 PM   #4047
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Just curious if you extended the rear contact point on the TT rack to touch the fender, or left it as is?

Have you put any weight on it yet?
I haven't loaded it yet but gave it my own stress test and it holds more weight than I'll ever load on it. And I did pick up another bolt and spaced out the bumper and the rack till it contacted the fender.


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Old 06-18-2012, 08:01 PM   #4048
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Anyone gone back to the stock air filter setup due to the RR Uni being so damn loud? If so, did you miss the power/throttle response?
Go with the UniFilter option ... Do not ever re-install paper filters ...

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Old 06-18-2012, 09:53 PM   #4049
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Anyone gone back to the stock air filter setup due to the RR Uni being so damn loud? If so, did you miss the power/throttle response?
I have gone back to the Unifilter foam + snorkel. I have used the RR airfilter that fits on top replacing the internal filter and snorkel. Certainly makes it run more sharp, but maybe too touchy for me. Plus as others have said, it is noisy. I have reverted to the internal foam filter and snorkel, with a few holes drilled in the snorkel end to increase air flow, and I think, for me, it is a good compromise. I also find that the internal filter seems to be getting dirty at a slower rate, probably because it is less exposed.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:29 PM   #4050
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Go with the UniFilter option ... Do not ever re-install paper filters ...

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heads up...you can by the twin foam unit through parts unlimited for about $40. it is black foam.
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