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Old 03-14-2006, 05:13 PM   #21
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Default Re: How to ''GS-ify'' a Sportster...

Anyone here own a 620 multistrada?



Not that that is what this guy is looking for...just wondering, though.



I wonder if it will get the new 695 engine in '07, also?
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Old 03-15-2006, 12:34 AM   #22
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The German Harley aftermarket shop W&W cycles have a GS-ified Sportster which they used as a back-up bike when they took two panheads down to the southernmost point in South America a year or two back. Check out their webiste and you'll find pictures.

An alternative source of footrests and foot controls for Sporties, if you don't like Storz, can be found at VD Classic or Mecatwin, both French but with bilingual websites. They're more cafe-racer than off-roader, but at least they're into de-cruiser-ing, which is part of the way; and VD classic do bits for W650s too, which are a cult in France.

What others say about weight and gearing is all very true. Watch tire profiles if you fit long-travel suspension - as the wheel goes deep up into the fender on compression the protruding bolts on the inside from the side struts and the indicators can cut interesting new tread patterns as you go along. Don't ask me how I know this.
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Old 03-15-2006, 12:36 AM   #23
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Um, that should be 'website'. 'Webiste' sounds like some sort of female version of Spiderman...
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Old 03-15-2006, 05:13 AM   #24
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Default Re: How to ''GS-ify'' a Sportster...

I like the Ducati Multistrada too, and am likely to buy one when they go to the 675, but might get the 1000 instead if I can't wait a year. I don't know how reliable they would be going from LA to NY though. Has anyone ever rode a Ducati of any description on a 1000 mile trip?
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Old 03-15-2006, 06:41 AM   #25
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Gary Eagan, the guy that owns a bunch of endurance riding records (AK to FL, etc) rides Ducati

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