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post #1 of 4 Old 08-15-2008, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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first new gear on the 08'

Well I got the cage hwy kit in from TMI today that has been on Back order. I got it at about 11:45 and had it on by 14:00. Not to bad of a job except that it came with NO INSTRUCTIONS I tried to call the good folks, but the were closed today. Ahh well I'm at work, nothing to do...I can figure this out...

All went good untill The pieces that had to go around the frame inside the schroud and around the vicinity of radiator. Kind of a tight fit and I needed 4 hands and another set of eyes.. I suggest to anyone else 100MPH tape up the shrouds first. I did and it saved some scratches for sure. Also had to unplug the connection on the left side of the bike to let the middle support thru. With no instructions we had to assemble and dissassemble the middle pice 3 times till we figured out the proper way that it went together.

BUT, all prevailed and we got it. Looks good seems very solid, welds are pretty clean. I think it's agood addition to the bike. Now I'm awaiting the skid plat that is still on back order.

The folks at TMI were very friendy to work with and also hooked up ol' sarge with a military discount Very cool!! I'll be doing business with them again soon.

So First farkel... just turned 500 miles on her and I'm leaving for florida tommorow for the first road trip. heading to ST augustine from up around Savannah GA to see mom. Gonna run the super slab down early in the morning and run home up the coast on sunday. I'll try to take a few pics and post it up.

Heres the new look.....

Yes that some dirt on the front fender I was playing a bit trying to learn my stand up riding skills






Thats my other toy in the background.....
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-15-2008, 06:39 PM
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looks great, be intrested in the amout of force they can take?
need something for mine, its been down twice and got a good scuff on the right side.
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looks great, be intrested in the amout of force they can take?
need something for mine, its been down twice and got a good scuff on the right side.
Thats why I got them for fall overs ect. I figure they will pay for themselfs one of these days!! Just saving that radiator one time, it will pay for it self many times over..
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-16-2008, 09:09 AM
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Nice looking setup...I think those things should come standard on the 08's and newer, but then again, Kawasaki wouldn't be able to sell so many $100 panels and $800 radiators. Keep up the good work.

2008 DL650 VStrom Yellow and Black
Previous ride was a 2007 KLR Black/Silver, I miss it..
Looking to get back into KLR's sometime soon.

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