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Lovely work ! A Very Interesting post.

Thx!

Could you tell me where to get the longer bar ends that you have, I cant seem to find a place that has the longer ones in stock.
Thank You,

Slick...
The black ones in the photos on the first page are just the stock bar end weights. The photos showing the "silver bar end weights" is a Throttlemeister throttle lock. I can't recall who I ordered from (as it was nearly 7 years ago), but you need the AB3 kit, there are a few used sets on eBay at the moment.
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As a follow up how is the AF Xied? Was it worth the cost, how's the overall fuel mileage compared to the '03?
So far... I am pretty happy with it, the key seems to be patience. While it is getting acclimated (seems to take about ~400 miles) it felt quite rich and fuel economy dropped to 36 mpg. After the 400 miles, it seems much more lively, improved throttle response, pulls quite strong in the upper rpm range, the 4k-5k rpm range does seem less flat, and fuel economy returned to a pretty consistent 42 mpg.

I ran a BB Power chip in my '03 for 5 years, I had made a remote switch to be able to select "stages" 2, 3, and 4. Stage 2 felt great when I was riding easy and staying in the middle of the rpm range, but felt weak at high rpms. Stage 4 felt really, really strong when riding hard in the 5k-8k range, but definitely felt overly rich and poor throttle response in the lower rpm range. While stage 3 sounds like it would have been a happy medium, it felt like too much of a compromise (low rpm felt worse than stage 2, high rpm felt worse than stage 4). So I just selected 2 or 4 depending on how I was riding.

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Look like the Fabulous trip through Colorado. What hwy was that is it part of I-70 over the Rockies?
These photos were taken on the 92, 103, and 550. I did take I-70 from St. Louis to Colorado and back, but the rest of the trip was spent on the smaller 2 lane roads.
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This has been a great read. Cracking photos too.
Youve done more miles in a month than Ive done all year. Shame on me!
Can I ask if that is a Sargent seat?
No way could I do those miles on my standard seat. Im okay for the first few hours, but over 3 and I am quite uncomfortable. Over 4 and I get off the bike looking like John Wayne with haemorrhoids!
I need to get something done about the seat as I have a few longer trips coming up.
It is a Sargent seat, unfortunately it's not mine... A fellow BCR rider let me borrow it for the Colorado trip. While I always use an AirHawk for the Super Slab stretches, I don't like using it in the twisties. I wouldn't say the Sargent is the perfect seat, it is miles better than the stocker. The stock seat is too slippery, too hard, and the shape tends to push your "manhood" into the tank under heavy breaking. The Sargent fixes most of those issues, and I was much less uncomfortable after 300 - 400 mile days.
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Thanks for all those great details Dan. Much appreciated. Sounds like the AirHawk will be the cheaper option for a start and a Sargent seat will be on the ‘I Want List’ before long.

Chris, that’s a very kind offer and I will send you a pm shortly. We have already met quite some years ago as you sorted me out with one of your fuel tanks.
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