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Old 11-07-2012, 06:17 AM   #571
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We're going to need to see better photos.
Alright Ned, we all know you've got some pics of this thing.

I need another photo for my form/technique thread.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:00 PM   #572
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aight then... any photo's Ned?
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:18 AM   #573
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Where are those Baja photos?
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:27 AM   #574
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Here's one... the rest will have to wait for the ride report.



I had an awesome time with the bike. Managed to meet the ex-factory mechanic that cared for this machine in the past, got his help sorting out the rear shock, and got a great feeling with it on the trip.

What amazes me most is how big a difference the trellis frame/ etc make at high speed. Soft sand is dispatched with ease I have never found on an enduro based, bike, my theory is that when you ahve the front wheel half buried, and are at full throttle to keep going, the XCW ties itself in a knot. This thing doesn't- dead straight and true. Same with rock hits at high speed- it eats them, you feel the suspension move but none of the whippiness of an enduro bike.

Had a blast riding it, now have to figure out what's next for it.

Oh, and as for the If you see Kay wine graphics, announcement coming soon...
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:48 AM   #575
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:02 AM   #576
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Damn Ned, you're a worse tease than my wife!

Please put a link the ride report and announcement here, ok?
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:10 PM   #577
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:33 AM   #578
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Now I am no engineer but I have read a lot of Kevin Cameron articles. I would guess that the single back bone of the enduro frames simply lack the rigidity of the rally frames. Probably weighs less though. There is always a trade off.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:35 AM   #579
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:45 AM   #580
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Here's one... the rest will have to wait for the ride report.
"The Radio Played...Baja?"

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Old 02-01-2013, 09:33 AM   #581
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:36 AM   #582
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Not that we are impatient or anything like that
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:31 AM   #583
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Here's one... the rest will have to wait for the ride report.



What amazes me most is how big a difference the trellis frame/ etc make at high speed. Soft sand is dispatched with ease I have never found on an enduro based, bike, my theory is that when you ahve the front wheel half buried, and are at full throttle to keep going, the XCW ties itself in a knot. This thing doesn't- dead straight and true. Same with rock hits at high speed- it eats them, you feel the suspension move but none of the whippiness of an enduro bike.

Had a blast riding it, now have to figure out what's next for it.
I've wondered about this too, watching Dakar footage of the RR bikes at speed in soft stuff. I have a 690 and it pretty much rides soft sand like my 300 XC (you want to be on the power to lighten the front). The Dakar racers seem to weight the front end when they stand; the back moves around, but the front seems planted. I think it may be more than just the trellis frame, but a combination of other parameters. Don't the RR's have long swing arms, longer wheel base, different rake and trail than a typical dirt bike chassis?
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Ned, you mention how awesome the 690RR does in the sand compared to the XC4 based bike. How does it compare in the tight, technical stuff?
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deposit has been put in for my own former rally spec 525!

now.... anyone still have the 660 tanks they'd like to sell? Or even the mecasystems tanks?

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