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    My TeeDub Mod Thread

    I'll update the thread title with the name of my bike once I figure it out. Yes I'm one of them.

    So far I've done the quick release seat bolt mod, which makes it super easy to pull the seat off, yet keep it secure. Also threw on a Wolfman Enduro tank bag this morning which is the perfect size.

    Picked up some Happy Trails SU racks from the Facebook group and will be installing those later today. On the way from Tim at Happy Trails is Imnaha panniers with top bags and Acerbis handgaurds.

    Other planned mods are updating footrests, adding Ricochet skid plate, swapping to 47 sprocket, adding a top rack (CycleRack maybe) and a soft top bag. Also want to replace the headlight with the JNS LED one, add some extra lights in the front and replace all bulbs with LEDs.

    Main purpose of the bike is commuting, with some occasional off road bits with potential for more fun off road when I start to travel.

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    It will only be a commuter bike until you want to see what's around the next curve in the road! It only gets better (I was gonna say funner) from here! I love it the plastic sales brochure is still hanging from the bars. Awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by admiral View Post
    It will only be a commuter bike until you want to see what's around the next curve in the road! It only gets better (I was gonna say funner) from here! I love it the plastic sales brochure is still hanging from the bars. Awesome!
    Haha that pic is from when it was still at the shop. And yeah I already race bicycles off road and go mountain biking. If there are dirt bike trails nearby I'll find them.

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    Since the TW is not especially quick for a commuter I would suggest making you and it as noticeable as possible for safety's sake. Good start with the reflective riding gear but a louder horn and possibly much brighter LED plug-and play replacement bulbs for the tail and running lights might be justifiable. Same for a LED headlight if Massachusetts permits. The LED turn signals bulbs require a mild mod for the flash rate correction since they have very low resistqnce but it is an easy mod.
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    Installed the HT rack today...minus one bolt. Looks like there's a tweak in the right side from the previous bike. Going to try and finagle a solution.

    Also a pic of the Enduro bag. Found out today it's the perfect size for my tablet, phone, wallet, portable battery, bottle of water, half a sandwich and my trucker hat. Win!

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    If you loosen all mounting bolts can you still not get that to line up properly? If not, I’m sure that could “adjusted” to fit without too much effort. Those pannier racks look great. Nice job on the bike so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sthrnromr View Post
    If you loosen all mounting bolts can you still not get that to line up properly? If not, I’m sure that could “adjusted” to fit without too much effort. Those pannier racks look great. Nice job on the bike so far.
    Yeah I tried that. I might be able to loosen them all up and have somebody else persuade it but I'll try doing it myself first. And thank you!

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    You’re very welcome. If you can’t get it adjusted yourself I’m sure some member here is close enough in proximity to assist you. I saw snow in one of your pics, so I know it’s not me Else I would have .
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    Pictures make the bike, rack and tank bag all look very good together. Once rack is persuaded to line up with fastener holes you can put on a matching tail bag and be able to carry a whole sandwich. SandwichBig.jpg
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    Nothing terribly new to report, except that I took the bike out on some single track for the first time. Thing climbs rocks like a tractor. I also feel more comfortable on it having thrown it around a bit on the trail.

    New boots are stellar with some break in and insoles.

    I'd like to upgrade the horn but haven't decided which one yet.

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