Ride & install advice

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by OMGitsmike, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. AltRider

    AltRider Been here awhile

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  2. OMGitsmike

    OMGitsmike Adventurer

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    It does look great, your guy did a good job matching the frame color. I'm going to try picking up LV Powder's spray can and keeping it on-hand for small patch jobs for when I start scratching the bars up. Maybe do a full powder-coat further down the line.

    Man, I'm never going to live down that orange, am I?
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  3. OMGitsmike

    OMGitsmike Adventurer

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    That's a good tip - I'll try mounting to the outside of the upper-forward bracket and see how it goes.
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  4. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    I like the orange. I thought of buying a Rallye and doing orange accents for Florida gators colors.
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  5. OMGitsmike

    OMGitsmike Adventurer

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    Took @AltRider advice and tried re-mounting the left side lower crash bars, but with the upper-forward bolt on the outside of the frame instead of (as per instructions) inside the frame. The result is way better.

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  6. AltRider

    AltRider Been here awhile

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    Glad it worked out for you! Feel free to share the tip, it seems lots of inmates run that exact combination. By the way, I like the orange too.
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  7. AltRider

    AltRider Been here awhile

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    Hey everyone, Bruce here.

    We just started a blog thread which goes into detail on the technical aspects of our crash bars. Since you're all already talking about our crash bars, I thought I'd share in case anyone was curious about how AltRider makes decisions when designing parts like this bar.

    We'll be updating this periodically with more parts (and more bike models) so definitely stay tuned! It's also a great place to let us know what you want us to write about, so you can have all the facts (and only facts) all in one place.
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  8. maveriks

    maveriks Adventurer

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    Wish I had stumbled upon this before my install....itemizing my experiences building upon previous advice

    1) Engine Mount Bolt: I broke a driver w adapter before taking advantage of a breaker bar to get the job done with helper.....that was some glue on that bolt...
    2) Skid plate - Center Stand: plan it well...taking plastics pins out and getting aluminium spacer through is not as easy as instructions make it out to be....
    spring side (clutch side) will give you trouble since hollow spacer needs to navigate through perfectly aligned sections in order to get to other side...2 teeth of center stand (black) & frame tab - blue for Rallye...while the spring tension pulls

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