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  1. Wrathchild

    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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    How much of a pain in the butt is an oil change with the factory skidplate?

    Sorry for all the probably stupid questions, I am just new to this bike. My Vstrom became a friggin nightmare to get the drain plug back into with my SW-Motech skid plate. Am I in for the same level of cursing and throwing the ratchet across the garage with the ST and the factory skid plate?
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    How to remove and re-use factory heated grips?

    I want to do bars but I have never removed grips without a razor blade before. How can I get them off the stock bars and onto some aftermarket bars without f'ing them up? And for those who have done it, how do I make sure those grips are on there solid without a safety wire? Grip glue? I know...
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    higher side protection with stock crashbars?

    I have the stock crashbars but it looks like they don't actually protect the side bodywork at all. I have seen pics of a bike with higher side bars, with the Yamaha crash bars, does anyone have any info on that? Please don't say "buy these other whole crashbars" because the Yamaha crash bars...
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    New guy from Texas

    Hi, I'm Dave. Just got my 2016 ES yesterday. I had a 2014 Vstrom 1000 for a few years, that was a great bike but I could just never get the fit quite right and after battling neck and back pain, and buffeting problems I traded it in on the bike I wanted to begin with. I also traded my 2016...
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    New guy in Austin area, anyone want to trade their stock seat for a Sargent?

    I got my bike yesterday, its a 2016 ES and came with a Sargent seat and I don't really like it. I sat on a stock one and the stock seat works better for me. I might see if Seat Concepts can do anything but for now stock is fine. My seat is mint, I just want to trade straight across. If anyone...
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