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Old 04-13-2012, 06:05 PM   #481
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Richard, I have the triple with the stem, and you're welcome to it if you decide to go that way.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:59 PM   #482
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:50 PM   #483
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Jenna no need for the triples, BTA.


You and Stage better keep us informed on the rally!!!!
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:31 AM   #484
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Richard, I have the triple with the stem, and you're welcome to it if you decide to go that way.
I also have that set of WP 50mm triples I started with that are cut to work with the BMW frame and have a shortened stem.... the stem needs to turned down 1mm, but otherwise it is good.
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:01 AM   #485
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Thumb Got my forks back

Forks returned from the specialist in Holland 2 days ago. No idea what has been done to them as yet I'm waiting for the bill to arrive...

I asked for them to be shortened by 85mm, using a spacer and sprung for a 220kg bike that's mainly used on tarmac and some forest/gravel roads.
I think he used Hyperpro progressive springs. Sticker is a giveaway

All the wheel/disc/caliper spacers fit as they should and everything is in-line and centered.

The rotor bolts had to be thinned down to give clearance - This is a paralever and I wanted to stay tubeless.


Its all a bit of a tight fit in the PD fairing but after raising the support by 5mm, its all good. The top clamp is a triple screw job so a bit thicker then the ones Solo is using.
The standard steering stop is used but it needs to be smaller as a lot of lock has gone.


The stanchions are pushed through by 20mm but there is loads more available if I need it. Should be about right though and if its not, the Rox risers give me plenty of room. I may get a new paralever made to jack up the back a bit and maintain the correct levels. The trouble is its endless... new paralever means a taller center-stand and then a longer side-stand...


Now have to get some brake lines, but living in the boondocks, its all mail-order and wait for it.....

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Old 04-14-2012, 10:56 AM   #486
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Loaded in 1oz of dyna beads and found my bouncy-bouncy problem when doing so...see the trim line sinking into the rim?



deflated the tire, tried to lever it out and found this...



Time for a new TKC I guess....


Next question, anyone there seeing rotor wear like this?



The pads are only catching about 1/2 of the width of the rotor. The rotor is all the way home on the caliper and there's no way to increase the pad "bite" on the rotor...


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Old 04-14-2012, 01:40 PM   #487
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Mine are ok. Sorry about the tire. I am having some brake issues. After about 10 mins city driving, the lever starts to reset itself very slowly. Almost like a sticky caliper. I had problems with noisy pads on this rotor, I changed them and now I get this weird lever thing. Anyone else have an HE rotor??
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:02 PM   #488
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Mine are ok. Sorry about the tire. I am having some brake issues. After about 10 mins city driving, the lever starts to reset itself very slowly. Almost like a sticky caliper. I had problems with noisy pads on this rotor, I changed them and now I get this weird lever thing. Anyone else have an HE rotor??
I had the 320mm HE rotor on my G/S factory front wheel and it was awsome! I run galfer green organic pads
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:16 PM   #489
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I had the 320mm HE rotor on my G/S factory front wheel and it was awsome! I run galfer green organic pads

same here...
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:58 PM   #490
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Galfer green it is !!
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:42 PM   #491
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Solo,
bummer about the tire- at least it kind of answers a problem.
mine is pretty much the same pad contact with the rotor.
Because I partially fabbed up my caliper brackets I had a bit of a choice of where to put the caliper on the rotor. I ground out a little bit of the caliper carrier to get it in as far as I could but like you say, it can't go on very far, there really isn't that much contact relative to the potential area on the disc that could be used.
Oh well, they seem to work well.

And Redboots, Nice work!
For all our sakes (not just your own), do try to find out what was actually done to your forks. What weight springs? Re-valved maybe? These suspension folk seem to be cagey and secretive bunch, never quite wanting to let on what they've precisely done
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:19 AM   #492
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For all our sakes (not just your own), do try to find out what was actually done to your forks. What weight springs? Re-valved maybe? These suspension folk seem to be cagey and secretive bunch, never quite wanting to let on what they've precisely done
I'm on the case! I need to know what spring/oil and level as well... in case I make changes and to add to the data collection.

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Old 04-21-2012, 11:18 AM   #493
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:50 AM   #494
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Next question, anyone there seeing rotor wear like this?



The pads are only catching about 1/2 of the width of the rotor. The rotor is all the way home on the caliper and there's no way to increase the pad "bite" on the rotor...


That looks worse in your last photo....
Looks like the caliper is designed for a much smaller diameter rotor. Loosing a lot of braking there and the pads will wear with a step in them... unless that swept area width is the same width as the pad material. What will that do to the outer edge of the rotor?

My HE caliper sweeps the whole area.

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Old 04-22-2012, 01:30 PM   #495
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That looks worse in your last photo....
Looks like the caliper is designed for a much smaller diameter rotor. Loosing a lot of braking there and the pads will wear with a step in them... unless that swept area width is the same width as the pad material. What will that do to the outer edge of the rotor?

My HE caliper sweeps the whole area.

John
Agreed,

But it is a 640 KTM caliper, caliper carrier, rotor and fork...
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