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Old 07-12-2008, 01:35 AM   #91
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awesome stuff, lookin forward to it
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:01 AM   #92
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Been having a little play in the garage..



Headstem bearings needed repacking and showed signs of water damage after dropping it in a creek..

Good news was that I was able to reassemble it slightly differently and added this..









Very happy with the way it feels and now need to start saving again and put one on the Adventure..
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:06 AM   #93
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Noice!

20mm offset, soft mount bars, Nev?
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:21 AM   #94
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20mm offset, soft mount bars, Nev?
G`day there Tony..

Yes mate, 20 mm offset with soft mounts.. All fitted up pretty well although I had to add a few spacers to get the steering lock to work.. Went for a quick ride today and makes quite a bit of difference compared to normal.. Before the tyres would follow any imperfection but now it feels quite solid and gives me some confidence that it will keep heading in the direction that I want it to.. Well worth the money..

How did you go with the installation on your bike and can you feel any differences??


( Love your ride report too mate, always checking first thing to see if there has been any updates.. Great work.. )
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:52 AM   #95
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again, nev, beware the fiddle factor

its a double edged sword, the 20mm offset helps it to turn quicker but the damper slows it down a tad so to speak... but you'll enjoy it.

nice choice.
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:56 AM   #96
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G'day Nev!

The SE is looking even sweeter now.

Yeah, I had the same issue with the steering lock as well. Just needed a couple of washers to space it down a bit so the lock pin didn't hit the edge of its hole.

The only other problem we had was that we needed to trim a few mils off the base of the stationary pin to get it to sit further down in its holder post as the reaction arm (pivoting arm) was binding on the bottom of where the flats are ground onto the pin. This was accentuated when the bars were fully tightened onto the rubber mounts bringing the whole lot down closer to the post mount for the pin.
But no real drama. Just needed to pay attention to the detail.

The 20 mm offset makes it a lot easier to tip into corners on the bitumen. It feels a whole lot sportier now!
Dirt report coming up after the OCR.....

Got the 908s on today........(this is serious, mum!)

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Old 07-15-2008, 03:27 AM   #97
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Must be the day for it! I just pulled my triple apart tonight too.. my bearings were totally shagged. Bearing shopping tomorrow. Yay!

One problem I did have though was I couldn't get one of the allen bolts out clamping the lower end of the left hand fork, so it stayed in. Bastard thing...
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Old 07-15-2008, 03:39 AM   #98
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G'day 1WD !

Those bolts (socket head cap screws) just love to grip the anodized alloy clamp. Gotta be patient here....

Apply CRC to the thread where possible and then get a steel punch that fits inside of the socket head (where the allen key fits). Gently tap this with a steel hammer to shock the threads and help the CRC to work its way in.
Let it sit for as long as you can be patient, tapping it occasionally as described.

Usually if left long enough it will be able to be undone. (overnight won't hurt)

I think the Emig specs for this are only 15 ft/lbs.

Be careful that the bolt doesn't strip some of the thread out on the way out.


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Old 07-15-2008, 03:54 AM   #99
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Cheers Tony - I'll head out to the shed now and give it a squirt and a tap. I tried some Tri-flow (sp). But to no avail.
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:02 AM   #100
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Must be the day for it! I just pulled my triple apart tonight too.. my bearings were totally shagged. Bearing shopping tomorrow. Yay!
You didn`t get much life out of those bearings 1WD.. How many ks has the bike done and what do you think caused the premature end??
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:29 AM   #101
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In all honesty I don't know what caused the premature end. I didn't install them, but the bike's done almost 24,000km and I'm almost certain that the Emig triple has been there almost since day dot. There wasn't any signs of water in there either.


The top one in the pic is the bottom one from the bike.
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Old 07-15-2008, 06:21 AM   #102
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.. All fitted up pretty well although I had to add a few spacers to get the steering lock to work..
Nev,

Next time you have access to the lock I would consider grinding it off of the frame. Next time my lock will be gone.
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Old 07-15-2008, 06:30 AM   #103
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Nev,

Next time you have access to the lock I would consider grinding it off of the frame. Next time my lock will be gone.
Why would you want to do that Knackers??

Isn`t the steering lock the only thing that would slow a thief down from walking away with it easily??
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Old 07-15-2008, 06:41 AM   #104
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Why would you want to do that Knackers??

Isn`t the steering lock the only thing that would slow a thief down from walking away with it easily??
Its only a lock, or a flange with holes in it. No more effective than a good quality chain and lock. And on long trips you sleep next to the bike or with it in your room.

Even when I put the ingnition barrel back in and loctited it it still managed to come lose after 16 months. The only thing with the potential to lock the steering with the barrel floating around was the "flange".
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Old 07-15-2008, 06:55 AM   #105
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Its only a lock, or a flange with holes in it. No more effective than a good quality chain and lock. And on long trips you sleep next to the bike or with it in your room.

Even when I put the ingnition barrel back in and loctited it it still managed to come lose after 16 months. The only thing with the potential to lock the steering with the barrel floating around was the "flange".
Yep, I can see how that could cause a few issues..

Must admit, I think I like the idea of added security with the lock in place and will just keep an eye on it.. Thanks for the tip though..
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