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  1. Wrathchild

    Off road riders opinions

    hmm it looks like grip and squats are where its at http://www.advpulse.com/adv-prepping/proper-lifting-techniques-adventure-motorcycle/ I haven't needed anything crazy, my other bikes have been a dirt bike (can pick that up easy lol its like 220lbs) a supermoto (heavier but still only 320lbs)...
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    Off road riders opinions

    re: picking it back up. I don't have anyone to ride with sadly. What should I be doing in the gym to help with my ability to pick it back up on my own? Deadlifts? General core and arms? I guess squats as well? I know that sounds dumb, but for real, if I am stronger, obviously I will have an...
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    Off road riders opinions

    Can't you just pull the ABS fuse to disable it? In which case you can simply wire a switch to turn it on and off. I ask seriously, isn't there a fuse you can pull to shut it down?
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    Back pain, NOT lower back, kind of on my back lats, a few inches out from the spine on each side HELP!

    I will check them out, looks like they have a location right near me. Going to try rotating the bars back a little more towards me with the risers as well. I have a ride tomorrow about 60 miles each way so that should give me a good idea of if it helped. Unless its super windy in which case...
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    Hand warmer shields. The big bucket looking ones. Trying to find a certain set

    I just ordered the OBR ones :) Those hippo hands look nice but essentially the same and cost more. We shall see how these perform but I have heard nothing but good.
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    Back pain, NOT lower back, kind of on my back lats, a few inches out from the spine on each side HELP!

    I have those risers so I can pull them back a bit more.
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    Back pain, NOT lower back, kind of on my back lats, a few inches out from the spine on each side HELP!

    The thing is, its not a matter of getting off and stretching once in a while as the pain starts 10-15 minutes into the ride. The only things that seem to relieve it are laying flat on my back or sitting upright in a chair with a pretty vertical full back. Which makes me think its an alignment...
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    Back pain, NOT lower back, kind of on my back lats, a few inches out from the spine on each side HELP!

    The problem is some of the really long rides, there isn't much choice as far as interesting routes. Heading to Colorado from Austin there is a pretty much unavoidable multi-hour highway slog, and the back pain can start as soon as 10-15 minutes into the ride. My plan right now is 1. Gym to...
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    Do you wear a 'flip up type' modular helmet ? What brand ?

    Having owned a bell and the neotec, there is no comparison. The Neotec is lighter on my head and the ventilation is a hundred times better on the Shoei. It would be a step backwards to go to the Bell, I know I didn't have the SRT but I know the ventilation isn't as good. And flipping the face up...
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    Do you wear a 'flip up type' modular helmet ? What brand ?

    I had a Bell Evo modular for a couple years and loved it. Until I got my Neotec. No comparison.
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    Hand warmer shields. The big bucket looking ones. Trying to find a certain set

    HEY! How did you manage to get that tank protector on correctly? I have one I haven't installed yet. I was thinking floating it on with ever so slightly soapy water spray then pressing it down/squeegeeing
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    Back pain, NOT lower back, kind of on my back lats, a few inches out from the spine on each side HELP!

    The only thing that makes me doubt a lumbar belt is that the pain isn't in my lower back... But perhaps keeping my lower core all together tight will help?
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    Back pain, NOT lower back, kind of on my back lats, a few inches out from the spine on each side HELP!

    I am going to try to find some take off OEM DRZ400SM bars (Renthal Fatbars, CR High bend) for cheap. I have seen them for 40 bucks used and I have always liked the feel. We shall see if they make the situation better or worse. My plan of attack is 1. Start going to the gym again and work on...
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    Hand warmer shields. The big bucket looking ones. Trying to find a certain set

    THATS THEM!! Thanks! Now to look thread over and see if there is a better option but I am betting not as these are the ones I originally saw and hadn't seen better.
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    Do you wear a 'flip up type' modular helmet ? What brand ?

    I have no problems riding with the Neotec lid flipped up. But I have been riding with Modulars since forever so I am used to how it feels. I absolutely LOVE my neotec, and dread the day I need to replace it because when you add in the cost of the built in Sena unit its an almost $900 purchase...
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    Back pain, NOT lower back, kind of on my back lats, a few inches out from the spine on each side HELP!

    And it seems to not happen if I am "active" on the bike, like riding too fast tensing up my core, or fighting a heavy wind. If I just sit relaxed on the bike, the pain is almost unbearable even with 600mg of ibuprofen. This is killing me because I can't just sit and relax for a nice ride, and I...
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    Hand warmer shields. The big bucket looking ones. Trying to find a certain set

    There was a set I have seen posted around here, they are like 60 bucks I believe, and the page that has them, shows them mounted on a DRZ, over the big barkbusters, and from what I saw people said they work great on an S10. They are similar to these...
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    How much of a pita is the install on the OEM crash bars?

    Right off let me say that I am not looking for "you should do X brand instead" so please don't, I know there are more protective chocies, but these are what I have. I already have these, I have no other funds to do different ones and am not going to for a while so I am not interested. I am...
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    Sargent seat for Tenere - quick review

    Mine came with a Sargent and by 40 miles my sit bones felt like they were going to poke out of my flesh. I traded it for a stock seat and will likely do a Seat Concepts kit on the stock base
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