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Old 07-09-2013, 12:30 PM   #5281
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I am still looking for a tail bag for the manrack. Many here run the Wolfman Peak but I am afraid it is too tall to kick my leg over in the tight wooden trails.

Then enduro tool bag is just a tad too small for my needs. The Dirt Bike Gear Large Fender Bag is just a tad too narrow at 6" but perfect in length and height.
I have a top case that I got, but now don't like. I believe that Peak bag will be my next choice. Just poke your leg over the seat like threading a needle pointing at the other peg, instead of slinging your leg over. Or mount your left foot on the peg first. The rear shock compresses quite a bit once your arse is in the seat, then kick the side stand up. The Givi mount system has tabs, that, when the top case isn't there, catches boot laces. D'oh, now I need MX boots.
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:52 PM   #5282
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I am still looking for a tail bag for the manrack. Many here run the Wolfman Peak but I am afraid it is too tall to kick my leg over in the tight wooden trails.

Then enduro tool bag is just a tad too small for my needs. The Dirt Bike Gear Large Fender Bag is just a tad too narrow at 6" but perfect in length and height.
I really like the Motocentric Tail bag. I did a bit of a write up on it here: http://scoottoots.com/clydes-new-acc...-and-gas-pack/

You'll never swing your leg over a tail bag. You have to cock your leg as you swing it over the saddle, raising your foot up to clear the front of the bag. Having a tail bag is a godsend in the bush -- really!

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Old 07-09-2013, 02:17 PM   #5283
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Has anyone bought a Corbin seat?
I have one ....

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Old 07-09-2013, 03:23 PM   #5284
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cycleracks

Has anybody tried a Cyclerack rack on their LRP. I had one on my TW200 and loved it. My new LRP is on order but I haven't seen too many pics with one on.
Love to hear how it shapes up to the others out there like the Manrack etc.

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Old 07-09-2013, 03:29 PM   #5285
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adventure windscreen use/opinion

hi all... has anyone installed the 'adventure windscreen' on their CRF?

https://tciproductsusa.com/index.php...c6285b85c8da90

if so, can you post a couple of thoughts on installation (simple/quick? pain in the butt?) and how well it does what it advertises? i'm not looking for a tall screen, just something that can help break up the force when having to do the highway/street rides.

if there is another recommended one to look at please feel free to post that as well. thanks!
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:33 PM   #5286
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Rode the bike home today. And have to reluctantly admit that it's better in every way to my old XT500. Push button starting, fuel injected smoothness, darn near feels the same way power wise, suspension and brakes are better. Who am I kidding, it was easy to ride. Maybe enjoying the ride won't be so bad after all...
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:11 PM   #5287
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hi all... has anyone installed the 'adventure windscreen' on their CRF?

https://tciproductsusa.com/index.php...c6285b85c8da90

if so, can you post a couple of thoughts on installation (simple/quick? pain in the butt?) and how well it does what it advertises? i'm not looking for a tall screen, just something that can help break up the force when having to do the highway/street rides.

if there is another recommended one to look at please feel free to post that as well. thanks!
I bought the brackets but not their windscreen cause it was too $ and too tall. I've made many windscreens for my old KLR 650 and 650 V-strom from sheet polyethylene. I currently have a screen about 14" tall made from the lid of a large IKEA storage bin that cost $3. Other options are plastic garbage cans. With the curve that the plastic immediately assumes, it is amazingly stiff for being about 0.070" thick. Maybe I'll eventually make a better one from Kydex that guys mould their own pistol holsters from....available from Amazon etc. Bracket install took 5 minutes. Made a pattern out of posterboard...1/2 hr, cut the windscreen out and drilled and installed it...15 minutes. Easy peasy. I did however, get longer bolts for the triple clamps.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:11 PM   #5288
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[QUOTE= i'm not looking for a tall screen, just something that can help break up the force when having to do the highway/street rides. ![/QUOTE]

My other bike is a VFR 800. I have two different windshields for it including one with a laminar lip and can tell you that doing 60 or 65 on the CRF is less buffeting/noisy than riding the VFR. Being in clear air is preferable to being on something that creates turbulance. My experience, anyway.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:27 AM   #5289
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Real easy install and really like it. I just did a 3600 mile trip and it worked great.


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hi all... has anyone installed the 'adventure windscreen' on their CRF?

https://tciproductsusa.com/index.php...c6285b85c8da90

if so, can you post a couple of thoughts on installation (simple/quick? pain in the butt?) and how well it does what it advertises? i'm not looking for a tall screen, just something that can help break up the force when having to do the highway/street rides.

if there is another recommended one to look at please feel free to post that as well. thanks!
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:43 AM   #5290
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My corbin seat is old,which my not speak to comfort as the foam may change with age,but the quality really shows as the seat looks new,I had Russel build a seat for my R6 and it seems like a well built item and is comfy also.When 1 puts a tailbag any bigger than a small toolbag on any bike it makes it harder to get on and off epecially if you need to bail off in a hurry,but adding storage takes your bike to a new level of utillity and will give you more excuses to ride at some point the battery in your car will go dead and you'll find yourself riding in any weather,that my friends is when you hit motorcycle Nirvana.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:19 AM   #5291
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I can't remember who's it is, but an ADV inmate has as his tag line, "We don't stop riding, because we grow old, we grow old because we stop riding". I agree....
That guy is "Hellsickle", a Rockies forum member from northern Colorado who's well into his 50's and still rides the 5-Miles-of-Hell in Utah with style. His saying is actually a tribute to George Bernard Shaw who said, "We don't stop playing because we grow old...we grow old because we stop playing." Still, it pretty much sums up the same principle. Knowing Hellsickle and having ridden and camped with him, he's still a kid at heart. Riding definitely keeps him young.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:31 AM   #5292
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37 with a 70 year olds body. Been told that by two surgeons and my doctor.

Who know doing stupid shit would result in being completely mangled later in life? Oh yeah...all the olds guys I should have listened to when I was younger!!!

I say they should have cut off my leg when they had the chance. Dude, I could have been the bionic man!!!
Get a new doctor. Not all 70+ year olds have mangled bodies. Some of us are still up on the pegs when needed. BTW, in a couple more years, we will be discussing 80 year olds.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:37 AM   #5293
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Get a new doctor. Not all 70+ year olds have mangled bodies. Some of us are still up on the pegs when needed. BTW, in a couple more years, we will be discussing 80 year olds.
Figure of speak. Point being, my body is mangled. And now have to readjust my thought process in how and what I ride. Not a big deal really, when it comes down to it in time. It's just the realization that sucked. Much prefer an elbow to the face. Those are easier to take!
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:56 AM   #5294
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Figure of speak. Point being, my body is mangled. And now have to readjust my thought process in how and what I ride. Not a big deal really, when it comes down to it in time. It's just the realization that sucked. Much prefer an elbow to the face. Those are easier to take!

Do what you gotta do! It's not so much of not being in shape either. Aprroaching , *gulp* , the big 5 0 this year . There has to be a clerical error with my birthdate.....oh have to love Vanity
Former Marine, work out all the time, and I "still" feel it the next day after several hours in the saddle.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:51 AM   #5295
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hi all... has anyone installed the 'adventure windscreen' on their CRF?

https://tciproductsusa.com/index.php...c6285b85c8da90

if so, can you post a couple of thoughts on installation (simple/quick? pain in the butt?) and how well it does what it advertises? i'm not looking for a tall screen, just something that can help break up the force when having to do the highway/street rides.

if there is another recommended one to look at please feel free to post that as well. thanks!
Hi,

I did a write up on my blog on the TCI Adevnture Windscreen, along with installation notes -- including torque values You'll find it here: http://scoottoots.com/clyde-gets-a-w...r-the-crf250l/

And here is how it looks installed:

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