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Old 03-12-2013, 01:26 PM   #16
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Yes I think you are right, I have also seen a yz front end used.

The current plan (due to time and budget)

Xr 600 forks in the std triple clamps a bitchin fork brace and a brembo six pot single caliper ,its actually all been on a strom before and works quite well apparently , but the flex has been noted
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:40 AM   #17
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yes, standard triple clamps are a joke even for road use. Like something out of the 60s sizewise. The XR t-clamps would be a lot stronger though if you can even adapt them. Hard to believe Suzuki engineers thought they were adequate at all. I think the t-clamps are more the reason for the flex than the tube diameter.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:26 PM   #18
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Err so I had a parcel turn up today

21 inches of pure pleasure

Still wating on forks - starting to get nervous as I need to get it all set up and bedded in before late april.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:55 PM   #19
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:29 PM   #20
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Nice!!!
Ohh shit I still owe you some money !!

Ill do it this week
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:43 AM   #21
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Was wondering has anybody ever put a pool filter or pantyhose over the RAM inlet on the airbox to try and reduce those big coarse bastards that work there way into the airbox ?


I was going to put it over the funnels in the airbox but I reckon thats asking for trouble!

I think Ill just whack it over the air ram - and see how it goes!
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:03 AM   #22
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Was wondering has anybody ever put a pool filter or pantyhose over the RAM inlet on the airbox to try and reduce those big coarse bastards that work there way into the airbox ?


I was going to put it over the funnels in the airbox but I reckon thats asking for trouble!

I think Ill just whack it over the air ram - and see how it goes!
Quite a few of us do that. Mines a very course filter foam held over the front inlet with a couple of cable ties (needed two to get the length).

Doesn't need to be fine, just enough to keep moths, wasps, dragon flies out.

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Old 03-31-2013, 02:03 AM   #23
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Was wondering has anybody ever put a pool filter or pantyhose over the RAM inlet on the airbox to try and reduce those big coarse bastards that work there way into the airbox ?


I was going to put it over the funnels in the airbox but I reckon thats asking for trouble!

I think Ill just whack it over the air ram - and see how it goes!
to fit my new tank the airbox top cover has gone completely!!!!!! hope it works out
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:49 AM   #24
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Quite a few of us do that. Mines a very course filter foam held over the front inlet with a couple of cable ties (needed two to get the length).

Doesn't need to be fine, just enough to keep moths, wasps, dragon flies out.

Pete
Beauty ill give it a bash!! I find with the Uni filter alot of crap makes its way to the second layer <___ i get the heebejeebies





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to fit my new tank the airbox top cover has gone completely!!!!!! hope it works out
Living dangerously - I like it!



Ill tell you that new suspension is like a dream - the handling has improved out of sight

It has stiffened up the rear end so well - we went for a little blast early on friday morning from Gunnedah - I used to find crossing the middle track on marbley roads a nightmare. with that new shock it is awesome - it just tracks right through the marbles

I have taken to riding in the loose squirelly shit just for kicks



Mr Yamamoto and Fat tony the Aprila enjoying Sunrise over Lake Goran


Plenty of fast good fun stuff

Needd to work on the whole Tyre Lever thing


im going to rip the bash plate off tommorrow and drill them into it and then some bolts or pins with R pins to stop them moving about .
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:27 PM   #25
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So I made my pre filter this morning

Gone from this:


to this:


I used those little sockette things got them from the local supermarket cost me $3.99 for four of them.

I am wondering if the double up is a bit much but I think if the first layer gets torn or ripped the second layer may help ?
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:54 PM   #26
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Frankenstrom lives

so after all my faffing about



it lives 21 inches of pure pleasure




as you can see I had to go for a custom bleeder the little stem bleeder broke in transit


Result: I couldnt be happier with the suspensions performance I really like the improvement , travel is far superior and handling rough trails is now a lot easier and less demanding

TekNIK did a great job on setting the spring rate.

couple of things I need to work on that willl have to wait untill my return
  1. Height - who would have thought I could get a wee strom too high
  2. Braking while it ok its not what I am used to and will need to make some adjustments

Less than 2 weeks till I leave.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:43 PM   #27
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You will choke your engine with this approach, you need a far greater filtering surface area in order to maintain your bhp.

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So I made my pre filter this morning

Gone from this:


to this:


I used those little sockette things got them from the local supermarket cost me $3.99 for four of them.

I am wondering if the double up is a bit much but I think if the first layer gets torn or ripped the second layer may help ?
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:55 AM   #28
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In thumpers people are mad to open the air box up, to let the motor breath freely... Anyway, what is wrong with some bugs on the filter?

It would be interesting to know your honest opinion on the longer suspension. I sill run mine 35mm higher than stock, for a year now, but thinking really hard of getting to the stock level. If the surface is leveled but rutted, yes I do feel its advantages, but my rides are mountains of BC, on steep elevations/descends I definitely prefer lower COG.
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In thumpers people are mad to open the air box up, to let the motor breath freely... Anyway, what is wrong with some bugs on the filter?

It would be interesting to know your honest opinion on the longer suspension. I sill run mine 35mm higher than stock, for a year now, but thinking really hard of getting to the stock level. If the surface is leveled but rutted, yes I do feel its advantages, but my rides are mountains of BC, on steep elevations/descends I definitely prefer lower COG.
I really really like the longer travel suspension..... the higher COG can be a pain but it allows so much more flexibility in riding .. but its not so good for what I magine you ride.

anyway I'm back on the hunt for the perfect vstrom

I'm doing away with the XR forks and putting standard forks with DR internals in the front so that I can swap motored 19 inch front and 21 inch front just for fun..
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:02 PM   #30
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In thumpers people are mad to open the air box up, to let the motor breath freely... Anyway, what is wrong with some bugs on the filter?

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its not bugs I'm worried about its really really fine dust and grit that gives me the heebie geebies.... for my trip in a few weeks I'm going back to the paper filter that comes OEM. just to add filtration.

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