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Old 03-05-2009, 05:43 PM   #6586
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I've got two I don't need. May have an almost new supertrapp exhaust and set of plastics also.
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:24 PM   #6587
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A great downloadable setup guide for both road and dirt bikes

Go to, http://www.teknikracing.com/ , take the teknical library link and there they are.
G'day Guys,

The tuner has ordered set of 0.52kg/mm springs. All the calculations lean to about 0.54kg/mm for a full off road application, so 0.52kg will be a better compromise I think.

Greg,
have you dealt with Teknik out near Penrith? I didn't even know they existed??

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Old 03-06-2009, 12:27 AM   #6588
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G'day Guys,

The tuner has ordered set of 0.52kg/mm springs. All the calculations lean to about 0.54kg/mm for a full off road application, so 0.52kg will be a better compromise I think.

Greg,
have you dealt with Teknik out near Penrith? I didn't even know they existed??

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Dan,

Nik at Teknik set up my USD's for the AT, excellent work
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:43 AM   #6589
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I've got two I don't need. May have an almost new supertrapp exhaust and set of plastics also.
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:50 AM   #6590
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Several folks have asked about details of the long version of our TransAlp Moab shock. Here is a photo of the one that we build for Clockwatcher (back home for a spring change):

http://motocd.com/Gallery/albums/Pro...nsAlp_Long.jpg

This shock is at what I feel is the practical limit of the long travel modification. It is 26mm longer than the stock shock and all of that length translates into travel (opposed to the spacer modification which only raises the bike up with out adding travel).

The 26mm additional travel adds more than 2" of height and travel to the rear of the bike. In this case, the shock was built to match the upgraded XR 600 forks on the bike.

We are optimizing the spring rates which are not the same as what we use on our standard TransAlp Moab shock (stock length and travel)

Very nice looking and made in my own backyard! Do you have one unmounted that I can come see? Thanks,
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:46 AM   #6591
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TA spotted..

Yesterday, at around 4:45 pm I spotted a TA coming out of Daytona on Intl. Speedway Blvd. The only TA spotted so far here. Does it belong to somebody here?
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:14 AM   #6592
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:16 PM   #6593
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Yesterday, at around 4:45 pm I spotted a TA coming out of Daytona on Intl. Speedway Blvd. The only TA spotted so far here. Does it belong to somebody here?

If it was a white one then it was me! I saw a a Moonstone one while I was there too.
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:20 PM   #6594
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Rick,

That thing is beautiful.......

I noticed how well it worked in CJ's landing from a jump on his video. It looks like you've maximized the rear travel - exactly what I had in mind.

What parameters do you require to order one? Rider weight, weight on rear wheel, etc??

Can you actually adjust preload with that tool when the shock is installed on the Transalp?

Also what is approximate cost? It would be nice to keep the dollars in the USA during these particular times rather than getting stuff elsewhere.

Also what do you think of this for a suspension set-up philosophy??

Given (a) that these bikes are not road racers since they have huge wheel travel and are usually running off-roadish rubber and that (b) we want them to function at their best off-road even if we only ride off road 20% of the time, the suspension should (c) be set up to function at it's best off-road and we (the rider) can (d) adapt to the suspension's behavior while riding on the pavement (since we're already doing that anyway).

It seems odd to me that suspension guys want to know how much time I'm off-road. I'm not pushing the suspension at all when I'm on pavement and I have the time (and the grip) to adjust corner entry speed and line to what the bike wants.

The best feeling bike I've ridden in a long time is when I got to ride Jonah Streets #25 Dakar bike after the '07 Dakar. It was amazing on bumps, soaking up anything under about 4 feet of air and I felt it would work very well on the pavement.

Hey Ladder..The shock in the photo is mine....Rick has done a fantastic job of taking what I think I am talking about and building me a shock from what he knows.
I can tell you that I am an "old " dirt rider..I like to have the first couple of inches kinda soft and then get progressive from there.
Now for how the shock works..the Moab TA shock combined with the xr600 forks Rick rebuilt with the racetech emulators has the TA handling as well as my KTM 640 Adv, The TA now tracks and will actually turn with precision of a new KTM....this has been the best money I have spent on the TA.
Jump in you wont regret it for a minute( Rick also has a standard length for unmodified TA's) .
Rick knows his suspension stuff , and is willing to give you what you need.
go for it!!!
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:01 PM   #6595
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HEATED GRIPS, WHO'S RUNNING?
I'd like to see pics of those who have hooked them up, so I can get some ideas. I'm a stickler for hiding wiring and making it look slick and encourage any posts if you'd like to share some of your knowledge and experience?

Which power lead did you tap into? How did you do it? Where did you put the resistor..etc.?
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:40 PM   #6596
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No kidding!

I'll be there tomorrow, but riding a KLR.

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If it was a white one then it was me! I saw a a Moonstone one while I was there too.
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Old 03-07-2009, 05:50 AM   #6597
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HEATED GRIPS, WHO'S RUNNING?
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Which power lead did you tap into? How did you do it? Where did you put the resistor..etc.?
I installed a aux fuse box with four fuses to run all accessories like heated grips, GPS , super loud horn, etc. The fuse box receives it's power directly from the battery through a relay that is power closed by a key on signal.

I run heated grips that do not use a resistor:

http://www.dual-star.com/index2/Ride...d_grip_kit.htm

They run a high/low heat system by changing the heated grid in the grip. The resistor is a waste of the limited power of the TA. Others have grips that use the resistor but wire them with out the resistor to save power. The dual star are relative inexpensive compared to others..........I have had mine for three years and they have been trouble free.

If you have alloy bars you should use the insulator on the left side to prevent the heat loose to the bar. Dual stars are right and left to compensate for the throttle tube but alloy just sucks too much heat out compared to steel bars. There are many other threads dealing with this issue.......not a big deal but if you do not use a shrink tube on the left others have complained of poor heat on the left.
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Old 03-07-2009, 06:18 AM   #6598
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Cooperate.....and no one gets hurt

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it's a pain in the butt to remove a pad from each just for a pic
OK....so lemme get this straight. We post a lot of photos on your request, offer advice, refer you to other links, provide template specs etc but you won't remove 4 brake pads for a photo ???? From what I've see to date, this would not have been above your skill level and would have taken, what, 10 minutes? (Probably as long as all those other photos).

I'm not sure I'm seeing much in the way of cooperation here.

Oh, I realize that you shot lots of caliper photos for Raves question but I really think that he wanted a direct comparison of the two disc pads (side-by-side) to compare area and possibly to see if the pads would be the same as another model of caliper.....whatever he wanted it for....it didn't happen.

I could understand if you were doing an engine rebuild, had just finished tightening the cylinder head bolts and someone asked for a photo of the new pistons.....this was a bit different.

Maybe I just woke up a bit surly this morning, but this has been bothering me for a few days now. I know, it's a little thing but it pretty much twisted my knickers.....and, yes, I feel better now.

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Old 03-07-2009, 10:43 AM   #6599
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Well, I wanted to see pad size differences, because I have to plan my bikes rebuild due to legalization issues- if XR's pads are significantly smaller than stock TA pads, TUV specialists may not allow me use XR's caliper...
I'm now for a while looking to buy XR400 (and it indeed looks same as this XR650R one) caliper just to compare, if somebody takes side by side pictures, it may save me few $$ and time...

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....he wanted a direct comparison of the two disc pads (side-by-side) to compare area and possibly to see if the pads would be the same as another model of caliper.....whatever he wanted it for....it didn't happen.
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:28 AM   #6600
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so how much are these shocks?
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