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Offline Funplifier

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Re: At last... I bought another bike
« Reply #100 on: June 26, 2008, 12:20:41 pm »
Very very nice bike...now its time to explore our beautiful country
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Re: At last... I bought another bike
« Reply #101 on: June 26, 2008, 01:18:21 pm »
beautiful bike, ride safe , and enjoy it . lovely colour too. so what bling u thinkin of ? :)

Lots & lots!

Starting with the handlebar raisers and bigger foot pegs today.

Will also get the crashbars and bash plate and and and... ;D
 

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Re: At last... I bought another bike
« Reply #102 on: June 26, 2008, 01:21:31 pm »
Seriously consider other hand guards too.   Soon. ;D
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Re: At last... I bought another bike
« Reply #103 on: June 26, 2008, 01:23:41 pm »
Very nice... good luck n dont forget to post pics as u mod the pretty little babbby.

I owned a previous model of this bike..also was very nice. but this one is  more powerful than the older one , plus i like the design features a lot. That round front light does it for me..very sexy..

At first i thought , a bit too beautiful for an offroader, but i suppose unless u dont care bout it , u wont ride it to drop it. As a light on/off  tourer , its a beautiful bike. I d dig to own one myself.

But again , i fell in love with the new NOMAD Tenere.. Cant lie...i mean i want to but i just cant :)
 

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Re: At last... I bought another bike
« Reply #104 on: June 26, 2008, 08:46:05 pm »
enjoy had the same feeling a month ago when i took my Versys out the box
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Re: At last... I bought another bike
« Reply #105 on: June 26, 2008, 08:55:29 pm »
Well done TR!!

Great bike!

I like the colour.

Enjoy and ride safely.

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Re: At last... I bought another bike
« Reply #106 on: June 27, 2008, 12:26:26 am »
Sheez. Night two and the bike only has 49km on the clock :-\ Work, work, work. The weather forecast says it's raining cats and dog the next two days too. I just cannot catch a break :-\

I did make time to fiddle with the bike a bit though.



I got some goodies today ;D

Extra tubes, tyre levers, bigger foot pegs and handle bar raisers:



The bike has lots of space underneath the seat, so I put the smaller levers in the back compartment...



...along with a tube. The toolkit, puncture kit, cloth, other tube and longer tyre lever in the compartment in the front:



Next the handle bars had to be raised. Standard:



I used the lowest setting of the raisers first (there are 3 settings) and it made a hell of a difference. I love it!



What I don't like is the metal finish. I will have the raisers powder coated black to make it blend in better (yeah, I'm a perfectionist).

Looks good from the cockpit side though.



Next up - foot pegs.

Standard:



Better:



View from the top:



Old and new:



The pegs are slightly higher so I had to adjust the gear lever a bit. Also, now I think the handles needs to be raised a bit more as well.

Hopefully I will be able to get a good ride in soon!



What next? Well, in time, better hand guards, crash bars, bash plate.
 

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Re: At last... I bought another bike
« Reply #107 on: June 27, 2008, 12:29:53 am »
What pegs are those?
 

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Re: At last... I bought another bike
« Reply #108 on: June 27, 2008, 12:47:20 am »
Not sure. Might even be made on order for Honda Wing George. I'll try and find out.
 

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Re: At last... I bought another bike
« Reply #109 on: June 27, 2008, 12:48:12 am »
will they work on my bike?
 

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« Reply #110 on: June 27, 2008, 12:55:30 am »
I don't think so. The packet said TransAlp specific. Wingman took the rubbers off his NXR foot pegs and it does have serrated pegs underneath. Works great for him.
 

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Re: At last... I bought another bike
« Reply #111 on: June 27, 2008, 12:55:45 am »
Does anybody know if you get a hi fender for this bike like you do for the 990 KTM?
 

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Re: At last... I bought another bike
« Reply #112 on: June 27, 2008, 12:57:12 am »
I don't think so. The packet said TransAlp specific. Wingman took the rubbers off his NXR foot pegs and it does have serrated pegs underneath. Works great for him.

Thanks will have a look
 

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Re: At last... I bought another bike
« Reply #113 on: June 27, 2008, 08:05:57 am »
Nice one TR.  A little tip ... put those tubes in some PVC-reinforced little bag (cheapo wallet/vanity bag type you get from the street merchants!) before stacking them under the seat ... exposed rubber do not like chaffing and in that position they could quite easily get damaged.
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Re: At last... I bought another bike
« Reply #114 on: June 27, 2008, 08:11:20 am »
Good Idea.

Thanks Watty!
 

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Re: At last... I bought another bike
« Reply #115 on: June 27, 2008, 08:12:34 am »
how does it feel to go beyond 60km/h  :ricky:
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Re: At last... I bought another bike
« Reply #116 on: June 27, 2008, 08:20:35 am »
congrats TR, lekker bike
 

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Re: At last... I bought another bike
« Reply #117 on: June 27, 2008, 08:28:07 am »
how does it feel to go beyond 60km/h  :ricky:

I'm riding it in, so I cant go faster than 60 yet... in first! ;D

MB stop talking stront - when are you coming to visit? Jislaaik maar mens moet jou lek om op 'n ride te gaan :-\ I have extra tubes ;) ;D
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Re: At last... I bought another bike
« Reply #118 on: June 27, 2008, 09:19:37 am »
Does anybody know if you get a hi fender for this bike like you do for the 990 KTM?

I was wondering about that as well...

Ask LGF (or some other photoshop dude) to put it in to see what it'll look like.

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Re: At last... I bought another bike
« Reply #119 on: June 27, 2008, 11:59:41 am »
Nice machine enjoy.