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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by underwaterguru, Mar 10, 2009.
it looks great! looks more like a dirtbike now.
it must be a BMW thing to make the fender short/crap. After 10min of greenlaning on my x challenge you can no longer see the head light never mind light coming out of it . the x challenge fender has slots/holes in the back of the fender but this just lets mud into the rad so the fan comes on all the time.
Yeah, this is one of my concerns...
Haven't posted on this thread for quite a while. Just replaced my seat with a completely new model from www.seatconcepts.com
Unbelievable. Real comfortable and a great design too. So far have about 400 miles on it.... highly recommend.
Basically the seat is thick, soft and comfortable where you need it and flattens out towards the back, so overall the seat is much easier to move around on. Made from the gripper material, very well made. I haven't noticed any difference in seat height from stock, so very close to the same overall height.
I replaced the stock beak fender on my Dakar with a similar high fender. I used a Polisport universal 2-piece unit.
The bike throws MUCH less dirt up from the front wheel than with the stock beak fender. I actually ruined a couple of face shields on my helmet in one weekend, riding on muddy roads with the stock fender. No such problems with the replacement.
You'll need to relocate the horn. I put mine on the right side of the downtube of the frame, next to the engine.
EDIT: photo of fender/horn setup
I've got exactly the same kit sitting in my kitchen. Waiting for a fellow ADV inmate to come back from Virginia to help me with the fitting. He's got a Seat Concepts setup on his 950 Super Enduro, and he likes it too.
Are any special tools required to do the installation? Also, would you happen to you know the difference between the embossed cover and the gripper cover?
I didn't do the install, but watched. You need a powered staple gun with SS staples. I'm sure the kits come with instructions, I know you need to use adhesive to attach the foam to the seat pan... I've seen both materials, the embossed is smoother, and of course the gripper seat does just that. You can't slide back and forth. Keeps you in one place effectively.
Thanks for the info. Turns out they don't ship internationally, maybe I'll shoot them an email.
Well the shock is out and on its way
Also reupholstered my seat as it was cracking up. Added a half inch of soft foam first, before recovering with high tack vinyl from diyupholstery-
I see Touratech has changed the price of thier Oryx show room bike again. First $8500, then $15,500 , now it's $10,000. Oh brother.
Headlight assemble installed
some new graphics
new rear mud guard and tail lights
I like this TT decal. I have a 3600 lumen high beam on order
New ignition location, I mounted the stock gauge cluster mounted to the TT frame.
Lookin' great RB!
Tomorrow makes a week since I got mine back on the road again with new (to me) YZ front end, PivotPegz, ProTaper bars, Cycra handguards and cushy Corbin saddle. Plus a revalved rear stock shock with compression adjustment added. Oh and a pipe off an RC51 sportbike and YZ front fender. Already I've piled another 1K more miles on her (73K total now).
Next will be some black Excel rims on these hubs, going to an 18" rear.
lookin good! the black excel rims make a bike look so much tougher for sure. cant wait to see them!
Thanks! I can't wait to see them too!
Your doing it right
Flippin' bitchin' RB. I like the silver on the Oryx kit.
So what is it you plan to be using this configuration for? Looks to me like it could use a Recoiless Rifle mounted or somesuch...
Truth be told I'll be using this set up to ride to and from down town Seattle . I'll be doing as much adventure dual sporting as I can when the snow in the mountains melts though. I'm contemplaiting entering Washingtons biggest off road race in it April 1st. The Desert 100 is held in the deserts of eastern Washingon every year and over 1200 riders will start the race in two massive waves. This year they have opened a new class for adventure bikes. I did this race last year on my WR250F Yamaha, but the adventure bike class is only one 50 mile lap not two. It's a long way to be battleing wheel to wheel with that many other riders. I DNFed last year. Just trying to deside if 100 miles on a 250lbs bike will be tougher than 50 miles on a 385lbs bike.