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on how to prepare for long rides and tours. Whether you're a true iron butt
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:32 AM   #11
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So I found an NOS gel seat for $100 on ebay.
Today I rode on it for the first time and....

wow

that extra inch in height was what I needed.

My right knee, which was in major pain after 30 minutes on
the old seat is now pain free at the end of my commute.

The new seat puts me a bit more forward as well so the bike
feels a little more stable when I'm flat on the tank. The old
seat was more scooped out in the back so you would slide
back.

Next I'm going to look into fabricating a spacer for the bars.
I want to raise the bars up 1.5" or so. From the looks of it
I would need longer bolts and maybe relocating the brake hose
splitter bracket. But it shouldn't be too hard. I need to find some
cheap thick aluminum stock or maybe a combination of 1/4" aluminum
stock and 1" plastic sandwich.

So far this year I've put over 5K miles on my GS550 and only
2K miles on the Katana. Part of it is I don't want to get my Kat
wet but now that I'm fixing the ergos I think the Kat will become
my primary ride.
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Old 08-05-2009, 01:39 PM   #12
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There's a kit out there to let you bolt on tube-style handlebars onto the Kats (then you can have tubes custom bent to fit your exact needs). It's basically an adaptor plate for the triple-tree to hold standard one-piece tube-style bars.

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Old 08-05-2009, 07:15 PM   #13
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There's a kit out there to let you bolt on tube-style handlebars onto the Kats (then you can have tubes custom bent to fit your exact needs). It's basically an adaptor plate for the triple-tree to hold standard one-piece tube-style bars.

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Yea I've seen. Some German make. I guess it opens up possibilities.

Thing is I kind of like the look of the stock bar setup. And I do believe
all that's needed is a simple spacer. A couple pieces of 1/4" aluminum or
stainless steel plate and a piece of high density polypropyline should do
the trick. I'll also have to fabricate a bracket to move the brake line T
a bit higher up. There's plenty of brake line but its all bunched up near
the wheel. I might also need to reroute some control cables.

It's starting to come together as a nice little touring bike:



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Old 11-17-2009, 02:33 AM   #14
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I've installed Buell XB9S footpegs on two of my other bikes, they lower the rider's pegs position about 1" from OEM:


OEM pegs:
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So the Buell foot pegs fit the 750?
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