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Old 05-12-2012, 09:49 AM   #3151
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I like your suggestions

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18" rear, and if you can't afford the rim or better/longer shock you could have HoH adjust the length of your fork to keep the bike level.
LoJack, thanks for the suggestion. I am looking for a better shock and then I will make the decision which route to go.

What I need to also be able to have is a working center stand for when I garage the bike.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:54 AM   #3152
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Make sure you check the frame alignment as well when bolting the front end together. That was quite a hit - I could potentially see the headset getting tweaked as well as the forks.
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:03 AM   #3153
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LoJack, thanks for the suggestion. I am looking for a better shock and then I will make the decision which route to go.

What I need to also be able to have is a working center stand for when I garage the bike.
With the longer shock the center stand does really work.

I have an 18 inch rear and it works great. You really need to use a 114 link chain with it though. Other wise the tire hits the plastic under the tank when bottomed out.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:03 PM   #3154
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What cable did you use? I got a Magura 312 im going to use and Touratech has a cable that is made for the BMW 650 to fit in the 312.
Had a local place build a new cable. $35.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:50 PM   #3155
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With the longer shock the center stand does really work.

I have an 18 inch rear and it works great. You really need to use a 114 link chain with it though. Other wise the tire hits the plastic under the tank when bottomed out.
Parx, thanks for that info. I will make sure to have a longer chain as well.
As for brake cable, I will need to order a longer one, how much longer should I order it?
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:12 PM   #3156
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Second times a charm

It would seem I made a mistake with my steering stem spacer hight. I got the bearings adjusted OK, but my billit tripple clamps would not snug down low enough to lock the adjustment nut in place. During a long very rocky ride the adjustment nut backed of and caused the front end to bang around for about 40 miles of rocky shitty jeep roads. Bearings looked ok though, one more spacer installed between the adjuster nut and the top clamp and boom I'm ready to try this again.
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:50 AM   #3157
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where can i get a set of used yz250f forks...??
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:40 AM   #3158
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where can i get a set of used yz250f forks...??
eBay.
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:53 PM   #3159
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:59 AM   #3160
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Alright, I apologize in advance for not keeping 100% up with the technical and hard facts in this thread, but I need some information and hope some of you can help without completely exhausting yourselves...

I'm pretty much content with my custom built Showa fork, but am looking for a sexcond set of wheels that I can lace with pure street tires and use for commuting. Buying a new front wheel from BMW for $2200 is not an option and finding a used BMW front wheel around these parts are near impossible since the only bike that's being parted has crash damage to the front.

So I sort of have a rear BMW wheel at hand and figured I could upgrade with a YZ fork just to fit YZ wheels. They are much easier to come by and I bet I could have everything sorted by the end of the weekend with just a few emails. Ofcourse it doesn't hurt that with the YZ front the bike looks like a young fresh tight sexy porn starlet as opposed to the drooping aging sad looking stock Showa's.

So the question really is what will fit. I know I've seen it summed up but, and I apologize once more, I haven't saved the information.
  • Years
  • Displacement
  • Bolt straight on or
  • Additional work or parts need

Thanks !

Right now I'm looking at the following YZ 125 (year not mentioned in the ad. Has Öhlins stickers on the fork):

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Old 06-02-2012, 09:52 AM   #3161
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Alright, I apologize in advance for not keeping 100% up with the technical and hard facts in this thread, but I need some information and hope some of you can help without completely exhausting yourselves...

I'm pretty much content with my custom built Showa fork, but am looking for a sexcond set of wheels that I can lace with pure street tires and use for commuting. Buying a new front wheel from BMW for $2200 is not an option and finding a used BMW front wheel around these parts are near impossible since the only bike that's being parted has crash damage to the front.

So I sort of have a rear BMW wheel at hand and figured I could upgrade with a YZ fork just to fit YZ wheels. They are much easier to come by and I bet I could have everything sorted by the end of the weekend with just a few emails. Ofcourse it doesn't hurt that with the YZ front the bike looks like a young fresh tight sexy porn starlet as opposed to the drooping aging sad looking stock Showa's.

So the question really is what will fit. I know I've seen it summed up but, and I apologize once more, I haven't saved the information.
  • Years
  • Displacement
  • Bolt straight on or
  • Additional work or parts need

Thanks !

Right now I'm looking at the following YZ 125 (year not mentioned in the ad. Has Öhlins stickers on the fork):

yea yz wheels are a dime a dozen, on my dakar i have the yz426 forks and bought a front wheel assy off a yz 250, i forgot what year but a lot of the wheels fit. i only paid like 60 bucks for the complete front wheel with rotor and a nice tire ready to bolt on. i think i checked bike bandit for part numbers on front bearings to see which ones would work.i think i remember something like 1997 on up should work but check to be sure.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:54 AM   #3162
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The front end on that bike will work fine and will require no extra spacer on the stem.


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Alright, I apologize in advance for not keeping 100% up with the technical and hard facts in this thread, but I need some information and hope some of you can help without completely exhausting yourselves...

I'm pretty much content with my custom built Showa fork, but am looking for a sexcond set of wheels that I can lace with pure street tires and use for commuting. Buying a new front wheel from BMW for $2200 is not an option and finding a used BMW front wheel around these parts are near impossible since the only bike that's being parted has crash damage to the front.

So I sort of have a rear BMW wheel at hand and figured I could upgrade with a YZ fork just to fit YZ wheels. They are much easier to come by and I bet I could have everything sorted by the end of the weekend with just a few emails. Ofcourse it doesn't hurt that with the YZ front the bike looks like a young fresh tight sexy porn starlet as opposed to the drooping aging sad looking stock Showa's.

So the question really is what will fit. I know I've seen it summed up but, and I apologize once more, I haven't saved the information.
  • Years
  • Displacement
  • Bolt straight on or
  • Additional work or parts need

Thanks !

Right now I'm looking at the following YZ 125 (year not mentioned in the ad. Has Öhlins stickers on the fork):

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Old 06-05-2012, 10:05 AM   #3163
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In 2002/2003 Pan Racing (seems like they went out of business) manufactured a kit consisting of:
The complete conversion kit Euro 2822.40
The 11-liter tank of Euro 516.00 (from the Oryx Kit)
The first 21-inch and 18 inch rear wheels, the spokes of their Euro 386.40
The light rear frame Euro 480.00 (from the Oryx Kit)
The plastic covers, Euro 180.00
RK chain kits for Euro 252.00
The hand-made titanium exhaust Euro 504.00 (probably from the Oryx Kit)
Seat custom made by Tecnosel Euro 480.00

these were made for the Trofeo F650 GS Dakar 2002/2003 held by BMW Italia, according to BMW Italia 19 people took part in the Trofeo (trophy), all of them had to use the kit for the rear.

So...some may remember that I have been posting about that Kit as I was about to buy a GS equipped with a WP Suspension and that very Kit before I bought the Oryx.

Well, although I do now have the Oryx, I recently found such a Kit and bought it. It arrived here today and I feel like giving a few more details about it.

I received:

The 11-liter tank of Euro 516.00
The light rear frame Euro 480.00
The plastic covers, Euro 180.00
The hand-made titanium exhaust Euro 504.00
Seat custom made by Tecnosel Euro 480.00
and some small extras




I have no idea who made the Titanium exhaust, but it is definetely not the one Touratech sold with their Rally conversion. It weighs around 8 to 9 pounds, I would guess.

The tank and the Rear Frame are made by Touratech though, but the Frame is not, as I always thought, the Aluminium frame from the Oryx Kit, but the one from the Rally conversion Kit.
You're wondering about the differences?
Easy, first of all they are nearly the same, but the Oryx one is made from aluminium, the Rally one is steel, other than that some mounts are missing/ the rear is a little different.
More on that topic later.

As for the fairing, I am not aware who made this as well, I only know that it basically is a KTM rear fairing, but probably not made by KTM. There may be minor differences, I dont have a KTM to compare it to. It says "made in italy" though and they aren't painted black, but it's actually black plastic.




As my rear Oryx fairing needs to be fixed, I tested whether this "Trofeo" fairing mates together with the front Oryx fairing. It seems to fit, so I am planning to replace the Aluminium rear frame with the steel rear frame, which will allow me using both fairings AND carrying some luggage, too.

I will address that this weekend and will take pics of the Alloy frame compared to the steel frame by then. I might even start a conversion thread, but idk, yet. This will A. Give me the chance to fix my rear fairing without having to hurry and B. it will let me carry more lugagge and will be thougher anyways
Note: I dont mind the extra 6 or 8 pounds.
I am not going to use the exhaust though, as I suppose it will be everything but street legal in germany :/




Sorry for the long post, address your complaints to redbastard
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:11 AM   #3164
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:50 AM   #3165
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Alright, I apologize in advance for not keeping 100% up with the technical and hard facts in this thread, but I need some information and hope some of you can help without completely exhausting yourselves...

I'm pretty much content with my custom built Showa fork, but am looking for a sexcond set of wheels that I can lace with pure street tires and use for commuting. Buying a new front wheel from BMW for $2200 is not an option and finding a used BMW front wheel around these parts are near impossible since the only bike that's being parted has crash damage to the front.

So I sort of have a rear BMW wheel at hand and figured I could upgrade with a YZ fork just to fit YZ wheels. They are much easier to come by and I bet I could have everything sorted by the end of the weekend with just a few emails. Ofcourse it doesn't hurt that with the YZ front the bike looks like a young fresh tight sexy porn starlet as opposed to the drooping aging sad looking stock Showa's.

So the question really is what will fit. I know I've seen it summed up but, and I apologize once more, I haven't saved the information.
  • Years
  • Displacement
  • Bolt straight on or
  • Additional work or parts need

Thanks !

Right now I'm looking at the following YZ 125 (year not mentioned in the ad. Has Öhlins stickers on the fork):
I just received back last week from House of Horsepower my YZ 125 forks completely re-valved etc and ready to be installed! I ended up purchasing a kit to accomodate the BMW wheels with ABS on that fork. Once I will start getting more adventurous I will most probably find a set of BMW hubs and have Woody build up a 19 rear and a 21 front unless I can get a 21 from a Dakar. Good luck with your conversion.
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