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I'm thinking of adding R&G crash-bars mainly to mount highway pegs to stretch my legs and use my backrest. Can anyone recommend a brand of highway pegs that works well with the crash-bar? I would have to mount them as low and forward as possible.


Items Wanted / Need a standard pillion seat
« on: February 09, 2020, 11:49:00 pm »
Anyone who'd like to sell a standard pillion seat, I'm interested.

Tyres and Wheels / Tire Balancing Beads
« on: May 13, 2019, 11:33:16 pm »
I took lemuriano's advice (anyone who has 91K on their bike earned credibility) from a recent GTG and tried Counteract Balancing Beads by breaking the bead on both tires and dropping them in by plastic tube/bottle. So far so good, and no external weights. Thanks lemuriano!

Modifications and Appearance / Windscreen Mod
« on: March 30, 2019, 11:35:41 pm »
I've found cutting a hole like Cal-Sci windscreens in my screens (Cee Bailey and stock) the back-pressure goes away. Used an oscillating tool/dremel/sandpaper and polishing compound. It took some faith cutting my no-longer-made Cee Bailey but I spent about 4 hours being careful.


Just a few things I've needed to address since owning this bike ( I do love it) and feel this is fairly minor stuff IF addressed early. All of these issues have been discussed as separate topics and I'm very thankful this forum brought it to my attention so I could inspect/fix my bike:

1. My throttle bodies were dirty (twice) during filter changes. I filled the little drain holes in the air
    box except the one at the snorkel for rain and added lightweight weatherstrip foam to seal the
    filter against the air box in the middle. I could see an air gap inside the air box using a mirror
    and flashlight there. Some have used silicone or grease to seal this gap.
2. The shift and brake lever pivot bolts have a weak area at the thread to bushing point, mine
    was bent and dry without lube. I drilled out the bolt/bushing (threaded portion), and used a
    hardened steel bolt through it, then used marine grease, like others have done.

3. Check your shock/ linkage needle bearings, mine were near dry and waiting to fail. My linkage
    bolt was backwards also:821:

Accessories and Products / Tailbag Solution
« on: January 18, 2017, 11:58:36 pm »
 I found a tailbag that works for me when I don't need the side panniers. It's a Cortech Super 2.0 with shortened straps connected to the pannier mounts.  I ride solo so this is perfect for me. You'd have to be creative to mount this to the rack. Nice quality, secure mounting, and expandable..... :821:

Modifications and Appearance / Tool Storage Mod
« on: January 08, 2017, 10:38:08 pm »
I know some have done this already but thought I'd share how to get more storage space if you Dremel out the under-seat tray and use a tool roll. This one is by Kathy's Journey Designs. I've got a tire inflation kit in the eyeglass storage case and keep some extra lamps in a pouch near the tail.


Items for Sale / Sold - Bar risers for sale, $80 shipped in US
« on: January 01, 2017, 09:04:25 pm »

I purchased these 1" risers but found I don't really need them (I'm 6'2" with long arms). Like new, CNC machined with stainless bolts. For sale now for $80 including shipping. PayPal please.PM me if interested.
Regards, Tom

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