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Old 12-20-2011, 09:53 AM   #3001
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just trying to follow up on some old threads.

was there ever a turnkey rally fairing option besides touratech?

was there ever a low front fender solution that didn't involve metal fabrication?

thanks
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:44 AM   #3002
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just trying to follow up on some old threads.

was there ever a turnkey rally fairing option besides touratech?

was there ever a low front fender solution that didn't involve metal fabrication?

thanks
Check Colebatch's adventurisation thread to see what he and others have done. I know that Hotrod Welding in Holland are working on a production fairing and mount. Clearandlock's bike has a prototype of this.
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:11 AM   #3003
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Check Colebatch's adventurisation thread to see what he and others have done. I know that Hotrod Welding in Holland are working on a production fairing and mount. Clearandlock's bike has a prototype of this.
thanks. saw all that, just wondering if i missed the lazy man with a wallet of money solution.
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:36 AM   #3004
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If it radiates at a faster rate than the stock pipe, I don't see how that protects the hose. It will cool down faster, sure, but it will still be as hot at the place near the hose.
No, the internal ceramic multi-coating does not radiate faster, but rather cuts/filters some of the radiant temperature from penetrating the pipe metal: "reduces heat loss from the exhaust gas, (manifold surface temperatures are 4250F lower) and smoothes the ID surfaces of the manifold, increasing exhaust flow by 8%."... they are talking about "diesel engine exhaust manifold components" which are the main target for this technology.
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:13 PM   #3005
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No, the internal ceramic multi-coating does not radiate faster, but rather cuts/filters some of the radiant temperature from penetrating the pipe metal: "reduces heat loss from the exhaust gas, (manifold surface temperatures are 4250F lower) and smoothes the ID surfaces of the manifold, increasing exhaust flow by 8%."... they are talking about "diesel engine exhaust manifold components" which are the main target for this technology.
Oh. I think that reducing the temps of the manifold by 4250 F degrees would stop the molecules, though :)
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:47 PM   #3006
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Oh. I think that reducing the temps of the manifold by 4250 F degrees would stop the molecules, though :)
Yeah, I can only guess the website page was supposed to spell 425 *F (degrees Fahrenheit) rather than 0F
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:56 PM   #3007
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header glow

I finished installing the newly ceramic covered header pipe and I was surprised to see it glowing red in its first 3-4", after some 6-7 minutes of running the engine at the garage entrance

It was cloudy and dark outside and even darker in the garage, but I do not recall seeing such a display of high temperature in the header before the thermal treatment. It's true, some 20" further (above the cooling rubber hose) temperature was lower than before ceramic covering (based on my empirical estimations), but that red glowing initially freaked me out. Anyone seen this red glowing in dark conditions ... or is this internal ceramic multi-layer having something to do with this behavior ? ... I thought it was supposed to do better
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:03 PM   #3008
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I've definitely seen the glow on stock G650X headers in that area.

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I finished installing the newly ceramic covered header pipe and I was surprised to see it glowing red in its first 3-4", after some 6-7 minutes of running the engine at the garage entrance

It was cloudy and dark outside and even darker in the garage, but I do not recall seeing such a display of high temperature in the header before the thermal treatment. It's true, some 20" further (above the cooling rubber hose) temperature was lower than before ceramic covering (based on my empirical estimations), but that red glowing initially freaked me out. Anyone seen this red glowing in dark conditions ... or is this internal ceramic multi-layer having something to do with this behavior ? ... I thought it was supposed to do better
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:52 AM   #3009
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I've seen headers glow dully red often.
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:46 PM   #3010
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Just wondering if anyone here has had the cam regrind done by crower performance?
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:32 AM   #3011
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New Forks

Just to show I am not ignoring my X-Challenge these days, I am kitting it out in a new set of forks, as we speak.

Marzocchi 50 mm shivers ... twin chamber forks ... I got lucky and ran across a brand new pair at a very good price. Am using Marzocchi custom triple clamps, which fit the massive forks to a KTM fork leg spacing and offset



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Old 01-02-2012, 09:42 AM   #3012
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I'm thinking about the big Touratech tank.

I keep my bikes forever & I typically hate aftermarket stuff.

How are those tanks holding up? Turning yellow? Are you mostly happy with it?

I am just going to use my XCH to commute. I have 60 mile or so a day round trip & I really hate the fill-up every other day.
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:43 AM   #3013
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I'm thinking about the big Touratech tank.

I keep my bikes forever & I typically hate aftermarket stuff.

How are those tanks holding up? Turning yellow? Are you mostly happy with it?

I am just going to use my XCH to commute. I have 60 mile or so a day round trip & I really hate the fill-up every other day.
ive heard good things about them as far as longevity.. I was going to do the same, but i just cant get over how terrible they look on the bikes. I was just down at touratech friday and was looking at their floor model..
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:52 PM   #3014
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ive heard good things about them as far as longevity.. I was going to do the same, but i just cant get over how terrible they look on the bikes. I was just down at touratech friday and was looking at their floor model..
I actually like the look. Stock, the thing looks a little too flat & slab sided to me, especially the gas tank side.

I like the big tank look.....One of the reasons I HAD to buy a 1150 Adventure.

Thanks for the input.
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:25 PM   #3015
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My XC came with a TT tank already installed and plumbed into the main tank the standard way. I like the tank but would prefer it plumbed via the main tank air vent thus automatically emptying the TT tank first.
They do mark permanently and don't take too kindly being slid along the black top . Fortunately I was able to purchase a new "shell" only to replace.
I do keep the TT tank dry when tackling more technical terrain but for normal riding around (commuting or touring black top) the weight (full) is a non issue.



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