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03-25-2019 03:02 PM
roy826
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Originally Posted by RayCollington View Post
Bike looks great, I have the same colour and think it looks the dogs!
Thank you and yes it is a very nice color on this bike. I get compliments all the time about it.
03-25-2019 03:01 PM
roy826
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Originally Posted by Nemesis View Post
Ohlins fronts?!!! Those are big $$$

I thought of upgrading mine to Ohlins as well when I encounter the dreadful "stiction" our standard ATs are known for.

Question: just how much better are the Ohlins compared to other inexpensive upgrades (i.e. Racetech, Nitron TVT Cartridge, KYB SSS, or even DIY upgrades like swapping to ATAS forks+internals)?
I think the Ohlins drop in cartridges are far superior. First thing I would do on a road race bike was send them off and have stock internals ripped out and Ohlins, K-tech or JRi added to the stock forks. I originally ordered the complete Ohlins forks and waited 7 weeks and I still had 3 more people in front of me waiting. I gave up and just told Cogent to order up the 30 mil cartridges with correct springs and proceed. Well the springs for my size were in sweden so that took another 5 weeks. Wish I had just ordered the cartridges and springs when I ordered the rear shock. Knowing what I know now my forks were not affected by the premature wear at least to date at 4056 miles.
03-25-2019 03:00 PM
RayCollington Bike looks great, I have the same colour and think it looks the dogs!
03-25-2019 02:16 PM
Nemesis
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Originally Posted by roy826 View Post
Finally I have all of the Ohlins Suspension on my bike after 3 months of waiting and making a few changes.

It rides SO much better. New tires went on at same time so that accounted for a significant change as well.





Ohlins fronts?!!! Those are big $$$

I thought of upgrading mine to Ohlins as well when I encounter the dreadful "stiction" our standard ATs are known for.

Question: just how much better are the Ohlins compared to other inexpensive upgrades (i.e. Racetech, Nitron TVT Cartridge, KYB SSS, or even DIY upgrades like swapping to ATAS forks+internals)?
03-25-2019 08:10 AM
roy826 Finally I have all of the Ohlins Suspension on my bike after 3 months of waiting and making a few changes.

It rides SO much better. New tires went on at same time so that accounted for a significant change as well.





02-26-2019 07:25 AM
roy826
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Originally Posted by gvmumbral View Post
looks good, but why the upper pad?
I have one of those stupid big tank loc Givi tank bags and the back of it rest on the tank. From day one I have had that portion of the tank covered with 3m clear film. It has worked very well in protecting the tanks paint. I figured it wouldn't hurt to add the Techspec pad there as well. It is much thicker than the film and should keep the tail end of the tank bag off the paint even more. The 3m clear is still on the sides of the top Techspec pad.
02-25-2019 09:09 PM
gvmumbral
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Originally Posted by roy826 View Post
Canít ride my bike right now since it has no front forks on it. I still can look at it or add some simple things. My Roadcrafter suit has been scratching up my tank sides and the Givi tank bag I bought which was not suppose to touch the tank but does was doing the business on my tank as well.

So I ordered up some Techspec pads and added them late Friday once it warmed up enough to mess with it.

I think they look best on the solid color tanks.


looks good, but why the upper pad?
02-25-2019 09:55 AM
roy826 Canít ride my bike right now since it has no front forks on it. I still can look at it or add some simple things. My Roadcrafter suit has been scratching up my tank sides and the Givi tank bag I bought which was not suppose to touch the tank but does was doing the business on my tank as well.

So I ordered up some Techspec pads and added them late Friday once it warmed up enough to mess with it.

I think they look best on the solid color tanks.

11-15-2018 08:12 AM
Margusxx
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Originally Posted by shane.barton View Post
Got myself a nice little seat mod the other day. Gives it a bit of character and feels nice.
Feels probably awesome after bike has been in parking lot in rain...

"Sold your body!!* Oh Bender, I been down that road.* I know it's galmorous, and the parties are great. But you'll end up spending every dollar you make on jewelery and skin-tight pants."
11-11-2018 10:10 PM
kwb377 Been busy in the garage the last couple of days on my new A/T...


- Bumot racks w/ Xtremada panniers


- SW Motech crashbars, tank lock ring, rear rack


- Motoz Tractionator GPS


- TechSpec tank pads


- Barkbuster VPS handguards


- Rugged Roads fender riser and side stand foot





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