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Old 01-10-2018, 01:58 PM   #9381
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I wheeled her back into the carport, put the cover on after riding her for a week in perfect weather. Then got the Royal Enfield out for a ride last night before putting that away. 2 days of work then 2 weeks off to enjoy this awesome sunshine!!
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Old 01-10-2018, 03:03 PM   #9382
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Put a new battery in and installed a FIAMM horn. My girlfriend hates loud noises so she's going to be very unhappy. I have a couple more things to install that require lifting the tank so going to do that once I use some of the gas in the tank.
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Old 01-15-2018, 08:20 AM   #9383
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Modded my front seat's rubber bumpers. My seat has always been a PITA to get off, lubed the latch mechanism and that helped, but still the lever was stiff.

My 2nd bike is a '14 Super Tenere, and a common mod for those folks is to shorten the rear rubber bumper thingies under the seat to drop the rear and flatten it a little. Did that to my S10, noticed that it is more comfy that way, and then looked at my FZ1, which has the same exact bumpers, so the same mod got performed.

The mod creates a little bit of "looseness" in the seat, getting it on and off is a snap now, as the latch is not preloaded with tension from the tall rear bumpers anymore. The seat is also a bit lower in the back and as a result slants forward toward the tank a little less and is a bit more comfortable. A few swipes with a hacksaw and the deed is done!

Rear bumpers to the right in the photo get shortened, the fronts to the left are left alone and not touched. You can easily take them out altogether, but the seat gets a little rattly that way, but is likely even more flat and comfy. I may try taking them out and put some leftover stick down foam (left over from the Lithium battery on the dirt bike) on the frame where the seat rests for maximum flatness. If I don't like it for any reason, the bumpers are easy to put back in.

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Old 01-15-2018, 08:49 AM   #9384
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Fabulous idea. Reckon that's why the seat on the '06 is a PITA to take off.
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Old 01-15-2018, 08:52 AM   #9385
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is that ostrich on the front of that there seat?
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