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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Redbull Addict, Nov 19, 2007.
I still have all three of them - if I can find them!
Steve - I believe he wants the screen that goes in the end cap, not the inserts that go inside the exhaust.
As I posted I bought the SW-Motech center stand and it does not work with the Touratech rear brake lever. My buddy is going to try and ground down the oversized Touratech pivot housing but if that goes bad, I'll be in need of a stock brake lever. Does anyone have one laying around? Thanks.
Skip the center stand, just pick up a trail stand from Endurostar Engineering here on ADV.
I love my trail stand!
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I use this when I have to fix a flat, or when I'm changing tires in the garage.
I too have one of these and have used it on a couple of occasions with my G650X Challenge. My local shop will change my tires using their machine, but they charge less if I remove the wheels myself. I ride up and remove each tire one at a time using my trail stand for support. The savings at my local shop has more than justified the small cost of the trail stand. I'm very happy with mine.
I have yet to try using it on my GS Adventure and I'm not sure I will need to since it has a center stand...
Nice but kind of late now.
anyone looking to upgrade their seat might want to consider seatconcepts
They should have it ready for production soon, I just got the prototype last week and am very happy with the result. I had mine made so it was cut down slightly for my short legs and wider for more long distance comfort. No idea on what their cost will be yet, but should be about the same as their other Dualsport models. No affiliation with them, just giving them the plug since I got the first seat they made for the bike, using my pan as a template.
That seat looks great. Do you know how wide it is?
I am considering ordering one soon.
Also do you know how far the widest point is from the front. It looks very close to the front which may not suit us guys who like to sit further back. It would have been nice if they could have maintained the width a little further back.
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I just went and measured it. It's widest point is 13" from the front of the seat and is 10 1/2" wide. I could stand comfortably with the seat just barely touching the back of my legs. I wanted something I could use for adventure riding with many hours in the saddle.
Thanks for the info, this is very helpful.
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I wonder when they added the extra stitching across the top. My SC seat is only a few months old and it just has a solid piece across the top. Must be a real recent development. I assume they are probably doing this to prevent the bunching up that seems to happen in that spot.
Anyway, I'm still happy with mine. It's nice to see them offering it without having to go the custom order route like many of us did. It gets pretty hard to justify the cost and wait for a Renazco when you can buy a really nice cover for $170. Nothing against Renazco - I was going to go that route and am sure I would have been quite happy. But once I found out that SC could do mine, I jumped on it. I will likely get an SC seat for my Strom if I decide to keep it for the long haul.
Just saw the new seat is up on the website. $169.99 for the vinyl cover and foam. http://seatconcepts.com/products#!/~/product/category=1671353&id=20329005
I would have been willing to do this if it had been avalable before I sent my seat out to Renazco already. Thats life... :huh
I had to go the custom route with Seat Concepts, but I think it was still around the $170 price.. I absolutely love it.
Totally changed the ride for me. Can sit all day on it now. No issues. I didn't like the wait thing, and cost for other seats..
on one of these xc forums I was asked to furnish seat height with a Hyperpro 460 shock, lowered by 1", forks raised 1", and using the low BMW seat. unladedn it's 33", ladened with 170 lbs it's 32 ". This might help someone out there.....
My 1" lower Hyper pro should be coming soon. Did Klaus give any specific recommendation about how far to lower the forks or did you just lower them 1" to match? It seems like 1" will put them pretty close to the bars.
have you ridden with it much yet or are you still digging out from the snow?
Edit: Guess what the man in brown dropped off today?!!