Get yourself a Seats Concept seat and you will never have a complaining arse. Well worth the money.So the stock seat felt like a plank with a nail in it after a couple of hours. So I bought the touring seat and went to work - OK it's only an hour away, but still a definite improvement, not exactly comfortable, more like the plank without the nail. I obviously have a bony *rse, but a well padded belly.
Getting on well with the Himmy, went out on Friday for a run to the seaside - 35 miles each way, 10 miles of 60mph dual carriageway and the rest interesting back country roads with lots of tight bends.
Going out on an Interceptor demo bike Wednesday while mine is in having the brakes checked mmmmm
Go up in a grade or two in the front fork oil to help it not bottom out so quick. I did that and it improved the front a lot. Also if you are over 75kgs then the back preload needs to be adjusted all the way. That way it will not hit the limit that easily. I'm 90kgs and it improved my ride. See here what I found.Finally got it dirty!!! Did 40+ miles on a dirt/gravel road. Discovered that the suspension really needs some work - a lot of nut-busting pot holes, and it definitely needs softer shocks on both ends. My last dirt bike was a 80's era Suzuki motocross bike that had absolutely plush suspension compared to the Himmie.
I'll try thinner oil on the front first, but looking for input from anyone that's upgraded the front/rear shocks/springs. After today, I'm ok with shelling out a little cash to save my family jewels (even though I'm way past reproductive age).
How stiff is the sidewall compared to the Pirelli? I'm curious to know since I need to fix the occasional puncture out on the trails.
Perhaps my technique needs some improvement, but I wouldn't want to do it on the trailside. I worked up a fair old sweat getting it done. Seems a fair bit stiffer than the Pirelli.How stiff is the sidewall compared to the Pirelli? I'm curious to know since I need to fix the occasional puncture out on the trails.
Give me a day or so and I shall take a few pics and post them here.
[/QUOTHi Yangonnerd. Sorry about the delay in posting the picture. I just cut the front from it with an angle grinder with a cutting disk fitted to it. I suppose you could take a saw to it but the plastic is pretty hard so it might take a bit of effort.Any pics? or instructions? or a link maybe ?
Rear is a + front is a Dakar. Not too bad actually, I was worried since I read they were really hard to put on. I have a Baja No Pinch now and they would have been super simple with that. I've had sport touring tires that were way harder.are they E07 or E07+? and how difficult was the install?