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Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by apexal, Jul 12, 2019.
Ugh yeah for good! I’ll be back down there eventually
Re: Sargent seat:
I’m 5’9 too and find the seat much better than stock.
I also have bar risers to bring the handle bar up and back so I’m able to comfortably sit back on my seat.
The seat made me think of risers. I've had no interest in them, after listening to some ADV expert on a podcast saying what a detriment risers are...
But my back was really achy yesterday and it may have been from trying to sit on the comfortable part of the seat and reaching to the bars...
Either that or an after effect of my first night sleeping in a hammock.
When I'm riding more aggressively I do like to scoot up near the tank and load the front up a bit more.
So I had a ride over weekend after removing my GPS cradle completely all was ok no problems with any of the switches. You must have by accident either disconnected something or some wire got pulled/damaged in the process.
Funny you mention the ergonomics change after installing the Sargent, I didn't think I needed bar risers until I installed the Sargent. I realized that the best position on the Sargent required me to sit further back than I was used to on the OEM seat. It's great because my balls are no longer smashed against the tank, but I installed some 30mm risers so I'm not hunched over at the controls.
FWIW I'm 5'7" with a 29" inseam and I couldn't care less what all the ADV experts say, I've been riding plenty of off-road with this bike and I've never felt more comfortable than with these risers. There's no one-size-fits-all solution to ADV riding.
Yep. If I confirm that this seating position caused my back tiredness, I'll be looking into some risers.
As it is now, I don't feel like NEED them while standing, but they would help some.
BMW part # 83300413585 Ditch the wire and use the connector to cap off your lead.
That is great thanks for the Idea!
Recently purchased an 850 adventure and found the accessories in South Africa more reasonably priced than some of the better known international brands although international shipping might add a bit. Riot Gear headlight protector $60and bash plate $135. Motorradical hard luggage full set with inner bags $700 (discounted offer)
Not sure why the pics end up sideways
Cuz you are below the equator??
Interesting headlight guard, is it colored where the LED strip is? Does it make it stand out?
Yes from sunny South Africa, the headlight guard is great and the amber (or yellow optional) strip does look amazing in my opinion.
Cool! Does the rest of the lighted area stay white?
Yes it doesn’t interfere with the main lighting
Anybody know a US source for the Riot Gear headlight protector?
If your seat surface gets hot, just order a Butt Pad from Alaska Leather in Anchorage, AK. Seat was comfy after sitting the August sun in Phoenix and warmer in the winter.
R1250GS handguards mount with bar risers from Touratech without issue.
Pop Jacques a message at email@example.com he is very responsive just bought a bracket for a phone mount it was shipped 1 hour after I sent an inquiry and arrived the next day. I am sure he can get it couriered to you.
Yes I contacted them and they currently do not have a US distributor but working on it but will ship as economically as possible.
Anyone installed a 850gs windscreen on a 750gs using the adjustable holder of the 850gs adventure?
Ok so shopping for some Anakee Adventures... Lots more $ than I've ever spent on bike tires... Lowest I can see them for is ~$330 if you factor in shipping for the vendors who advertise them for less. Approaching the cost of a set of FOUR car tires... :-/
For reference the new Dunlop Trailmax run $280 /set on Revzilla, vs $340 for Anakee Advs.
Any other favorite vendors that might have any better of a deal on these tires?
My local independent shop has better pricing but he is in Jersey... $600 for two sets.. one set for 850 one for 750.
The price is great no matter because these tire get twice the life of any other tire I have used... You need to factor in the expected mileage of tires with the cost. Sure I have paid 250-300 for a set before but got half of the life in return.
Our Anakee 3s have 9,000 miles on them and still look better than tires I have used previously that I changed out at 5,000 miles or less.