What did you do to your bike today??

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  1. Graves

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    Slick.

     
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    Good God I love that country. Been looking at Prescott real hard, two trips out to look at property, just got to wait for the right time to jump.

     
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    I got us lost...

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    I installed the IMS pegs and finally gave it a wash after riding it around for two weeks after the last off road ride, no haboob needed. Does forest fire ash count?
     
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    Did the seal mate thing on my leaking left hand fork and had a successful result.
     
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    Glued tape to the tank, it is now symmetrically around the saddle:D

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    Is your seat in the lower position I can't seem to get my that low is there a technique in doing this read manual just won't click in.
     
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    I went outside and looked at it.

    Contemplated washing it.

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    Got really tired of the paint job and went inside and ordered some wrapping vinyl to change it
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    And made some maple syrup bacon and eggs to seal the deal
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    Mmmmmmmmmmmm.................

    Bacon!
     
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    You have to get the tongue at the back of the seat in the lower slot at the front of the pillion, jiggle it around and then push on the centre and the nose of the seat, more pressure at the centre. You have to push the nose back a little and down. Get a torch and check to see where you need to get the tab.

    Sometimes it'll just click in, other times it takes a few goes.
     
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    Blame Squily, he made me think of it.

    Now to get back to watching footy.

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    this is brilliant. If you ride and like will you post part numbers for those springs etc. I would probably take it to the shop if it was too much work. How long did it take you?

     
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    Agreed, it takes me two to three tries to get it to snap in.
     
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    I have a bunch of things so far. First off was to fabricate new foot pegs, wired in my duel port USB, fabricated the rear trunk plate to mount to the bike, installed a center stand....springs were a pain!! fabricated an extension on exhaust side of skid plate. installed tour tech upper and lower crash bars. installed pannier racks. installed Garmin GPS mount to the lower end of the wind screen, fabricated mounts from pannier racks to hold tool tube( it holds every tool to fit this bike, even tire tools) So thats about it in the four short months I've had this bike.
     
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    I was taking the front left fairing off my AT to reroute the power wire to my GPS and I managed to snapoff the front two pegs! I was in a hurry and most likely rushed the removal.

    Lesson learned, slow down!

    Sent from my SM-T713 using Tapatalk
     
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    I don’t know if there were part numbers or not. Call Cogent and ask for the AT springs, they had one that they calculated to be on target for the rear, and two for the front, I went with the heavier fronts. If you want to ride your AT hard off road, you’ll love them, but it is a little stiff for on road which I don’t mind.

     
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    That blows. Not to worry, a replacement only costs a couple hundred bucks. COME ON HONDA, ITS A PIECE OF PLASTIC.

     
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    Yup, Mother Honda love Her plastic!

    So far the fairing is staying in-place so immediate replacement is not required.
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    Yes, the seat is in the lowest positon.
    You first have the rear put in the lowest position (you can see it under the passenger seat).
    Then you have to 'click' it in the front; you have 2 knobs: it's the highest one for the lowest position.


    I have to bend the top a little bit to make it click nicely.
    If you like i can take some pics ;).
    once you know it, it goes as nothing.


     
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    Thanks for your help managed to do it .
     

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