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I always thought the Wire wheels on the Norge knocked it out of the park
Yeah.Iíve only fixed one leaking spoke nipple since early 2016 @90,000 k. Now they are at 195,000 k.As for the V85...I do prefer the polished look of the V85 ones compared to the original black.
I love the look! I just got my C85 delivered and like the look of the Travel but yours is sweet! Great work. How much weight did the exhaust save you?
In the same way, I still think I prefer steel sunraysia-style wheels on offroaders (cars, utes, landrovers etc.) to alloys for the same reason. Steel, too, seems more flexible yet resilient than alloy. As an aside, many steel wheels are actually lighter than the thicker sectioned alloy wheels usually fitted to offroaders too. We're not talking about Mareshini magnesium racing wheels here, but just el cheapo OEM crap standard fitting alloys.
I think itís turned into a tummy tuck, more than a facelift.The whole thing just looks.....lighter.I like the empty look under the rear guard. The muffler is a bit rorty, but tomorrow Iíll fit the dB killer to tone it down a bit.It sounds nice under load on the freeway, but just a touch loud.A bit of a walk around.https://youtu.be/W9ulUhJgVwkOh and BTW..The link pipe you see is a mild steel pattern I threw together. The finished article will be mandrel bent stainless.
Actually Phil, itís not offensive and it does not have a dB killer in, so it should be closer to acceptable with one fitted.That actual muffler is not mine, but Iíll be getting one the same. I borrowed it to do the work.
Seriously, cannot think of much else.Thereís been.30 mm reduction in seat heightOhlins shockTom Tom mountFront beak removalLow front guardDenali auxiliary lightsPolished rimsBash plate removalMandrel bent headersY pipe into Mivv low mufflerBlack removal from swingarm, drivetrain and hubsTop case mount moved 100 mm forwardHand guard removalThrottle pull halvedPoor reserve light activation point fixedThatís got most of it I think...
Time to sell it then I guess Ciao
I really like the new, low pipe. Makes it easy to put some soft luggage on and I doubt it will have any negative effect anyplace you will be riding it off road. Maybe some manufacturer will pick up on this and you can collect a royalty.
Well, thatís a topical subject at present for me.I was in a conversation the other day with old mate and he said that I have removed my bike from itís ďintended purpose..Ē.The (predictable) response was two fold.If there were 10 bog standard V85ís and 10 replicas of mine on a dealer floor..Which one would sell out first ?AlsoOther than fitting road tyres and removing the piece in bent tin..(bash plate), what have I done to mine that would preclude it from operating in the same sphere as it was originally envisaged by the manufacturer ?
I decided that the low muffler did not have enough upward kick.The rear pegs were preventing any further re positioning in that regard, so out with the hacksaw...Some prettying up required, but Iím happy with the angle.
Being parallel to the rear subframe/rack makes a nice line. Also like the clear space under the seat.
This is how it ended up with the panniers on.There is now a massive space between the inside of the left case and the wheel.I saw a post where some bloke has fitted a tool case in there.That engine needs to be silver.Hmmmm.....
Black engine looks more stealth...color combos look great. Sounds like the pannier issue is similar to the Stelvio...you could pack an elephant in between the bike and pannier given that the muffler tucks up in between there. A round tool kit cylinder might be a good choice...but you'll probably need one on the other side to keep it symmetrical or the imbalance will drive you nuts! Looking good!
Which headers and crossover did you fit? Any fuelling issues?
How did you getrid of the O2 sensors? I thought it couldn't be done.
ďAh yeah, thatís one of them Moto Guzzis, itís ok but I like those TT things more....Ē
Your bike mods are always thought through and well executed Peter. More people should venture down that road to make their bike truly THEIR bike.
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