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Old 09-21-2013, 04:33 PM   #451
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umm, yeah was considering cush hubs but the price scared me off a bit
interested to see how the kush sprocket goes, maybe look at a hub if not happy with sprocket
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:14 AM   #452
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Cush hub

If you use the clutch to down shift then there is very little pressure on gearbox??
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:35 AM   #453
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If you use the clutch to down shift then there is very little pressure on gearbox??

The pressure is not only when you shift , it is every revolution of the engine , a big single has the power pulses on every second crank rotation and the remainder of the time the engine is slowing down due to compression forces , this causes a constant push - pull set up on the transmission and drive train which wears both , the bigger the motor the more pronounced the wear . The cush hub is designed to smooth out this push - pull and reduce the related wear on the transmission and drive train .
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:52 AM   #454
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Its the impact forces that cause the damage to trans. Anything you can do that increases the impulse time reduces impact energy. A rubber cush hub does this, other sprung hubs can achieve the same thing. There is no black magic or voodoo to it.
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:30 AM   #455
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"450 Rally Lite"

Well the 690 is gone, and I think it's time to build up a "450 Rally Lite" bike.

A 450 that you can do 200 - 400Km days on
250 - 300 Km fuel range
A decent seat
Plush suspension
Can do a bit of single track and fire road
Will handle an hour or 2 highway run 100-110Km/hr
Carry enough gear for an overnighter
Maybe a windscreen or fairing to get behind

A few choices in bikes to start with, some better than others, some with strengths and weaknesses, some more expensive than others.

But let the fun begin
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:01 PM   #456
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Well the 690 is gone, and I think it's time to build up a "450 Rally Lite" bike.

A 450 that you can do 200 - 400Km days on
250 - 300 Km fuel range
A decent seat
Plush suspension
Can do a bit of single track and fire road
Will handle an hour or 2 highway run 100-110Km/hr
Carry enough gear for an overnighter
Maybe a windscreen or fairing to get behind

A few choices in bikes to start with, some better than others, some with strengths and weaknesses, some more expensive than others.

But let the fun begin
Start a build thread when this gets off the ground.
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:39 AM   #457
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Bygdaddee, my thoughts two months ago! So I now have the '13 WR with big tank and bladder, 400km range. Also 15/47 gearing, still good for single track and cruise at 110km/h. Wolfman E-12 bags for day trips. Suspension lowered 50mm for my lack of height. Perfect now for all my riding needs!
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:46 AM   #458
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Bygdaddee, my thoughts two months ago! So I now have the '13 WR with big tank and bladder, 400km range. Also 15/47 gearing, still good for single track and cruise at 110km/h. Wolfman E-12 bags for day trips. Suspension lowered 50mm for my lack of height. Perfect now for all my riding needs!
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:15 AM   #459
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umm, sounds as if a few of us are having similar thoughts ay
bought my 450 to set up as a light adventure bike to replace a DR650 & a XR250
main changes so far are the 16 litre Safari tank & a Kush Sprocket
cant fault the Kush sprocket in over 600kms, instantly felt better / smoother on the bitumen & has stood up to some hard riding with no deflection or distortion of the rubbers yet, so i am hoping for good things. At $127 delivered, I reckon these are a good item
currently running 14 - 45 gearing which tops out at about 160, cruise easily at 110 - 120, but a bit high for some tighter stuff we did at " Gunnedah Bootcamp " on the weekend, mite try the 13 front for that & see how it goes
have a wolfman tank bag ( dunno wat size - small ) which i love, great for carrying stuff u want to keep close to hand like wallet, phone, sunnies etc
thinking maybe wolfman E-12 saddle bags or giant loop panniers, with a light rack to carry swag
aim is to try & keep everything as light & minimal as possible
need to do something with the seat
probably make up a short screen out of an old plastic chemical container cos the wind blast gets a bit tiring after a while
may look at lowering the suspension a bit, found it a bit disconcerting on a hill climb the other day not being able to touch the ground
all in all, i love this bike & reckon it a great platform to build on
oh, & the service intervals dont bother me much, i reckon it a small price to pay for such a goo bike
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:43 AM   #460
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Totally agree, although I reckon that if running knobbies there would be no dramas anyway. That's the theory I am running with, might be a different story with a motard setup.




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Old 10-23-2013, 02:43 AM   #461
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that seat!

Yes Roy,
that seat needs attention! I am seriously thinking of a RAD cush as they about 1/2 the price of a Talon. I am using a Clarke tank at about 14litres which gives me 200 km before reserve,

I would like to increase the oil capacity to keep the motor a little cooler and am looking at a thermo fan or manual for those tight single tracks.

Never seems to be enough time to ride but come the cooler months next year I will be trying hard
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:02 AM   #462
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Have any of you guys used the Safari 6.8 gal tank for the 03-06 bikes? I have the Acherbis 6.6 and its not all that great for tall riders. I have heard the 6.8 is much better. There is one on clearance in the US but I cant afford it right now.
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:57 PM   #463
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Kush Sprocket

That Kush Sprocket looks great! Will be trying one of those. Am about to put in the Recluse also, any thoughts from users? I know your not to preach about them but "damn" they work! Just don't tell everybody! Good to see some action on this thread!
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:03 PM   #464
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Tanks, your welcome.

Parx400, why so much fuel? Do you always run that far away from civilization? Fuel bladders are a good option for extended range.?.
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:26 PM   #465
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In the theme of rally lite, a little snippet of what I've been up to today




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