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  • nwcycle
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    If you still want that awesome v twin, I bought a Dl 1000 VStrom,Like riding a good ol straight up, I can ride that all day, with little discomfort,
    I am 50 !!!

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  • cyclecamper
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    Got tired of my K1200LT myself, the TL is half the weight. Now if only I didn't have to pee so often; getting old sucks.

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  • cyclecamper
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    Race bikes without mirrors use an aluminum tube brace around the windshield as part of the race front subframe. Then again, their Sharkskins are also lighter and more flexible. Don't know if this info helps or is relevant at all...good luck.

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  • mudduck9
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    I took the frame off. Then put it back. It needs some bracing. The roads in my area aren't that smooth so it shakes bad. And I don't drive that fast. So I don't know how it do over 60mph.

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  • chopper_harr
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    TLR and old age ...

    Guys

    As I approach 50, I'm finding that my choice of ride becomes more limited .

    I have a rapidly worsening arthritic hip, and cannot safely push my R1150 RT around - it has to go.
    The TLR is painful after an hour, and I have bought a set of Convertibars to move my body back and up 2" - 3".

    I have two questions :

    1, Does the TLR mirror frame provide essential support to the upper fairing ?
    ...Assuming that mirrors are relocated, can it be removed without affecting the high speed strength of the upper fairing.

    2, Do any UK chums have a tatty but complete TLR upper fairing in need of TLC.
    ...I will need to cut it back significantly, if the front mounting lugs are repairable, that will be fine.

    eBayers are asking 100 quid, which I just cannot afford !

    Any useful comments will be very welcome.

    Chopps
    Last edited by chopper_harr; 09-19-2010, 05:53 AM.
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