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Old 08-17-2011, 11:53 AM   #1891
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Thanks Myway. I am really tall so I could not tell if it had been lowered or not. I can flat-foot the C model with space between me and the seat.

I will look into the 115 bones.
I am 1,83 meter, that says a bit but not how long the legs are.
I ride also standing up, now i have puts some roxrisers between the bar.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:55 AM   #1892
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That's a term I'm not familiar with. Do you mean the manifold get rotten?
I think he means that you must place airfilter right.
Put some grease on.
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:03 PM   #1893
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That's a term I'm not familiar with. Do you mean the manifold get rotten?
Dusted means the engine has been able to suck dust into the engine through the intake somewhere, filter, rubber boot, carbie, choke cable entry.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:33 AM   #1894
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I am 1,83 meter, that says a bit but not how long the legs are.
I ride also standing up, now i have puts some roxrisers between the bar.
Doing a quick calculation, I am just over 2M tall with an inseam of junst under 1M (.91M). If I stand up to ride, I am looking between my legs . I need risers also, but will wait unitl this winter to replace the bar (OEM) and add risers. I also need to touch up the paint on the frame. I may do a complete tear down and paint job.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:45 AM   #1895
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Are the C bones and R bones different? I have a short inseam and my R is a bit on the tall side for me.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:15 AM   #1896
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Are the C bones and R bones different? I have a short inseam and my R is a bit on the tall side for me.
I do not know. Maybe someone with more knowledge can chime in.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:21 AM   #1897
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Are the C bones and R bones different? I have a short inseam and my R is a bit on the tall side for me.
yes, C bones are 6 mm thick (steel)and R bones are 10 mm thick. (alu)

Therfore R got longer bolts as C.

R = 115 mm origional. C 124 (middle eye to middle eye)

Inseam:

Then you better lower the seat too
and on the front of the seat make it al bit smaller, lower inseam less wide in the cross.

lowering 5 mm, that give you 20-25 mm at the back of the seat. the bolt of the rack by a C
But at the front of the seat, where you sit when put your feet on the ground, it is than even 10-12 mm, because the frontfork is in same postion, you can lower it a bit too.
I only got here 105 and 110 for a R, several in a box. onlu for highering,
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:32 AM   #1898
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It's really not a huge deal to me. I only find it a slight hindrance when I am crawling through rocks and such. It was actually a fine height with the stock spring, because I'm pretty heavy, when I matched the spring to my weight is when it seemed a bit tall for me at times.

I was just thinking that if it were an easy straight swap, maybe I could trade with someone who wanted their bike a bit taller.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:41 AM   #1899
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From memory, lots of differences. the R shock is shorter than the C. The Rocker arm on the R has a shorter arm than the C. The Lincs are shorter on the R.

The easist way to to shorten the lincs is just buy some 1/4 by 1 1/4" strap steel and make your own. Got a C or R, shorten the distance between the holes (which are metric). It raises the height of the rear suspension and changes the ratio of the compression of the shock.

It has the effect of increasing the spring rate, the shocks ability to deal with the new spring rate is up to you.
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:16 AM   #1900
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Are the C bones and R bones different? I have a short inseam and my R is a bit on the tall side for me.
Short ass.

Sorry.
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:24 AM   #1901
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yes, C bones are 6 mm thick (steel)and R bones are 10 mm thick. (alu)

Therfore R got longer bolts as C.

R = 115 mm origional. C 124 (middle eye to middle eye)

Inseam:

Then you better lower the seat too
and on the front of the seat make it al bit smaller, lower inseam less wide in the cross.

lowering 5 mm, that give you 20-25 mm at the back of the seat. the bolt of the rack by a C
But at the front of the seat, where you sit when put your feet on the ground, it is than even 10-12 mm, because the frontfork is in same postion, you can lower it a bit too.
I only got here 105 and 110 for a R, several in a box. onlu for highering,
Jacking up the back end of an "R" model leads to uncontrolable death wobbles when fully packed up with camping gear at 150 klms on deep sandy roads..... unfortunately you have to squatt them in the ass to get them to handle. Would like to put a "C" model swing arm on as it is longer and see if it helps.
There I am going to say it again, The "C" model is the better bike it just needs the "R" model front forks.
Cheers Fogo...
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:44 AM   #1902
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From memory, lots of differences. the R shock is shorter than the C. The Rocker arm on the R has a shorter arm than the C. The Lincs are shorter on the R.

The easist way to to shorten the lincs is just buy some 1/4 by 1 1/4" strap steel and make your own. Got a C or R, shorten the distance between the holes (which are metric). It raises the height of the rear suspension and changes the ratio of the compression of the shock.

It has the effect of increasing the spring rate, the shocks ability to deal with the new spring rate is up to you.

Hey yeah, thats a great idea, lets all make our own.

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Old 08-20-2011, 09:45 AM   #1903
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Glad you find humor in it. I ran my home made POS for 2 years on my C. Did I mention they are steel, not some cheap grade of aluminum bought off the Internet. It is not rocket science, as long as the dimensions are the same and the quality of the materials is the same, any fool can punch holes in it.

Even in my ignorant state, I managed some how managed a Wossner big bore, installed a DRZ shock, even found a spring source that works. Re did my seat so a high level of comfort. Managed to get the jetting right with a Scorpion exhaust. A little welding here and there.

I may not have your self annointed expertise, but it works for me over the last 20,000 miles. So stuff it.
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:25 AM   #1904
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:27 AM   #1905
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Short ass.

Sorry.

I make up for it in girth.
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