Review: Highway Dirtbikes "big bike" kit for the 950.

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by Geek, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. crazybrit

    crazybrit Defying any self identifying

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    Fortunately, Paul's expertise is in designing the best handguard system out there. Not in website design :D The website needs work and I expect the freight cost calculation system is having an issue.

    Just send him an e-mail. He's a good guy and wouldn't screw anyone.

    Probably want to see if he will ship USPS. He has for me but not sure if he's set up to do so internationally. I've sold a few items to Australia and my experience is that USPS is much cheaper and also the customs duty is either nothing or reduced.
  2. knobbyjoe

    knobbyjoe Adventure and dirt rider

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    I was surprised when my HDB guards arrived... the box was bigger than expected...way bigger... box in a box. This was done I suppose to protect the parts from roughing themselves up during shipping. Possibly the box size is raising the cost. I'd ask Paul if he can ship the parts in a smaller box and use bubble wrap and cram it in.
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    The guards are excellent. I do have one problem, I have Flex bars. The bar ends don't line up parallel with the guards. I didn't talk to Paul about it as my local KTM shop is going to bend them to fit. Just a few millimeters should do it.

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  3. Moldering Stump

    Moldering Stump Stump

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    Bigfella,

    As a repeat customer - on my recent order the freight charge came up over $300. I think HDB's website automatically calculates shipping based upon UPS or Fedex?? Orders from outside of the U.S. the shipping rates via those shippers is ridiculous.

    I emailed Paul and within a matter of minutes he had the issue straightened out and was able to ship via postal mail for much less and reasonable cost.

    Paul is a good guy - I think the website just needs to be tweeked.

    I'll continue to put HDB's on any bike I own....well maybe not the Harley....
  4. Kirtsky

    Kirtsky Been here awhile

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    yeah, when shopping there for handguards, there is a note there saying

    "For international orders please request a USPS shipping quote"

    Like above, I'm sure they will work it out.
  5. mookymoo

    mookymoo Mookish Mook

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    Its not "they" its one (hardworking) guy AFAIK.

    Does $278 sound even remotely sensible? Or does it sound like an error?

    Send Paul an email. He'll have it sorted out in no time.
    WTF, I thought Australians were supposed to be relaxed? :dunno

    (Or are you part Italian? If so, that explains everything :D )
  6. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    I had the same experience with the calculator it was way expensive. I
    e-mailed Paul, he replied, I got my order in the mail. Life went on.
  7. The Bigfella

    The Bigfella Big Adventurer

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    Some people welcome feedback over problems.

    Old saying "to err is human, to recover, divine".

    I'll still send him an order
  8. crazybrit

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    Feedback would have been an e-mail to HDB or perhaps a post worded a little differently, i.e omitting the WTF, "screw me over" and "blood boil" comments. Feel free to consider the above as your own feedback!
  9. The Bigfella

    The Bigfella Big Adventurer

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    Feedback received.

    I'm amazed I didn't swear. I must be getting mellow in my middle age....
  10. crazybrit

    crazybrit Defying any self identifying

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    Anyone have the new design top clamp (powerlets on headlight side) and the BRP triple clamp?

    Not sure if there is enough clearance for the Standard Profile Powerlet? The Low Profile looks like the wires feed out the wrong direction and not sure on the 9" leads. I'm mounting a triple-relay behind the headlight. Was going to be running 3 Powerlets, one drilled into the standard 07 990 tachometer location and two mounted into the HDB. All three relay switched of ACC.

    If anyone has done this before, would appreciate some part# suggestions.

    Tony

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  11. goatdog

    goatdog PTO

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    I have the same top clamp but I am running the BRP 1.25" risers. With my set up there is room but I dought without the risers you will be able to.
  12. crazybrit

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    There should be room for the low-profile, no?

    Wasn't sure if they have any different product offerings than the two I linked to or alternatives from other manufacturers?

    Thanks!
  13. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal

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    Hey Tony, should be more then enough room for a low profile Powerlet with the Scotts submt, here's what mine looks like w/o the boot.

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    BTW, anyone having issues with the guards/shields hitting the fairing?
  14. Tijuana_Taxi

    Tijuana_Taxi Long timer Supporter

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    I have them on an 07 Adventure with the 1 3/4 HDB risers and Easton CR HI bend bars. No problems hitting anything.
  15. StmbtDave

    StmbtDave AKA Invisible Dave

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    Now that's one strange looking KTM :huh














    :wave Hi Paul
  16. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    BTW, anyone having issues with the guards/shields hitting the fairing?

    No clearance issues at all - even with the big fuel tanks.

    Here's my clearance with the steering locked.

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  17. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    Let me modify Paul's question a little (Paul is currently working with me to sort out the issues above for my bike, big kudos to Paul!): is anyone with a submount damper having issues with the guards/shields hitting the fairings?
  18. Knobbiethrower

    Knobbiethrower ADV in ADK

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    I did on my 06 950. I rotated my bars back towards the seating position and it just clears now. I'm suspect different bar bends would have the potential to effect things differently.I'm running the stock KTM bars.
  19. StmbtDave

    StmbtDave AKA Invisible Dave

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    Does everyone with a damper have to change their upper triple? The bar mounts on the stock triple slant back (away from the fairing) which gives more clearance. Do the bar mounts on after-market triples also slant back or are they perpendicular?

    Dave
  20. Knobbiethrower

    Knobbiethrower ADV in ADK

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    Dave , good point. My BRP top triple has bar mounts that are not slanted back like the stockers.