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Forum: Beasts 12-25-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4,382
Views: 831,732
Posted By Gryphon12
Yes, absolutely! Custom after-market tanks are...

Yes, absolutely! Custom after-market tanks are very expensive to develop, hence are expensive to buy. They are only offered on a very few motorcycles, typically dirt bikes and some few Adv bikes...
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 26,182
Views: 5,006,544
Posted By Gryphon12
See the S-10 Skidplate thread.

See the S-10 Skidplate thread.
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,194
Posted By Gryphon12
I'm sorry, someone explain to me why no one is...

I'm sorry, someone explain to me why no one is making custom (mild) cam shafts and a rear sub-frame support for an Aprilia RXV4.5 and 5.5? I believe that a larger tank is available. Done.
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1,242
Views: 277,094
Posted By Gryphon12
So...Beta Crosstrainer? Better fit for you, 300cc...

So...Beta Crosstrainer? Better fit for you, 300cc with mellow power, reasonable price.
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4,382
Views: 831,732
Posted By Gryphon12
There is one longer XLV thread on AdvRider...you...

There is one longer XLV thread on AdvRider...you guys who have experience should update that thread so that rest of us can get a bigger picture of this cool old bike!
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 46,435
Views: 9,327,883
Posted By Gryphon12
Go to the ride reports sub-forums. Lots of folks...

Go to the ride reports sub-forums. Lots of folks ride KTM Enduros on the TAT, so the WRF should be about the same in terms of maintenance - carry oil with you, etc.

To me it really depends on...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 276,024
Posted By Gryphon12
The OP who started this thread, QueenPDog, did...

The OP who started this thread, QueenPDog, did exactly that. She wanted the all-roads capability of the Tiger 800 in her touring. She may not ride as aggressively as you do though.
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4,382
Views: 831,732
Posted By Gryphon12
+1

+1
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 276,024
Posted By Gryphon12
Fuel economy / range might also be a concern....

Fuel economy / range might also be a concern. Highly-tuned motors often use more fuel to produce all that power. This is why the BMW F800-series has less power (than say the VFR800) but gets much...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 276,024
Posted By Gryphon12
Maybe not. The FJ-09 added a larger tank than the...

Maybe not. The FJ-09 added a larger tank than the FZ-09, and the ST3 already has an adequate tank; ditto sub-frame. The Daytona 675 has a full fairing and still weighs only, what, 415 lbs.?

The...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 276,024
Posted By Gryphon12
I tend to agree. The only exception might be...

I tend to agree.

The only exception might be marketing these bikes to women. The F800GT has bee a bit hit with women in the EU, and a minor hit with women here in the USA. Perhaps not...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8,241
Views: 2,283,464
Posted By Gryphon12
Several older threads on the NX250 here on...

Several older threads on the NX250 here on ADVrider:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=795440 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=795440)
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 276,024
Posted By Gryphon12
I've wanted a 675 Sprint ST for a very long time....

I've wanted a 675 Sprint ST for a very long time. It wouldn't take much for Triumph to modify the rear sub-frame and tweak the Daytona 675 fairing for more height & width. I seem to be alone in my...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 47,572
Posted By Gryphon12
And not in a "Picture" thread... Try...

And not in a "Picture" thread...

Try here...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1021817 (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1021817)
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,484
Posted By Gryphon12
If budget is no option, the lowest CG Adv bike...

If budget is no option, the lowest CG Adv bike that handles very well and will do all roads is a Yamaha XT-1200Z Super Tenere.
Forum: Beasts 11-27-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,172
Posted By Gryphon12
Look on Orange Crush and in the Ride Reports...

Look on Orange Crush and in the Ride Reports forums for the stories of those who have taken the KTM 950/990 ADVs on the Trans-America Trail (TAT). Lots of folks have done it. If I remember...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,253
Posted By Gryphon12
This bike and many of its contemporaries were...

This bike and many of its contemporaries were never imported to the USA. Too bad. I'd love a Honda VTR250R.
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4,382
Views: 831,732
Posted By Gryphon12
I wonder what is the total investment in this...

I wonder what is the total investment in this motorcycle?
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 23,879
Posted By Gryphon12
The coefficient of friction is a characteristic...

The coefficient of friction is a characteristic of the materials: rotor and pads. Size doesn't matter.

Swept area affects heat dissipation (and wear rate), which is why two rotors cool more...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 23,879
Posted By Gryphon12
So a 320mm rotor that is only 2mm wide will...

So a 320mm rotor that is only 2mm wide will provide the same braking force as a 320mm rotor that is 50mm wide?
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,316
Posted By Gryphon12
I think you mean a 2005 Sprint ST, or perhaps RS.

I think you mean a 2005 Sprint ST, or perhaps RS.
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 23,879
Posted By Gryphon12
Several ADV reviews from the UK and EU for the...

Several ADV reviews from the UK and EU for the Duke 390 say that the stock brakes are just fine, but that they come with poor quality pads from the Bajaj factory. Just change the pads and they will...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4,382
Views: 831,732
Posted By Gryphon12
I agree in general, but with the XT660Z Tenere...

I agree in general, but with the XT660Z Tenere weighing 453 lbs. wet, and not being available in the USA, the Husky TR650 Terra at 403 lbs. wet might be a better choice (if you are skipping the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 76,821
Posted By Gryphon12
And just to compare apples-to-apples: ...

And just to compare apples-to-apples:

CBR300F naked $3999
CBR300F naked w/ abs - NOT LISTED on Honda's USA Website so, NA?
KTM Duke 390 naked w/ abs $4,999

CBR300R fairing $4,399
CBR300R...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,194
Posted By Gryphon12
And as long as we're fantasizing, how about a...

And as long as we're fantasizing, how about a higher-reliability version of the KTM 950 SE? It was "only" 443 lbs. wet. Or, same concept with the rumored new-in-design 500-750cc KTM twin motor?
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,194
Posted By Gryphon12
I think the way to do this for the Aprilia RXV4.5...

I think the way to do this for the Aprilia RXV4.5 and RXV5.5 is with different (milder) cams, tuned for max torque rather than max power, along with changing the pistons to a lower compression ratio....
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4,382
Views: 831,732
Posted By Gryphon12
The KTM still doesn't have the 630 transmission,...

The KTM still doesn't have the 630 transmission, and is still less reliable. Unfortunately, it is the only real choice in currently manufactured bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,242
Views: 277,094
Posted By Gryphon12
You might also check out the new Beta...

You might also check out the new Beta Cross-trainer 300 2T. Detuned from a full enduro 300RR for uniform torque and power across the rev range, in a frame 10% smaller and 1-2.5" shorter than the...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4,382
Views: 831,732
Posted By Gryphon12
Why does everyone assume that a Rally Raid race...

Why does everyone assume that a Rally Raid race bike is an ADV platform? The only new ADV platform that is smaller and lighter is the CCM GP450. This GG looks like a race bike, as did the 450...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8,882
Views: 1,428,039
Posted By Gryphon12
+10

+10
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 76,821
Posted By Gryphon12
Have you ridden the bike yet? You shouldn't...

Have you ridden the bike yet? You shouldn't comment about it being buzzy until you do...it will mislead people.

It also isn't about the 4hp difference. It is the torque that differentiates the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,844
Posted By Gryphon12
Correct. The issue is the ratio of...

Correct. The issue is the ratio of power-to-aerodynamic drag. Cars, motorcycles, aircraft, it doesn't matter (as long as the tires don't slip and we are not talking about super-sonic speeds).

...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4,382
Views: 831,732
Posted By Gryphon12
In the USA, the Honda spec weight of a 1987...

In the USA, the Honda spec weight of a 1987 Transalp is 205 kg (451 lbs. )wet, ready to ride. Is the USA spec that much heavier than that in Oz, or did you really loose 30 kg (66 lbs.) on a TA? If...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,116
Posted By Gryphon12
You may be proceeding from a false assumption. ...

You may be proceeding from a false assumption. KTM has never tried to compete in the mainstream market. They have always filled specialty niches, and this is another one. FZ-07's are great, but...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 4,382
Views: 831,732
Posted By Gryphon12
With just a cursory viewing: Full cradle...

With just a cursory viewing:
Full cradle frame;
Full rear sub-frame;
Long swing arm with pivot co-incident with front sprocket (as with BMW 450);
Inverted forks;
Relatively small fuel tank,...
Forum: Beasts 10-31-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4,382
Views: 831,732
Posted By Gryphon12
No, probably not, especially since KTM sold fewer...

No, probably not, especially since KTM sold fewer 950 SE (Super-Enduros) than they did 990 Adventures.

But I'm curious. On your scale with say the CB500X & DL-650 adv-trimmed street twins on one...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,200
Posted By Gryphon12
Where did he get the revised upper fairing that...

Where did he get the revised upper fairing that permits the raised bars? My guess is a custom one-off, but if not, who sells it?
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 46,435
Views: 9,327,883
Posted By Gryphon12
Still comparing a Dual Sport to a street-legal...

Still comparing a Dual Sport to a street-legal Enduro race bike? You still don't understand the difference between Apples and Oranges, or rather the definition of a true dual sport motorcycle.
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,537
Posted By Gryphon12
+2 The Honda VTR-250 is way cool, and the...

+2 The Honda VTR-250 is way cool, and the VTR-250R even cooler!
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,344
Posted By Gryphon12
Clear thinking in even these small debates is...

Clear thinking in even these small debates is important to me. This is the argument that the automotive industry uses to lobby the government against higher fuel economy standards. It is a false...
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