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Old 04-14-2013, 01:59 PM   #8251
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Mileage.

best mileage i got on the bike was with the stock map, stock exhaust, and stock air filter with knobby tires. managed 65 mpg riding 60 mph on a paved road. Worst mileage was 30 mpg running flat out for extensive periods of time in the Australian Safari Rally with Michelin desert tires, Rally Mousses, and a custom Beaney map (RIP) in the computer...FMF pipe, and twin foam air filter.
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:45 PM   #8252
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In all of the incredible technical knowledge traded here, that I have benefited greatly from, not one person ever decided to mention that it isn't a good idea to mount your lic plate vertically

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Old 04-14-2013, 04:33 PM   #8253
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Looks to me like you used to have a problem, but it appears to be solved.
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:46 PM   #8254
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In all of the incredible technical knowledge traded here, that I have benefited greatly from, not one person ever decided to mention that it isn't a good idea to mount your lic plate vertically

Looks like you have successfully completed the speed camera license plate mod...
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:52 PM   #8255
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just wondering if anyone else has had problems fitting the 690 bars risers from adventure-spec ?

maybe i am unlucky but the bolt holes need to be 1mm further towards the centre.

did i get a bad batch ?
mounted rox risers today, i turn the throttle upside down move the brake line behind the signel light.

the clutch is a little tight turning right but just...
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:02 PM   #8256
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Looks to me like you used to have a problem, but it appears to be solved.
been there done that...have half of a license plate to prove it
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:42 PM   #8257
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In all of the incredible technical knowledge traded here, that I have benefited greatly from, not one person ever decided to mention that it isn't a good idea to mount your lic plate vertically
Look on the bright side, you still have your left turn signal (although I cannot imagine how). Once you destroy the tail light and get the Euro version you can mount your plate vertical again.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:09 PM   #8258
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Look on the bright side, you still have your left turn signal (although I cannot imagine how). Once you destroy the tail light and get the Euro version you can mount your plate vertical again.
Give me time, the bike only has 350 miles on it
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:44 PM   #8259
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Folding levers - Yes! or Meh?

I'm prepping my 2011 690 R for a Baja ride. I'm not a particularly aggressive rider, but have been known to fall over from time to time . I'm wondering if I should change to folding levers - do they actually survive crashes better than stock. I've mangled a couple of rigid levers in my time, and it's a pain to deal with. But a set of folding levers are in the $200 range and I don't think my Lotto numbers came in today.
As usual, all practical advice is much appreciated.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:34 PM   #8260
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I'm prepping my 2011 690 R for a Baja ride. I'm not a particularly aggressive rider, but have been known to fall over from time to time . I'm wondering if I should change to folding levers - do they actually survive crashes better than stock. I've mangled a couple of rigid levers in my time, and it's a pain to deal with. But a set of folding levers are in the $200 range and I don't think my Lotto numbers came in today.
As usual, all practical advice is much appreciated.
I'd recommend spending the money on a good set of hand guards and stay with the OEM levers.... Highway Dirt bikes make some awesome stuff. Not cheap, but almost bullet proof....http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_Shop/
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:37 PM   #8261
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Had a guy in our group last fall drop his bike in tricky section of trail. He had folding levers but his whole mount piece broke in 2. We zipped tied it all together and got him back to the truck. I personally think that a cheap set of wrap around hand guards is better protection if you might be dropping the bike. Some guys just run a bar with no shields for the lever protection. I wouldn't spend the money on folders, some may say different.
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:39 PM   #8262
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Folding levers are very cheap on ebay

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Old 04-15-2013, 04:11 AM   #8263
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Laugh Leavers

After you fall and break them put some JB weld on then end and poof short leavers. Lol
Cheaper to carry an extra one then the folding ones. Also good gurds will go along way. HDB makes some sweet ones IMO and cheaper then the leavers.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:10 AM   #8264
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If anything upgrade the foot brake lever, it's made of butter.

Here is mine after barely clipping a loose rock:
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:51 AM   #8265
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If anything upgrade the foot brake lever, it's made of butter.

Here is mine after barely clipping a loose rock:
Yup. Been there, done that, got the upgrade.

I've always liked the look of the HDB stuff so I think I'll spend my $ there - hand guards and I think I'll try the anti-vibe inserts. And the top clamp gives a bonus of some switch mount positions.
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