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08-27-2020 10:42 PM
David Shelton I got lucky and purchased a good used set of Lenker handle bar risers. Totally stoked to pick these up as they allow me to rotate the handle bars to a riding position more suitable to ease the pain in my shoulders. Not looking to go completely straight across but try a couple degrees more and see how they feel. May see if it is possible to combine them and the Heli risers together. Doubt it, but will know more once everything is off.

Should be getting the front forks rebuilt soon, and new tires on as well. Then time to start putting some miles on it and feel safe
07-17-2020 10:01 AM
David Shelton Also, it was collecting several pics tonight and super imposing them between gen1 and gen 2 that I was able to see the difference in the exhaust. I am pretty positive trying to get the gen 2 aftermarket muffs to work will be a major pita without paying someone to do some tig welding
07-17-2020 09:57 AM
David Shelton
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Originally Posted by RaYzerman View Post
Again, no Gen1 rack available... All you can do is take an old Gen2/3 rack and see if it will fit. Look at the pics of the new rack, it has reinforcing brackets which MAY be adaptable to the mounting pattern. You are going to be the engineer. Pic of new rack for Gen2/3....... note, the Gen1 seats are different, may be different length of rack "handles", etc. Surgery of plastic on the side panels may be required as that is a hard mounting point...
If you beg and ask nice, I could give you some measurements of a Gen2 rack I have in my stash (I think).

You could take the easier way out and get a Gen1 Givi rack, powder coat it in bike colour if you wish or leave black.








I will try to see if I can find a cheap deal on eBay for one. I know it feels like Iíve beaten a dead horse, and I do apologize for this, one I have memory issues, and two I am trying to learn all I can and make better where I can, and sadly when time rolls by, sometimes even a few minutes I forget. Trust me, it got so bad at one point about 13 years ago I just said to **** with it, but then my daughter wouldnít of had a life.

I would like to take you offer up for a couple of pics with a measuring tape. I did jump on google images all morning long and finally figured out that givi includes a metal plate to stiffen their mounts up. So I will be looking more closely at my bikes set up to see what I might can do there. I have a buddy thatís a few houses down that has his own machine shop and I canít even get him to make me a set of bar risers that straighten the bars out more. He is alllll about the money.

As always man
MANY THANKS. This forum and its people owe you and several others for your selfless work and help you keep giving us!!!

David
07-17-2020 08:16 AM
RaYzerman Again, no Gen1 rack available... All you can do is take an old Gen2/3 rack and see if it will fit. Look at the pics of the new rack, it has reinforcing brackets which MAY be adaptable to the mounting pattern. You are going to be the engineer. Pic of new rack for Gen2/3....... note, the Gen1 seats are different, may be different length of rack "handles", etc. Surgery of plastic on the side panels may be required as that is a hard mounting point...
If you beg and ask nice, I could give you some measurements of a Gen2 rack I have in my stash (I think).

You could take the easier way out and get a Gen1 Givi rack, powder coat it in bike colour if you wish or leave black.








07-16-2020 11:16 PM
David Shelton
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David, sorry for the slow response to your subframe question, being that it is a oe topcase I’d probably go with the Yamaha heavy aluminum rear rack,it’s what I did on my 14 after the subframe broke, very nice but expensive piece. I don’t know if the givi sr357 or the new Shad tube frame will work but on all of them you’ll have to do your homework and maybe a little fab to make them work, my.02.

On seats, pretty much imho you have the Russel day Long or the Seth Laam (what I have) both are made to you and quite frankly the prices are about the same as an off the shelf aftermarket one-size-fits-all. Many here have found the oe seat ok as well but I’m not one of them. My Laam is the best I’ve ever owned but I believe the RDL is a tad better, maybe, as some here have claimed,I don’t know.

Also being that you’re 6” you probably have a longer inseam, the reason I ask is that I’m 5’ 10” with a 30”inseam and that makes being able to flat foot my 14 at a light a bit tough with the Laam. I lowered my bike 1/2” which made things pretty much perfect for me. Keep all that in mind. Also looking at your photo’s if you’re 6’ that means your daughter must be 6’2” or so because she appears a bit taller than you, my g-daughter is like that and really likes to stand next to me and look down, never says anything but just grins at me,,, kids !
Any idea what years the heavy aluminum rack fits? Does anyone have one that will fit a 2005 for sale??
07-14-2020 10:43 AM
David Shelton
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Can someone tell me why the pics are sideways? Not how they are on my phone and I also rotated to make them not sideways but still posted that way. Still working on figuring out this forum.

Thanks
David
Pics from phones generally end up skewed. Pics from computers do not. It's weird but the sky is blue! That's just the way it is.
What I am discovering. Never an issue doing the same photo from my lap top, but same photo from my phone and sideways. It’s a conspiracy, A CONSPIRACY I SAY!!! lol
07-14-2020 09:12 AM
rbentnail
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Can someone tell me why the pics are sideways? Not how they are on my phone and I also rotated to make them not sideways but still posted that way. Still working on figuring out this forum.

Thanks
David
Pics from phones generally end up skewed. Pics from computers do not. It's weird but the sky is blue! That's just the way it is.
07-14-2020 09:06 AM
RaYzerman To my knowledge there is no factory aluminum rear rack for any Gen as standard equipement, they were all plastic. AFAIK, there are different part numbers for Gen1 if you used a Givi rack, thus the Gen2/3 racks will not fit...
07-14-2020 07:52 AM
David Shelton Does anyone have a first gen factory aluminum rear rack? Remembered to double check mine a little bit ago and discovered it is in fact plastic. Will early 2nd gens fit?

Thanks
David
07-13-2020 07:14 PM
David Shelton Test 3
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