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Old 02-04-2011, 02:43 AM   #181
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We'll start building up a 570 in the nearest days, will of course snap some photos of the complete kit and post.

Haven't calculated the retail price, but as we try to keep prices to a minimum my guess would be around $100-130. The sides are constructed from 6082-T6 and the mounts are polished Alumec. The front mounts feature countersunk Allen bolts to adjust the tension against the steering head for a tight fit.
Ok sounds good we were about to launch into making up a modified smaller Mecasystem style clamp mount but it looks like your is already what we need so keen to get more details asap
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:30 PM   #182
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Testing testing...

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Nice! Thanks for the write up Troy.
Some minus zero sand dune preparation...

Winter weather conditions and sand dune training eh...???! Well... we're gonna' have to do something about these tyres for a start...!

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ahhhh... that's better!
desertbergs +



= snowbergs...





Ready...



Willing...



and... wait... hang on a minute...!?
... there's no papper in the toilet roll holder!



Oh well... maybe we'll just sit on them for a bit...
and see if they're "comfy"... shall we?



Oops! the bikes 10 seconds old, and here come's our first R & D feedback...

Broken plastic tank cap breather nipple...
*bumped with boot upon mounting bike for very first time...
Remedy: alloy nipple drilled and tapped into caps.

* "Lucky Martin" team KEVA's long term evaluation test rider extraordinaire!




Stay tuned for more... next we test desert bikes in the siberian wasteland...
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:12 AM   #183
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Question KTM 27L Tank

Anyone tried fitting the 640 ADV tank? Other than the airfilter issue it looks as if it would work. I have a extra fairing and tank if anyone wants a go at it.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:33 PM   #184
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That looks great David! Definitely a nice alternative for those of us who don't have a dedicated rally bike, as the permanently welded brackets tend to get in the way of wiring etc with a normal fork mounted mask.

Do you know if this will fit the newer generation (08+) KTM frames? I would be very interested in one of those, as I am sure a lot of other people.
Sorry Lukas, missed your post!

We have KTM brackets finished, very similar in design. A few pics snapped by a customer of the installed bracket.

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Old 02-21-2011, 02:47 PM   #185
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Nice work!

Got some shots of the clamps themselves??
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:11 PM   #186
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Nice work!

Got some shots of the clamps themselves??
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:37 AM   #187
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Team KEVA tests the 450 Husa Rallye's...

Well, since the bikes were finished in january... there's only been the opportunity to "test" them on the frozen
grasstrack test at the workshop outside of Hässleholm...

But on the weekend Charlie, Kent and I headed down to Revinge field (an ex-military testing field) to give the
suspension settings a sorting out...



Even my little bloke - Cam's - followed along on his lil' JR50 to give the boys some hurry up...


Kent warms up the bikes... it was fine and sunny (minus zero degrees) in southern Sweden this February morning...


Kent and Charlie... ready to roll...


Charlie punts across some whoops... about as close to the desert as we can get in Sweden at this time of year...


Kent rolls it thru some whoops... with 20 liters on board...


The Husa's are surprisingly agile and responsive... even with the extra capacity of the rear tanks on...


Time for some adjustments...


Charlie and Kent spent a few hours on the bikes, getting a good balance for the handling and suspension settings...
Marocco will have everything from soft sand dunes, to fast open stretches of rocky desert to cope with...
all in all we're pretty happy with what we have so far...
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:25 AM   #188
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Sorry Lukas, missed your post!

We have KTM brackets finished, very similar in design. A few pics snapped by a customer of the installed bracket.
Cool, that's good news. Do you know which models it will fit? I am using a 2008 450 XC-F frame on my bike, not sure if the stem area is the same as the EXC-Rs.

Looking forward to some pics of just the brackets unmounted and a price when they are ready!
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Old 02-27-2011, 02:52 AM   #189
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Another 570 for Tuareg

A few pics from my 570 getting ready for Tuareg

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Old 02-27-2011, 02:58 AM   #190
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Another 570 for Tuareg more pics

Handlebar moved forward, well you can question this move, but I'm close to 2 meter tall and this makes my riding position while standing more safe.
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Old 02-27-2011, 03:01 AM   #191
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Old 02-27-2011, 03:05 AM   #192
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Another 570 for Tuareg more pics

Some electrical work done and bracket for original light together with front faring
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:33 AM   #193
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Thumb Even more Husabergs... the KEVA 450 FE rallye'sfinal shakedown...

After the suspension testing last weekend, it was time for one final "shakedown"
of the two KEVA 450FE Rallye Husa's this past weekend.

Now with the rally screen on the front, to protect the MD holder, ICO and GPS from flying debris like sand
and stones, Kent and Martin loaded their routsheets and headed off on a 250 km test ride to familiarise
themselves and check that everything worked with the navigation equipment.



The day offered sub-zero temperatures and a mixed run of both dirt roads and forest tracks ... it was pretty
cold outside and there were a lot of icy patches on the trails in the darker parts of the woods...







About mid afternoon, we took a pause from the course checking to make a few corrections to the routesheet information.





After the break, the guys continued on the remaining 150 km's of the route...
by 18:00 PM we were back at the KEVA workshop just after dark...



We were satisfied with the day and bikes in general. The three of us stayed for a few
minutes in the workshop and talked about what was left to do ... but it felt like with
regards the suspension settings, tanks, navigation equipment and so on that everything
seemed to work well for both Kent and Martin.

We reflected that for longer stage events (driving early in the morning or late at night),
that it would be necessary to fit better lighting and illuminate the roadbook holder...
but for TUAREG, this set-up would do fine.

So that leaves us with two weeks, to tear down the bikes, give them a once over with the
spanners and a "Loctite" bath, then fit some desert mousse and treads...

Finally we will farkle the bikes with some rallye decals and so-forth... and pack the bus!
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:08 AM   #194
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How is those studded tyres on the tar?

They are looking very good, you can be proud.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:41 AM   #195
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How is those studded tyres on the tar?
As you would imagine... not very good... They are intended for use on snow and ice and off road conditions...

Fortunately the route we'd plotted was about 90% gravel or forestry roads that link up the trails and offroad parts of the course... so other than some short stretches into three towns along the way (scheduled anks stops for the navigation ride we are planning in April), most of the time they were not on the asphalt.
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