GSXR 600/750/1000 Touring: Technical & Moral Support

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by alohagirl, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. ECN-ROL

    ECN-ROL Been here awhile

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    I'm not sure an old guy like you could keep up with a young fella like me at the Gap, but I'd be willing to slow down for you every so often, so you could catch your breath.:ricky
  2. rico2072

    rico2072 Been here awhile

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    I'll hopefully have time this coming weekend to put the foot pegs on the R1. Ended up riding 307 miles on my KLR.
  3. alohagirl

    alohagirl Been here awhile

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    I was depressed too, but now that I know other people have also been depressed, I totally better :rofl :happay
  4. Dalmatino

    Dalmatino Been here awhile

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    Well now that I made everyone feel better I'm no longer depressed :lol3
    And maybe because I spent few hrs in the garage today playing with the hooligan.

    On the operating table

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    Better :evil
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    Mr ECN-ROL, I think you may wait a while..For some damn reason this thing stops for sauerkraut and beer a lot lol....
  5. rico2072

    rico2072 Been here awhile

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    ^ I would suggest getting more lights on the rear! lol
    In reality, that is a lot of luggage and little light.
    I got the idea from this site, but can't remember the thread right now.
    Here is a pic of what i'm doing.
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  6. ECN-ROL

    ECN-ROL Been here awhile

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    The Beemer looks good V. I'm sure it must be comfortable for an old guy like you. Don't forget I have first offer on your tasty SV. Weather here is still only around 5 c. Have to fix the starter clutch on the VFR when it warms up. Will speak to you in a few days.
  7. Dalmatino

    Dalmatino Been here awhile

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    That definitely is a damn good idea...Thanks I will explore that avenue even tho I probably wont use the bags all that much. Took them for a decent price with the bike mostly for the odd time girlfriend decides to tag along for a day or two. Give Blade I already had kicking around but not sure I will even mount it.
    My idea of luggage is a good Tail pack and tank bag lol.
  8. Dalmatino

    Dalmatino Been here awhile

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    Thanks...Honestly not even sure why I bought the damn thing. I think it was mostly to have something that I wont F$%k with. Yea yea I know, we'll see :D.
    SV...You wouldn't like it. You had one, remember, lol..

    Giv me a call any time, I'm hanging out working on the house...This is one thing I'm definitely gettn' too old for :lol3
  9. Dalmatino

    Dalmatino Been here awhile

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    Sorry alohagirl...Feel like we're hi-jacking your thread.

    In our defence I think it does fit in with the whole theme somewhat, somewhere, somehow :lol3
  10. gto3

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    found a used corbin on ebay in like new condition.it was actually for an 08 zx10r but corbin's site shows the seats are the same as my bike:1drink
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  11. gto3

    gto3 Been here awhile

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    if anyone wants a passenser corbin seat(o8-10 zx10r or 09-12 zx6r) drop me a pm,i'll let it go cheap !

    Now I'm just waiting on my lowering pegs from wha,they should be here any day now.I hope...I ordered then mid january.lol:dunno
  12. gto3

    gto3 Been here awhile

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    Finally got my pegs from wild hair accessories,twisted throttle also sells a product that looks identical these pegs .Here are e few pics,I got the 50mm lowering brackets I think they also come in 25,30 mm,anyways
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  13. gto3

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    I think the two pics with me on the bike were meant to try and illustrate how much more leg room these provide,not sure how well that worked out but i did my best,lol.anyway they do provide a lot more leg room:1drinkEasy to install blah,blah,blah.I'll have to reposition the shift lever and brake lever .Either way between the bars,seat and pegs the bike feels totally different and I'll be able to put down some good kms this year so I am happy with the results.

    btw-almmost forgot ,the pegs are 360 degree adjustable,happy riding dudes/ettes:ricky
  14. rico2072

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    Are they comfortable? They look like they are too far forward from what stock use to be. I'm sure they can be adjusted back, right? But then again, if you are comfortable, that is all that matters.
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    ^^^I was playing around with the adjustments last night when I took those pics.I wouldn't leave them the way their pictured.It was about 4 in the morning so i was pretty tired when i took the pics and posted them.

    Thet are much more comfortable then stock,they move the pegs 2 inches down.On my bike they don't interfere with exhaust(on the brake side)or the kick stand (on the shifter side)

    They move your feet about an inch away from the bike though,so they do feel a little different.I don't think the rear brake lever will be easy to use(lol)but I rarely use the rear brake so I really don't care.

    I'm going to adjust the shift lever and take the bike for a ride and see how it feels.

    I may end up taking the bike to a local pro welder here and have him re work the position of the shift lever and brake lever just to get them perfect,I don't know we'll see .....
  16. gto3

    gto3 Been here awhile

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    adjusted the pegs and took the bike for a ride,tons of leg room,i have to remember to tuck my feet up in turns,i have to turn my foot in to shift(but i'll fix this will a longer shift thingy.I took a couple pics from the top so people can get an idea how far they stick out .this is the position i'll leace the pegs.
    i love them ,feels more like your sitting "in" the bike rather than on top of it,if that makes any sense

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  17. twistedthrottle

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    Those are from MFW and we (Twisted Throttle) import them into the US. One thing I want tpoint out is that we emphatically suggest that you do not use the 50mm extension arms for the rider pegs. They tend to create issue manipulating the controls.

    Watch the video on this page to learn more about the system: MFW Vario Footpeg Mount: GSXR1000 '09-'11

    Kevin
  18. wee-twin

    wee-twin Been here awhile

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    Today I listed a pair of those peg in the FM. I had them on a 06sv, but they fit certain year gsxr as well according to TT. Pegs and drop arm are universal. I sold the bike so no longer needed.[​IMG]
  19. davegaz

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    I'm in the same situation. My R1200GS ended up being a pain in the neck - literally. It got to be that after a 50 miles or so I was in too much pain to enjoy the ride. My old body seems to like the leaned-forward ergos a lot better. Go figure.

    I'm looking at the GSX-R1000 now. The 750 feels good but the 1000 is a little roomier. The black on black model sure is pretty too.

    Keep us posted.
  20. Dalmatino

    Dalmatino Been here awhile

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    My 05 gsxr1000 was the most comforetable "sport" bike ever...stock bars and foot pags..never had a need to try anything diferent.

    Someone decided that I no longer needed it :mad?
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