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post #1 of 26 Old 06-07-2019, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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New 2018 DL1000 XT Owner

It's official. Here's the new bike.

Pulls like a tank, great breaks and suspension. First things to do are:

1. Replace mirrors with my previous SV mirrors - done
2. Replace foot pegs with my sw-motech pegs - done
3. Install heated gear harness - done
4. Install Ram Mount X Grip for phone - done
4. Install barback/riser - not done. My Zeta barbacks don't fit. Any recommendations for a slight up and back?
5. Top case - still shopping.

That's it. Everything else is just the way it should be.
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Congrats.
Gets even, much, better with some klicks on the ticker.
Those aren't the stock tires, right?

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Right bike for you brother....can't wait to see/ride with you again.
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Congratulations! I can't wait to see it and ride with you again!

I was going to say I literally use the same up and back risers on my 2015 DL1000 that I used on my 2006 DL650 and on my 2012 DL650 and they should work for you but then realized (I think I read) the Adventure (XT?) version has thicker handlebars.

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Congrats.
Gets even, much, better with some klicks on the ticker.
Those aren't the stock tires, right?
They are not. They are Shinko’s 804/805.

They gave me the stock Battlewings too.

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Right bike for you brother....can't wait to see/ride with you again.
Right on man. Likewise!

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Congratulations! I can't wait to see it and ride with you again!

I was going to say I literally use the same up and back risers on my 2015 DL1000 that I used on my 2006 DL650 and on my 2012 DL650 and they should work for you but then realized (I think I read) the Adventure (XT?) version has thicker handlebars.

..Tom
That’s exactly what I thought. Just transfer them over. The new bars are definitely bigger.

Same with the foot peg mounts. To transfer my sw-motech pegs I had to use the new bike’s pins because it’s half an inch longer to get through the thicker mount holes.
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What are the biggest/longest risers or bar backs you can install on this bike with the stock cables?

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Looks like 25mm straight up is perfect. 30mm doable. Anything more and your playing with cables.

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Swapped to 20w50 today. Definitely smoothed the bike out. Shifting is noticeably better. Idle hammer is still there. Clutch engagement seems smoother, but that’s hard to quantify.
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