Big Thanks to BigTwin

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by Doug Matson, Nov 28, 2003.

  1. Mikey Monger

    Mikey Monger When pigs fly...

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    BigTwin-

    Hope I'm still on your list!
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  2. Shamal

    Shamal Adventurer

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    Here's some damage to the rightside tank, without protectors, of course. The tank is actually bent in a little. This was from a rocky double-track climb that didn't go so well for me.

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  3. Doug Matson

    Doug Matson Long timer Supporter

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    Well come to the site! Sorry to hear about and see the damage. The tank protectors can pay for themselves pretty quick.
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  4. Goss

    Goss LC8 Adventurer

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    BigTwin, are you sending us waiting customers PM's or emailing us directly when our turn is up ?

    Goss:freaky
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  5. BigTwin

    BigTwin Adventure Hound

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    Thanks for all the info Nomiles.
    Hey Shamal, sorry to see your damage.

    Goss, I'm contacting by whatever means I have. Usually if people sent me their e-mail address I will contact that way.
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  6. Goss

    Goss LC8 Adventurer

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    Well I can't remember what I gave you. Check your PM's and I will give you my info.

    Thanks again,
    Goss
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  7. Jean-Luc

    Jean-Luc Throttle committed

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    Well, I don't know nothing about theory and UV but I do know about testing stuff, especially if it involves crashing :evil.

    And one thing I can tell you about BigTwin is that he did a hell of a good job :thumb. During the Barstow-Vegas I had 4 "opportunities" to test them including 2 on rocky sections. Here is one example on the left side:

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    That was didn't do much to them but I had a nastier one (no pic) on the right side that would have done major damages to the tank if I didn't have 6 layers of Carbon-Kevlar to protect them!

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    Most of the damage is cosmetic except in some spots where one or maybe 2 layers have been damaged. No big deal and I supposed I could buy some epoxy to "glue" the fibers back in place. Cosmetic is not an issue for me on this bike anyway...

    :clap :clap :clap THANKS BigTwin!!! :clap :clap :clap
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  8. Shamal

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    Jean-Luc- I admire your will to take pics in the middle of that! Every time it happens to me (on the 650GS, too), I never take photos 'cause the adreneline is pumping to much...
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  9. Jean-Luc

    Jean-Luc Throttle committed

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    The "game" with friends is to take a pic of each other crashs (if they're not hurt, obviously) before they pick up the bike. Therefore I'm usually very prompt at picking it up but this time, I was by myself, it was maybe my 4th crash and I thought "heck, you're stopped anyway, why not taking a picture!"
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