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    Senior Member TW-Brian's Avatar
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    Hey Trailruner,

    I have replaced the stock Bend-o-Matic bars with ProTaper SE ATV Hi bars. These bars fit well with just some minor re-routing of cables and wiring and are about as high as you can go without longer cables.

    This link by Nihil may be helpful to compare various bars:

    https://redirect.viglink.com/?format...ar%20Simulator
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    Thank you, That is what I want to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWBigBlake View Post
    I’m gonna need the link to that rubber chicken upgrade...
    My Old Man caught me chokin' my chicken when I was 13.
    He said if I didn't stop, my right arm would look like Popeye's and everybody would know what I'd been doing...even the girls!
    So I just switched off every other day and pretty soon both arms look like Popeye's...
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    "Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death."
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    “It’s more fun to ride a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow”.

    "The less horsepower a motorcycle has, the more it can teach you.” - Ben Bostrom

    And though a mountain may rise up and smack the livin' shit outta me,
    and wad up my bike somethin' awful...
    Still, I rise!
    (With apologies to Maya Angelou)


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    I replaced the bars with the Pro Tapper sport ATV bars. I really like them Thanks Brian perfect fit. Thank you, everyone, very helpful. I have not put my handguards back on yesterday was my 53 birthday and pretty wife wanted me to buy her dinner.

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    A cushy seat cover is great. Your butt with thank you. I use this cheap $20 one from Amazon. Never had butt cramp. Mount it on the bike backwards, narrow end at the front. Just ties some paratrooper cord to the loops and run it under your existing seat and you're all set! Makes a huge difference.

    https://www.amazon.com/MadDog-GearCo...gateway&sr=8-4

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    Wow what a great post!

    I am a newby here too. Big thanks to everyone for the information here in this thread and throughout the forum.

    I was surprised that the name Spoolmak was already taken, hence the 2.0...but by no means am I an improvement over anything haha. I ride a 2017 in the desert and southern interior mountains in British Columbia, Canada.

    Changes brought on by info from this forum or soon to be delivered are...

    Shinko 241 4.00/18 front tire.
    Counteract Ready-Balance tube on my son's recommendation.
    Larger Footpegs
    Thor ADV Boots
    Moose Rear Rack
    MadDog seat cover which will be better mounted tonight with paracord.



    I am going to attempt scabricating a skid plate by overlaying some 1/4" HDPE piece/s to the stock plate. Shipping/duty of a Richocet to Canada nearly doubles the price plus our dollar is a wee weak so I will try this first. I will report back on that.

    My first of a few questions is to those that have installed risers.

    -Will the 2" Rox Pivot Risers work with only some rerouting of cables or did you have to make cable changes?
    -If I need new cables what are my options there?
    -Will standard risers be a good option for me at 6'2" ?

    I am trying my best to to clog up threads with previously answered questions but I just can't seem to find a clear answers on risers.
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    2" Rox risers work great with no cables/hose/wires needed. You may have to liberate a cable tie to reroute a cable. But super easy install. I'm only 2" shorter then you so they should be a great for sitting. Standing may be a little low for you. For me it's great and I stand a lot.

    Just dreaming here but I would like to see TWs get:
    - Mud capable rear disc brake.
    - More rear tire option

    The most universal mods IMO are:
    - larger pegs
    - shinko 241 tire
    Last edited by Trail Woman; 05-28-2019 at 02:45 PM.

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    "Me, too!" on the rear disc!

    6 ft. eh, TW?
    I'm gonna have to watch my P's & Q's around you, Lady!
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    "Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death."
    - Hunter S. Thompson

    “It’s more fun to ride a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow”.

    "The less horsepower a motorcycle has, the more it can teach you.” - Ben Bostrom

    And though a mountain may rise up and smack the livin' shit outta me,
    and wad up my bike somethin' awful...
    Still, I rise!
    (With apologies to Maya Angelou)


    "Give a Damn"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoolmak 2.0 View Post
    Wow what a great post!

    I am a newby here too. Big thanks to everyone for the information here in this thread and throughout the forum.

    I was surprised that the name Spoolmak was already taken, hence the 2.0...but by no means am I an improvement over anything haha. I ride a 2017 in the desert and southern interior mountains in British Columbia, Canada.

    Changes brought on by info from this forum or soon to be delivered are...

    Shinko 241 4.00/18 front tire.
    Counteract Ready-Balance tube on my son's recommendation.
    Larger Footpegs
    Thor ADV Boots
    Moose Rear Rack
    MadDog seat cover which will be better mounted tonight with paracord.



    I am going to attempt scabricating a skid plate by overlaying some 1/4" HDPE piece/s to the stock plate. Shipping/duty of a Richocet to Canada nearly doubles the price plus our dollar is a wee weak so I will try this first. I will report back on that.

    My first of a few questions is to those that have installed risers.

    -Will the 2" Rox Pivot Risers work with only some rerouting of cables or did you have to make cable changes?
    -If I need new cables what are my options there?
    -Will standard risers be a good option for me at 6'2" ?

    I am trying my best to to clog up threads with previously answered questions but I just can't seem to find a clear answers on risers.
    Yea, so much good info got tossed in here, I’m literally just going down the list getting my bike set up with nice, high quality equipment. Although I decided against the shinko 241 and went with the 700, but other than that, all the recommendations here are awesome... from the foot pegs and front forks, to the seat and jetting. I’m doin it all!

    Edit: Also, I’m 6’2” and standard risers don’t make the ride or posture awkward.
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    Last edited by TWBigBlake; 05-28-2019 at 05:02 PM.

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