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Old 09-23-2016, 08:29 AM   #61
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Yeah I was surprised when I learned the WR didn't have a tach, but I don't miss it either.

I did miss the gear indicator on my last bike so I ended up getting a Healtech gear display for my WR. That's a nice thing to have IMO and is easy to install.
Sweet, tfti Cookie Monster. I'll see if that's something I want, though to be honest I kinda like the mental exercise of tracking my gear position (with the attendant, occasional failure to do so).
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:39 AM   #62
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I bought an 08 690 SMC. about 10k OTD.

my ass still hurts thinking about it. 50 miles of freeway to get to my twisties just ruin it for me.
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:44 AM   #63
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Sweet, tfti Cookie Monster. I'll see if that's something I want, though to be honest I kinda like the mental exercise of tracking my gear position (with the attendant, occasional failure to do so).


All my bikes that didn't have a gear indicator had a tach so it was easy to know what speed and RPM corresponded to which gear, but without either on the WR I felt the gear indicator was a good idea.

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I bought an 08 690 SMC. about 10k OTD.

my ass still hurts thinking about it. 50 miles of freeway to get to my twisties just ruin it for me.
Why not get an aftermarket seat? My stock seat felt like crap but with the Seat Concepts seat it's easy to do a couple hours at a time.
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:53 AM   #64
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Why not get an aftermarket seat? My stock seat felt like crap but with the Seat Concepts seat it's easy to do a couple hours at a time.
Exactly! Having put 20k butt-beating miles on my WR, I don't plan on suffering another stock sumo seat for long. I've been in contact with the guys at http://www.renazco.com/ and http://www.seatconcepts.com/store/pr...egory=12022235 to create something like the image below to help keep me from sliding off the back under WOT.

The plan, right now, is to widen the middle part of the seat by an inch or so.
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:18 AM   #65
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I bought an 08 690 SMC. about 10k OTD.

my ass still hurts thinking about it. 50 miles of freeway to get to my twisties just ruin it for me.
I actually dislocated my coccyx bone on my endure riding offroad. It was almost a year before I could sit comfortable on anything. The ktm powersport gel seat was just as useless as the stock seat.
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:25 AM   #66
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Exactly! Having put 20k butt-beating miles on my WR, I don't plan on suffering another stock sumo seat for long. I've been in contact with the guys at http://www.renazco.com/ and http://www.seatconcepts.com/store/pr...egory=12022235 to create something like the image below to help keep me from sliding off the back under WOT.

The plan, right now, is to widen the middle part of the seat by an inch or so.
That seat has a narrow pan so trying to go wider with padding and a cover means it will be overhanging on the sides. I would expect this to break down the foam before too long.
Also because its so narrow and uncomfortable I liked being able to slide forward and back just to switch up positions a little to spread out the torture.
Its got some grunt but I don't see any risk of sliding off the rear. If you build in a hump like that you may regret not being able to move around.
Maybe consider not having it so far forward if you still think you need it. You certainly wouldn't need it that high



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Old 09-23-2016, 09:30 AM   #67
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I'll never shop at Monroe Motors - I'll travel to Temecula or Oklahoma to buy something before I give them a penny. Went there looking at new bikes and the sales guy was far more interested in trying to hit on my GF than sell me a bike.
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Its got some grunt but I don't see any risk of sliding off the rear. If you build in a hump like that you may regret not being able to move around.
Maybe consider not having it so far forward if you still think you need it. You certainly wouldn't need it that high
There are situations where I unexpectedly slid to the rear of my WR under WOT in 2nd or 3rd. I know that I wont actually go off the back but I'm just planning around things that I saw on the WR that will be multiplied on the 701. There's been a lot of forethought into my next bike/setup as a 1-armed rider
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Old 09-23-2016, 10:40 AM   #69
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Low hp output = longer drivetrain life.
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my ass still hurts thinking about it.
Granted the seat isn't designed for the interstate, but once in the twisty bits, it makes sense, so I've kept the stock seat.

But, my ass survives because I wear those riding shorts that have a diaper sized pad front to back. No monkey butt here...
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Old 09-23-2016, 11:59 AM   #72
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I actually dislocated my coccyx bone on my endure riding offroad. It was almost a year before I could sit comfortable on anything. The ktm powersport gel seat was just as useless as the stock seat.
confession: that bike got me a trip to the doctor for colonoscopy.


maybe I was just too old :-(

my riding day is 5 hours minimum. usually an 8 hour affair.

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Old 09-23-2016, 12:15 PM   #73
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Granted the seat isn't designed for the interstate, but once in the twisty bits, it makes sense, so I've kept the stock seat.

But, my ass survives because I wear those riding shorts that have a diaper sized pad front to back. No monkey butt here...
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Old 09-23-2016, 01:25 PM   #74
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Low hp output = longer drivetrain life.
Didn't work for your CBR did it?


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