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Old 04-21-2010, 06:00 AM   #20
troy safari carpente
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You might want to call Dave Fretigne over at Yamaha before you go too far down the two wheel drive route for a rallye bike...?

I know it's a different system to the Íhlins concept that Yamaha employed on the WR 450 F, but asisdes from the increased weight and some dubious reliability apects from having the front drive as well, there were some mixed reviews on the "high speed" handling traits in a rally application. No doubt though, it would give you better traction, climbing (and interesting to hear your increased fuel economy theory) in the soft sand dunes.

Yeah, I'd rather work on a 2 stroke, than a multi-valved, chain and cam driven, titanium wonder fourstroke motor out in a bivouac situation too...
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