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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Help with Givi rack
« Last post by gazuk on Yesterday at 10:47:48 am »
Bit late for JJB, but another option 'may' be to get a SW Motech Street Rack.  I say 'may' only because I assume SW Motech have designed their parts to fit together so their Street Rack might fit with their Tail Tidy.  I only have the Street Rack so can't verify.

The advantage of the street rack is you can buy adapter plates to fit top boxes and other luggage.  I have atapter plates for my large Givi top box and my small BMW (Shad) top box.

And once the adapter plates are removed (tool free in seonds) the rack itself is small and discreet.
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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Luggage Rack Choices?
« Last post by gazuk on Yesterday at 10:34:14 am »
Have a look at the SW Motech (German brand) Street Rack.

I have just fitted this to my F900R.  As far as rear racks go, I think this is quite smart and discreet.  It's small, but the advantage is if you want to carry bigger bags or top cases you can get seperate Adapter plates that fit tool free in seconds.  I have an adapter plate for my large Give top box and my Small BMW (SHad) top box.

I think this rack actually improves the look of my F900R as it fills the gap between the end of the seat and the tail light without having to go down the tail tidy route.
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Seat is sold! thanks for the interest.
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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Touring screen
« Last post by Shadey on August 07, 2022, 10:28:44 pm »
Not yet mate, not had a reply .........
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F900 Series Main Chat / Re: Strange clutch issues
« Last post by patgm on August 07, 2022, 09:47:55 pm »
For those just dealing with notchiness, one bit I found interesting in another thread was that when Jggpossum had the defective original clutch replaced on warranty, he was advised by the dealer service dept not to use the quick shifter for the first ~1,000km/600mi with the new clutch to allow the new plates and friction discs to bed in smoothly.  It makes some sense to me that the friction material could experience some uneven wear when you bang up and down with the quick shifter with a fresh clutch that is fully engaged. It would be interesting to see if quick-shifter equipped bikes report more clutch troubles than those without.

The other thing to look out for is that the clutch cable adjustment is more critical on this bike than any other I've dealt with, the clutch feel is much worse if lever play is less than spec. Mine needed a big adjustment around 2000 miles because there was almost no play left, even though it was in spec at the 600mi service. It seems like this clutch has a lot of break in wear, after that first adjustment the play has stayed consistent, indicating that the rate of wear has slowed. I'm now at 8500 miles.
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New Member Introductions / Re: Hi from Somerset England
« Last post by WestonBend on August 07, 2022, 09:27:30 pm »
Welcome to the group and congratulations on the new bike!
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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Touring screen
« Last post by Chippy4467 on August 07, 2022, 08:09:19 pm »
*Originally Posted by Shadey [+]
Certainly looking for a better screen, dm me with details pls and are you able to post? Cheers
Shadey, did you buy it?
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F900 Series Main Chat / Re: OMG the heat from the engine!
« Last post by Chippy4467 on August 07, 2022, 06:42:30 pm »
Try a Tiger Explorer in that sort of temp and THEN you will know what extreme engine heat is........... :087:   They do have a problem to extent that I covered the underside of the rider seat in Aluminium take to reflect the heat away !  With only 2 pots engine is narrower so really can't be that bed can it?  :190:
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F900 Series Main Chat / Re: Strange clutch issues
« Last post by Chippy4467 on August 07, 2022, 06:37:16 pm »
noticed this "notchy" clutch on the demo bike I rode yesterday - thought it was a dodgy cable.  Hope mine doesn't suffer when I get it....................
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New Member Introductions / Hi from Somerset England
« Last post by Chippy4467 on August 07, 2022, 06:08:11 pm »
Hi all,
Just moving from 2018 Gen2 Triumph Tiger Explorer to 2020 F900XR TE.
Had the Explorer 4 years (my 2nd one) but the top weight was becoming an issue, as well as not riding with pillion atm, so time for a change. Rode a lot of differing demo's, including Triumphs new 1200 & 900 but not so good. Need something fairly upright to avoid trips to chiropractor as well as a relatively relaxed ride that was all day capable.
Had an hour and half demo on Saturday on F900XR with no aches & pains so went for it
Hopefully the F900XR TE will be as enjoyable as the Tigger was.  Should be collecting end this week or beginning of next  :152:

(Been on Explorer/1200 forum since 2013, hope this one is as helpful  :763:)

Cheers folks

Chippy
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