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Old 04-04-2013, 11:48 AM   #8086
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Anyone have a stock seat taking up TOO MUCH ROOM in their garage?...

Kirk,
If you want to know how the stock seat feels, get a 3' length of 2X4, wrap it with barb-wire, and install it.... the Renazco will feel better at the end of the day

I DO have a stock muffler I will sell for slightly below dealer price
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:01 PM   #8087
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Kirk,
If you want to know how the stock seat feels, get a 3' length of 2X4, wrap it with barb-wire, and install it.... the Renazco will feel better at the end of the day

I DO have a stock muffler I will sell for slightly below dealer price
The stock muffler probably offers about the same levels of comfort to sit on as a standard seat. I's a 2 for 1 deal
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:14 PM   #8088
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Kirk,
If you want to know how the stock seat feels, get a 3' length of 2X4, wrap it with barb-wire, and install it.... the Renazco will feel better at the end of the day

I DO have a stock muffler I will sell for slightly below dealer price

almost...take a 2 x 4, pound...glue some 50 grit sand paper to it.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:17 PM   #8089
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I guess the green coolant dealer had on my bike is Motorex coolant. I lost some coolant because the hose on radiator cap came off while riding because the hose was bent away from radiator and popped off when full turn.
My Motorex dealer just shut down the shop, so can I mix with other brands or is that a nono like with the oil?
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:41 PM   #8090
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Anyone have a stock seat taking up TOO MUCH ROOM in their garage?

I run a Renazco that the PO had on there. Was curious how the stocker would fair for in town jaunts and when I'm rarely seated offroad...

You don't want the stock seat, as others have pointed out. Although, I did notice some improvement on the 2012's.

I do have a corbin seat taking up too much room though. They seem to sit lower than the Renazco's, but still a big improvement over stock.

Pm me if you are interested.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:22 PM   #8091
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Anyone have a stock seat taking up TOO MUCH ROOM in their garage?

I run a Renazco that the PO had on there. Was curious how the stocker would fair for in town jaunts and when I'm rarely seated offroad...
I've got the stock cover and foam (2012), after a Seat Concepts conversion ...

I'm on the other side of the world but I guess it's postable (light) ...
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:53 PM   #8092
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You don't want the stock seat, as others have pointed out. Although, I did notice some improvement on the 2012's.

I do have a corbin seat taking up too much room though. They seem to sit lower than the Renazco's, but still a big improvement over stock.

Pm me if you are interested.
No thanks. I've had Corbin's on other bikes. They're great, but the Renazco and stocker already sit too low. I've got a 36" inseam...

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I've got the stock cover and foam (2012), after a Seat Concepts conversion ...

I'm on the other side of the world but I guess it's postable (light) ...
Thanks, but I'm looking to try it out with minimal investment...
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:46 PM   #8093
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Uprated Spring

What are peoples thoughts on the Rally Raid Products 95Nm rear spring - has anybody got one on their bike?

I'm about two weeks off a 1-2 year trip around europe plus Morocco and Western Sahara. The bike will be heavy with luggage and aux tanks. I haven't weighed all my stuff yet so I don't know what it's going to work out at. When I'm off road I wont be trying to break any speed records I'll just be taking it easy and nursing the bike - I'm wondering if the uprated rear spring is wise investment for my kind of riding or not.

Any advice or thoughts much appreciated
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:42 PM   #8094
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I guess the green coolant dealer had on my bike is Motorex coolant. I lost some coolant because the hose on radiator cap came off while riding because the hose was bent away from radiator and popped off when full turn.
My Motorex dealer just shut down the shop, so can I mix with other brands or is that a nono like with the oil?
I topped off with Prestone Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:23 PM   #8095
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Ive gotten a lot of quality info off this website, so I figure its about time I made a bit of a payback. Im not very familiar with my 690 (yet) but I did recently finish building an airplane from a kit. Not important, except that it exposed me to a lot of useful aircraft products, hardware, electrical, and structural resources that some of you may not know about. ...

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Old 04-04-2013, 04:27 PM   #8096
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anything I need to know before putting on 2" risers? clutch and brake lines ok?
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:38 PM   #8097
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anything I need to know before putting on 2" risers? clutch and brake lines ok?
You need to rotate the throttle so that the cables are pointing down. Everything else shoud be fine.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:39 PM   #8098
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You need to rotate the throttle so that the cables are pointing down. Everything else shoud be fine.

thank you!!!
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:47 PM   #8099
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You're welcome, Ged. Hope someone finds something there they can eventually use.

By the way, where do stock 690 exhausts go to die? There must be a 1,000 of them piled up somewhere being eaten on by catalytic termites or something! Is my brand new one good for absolutely nothing?

P.S. I don't have a boat.


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Old 04-04-2013, 07:31 PM   #8100
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You're welcome, Ged. Hope someone finds something there they can eventually use.

By the way, where do stock 690 exhausts go to die? There must be a 1,000 of them piled up somewhere being eaten on by catalytic termites or something! Is my brand new one good for absolutely nothing?

P.S. I don't have a boat.


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Stock 690's go where all the rest of them go....into the garage attic, under the house where my collection of BMW and Ducati stock cans go or who knows. No one actually does what they deserve....throws them in the dumpster. Some bright soul who figures out how to recycle them will get rich.
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