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Old 11-18-2012, 09:55 PM
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AltRider's side stand foot for the DL1000.

It was (and still is?) the only accessory available to increase the surface area of the factory side stand's admittedly undersized footprint. I don't know anyone with a welder that could provide a pennytech alternative for me here.

Anyway, the AltRider product is ugly, not well engineered and certainly overpriced for what I got. If there's a better solution available, I'm listening.
I bolted a hockey puck to my kickstand. $2 for the puck and a couple of small bolts and nuts.

Works great, starts conversations with curious onlookers.

"Is that a hockey puck?"

"Why yes. Yes, it is a regulation hockey puck."
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:37 AM
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Tourtec like most things from over there are over engeneered, over priced
& under preforming. I tried a Tourtec mount way back for a Garmin V.
A large steel washer from a hardware store works well as kick stand foot.
I have to agree with you that with some products simpler is better but I don't necessarily agree with you about them "under preforming".

I also have to point out that what is "over there" for you is 20mins up the road for me. Unfortunately many of the US products I am always reading about here, particularly the larger or heaver ones, cost a lot more once you add in overseas shipping.

Finally just to put a good word in for Touratech, I got a mounting bracket for my topbox years ago. It recently broke, I got in contact with them, sent them a few pics and no questions asked they are sending me out a new (and improved) one, all for free, even though the item is long out of any guarantee it once had. Their customer service is among the best I have ever dealt with and one of the reasons I will probably continue shopping with them (product and price depending of course).
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:24 AM
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Aerostich Liquid-filled Round Thermometer..........think I paid $25 or so?? I'm not bashing...... maybe I rec'd a bum unit, but I believe it reads WAY TOO HIGH. I scraped it in lieu of an aquarium digital thermometer. Before the round Aerostich unit, I tried their Digital unit..........too small to read and not bright enough.

Opposite-Topic (not Off-Topic).........there is a new Cruise Control Product being advertised on the ADV forum........called Omni Cruise. It is identical to that little $20 plastic cruise control that has come out the last 6-9 months.......the one where you turn the throttle, push the plastic-ma-bob against the brake lever with your index finger. The Omni Cruise is all metal (the plastic ones have been known to break), is adjustable for different grip diameters, and is black anodized (or powder-coated??)......sells for $50.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:47 PM
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I bolted a hockey puck to my kickstand. $2 for the puck and a couple of small bolts and nuts.
I might try that solution! Thanks for the suggestion.
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That's about right, but now I know what works.
Wow, thanks for the great advice....the amount of time and frustration you have saved us is....priceless.
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BestRest PegPacker gas carrying "system"

simply not made to fit the Vee (cant speak to the Wee). parts were simply not properly machined. A very expensive mistake for me.

I finally got a Rotopax that I strap to my back seat.
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AltRider's side stand foot for the DL1000.

It was (and still is?) the only accessory available to increase the surface area of the factory side stand's admittedly undersized footprint. I don't know anyone with a welder that could provide a pennytech alternative for me here.

Anyway, the AltRider product is ugly, not well engineered and certainly overpriced for what I got. If there's a better solution available, I'm listening.
Agreed on all counts, made even worse when you have a center stand. I had to remove a bunch of material and mount mine backwards.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:27 PM
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+1 on the BBs. 90% of the vibs are gone.

My Oxford heated grip controllers (X2) replaced with a DPDT 3 position toggle switch
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+1 on the BBs. 90% of the vibs are gone.

My Oxford heated grip controllers (X2) replaced with a DPDT 3 position toggle switch
Explain the BBs in the givi crash guards....does that not increase the weight or am I on the wrong novice page ...... I have them on order so I can install a belly pan guard...

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BB's are used to squelch vibration. I've used the same trick in handlebars. I can say from personal experience that I've had no issue with any extra vibration from my Givi crash bars on my 1000.
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