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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Worked on some more maintenance items over the last week - new chain, sprockets (hit up Vortex Racing if you ever need a chain or sprockets for a 400, or anything else) and skid plate, but more importantly, the piece de resistance finally came - PSU electric shifter from Pro-Shift. Looks like a quality piece of kit, hopefully the install isn’t too difficult. I will post as I go along.
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Dropped the seat off today to get a gel insert installed. The guy who’s doing it works for the same company that supplied my wheelchair (National Seating & Mobility), so I’m sure his solution will be effective in reducing the risk of pressure sores. Also going to look into desert-style seat foam (something I was just made aware of today) for additional cushioning.

The shifter is still WIP. A guy from one of the sportbike groups was nice enough to help me out and fab up a couple mounting brackets. Hopefully he’ll be able to stop by tomorrow to help install it. Starting to get some dates together to go riding this summer so hoping the TRX will be good to go soon!
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Mind if I ask..? Are you in the LP or UP, @mlap5150?


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@retro not at all, LP, Metro Detroit area
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Dropped the seat off today to get a gel insert installed. The guy whos doing it works for the same company that supplied my wheelchair (National Seating & Mobility), so Im sure his solution will be effective in reducing the risk of pressure sores. Also going to look into desert-style seat foam (something I was just made aware of today) for additional cushioning.

The shifter is still WIP. A guy from one of the sportbike groups was nice enough to help me out and fab up a couple mounting brackets. Hopefully hell be able to stop by tomorrow to help install it. Starting to get some dates together to go riding this summer so hoping the TRX will be good to go soon!
Looks nice, but yes you really should try a desert seat. If you need extra padding that may be the way to go. I've been ok just with my stock seats for the last 15 years. Though I did put a gripper seat cover on my grizzly. You'll be able to ride a lot harder than I am able to though. Thanks for the updates!

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Thanks mlap5150, NW'ern UP here... 'bout 9.5 hours drive from big D. I'm looking forward to your ride reports/reviews of your setup and your pics! :-)
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Looks nice, but yes you really should try a desert seat. If you need extra padding that may be the way to go. I've been ok just with my stock seats for the last 15 years. Though I did put a gripper seat cover on my grizzly. You'll be able to ride a lot harder than I am able to though. Thanks for the updates!
For now I'm going to see how the stock seat with the gel insert works. Desert seat is definitely looking like the next step though. I was told that a gripper cover might not be the best solution, because if you do slide around it would make it harder to re-center yourself. I'm starting to re-gain some core strength though so either way I'm hoping I'll be able to manage it.

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Thanks mlap5150, NW'ern UP here... 'bout 9.5 hours drive from big D. I'm looking forward to your ride reports/reviews of your setup and your pics! :-)
Thanks! That's a nice area, hoping to make it up to the UP at some point, I have a family friend who has a place in Garden, would love to do some riding up there.
I'll be doing most of my riding on the trails in the northern LP though. I also have a track day in the works at Baja Acres (near Frankenmuth) which should be interesting
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