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As a newbie I thought I would follow tradition and put a few pics of the bike on.:)

Cant seem to work out how to link my album to this but the pics are public in Pictures, Transalps, Pyro 's Bike

If anyone can tell me how to link I will do so :confused:

No joy from FAQ's....Im sure its there but Im not !!

 

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Thanks for sorting out a pic Digitalcaptive :thumbright:

I actually just posted a thread re Farkles (Cr**h) bars so thats in progress

Otherwise its a 2002 model 7800 miles (4000 mine) and its been well loved, every time I think of changing I ride it and cant bear to part with it !!

Thus far it has:
Touring Screen
12V socket (accumate wired in)
Scottoiler to front sprocket
Honda Top Box
Oxford heated grips
Gel Insert in saddle and a lovely non slip recovering of said saddle (what a difference)

Next piccies may well be those bars once chosen, I have to say Graves are looking favourite :teeth:
 

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that bikes toooo clean;) and needs some dirt and winter use and abuse!!!

nice bike:cool:
 

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yep she is clean !

I have an old TDM for winter abuse or if things get really desperate a car !!
 

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Yes saddle done by a Gloucestershire company based in Stroud.

They recovered it and fitted a gel insert for the princely sum of £110.

They have a busy little set up re covering for quite a few companies selling to bike restorers and as they only do Motorcycle saddles they are interested and best of all did a flawless job !!

Happy to send you details if required....they do offer postal service

Cheers :p
 

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Very nice bike Pyro. As Lutin says silver is the best colour!

The graves bars certainley look the best option. I emailed Tomas yesterday but no reply as yet, having read some of the crash bar threads I realise I may have to wait quite a bit!

As I'm an unorganised/lazy git I've not taken any photos of my bike yet, so here is one the guy I bought it from took for me!

 

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Yes saddle done by a Gloucestershire company based in Stroud.

They recovered it and fitted a gel insert for the princely sum of £110.

They have a busy little set up re covering for quite a few companies selling to bike restorers and as they only do Motorcycle saddles they are interested and best of all did a flawless job !!

Happy to send you details if required....they do offer postal service

Cheers :p
Did it become more comfortable with the gel inserts? I am trying to figure out what to do to my seat to make it less of an ass-killer :)
 

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I emailed Tomas yesterday but no reply as yet, having read some of the crash bar threads I realise I may have to wait quite a bit!
http://www.xrv.org.uk/photopost/data/500/IMG_5486.JPG
The czech republic is a very strange place, I think the internet and email over there are heavily governed. I do know that they cannot use credit cards as the banks won't allow them to, they can't therefore set up paypal and paypal can't operate there anyway as they are not allowed by the authorities who think it will allow money out of the country.
I can tell you though that eva and tomas are good people, they make all their stuff by hand, it's all bespoke and well worth the wait. They are the strongest and most abusable bars you can get, I should know as I have tested them to the max on tarmac and mud and never had a problem.
Eva will get back to you,and you won't be dissappointed.
 

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Rotax 793 I can 100% confirm it increases comfort a huge amount plus the material they covered the seat with has made a huge when braking....i.e no more sliding up the tank :thumbright:
 

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Eva will get back to you,and you won't be dissappointed.
Indeed she did, got a reply today. Looking at end of April for delivery. :D

I was asked if I wanted the bars with or without the crossing bar, is this the bar that runs in front of the fairing just below the headlight? I said yes and have asked Eva the same question. There's no price difference so I thought what the hell!

I tried running the text from the website through a translator but it didn't help :confused:
 

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The cross bar at the front is essential. It is one of the things that set the bars apart from others on the market. The other mounting points give the strength but the crossover bar gives you the link to both sides so it actually doubles the mounting by combining the two sides together.
They'll normally give you a choice of stainless steel or any powder coating colour you want as well.
Don't worry too much about language,they speak english or have someone who does as I always mailed them in english.
 

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Good call with the gel, must try it myself the one thing I dont like about both my 600s is the seat. Mind I want to have the step taken out of mine also
 
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