|05-29-2010, 07:37 PM||#1|
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Denmark - Jutland
Ultra gravel-traveller. RC8R´ed Adv-S...
I´m in the mood for changes and economy is with me.
Its an old dream i´ve been hagling around with.
It starts with my 530exc is offroading very much. The ours are growing quickly and i´m getting better and better. I don´t get to use the 950 for offroad as much. My divorce made it possible for me to travel again and the lust for adventures on the steed is strong. I have had a good eye for the FJR1300 for fast, light, single travel. But the thought about i couldn´t travel offroad made me dump the idea.
Then i thought it could be great fun to build an offroad FJR. My thoughts are fast on the tarmac and smooth on the gravel. I have allways dreamed of having more power to travel fast on the highways.
1: RC8(R) engine(EFI)
2: Touratech tanks front and 2x10l back.
3: Giantloop, hennesyhammock, jetboil....ultralight.
4: 320mm front/rear rally suspensionmod.
I know a lot would ask if the engine doesn´t punch enough and sure it does. But i´ve been riding the bike for a LONG time now and would like to make som exciting changes.
1: Does anyone have any idea if the engine could drop in with or without minor efforts. My maine concern is at the swingarm.
2: How is the gearing? Can i get the transmission to work at less speed(i do not need to trial the bike)?
3: Which kind of mileage can expect from the rc8?
Any concerns or thoughts about the project, please write it.
I´m well aware that the project wont come easy and it doesn´t need to. I will be going to ISAF later next year.
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LocuL screwed with this post 12-23-2010 at 04:44 PM
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