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Old 12-07-2008, 12:35 PM   #616
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[quote=John-610]Anyone else ever hear of Motoczysz? Just watched a 2 hour HD special on this really neat. [/quote

Now where's that Motoczysz Adventure bike? I know it's around here somewhere... ah crap , that's just my beat up old KTM.

I sure hope that Czysz makes it and goes on to produce other American two-wheel product (like affordable street and off-road bikes).

Saw the special back in April. Great viewing compared to the regular drivel that I get on DISH.
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:43 PM   #617
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Tire Changer

KTM640Dakar,

I spent a lot of time looking... And, I have not seen the blue tire changer before. Is it new?

I have both sets of rim clamps (the no-mar standard, barrel shaped, rim clamps and the ones shown on the blue changer). I think I like the ones shown on the blue no-mar better.

$350, w/S&H, is a better deal.
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Old 12-07-2008, 01:29 PM   #618
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KTM640Dakar,

I spent a lot of time looking... And, I have not seen the blue tire changer before. Is it new?

I have both sets of rim clamps (the no-mar standard, barrel shaped, rim clamps and the ones shown on the blue changer). I think I like the ones shown on the blue no-mar better.

$350, w/S&H, is a better deal.
http://www.cyclehilltirechanger.com/products/home

This website is the cycle hill website that is the same company as No Mar. They have a stand on Ebay that is $349. Cycle hill has an all complete package for $579 that includes the balancer. I think that No Mar is trying to compete with the Harbor freight chinese tire stands.

If you like the clamps that come on this stand better than the original barrel shaped ones then I think I will get it. I don't really care for the blue paint job that they paint it but it is cool how the cycle hill stand has a tire bead popper built into the main post. that will make it take up less space in my garage.
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:55 PM   #619
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Guys, sorry I missed out tonight. I didn't realize it was this weekend.

On the plus side... there's now another 950 adventure in the lower Michigan area..
Daniel, what the hell happened to smaller and lighter? Awesome bike..I can't wait to see it.


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Old 12-07-2008, 05:53 PM   #620
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I enjoyed everybody's company last night.

Too bad some of you couldn't make it, it would have been nice to see you.

Thank you for hosting, Todd !
Your welcome. It is always good to get together with everyone.

Hopefully we will be watching the 2009 Dakar soon.
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:53 PM   #621
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Daniel, what the hell happened to smaller and lighter? Awesome bike..I can't wait to see it.



Scott
It is smaller. And lighter. I'm moving in the right direction....


Hey shut up! It's got akra's.
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:28 PM   #622
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Your welcome. It is always good to get together with everyone.

Hopefully we will be watching the 2009 Dakar soon.
Yeah man thanks for hosting. Had a good time, those were some big pizzas, I know some onion rings that would go great with them.
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:31 PM   #623
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American Motorcyclist Association News Release

Dec. 5, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Pete terHorst
Phone: (877) 877-8969
E-mail: peter.terhorst@sympoint.com


AMA fights possible 100 percent tariffs on certain European motorcycles


PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) announced today that it has written to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative opposing a plan that could double the cost of some European motorcycles imported into the United States.


The plan being considered by U.S. trade officials would impose a 100 percent import duty on more than 100 European goods -- including two engine displacement categories of motorcycles, 51cc to 250cc, and 251cc to 500cc.


The federal measure is designed as retaliation to the 27-member European Union's continuing import ban on American beef treated with growth hormones. EU officials haven't lifted that 20-year-old ban, despite a World Trade Organization (WTO) order to end it.


If U.S. officials impose the retaliatory tariff, it would double the price of a host of under-500cc on- and off-highway machines from brands such as Aprilia, Beta, BMW, Fantic, Gas Gas, Husaberg, Husqvarna, KTM, Montesa, Piaggio, Scorpa, Sherco, TM and Vespa.


"There is no logical link between European motorcycles and the dispute over beef," said Ed Moreland, AMA vice president for government relations, in his comments submitted to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. "Imposing these stiff tariffs on motorcycles would do nothing to resolve the trade dispute, but would punish American buyers of European motorcycles."


The AMA's comments make a strong argument that motorcycles have no business being used as a lever in a dispute over beef.


"Trade disputes residing concretely within the boundaries of the agricultural industry should not be resolved with trade sanctions levied against non-agricultural products," Moreland said. "A 100 percent ad valorem, or higher, tariff on these motorcycles will cause serious and potentially irreversible harm to American small- and medium-sized business owners selling the vehicles. Additionally, citizens will be denied access to certain models of competition and recreation motorcycles that contribute to the lifestyle and well-being of millions of American families."


The United States wants to impose $116.8 million in import duties to equal the amount of money it claims the U.S. beef industry loses each year because of the ban. The WTO has agreed on that amount.


Interested parties have until Dec. 8 to comment on which European goods should be subject to the 100 percent tariff in the dispute. It is unknown when U.S. officials will make a final decision.
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:33 PM   #624
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Engine TypeSingle cylinder, 4-stroke
Displacement (cc)654
Bore x Stroke (mm)102 / 80
Compression ratio11.5:1
Max. torque69.5 Nm / 6000 rpm
Performanceapprox. 70 HP / 7500 rpm
StarterElectric starter
Transmission6 gears
CarburetorKeihin FCR 41
Control4V / OHC
LubricationPressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps
Primary ratio36:79
Final driveX-ring 5/8 x 1/4"
CoolingLiquid cooled
ClutchWet multi-disc clutch, operated hydraulically
IgnitionKokusan DC-GP 93-59
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FrameChromium molybdenum, power coated
HandlebarAluminium conified
Front suspensionWP-USD 52 MA
Rear suspensionWP-Monoshock
Suspension travel front/rear300 / 310 mm
Front brakesDisc brake 300 mm
Rear brakesDisc brake 220 mm
Front/rear rims1.6 x 21" / 2.5 x 18"
Front/rear tires90/90-21" / 140/90-18"
Transmission ratio16:44
Battery12V / 8Ah
Wheelbase151010 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded)320 mm
Seat height (unloaded)980 mm
Fuel capacityapprox. 36 liters
Weightapprox. 162 kg




I better order this soon before comrade O takes over.
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:56 PM   #625
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http://www.cyclehilltirechanger.com/products/home

This website is the cycle hill website that is the same company as No Mar. They have a stand on Ebay that is $349. Cycle hill has an all complete package for $579 that includes the balancer. I think that No Mar is trying to compete with the Harbor freight chinese tire stands.

If you like the clamps that come on this stand better than the original barrel shaped ones then I think I will get it. I don't really care for the blue paint job that they paint it but it is cool how the cycle hill stand has a tire bead popper built into the main post. that will make it take up less space in my garage.
Had I seen this changer this summer, I would have bought it insetead. I like those rim clamps better. But, It looks like the barrel rim clamps will also work with this changer if you later wanted to change them.

As for the balancer, I like the cone set from tachyonmotorsports. They have self locking (quick release) cones. Most of the base's are the same. And, fairly easy to make. But, In the end, they all work the same.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:03 PM   #626
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Had I seen this changer this summer, I would have bought it insetead. I like those rim clamps better. But, It looks like the barrel rim clamps will also work with this changer if you later wanted to change them.

As for the balancer, I like the cone set from tachyonmotorsports. They have self locking (quick release) cones. Most of the base's are the same. And, fairly easy to make. But, In the end, they all work the same.
Yes I saw one for $59 without the BMW GS cones.

I will check out tachyon. Also Pitposse has pretty reasonable stuff.

I can't wait for spring.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:29 PM   #627
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I better order this soon before comrade O takes over.
Low Fender?
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:09 PM   #628
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Low Fender?

shhhhhhhhhhhhh!

hIGH fENDER.......

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Old 12-08-2008, 07:31 AM   #629
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High fender;






Low fender;

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Old 12-08-2008, 08:43 AM   #630
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