Post by GPS Adventure Touring on May 5, 2013 19:24:41 GMT -5
Today was a busy day as I was able to continue prep work on the DR conversion.
Early this morning it was G-file the seat. I started with this;
And now I have this;
I couldn't help myself and took it out for a test run. This foam and cover cost $159.00 and is miles better than the Renazco Racing seat I had on my 950. I reused the seat pan and installed the new setup without great difficulty.
Then this afternoon it was on to the pannier install. I won it on Ebay for $109.00. I took the opportunity to modify them while they were bare steel. I set them up with a Rotopax mount before painting them with semi-gloss Tremclad.
A great day in the sun today and to top it off a few members stopped by the house to say hi and also a couple of new riders on EXC 500's. Looks like we have a couple more members to ride with!!!
I didn't get much life out of it. I've only seen one that is getting good reports (earthx) as it has internal circuitry that will allow it to charge properly from a bike charging system. For the money I'll stick the maintenance free. First one lasted 7 years and still worked fine before I changed it as maintenance. I think the lithium might be great for racing but isn't reliable enough yet for adventure.
04 ktm 950 adventure GO!!! (blacked out) 1990 Suzuki DrBIG 800 2003 Beta Rev 3 1999 Suzuki intruder 1500 1979 Suzuki GS850G the original adventure bike. 1973 Rokon mark 3 trailbreaker auto 2x2 1980? dt175 2008 Aprilia RXV 450