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Old 07-15-2014, 03:00 PM   #2071
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Looks good. Tell me more about that voltmeter. Where is it from and how does it like being in the weather? It looks useful but not so water resistant. I would like to have some sort of voltmeter.

I have been considering replacing my stock computer on my KTM 500 EXC with something else and would like to upgrade with a tach, voltmeter, and coolant temp along with the standard speedo / adjustable odometer. Any ideas?
Try the Trailtech Voyager.
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:55 PM   #2072
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I would have said vector, but apparently they don't make it anymore, though it's available from other vendors still.
They still sell it, it's just called the Striker now.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:36 PM   #2073
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Christini Rally bike build

It's been a while since I've been on the forums. I always admire the craftsmanship of all of you guys. You all are very talented bunch. Respect!!

My latest project just happens to be a Christini Rally bike I am building for a gent in Colorado. It has been fun and has had its challenges. If you are interested you can follow my progress on my Freedom Rally Racing Facebook page. I will do what I can to bring it here as well.

https://www.facebook.com/FreedomRall..._type=bookmark

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Old 10-15-2014, 05:29 AM   #2074
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It's been a while since I've been on the forums. I always admire the craftsmanship of all of you guys. You all are very talented bunch. Respect!!

My latest project just happens to be a Christini Rally bike I am building for a gent in Colorado. It has been fun and has had its challenges. If you are interested you can follow my progress on my Freedom Rally Racing Facebook page. I will do what I can to bring it here as well.

https://www.facebook.com/FreedomRall..._type=bookmark

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nice bike,

but I would replace that "wind screen" for something similar in persplex, (see through) to give it a more modern appearance..
but thats just me...
It looks dated, IMO..
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Old 10-15-2014, 08:51 AM   #2075
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nice bike,

but I would replace that "wind screen" for something similar in persplex, (see through) to give it a more modern appearance..
but thats just me...
It looks dated, IMO..
He is going to be running a multiple chain-driven front-wheel-drive system... on a rally bike...

I think a clear screen is going to be the least of his worries ;o)

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Old 10-15-2014, 09:37 AM   #2076
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The Christini Dakar bike sounds really cool. I'm looking forward to seeing how it does. I think Craig at CJ designs has had good luck with his version.

On another note......I have a Stryker on my KTM 450 XC (which is for sale) and I really like the Stryker. I now have a '13 300 XCW and while the KTM computer is OK, I still like the Stryker better.
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Old 10-15-2014, 10:09 AM   #2077
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He is going to be running a multiple chain-driven front-wheel-drive system... on a rally bike...

I think a clear screen is going to be the least of his worries ;o)

Jx


Uhhhhhrrrmm,,,,

I kinda agree...
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Old 10-19-2014, 11:29 PM   #2078
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Old 11-04-2014, 10:26 PM   #2079
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Very cool - machined?
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Old 11-04-2014, 10:44 PM   #2080
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Has anyone ever fabbed up their own brackets using stainless steel? My bracket setup will be small with small very light lights so I think the entire stainless portion of the contraption should be under 2lbs. I was planning on tig welding aluminum but as I do t have a tig right now it will be slightly logistically a pita to borrow a friends machine. And at under 2lbs the weight difference using mig and stainless for an 11 gage stainless (approx 1/8th" or approx 3mm) versus aluminum will be negligable. If stainless, it will also look good and never rust and be easier to service.

Has anyone ever done anything like this?




Also, on a seperate note I have been looking at plans similar to hdb's fairing, which is basically a small windshield, but out of plexiglass. I have been noticing Dakar bike fairings getting smaller and smaller and seemingly lighter and lighter.

Here is the 2015 yamaha wr405 that just came out redesigned for 2015. Notice the fairing doesn't even connect to the tank. It still stays rigid (frame mounted, not steering mounted) but is interesting nevertheless.


http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/503/19...akar-2015.aspx

And the video.
Yamaha Racing Rally Team 2015: http://youtu.be/HxtJVYvHxIc


Just thought I would share for anyone interested...
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Old 11-04-2014, 10:50 PM   #2081
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Very cool - machined or an off the shaft part?
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:29 PM   #2082
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One more post - 3 in a row now.

Somewhat Unrelated to rally brackets but I thought I'd share. This was mostly for lighting (and what I thought were good looks) and for some level of increased functionality of the bike overall from its dirtbike origins. I fabbed up this setup in 2010 for my xr650r at the time (also my first dirt bike). This was from raw steel with some aluminum.











Unfortunately I made the bike too heavy overall especially in the front. The suspension / forks handled like ass maybe because they needed servicing - I dunno (I was a complete novice to bikes in general at the time). It was too much weight and swing weight on the forks for crazy technical riding (deep sand, etc) but overall the setup was still pretty good. Overall weight was maybe about 6lbs for the brackets and another 5-8lbs for the lights. Adding 12-15 lbs to your front end can have issues. Heres an example in the sand. This was one of probably 20 wrecks in those washes.



I used a HID 4" light from checker auto parts (these were the rage with 4wd enthusiasts) And then a 7" Bosch headlight with a high output h4 removable bulb that sat in an old Toyota land cruiser headlight housing. I had high, low, and then hid too. It was rigged so I could turn the HID on with a switch or with the high beams or neither. The HID was deafeningly bright for traffic so I mostly used it off road or super duper rural rides only. I also had issues with blowing h4 s due to vibration, before I started buying high performance vibration-proof H4s such is piaa and a few other brands (some cheap, some expensive).

Eventually I added a small windshield from lexan. This (and the steel) are commonly available at Home Depot stores here in the states.



Note the small windshield and also made the front slightly look like the pope.



It transformed this bike into a pretty amazing, smooth and powerful 650 dual sport. 75 mph even on freeways was pretty good and I did many 300-400 mile rides with zero issues including lots of dirt (roads mostly).

I added this switch as well.


The intention was that I could pull the windshield off in seconds and put it in my pack. I used metric bolts and Thule rack plastic wing nuts for quick removal.

Since I sold it I've done plenty of other smaller front end mods with lighting but really focus on keeping them light and low or non impact on performance.

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http://andreshoumatoff.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Xr650r/
http://andreshoumatoff.smugmug.com/M...eat-Salt-Lake/

Hope it helps,
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:35 PM   #2083
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rally bracket XR series

I would like to know if the TOURATECH bracket for the XR650R would fit my XR400R with no or few adjustments?


http://shop.touratech.com/rallye-bra...l#!prettyPhoto
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Old 11-05-2014, 08:53 PM   #2084
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Does touratech not know? Seems like it mounts to the triple. Check the bar mount patterns between the two bikes perhaps?
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:07 AM   #2085
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I would like to know if the TOURATECH bracket for the XR650R would fit my XR400R with no or few adjustments?


http://shop.touratech.com/rallye-bra...l#!prettyPhoto
Unlikely to be honest - the XR400 has an oil cooler around the headstock, it looks like that bracket that holds the headlight forward would interfere with that?

Personally I would go for something like this that mounts off the bar clamps:
http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk/...dbook%20-mount

There is a similar set-up from RMS (Rally Management Services) that mounts off the bars: http://www.rallymanagementservices.c...ument-brackets

And have a look at Highway Dirtbikes too - they have a fork mounted set up as well as a frame mounted one (although that is a more complex and expensive set-up)...

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