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    Well I started my transformation of my TW into a full blown adventurer bike

    Before Photo



    I added some bits







    It came out looking like this



    Took it for a test ride in some sand









    Still a large tank to add yet. But looking good. Very good in the sand.



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    how is it on the street?! turning, leaning, weight, etc. i LOVE the back tire but figure it would be hard to lean it. i like scraping footpegs
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    Looks great! How do you like the footpegs? Is that a blaster shock you are running?



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    Quote Originally Posted by niqhowie View Post
    how is it on the street?! turning, leaning, weight, etc. i LOVE the back tire but figure it would be hard to lean it. i like scraping footpegs


    Back tyre is better than what I thought it would be on the street. Not that noisy either. But I'm still mindful of what I have on the back so haven't

    pushed it yet on the street. The tyre does corner okay.



    Front tyre will be changed to a proper motocross tyre.
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    2012 ZX14R 190HP +

    2009 F800GSThe Best Adventure bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbracket View Post
    Looks great! How do you like the footpegs? Is that a blaster shock you are running?
    Footpegs are great. I have another set on my other adventure bike which I've done many miles on. Honestly I wouldn't ride with

    anything else. The wide platform of the peg just makes it more comfortable on the pegs.

    Yes it is the Blaster Shock I put in.
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    2012 ZX14R 190HP +

    2009 F800GSThe Best Adventure bike

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    Very nice. That looks like hour glass sand. What's it really like going through that stuff? How much longer is that shock from stock? Does the headlight guard diminish the light output noticeably? Your gauge is showing two different temps. What else is it measuring besides ambient? I think you're going to have a lot of fun with your little mountain goat. Keep us posted on any new installs

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    This is exactly what I hope my TW is when it grows up!!



    I am sure you will get a ton of questions about this setup.



    Your computer and mount (I have not done any searching online as of yet, but will be looking up "Voyager" for sure) is that a TW specific mount for the computer? Difficult install? any info on that will be appreciated!



    Great looking bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwizard View Post
    Very nice. That looks like hour glass sand. What's it really like going through that stuff? How much longer is that shock from stock? Does the headlight guard diminish the light output noticeably? Your gauge is showing two different temps. What else is it measuring besides ambient? I think you're going to have a lot of fun with your little mountain goat. Keep us posted on any new installs


    This is exactly what I hope my TW is when it grows up!!



    I am sure you will get a ton of questions about this setup.



    Your computer and mount (I have not done any searching online as of yet, but will be looking up "Voyager" for sure) is that a TW specific mount for the computer? Difficult install? any info on that will be appreciated!





    Hopefully I can answer all of these questions.



    Shock is about 2" longer

    Headlight, I dont know yet as I haven't ridden it at Night. When I go adventurer riding we always stop by 4pm to set up camp. Oh, when I say adventurer riding we normally go for a couple of weeks.

    The computer, photos below. The mount wasn't TW specific but it was easy enough to install with a couple of small mods.

    I took off my cable speedo ,so just using the GPS speedo.

    The speedo probably took about 2 hrs of mucking around to install.











    The Tacho doesnt seem to work correctly at the moment but everything else is great.

    GPS Track

    Air Temp

    Engine Temp

    Altimeter

    Speedo

    Trip Meter

    Waypoints

    Clock

    Compass



    Here is the Link to the Computer

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    2009 F800GSThe Best Adventure bike

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    Nice tw!

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    Ya know... you can get some neat stuff to dress these bikes up... you oughta look into some of that stuff... oh never mind... YOU BOUGHT THE WHOLE FREAKIN CATALOG OF GEAR!!! Dam ... how much heavier is that bike now that you have all of that gear bolted on ? OK sorry... back to serious mode... what tank are you going for?



    I envy you guys down under... looks like you have some of the best riding areas on the planet... shame about all the venomous critters you have down there tho... that's one aspect of Australia I've never been able to get past... heck you guys have the top ten most venomous snakes... that still kinda freaks me out.



    All kidding aside.. the bike looks great!



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