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Old 06-25-2006, 04:45 PM   #1
Wayne Weber OP
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my RallyTwin, with some new updates!

I've been really slow at getting my bike back together, since Wes and I decided to do several upgrades to our bikes, and I tend to get sidetracked on things like skiing and riding/working on the rest of the herd.

But here it is: (ta-daaa) (p.s. Hi Swon )



I put 4860 WP forks on it, instead of the old 4057's, and added a Motomaster brake, which is a 320mm rotor and 4 pot caliper. The hubs are stock KTM (LC4 cush drive rear, SX front), which I got custom powder coated to match the frame, and then Woody's Wheel Works built up the Superlaced wheels with Excel rims.



I really like the look of the new wheels, thanks Woody!!! and the brake is perfect. Stong but controllable. The orange anodizing matches the turnsignals.

On the dash, I decided to simplify and just have a Garmin 276c. No wires, cable drives, sensors, etc. I also designed an under-bar mount for the Scotts damper, which allows all 4 bar positions, and raises the bar to the right height for me. JuanG machined the mounts, thanks JuanG!

The brake cable is from a '03 KTM950 S, and works very well.

I have a Magura Hydro clutch on order from Dual Star, so the old cable will go bye-bye soon.




You can't see it, but behind the dirty stainless headers is a brand new Engine Dynamics 600 cc, 12.5:1 compression piston kit, and LTD454 cams.




I just got it together and rode it 50 miles. So far, it's definitely got more power, and I'm sorting out jetting. It also vibrates more, which is annoying, and has a lot of piston slap noise, it seems, also annoying. I'll see how the piston kit works after some time, the bike was pretty fast with the stock 500 motor too and really smooth. The header and intake design makes it a lot faster than a stock EX500. The kit should put it around 70ish HP at the crank after it's dialed in. Knocking may be a problem, I'm using octane boost while I'm breaking it in.

We used a FMF Q muffler, from a CRF450 or something, and I modified the intake to match up to our bike. That's our Jesse mounting system too, which is a more simple and stronger than Jesse's erector set design . I can just take the U-tube off if I'm riding w/o luggage.



and the custom Renazco Racing seat is on-the-way!

Someday I'll make the plastic less ugly, but it's hard for me to spend time on stuff that hits the ground.

It's a continual project, I have a list of updates for this winter already...

Next bike project: Fix the Waterbuffalo!!!!!!!
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Old 06-25-2006, 05:32 PM   #2
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Still the coolest bike I've seen on this site.
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Old 06-25-2006, 07:53 PM   #3
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I forgot to say I weighed the RallyTwin today.

ready to ride but without gas:

324lbs.

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Old 06-25-2006, 08:23 PM   #4
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You're going to turn a GT750 into a ADV bike?????

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Old 06-25-2006, 08:45 PM   #5
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You're going to turn a GT750 into a ADV bike?????

well, it does already have Metzeler Sahara 4's on it

and I have taken it on a short jeep road and scared the crappolla outa me

but, no, I just want to get it running to be a towny bike, something to ride by the harley bar and get looks, something to join the antique club rides on...
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Old 06-25-2006, 08:53 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Wayne Weber
well, it does already have Metzeler Sahara 4's on it

and I have taken it on a short jeep road and scared the crappolla outa me

but, no, I just want to get it running to be a towny bike, something to ride by the harley bar and get looks, something to join the antique club rides on...
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:10 PM   #7
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More photos are needed! Great bike, love the powder coated hubs!
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:23 AM   #8
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Now that's a good thread resurrection!

Wayne, if you are still active on the forum, have you thought about doing an update to the Rally twin to use the new 650 Kawi engine?

Cheers,
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:58 PM   #9
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what ever happened to the rally twin?
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Old 09-24-2014, 06:08 AM   #10
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They still live on....

I'm not sure about Wayne, but I have been dirtbiking with Wes for as long as I can remember. I know Wes still rides his and he still lurks around here from time to time.

They had a couple people show some interest in buying a couple but the 1000s and 1000s of hours required to manufacture the frames and everything else made it so the only way it would be worth all the hassles would be to charge 6x what a new KTM would cost so it wasn't worth it to them or the possible buyer.

I know Wes still rides his, I was out with him a few weeks ago:

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Old 10-16-2014, 10:46 PM   #11
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Next time you see one of they boys ask them what the Rally Twins weigh in at? I've always been curious.
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Old Yesterday, 01:58 PM   #12
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What is the blue bike here? VT500 engine?
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