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Old 11-06-2012, 04:13 PM   #1051
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So I can get rid of this:

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Old 11-16-2012, 03:18 PM   #1052
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Rode my 450XCW 550 miles yesterday, from Bend, OR back down to the bay area and thought you guys might like to see a few pics of the super-stylish fairing that Robo-Boogie whipped-up for me. Evidently he had done something like this before when he rode his bike out to a moto race somewhere.

"First", he says... "we need a bucket". So we went over to OSH and guess who got a bucket full of gloves for $1?




Then Robo got to work, cutting and fitting.




Obviously, the results speak for themselves (note the gloves).




In all seriousness, I've been doing a lot of long-errr-ish road-riding on this bike and even a crappy temporary fairing like this literally transforms it. Was super comfortable. Felt like I could have ridden all the way to San Diego without stopping. Gotta get at Rally Moto Kit!




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Old 11-16-2012, 04:17 PM   #1053
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Is that bear fcuking that salmon?


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Old 11-16-2012, 05:56 PM   #1054
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Nope the bear is pissed off because it was a salmon and not a sucker
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:21 AM   #1055
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Here is where I am at the moment ...

The race is next Saturday so time is limited to do any more serious design/manufacturing....





Notice the choke cable ... Too short



Touratech roadbook with extra lighting ...



And for those special moments ...




Before the night race simulation yesterday ...



The only downside the LEds on the cockpit. THey blind me and I cannot see the road. There is a limit to how much light there can be on the cockpit. So I will take them all off and replace the Toggles with toggles with LEDs which are more than fine at night.

The NavTower is pretty solid, I will upload more pics of the new fairing as well later today, but I think it needs rubber washers everywhere to dampen out the effect that they will have on the aluminium itself. I think it will crack but that it is something i will find out I guess

the pic below is something that I want to investigate... I hope it manages the race ...



Any thoughts welcome...
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:59 AM   #1056
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How many kms since your last oil change?

Towers looking great. Well done!!
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:12 AM   #1057
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How many kms since your last oil change?

Towers looking great. Well done!!
35οο Pete, The engine had a major rebuild before 7ooo kms. Engine bearings, camshaft, conrod, piston, piston rings... The lot ...

I think it may be the gearshaft bearing but that needs the engine to be stripped down which I am not willing to do now. Well... I am, but my pocket disagrees ....
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:58 AM   #1058
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I'd just change the oil/filters and not worry about it. Was the last change the same?
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:08 AM   #1059
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I was not present at previous oil changes as I was leaving the bike to my mechanic. No one had told me anything before, but people here suck big time... Now I will start servicing the bike myself, at least the easy things so I will monitor this thing... Either way I will check after the race and see what comes up...

Question for the NavTower. Anybody has a good source for rubber washers ?
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:43 AM   #1060
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A great and above all very simple bracket;


But after 3 rallies and almost 10.000 offroad kilometers the small screws at the back plate broke and I had to tie-rip it to the finish.


Besides that I will never leave this system. Just 30 minutes to build it up and 5 to get it off the bike.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:45 AM   #1061
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Besides that I will never leave this system. Just 30 minutes to build it up and 5 to get it off the bike.
Or 0.5 seconds when things go awry

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Old 11-19-2012, 07:58 AM   #1062
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I was not present at previous oil changes as I was leaving the bike to my mechanic. No one had told me anything before, but people here suck big time... Now I will start servicing the bike myself, at least the easy things so I will monitor this thing... Either way I will check after the race and see what comes up...

Question for the NavTower. Anybody has a good source for rubber washers ?
Do you want grommets or washers? I think grommets might be better for this application???
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:24 AM   #1063
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Do you want grommets or washers? I think grommets might be better for this application???
Grommets I have beneath the RB for example. Because of the way the Nav Tower plates hold each other I need rubber washers, which I can cut from rubber sheet but if I can find them straight away I will buy them. I think If I use washers in all the connections, eventually what you do it you dampening out the thing because some of the energy will go to the washers . The best place to do it obviously would be the connection to the frame but I have not time now to take it off as I need to prepare other things on the bike ...
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:34 AM   #1064
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Notice the choke cable ... Too short


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Any thoughts welcome...
On my 640 I have a short choke cable I bought from Sommer KTM. The knob (it's a knob you pull out and twist to hold in the on position) attaches to the frame, close to the kick start. It's very convenient to use and you get rid of another control at the handlebars. I'm on the road right now but can send you a pic next week.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:00 AM   #1065
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On my 640 I have a short choke cable I bought from Sommer KTM. The knob (it's a knob you pull out and twist to hold in the on position) attaches to the frame, close to the kick start. It's very convenient to use and you get rid of another control at the handlebars. I'm on the road right now but can send you a pic next week.

That would be very helpfull to see the part. I think the one from the Suzuki posted earlier on would be similar to what you are saying. Either one would do the job.

Quick question. The decomp cable. Do we really really need it ?
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