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    Here's the big boy. Got some engine guards, stash tubes on now as well. Next planned upgrades are the engine guard lights (on back order) and still working out the best riser solution (trying for 4 inches of pull back, but its not going to be straight forward and may just need to scrap the drag bars and go with some mini-apes).

    Trying to decide whether to stay with the gloss black for the bars and engine guard or to switch to a matte black... decisions, decisions.

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    Mighty fine machine, wow, a little shine up top is nice. when I was faced with your bar dilemma, I rode the bike as much as I could before heading into that expense because the lines will also need to be longer. I fell in love with my solid posture while on the bike that the drag bars provided, I feel closer to the bike and in control, I also tried a 9 with risers, wow, scared me, felt like a whole different bike. I would not change a thing to sit up more straight to have more wind push on my chest! I can ride with no shield and manage the push just fine at decent hyway speeds for about 4 hours, then I need a break. A quieter helmet may be in order and some stronger armour in my jacket for those flying rocks and giant Beatles! good luck with you decision, and welcome.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon View Post
    Staunton, VA June 19 - 25, 2017.

    There re is a link to the official thread in my signature below.
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    Since you're open to suggestions. Get use to the bike with the 240 stock wheel. Once you are comfortable i would highly suggest that you never put a 240 back onto your bike. I've run metzlers 880 front and 280mm wide rear. Many people would say this is a big NO-NO but then these same people will argue that putting a 160 wide rear tire backwards onto the front stock wheel is completely safe and 100% doable, you do the math! Personally i loved how well the bike handled on that 280 tire on stock wheel. I was completely suprized at how lightweight and nimble my bike felt due to the more rounded profile you get when putting the 280 tire onto the stock wheel. The only reason i chose to go to a 250 Dunny E3 after i used up my 280 metzler was simply because the E3 has slightly harder compounds that has lasted at least 2x the milage compared to the metz while still being sticky enough to take curves aggressively. The E3 is leaps and bounds a much better tire then the stock 240 tire. In my opinion the stock tire should have been the E3 from factory instead of the crappy 240 it comes with. The Dunny E3 250 is actually wider with a nicely rounded profile compared to the 260mm Metzler.

    Now im 5'10" also and i went with 2" risers and unless you have really short arms i would suggest that you check out 2" vs 4" risers like you intend on installing (I dont even think a 4" riser has been made for the 109.)
    As for the grips, with a little more cash you can add heated grips which tend to be a creature comfort that most people turn their noses up to until they tried them out then it becomes a mod that its very nice to ha e even if you only use them a few times a year. Warm hands tend to help keep your core warm which makes that chilly morning ride into work a much more enjoyable ride.

    Anyway just wanted to share some knowledge with you that was shared with me......

    P.s. Slow down on the Mods. Get to know the bike first and then go from there. To me half the fun is doing the mods myself. You will also more then likely want to change things up a bit once you get some good saddle time in especially when new products become available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoBlo View Post
    So I just installed my breakaway throttle lock and your right. Its great! Thanks for the advice.

    Almost at the 500 mile mark... and I cheated and really blasted the throttle for the first time. Wow, I've never gone airborne in the seat before! Its going to be full throttle at every stop light for a while..

    Now that I see more how the bike fits me, I'm investing in some risers right away. 4inch risers would be best from what I've measured. I'm 5'10", but I put on a back rest and would like, on long hauls, to be able to lean back without too much reach. I'm planning on a lot of road trips in the spring. I think I'm going to go ahead and upgrade to a 260mm tire as well. Probably the Avon Cobras, as I like the look. I'll just sell the original tires. Still undecided on the rims. Its a Matte Gray BOSS, but I'm still drawn to some chrome in the rims, but don't know how well it'll mesh. Decisions, decision.

    Pictures soon... just keep forgetting about it and jumping into the ride!

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    I'm glad you like the Brakeaway. It's helped a lot on long rides. My job is repetitive and my joints get numb if I don't give them a break. I would also agree that you should go with a 250 over the Avon 260. My Dunlop 250 is wider than the 260. There's many tire threads here stating that. Wear out your 240 1st. It doesn't take that long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QZephyr View Post
    I'm glad you like the Brakeaway. It's helped a lot on long rides. My job is repetitive and my joints get numb if I don't give them a break. I would also agree that you should go with a 250 over the Avon 260. My Dunlop 250 is wider than the 260. There's many tire threads here stating that. Wear out your 240 1st. It doesn't take that long.
    I didn't have the patience so went ahead and bought the Avon 250s. Yep, I can feel the difference in the ride. I kept the dunlops for backups incase of tire damage, etc.

    That was phase 1. Got phase 2 upgrades coming with a trial in period before going to phase 3.

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    [QUOTE=LoBlo;3722089]So I'm finally getting ready to buy my 1st 109, riding a m50 currently, and I've decided to straight away get all my aftermarket mods on at the purchase. Here's what I have so far

    TIRE AND RIMS

    Rims:
    RC Components Majestic Eclipse Wheel
    http://shoprccomponents.com/majestic-eclipse-wheel/

    Tires
    Pirelli Night Dragon 130/70R18 and 240/40/R18
    http://www.revzilla.com/product/pire...gon-rear-tires

    FRONT FAIRINGS

    Engine Guard
    Suzuki Glass Black Engine Guards
    http://www.swampworksinc.com/m109r-b...t-matte-black/

    Front Fender
    Low and Mean Stealth Front Fender (Gel-Coat Black Finish Ready to be sanded for paint)
    http://lowandmean.com/index.php?page...mart&Itemid=60

    Chin Spoiler
    Low and Mean Chin Fairing (no center hole ready for primer and paint)
    http://lowandmean.com/index.php?page...mart&Itemid=60

    LIGHTING and ELECTRIC

    Engine Guard Lights

    Cirius Engine Guard Lights 1.25 x 3.75 Black
    https://www.ciriususa.com/product/engine-guard-lights/

    Front and Rear Turn Signals
    Kuryakyn Matte Black Indicator Lights
    http://www.jpcycles.com/product/178-488

    Rear Plate Holder
    Fender Eliminator
    http://www.customizedbikeparts.com/s...der-eliminator

    Black Integrated Tail Light
    Glass Black Integrated Tail Light (Boss Edition)
    http://www.swampworksinc.com/m109r-g...edition-06-up/

    Brake Light Modulator
    Signal Dynamics BackOFF XP Brake Light Module
    http://www.signaldynamics.com/backoffxp

    Horns
    PIAA Slim Line Sports Horn (500Hz)
    http://www.piaa.com/store/p/411-Powe...orn-500Hz.aspx

    LED Light Installation
    XK Glow Pod lights (light blue)
    http://www.xkglow.com/Ultra_Bright_M...p/xk034001.htm

    MISC

    Kickstand
    Yana Skiki Black Anodized Exotic Style Kickstand ran
    http://www.swampworksinc.com/m109r-b...yle-kickstand/

    Grips
    Avon MT Air Cushion Anodized Grips with Throttle Assist
    http://avongrips-com.3dcartstores.co...ist_p_287.html

    Saddle Bag
    Ham's Solo III Saddle bag
    http://www.ham-design.se/solo-iii.html



    I'm excited, but I ran into some concerns though

    1. I'ld love a matte black engine guard, but all I can find is gloss black :(
    2. My imbedded engine guard lights are going to tilt downward and not forward because of the guard angles... solutions?
    3. Those matte black turn signals may or may not be compatible with the bike... :(

    Anyway, the dealer is looking into what they can provide themselves (its the Plano Suzuki crew, they are a great dealer to work with!) Hopefully it will be ready by weather warming for some new season riding!

    So excited that I just thought I'ld share.



    How did you manage to get to Swampworks? I have been trying to look at what they offer for a week, I just get a page saying they are down for maintenance.

    Marty

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    Quote Originally Posted by sssportsmfg View Post

    How did you manage to get to Swampworks? I have been trying to look at what they offer for a week, I just get a page saying they are down for maintenance.

    Marty
    I have read here Swampworks closed , period.
    You might find some parts of theirs still on Ebay...

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    Default my first 109 specs and gear

    I love my 9 had her for about a month, due to disgusting weather I have ridden her 3 times so far. Concerning the wide rear tire it does take sometime to get used to the other bikes that I have during the past 40 years I would lean heavily into turns, not so much now actually getting used to it. Bob
    2011 M109R, 14,320 miles, Blue with lots of chrome. And a whole lot of get out of my way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoBlo View Post
    So I'm finally getting ready to buy my 1st 109, riding a m50 currently, and I've decided to straight away get all my aftermarket mods on at the purchase. Here's what I have so far

    TIRE AND RIMS

    Rims:
    RC Components Majestic Eclipse Wheel
    http://shoprccomponents.com/majestic-eclipse-wheel/

    Tires
    Pirelli Night Dragon 130/70R18 and 240/40/R18
    http://www.revzilla.com/product/pire...gon-rear-tires

    FRONT FAIRINGS

    Engine Guard
    Suzuki Glass Black Engine Guards
    http://www.swampworksinc.com/m109r-b...t-matte-black/

    Front Fender
    Low and Mean Stealth Front Fender (Gel-Coat Black Finish Ready to be sanded for paint)
    http://lowandmean.com/index.php?page...mart&Itemid=60

    Chin Spoiler
    Low and Mean Chin Fairing (no center hole ready for primer and paint)
    http://lowandmean.com/index.php?page...mart&Itemid=60

    LIGHTING and ELECTRIC

    Engine Guard Lights

    Cirius Engine Guard Lights 1.25 x 3.75 Black
    https://www.ciriususa.com/product/engine-guard-lights/

    Front and Rear Turn Signals
    Kuryakyn Matte Black Indicator Lights
    http://www.jpcycles.com/product/178-488

    Rear Plate Holder
    Fender Eliminator
    http://www.customizedbikeparts.com/s...der-eliminator

    Black Integrated Tail Light
    Glass Black Integrated Tail Light (Boss Edition)
    http://www.swampworksinc.com/m109r-g...edition-06-up/

    Brake Light Modulator
    Signal Dynamics BackOFF XP Brake Light Module
    http://www.signaldynamics.com/backoffxp

    Horns
    PIAA Slim Line Sports Horn (500Hz)
    http://www.piaa.com/store/p/411-Powe...orn-500Hz.aspx

    LED Light Installation
    XK Glow Pod lights (light blue)
    http://www.xkglow.com/Ultra_Bright_M...p/xk034001.htm

    MISC

    Kickstand
    Yana Skiki Black Anodized Exotic Style Kickstand ran
    http://www.swampworksinc.com/m109r-b...yle-kickstand/

    Grips
    Avon MT Air Cushion Anodized Grips with Throttle Assist
    http://avongrips-com.3dcartstores.co...ist_p_287.html

    Saddle Bag
    Ham's Solo III Saddle bag
    http://www.ham-design.se/solo-iii.html



    I'm excited, but I ran into some concerns though

    1. I'ld love a matte black engine guard, but all I can find is gloss black :(
    2. My imbedded engine guard lights are going to tilt downward and not forward because of the guard angles... solutions?
    3. Those matte black turn signals may or may not be compatible with the bike... :(

    Anyway, the dealer is looking into what they can provide themselves (its the Plano Suzuki crew, they are a great dealer to work with!) Hopefully it will be ready by weather warming for some new season riding!

    So excited that I just thought I'ld share.
    Seems like you will have to rethink everything from Swampworks, I just read a post that they went out of business, their website says down for repair not out of business, but it has been that way for a week now. Too bad, hope they make out ok.

    Marty

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    Quote Originally Posted by sssportsmfg View Post
    Seems like you will have to rethink everything from Swampworks, I just read a post that they went out of business, their website says down for repair not out of business, but it has been that way for a week now. Too bad, hope they make out ok.

    Marty
    So the parts team at the dealership where I did my upgrades actually found all the swampworks parts in there on catalogs for discount prices, so I never had to order them. The one thing I ordered from swampworks, I got a email stating later that they no longer carried that part anyway.

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